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Dave Rubin Won't Be Joining Your Chick-fil-A Boycott

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Here's one gay man who isn't giving up the food, no matter where the profits go.

Out talk show host Dave Rubin is mocking the Chick-fil-A boycott.

Rubin was reacting to HuffPost editor Noah Michelson, who wrote a scathing commentary headlined "If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can't Keep Eating Chick-fil-A." That got The Washington Times filing a story in its "culture clash" section headlined "HuffPost Editor Shames Gay People for Eating Chick-fil-A."

"For some strange reason I still don't fully understand, some queer people and their friends and families began eating at Chick-fil-A again and are still eating there," wrote Michelson. The bottom line is "If you care about queer people -- or you yourself are queer -- you have absolutely no business eating at Chick-fil-A. Ever. It's really that straightforward."

Pride Month renewed attention to the restaurant chain, which continues to give money to anti-LGBT causes via its foundation and whose leadership opposes marriage equality. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey seemed to have uncovered a growing divide when he praised Chick-fil-A on his account, and he later apologized when called out. The Advocate noted that "Twitter's Jack Dorsey Isn't the Only One Who Forgot Chick-fil-A Is Anti-LGBT."

With Donald Trump making headlines, the anti-LGBT restaurant company has enjoyed a bit of public reprieve lately -- including from LGBT people who have kept eating at the chain.

New York is arguably the worst culprit. The largest ever Chick-fil-A recently opened in the Financial District. Eater reports that Chick-fil-A announced plans for at least a dozen locations in the city area -- and plans are moving along swimmingly. So far, four have opened without a problem. Next up is a Midtown East location on Lexington Avenue.

And mainstream news sites are still writing fawning stories about Chick-fil-A. Even as Twitter was abuzz about Dorsey apologizing for his praise of Chick-fil-A, Business Insider was writing up a story about the "11 Secret Menu Items You Didn't Know Existed at Chick-fil-A." The article, part of its "Taste of Home" section, suggests that you "Ask (politely) for these Chick-fil-A hidden menu items next time you stop by!" BuzzFeed did virtually the same thing last year, writing a tribute to the food without ever mentioning where the profits go.

Some people are so worried about having to give up their Chick-fil-A (instead of their principles) that they were fooled by a satirical article this week that claimed Democrats had crafted legislation to make eating Chick-fil-A a hate crime.

There's no such thing. But, it's true that Chick-fil-A scores a zero on the Human Rights Campaign's corporate equality index and has used its profits to give millions to anti-LGBT causes that teach about the supposed dangers of homosexuality.

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