Amid the storm of shit that is currently raining down on the fire-engine red signs of Chick-fil-A, the homophobic purveyor of fried chicken is now facing allegations of gender discrimination. According to GLAAD, former Chick-fil-A employee Brenda Honeycutt is suing the restaurant chain for wrongful termination stemming from a June 27, 2011 incident when owner and operator of the Duluth, Georgia Chick-fil-A Jeff Howard fired Honeycutt so that, according to the lawsuit, she could remain a "stay at home mother."
Even though Honeycutt's job performance had been rated "satisfactory-to-above satisfactory," Howard decided to terminate Honeycutt after meetings with management (during which Honeycutt was not present), and replace her with a male employee, you know, because guys don't have all that baby-making liability stuffed into their abdomens. The suit claims that Honeycutt's experience was part of a pattern of gender discrimination among Chick-fil-As in Northern Georgia against female employees, who, after being terminated, would be replaced by men. This latest installment of Chick-fil-A's institutional biases should piss off a lot of observers, but probably none more than Miss Piggy, who would no doubt unleash a kung-fu fury in any Chick-fil-A, given the opportunity.