And boy do they have some inneresting things to say. Some good, some bad, and some moments they describe are just AWFUL!
First of all, we realize that Chick-fil-A is a ginormous company with THOUSANDS of employees working at over a thousand locations in 39 states. So to be clear, we don't mean to direct any outrage over the company's anti-gay sentiments toward everybody who has ever collected a pay check from there.
That being said, there is still plenty of bigotry floating around franchise locations around the U.S. and now the employees facing the discrimination that the company supports are sharing their stories.
While Mike Huckabee dubbed August 1 as "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day", one gay employee is calling it
Tags: chick fil a, dan cathy, employees, equality, fast food, gay, intolerance, tolerance
Phillip Phillips not only has a strong voice, he has a strong tolerance for pain!
The American Idol stand out was rushed to the hospital last week because of intense abdominal pain, which was caused by a blockage from kidney stones. The singer underwent surgery to have a "stent" installed in his body to alleviate the issue, but sources say it's still incredibly painful.
Phillip isn't letting that ruin his chances of becoming a music superstar and will continue to compete in the reality competition until he gets the boot OR, better yet, is crowned this year's American Idol!
This issue definitely could not have come at a worse time for the guy, but we admire his determination and wish him the best of luck in future weeks!
[Image via Wenn.]
Tags: american idol, competing, competition, kidney stones, kidneys, music, pain, phillip phillips, singer, stint, surgery, tolerance
These people have really lost their marbles, haven't they!?!
The person you see in the video above is Pam Olsen, the newly-named co-chair of Rick Perry's Florida Presidency 5 campaign.
Tags: bigotry, christians, conservatives, hilarious, loving one another, pam olsen, punishment, republicans, rick perry, tea party, tolerance
WWE's SummerSlam may be a distant memory for most wrestling fans (it was a whole 4 days ago!), but FitPerez was at the event's launch party in El Lay last week, which was dedicated to ending BULLYING!
They may be some of the biggest and strongest guys on the planet, but the WWE Superstars were once bullied too!
Although they're making a living by body slamming each other on the mat, wrestlers like John Cena, The Miz, Sheamus, and CM Punk joined the Be A Star Alliance foundation to encourage their fans to show TOLERANCE and RESPECT!
Check out the video above to see FitPerez.com's red carpet coverage of the star-studded WWE event and what sports entertainment's biggest superstars have to say about bullying!
Tags: be a star alliance, bully, cm punk, fans, foundation, hornswoggle, john cena, respect, sheamus, summerslam, the miz, tolerance
What a GREAT way to help promote tolerance and understanding!
A new online petition has been started, which is calling for PBS and Sesame street "to allow [Bert and Ernie] to live as a gay couple and maybe eventually, marry."
Here's the reasoning behind this move, as stated in the petition:
Tags: bert and ernie, come out, gay couple, lgbt relationships, online petition, pbs, sesame street, tolerance, understanding
We do NOT approve, Michele.
To recap, last week we heard all about a new profile of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, which revealed that she once thought an ex-nun and lesbian were attempting to kidnap her.
Later on in the profile, we heard the following quote from Michele about being gay:
Tags: acceptance, campaign, firework, gay rights activist, glittered, hypocritical, michele bachmann, minneapolis, tolerance
Fans of SyFy's longest-running original reality television series Ghost Hunters should be happy to hear that it has been renewed for an 8th season.
The new season will premiere in 2012 and we might ACTUALLY see a ghost in this season.
Just kidding. It will just be more people running away from scary noises in scary buildings. LOLz!
Just sayin' though…if these guys hunt ghosts for a living, you'd think they would have built up a little bit of a tolerance against supernatural occurrences!
Will U be joining the hunt for season 8?
Tags: 2012, ghosts, lols, renewed, running, season 8, syfy channel, tolerance