Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A president's appearance canceled at request of pro-diversity group
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. . . ."
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Such irony! The libs can't handle diversity!
In honor of the homophiliacs, I'm going to Chick-fil-A tomorrow for lunch!
It appears as though the “pro-diversity” group isn’t into diversity. Closed minds.
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.
Another example of liberal hypocrisy. They are for diversity as long as everyone is the same as them.
Oops, I just noticed they don’t have the word “Anti” poverty in their name which must mean they are pro poverty.
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.
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.
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?
Conservatives have Principles.
liberals have agendas (agendae for the elite in the crowd).
The difference should be clear to people of character.
Executive Director - Ellen M. 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.
That would be a good slogan for the homosexuals.
I like Chick-Fil-A. Great food.
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.
All white meat chicken is racist.
If they changed their name, just for this event, to "Dick-Fill-A" would you let them come?
Maybe we should look at some of the Chamber Members and see how “diverse” they are?
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.
“If they changed their name, just for this event, to “Dick-Fill-A” would you let them come?”
I laughed out loud!
I’ve been going since I started my new job. :)
>>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!!!!!!!!
Being pro family makes one a purveyor of hate.
Sounds like propaganda that would make the Nazis proud.
I went there for lunch today.
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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.
>>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...
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.
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!
“We are a pro-diversity culture here and certainly don’t want to offend anyone. . . .”
Except Christians - it’s OK to offend them.
Homosexuality is the opposition to diversity.
I know where I’m eating lunch Saturday.
Except Christians - its 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.
“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.
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?
Looks like I’m going to the only Chick-fil-A in town tomorrow.
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).
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.
“Homosexuality is the opposition to diversity.”
-That’s a good point!
Homosexuality is diverse is an oxymoron!
....not to mention moronic.
I copied and pasted your question ane e-mailed it to her.
“...(agendae for the elite in the crowd).”
Please tell me you’re joking?
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.
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.
>>...(agendae for the elite in the crowd).
Please tell me youre joking?
Yes. The only place in the world I can do grammar jokes is FR...
If only the Christians were as offensive, aggressive and constant as the perverted who have taken our country from us.
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.
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.
Yet another reason to savor your next Chick-fil-A sandwich and waffle fries.
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.
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.