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Chick-fil-A president's appearance canceled at request of pro-diversity group
stltoday.com ^ | March 9, 2011 | Deb Peterson

Posted on 03/10/2011 8:24:20 PM PST by Charles Henrickson

CHICK-FIL-NO-THANK-YOU: Focus St. Louis and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce said today that they are canceling a planned presentation by Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A, following complaints that Cathy and his company are involved with anti-gay organizations.

Chick-fil-A, which is known for promoting a company vision of Christian values, was enmeshed in a controversy earlier this year involving an independent Chick-fil-A operator in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which is affiliated with the Family Resource Institute. The latter institute was recently designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center because of its anti-gay positions.

The decision to cancel Cathy's March 18 presentation here was made after PROMO, a statewide organization that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, protested his appearance and asked Focus and the Chamber of Commerce to reconsider.

Ellen Gale, the head of the chamber, said . . . "We are a pro-diversity culture here and certainly don't want to offend anyone. . . ."

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: chickfila; christophobia; clayton; diversity; homosexualagenda; missouri; persecution; promo; stlouis; tolerantleft
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Chick-fil-A president's appearance canceled at request of pro-diversity group

Such irony! The libs can't handle diversity!

In honor of the homophiliacs, I'm going to Chick-fil-A tomorrow for lunch!

1 posted on 03/10/2011 8:24:25 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

It appears as though the “pro-diversity” group isn’t into diversity. Closed minds.


2 posted on 03/10/2011 8:27:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

The Southern Anti Poverty Law Center should be named a hate group by law. They are constantly naming innocent groups as hate groups simply because they oppose Morris Dee’s radical agenda.

That is definitely a hateful act.


3 posted on 03/10/2011 8:28:19 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Charles Henrickson

Another example of liberal hypocrisy. They are for diversity as long as everyone is the same as them.


4 posted on 03/10/2011 8:29:20 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: yarddog

Oops, I just noticed they don’t have the word “Anti” poverty in their name which must mean they are pro poverty.


5 posted on 03/10/2011 8:29:47 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Charles Henrickson

If there was a Chic-Fil-A around here I would buy one just about every day. They are good. Some of the other brands are good too.


6 posted on 03/10/2011 8:32:54 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Charles Henrickson

I hope CF-A stands up to their blibal values and does not cave. To me, it would be much better to stand on God’s side than to align yourself with the perverts and their enablers.


7 posted on 03/10/2011 8:35:19 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Charles Henrickson

What is “diverse” about where these activists stick their penises? Has the Chamber of Commerce gone mad? Who the hell is PROMO that they just cancel it at the first word of protest?


8 posted on 03/10/2011 8:36:37 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Charles Henrickson

9 posted on 03/10/2011 8:37:44 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Southern Poverty Law Center

FTSPLC!

10 posted on 03/10/2011 8:39:30 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Remember this:

Conservatives have Principles.

liberals have agendas (agendae for the elite in the crowd).

The difference should be clear to people of character.


11 posted on 03/10/2011 8:39:37 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Executive Director - Ellen M. Gale
314-726-0068
egale@claytoncommerce.com


Dear Ms. Gale

In reference to your canceling the speaker from Chick-Fil-A. I am glad you don’t want to offend anyone and want to be inclusive. I am therefore very much offended that you are refusing to be inclusive of those with Christian viewpoints. Being tolerant of those with different lifestyles and viewpoints is important in creating a more diverse society that values all individuals. I think it is a travesty that a Chamber Of Commerce in today’s United States could be so closed minded and intolerant.


12 posted on 03/10/2011 8:39:48 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That would be a good slogan for the homosexuals.


13 posted on 03/10/2011 8:40:32 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Wrong hole.)
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To: yarddog

I like Chick-Fil-A. Great food.


14 posted on 03/10/2011 8:44:37 PM PST by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies.)
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To: freedumb2003
Why thank you, that is as succinct a definition as I have seen on the difference between the two sets of people.
15 posted on 03/10/2011 8:46:08 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Ptarmigan

I do too. I like them better than hamburgers. Not just Chick-fil-a either. Checkers also makes good ones. Probably a lot of others too.


16 posted on 03/10/2011 8:47:28 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Charles Henrickson

All white meat chicken is racist.


17 posted on 03/10/2011 8:47:45 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Dear Mr. Ellen Gale:

If they changed their name, just for this event, to "Dick-Fill-A" would you let them come?

Cheers!

18 posted on 03/10/2011 8:48:43 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: icwhatudo

Maybe we should look at some of the Chamber Members and see how “diverse” they are?


19 posted on 03/10/2011 8:51:01 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Charles Henrickson
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I just went to our local Chic-fil-a today and had a great chicken sandwich. All their food is better than excellent and the staff is clean, friendly, and fast. Their restaurant is so clean that it sparkles. Being closed on Sundays just makes me love them all that more.

20 posted on 03/10/2011 8:54:47 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: grey_whiskers

“If they changed their name, just for this event, to “Dick-Fill-A” would you let them come?”

I laughed out loud!


21 posted on 03/10/2011 8:55:11 PM PST by Batman11
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’ve been going since I started my new job. :)


22 posted on 03/10/2011 8:55:17 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: grey_whiskers

>>If they changed their name, just for this event, to “Dick-Fill-A” would you let them come?<<

I am giving you 25 bonus points for the rare triple entendre! And I am charging you $20 for clean-up on aisle 5 for my ROTFLOL! My sides are splitting and I can’t afford to do that very often!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 03/10/2011 8:56:47 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Being pro family makes one a purveyor of hate.

Sounds like propaganda that would make the Nazis proud.


24 posted on 03/10/2011 8:59:17 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I went there for lunch today.


25 posted on 03/10/2011 9:01:35 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: freedumb2003
Thanks, try the chicken. I'll be here all week.
26 posted on 03/10/2011 9:02:28 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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Homo-nazis can't stand Dan Cathy because he's Christian and lives his faith. Sounds as though the perversity crowd is helping increase Cathy's business.

27 posted on 03/10/2011 9:04:47 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: grey_whiskers

>>Thanks, try the chicken. I’ll be here all week.<<

Not the veal? Oh well, as long as I know you do a matinee on Saturday it should all work out well...


28 posted on 03/10/2011 9:06:28 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: yarddog

Checkers is a black-owner franchise and a pretty good one. I love their Mushroom/Swiss Hamburgers. TO die for.

I guess the Clayton Chamber of Commerce wouldn’t invite a Checker’s executive to talk to them because it is almost a totally black-staffed organization - no diversity.

Or would they, because of “diversity”?

Hypocrisy and stupidity have no limits, and St. Louis/Clayton prove it.


29 posted on 03/10/2011 9:14:44 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Charles Henrickson

My sentiments exactly... I think breakfast or lunch tomorrow at Chick-fil-A is in order! I already eat there a time or 2 a week. Well, another is worth it upon reading this!


30 posted on 03/10/2011 9:19:43 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Charles Henrickson

“We are a pro-diversity culture here and certainly don’t want to offend anyone. . . .”

Except Christians - it’s OK to offend them.


31 posted on 03/10/2011 9:22:13 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: Charles Henrickson

Homosexuality is the opposition to diversity.


32 posted on 03/10/2011 9:22:55 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama, then try him for treason. / Homosexuals reject diversity.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I know where I’m eating lunch Saturday.


33 posted on 03/10/2011 9:29:12 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: babyfreep

Except Christians - it’s OK to offend them.” ===

There you go. Hammer hits nail. If only the Christians were as offensive, aggressive and constant as the perverted who have taken our country from us.


34 posted on 03/10/2011 10:27:53 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK

“If only the Christians were as offensive, aggressive and constant as the perverted who have taken our country from us.”

So the Christians should deliberately act like pagans? That’s not an admonition I recall anywhere in the New Testament.


35 posted on 03/10/2011 10:52:49 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Not surprising, considering large city organizations are almost always run by hardened leftists. After all, the City of SodomFrisco officially condemned the entire Catholic Church, didn’t they?


36 posted on 03/11/2011 12:25:33 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Looks like I’m going to the only Chick-fil-A in town tomorrow.


37 posted on 03/11/2011 3:48:02 AM PST by Victoria_R (Believers in VERY small government: Count Mountjoy/Benter in 2012!!!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Heterosexual “normal” people send a lot of consumer dollars, and breed the next generation of consumers; it is very short-sighted to allow sexual deviants to dictate policy like this. They live shorter lives, and as they age spend increasing amounts of their discretionary dollars on colostomy bags and AIDS treatments; not an ideal target group (unless you sell colostomy bags or AIDS treatments).


38 posted on 03/11/2011 3:53:16 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Charles Henrickson

yet the schools here have chick fil night.

So do you all remember in history about the NAZIS?
Yes they did boycotts of anyone who did not agree with them, not just Jews but anyone who had that difference of opinion.

Remember during the 30’s in Germany?
Yes the NAZIS took over Govt buildings by force, threatened people who disagreed with them.

Thankfully that could never happen here, OH WAIT the state of WI and they look to spread their NAZI thuggery.


39 posted on 03/11/2011 5:03:17 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: NoLibZone

“Homosexuality is the opposition to diversity.”

-That’s a good point!
Homosexuality is diverse is an oxymoron!
....not to mention moronic.


40 posted on 03/11/2011 6:29:25 AM PST by glassylassie
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To: grey_whiskers

I copied and pasted your question ane e-mailed it to her.


41 posted on 03/11/2011 6:37:09 AM PST by sport
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To: freedumb2003

“...(agendae for the elite in the crowd).”

Please tell me you’re joking?


42 posted on 03/11/2011 6:46:50 AM PST by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: baddog 219

We have a new one nearby. It is so clean and nice - indside they have a basket outside the bathroom door containing diapers and wipes. Outside in the drive up lane there is a trash can before you get to the ordering stand. Lots of thought went into making this a really great place to eat.


43 posted on 03/11/2011 7:10:35 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I am so sick of this crap Remember how they trashed the CEO of Whole Foods (of all comanies!) because he advanced a libertarian vision of health care, similar to what WF has for its employees, including part time employees?

If the right were ever able to agree on anything, we would patronize only those companies that adhere to OUR vision. The right has a lot more middle class folks who can afford to buy, eat out, etc. The left has a more extreme socio-economic base, with extreme wealth or extreme poverty

Anyone notice that when the market went down yesterday, only two companies’ stocks went up? Those were McDonalds and WalMart That speaks volumes about where the money really is. It’s not Saks Fifth Avenue or Chez Francois.


44 posted on 03/11/2011 7:15:43 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Peet

>>“...(agendae for the elite in the crowd).”

Please tell me you’re joking?
<<

Yes. The only place in the world I can do grammar jokes is FR...


45 posted on 03/11/2011 8:42:00 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Immerito

“If only the Christians were as offensive, aggressive and constant as the perverted who have taken our country from us.”


So the Christians should deliberately act like pagans? That’s not an admonition I recall anywhere in the New Testament.”

My thought is that while there is but barely freedom left to fight for religious liberty, we had best role up our sleeves and get to it.

Public schools, (yes, this means yours—that one down the block)are only one place to start. Faithful Christians should, I believe, aggressively challenge, offensively, the thesis that God has no place in the public square, public schools nor the political arena.

This hanging out in the comment section and never doing anything, because we Christians are entirely so holy that we are of no earthly use, has crippled the faith, this country, and actively ceded it to the enemy. The Apostles are our example and they did not speak the New Testament in a manner that precludes speaking up and speaking out! Christians, by definition, are offensive and should be aggressive and constant, or else reassess whether they can carry any cross at all, or were ever even called.


46 posted on 03/11/2011 9:18:21 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: Charles Henrickson

Let the fudgepackers and their municipal, state & federal toadies whine. I’m going to Chick-Fil-A for a 64 piece nugget platter for dinner !

Note to pinheads: being Christian and pro-family is a positive thing to rational people.


47 posted on 03/11/2011 1:22:13 PM PST by jimt
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To: Charles Henrickson

Yet another reason to savor your next Chick-fil-A sandwich and waffle fries.


48 posted on 03/11/2011 2:38:09 PM PST by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: yarddog; Ptarmigan; baddog 219; fkabuckeyesrule; patriot preacher; BigCinBigD; Victoria_R; ...
Well, today, since I am pro-diversity, I diversified my lunch menu by going to Chick-fil-A for the first time. There's a new one about three miles from my home. Looked like they were doing a good business. Good service.

I ordered a chargrilled chicken sandwich. Tasty and healthy! Only 280 calories and 3 grams of fat.

I will now make it a point to go to Chick-fil-A from time to time. I want to support this business that is being attacked by anti-diversity hate groups such as PROHOMO and the Clayton Chamber of Cowards.

49 posted on 03/11/2011 3:29:03 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis, Missouri)
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Well, today, since I am pro-diversity, I diversified my lunch menu by going to Chick-fil-A for the first time.

Need Chick-fil-A coupons? Actually I did have some plus they had this one day where all you had to do was show up wearing clothing with the name of any sports team on it and you got a FREE sandwich.

I'm surprised you never been there before. I've got one walking distance from me.

p.s. Did I mention that I scored two FREE sirloin steaks via coupons this week? Yesterday scored a FREE whole chicken.

50 posted on 03/11/2011 5:36:23 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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