Because Pith sits at an inter-dimensional nexus of information and gamma radiation, we get emails. Some of those emails are good. Some of those emails are bad. Some of them are ugly (probably the gamma radiation). Yet a precious few are the kind never meant to see the light of day — the kind of seemingly innocuous tripe that feeds into the bowels of institutional bigotry, flecked with partially digested chunks of delicious Christian-fried goodness.
Regarding the latter bunch, we received an email today written Monday, July 30, by a legislative aide to Republican state Sen. Jim Summerville (of gay bullying legislation and "dogs at large" fame) asking fellow staffers to get their orders in on time for tomorrow's group lunch.
The cuisine du jour? Chick-fil-A!
And if you act now, Sen. Summerville will personally pick-up and deliver your steaming-hot, batter-dipt proxy for self-righteous intolerance in person!
According to an email sent to Senate members and staff by aide Jodie Hardin, Summerville is soliciting money and food order information from interested Senate parties so he can purchase Chick-fil-A meals Wednesday — aka Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, wherein company supporters are instructed to patronize their local franchises in a show of support for Chick-fil-A amid criticism that the fowl-peddler is run by a homophobe who lavishes money from his company's charitable arm on anti-gay causes.
"Jim wanted you all to know that he will be taking orders for Ckic-Fil-A [sic] starting now for lunch on August 1st," wrote Hardin. When asked by Pith if she personally enjoys the great taste of Chick-fil-A, she declined to comment.
"Please contact us if you would like to make an order for lunch," she continued in the email. "I will be taking lunch orders and money from now until 9:00 a.m. on August 1st. He will deliver your lunch in person on Wednesday. Your change will also be dropped off to you with your lunch."
Pith has solicited Summerville for comment, to no avail. But as long as he's in that neck of the woods and delivering, would he mind picking us up a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger with the works from Five Guys? We swear they're just friends.