Why I won't eat Chick-fil-A again

It isn't what the owner of Chick-fil-A says that makes me never want to eat at his fast food restaurants ("Crowds flock to Chick-fil-A to back owner on marriage," Aug. 2). As far as I'm concerned, he can spout off hate speech at gays, Jews, African-Americans, or anyone else he wants. That's his business to be as rude or as ignorant as he wants, and the appropriate response is just to not listen to his nonsense. This is still America, after all.

What I do not condone, however, is that Dan Cathy will take my money that I would spend on his "food" and donate some of it to hate groups who are intent on denying gay people their equal rights as Americans.

That is not just his business, then it becomes my business as well.

So that's why I will never spend one dime on his bland, tasteless food, but instead donate that money to Equality Maryland, the group fighting to extend the right to marry to all Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation. That's my right, and if Cal Thomas thinks that makes me the "thought police," ("Chick-fil-A gets busted by thought police," Aug. 2) he's either an idiot or he's going senile.

William Smith, Baltimore

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