In pretty funny fashion, comedian DL Hughley has written a public love letter to Chick-fil-A. The company has been in the middle of a great deal of controversy over its opposition to gay marriage. The letter is written as a love letter to a woman that he’s breaking up with, making it that much funnier.
You and I sure have had our share of good times. I fondly recall the first moment I ever met you: it was at the Atlanta airport. I’d always heard about you, and was a little nervous to approach. You were everything everyone said you were and more. It was truly love at first bite. I told you I’d come back, and I did — time and time again. We met in various cities all over the country, each time better than the last, as if we’d never been apart. Isn’t that what true love is, where it picks up right it left off?
The letter then gets political, with Hughley expressing his concerns about the company’s position on gay marriage. He indirectly accuses the Chick-fil-A management of spewing hate and equates their disagreement with gay marriage with blatant discrimination.
But baby, lately you’ve been doing me dirty. You’ve been speaking with a forked tongue, spewing hate instead of frying love. Who would have thought that a chicken sandwich would become a symbol for both free speech and intolerance at the same time? It brings a whole new meaning to the question, “Do you want it want light or dark?”
I don’t understand why you’re jeopardizing what we have. You’re forcing me to choose between my heart and my stomach. Your president has said that you believe that a marriage is only between a man and a woman. But if anyone keeps eating at your establishment, the only relationship that’ll matter is between a man and his cardiologist. It’s not like anyone, gay or straight, is getting married in your restaurant — nor will any gay couple ever be serving fried food at their nuptials.
Hughley also points to what he considers to be a hypocritical stance by the company. He says that it doesn’t make sense for them to cite one section of the bible and ignore another section of it. Quoting scripture, Hughley argues that Chick-Fil-A shouldn’t be serving chicken anyway.
You say that gay marriage is a sin, like in Leviticus 19:22. But a preceding verse, Leviticus 17:14, says, “You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.” You don’t cook your chicken in a kosher way. On what grounds are you picking and choosing which edicts to follow?