City Paper is not for tourists
Sally Quinn, at it again! The Washington Post religion columnist and hostess extraordinaire has a scheme for gay-rights supporters feeling grouchy about Mike Huckabee‘s National Chick-fil-A Day, organized in support of the Christian-values-oriented fast-food chain.
Instead of protesting Chick-fil-A, gay people should take low-paying jobs at the company, buy its sandwiches, and infiltrate:
Gays and lesbians could start applying for jobs at Chick-fil-A. Get in there. Become managers, take over the places. Gays could begin patronizing Chick-fil-As and I don’t mean carry out. Make the restaurants the gay hangouts of the community. Gay partners and Married gays could begin taking their children there. They could start having birthday parties for their kids. They could have Gay pride events there. (They have an events manager – just call) They could even have gay weddings there.
Of course! The married gays will hang out at the gay Chick-fil-A along with the (gay?) events manager. Quinn anticipates the objection that people who support gay marriage might not want to patronize Chick-fil-A. “The more business they have the more money they can continue to contribute to anti Gay marriage causes,” she writes.
But then that’s it! Quinn ends the piece with Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy saying he doesn’t like gay marriage. She doesn’t explain how rearranging your entire life around Chick-fil-A will do anything.
Conservatives are unnerved by Quinn’s call for infiltration because it confirms all that they suspected of gay people and their Georgetown-salon fellow travelers. But they should relax, because her plan does not make any sense.