Skip to comments.Unbelievable: Chick-Fil-A Caves To Pressure From Chi Alderman, Will No Longer Fund Trad Marriage
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 companys move there. Chick-fil-A wrote a letter to Alderman Joe Moreno affirming this, according to his spokesman, Matt Bailey, but the company initially wouldnt 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 didnt 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.
I have a hard time believing that Chick-Fil-A caved based on a single alderman.
Have they not watched J.C Penney implode!
For many months now, Chick-fil-As 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. For a better understanding of our corporate giving, please see the attached document titled Chick-fil-A: Who We Are. This is the same document provided and referred to in coverage surrounding Chicago. http://cot.ag/Sa2Sac
FDrom their FB page
If this turns out to be true, then CFA will be cutting their own throats like the idiots who dropped Rush because of complaints from a bunch of Loser Occupy types. Even if all the queers support CFA now that they’ve (apparently) caved, they will lose more business than they will gain by opening a store in Chi-Town.
Their position has not changed. Corporate just pulled the wool over the leftists' eyes. The sodomites believe they won or are just being dishonest (more likely).
Sorry, forgot to format.
“Will No Longer Fund Trad Marriage”
huh? Why should marriage need funding?
This is silly.
Chick-Fil-A’s management can operate the company with highly ethical and Christian standards regardless of whether it gives money to any cause.
Why should traditional marriage need chicken money, anyway?
Chill. It’s a good company with good folks running it. It’s capitalism, and I support it.
If I were a lib, I’d be laughing and flipping everyone the bird too.
For all the tough talk no one lifting a finger to stop them on anything. :(
not necessarily...this was released by the LGBT people not the Chick Fil A folks... those folks will say thing s to put pressure on people to do things their way. I don’t believe it until I see the corporation say it.
still won’t change my support for a family owned business with great food
I hate seeing that quote over and over. When people see "love the sinner" they think it means something like loving your child or loving your spouse or loving your country or holding hands in Sedona, Arizona. It means nothing of the sort. All it means is desiring for that soul not to be lost. None of the ordinary meanings of love were meant to apply. As a Christian you can both hate the sin and find the sinner to be disgusting and repugnant, as long as you pray for his or her soul to be saved. If you have the gift of evangelization you can try that, too, but good luck with that.
“Because youre 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.
I’ve never seen so many gullible (stupid?) Freepers in one thread.
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...
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.
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.
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.
And they did this so they cold open just ONE store in Chicago. Talk about compromising your values.
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