Eat Chick-fil-A Guilt-Free With 'Chicken Offsets'

Offset money goes to support gay rights

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 5, 2012 11:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you love the taste of Chick-fil-A but loathe the company president's recent statements against gay marriage, you may want to head over to ChickenOffset.com, a website that allows you to donate money to gay rights campaigns after you've wolfed down that spicy chicken sandwich. The website was started by Washington, DC, lawyer and activist Ted Frank, who says he loves the restaurant's fare but not "the guilt of indirectly supporting Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights."

Frank tells the Huffington Post that giving money—$1 per offset—to groups like It Gets Better and the Williams Institute is a lot more effective than "depriving Christian groups of $0.0001 by boycotting Chick-fil-A." Frank isn't the only gay rights supporter coming up with creative ways to strike back at the eatery...

This Thursday, July 19, 2012 photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Its president, Dan Cathy, confirmed his opposition to gay marriage in June 2012.
This Thursday, July 19, 2012 photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Its president, Dan Cathy, confirmed his opposition to gay marriage in June 2012.   (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
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