Ok. You really do like Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, but you feel guilty about eating them since, as a good liberal, you know you are supporting an anti-gay CEO. Or, you love Oreos. Dunked in milk, or with double stuff, but you cannot believe they are supporting gay pride month. How can you possibly eat Oreos again?
Ted Frank has the answer.
Buy chicken offsets!
Hi! I’m Ted Frank and I love the chicken sandwiches at Chick-fil-A. But I also like my gay-married friends and don’t like the guilt of indirectly supporting Chick-fil-A’s stance on gay rights. And I know there are lots of other people in the same boat. So I’ve started ChickenOffset.com. Every time you buy a chicken-sandwich meal at Chick-fil-A, you can buy an “offset” here. You can print out the receipt and demonstrate to your friends that the money you gave for LGBT youth more than compensates for the profits you put in Chick-fil-A’s coffers. $1 gets you 1 chicken-meal offset; $6 for ten offsets. We promise to send at least 90% of the proceeds (and will almost certainly send more than that) after our minimal expenses to It Gets Better and the Williams Institute. We promise your offsets will provide far more money to non-profits that support gays than buying a sandwich at Chick-fil-A ends up putting in the pockets of anti-gay-rights organizations. We promise to update this site with data about how much money has been donated.
How long can it be until we have Oreo offsets, or Alec Baldwin offsets for when you really want to see that new show, but cannot stand that guy? Innovation stagnation in the US? Does not exist.