I wonder if all the fish I’ve eaten on Fridays cancels out the halal chicken I once ate because hey, free chicken. I wrote about a processing plant opening and they gave me a chicken. Even though I wasn’t supposed to accept the chicken, when there’s a guy handing you a chicken and you’ve already politely declined twice and he’s still holding it out to you, what do you do, shove it back at him?
Also, research! I stuffed a lemon and some rosemary up it and roasted its blessed ass. I would do anything for my readers.
It’s important to Muslims that the turkey be halal, so as long as it doesn’t change the way the turkey tastes to me, the hell do I care if the turkey is halal? If it changed how much the turkeycost, that would be another matter (albeit one that was still less important to me than, say, how tasty the turkey was), but the idea that your food is somehow nefariously contributing to the spread of Islam in America is just silly. If Butterball didn’t make the turkeys halal, it’s not like there would be no other options for halal food and all the Muslims would go somewhere else.
We have this thing going on right now where if you’re not actively validated for offending people in some pointless manner, you are somehow suffering under the yoke of PC liberalism. It’s not enough that you don’t need a halal turkey, it’s that you’re somehow not doing your job if you’re not actively denying someone the halal turkey they need. I swear our civics classes need to include teaching the ability to look at people who need and/or want things we don’t and justshrug.