NYU Chick-Fil-A Flyer A Hoax—But Company’s Homophobia Is Very Real

We’ve kept you abreast (pun intended) of the ongoing saga of Chick-Fil-A, the Christian-owned fast food joint long under fire for discriminating against gays and lesbians. Here in New York, the company’s sole outlet is on the campus of New York University, where student groups have been trying to get it ousted for years.

This week, a flyer that appeared to be from Chick-Fil-A went viral on the Internet, thanking the NYU community for its continuing patronage and encouraging people to apply for jobs.

Of course, if you read the fine print at the bottom of the ad, you saw some rather strict stipulations:

Remember Chick-Fil-A is a Christian company. We strive to have our values reflected in our employees. Please be prepared to discuss your religion, family history, personal relationships, etc., upon interviewing. Chick-Fil-A reserves the right to question, in detail, your sexual relationship history.

The Bible and Chick-Fil-A define a traditional relationship as consisting of a man and woman. Anyone living a life of sin need not apply. The Chick-Fil-A foundation. God, Family, Tradition.

Not surprisingly, it turns out the flyer was a hoax: “It’s inappropriate and we had nothing to do with it,” a Chick-Fil-A spokesperson told Metro newspaper. “If you look at the logo, you can see it’s not correct, which is further evidence that it’s fraudulent.”

Well, the logo might be wrong but there’s really nothing on the flyer that’s not in line with the corporation’s public policy.  Sorry, Chick-Fil-A, that bird won’t fly.

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