So there was this chicken chain…

… that doesn't need any more publicity negative or positive. But it seems unusual to me that the battle for/against lgbt rights be fought partly in choosing to frequent a particular fast-food joint. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I haven't eaten at this chain before (although I will say that it has been YEARS — which is partially due to my not living anywhere near one, my being Canadian and all), and sure their chicken is rather tasty as far as I can remember, but I don't think we should differentiate this battle or outcry or response from any other boycott, statement or otherwise for or against an organization or business just because the food happens to taste good.

Many blogs have been written on this matter, many dollars have been spent, many voices have been heard, but the underlying message I'm reading in all this is that even in this day and age, we have a long way to go in North America (because I'm not deluded enough to think that Canada is exempt from such behaviours, etc. — I see it all the time) toward making the world a better place, inside and outside of bedrooms, restaurants and otherwise.

And more often than I'd like to think, people break the positive illusions I have about them. Now to step off my soapbox so to speak and go on with my merry day.