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Do you support businesses such as Chick-Fil-A, which are anti- LGBT and promote the Christian faith ? I have friends that abhor the anti-LGBT stance but still go and purchase meals at Chick-Fil-A. I will never purchase anything from this or similar businesses, how about you ?

OnaM 6 Feb 13

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I would never buy Chick-Fil-A. I also don’t buy from Carl’s Jr., Carl Karcher used to give money to antiabortionists. I don’t know if his heirs continue the “tradition” but I rather get my cholesterol from somewhere else. In any case, it is so ridiculous when people that otherwise seem intelligent and progressive show up at work with their Chick whatever bags. I tell them they are eating prejudiced chicken. They just laugh. They know, but they don’t get it.


I don't do business with Chic-fil-et, or hobby lobby at all. I haven't been in a walmart for 20 some years. I wouldn't buy a Pappa johns pizza if that was the only pizza available on the planet. I will never support bible thumpers, who oppress their employ

I never thought chic-fil-et sandwiches were all that anyway. Way overpriced too.


I tried boycotting Chick-Fil-A. But, my hunger and desire for a semi-healthy quick meal won the battle. Their employees really are hand over fist more pleasant that most other quick meal places.

I also wouldn't go into a Hobby Lobby for the longest time. Until I went with a friend who needed to stop. I noticed the selection and prices, so when it came time to completely decorate the house [from scratch] for Christmas in 2016, it was the easiest and least expensive.

I would also like to boycott the Koch brothers and their myriad products -- but Kleenex is the only tissue I like.

I tried boycotting Walmart -- I was successful in Seattle - especially when I was an avid couponer. In Louisiana, not so much. The other stores, which I DO like, were either too far away [where I lived prior to November] or just don't carry the variety, have room for the stock, or the prices.

I think about their values and my values all the time. The moral of the story is that I suck at boycotts and standing my ground.

@OnaM Thanks, Ona!

When I am facing the choice of buying or not from those places, all I have to do is remember how sick in my stomach I feel when I hear about refusing service to our LGBT sisters and brothers, or how poor women in red states don’t have access to the women services they need, and the miriad of other petty things Christian extremists do, and I can easily flip the finger, so to speak, to those nasty businesses.

Having lived in Louisiana, I remember when the DeRidder/Leesville area got the first Walmart and how excited we were. That was 34 years ago. I now live in an area where there is lots of choice. We recently got several Chick Fil A's. I went in one just to see how it had changed. Maybe because it was new, service was not good. As there are literally hundreds of other fast food places in town I will skip Chick Fil A. can get healthy at Panera or Chipotle. I don't decorate for any holiday, so that isn't an issue. If I did I'd go to Jo Ann's and/or Michael s. I don't ever go to Walmart, I have Target closer and Costco that is convenient. Each of us has to make the decision whether to support a retailer or not, and we have to live with the decision.

@HippieChick58 Yep, I will undoubtedly mentally flog myself incessantly until my very last days on earth.

Not really. I've got much bigger fish to fry in my life than to beat myself up for not being a good boycotter.

once a business establishment has treated me with disrespect, I do not spend my money there. Vote with your wallet, I say.


Yep. I definitely boycott. My kids think they will die without Papa John's pizza. (;

Zster Level 8 Feb 14, 2018

Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, Dunkin Donuts, Outback Steakhouse, CiCi's Pizza, wal-mart.... that's my list of no-goes so far....


Nope, don't go to Chick-Fil-A or Hobby Lobby either. Hobby Lobby made too much of a thing of not wanting to pay for birth control. My employer should NOT be making health care decisions for me.

I also don't buy at Hobby Lobby, for the same reason. And the sappy religious music they play really makes me want to gag!

@humanist67 yes!


I try not to but sometimes its unavoidable. Chick-fil-a and Hobby Lobby are easy to avoid because they don't sell anything worth buying. Those horrid Koch brothers OTOH appear to own companies that produce more than half the available goods in my area.


Hobby lobby another one

dc65 Level 7 Feb 14, 2018

The only meat I eat is fish, so I wouldn't eat there anyway.
But I don't begrudge people who support gay rights eating there anyway..junk food cravings can be strong.

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