Local musician Kristie Stremel records anti-Chick-fil-A song


Long story short: Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says in an interview, "We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are very much committed to that. We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

Following this, the Jim Henson Company removed its toys from the Chick-fil-A kids' meals, but Chick-fil-A claims it was done because of safety issues. They then cause further issues with what may or may not be fake Facebook accounts supporting the fast food chain.

People are up in arms, with advocates for gay marriage denouncing Chick-fil-A at every possible opportunity, and Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum on the other side backing the company to the point of suggesting a "National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

One activist decidedly against the chain is local musician Kristie Stremel, formerly of area groups like Exit 159. She recorded a brief song called "Cluck Off!" You can see it above, complete with the absolutely fantastic couplet "I love your chicken sandwich/ but you're damning me to hell."


SageonPage 10 years, 2 months ago

Don't shoot the messenger! Chic-fil-a did not write the Bible or decide that homosexuality is a sin, God did. Chic-fil-a owners gave their opinion on morality and what they believe, just as Ms Stremel gave her opinion on her morality and what she has chosen to believe. Why is Ms. Stremel any more right than Mr. Cathy? He did not threaten anyone with consequences of not agreeing with him, but the not so tolerant 'Gays' always make threats when people don't' agree with them.

Derek Neibarger 10 years, 2 months ago

wow. de-evolution in progress, right before our very eyes. just...wow..

Noweigh 10 years, 2 months ago

Ms. Stremel is absolutely free to write and express herself however she wishes. It is interesting however to note that religious "intolerance" is not confined to "right wingers".

speckleddog 10 years, 2 months ago

I don't understand. Everyone tells me that I have to be tolerant of their opinions and lifestyles. I am. Why doesn't that go both ways? There is no evidence that Chik-fil-a discriminates against gays or anyone else in its business practices. The only problem is that the owner expressed an opinion that he supported the traditional family that is based on his interpretation of the Bible. It is not like Fred Phelps citing Leviticus. But the response is a boycott and to ban them from doing business in Boston, and now Chicago?

Fred Whitehead Jr. 10 years, 2 months ago

So just what is it that some chicken sandwitch mogul wants to vent his stupid speen on his prejudice and bogotry? The bible also says things about beating your childern and praying in secret, does mr chicken man also advocate all this?

Who the hell cares about what some restuant guy thinks?

Fred Whitehead Jr. 10 years, 2 months ago


You need to put the Blue Ribbon back in the fridge and go take a nap.

ENGWOOD 10 years, 2 months ago

Give me a Chargrilled Chicken Club Please!!!

Steve Jacob 10 years, 2 months ago

Dan Cathy's quotes does not come across to me as anti-gay. Anyway, he owns a privately owned company so he can do and say what he wants.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years, 2 months ago

Those who own nothing much AT ALL can say and do what they want, too, so what's your "chicken'? My "say" is that yourn and hizzens "quotes does not come across" as coherent, whether y'all "owns a privately owned company" 'r not.

Jillian Andrews 10 years, 2 months ago

Love it! <3

This is NOT about someone's opinions. It's about institutional discrimination. It's illegal and UNAMERICAN to discriminate against others. LGBTQIA people should have the same civil rights and protections as everyone else. This is no different than when they wouldn't let African-Americans eat at the same restaurants as whites (or use the same water fountains, or go the the same schools, OR MARRY, should I go on?!). And using the bible to justify the hatred. AGAIN. We are a society of morons.

Shane Garrett 10 years, 2 months ago

Why did the owner feel like he had to respond to the topic of a "biblical" family unit? Was he perhaps being baited by an interviewer? And as a person is he not entitled to his opinion. Just because K. S. does not like a view point must she become an activist and start singing slightly vulgar songs about that persons business. I guess so, it is a free country after all. Its a free country after all. Its a free free speach land!

Aiko 10 years, 2 months ago

That's just weak song writing. You wrote a bad song Kristie!

John Hamm 10 years, 2 months ago

Liberals are Liberal only to the point of you agreeing with them......

Ginny Hedges 10 years, 2 months ago

If you don't agree with the owner's beliefs, just don't eat there. End of story.

whatupdown 10 years, 2 months ago

So what if he is not supportave of gays, big deal, who cares, the gays are getting too weird about everthing.

fiddleback 10 years, 1 month ago

The dialogue really can't get any dumber. Idiots on one side call the company directly hateful and discriminatory; idiots on the other shrug that “it’s just free speech/one guy’s opinion.” Of course, the biggest idiots on both sides accuse the other side of fascism/oppression. Sound kinda familiar?

Except that this is neither direct discrimination nor is it just limited to words/opinions rather than actions. Chic-fil-A treats employees and customers with requisite fairness, but it supports discriminatory agendas indirectly through its Winshape Foundation, with large donations to groups like Focus On the Family, the Family Research Council, and the infamous “pray-the-gay-away” group Exodus International. Dan Cathy’s words are just confirming his spiritual motivations.

Is it Cathy’s right make those donations and proclaim his beliefs (though the latter is arguably very stupid for a CEO), and it is likewise his business partners’ prerogative to sever ties, and of course all politicians’ right to idiotically grandstand. It is likewise a citizen’s right to be an idiot who regularly eats fast food and helps build these loathsome empires in the first place. Is there a likable party in this mess? Nope!

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