August 6, 2012

Wheaton: Setting aside anger for something that I hope is a little more kind. (Or: when I break my own law)

Wil Wheaton’s cooler head has prevailed, and his analysis of last week’s Chick-Fil-A nonsense is the better for it.

I’d add, without apology, that a bigot is a bigot and should be scorned for his bigoted opinions, regardless of his unquestionable right to express them. And that includes Dan Cathy. Wrapping bigoted opinions in religious language doesn’t make them acceptable or unquestionable.

Also, when a business owner or chief executive speaks, he or she is speaking for the company, because he or she is always the face of that business. The two cannot be separated until the owner or executive leaves the company. And consumers can (and should) vote with their dollars.

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