What’s in a Boycott?

Chick-Fil-A image by Mike Mozart

While surfing Disqus earlier, I was directed to a spirited discussion concerning Chick – Fil – A’s support of traditional marriage causes and how it conflicts with the LGBTQ community’s mission.

This conflict started with the remarks of Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana and 2020 presidential hopeful

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said he does not approve of Chick-fil-A’s politics, but “kind of” approves of its chicken.

“Maybe if nothing else, I can build that bridge,” the openly gay 2020 presidential hopeful said on the syndicated radio show, “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday. “Maybe I’ll become in a position to broker that peace deal.”

His comments drew laughs from the show’s hosts, but are sparking different reactions among some in the LGBTQ community.


The spirited discourse I participated in consisted of proponents of boycotting the chain.


Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.

Oxford Dictionary

Intriguing as it was, Pete Buttigieg elicited a visceral response with his serious albeit lighthearted approach.


What are your thoughts? Is boycott the answer?

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Naturalized citizen straddling cultural fence since 1983 who rejects nativism in all its manifestations. Husband and father. Hockey, chess and cooking enthusiast.