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 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.
If you'd rather give money directly to gay-rights organizations without an offset or middleman or chicken sandwich, might I suggest Freedom to Marry? Campaign-finance law means that we will be giving our money to a 501(c)(3) organization to avoid losing money from taxes, but you're not so limited.
Chicken Offset is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially or unofficially connected with Chick-fil-A, any Chick-fil-A owner-operators, the Cathy family, It Gets Better, the Williams Institute, or Freedom to Marry.
Thanks to Daniel Frank for the quick-and-dirty programming help, and to gay-marriage opponent J.B. for the inspiration.
(By the way, you might be interested in my other major project, the non-profit Center for Class Action Fairness LLC. It supports class members who are getting ripped off by bad class action settlements, like the ones that give injured consumers worthless coupons while paying the attorneys millions. Attorneys working with CCAF have won millions of dollars for consumers and shareholders over the last three years, while creating landmark precedent that will protect consumers in future class actions. Read about CCAF and join CCAF's Facebook page. CCAF is not affiliated with Chicken Offset or vice versa.)