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chick-fil-A facebook page ^ | September 20, 2012

Posted on 09/20/2012 2:39:48 PM PDT by lowbridge

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. 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://www.chick-fil-a.com/Media/PDF/who-we-are.pdf

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1 posted on 09/20/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Less than a month after their supporters gave them the record breaking sales day, they slap them in the face.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2934056/posts


2 posted on 09/20/2012 2:43:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: lowbridge

You mean they didn’t cave, so those hysterical “conservatives” were wrong?
Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 2:44:57 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GeronL

They DID NOT cave, good grief, nothing has changed for CFA.
Read their statement.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 2:46:58 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

The articles say they have cut funding to traditional marriage groups, if that is true then they have indeed caved.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 2:49:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Really, you will beleive an article but not read CFA statement.
Read their statement, its not that hard.
Look at what they say not what the liberal press says they said.
If you still think they caved, then ok.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 2:55:15 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: lowbridge

Keep in mind GLAAD says WinShape is a hate group because their marriage retreats have this pesky requirement that a marriage have a man and a woman.

WinShape is basically the Cathy family foundation... Chick-Fil-A is never going to abandon them.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 2:56:36 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: svcw
There is apparently MORE to the story.

Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund traditional marriage groups

8 posted on 09/20/2012 2:56:51 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: INVAR

B.S.

WinShape is a traditional marriage group... it also happens to be the Cathy Family Foundation... it’s not going anywhere.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 2:57:59 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: GeronL

“The articles say they have cut funding to traditional marriage groups, if that is true then they have indeed caved.”

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My eyesight is poor, but I don’t see that in the pdf document linked.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 3:01:55 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: INVAR

Ok, so you choose to not read what CFA has said but what a newspaper says.
This statement of theirs explains who they are and who they fund.
Good grief, read what CFA is saying not what other people are saying they are saying.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 3:08:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: fatnotlazy

The news articles.

The PDF is a response to the reporting, because CFA wanted to keep it on the down low.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 3:09:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: svcw

aw, c’mon, you’ve been around long enough to know that certain FReepers take joy in the worst possibly interpretation of absolutely anything.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 3:13:29 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: svcw
I read the PDF, and it was vague. No mention of Focus on the Family. The Washington Times story is crystal clear. So what am I to believe, corporate PR-speak vague Press Release or newspaper report with named sources?
14 posted on 09/20/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: svcw

Sounds like they aren’t denying that story, but they are, in a round about way, confirming it.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 3:16:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: EDINVA

;-)


16 posted on 09/20/2012 3:18:16 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: EDINVA; svcw

You’re spinning.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 3:19:26 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You have got to be joking. I choose to beleive CFA and not the press, it appears you want to think the worst about CFA, I choose to beleive what they said.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 3:20:12 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, good grief.
They haven’t denied there are moon people, does that mean there might be, because you think a non denial is a conformation of guilt.
Oh good lord.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 3:22:30 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: EDINVA

Jeez, sounds like you’ve been around for about twelve years!

LOL


20 posted on 09/20/2012 3:24:34 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: Cyber Liberty

I read it too and it looks like they are trying to keep everyone happy in a PC way and not trying to offend anyone on both sides. I still think they will lose a significant amount of business from Christians for being cowardly.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 3:25:14 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Cyber Liberty; EDINVA

There are people who are desperate to make CFA guilty, it appears.
They (CFA) have written a statement explaining who they fund and who they have always funded, yet it’s not good enough because the press is saying something different.
CL if you are content to live in a world of suspicion be my guest, I do not live in fear or suspicion.
I beleive CFA’s statement.
So good luck to you.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GeronL

Did you not read their document on Facebook? From that it looks like they haven’t backed from their position at all. Regardless of what the Chicago alderman said.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 3:28:18 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: svcw
Why don't you give reading a whirl, and read my number 14? I read both the PDF and the Times story, and your optimism is poorly placed. The PDF said Not One Word about keeping or dumping Focus on the Family. Not one word. From my experience with corporate PR, that means FoF is under the bus.
24 posted on 09/20/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: svcw

I read both.

Apparently Chick-FIl-A has modified it’s support of those groups the homosexual agenda has targeted for the initial boycott, enough to satisfy Chicago government to change their opposition to the restaurant opening in Moreno’s ward.

If there is spin, it’s being spun by Moreno and Rahm’s boys in Chicago. And that is the narrative established. Chick-Fil-A better clarify this and set the record straight whether or not they will continue to fund those groups that prompted the original boycott to begin with.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 3:29:42 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: svcw
Don't be a retard. Point to me exactly where in the Press Release where it explicitly says they are going to continue funding Focus on the Family, and I'll admit you are not completely full of crap with no ability to reason things out for yourself.
26 posted on 09/20/2012 3:31:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: INVAR

I also read both, and have come to the completely opposite conclusion. This is the nature of PR: Never say something that will PO one side or the other, and let the consumer read into the statement what they will.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty; INVAR

Ok, guys you just do what you need to do.
Why not talk just to each other since you apparently beleive CFA guilty.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 3:40:03 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: lowbridge

I truly don’t find anything in their statement that points to anything; but who they are; but the Lefties would love to divide and conquer.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 3:40:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: svcw

Oooh! Great Straw Man argument there. Is that all you got?


30 posted on 09/20/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: svcw

“There are people who are desperate to make CFA guilty, it appears. They (CFA) have written a statement explaining who they fund and who they have always funded, yet it’s not good enough because the press is saying something different.”

THAT IS NOT THE POINT. If I were DEFAMED publicly, I would identify it and respond to it.

Specifically, I would write something like the following:

“In the past week, there have been news reports that we will not longer will fund organizations committed to keeping marriage exclusively defined as between one man and one woman. Let us state outright that we will continue to donate to those groups, and, in fact, don’t be surprised if we double our donations, just to make our point.”

THAT IS WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR.

Not something like: “We have and will always fund groups that share our values.”

If they’re not up to a strong statement, perhaps they should get rid of their gay PR guy (all PR guys are gay) and do what’s needed. A lot of us, at this point, feel USED by them.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: svcw

I didn’t say anything about guilt or innocence. I said there was more to the story than just what the PDF says and posted the Times link.

What is curious however, - is that if there has been no change in CF’s positions or funding (which prompted the homosexual uproar to begin with), why is it that the homosexual groups are declaring victory because CF is changing it’s policies?

What kind of tactic is being used here by the groups that wanted government to deny the chain the ability to operate?


32 posted on 09/20/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: freekitty
I truly don’t find anything in their statement that points to anything

That's what I see too. For this, I now hate CFA, according to a couple of folks. Meanwhile. we have a sourced story from Washington Times (no liberal outlet) that CFA is throwing Focus on the Family, specifically, under the bus.

33 posted on 09/20/2012 3:47:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: INVAR; svcw

Svcw is playing “straw man” with us. Claiming we’re saying something that we are not.


34 posted on 09/20/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: INVAR

Why are they saying something that is not said, you are kidding right?
Liberals and their ilk are liars, it is that simple, how you would not know that, is a mystery.
Ok, you beleive what you want.
I find it amazing that you apparently believe what homosexual radicals say over what CFA is saying, no biggie really in the scheme of things, they (CFA) make really good spicy chicken sandwiches and I will continue to eat them.


35 posted on 09/20/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You are just so cute. Good bye


36 posted on 09/20/2012 4:02:15 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
Good bye

Oh thank God! It's like getting a telemarketer to hang up on me!

37 posted on 09/20/2012 4:06:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: INVAR; GeronL
There is apparently MORE to the story.

Yes... keep reading.

'Gay' advocates cook up Chick-fil-A fairytale

You may continue fluminating now..

38 posted on 09/20/2012 4:27:40 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Oh, no you mean the homosexual radicals lied - I just do not beleive it.......I mean why would they lie. I know I do not beleive what CFA says, because the liberal press and homosexual have said something different.........oh no oh no....

sarcasm

39 posted on 09/20/2012 4:36:12 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

You are reading waaaay too much into what I posted - which was at first only a statement that there is more to the story and a link.

You are asserting what my beliefs are in this.

I know perfectly well that Leftists lie.

They have to.

I said I was curious why the homo lobby and the Chicago machine are making the claims CFA has ‘changed course’ - and wondered aloud what tactic this was supposedly trying to achieve.

I opined that if this is some attempt to set the narrative, then CFA needs to get out ahead of their attempts and clearly set the record straight without any potential wiggle room so as to avoid an appearance of evil (or at least capitulation).


40 posted on 09/20/2012 4:52:19 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I don’t see in their statement where they are doing that. The mentioned they are family based several times or say they would stop donating to good charities.


41 posted on 09/20/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: INVAR

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2934126/posts?page=1


42 posted on 09/20/2012 4:54:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
Oh, no you mean the homosexual radicals lied

Lying is a characteristic of fallen individuals no matter what orientation... Requires an internal transformation to correct...

Just sayin' ;-)

43 posted on 09/20/2012 4:55:01 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: freekitty

No, the Press Release doesn’t say that. That would be stupid on their part. But companies have been known to violate the spirit of the PR once in a while.


44 posted on 09/20/2012 5:00:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: svcw

Thanks for the link.

So the homo lobby IS attempting to set a narrative, with apparent help from Moreno - who I suspect is having to cover for the fact his statements when the uproar occurred, were rooted in what the homo lobby was screaming instead of any kind of investigation of facts.

Still and all, CFA cannot sit silent and let the media and the Homo lobby set the narrative on this. They HAVE to correct it clearly, for the damage is already being done.

Just another example of the media establishing the story in the framework they want everyone to see it as.


45 posted on 09/20/2012 5:02:05 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Well, that’s funny cause dan Cathey tweeted a pic THIS WEEK if him raising money for the marriage and family foundation that the homos hate and they are furious!


46 posted on 09/20/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: INVAR
Still and all, CFA cannot sit silent and let the media and the Homo lobby set the narrative on this. They HAVE to correct it clearly, for the damage is already being done.

CFA is not in the business of setting political narrative. They are in the business of business. They've been pretty clear about this. I'm just disappointed they caved to a sleazy Chicago politician for money.

They caved. There is no sugar-coating this fact.

47 posted on 09/20/2012 5:14:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: DrewsMum
Earlier this week, before the statements, Dan Cathy tweeted to celebrate a fundraiser by Chick-fil-A's primary charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation. The beneficiary? The Marriage and Family Foundation, which was among organizations cited by gay rights groups as opposing same-sex marriage.

Link.

48 posted on 09/20/2012 5:21:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

So do you feel better? Lol


49 posted on 09/20/2012 5:35:01 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: DrewsMum

Not really....lol...Doesn’t matter how I “feel.”


50 posted on 09/20/2012 5:44:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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