Sunday, July 29, 2012

Religious Right Maintains Double Standard On Boycotts

Right-wing hypocrisy and misinformation were on display on the Mike Huckabee Show regarding protests against the homophobic Chick-fil-A. Huckabee spoke to Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), who joined the host in decrying "economic bullying" on the part of those calling for a boycott of the fast food chain. Not mentioned is the fact that NOM has called for boycotting Starbucks and General Mills for supporting marriage equality–a contradiction to NOM's call for "corporate neutrality" on the issue (a contradiction that also characterizes the American Family Association). In addition, the two speak of Chick-fil-A purely as a free speech issue. Besides Chick-fil-A's president condemning homosexuality, the fast-food company contributes to anti-gay causes and has a 0 rating from the Human Rights Campaign. None of this registers with Brown and Huckabee. Listen:

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