My Sunday column on the chicken and sexuality brouhaha generated considerable response, some curious from the right and some seemingly substantive from the gay and lesbian community.
So let’s use the blog to follow up.
Down near the bottom of that column, I wrote that, yes, hatred was surely a factor in some people’s rush to buy the chain’s chicken on Wednesday.
So I’m getting all these emails from people accusing me of accusing them of hate.
I didn’t name anybody. I can’t see into individual hearts. I asserted a mere “factor,” not a universal condition.
It’s the same principle by which race is cited as a factor in the aversion to President Obama, and people get fired up and think they’ve been individually called racists.
This is kind of a megalomaniacal condition.
Maybe they doth protest too much.
Meantime, gay and lesbian respondents have been telling me I missed the mark. They say the demonstration of hostilities toward Chick-fil-A has little to do with the mere comments of the chief executive officer, but everything to do with the company’s charitable arm that has long given money to extreme groups that encourage unfairness and worse toward gays.
Well, OK. If they say so. The first Chick-fil-A kiss-in I knew about was Saturday.