July 11th, 2013

Pride flag

Evil has moved into my hometown.

There will be a lack of links in this post, as I don't want to pinpoint where I live.

Alternate title for this post: Be careful what you wish for.

I was driving through the town I live in, looking for somewhere to have lunch. A new building was going up, and I said to myself "I hope it's somewhere interesting to eat". Then I spotted the "Chick-Fil-A Coming Soon!" sign.

Chick-Fil-A. Here. How can that be? An actively homophobic company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As soon as I got home, I started doing some research. Turns out they tried to open a store one town over, and the residents blocked them (through zoning laws, unfortunately not because it's a company of hate). Unfortunately my town had had hearings on them moving in, but I've never seen a hearing announcement for anything (they're not exactly something I ever seek out or usually care about), so I had no idea.

I wish I could hope that the people here just won't patronize that business, but the place has a great location in a town that has 30+ minute lines for even just fast food at lunchtime.

I'm going to have to see that place every time I drive anywhere. Every time I go to work. Every time I go to swim. Multiple times a day. I don't know how I'm going to resist throwing rocks at the window or something.

Go away anti-equality, pro-hatred people, and take your chicken sandwiches with you.