Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Persistence in the Face of Defeat

You'd think that after the massive support of Chick-fil-a   on Aug. 1 there would be a re-evaluation of how the gay marriage supporters present themselves to the rest of the country.

Chick-fil-A Touts Record Profits
Following the intense backlash fast-food chain Chick-fil-A received when its president publicly took a stance against gay marriage, supporters of "traditional marriage"—and fried-chicken sandwiches—spoke with their dollars.
But no, they start immediately looking for someone else to intimidate.

Petitions want Berenstain Bears out of Chick-fil-A campaign

PHILADELPHIA –  The publisher of the Berenstain Bears children's books is being urged to cut ties with Chick-fil-A because of its president's statements opposing gay marriage.
Three organizations said Wednesday they delivered petitions with 80,000 signatures to HarperCollins. The petitions demand the New York-based publishing house end the Berenstain Bears' affiliation with the national fast-food chain and say the beloved bears teach the importance of standing against bigotry.
The petitions urge HarperCollins to follow the lead of the Jim Henson Co., which pulled its Muppet toys from Chick-fil-A kids' meals. A similar campaign with Berenstain Bears is slated for this month.
Ya know...people are free to spend or not spend their money on what they please.  But it seems odd to me that groups who attempt to "shame" businesses and customers into not supporting someone for their beliefs would continue to do so after getting soundly rebuked for their efforts.
This really doesn't seem to be the best way to persuade others to a particular position.
Maybe after the backlash becomes more intense these groups will re-think labeling people with different views as "haters" and "bigots".

I kind of doubt it though.

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