UPDATE: Chick-fil-A is invading Hollwyood’s gay turf on Wednesday, Sept 22, with a new franchise on Sunset Boulevard at Highland Avenue. A Facebook page has already been created with details on a planned protest during the eatery’s opening weekend. If you’re in the neighborhood, help egg them on!
Like a chicken that’s been plucked, Chick-fil-A’s ties to Big Hate have been laid bare—and for some time now.
But Good as You recently shared a personal e-mail correspondence that shows the fast-food chain isn’t just homophobic, it’s hypocritical.
Why do those things always go hand in hand?
First let’s remember that Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy denies the poultry shack is anti-gay:
We’re a restaurant that has a hospitality that says we’re here to embrace everyone who wants to come and be part of Chick-fil-A,” says Cathy. “We have a whole spectrum of team members that work with us who are part of the gay and lesbian community. They know as employees of Chick-fil-A that they are welcomed, they are embraced, and they are part of the Chick-fil-A family. So to be identified with some sort of hate group that has a political agenda—that is not Chick-fil-A at all.”
Oddly, Cathy doesn’t consider Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Pennsylvania Family Institute or Exodus International—all of which have received money from Chick-fil-A—to have “a political agenda.”
Putting that aside, lets look at Chick-fil-A’s allegedly charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation. As Change.org points out:
“They’ve hosted conferences with some of the leading opponents of gay marriage in this country. A higher up at WinShape has even praised the efforts of anti-gay activist David Blankenhorn for working against marriage equality and for articulating a solid reason why American culture should reject same-sex couples.”
But in a new e-mail, representatives from the WinShape Foundation’s Retreat Center pretty much admit they have a mad-on for the homos.
It all started when an activist e-mailed WinShape about whether their retreat center was open to LGBT people. Their response?
“WinShape Retreat defines marriage from the Biblical standard as being between one man and one woman. Groups/individuals are welcome who offer wholesome, educational conferences and programs that are compatible with Biblical values and WinShape’s purpose.”
The group clarified its position in a follow-up e-mail that said, “We do not accept homosexual couples because of the statement in our contract.”
It’s enough to make you go vegetarian. Or at least go to Popeye’s.
Yeah, a friend sent me their employment website and their post states that all of their employees “must be of high moral standing”. LOL, I guess that’s code for str8
@Roger Rabbit: And that would make one think that none of the following serial adulterers could work there:
GINGRICH, LIMBAUGH, VITTER, MC CAIN, CRAIG, PALADINO, GIULIANI, BARR, ENSIGN, TRUMP
Jeff in NYC
ActuallyNPH Neil Patrick Harris
Things I dig: Chick-Fil-A. OhmygodtheirfoodissodeliciousandtheyareopeningalocationinHollywoodinTHREEDAYS!!! Gah!! I’m obsessed.
ActuallyNPH Neil Patrick Harris
Didn’t realize Chick-Fil-A was so opinionated, politically. I just thought their chicken tasted really good. #buzzkill
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Equality always tastes better, Doogie 🙂
The protest is going to be sooo baaad for them, WTF are they thinking opening in a liberal town like Hollywood on Sunset Strip? As if it’s like the bible belt? Zero marbles with that choice. Weird. Let the mobs descend.
The protest is going to be sooo baaad for them, WTF are they thinking opening in a liberal town like gayHollywood on Sunset Strip? As if it’s like the bible belt? Zero marbles with that choice. Weird. Let the mobs descend.
I can’t resist their nuggets completely (plus the people at the local one are great, plus the worst ANY CFA has ever messed up my order was putting ice in the drink when I’d asked for none), but since this began coming out I’ve cut down considerably.
I know of a convicted child molester being employed with them.
Wanna be there with a sign that reads:
“Which came first, the chicken or the hate?”
@Mjb: The Hate. They’ve been really clear FOR YRS that they’re a Christian business.
Um…Biblical Standard for marriage huh? In Exodus 21:10, a man can marry an infinite amount of women without any limits to how many. King David had 6 wives and many concubines (2 Samuel 5:13; 1 Chronicles 3:1-9, 14:3). In 1 Kings 11:3, King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines and his son had 18 wives and 60 concubines.
They want to forget about this, huh?
But their food is so good. 🙁
It’s not just them. In N Out Burger is another christianista business. I don’t frequent either one.
Please join the protest!!
I’m gay and I lerv me some Chick Fil A. Best chicken sandwich. Period.
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