Having been a vegetarian for over forty years, and being familiar with how many (most?) Buddhists and Hindus consider killing animals for food to be sinfully bad karma, I'm struck by the bizarreness of Christian Mike Huckabee saying that the godly thing to do on August 1 is head to Chick-fil-A, a fast food chain, and eat a bunch of chicken.
“The goal is simple,” he announced this week, calling on Americans to help those who honor “the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.”
As of lunchtime Tuesday, Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day already had 100,000 RSVPs. If each of those people buys the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich meal (1,080 calories) and tops that off with a brownie sundae (590 calories), the weight gain associated with Huckabee’s effort could be about 50,000 pounds.
Well done, governor. An obese nation thanks you.
The president of Chick-fil-A has announced that he and his restaurant chain are opposed to homosexuals and gay marriage, so this has led to protests. Huckabee wants the Christian faithful to counter-protest and show their love for God by buying Chick-fil-A chicken.
Just what Jesus would want, I'm sure.
Isn't it Christian to support the raising of chickens in factory farms under horrible conditions? And isn't it Christian to hate people with a sexual orientation different from yours, denying them rights everybody else has?.
This is why I'm proudly not Christian. I'm too moral to be religious.