Third Rail Media was at the demonstration at the Hollywood Chick-Fil-A on Sunset and Highland Boulevard. We were surprised to see milquetoast icon Pat Boone among those supporting the bigoted chain. Not that we didn’t think he was a right-winger—we just didn’t know he was still alive!
Boone, 78, gave conflicting statements, saying both that “some of my very best friends have been and are gay”—never a good opening line—and “I think marriage was something instituted by God.”
The “Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango” singer was joined by the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, who opined that “homosexual got involved with the civil rights movement because they wanted to use black people for their own personal gain—They didn’t care about black people. [they were] just taking advantage of them at the time.”
Using people’s spiritual needs to advance your own agenda? Sounds right up your alley, Padre.