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Unbelievable: Chick-Fil-A Caves To Pressure From Chi Alderman, Will No Longer Fund Trad Marriage
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 20, 2012

Posted on 09/20/2012 2:04:45 PM PDT by NYer

All that support we gave them (setting a one-day sales record) and this is how they repay us? Caving in so they could open a single store in Chicago.

Via Washington Times:

Chick-fil-A stopped funding traditional-marriage groups in an effort to open a new Chicago restaurant, but the company initially kept quiet about the decision, prompting gay rights groups to speculate that the company feared a backlash from conservative customers.

The Christian-rooted fast food restaurant agreed to stop funding groups such as Focus on the Family that oppose same-sex marriage in a meeting with the Chicago politician who had been blocking the company’s move there. Chick-fil-A wrote a letter to Alderman Joe Moreno affirming this, according to his spokesman, Matt Bailey, but the company initially wouldn’t allow his office to release the letter to the public. Three weeks later they relented.

“There was concern from them,” said Anthony Martinez, executive director for the Civil Rights Agenda, the Illinois lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender group that negotiated with both Chick-fil-A and the alderman to stop funding for so-called anti-gay groups. “They really didn’t want to announce it, really, but, of course, the alderman needed to clarify why he was changing his stance on them opening a restaurant within his ward.”

Chick-fil-A did not returns requests for comment, and has previously said it will not discuss the issue with the media.

Mr. Martinez said Chick-fil-A told the alderman they will no longer fund groups that support traditional marriage through their charity arm, the WinShape Foundation, and will instead use that money toward educational programs and food donations.

“The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas,” Chick-fil-A wrote in the letter.



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To: Theo

“Because you’re gullible.”

...blow it out your barracks bag! They caved because of pressure from franchisees. They should stick to their guns that the press took everything out of context and they stand by their position. If not for any other reason than to return the massive support they received from conservatives.


51 posted on 09/20/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by albie
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To: NYer

I’ve never seen so many gullible (stupid?) Freepers in one thread.


52 posted on 09/20/2012 3:26:29 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: NYer

DIDN’T THEY GET THE G_D D_MNED MESSAGE THAT ONE WEEK WE ALL F____ING ATE THERE????

I am so dissapointed, pardon my french.

Unless Holder’s boys threatened them or something behind the scenes....

That would be the only thing I would forgive at this point...


53 posted on 09/20/2012 3:27:14 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: tobyhill

Source? Link?


54 posted on 09/20/2012 3:27:22 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: upchuck
http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Connect/Contact-Us
55 posted on 09/20/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: NYer

Wow.. I just had one of their sandwiches a half-hour ago. I’ve been stopping there a couple times a week for lunch ever since the company showed the guts to stand up for common decency and traditional American values.

No more. I am done with them.
Chick-fil-A should have seen that they were onto something when millions of normal Americans showed support with their wallets and their appetites.

Traditional marriage is a “political agenda”??
Drop dead, Chick-fil-A.


56 posted on 09/20/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NYer

As the first self-appointed Chic-fil-A-merican I am going to reserve judgement.
Otherwise,consider other businesses like McD’s or Wal-mart and the hoops they go through to survive the lefty loonytoons.
Its nuts what these folks have to put up with.


57 posted on 09/20/2012 3:36:22 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: Jimmy4Toes

You have just earned the prestigious Nail on Head award.
I just hope some of these hand wringers sober up and listen to what you had to say.

Sheesh, sometimes I think a lot of freepers are as dumb as demoKaRATZ.

Catch a word or two of rumor, and off they run: “the sky is falling, the sky is falling, Oh Woe Is Us.”

Dumber than a box of rox.

Chik Fil A has basically said that they won’t not support their usual charities. Now, if you understand what I just said, you get a COOKIE!

RATZ are too stupid to know they been played like a cheap fiddle. It’s called critical thinking. RATZ don’t have it. It’s disappointing that so many freepers fall in the same category.


58 posted on 09/20/2012 3:41:38 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
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To: NYer

And they did this so they cold open just ONE store in Chicago. Talk about compromising your values.


59 posted on 09/20/2012 4:02:07 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: NYer

sad


60 posted on 09/20/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: NYer
“The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas...”

Touche, Dan Cathy. Every intelligent person knows that marriage isn't a "political agenda."

What the sodomites are angry about are the "marriage seminars" that WinShape sponsors. Now, they'll think that WinShape doesn't sponsor these anymore.

What loons.

61 posted on 09/20/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NYer

And above it all, remember that Romney, when asked where he stood on Chick-fil-A’s statement supporting marriage, said, “That not part of my campaign.”

Way to go, Mittens.


62 posted on 09/20/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

I humbly accept your award.


63 posted on 09/20/2012 4:16:13 PM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (Is a sarcasm tag really necessary?)
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To: Theo

Bottom line, their statement is too ambiguous. We should ask to see what groups their organization is donating to now. Are they the same groups that the homosexual lobby was complaining about or have those been dropped from the list?


64 posted on 09/20/2012 4:20:04 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: Uncle Slayton
"It is a disgrace tha one small group can speak out and quash the Free Speech Rights of a Pro Family company."

They didn't quash anything. Chick Fil-A chose to cave to sodomites, and that's the disgrace.

65 posted on 09/20/2012 4:24:44 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Conrado, you MAY be correct but what galls me is that they didn't just say, “Stick it Chicago. We'll run our business any way we want to and give our $$ to any group we want to.” Just tell it like it is without ducking and dodging.

Hope I don't have to give up their chocolate chip cookies.

66 posted on 09/20/2012 4:31:27 PM PDT by Longtooth
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To: CatherineofAragon

And they have been so sneaky about it none of the news channels are even covering it, not even Fox News. Maybe I’ll write Huckabee and asked him did they cave. I’ll tell him if they did, all Christians should boycott Chick Fil-A, because they have made a mockery not only out of his support but the support that thousands and thousands gave them a month ago.


67 posted on 09/20/2012 4:37:12 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NYer

Bait and switch, don’t believe the reporting its meant to piss you off.
Cathy will continue to support who ever he wants FUChicago


68 posted on 09/20/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Death to the GOPe traitors and tyrants.)
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To: NYer

I bet the executives, including Kathy Truett, will step up their donations.


69 posted on 09/20/2012 4:40:44 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: tobyhill

Thanks for the link.


70 posted on 09/20/2012 4:43:19 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: albie

Mine too.


71 posted on 09/20/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT by sport
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To: Jedidah
“Will No Longer Fund Trad Marriage” huh? Why should marriage need funding?

Due to posting constraints, could not post the entire title which read "Will no longer fund Traditional Marriage Groups. Apologies for any confusion.

72 posted on 09/20/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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The people screaming LOON and worse at fellow Freepers on this thread are, I suspect, the very same people who contend that Mitt Romney is winning this election by a landslide.


73 posted on 09/20/2012 4:54:10 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: NYer

If even Freepers fall victim to media disinformation so easily, there’s no hope left other than for Jesus pulling the plug soon.


74 posted on 09/20/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: albie

They were clear that they are pro-family.

Evil people are spinning their response to mean that they are no longer anti-gay.

You’re free to believe what you want, of course. But Chick-fil-A has remained true to their convictions, and will continue to support pro-family, pro-marriage causes.


75 posted on 09/20/2012 6:25:30 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: NYer
Update: Everyone who trashed Chick-fil-A in this thread is profoundly ignorant.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2934126/posts

May you learn from your hasty judgments. Please. We FReepers need to be wiser than the gay/Chicago/MSM smear campaigners.

76 posted on 09/20/2012 6:46:24 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: NYer; Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale

It’s a business. It’s called $$$.

Reality sucks.

Alternatively you wont see one place block them FOR this decision.


77 posted on 09/20/2012 8:08:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Theo

Looks like you were right. I was “gullible”. I didn’t even bother to see who wrote the piece of garbage claiming CFA stopped donations. It wouldn’t have surprised me in the least if CFA had backed down. Refreshing that they didn’t.


78 posted on 09/21/2012 5:04:56 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Thanks, Albie.

I sincerely mean no disrespect toward you personally. We’re on the same side, concerned about our nation and its people. So thank you for your gracious reply to my frantic comments.


79 posted on 09/21/2012 7:25:48 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: steve86

Yes, I’m aware of that. I thought it was pretty obvious.


80 posted on 09/21/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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