COUGAR TOWN’s Busy Philipps: Gaying It Forward

Busy Philipps

We try to stay away from fast food, but my daughter loves Chick-fil-A. One day she overheard me talking to my mother about the whole antigay debacle. Days later, my husband was with her in the car — she was almost 4 at the time — and she said, ‘Daddy, we can’t eat Chick-fil-A anymore. The guy who owns it is so weird. He thinks a guy can’t marry a guy and a girl can’t marry a girl. But we know better!’ She doesn’t get that she’s making a statement. She just thinks the Chick-fil-A man is confused or crazy.”

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