Politics, fast food and equal-frigging-rights

Those of us who are tempted into late-night and road-trip fast-food eating should pay attention to this:


my edited version of Tea & Cookies' letter:

Dear Mr. Spongberg,

It recently came to my attention that you were a large contributor to the California ballot measure Proposition 8, which sought to amend our state constitution by eliminating equal rights for those who enter into marriage with a partner of the same sex.

I do not care what your personal beliefs regarding same sex marriage are, but I do know that it is wrong to discriminate against any one group of people. America was founded on the idea of equality for all; you are now spending large amounts of money trying to exclude certain people from those rights.

I can’t tell you what to do with your money, but I can decide what to do with mine.

I will never again step foot in any of your restaurants (Pollo Loco, Denny's and Corner Bakery), and I will advise those I know of your politics so that they may make an informed decision as well. Many of us who had loyally patronized your restaurants will not support discrimination.


Please follow suit and send an email to:

subject: For Mr. Spongberg

or letter to:

Roland Spongberg, CEO
WKS Restaurant Corp
2735 Carson Street, Suite 200
Lakewood, CA 90712

(I love her recipes too.)

To search a list of other Prop 8 contributors please visit this SF Chronicle page.

I Can't stop adding to this.

From some local yes on 8 people:

9. The Yes on 8 coalition was a broad spectrum of religious organizations. Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants, Orthodox Jews, Muslims – all supported Yes on 8. It is estimated that there are 10 million Catholics and 10 million Protestants in California. Mormons were a tiny fraction of the population represented by Yes on 8 coalition members.


If that doesn't make it pretty fucking clear (bold italics mine) that it's a religious issue that has no place in government I'm not sure what will.

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