Visit Chick-fil-A this Friday and Strike a Victory for Gay Rights

By: Joe Thompson

How can that be?

Chick-fil-A is known for donating to numerous anti-LGBTcauses. Indeed, noted this month that the fast-food chain gave nearly $2 million to such groups in 2010. According to writer Michelle Garcia, "WinShape, Chick-Fil-A's official charitable arm, has donated $1.9 million to Exodus International, the National Christian Foundation, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Family Research Council, the Marriage and Family Foundation, and the Georgia Family Council."

Now there's a way that you can take a little of that money back, and indulge your hankering for the company's signature chicken sandwich in the process.

Lifestyle website reports that on July 13th the chain is celebrating Cow Appreciation Day, and you have two options for getting the goods. One way is to put on a cow costume, and the chain will give you "a free entree, side and beverage to anyone sporting full cow duds. Or, if you’re feeling a little cow-ardly (get it?), you can wear only an accessory- like a cow tail or fuzzy ears- and get a free entree."

So let's do the math. Say you dress up in the full costume and get the basic order:

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich - $3.29
Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries - $1.89
Large soda - $1.89
TOTAL: $7.69

On the surface that might not seem like a ton of money. But we just did the basic order; you'll need to order the most expensive item and with all the add-ons, like lettuce, tomato-- everything! Then, after you get your order, you'll go into the parking lot, let your friend get into the costume, and he does the same thing. After your friend leaves, he will drive down the block and give the costume to your lesbian friend. She will get in her car, go through the drive through, and order other items. Please order different selections with each round so as to throw off the polite staff.

Meanwhile, since gays have a knack for arts and crafts, the ones who don't want to don a full costume can create cow accessories to wear into the restaurant for a free $3.29 sandwich. It could even be planned as a party and make a whole night of it.

The point is that whether you're getting or spending $3.29 - $7.69, that adds up. Normally it's you buying something yummy that ends up hurting the gay community. However, in this case, if you can get even a couple of your friends and allies to join in, you could end up getting something yummy that hurts our enemies just a little bit.

To see how you can get free stuff from gay-ally Starbucks, as well as 7-11 and Dippin’ Dots, visit

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