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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:07 PM

Chick-fil-A backtracks, won't pledge to end donations to anti-LGBT charities

Source: PinkNews

The chicken chain, which has a long history of donations to lobbying groups that oppose LGBT+ rights, signalled on Monday that it would end donations to charities that discriminate against LGBT+ people, after a sustained international boycott.

However, after a backlash from anti-LGBT conservatives and Republicans, the company appears to have quietly backtracked.

Read more: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/11/19/chick-fil-a-backtracks-anti-lgbt-donations/?fbclid=IwAR1Ecs6v_EfIJvTNgo84W7M6Ki5-qHLe3UWdZuMLAF0G-7xh6Qn1uSoTYt0



I never believed them. More at link.

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Reply Chick-fil-A backtracks, won't pledge to end donations to anti-LGBT charities (Original post)
OriginalGeek Nov 19 OP
rurallib Nov 19 #1
JudyM Nov 19 #2
bucolic_frolic Nov 19 #3
IronLionZion Nov 19 #4
Flaleftist Nov 19 #13
NurseJackie Nov 20 #23
StClone Nov 19 #5
Skittles Nov 19 #6
lonely bird Nov 19 #7
ArizonaLib Nov 19 #14
lonely bird Nov 19 #16
SMC22307 Nov 19 #18
Evolve Dammit Nov 19 #8
rockfordfile Nov 19 #9
NYC Liberal Nov 19 #10
paleotn Nov 19 #11
Initech Nov 19 #12
Grokenstein Nov 19 #15
Iggo Nov 19 #17
OriginalGeek Nov 20 #24
sir pball Nov 20 #19
YOHABLO Nov 20 #20
Lonestarblue Nov 20 #21
atreides1 Nov 20 #22

Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:10 PM

1. apparently the chicken shit is consumed by management

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:11 PM

2. There's no shame when they're paid well to recant.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:27 PM

3. DUers, don't go there

spend your money where your patriotism is appreciated. many competitors make fattening chicken too

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:56 PM

4. Popeyes has better chicken sandwiches

Wendy's, Burger King, etc. also have competing options

It can be made at home if people want to brine their chicken breasts before frying it to keep it nice and juicy.

Here in DC, many local restaurants make infinitely superior chicken sandwiches.

Chick-Fil-Gay. Here's a recipe where she marinates in pickle juice:

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:17 PM

13. I tried a couple last week.

I do think they are better. I have frequented Chic-fil-a in the past, but something about this pledging to stop the donations and backing out irritates me. I think I'm done with them. There is a Popeyes right down the street from the local Chic-fil-a and since I find their sandwiches better, that makes this an easy decision.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:14 AM

23. She reminds me of Phoebe Buffay from TV's "Friends"...

... I think her chicken was probably undercooked. Best to use a thermometer to make sure.

Looks like a very easy recipe! I'll have to give it a try.

Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Copycat Ingredients
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup pickle juice (sour dill is my favorite)
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Optional: up to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicy sandwich
Peanut Oil for frying (about a cup)

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:11 PM

5. For some reason I am afraid I will find feathers...

...or droppings in cfa stuff, never have but it is a phobia.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:17 PM

6. ugh

cue the people who think eating there for the "experience" is more important than human rights

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:41 PM

7. I don't patronize Chick-fil-a

or Hobby Lobby.

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Response to lonely bird (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 09:55 PM

14. Yes same for Walmart and Wendy's

I still have not forgotten that Wendy's was Ellen Degeneres' major sponsor who LED a boycott (not just threatened and then cut and ran) when she was planning to come out on her sitcom show.

Everybody knows about Walmart.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:21 PM

16. Yeah...

I only go into Mao-Mart if there is no alternative. I think I have been in a Wendy’s about twice in two years. Actually trying avoid fast food anyway so that is all good.

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Response to lonely bird (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:23 PM

18. You're not missing much. I've eaten there probably 3 times in my life...

most recently a dinner salad with sand/grit crunching in my teeth. I truly don't understand all the fuss. Enjoy my whopping $30, Chick-fil-A.

Hobby Lobby is nothing but aisle after aisle of Cheap$hitFromChina with a fundie Christian twist.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:45 PM

8. Went there once; a choice of religious friends. Boycotting all GOP-owned entities for years.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:55 PM

9. Not surprised, lol they're a un-American company

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:58 PM

10. Will all the folks commenting on the other thread about how

great Chick-Fil-A is and what does it matter, blah, blah, blah, comment here? They are explicitly stating they will continue to donate to anti-LGBT organizations.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:20 PM

11. Crappy chickienob sandwiches

Management are haters. What's not to dislike?

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:59 PM

12. As long as they donate to the American Family Association and Focus On The Family, I won't eat there

Really those are the two most toxic groups that they donate to.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:18 PM

15. Round and Round They Go!

At least we can enjoy the confusion as MAGAts struggle to remember if they're supposed to hate CFA or not this week.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 10:22 PM

17. Well then fuck 'em again then.

:middlefinger: :middlefinger:

Two times.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:40 AM

24. I wish I had more middle fingers for them

2 just doesn't seem to be sufficient.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:46 AM

19. Unfortunately they can do this since they're doing fantastically

They are, with boycotts and everything, by far the most profitable fast-food chain on a per-unit basis...they know they can donate to whomever they want and it's not going to affect their bottom line.

I'm personally agnostic on the whole ethical purchasing thing; CFA is particularly transparent about where their profits go but I'm sure a lot more donations to these groups come from 1%ers making their money off the stock market, so buying from pretty much any public company is still supporting that money flow albeit less directly.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:54 AM

20. I do find it appalling that they would retract. But most people are clueless.

Customers don't know what side of the political spectrum companies contribute to, nor do the employees that work for them.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:27 AM

21. Proud to say I've never been to Chick-fil-A.

And I never will. I have been boycotting brands that support bad actors for decades. One of my first was the exercise chain, Curves. The founder, Gary Heavin, reportedly donates 10% of profits to anti-abortion causes and to groups that spread rumors that abortions cause cancer. Two other anti-abortion groups I refuse to patronize are Domino’s Pizza and Carl’s Jr. The founders of both are active in denying reproductive rights. I’m sure they do not miss my money, but it makes me feel better!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:31 AM

22. Who didn't see this coming???

You can't trust certain "Christians" to actually keep their word...lying, hate, and judging the lives of others...that's what modern "Christianity" is all about....

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