The tone of the Chick-Fil-A discussion has (of course) completely derailed into demagoguery (I’m not linking the event directly because I legitimately think they’re missing the point). Unsurprising; I don’t understand why people have a hard time disconnecting the civil framework of marriage from the religious framework of marriage. They can coexist fine and they’ve done so for generations, all over the world.

So, being outraged that a company is actively donating to a lobbying effort that seeks to force the religious definition on the civil framework isn’t an attack on religious freedom — it’s an attack on pushiness. You’re welcome to discriminate (and to be clear, that’s what it is) against anyone you like. Just don’t ask to have your biases codified into law when you live someplace fundamentally based on a structural separation of church and state matters.

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