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US: Anti-gay Chick-fil-A boss handed ‘community empowerment’ equality award

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  1. “The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is awarding the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Cathy for the Foundation’s significant financial contributions that support programs that empower communities…”

    Translation: We have an award for purchase.

  2. If Henry Kissinger and Barak Obama winning the Nobel Peace prize and Julia Roberts and Michael Cain winning Oscars tells us nothing else, it’s that receiving a reward doesn’t necessarily mean you deserve it.

  3. The Evangelicals in the USA have their own reward organizations, although the credibility of such awards, are somewhat suspect.

  4. I emailed this to

    Giving this bigot an award is horrendous and, despite your explanatory statement, indefensible. Your statement makes it sound

    A) like you can buy respectability. You can’t. To paraphrase, “you can put lipstick on a chicken….” And

    B) like some kind of discrimination is ok so long as you help in other areas of empowerment.

    Listen, it’s great that a company stumps up some cash, but seriously? am award? it’s like saying “oh al Qaeda didn’t hit Atlanta, new york’s a long way away”

    Think about it. Maybe you can withdraw the award.



  5. Who said the Americans don’t do irony?

  6. “If you too would like to buy a an award at our highly prestigious event, please make a check out to…”

    These awards ceremonies are nothing but publicity stunts, promotion opportunities, business enterprises and corruption intended to appear as charity.

    These corporations rarely give anything away, they make highly publicized donations to groups for public relations purposes, then act all shy and modest when someone they shook hands with six months ago at a private dinner awards them at a ceremony like this.

  7. Katiekooleyes 19 Nov 2013, 7:37pm

    I heard Mugabi won an award for upholding human rights. I also hear Charles Manson is getting a trophy for best face tattoo on D wing!

  8. Hahaha. Only in America …..

  9. My first thought was there’s other transactions that have gone on here. Something doesn’t sit quite right. Their justification isn’t even that strong and basically says “yeah, Chick-Fil-A give a lot of money to charity so we are giving them an award”. Seriously. Get some moral compass. Hopefully someone there will spill the beans soon.

  10. Gina Conners 20 Nov 2013, 9:14pm

    America may be one of the most socially advanced countries in the world, but it still has a long way to go. I sincerely hope anyone who is gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual – or anyone who loves someone who is one of those things – boycotts Chick-Fill-A. I know I will never order anything from one.

  11. Someone who thinks it not all about sex. 7 Dec 2013, 1:54am

    Isn’t it amazing that everything in the world has to be based on if someone is homosexual or if they support the homosexual life style……

    Get over it.

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