Chick-fil-A WON'T discuss the gay marriage issue anymore
Chick-Fil-A Has Decided Never To Talk About Gay Marriage Again
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy, who's also the son of the company's founder S. Truett Cathy, caused quite a stir when he slammed gay marriage and said that it's "inviting God's judgment on our nation." Now, Chick-fil-A would like you to know that it's never going to talk about the gay marriage issue again.
Here's a statement from Chick-fil-A that it posted on its Facebook page (emphasis ours):
The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.
Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.
Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A has always been known for putting its values right out there for all to see, so this is an interesting decision. Apparently, at least for the PR folks at Chick-fil-A, Cathy's statements were too much.
Still, everyone knows Chick-fil-A's stance on the issue now anyway.
Gorls,put down the Spicy Chicken sandwiches,Waffle Fries,and Chicken Nuggets for a minute.
UPDATE: Mike Huckabee Calls For National 'Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day'
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and Fox News host, has had enough of what he called the "vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry" aimed at Chick-fil-A.
On his Facebook page, Huckabee announced that Aug. 1 will be "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," a day on which he is encouraging people to patronize the fast food chain.
The former presidential candidate is upset that the fast food chicken chain has been the target of criticism in the wake of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's saying last week that his company supports "the biblical definition of the family unit."
The National Organization for Marriage, a group organized to oppose same-sex marriage, called him a "corporate hero for marriage," while others were quick to condemn his comments.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino even went so far as to tell the Boston Herald that "Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston."
"You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population," he said, according to the Herald. "We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion."
And on Friday, the Jim Henson Company, the group behind "The Muppets" and "Fraggle Rock," released a statement saying it has "notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors." Jim Henson's "Creature Shop" toys are currently available in the company's kid's meals.
Huckabee further explained the purpose of his pro-Chick-fil-A campaign on his Facebook Page:
The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1. Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant.
State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Texas) and the group Concerned Women for America have promoted the event, which is not affiliated with Chick-fil-A.
So far, more than 80,000 people have signed up to participate in the event
I had a friend in college who I wasn't so close with but he had a lot of friends, they went to a few gaga concerts together and stuff. When lotus came out he told them he liked it and bought it and they beat him up and stopped talking to him.
before you quote me think, is your comment about marina too harsh? and realize that i will report you if you shade her
I'm not a "chick filler" though, so I'm still not eating there.
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your faves, it's no wonder you can't get a job.
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I honestly don't understand how gay people will still eat there. Have some pride and put down the greasy chicken sandwich.
Luckily for me I don't eat meat or fast food, but still... I was fuming after I read a comment online from someone who said they've never been to Chick Fil A before, but will now start driving hours to eat at one because they are anti-gay marriage and gays are abomination, etc etc. There's no way I would willingly surround myself with people like that.