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8/1/12


You know, honestly.. I've been pretty good about not weighing in on things like this on Facebook for the past few years.


Not because I don't have an opinion, but because this is the sort of topic that people never want to budge on.


Sides are chosen, feet, are planted, and the bickering never seems to end.


Don't get me wrong, I've read countless Facebook arguments and wanted to put my two cents in. But I value my free time way too much for that.


Aaaand, I've got comics to make about the very same topics.


Personally, I don't like that Chick Fil A is so open about their stance against gay rights and gay marriage.


Not really because I support gay marriage (though I openly do).. but because they're a god damn restaurant.


Never in my life have I wanted to know if McDonald's felt the same way about a poignant issue as me. Never has there been a time when I found myself feeling better about a life decision because Burger King had my back.


No.


I look to these places for one thing and one thing only. Crappy, fast, greasy food.


Crappy, fast, DELICIOUS, greasy food.


This whole thing seems to be spiraling out of control, and it feels like it's never going to end. We give so many shits about everyone else's business that it's turning the country into a powder keg and it's exhausting to watch.


I've got friends on both sides of the fence and it makes me sad to see people who could possibly get along on so many different topics pick one that they do differ on to raise their voices about and fight over.


For me, when you get down to it, I'm in support of really just about anything that makes people happy without hurting anyone else.


My stance on gay marriage is very similar to my stance on football. Personally, I don't get it, and it's not something I want to do.. but I have NO problem with the people who do get it, and who do want to take part in it.


Why? Because it doesn't affect me if they like it - or if they do it.


Who am I to say that because of how I've chosen to live my life (as a Christian) other people are right or wrong because of how they've chosen to live theirs?


My choices and spirituality work for me because I've been given the opportunity to choose them.


To me, the bible's just a book. A book that has some decent lessons in it, but also some full on crazy things in it too. 


I wasn't there when it was written, so I have to acknowledge that it's a choice I'm making to believe that it holds anything of value. if someone doesn't want to use it as a reference tool for their life, well that's a choice too.



We find so many ways to divide us as a people and to say that others are wrong. Because they have different sexual preferences, different political stances, different skin colors, hell.. even different geographic locations.


It's just.. draining.


But yeah. Back to the Chick Fil A thing.. This comic isn't about me trying to push my belief on others, it's really just a loose commentary on how we have found yet another thing to argue about.


Because honestly, if I don't try to laugh about things like that, I'd want to cry.

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