This summer Chick-Fil-A went under fire over the company's president Dan Cathy's statements and millions of dollars in donations to anti-gay groups.
Townhall, a conservative online magazine, ran the ad seen at left, asking internet browsers, "Do you support Chick-fil-A? Vote Now!" The obvious answer for those who do not want their money supporting anti-gay hate groups and ex-gay ministries is, "No, I do not support Chick-fil-A."
But when the ad is clicked, the survey question Townhall asks is completely different:
The question is no longer about whether a person supports Chick-fil-A knowing its anti-gay policies, it's a question about supporting its "freedom of speech and religious expression." This question really has nothing to do with the controversy that surrounded Chick-fil-A because nobody is trying to infringe on those freedoms.
It's funny because the whole issue with the company in the first place was about the company's ethics. But their supporters' attempts of tricking respondents into pinning them as victims - another issue in itself.