Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Yes, Chick-fil-A Says, We Explicitly Do Not Like Same-Sex Couples

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » GLBT Donate to DU
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:39 PM
Original message
Yes, Chick-fil-A Says, We Explicitly Do Not Like Same-Sex Couples
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 08:39 PM by Ian David
Bet Chick-fil-A wishes this month would end. Over the past few weeks, the restaurant chain's deep ties to the anti-gay movement have been exposed and uncovered by a number of activists, most notably Jeremy Hooper at Good As You. Whether it's Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, or Exodus International, Chick-fil-A ties run deep.

Of course, the President of Chick-fil-A wants gay people to share no hard feelings. The restaurant will gladly feed homosexuals gobs of chicken sandwiches, after all. But when it comes to marriage, Chick-fil-A believes strongly that same-sex couples just don't deserve equal rights.

As we wrote about a few weeks ago, Chick-fil-A's charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, has been particularly active in the fight against marriage equality. 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.

Now comes some email correspondence that Good As You has shared on their blog, where the WinShape Foundation's Retreat Center -- a center run by the charitable arm of Chick-fil-A -- admits that they have a severe distaste for LGBT people.



More:
http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/yes_chick-fil-a_s...


See also:

Here's what Chick-Fil-A doesn't understand:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Wolf Frankula Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 08:53 PM
Response to Original message
1. Am Straight, and Will Not Eat at Chick-Fil-A
You shouldn't either.

Who's with me?

Wolf
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Well, I'm with you in spirit.
In practical terms, there aren't any of these restaurants in Michigan that I know of, so it's not really an option. But I would boycott them if they were here.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:10 PM
Response to Reply #1
7. Same here. Tasty sandwiches aren't worth the bigotry.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 10:11 PM by friendly_iconoclast
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 12:15 AM
Response to Reply #7
18. Ick. They're not even tasty. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kcass1954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:57 PM
Response to Reply #1
8. I'm straight, too - and I'm with you.
I can't tell these assholes how to spend their money, but I can make damn sure they don't get any from me!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 04:53 PM
Response to Reply #1
14. me. +2000%
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 12:53 AM
Response to Reply #1
16. Never been, never will unless they change their ways.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RetiredTrotskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #1
17. My husband and I are with you!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:05 PM
Response to Original message
2. Goddamnit. Why does the one fast food chain I actually like have to be run by bigoted assholes?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. The bible verses on the sugar packets should have been a tip-off. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. there's weird scripture on Dr.Bronner's too. but i still use that.
his kids kept it on there to honor their dad after he died.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 02:17 AM
Response to Reply #4
9. Are you serious?
Please tell me that that's a brilliant and witty joke.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 07:40 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. Yep. At least they did at the one chick-fil-a that I went to. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #2
13. Apparently, bigotry is delicious.
Or it could be the ungodly (pun totally intended) amounts of salt they use. Either way, I've never gone out of my way to eat at one and have no plans to start. Fast food in general is just bad.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RyanPsych Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 09:57 PM
Response to Original message
6. Well, I'm a vegetarian...
but Chick-Fil-A can still go fuck themselves and their stupid closed-on-Sundays restaurants
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 10:18 AM
Response to Original message
11. Gay College Students Vs. Chick-fil-A
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jeremyfive Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 10:50 AM
Response to Original message
12. Ta-Ta, Chick-Fil-A, Never Again, My Love
Don't want to get poison chicken, myself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Celtic Raven Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 11:17 PM
Response to Original message
15. Comments link
http://www.chick-fil-a.com/#feedback


We don't have one close, but wouldn't eat there if we did now that we know about their bigotry.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Dec 26th 2014, 05:33 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » GLBT Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC