The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jesus Wept

   The American Family Association, a Conservative Christian group, evidently believes that the best way to glorify Jesus is to fill your arteries with suet the week after the festival of the resurrection, which is ironically, a moveable feast.

     The so-called "buycott" is in response to an "attack by homosexual activists against the Christian-owned Chick-fil-A company," the group said. They were also pleased that the chain plays "Christian music" in their stores and closes on Sunday.

    Chick-fil-A's corporate purpose states that the business exists to "glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us" and "have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."

     According to an investigation by the progressive blog EqualityMatters, the restaurant chain's charitable division has provided more than $1.1 million to anti-LGBT organizations, including the Alliance Defense Fund and Family Research Council. Because of the fast food chain's donations, students at Indiana University South Bend have pushed to have Chick-fil-A products removed from their campus. In addition, LGBT groups have initiated boycottsagainst the fast food chain.

    The president of Chick-fil-A has insisted that the company is not anti-gay, but is merely operating a business according to Biblical principles and supporting healthy families.

               ("Healthy Families" support product pictured above)

       Be seeing you.

      Addendum: Because the ad service does not understand snark, but uses key words to choose ads,  the sidebar on this post features things like "Christian Bankruptcy Attorney" and "Christian Film Mission". To be clear, I have no quarrel with Christianity when practiced with compassion. 


  1. I don't eat a lot of fried chicken these days, but thanks for the heads up. I hope your Beltaine will be a merry one.

  2. May the Lard be with you?

    Equal Opportunity punster; blasphemy's just a side-effect, like dizziness or uncontrollable urges to do bodily harm to punsters.