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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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1 posted on 09/20/2012 2:04:47 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

I’ll watch for the OPEN SUNDAY signs tomorrow. Meanwhile, Corporate America, Inc. will be donating gazillions to fund gay marriage, Pride parades, and public sodomy. Take the kids!


2 posted on 09/20/2012 2:06:46 PM PDT by madprof98
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That’s really deflating. Sickening! I hope those who live near one of them will boycott.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 2:07:06 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: NYer

“Mr. Martinez said Chick-fil-A told the alderman they will no longer fund groups that support traditional marriage through their charity arm,”

...they just lost my business.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 2:07:10 PM PDT by albie
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To: NYer

wtf


5 posted on 09/20/2012 2:07:16 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NYer

not exactly so....all they said was they would reconsider not that they would change. don’t let the lefties fool you


6 posted on 09/20/2012 2:07:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: NYer

It is a disgrace tha one small group can speak out and quash the Free Speech Rights of a Pro Family company.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 2:08:53 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: NYer

I wonder if it was the franchise owner or corporate.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Nifster

If they offered to “reconsider” in business-speak that means they are caving.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


10 posted on 09/20/2012 2:10:05 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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Chick-fil-A: Who We Are. A Response to Recent Controversy.

For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been mischaracterized. And while our sincere intent has been to remain out of this political and social debate, events from Chicago this week have once again resulted in questions around our giving. For that reason, we want to provide some context and clarity around who we are, what we believe and our priorities in relation to corporate giving.

A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of this commitment, Chick-fil-A’s giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. We will continue to focus our giving in those areas. Our intent is not to support political or social agendas.

As we have stated, the Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators.

For better understanding of our corporate giving, please click here to download the PDF document titled
“Chick-fil-A: Who We Are.”

11 posted on 09/20/2012 2:11:59 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: NYer

I was planning to patronize one that will be opening near me. Now, fuhgetaboutit.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 2:12:27 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: tobyhill

Pile of PR crap. Notice they did not deny the report.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 2:13:42 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: NYer

I think there was a complete misrepresentation of what was said. They didn’t say they would cease to support family, life, or Christian charities. They said they would not support organizations SPECIFICALLY DEDICATED to opposing gay marriage. There are only a few small organizations that fit that description, and I doubt whether they supported them in the first place.

I wouldn’t advise anyone to believe what the left wing press says, especially since they twist their language when talking about anything gay.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 2:13:46 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I think Lefties are twisting this to make those of us who support traditional morality lose heart. Here is part of the statement on Chick Fil A’s website.

“A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of this commitment, Chick-fil-A’s giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. We will continue to focus our giving in those areas. Our intent is not to support political or social agendas.”

The statement can be read in full here,

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Connect/Contact-Us


15 posted on 09/20/2012 2:13:46 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Monterrosa-24
If they offered to “reconsider” in business-speak that means they are caving.

It is also 'business-speak' to 'F.O.' (i.e., 'I reconsidered, and decided not to change anything').
I'd like to get Chick-Fil-A's definitive response to these claims made by the Sodomite lobby.

16 posted on 09/20/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Cicero

And exactly why shouldn’t they support organizations that want to stop gay marriage? EVERY OTHER CORPORATION that has weighed in on the issue gives its profits to weirdo organizations dedicated to shoving it down our throats. No outcry. No nothing.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: NYer

THIS IS BS.

This is the spin from some Chicago Democrat.

Don’t believe the accusations.

Wait until you hear from “the good guys.”

Dang, some FReepers are stupid. So eager to believe the worst, from the mouths of the worst kind of people.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 2:15:52 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: NYer

I’ll be waiting to see if the gays have their own “Chick-Fil-A day” to celebrate their “victory”.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 2:16:00 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: NYer
Contact Chic-fil-a

The Kenyan must go.

20 posted on 09/20/2012 2:16:15 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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