posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 09:41 PM
So I live here in British Columbia, Canada.
Earlier today, I hear an ad on the radio for a leadership seminar sponsored by Chick-Fil-A (who don't have a restaurant here) and featuring
Condoleeza Rice as the speaker.
Now, I wouldn't mind seeing Condi speak, as much as we may not agree with what she did when she was SecState, I figured she'd be one hell of a
decent speaker at a leadership seminar.
Then I got to thinking about the hypocracy of the sponsorship.
Chick-Fil-A is an organization that, in the United States, prides (pun intended) itself on protesting the fact that gay marriage may cause them to
have to start providing benefits and recognition to same sex couples.
Now, this isn't a big deal (apart from the bigotry of the position) as they can do what they like in the USA until gay marriage is passed either in
their state or Federally.
However, in Canada, we already have a Federal Law allowing gay marriage, and recognition for benefits and anything else of same sex couples, in just
the same way that heterosexual couples are treated, we really don't care.
I find it amazingly hypocritical of Chick-Fil-A to be so against gay marriage in the USA, and then come up to Canada to sponsor management talks, when
management in Canada has to deal with issues surrounding same sex benefits etc that they are so against every single day.
Another corporation who has shown themselves to be a supporter of one thing in the USA where it's popular and a complete denier of the same thing in
other countries where it's not is the Murdoch Organization. In the USA, FOX NEWS loves to spout their ongoing support for gun control, under the
direction of Rupert Murdoch, because it drives ratings. In the UK and Australia, Murdoch organization tabloids have been lambasting the United States
for not passing gun control, because gun control is popular in those countries and sells newspapers.
The reason I'm posting this here, is that I'd like Americans (and certainly you TEA Partiers) to see the hypocracy and two faced positioning of the
corporations that they claim to support for their positions in the USA, and then do something complely different in other countries.
I feel like going to the seminar, and asking the speakers there as to why they would teach management skills in a country where the positions that
they claim to be against in the United States are a way of life for all Canadians.
For the record, as a disclaimer, I'm a straight, happily married (to a woman !) male who simply thinks equal rights should apply to EVERYONE.