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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:08 AM

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

From Pink News: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/11/19/chick-fil-a-backtracks-anti-lgbt-donations/

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.

In a statement to Vice, Chick-fil-A President and COO Tim Tassopoulos refused to confirm the company would not donate to groups that oppose LGBT+ rights. He said: “No organisation will be excluded from future consideration–faith-based or non-faith-based.”

A statement on the Chick-fil-A Foundation website said it was “happy and proud” of its 2018 donations, which include Christian organisations that discriminate against LGBT+ people.


Well, that didn't last long.

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Reply Chick-fil-A UPDATE: backtracks, won't pledge to end donations to anti-LGBT charities (Original post)
Saviolo Nov 20 OP
RockRaven Nov 20 #1
Saviolo Nov 20 #2
Cartoonist Nov 20 #3
Celerity Nov 20 #4
Saviolo Nov 20 #5
customerserviceguy Nov 20 #6
Initech Nov 20 #7
littlemissmartypants Nov 20 #8
micDROP Nov 20 #9
Odoreida Nov 22 #10
FreeState Nov 26 #11

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:14 AM

1. Big surprise.



When I first heard this "change" they were making I figured they would just define their way out of the problem -- i.e. not change their behavior at all, and just claim the orgs they were giving money to were not really hate groups. Now they won't even have to bother with that.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:17 AM

2. surprisedpikachu.jpg

Yeah, they said that they would do literally the least they could, and then couldn't even stand by that.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:20 AM

3. I was just about to patronize them.

I like chicken, and there's one near me.

As well as two Popeye's, two KFC's, a Church's, 3 Krispy's, and 2 Safeway's.

When you have so much competition, why alienate potential customers?

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:57 AM

4. Fuck Chick-fil-A, so glad those fuckers got run out of England

Zero chance they would not face the same here in Sweden.

Fucking bigots.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:07 PM

5. Agreed.

Also, I'm seriously disappointed that there's still a lineup for the one they recently opened here in Toronto.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:33 PM

6. I'm sure

they got plenty of email from customers who were outraged that they backed down on their stance. Who will CFA listen to, people who buy from them, or people who never have and never will?

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:39 PM

7. And that's why I don't eat there.

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

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:55 PM

8. Bait and switch, imo.

They won't be seeing any of my "donations" ever.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:13 PM

9. What's done is done!

I refuse to eat there until its under new ownership from someone who is a known liberal within our community. This corporation is a disgrace.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:08 AM

10. At this point their business model ...

... is "fuck you faggot".

And while they might like our business too, that seems to be a winning strategy so far.

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