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Jon Stewart On Chicken Sandwich Activism: Finally A Protest Americans 'Can Fully Embrace'


"What better way to stand up and say, 'I oppose gay people's right to get married,' than to head down to a Chick-fil-A, grab a hold of two buttery buns, split 'em open and gobble down some of that hot, greasy cock," Stewart said.

Stewart continued, on a more serious note: "If the massive culture war armageddon we've been dreading for years takes the form of record one-day chicken sandwich sales, maybe everybody walks away from this a winner. The right finally has got themselves a legitimate First Amendment gripe. And for people who are gay or support gay marriage, I get how seeing thousands of people come out to make this statement is incredibly disheartening. But take solace in this: gay marriage is happening. Like many drive-thru window lanes, it ain't going backwards. And your bonus is this: you get gay marriage. All your political opponents are going to get is type 2 diabetes. Here is my prediction: in 10 years, America will have a lot more gay marriage and a lot more Chick-fil-A restaurants, because they are both quality products."

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