Omnivore - Chick-fil-A turns cow into sex symbol

Cowboy fans cheer the sexual innuendo

It just never fails that when people start moralizing about other people, they're usually trying to hide their own impulses. I am so disappointed with Chick-fil-A.


First, consider this logo for Boners BBQ. The punning guys who own the place across from Turner Field have fun with sexual innuendo. The image of a hot woman riding a rocket is a Madison Avenue cliche. Nobody fails to recognize the phallic meaning of the rocket. It's retro-racy kitsch.

So, what are we to make of the above use of basically the same phallic imagery by Chick-fil-A, whose president plunged the company into major controversy in July with his disapproving comments about gay marriage. The company has a long record of contributing to organizations devoted to protecting Americans from the complete breakdown of civilization that will occur if the government abdicates control of the bodies of the citizenry.

Certainly, Chick-fil-A knows as well as Boners that sex sells and amuses. So it places a zaftig cow atop a (rocket-shaped) blimp to float through the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. In front of children!

Of course, the image is actually funny, even putting aside its vague subtext of bestiality. It's good to know Chick-fil-A can indulge in some bawdy humor, but why not shut up about the sex lives of the rest of us?

(Note: Check your sarcasm sensors.)

Editor's note: According to a Sept. 18 press release, Alderman Moreno of the The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) advocacy organization confirmed that Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay organizations and will refrain from supporting organizations with political agendas.