This week has been ridiculously groundbreaking and historic.
My man James Gandolfini, Tony Soprano from New Jersey, was laid to rest (RIP and Respect)
The Trayvon Martin case has started in Florida, and though I can’t watch it at work my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Paula Deen has slathered herself in buttery bigotry. And that nut ass interview she did with Matt Lauer where she chose to end with ‘I Is What I Is’ was feeling a little Tom and Jerry Coon Show to me.
The Voting Rights Act has been amended, throwing Congress into disarray with many politicians straddling both sides of the decision. Though I’m sure there has to be an exceptionally non-biased reason as to why these preventative measures have been allowed. (don’t make me go there please)
ANNNNND……DOMA is OUTTA HE’YAH!
I’m glad too. It means that I can get married as many times as I want just like my heterosexual counterparts.
Me marrying Laz Alonso and then leaving him for Lance Gross, then leaving him for TJ Holmes (who I would never leave) is just as valid as J. Lo’s million and six marriages. Who gives a fuck? Marriage is only important if it’s something that has always been important to you. I know people who are married and love it. I know people who are transitioning between their first and second marriages. I know people who are on their third marriage. Hell, I know people who got married once, got divorced and said ‘Nope! Ain’t doin’ that shit no more’.
The lesson here is that people shouldn’t concern themselves with the lives and loves of everyone else. Because:
1) It’s none of your fuckin’ business
2) It’s none of your fuckin’ business
There may be a third thing as well, but it’s probably just a rehashing of the first two 😉
And, as you know, like the saying goes; Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.
Well this week’s asshole is Dan Cathy, the President of Chick-fil-A Restaurants. If you don’t remember, Chick-fil-A has made their distaste for the abnormal gay lifestyle known for a while. The gays even boycotted Chick-fil-A and some still do.
Not ex-gay Antoine Dodson though. (please, there’s not enough words in life for me to write about that Drag Queen Buckwheat) He famously made a video about his lack of empathy towards the controversy while sucking on a straw from a Chick-fil-A cup. Yes Antoine, keep sucking down those sodas. It will wash away the salt from all that protein….in the chicken.
Back to Dan Cathy. After the DOMA ruling he took to Twitter like most passive aggressive people of note and typed this:
Of course, unlike our founding fathers who stood by what they believed in (slavery included), he took the tweet down and went into damage control mode as to not piss the gays off even further.
NEWSFLASH! Just like Black People, The Gays got brass knuckles in pocket ready to whoop ass when some discrimination pops up. Immediately, if you took to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or wherever social networking lives there were tons of ‘Fuck Chick-fil-A!’ messages from everyone. Not just the gays. EVERYONE.
How dare Dan Cathy try to play Stunt Queen of Mean and remind us that, even though this day wasn’t supposed to be about discrimination, it still will be about discrimination. And others followed suit. There was a picture of a straight married couple’s hands circulating Facebook with the caption ‘Like this pic if you think marriage should be between a man and a woman’. I clicked on that picture to see what kind of comments people left and was surprised by the responses from gay marriage supporters who opposed the blatant attempt at striking down a moment that gays have worked for so arduously. But once again, I must go back to the “opinions are like assholes” quote because it’s accurate. Everyone has something to say.
Now the Chick-fil-A boycott is back on because of Cathy’s statement. People are up in arms. ‘We not eating at Chick-fil-A no more!’
OK. That’s cool.
However, if you’re not going to eat there then make sure you do your homework about other places that may not support same-sex equality issues. Because you can’t just disregard one place like Chick-fil-A and then go buy a t-shirt from Urban Outfitters. What you will find when you do the research is that there are tons of people who run corporations that feel the same way Dan Cathy does but they’re smart enough to keep it to themselves.And then there are others that you wouldn’t even suspect.
I remember when I was younger I used to love Busta Rhymes. He just seemed like such a cool dude and his music was always hot. Somewhere around the turn of the century he started going on this random Anti-Gay rampage where he continuously disrespected homosexuals and made it known that he wasn’t down with them or anything they had to offer.
For years I wouldn’t listen to his music, but every now and then a Busta song would come on, I’d start nodding my head and then I’d have to remember how much of an asshole he is and turn the shit off.
I stopped doing that about two years ago. I predicated my activism based off the fact that I know Busta hates the gays, which means he and I would never be friends or be able to have a conversation. And you know what, that’s cool. I can live with that because I’m never going to meet that mu’fucka anyway. But to walk around with a constant guard up every time one of his songs comes on is not the life for me. I can’t live with that hate in my heart. I’ll let Busta do it instead because that’s his cross to bear and not mine.
Much like Dan Cathy. It’s funny how he’s so enamored with speaking up every time something gay happens. He seems to be a little too preoccupied with the strides that are being made in the same-sex equality struggle when he should be more focused on frying chicken and shutting the fuck up.
Do you know how many gay people work at Chick-fil-A? Or Urban Outfitters? Instead of boycotting them I say we open up or own franchises, have Drag Night every Friday and post the clips on youtube titled:
PRESIDENT DAN’S BIG ASS GAY ASS DRAG ASS CHICK-FIL-A PARTY. Free meals to the best Beyonce’ impersonators.
So to some degree I have to agree with Antoine. Because Chick-fil-A isn’t the most important aspect of the victory we just achieved. And it’s a victory we should take pride in because it seemed like this day may never come.
I walk this life as a double anomaly in the eyes of many. To people who aren’t black they can discount me as just another ‘porch monkey‘ with no education and limited resources of sophistication while to my black brothas and sistahs, once they find out I’m gay, I’m no longer worthy of love or acceptance and seen as one of Satan’s He-Bitches destined to take my place in Hell for all eternity getting it up the ass from Hitler, Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t so do you think I give a fuck about Dan Cathy? DOMA has been struck down!!! That’s the big picture. Whether you eat at Chick-fil-A or the hot dog stand near your job run by the foreigner who smiles in your face when he’s taking your money but will talk shit about you to his friends while he’s spending it we can never let the Dan Cathy’s and Bust Rhymes’ of the world take away the fact that life is moving forward and changing at a pace so rapid it will leave people like them behind stewing in their own hate and prejudice.So if you choose to not eat at Chick-fil-A I applaud your conviction. If you do choose to eat at Chick-fil-A you will receive no judgment from me whatsoever. The world is huge and filled with many people. Their opinions range from all streams of consciousness and no one will ever be of an identical mindset. Even twins have two different brains.
This is an exciting, thought-provoking and momentous time in our lives. Let us not allow the bigots to ruin it, for they have already ruined enough.
Because in a few years you never know. You may be out at the club one night, look over to your right and see Dan Cathy and Busta twerkin’ near the mirrors.
Don’t be surprised.