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Chick-Fil-A Says It Plans to Stop Giving Donations to Anti-Gay Groups: Beautiful or Being Bullied?

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Chick-Fil-A dealt with a storm of bad press a short while ago because of a statement by Dan Cathy, the president of the fast-food chain, saying he was "guilty as charged" when asked about his opposition to gay marriage. His comments, along with Chick-Fil-A's monetary donations to anti-gay organizations, led to a media frenzy.

But times have changed. Now, a Chick-Fil-A executive has confirmed that the chicken-loving, fast-food chain will stop donating to such anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, according to The Civil Rights Agenda. Do you think this news is a great step for the fast-food company? Or do you feel that Chick-Fil-A was bullied into making this decision?

NYDAILYNEWS.COM reports:
Chick-Fil-A had plenty of support for its anti-gay-marriage stance, but in the end, the restaurant chain chickened out.
nydailynews reports chick-fil-a plenty support anti-gay-marriage stance restaurant chain chickened

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  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/03 20:38:04
  • Paka 2012/10/24 21:24:21
    Beautiful
    Paka
    +1
    Since when is the American Right and Tradition of using protests and/or boycotts, bullying? It is just in recent media stories that newspersons have turned to bullying vs protest or boycot. Many businesses throughout our country's history have changed the way they do business, products they carry or produce, hiring or pay methods, etc. because people decided to protest and even boycot the business. Protesting/boycotting a business leads to publicity (usually bad), causing a loss of customers and pushing the bosses of that business to make changes - much the same way protests have caused changes in politics. It is not bullying, it is tradition and even more importantly, our constitutitonal right.
  • kubie5789 2012/10/02 04:29:41
    Being Bullied
    kubie5789
    Is it really being called "bullying" now?

    I never made any attempt to infringe upon their civil rights. I agreed right from the beginning that Cathy has the right to say what he wants. My response was to spend my money where I wanted, and that was anywhere other than Chic-Fil-A. This is bullying?

    Despite my feeling on this matter, "Being Bullied" sounds to me like a more rational response than "Beautiful." I doubt the decision to stop those donations was done with smiles and laughter. I find it more likely that, as a corporation, the mounting losses were causing stockholders to lose confidence in the company's financial growth.

    I hope I'm wrong. I hope they simply realized what a horrible thing it is to discriminate against against others, and that no major loss (or threat of major loss) provided the fuel for this change.

    If I'm right then let's face it: There's nothing beautiful about that, and it doesn't inspire a need for waffle fries.
  • Dave 007 2012/10/02 02:06:28
    Being Bullied
    Dave 007
    +2
    Give me the good old days, when crap like this wasn't news.
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2012/09/26 19:20:29 (edited)
  • Kenny T. PJ Swe... 2012/09/28 06:14:50
    Kenny T.
    +1
    Did your head turn 360 degrees, and did you project green vomit as you were writing that?
  • PJ Swe... Kenny T. 2012/10/01 16:22:19
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +4
    No just sick and tired of people jumping on others for what they believe in...liberals are the worst!!!

    If you don't agree with them then they are totally intolerant!!! Only how they feel is right not yours. From now on I'm pushing back, because our country is going down hill because of this type of thinking politically correct BS!!! Tell it like it is, say it like it is...don't like it...get out of my way!
  • Sunny 2012/09/25 12:20:12
    Beautiful
    Sunny
    +2
    Giving a donation should have been a personal decision, not a business exclamation.
    I don't eat at those places anyway so, let the bigots get disgustingly fat and unhealthy.
  • ms jones 2012/09/25 01:29:10
    Beautiful
    ms jones
    +1
    Probably a little of both, if your stance on issues effect your bottom line then many companies will change or at least try to do some public relations repairing. If sales began to drop then the donations and the public statements stop!
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/09/24 21:08:44
    Beautiful
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    If it were true.

    Unfortunately, we now know that Dan Cathy has stated Chick-Fil-A was doing no such thing.
  • jsbustaman 2012/09/24 18:48:43
    Beautiful
    jsbustaman
    +1
    Better to give their money to schools, veterans, homeless support--anything but these HATE groups that cause violence, intolerance and family problems!
  • NymRod jsbustaman 2012/09/26 16:18:21
    NymRod
    +2
    Name these hate groups that cause violence, intolerance and family problems you keep referring to.

    Only a fool would make such a foolish statement.

    How about Jeff Bezos the founder and president of Amazon.com donating $2.5 million to hate groups.
  • Incognito 2012/09/24 18:05:04
    Being Bullied
    Incognito
    +2
    I heard that Chick-Fil-A even screens it's chickens before they are slaughtered to be eaten by the public. They want to make sure that no gay vibes are spread by their company into society. If they detect that a chicken is gay, this is the result.......
    colorful easter egg gay chicken joke gif
  • whowasphone 2012/09/24 17:47:11
    Beautiful
    whowasphone
    +1
    They're the bullies!
  • Turings... whowasp... 2012/09/25 17:47:55
    TuringsChild
    +3
    Yes, anyone who disagrees with the LGBT lifestyle is by default a bully. *sigh*
  • whowasp... Turings... 2012/09/25 17:56:55
    whowasphone
    +1
    *sigh* no, anyone who takes action trying to change other people's lifestyle by donating to hate groups is a bully
  • Turings... whowasp... 2012/09/25 18:38:29
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Family Research Council is NOT a 'hate group'. It does a LOT more than what gays focus on. If they are giving to dangerous groups, perhaps they should be informed of that fact instead of being defamed for one small mistake.
  • Wm Kabrich whowasp... 2012/09/26 14:07:42
    Wm Kabrich
    +1
    So by your definition the GiBbLiTs are bullies for forcing their views on every one else then. Just because according to the bible God "Made Adam and Eve not Adam & Steve". the GiBLiTs need to show respect if they ever want to deserve it.
  • NymRod whowasp... 2012/09/26 16:20:31
    NymRod
    You ARE a hate group.
  • kenneth... Turings... 2012/09/26 02:42:27
    kenneth.white.9659
    +1
    How is disagreeing with it being a bully? I mean alot of these people are just following what their religions profess on gay marriage.
  • Turings... kenneth... 2012/09/26 03:41:12
    TuringsChild
    Maybe you missed the [sarcasm] VHTML tags. Sounds like we're on the same page.
    (VHTML = Virtual Hypertext Markup Language, ie not actually there but intended)
  • Kenny T. 2012/09/24 16:56:18 (edited)
    Beautiful
    Kenny T.
    +3
    LOL. It's ironic that conservatives are now playing the VICTIM card. Chick Fil-A did whatever it felt necessary to maximize profits. Seriously? Gays getting married is ruining heterosexual marriages? How? And just 10 years from now, the folks who are trying to prevent gays from marrying will look like right wing Christian extremists. Oh wait... They ARE right wing Christian extremists.
  • Greg Kenny T. 2012/09/24 18:17:14
    Greg
    +1
    No, people speaking out in support of traditional marriage will be asking you why you think a man should not be allowed to marry his dog.

    In fact, I'd love to hear you explain why YOUR definition of "marriage" should be oppressing a man who wants to marry his dog. Have at it.
  • Eric Ha... Greg 2012/09/24 21:13:35 (edited)
    Eric Haddix
    +4
    I find it interesting that, when marriage is discussed as a religious concept, LGBT activists and supporters rigorously dismiss "marriage" as a subjective concept, yet, when civil unions are offered as a substitute for marriage, LGBT activists and supporters rail that civil unions are not real marriages and, thus, represent a second class union between two people.

    LGBT activists and supporters cannot have it both ways ...
  • Kenny T. Eric Ha... 2012/09/28 06:10:42
    Kenny T.
    +3
    I find it interesting that conservatives are so insecure with their own marriages that the mere act of gays getting married ruins it for them. I also find it interesting how conservatives false equivocate partner rights in a civil union with spousal rights in a marriage. As a heterosexual liberal I am so SURE of my MANHOOD, I'm not even phased by two men getting married.
  • Eric Ha... Kenny T. 2012/10/07 11:04:52 (edited)
    Eric Haddix
    Kenny T. said: "I find it interesting that conservatives are so insecure with their own marriages that the mere act of gays getting married ruins it for them."

    Yep, when the smoke clears and the state of the intellectual battlefield is revealed, many strawmen will lay dead on this thread. This is one of them. ;-)


    Kenny T. said: " ... false[ly] equivocate ... "

    So, in other words, you missed my point and went after another strawman.

    Oh well, I guess that is par for the course in heated discussions like these.

    Anyways, onward to other comment threads ...
  • Greg Kenny T. 2012/10/17 20:09:46
    Greg
    +1
    This is typical of liberal "debate" style: their "arguments" are completely built on assumptions and their own biases and prejudices (talk about bigotry).

    We are talking about the integrity of a social institution, a right, "... endowed by our Creator" (to quote our founding document). Marriage, like all rights, do not emanate from the State, as they do in communist and tyrannical systems. The State is not over the individual, but the individual is over the State, and God is over all (again, please read the Declaration of Independence).

    I could even somewhat understand arguments for "gay marriage" if there were any science to it at all. But one is not born gay. There is no genetic component to sexual orientation like there is for race and gender. You are formed into it by choice, trauma, etc ... There is no more "genetic evidence" for sexual orientation than for any other human appetite, such as eating, drinking, musical preference, etc ... Should we legalize rape and beastiality as "legitimate" forms of sexual expression in "marriage"? For you to be consistent, you would have to answer that question in the affirmative.

    Therefore, the State has no place altering the definition of marriage. It exists, unlike taxes and traffic regulations, et al ..., apart from the State. ...

    This is typical of liberal "debate" style: their "arguments" are completely built on assumptions and their own biases and prejudices (talk about bigotry).

    We are talking about the integrity of a social institution, a right, "... endowed by our Creator" (to quote our founding document). Marriage, like all rights, do not emanate from the State, as they do in communist and tyrannical systems. The State is not over the individual, but the individual is over the State, and God is over all (again, please read the Declaration of Independence).

    I could even somewhat understand arguments for "gay marriage" if there were any science to it at all. But one is not born gay. There is no genetic component to sexual orientation like there is for race and gender. You are formed into it by choice, trauma, etc ... There is no more "genetic evidence" for sexual orientation than for any other human appetite, such as eating, drinking, musical preference, etc ... Should we legalize rape and beastiality as "legitimate" forms of sexual expression in "marriage"? For you to be consistent, you would have to answer that question in the affirmative.

    Therefore, the State has no place altering the definition of marriage. It exists, unlike taxes and traffic regulations, et al ..., apart from the State. What is the real agenda behind "gay marriage"? It is the legal ramifications that will be unleashed from a legal recognition of unions to be "marriage" that are nothing more than simply non-marriage legal unions. Churches will be forced to "marry" gay people or be shut down/sued, etc ... Public AND PRIVATE schools will be mandated to teach forms of perversion, such as homosexuality, beastiality, rape, etc ... as "normal".

    Again, the goal is the elimination of God from society and the suppression of mankind by the State.
    (more)
  • Kenny T. Greg 2012/10/24 07:36:11
    Kenny T.
    Look at the kettle call the pot black. Only a bigot would falsely equivocate homosexual intercourse with beastiality. And only a puritanical ignoramus would think the Declaration of Independence places Biblical scripture over the law of the land - and is missing the point that the Declaration of Independence was about asserting independence from tyrannical British rule; not about establishing the Christian God as the ruler of the colonies.

    No matter how hard you try, you're never going to convince most of the nation that we can do a Marcus Bachman "PRAY THE GAY AWAY" rain dance and expect gay people to give their lives to Jesus.

    You need to go back to school to learn the meaning of the SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.

    If you continue your backwards thinking, you'll go the way of the Puritans and Salem Witch trials. The rest of the nation will just progress without you.

    Mark my words.
  • Bureauc... Eric Ha... 2013/05/28 04:35:08
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    Bravo, Well said.
  • Kenny T. Greg 2012/09/28 06:02:17
    Kenny T.
    +1
    Greg, a dog? Beastiality is a bit of a slippery slope that will never be equivocated with gay marriage. LOL. Fact is America is trending liberal on this topic, so you may as well stop fighting it.
  • Turings... Kenny T. 2012/09/25 17:50:37
    TuringsChild
    +3
    Well, since it's turned out that this entire story is based on a LIE, the 'victim card' fits. Liars DO take advantage by their lies, that's kinda the POINT of lying.
  • Derbyhat 2012/09/24 16:38:54
    Being Bullied
    Derbyhat
    +2
    Bullied by an every growing political entitlement group, just like the empowered groups in Islamic countries who are flexing the muscle to attack us where. Spoiled brats seeing what they can get away with. Under Islam there are no gays, at least not for long. Under Islam, there is Islam and infidels. Why don't gays join others in marching on Islam to stop this unfairness for those who defy attempts to be normal.
  • Mr. Wonderful 2012/09/24 16:06:20
    Beautiful
    Mr. Wonderful
    +3
    As they say... and now we know the rest of the story.

    So you dumb as dirt right wing trash didn't know one of the REASONS for playing hardball with this cheesy fast food joint was all along they were funding anti-gay campaigns. Kind of twists their preceived pretence for free speech now doesn't it.

    The right wing view on "free speech" is they get to babble whatever they fund, fund scum outfits under the table, all under the cover of its free speech. But if somebody objects to their obviously biased views they get all bend out of shape and try to rally with the retard squad (right wingers) to their cause.

    Nearly every issue seen on Soadhead one way or another usually ends up exposing how utterly stupid and uneducated conservative actually are. This is just another example.
  • Koma Mr. Won... 2012/09/24 16:22:19
    Koma
    +2
    Spoken like the true kool-aid drunken fool you are.

    Press suckered by Chick-fil-A fairytale
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/ga...

    The joke is on you fool.

    You spew those lies and rhetoric and claim to be a Christian?
    Do the world a favor and jump off the edge of the earth to never be seen or heard again.
  • Mr. Won... Koma 2012/09/24 16:32:40
    Mr. Wonderful
    +1
    Grow a brain please... All I see in you is typical right wing trash.
  • Koma Mr. Won... 2012/09/24 17:50:29
    Koma
    +1
    That's because your warped liberal mindset is so skewed you can't see the error of your own ways.

    You're the one that accepted the lie as truth and you're telling me to grow a brain?
    It's not the first nor the last time you've accepted the lie as truth as you are too foolish to see the errors of your ways and will continue to do so.
  • Chris- ... Koma 2012/09/25 13:06:48
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    Where exactly is the edge?
    earth
  • Turings... Chris- ... 2012/09/25 17:57:11
    TuringsChild
    +3
    It's that black border around the outside. You can't see it???
  • Chris- ... Turings... 2012/09/25 18:07:28
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    LOL!
  • DizziNY 2012/09/24 15:25:47
    Being Bullied
    DizziNY
    +1
    They need to stand by their beliefs. If they don't, then they are nothing but wimps.
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