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The Last Chick-Fil-A Post Today, Honest: The Abbey, Hamburger Mary, Starbucks & KFC Support Equality

John Goodman plays the late, great Colonel Sanders in this Funny or Die parody suggesting KFC is a better option for gay poultry lovers.

Though it’s just a bit, restaurants from coast to coast have been stepping up to remind the eating public they have other options besides Chick-fil-A. Yesterday we told you about Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen in New York, which is donating 10% of the sales from its chicken sandwich toward marriage equality.

Queer burger palace Hamburger Mary’s, which has 12 locations nationwide, is also putting equality on the menu: The restaurant chain has whipped up a Southern-style chicken sandwich—hold the bigotry.

Unlike the assembly-line sammy you’ll get at CFA, this version is made-to-order: A fresh chicken breast is coated in flour and an assortment of spices, and then deep-fried before being served with herb mayo and dill pickles.  For dessert? A portion of profits will support pro-LGBT measures.

“Mary’s is adding her voice to the increasing number of campaigns to counter Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s controversial public stance against marriage equality by offering a Southern-style chicken sandwich while advocating diversity,”  says franchise owner Ashley Wright. “[We're for] open-minded people, a place where everyone is welcome and diversity is celebrated,”

Meanwhile, L.A. watering hole The Abbey is offering a “Chick-fil-Gay” sandwich (right) through November, with all net profits going to the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is challenging Prop 8 in the courts. And they’re not selfish—LAist reports the owners are happy to share the recipe with any business looking to support marriage equality.

Lastly, if you’re all chickened out (and we’re getting close), you can do your part for the cause just by getting your caffeine fix. EquallyWed.com is launching a “National Starbucks Appreciation Day” on August 7, to let the coffee chain know how much we appreciate their pro-equality stance. Make ours a venti!

Photo: The Abbey

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Aug 2, 2012
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  • 20 Comments
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      It’s impossible not to love Goodman; you just instinctively knew he’s a guy with his heart in the right place. It still burns me to this day the Academy never gave him the comedy Best Actor award. He was one of the best and most realistic sitcom dads ever!

      Aug 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Joe
      Joe Joe

      Yeah i bet it will be your last post considering the unequivocal support that came out for CFA..this wasn’t just about “Gay Marriage” this was about the 1st amendment and tolerance..yes tolerance..people are entitled to their opinion about what constitutes a marriage and you keep throwing around the word “equality” then where are you on polygamy or cousins or other adult relatives(including step-siblings which in some states marriage is not allowed)

      Here is food for thought…

      if you and your ‘partner’ were not having sex, you’d be just considered good friends, no different from two people sharing a residence for financial reasons. So that being the case and the fact that your brand of sex cannot result in having children, can you please explain to me why it is that people should be granted special privileges,benefits and rights solely on the type of sex they are having?

      Aug 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallent
      Tallent

      @Joe Joe: huh? Ppl over 70 can’t have kids either? THINK OF THE WIDOWS/WIDOWERS YOU ASS! not to mention the nearly 10% of the population who are infertile

      Aug 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LandStander
      LandStander

      @Joe Joe: “if you and your ‘partner’ were not having sex, you’d be just considered good friends”

      Couples that do not have sex are not romantically in love? Even if I buy that, the exact same thing could then be said of straight couples…

      “can you please explain to me why it is that people should be granted special privileges,benefits and rights”

      -Special- rights? Who is asking for special rights? We are asking for the ability to marry. We are not asking for anything more then what you have.

      It is as if you do not understand that there are people who are attracted to people of the same gender, just like there are left handed people, and blue eyed people. You use your left hand, I use my right hand. You are turned on by girls, I am turned on by boys. You like chocolate, I like vanilla, blah blah blah.

      Aug 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson
      Ron Jackson

      Joe Joe = troll troll
      Poor thing has so much to learn.

      Aug 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LandStander
      LandStander

      Darn I forgot the first rule of internet-ing. Do Not Feed The Trolls!

      Aug 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallent
      Tallent

      @LandStander: This is true but I couldn’t resist. So bored here watching sex and the city

      Aug 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      @Joe Joe: Actually cousins have been getting married in America for quite a while. Maybe you should save your tizzies for that.

      Aug 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @Joe Joe: First amendment?!?! Then why have the employees of CF been stripped of THEIR First Amendment rights??? They are NOT allowed to speak out. If you right wingers were so into keeping marriage so holy, then why do you support so many ADULTERERS???:

      Republicans sure love their adulterers:
      GINGRICH, LIMBAUGH, VITTER, MC CAIN, CRAIG, PALLADINO, GIULIANI, BARR, ENSIGN, TRUMP, LEE, SCHWARZENEGGER
      And all why espousing FAMILY VALUES and attempting to legislate the morals of others!!!

      You and your ilk are full of SHIT.

      Aug 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      @Joe Joe:

      So only sex makes up a relationship to you? I feel truely sorry for you that you do not have any true love in your life.

      Aug 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      @Joe Joe: There’s a lot of these trolls around the internet posting hateful comments to equality supporters. CFA was accused of a recent twitter feed doing just what this guy is doing…even going as far as buying an avatar.

      Hmm, the mind wonders…

      Aug 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Joe
      Joe Joe [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Ron Jackson:
      I’d rather be called a troll then a gay..bouyah!! but seriously if that’s the best you can do is call me a troll then you have no right to expect anyone to care or respect what you want.

      Aug 3, 2012 at 12:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @Joe Joe: “I’d rather be called a troll then a gay..bouyah!!”

      LOL. Your rhetoric is pitiful. That just proves how much of an imbecile you are. What’s the matter, you couldn’t respond to the other comments against you so you picked the easiest to try and refute? Oh, and seriously? “Bouyah?” Like I said in a previous post. Perhaps you should go to college to better defend your idiocy.

      “but seriously if that’s the best you can do is call me a troll then you have no right to expect anyone to care or respect what you want.”

      I can’t blame you if that’s the only response you understood out of all the responses given to you. You can’t even construct a proper sentence.

      “Here is food for thought…”

      From you? LOL. I think I should go on a diet then.

      “if you and your ‘partner’ were not having sex, you’d be just considered good friends, no different from two people sharing a residence for financial reasons.”

      Friends who are not protected by the law especially in cases involving property, inheritance, etc… imbecile.

      “So that being the case and the fact that your brand of sex cannot result in having children, can you please explain to me why it is that people should be granted special privileges,benefits and rights solely on the type of sex they are having?”

      Let me give you a SIMPLE example since you are so small minded: if an unfortunate accident happens to a gay man which leads him to the hospital and family members have abandoned him because they have a provincial mentality like yours, who will be there for him but his partner? Unfortunately, that partner will not be allowed to have the same hospital privileges family members and spouses will be given because they are not married.

      That is but one of the many examples I’m sure you wouldn’t be able to fathom because you’re an idiot.

      Again. Go to college. Your simple-mindedness is just too unfortunate.

      Aug 3, 2012 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @Joe Joe: Oh, and no. I don’t think that I should accuse you of being a mere PR man for Chick-Fil-A. I’m sure that the company can hire someone who is a lot less moronic.

      Aug 3, 2012 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      Jo Jo is doing what trolls do – getting us riled up into a frenzy, thus making us respond.

      Don’t feed the trolls.

      Aug 3, 2012 at 1:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      After eating fried chicken, Joe decided to surf for gay websites. At first he was standoffish, but continued trolling them because he was hungry for their attention. Little did he realize that chemicals in the chicken were exciting his dopamine levels, causing seratonin syndrome associated with hypersexuality. Joe felt good about this.

      Aug 3, 2012 at 2:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      @Kev C: Yet you keep feeding him…

      Aug 3, 2012 at 3:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geno
      Geno

      I’m gay and jealous not because I can’t get married but jealous because there. isn’t a CHICK-FIL-A here where I live [ in ..CA. northern. CA.

      Aug 3, 2012 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew
      Drew

      John Goodman sucks as an actor, who would take him seriously at all?

      Aug 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stakon1
      Stakon1

      I hope more Chik Fil A employees die of heart attacks like their PR dude. Karma is beautiful. Dont mess with us gays, cuz as you see, we’ll fight back and fight back hard.

      Aug 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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