By Benjamin Gaul:
What was billed by the LBGTQ (Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay, Transgendered, Queer) community as potentially the “greatest protest since Occupy Wall Street,” fizzled-out into nothing, almost before it started.
In gay chat-rooms and bulletin boards all across the Internet, thousands of gay men and lesbians said they’d lock lips while scantily clad, in a coast-to-coast red-hot make-out session. What happened to all that?
They were going to blast the supposedly “anti-gay-marriage” comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. While being interviewed by an online Baptist journal, Cathy said that his company was “Very much supportive of the family – the Biblical family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family led-business and we are still married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
That statement seems far more condemning of multiple marriages, than anything remotely to do with homosexuality or “gay” marriage. By the same token, if much of your personal self-worth is based on your ability to generate personal affront and righteous indignation for public consumption, that kind of statement could easily be twisted to suit those needs. And so they were.
Sadly for the LBGTQ community, tumbleweeds could have rolled through most Chick-fil-A restaurants yesterday, as a symbol for their lack of stamina or commitment for the national “gay-kissing” campaign.
From New York to Los Angeles, protests drew yawns, occasional vandalism by the Gay right’s community and a smattering of vulgar T-shirts, but almost nothing in the way of smooching.
Even in Atlanta, the home of Chick-fil-A, only two dozen kissers showed up. And there was a similar lack of necking in Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
So much for the kiss-fest protest. It didn’t even draw New York’s “Lesbian-in-Chief” Christine Quinn, who wants to boot Chick-fil-A from the city.
One particular guy who was very disappointed by the lesbian smooch-in fiasco, was New York native Curtis Sliwa. The radio talker and Guardian Angel has been urging people to come out and eat at Chick-fil-A that Friday.
“I was here to realize every male fantasy — watching lesbians kiss,” Curtis said in an interview. “Now I get to buy a spicy chicken sandwich and waffle fries.”
So the day wasn’t a TOTAL loss.
Chick-fil-A has yet to release their total corporate numbers from Wednesday’s “Support Chick-fil-A Day” record breaking sales. Perhaps the Cathy family should find the leading “protest instigators” for the LBGTQ community, and send them a Fruit Basket.