If you’re conflicted about Domino’s, well so were we. On one greasy, cheese-covered hand there’s the chain’s founder, Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, who has used his pizza megaphone to undermine “immoral” Obamacare and finance a 2001 ballot initiative to remove sexual orientation from a Michigan town’s discrimination ordinance. On the other are pizza drones and moon pizza.
Then last year we shared a letter from the pizza chain’s VP Communications Tim McIntyre, who brought us up to date on his version of all things Domino’s:
“Mr. Monaghan… sold Domino’s Pizza in 1998. [We have] a large number of gay and lesbian employees, franchise owners and executives in our company, including two vice presidents. We recently began providing benefits to all married couples, same-sex or otherwise. What Mr. Monaghan stands for and does is his business, but he does not represent Domino’s Pizza.”
Still, the HRC Index ranks the restaurant chain at just a 35, so we suggest a pizza summit to give everyone a chance to further explain themselves and we like sausage and pepperoni.