Absolve Chick-fil-A guilt with Gay Credits!

Carbon credits are sold as a way to buy indulgences offset carbon emissions.

I propose Gay Credits to absolve Chick-fil-A guilt. They’re cheap, only one penny per $10 of Chick-fil-A spending!

Here’s why:

Chick-fil-A donated $5 million to anti-gay groups over 8 years (2003-2010). Over this time, Chick-fil-a’s total sales were $18.8 billion.

What percentage of that $18.8 billion went to anti-gay groups? $5 million ÷ $18.8 billion = 0.027%. That is, 27 thousandths of a percent. In other words, for every $10 you spent at Chick-fil-A, about a quarter of a penny ($0.0027) went to an anti-gay group.

If this guilts you, you can have four times the impact of Chick-fil-A on the culture war if you donate only 1 penny to a pro-gay group for every $10 you spend at Chick-fil-A. Yes, just one penny!

Each penny is a Gay Credit, and each Gay Credit absolves $40 of Chick-fil-A purchases!

Now how do I make a market for this…

A message from the author

The point here is that one’s contribution to an anti-gay group through buying at Chick-fil-A is smaller than a rounding error, and you can 4X Chick-fil-A’s impact for almost nothing.

All this aside, public sentiment is clearly going against the anti-gay groups. Chick-fil-A’s donations aren’t affecting the long-term trend, which is clearly favoring equal rights for gays.


Chick-fil-A’s annual sales numbers:

Alec’s art

We went to Alec’s school and saw his class’s drawings and stories. They were all about kindergarten-appropriate topics. Flowers, car rides with mom, bright colors, rainbows, etc.

…except, of course, for my son, who drew death, volcanoes, fire, and hellish colors:

I was way  impressed.

Google Street View Says I’m Republican

…and it’s right!

New imagery of my front yard, probably from October 2008:
Those are all Republicans.

Google also knows my across-the-street neighbors’ opinions about my signs. Look where they faced their signs. (Hint: Google camera’s straight-on view means they’re not facing drivers!)
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Silly liberals!

See the whole scene for yourself. Pan around to see my neighbors.