So they believe they will treat everyone equally, but they will fund organisations who seek to harm LGBT people – nice!
Bet they wish One Million Moms would do a reverse boycott for them – shame there are only 351 of them!
No self respecting LGBT person would ever frequent one of these outlets ever again.
Any gay person who gives them custom is supporting their own oppression at the hands of bigots. It’s that simple, really.
My thoughts exactly. They’re basically saying that they’ll continue as usual (including heavily funding anti-gay organisations) but they will be more discreet about it in future.
I agree with everyone who says that no self respecting LGBT person should ever frequent one of these outlets ever again. It’s really funding your own oppression.
PR bollox indeed. I do laugh when I hear the bible held up as a reference for marriage. There were some versions of marriage in the bible that are now illegal.
Man’s Law has had long-standing contradictions to biblical law dude … It’s good to know you laugh at it … God’ll get a good laugh when he reads your post back to you on your day of reckoning … As he’ll also laugh at the political ‘clowns’ who endorses laws that contradicts his … bless you brother …
They will leave the debate over same sex marriage to the political arena” or their maybe sales already dropped in the last days?
Perhaps they need to re-evaluate where they donate their money there are plenty of christian run old peoples homes, orphanages, churches that need repairs etc… This doesn’t harm LGBT people why can’t they do that instead?
Quite. Donating millions to homophobic political groups does not count as warm fuzzy “donating to the community”. They fund listed hate groups; how is that “respecting sexual orientation”?
Anyway, enough already! Why is PN so obsessed with this foreign company that doesn’t even operate in Europe?!
Who you’s calling homophobic or Po-litical?
We’s bin donatin’ all our hard-earned cash to that awfully nice Baptist CHurch over in Westboro. Seems they got a lot of things they wanna do.
you nailed it Jamest! It’s not that they are upholding their religious values… in which case love and compassion for the poor and sick trumps all else…. they are using their bible to uphold their hatred of gays.
I totally agree. They have very clearly an anti-gay agenda, you just have to look at the groups they donate to: some of the nastiest anti-gay organisations, many of them officially-certified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”
Does that mean they stop funding hate groups such as the AFA?
doubt it …
rephrased: “our policy is to stifle debate from this point on and ensure we have the last word”
Bigoted company is bigoted.
The answer to your question is NO. I just found this additional comment of their spokesman Don Perry who wrote the statement. (Found on a hate group blog):
In his own words, Perry said, “There is no change of course in our previously stated Chick-fil-A position.”
So their spokesman confirms it: they’ll continue as ususal, they will just be more discreet about it.
Until this week I have never heard of Chick-fil-A and now I am familiar with them all for the wrong reasons. Their negative views about marriage equality and their willingness to donate money to anti-gay organisations will mean that they will not be welcome in this country should they choose to expand outside the USA.
As for animal welfare issues it would be interesting to see where they source their chicken from, whether it is from factory farms or free range. Many fast food chains have been criticized for maximising profit at the expence of animal welfare, hardly ethical, isn’t it.
A disaster PR for ChicKKK-fil-A ! Their own making…
Absolutely, not one they can blame on anyone else – they make their choices – they chose hate.
Ed Helms…. Really?! Pretty sure the movie the hangover made homophobic comments throughout the entire thing..But um yeah thanks for your “support”
Oh well, I can’t wait to see what the people in LGBT-laden Atlanta do to the original Chick-fil-A restaurants in the area. I can bet the boycott will send shockwaves..
I doubt LGBT people would lower themselves to eat in a hole like that. We tend to have more class.
Such a contradiction in their statement! Fools!
I only hope that enough people boycott them and the business then fails, but I doubt it will get that far!
I hope the pricks go out of business
Chick-fil-A. So it’s not a story about a hetrosexual porn Anal gang bang club then?
Cowards are more interested in protecting their profits. Like all religious people, willing to bend their hate and principles when it hits their pockets.
“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.”
HAHA. I always have to laugh when people who call themselves ‘christian’ neglect one of the CLEAR commands from the lipe of jesus himself. “If you want to get into heaven, sell all you have and give the money to the poor.”
Until they do this, those so-called christians are TOTAL HYPOCRITES. Most of them have never even completely read the book upon which they base their so-called ‘beliefs’.
What a joke!! These people ALWAYS skip over the part where jesus says, “If you want to get to heaven, you have to sell all you have and give it to the poor.”
These people are a JOKE. Most of them have never even completely read the bible – after all, the Sabbath is Saturday, not Sunday, so they are closing on the wrong day of the week!!
Where did they think up that idiotic name for the company?
In the unlikely event that they open in the UK, I won’t be eating there. I DO like fried chicken in what they call ‘southern’ style as an occasional food treat, but I don’t think I need to give that lot my custom.
I had my last Chick-fil-A sandwich last week and that was only because I had a coupon for a free shake.
NO more patronizing a restaurant chain who does not want me to exist!!
dont eat chick fil a .. simple and easy to do . its not that great anyway .
only think decent is the chicken salad and publix’s does it better .. I bet they violate the laws in the Bible for one .. wearing mixed fabric . you know those cheesy uniforms are mixed with something ..and if they serve any pork product . again .. and do they stone women who arent virgins do they allow them to work in their stores ..
and if a woman speaks out in church . it just goes on and on and on
Stick to fryin’ chicken and grits and leave gay people alone. There is no reason why people of faith have to continue to single out us as a minority but they always do. Levitical law also mandates stoning brides to be to death for adultery and death for eating shell fish.
Fcuings stupid name anyway.
What God-bothering retard came up with that?
I cannot wait for the day that the haters get their comeuppance and the ASupreme Court of the US makes it crystal to them the neither their religous beleif nor thier buybull rule this nation. The US is ruled by our Constituion. Can’t wiat until the haters finally find out that this was never, still isn’t, and will never be a Christian nation.
ouch … damn good reply sista’ … even with the typos … Nonetheless, this nation (called America) was started by devils, and will END with their destruction … Nothing can do it but the work of God. You DEAD on point, even with my reply going out on a tangent …
People DO whatever they want whether it’s the law or not (even whether it’s biblical law or not) … Chick-fil-A respects EVERYONE and treats EVERYONE the same. So what! if they don’t cheer for gay marriage … I don’t care for it either … My son’s mom is a lesbian, and I hate it … I don’t judge her for it. I’d still feed her if she’s hungry … and Chick-fil-A will feed hungry gays that come in to dine … My question is the same as the Chick-fil-A owners to gay people … “How dare they stand and talk with such ‘pride’ and expect to shame business owners [and anyone else] into going against well established biblical laws/beliefs that have been set-in-stone since the beginning of time”? All I can say is … God’s wrath must be closer to us ALL than we think. Christians WAKE-UP! … Athiests, rest easy … ya’ll won’t know the difference, it’ll just be another day … although the scenery/weather might change for you.