An Homage to Chick-Fil-A and the Westboro Baptist Church

After enjoying the Kaintuckeean Special at Columbia's, I set out for a brief walk before heading back to the office. At Fourth and Upper, I noticed a Transylvania University grease disposal bin and immediately was gave out a hearty laugh.

The folk at Dronex had struck again. The graffiti/street artists had applied their latest appliqué and it was one I hadn't seen before:
Dronex WBC/Chick-fil-A Cows - Lexington, Ky.
A synthesis of the marketing genius of Chick-fil-A and the hatred, vitriol and bigotry of the Westboro Baptist Church (these are the people that protest funerals). Although there is nothing funny about the WBC or its actions, Dronex captured the essence of both. "God Hates Chicken." "Chickens Die God Laughs." "You're Going to the Drive-Thru." Verily, I laugh.

The satirical spin is not new to Dronex. They've a variety of work (normally applied in various sizes as stickers) that can be seen across Lexington, though a Google search reveals they've also struck in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Dronex is on Facebook, but for good reason remains rather anonymous.

UPDATE (July 23, 2012): In light of recent remarks by Chick-Fil-A's CEO being "guilty as charged" in supporting the "Biblical definition of family", this post quickly became an Internet favorite. Chick-fil-A was quickly linked to the Westboro Baptist Church. Obviously, this Dronex image makes a similar leap. I've been accused of a few things by simply duplicating this image on my site. So let me set the record straight.

As a human being with taste buds, I really like Chick-fil-A. Even their lemonade is superior. As a liberal, progressive Christian, I had a knee jerk reaction to join the boycott along with so many others, including those in the faith community. But another article in The Atlantic is even more persuasive by asking if we shouldn't end all of these issue-based boycotts altogether: "we must resist creating a culture where consumers sort through all their purchases (fast food and otherwise) for an underlying politics not even expressed in the nature of the product itself."

I don't mean for this blog to get either political or religious. But I couldn't resist linking to these well-reasoned positions related to the current controversy.