Yesterday, sort-of-ex-NHLer Tim Thomas took to his Facebook page to stand with a chicken sandwich company who spoke out against gay marriage.
I know, I know, just bear with me. That wasn’t a Mad Lib.
In sum: the president of the mediocre fast food chain Chick-Fil-A said that he doesn’t think gay people should be allowed to get married (well actually, in poli-speak, he said his company supports “the biblical definition of the family unit”). Then Tim Thomas wrote what you can read below, essentially saying, “high five, same page brotha,” and finally the zingery commenced.
What Thomas posted, for those of you who haven’t seen it:
I stand with Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is privately owned by the Cathy family. The company president, Dan Cathy, drew the wrath of gay rights advocates and supporters when he made recent statements that some have alleged are anti-gay.
Cathy told Baptist Press that the company was unapologetically
in favor of traditional marriage.
“Guilty as charged,” he said. “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
In a separate interview on the Ken Coleman Show — Cathy suggested that the nation could face God’s wrath over the redefinition of marriage.
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation
when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” Cathy said. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”
Ooo, nice hint of condescension with the “first wives” mention there. Light notes of dickishness.
After reading this, comedian Alicia Love, who was in the “Boston cab” Tim Thomas Discover Card commercial with him, dropped this little gem of a tweet on us:
.@AliciaLove “Peggy I need your help. I’m in a cab…a gay persons cab.”
— Wayne Whittaker (@WayneTwittaker) July 26, 2012
Well played, Alicia, well played.
Twitter was pretty fantastic in the wake of Thomas’ latest controversial comments. Even Roberto Luongo piled on:
Hey guys remember 2y ago in the Stanley Cup Final when people thought I was the crazy goalie?Well I still might be, but NOT the craziest one
—Strombone (@strombone1) July 26, 2012
Just like I expected when I took this job: come late July, I’d be blogging about Roberto Luongo’s tweet on semi-retired Tim Thomas’s Facebook post backing a chicken company’s stance on gay marriage.