Skip to comments.Chick-Fil-A cops to being anti-gay: ‘guilty as charged’ says company president
Posted on 07/18/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT by kevcol
Fast food chain Chick-Fil-A has been accused of being anti-gay for supporting organizations such as Focus on the Family, which oppose gay marriage.
Company president Dan Cathy said this week that his company is guilty as charged.
In an interview with the Baptist Press, Cathy said Chick-Fil-A is very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.
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From a FR article posted 2 weeks ago: Chick-fil-A gave $2 million to seven anti-gay groups in 2010.
Mmmmmm. Makes me hungry for a chicken sammich.
Note to self:
Stop by the new Chik Fil A in Wheaton ASAP.
All the chicken used are hens. No cocks.
Hey, those curly potatoes are tasty...
*comment self censored*
You need to get a School Power Card - even if you don’t have any school age kids.
Chick-Fil-A is on every school power card in our area that sells them. And all the private/religious schools sell a power card.
Chick-Fil-A’s special is order a # 1 meal and you get a free chicken sandwich.
Piss off an LGBT. Support Chick-Fil-A. Dan Cathy rocks! No apologies!
I wish we had them here in NY.
Piss off an LGBT. Support Chick-Fil-A. Dan Cathy rocks! No apologies!
he looks gay... er happy...
gotta bet their restaurants will see more business...
they should serve a rainbow shake and have the proceeds go to converting gay men back to hetero sexuals.
I’ve never tried them before, but I think it’s high time I go in and do just that.
It’s kind of a sad state of affairs when people have to defend that position, and then have it described with a pejorative in the press.
Anyway, all I can say is, “Eat mor chikin.”
Oh, about three to five pounds.
with a name like Cathy, i am sure he was teased as a child and told himself... it will only get better...
we ain’t chicken when it comes to pissin’
off the gays and lesbos.
our man Cathy makes sure of that.
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I will NOT!
Dan Cathy rocks!
You know they are devout to be closed on Sunday.
That passes up a huge amount of business.
“It’s part of our recipe for success.”
Since 2001, Dan has served as the president and chief operating officer of the 1,608-plus unit chain (as of March 2012), but he also has personally challenged himself with upholding Chick-fil-As efforts to provide genuine, heartfelt hospitality, and ensuring that customers chain wide have an exceptional dining experience when visiting a Chick-fil-A restaurant. In his quest to provide customers with second-mile service (exceeding even the highest expectations of a typical fast-food restaurant), Dan has defined a special role for himself humbly saying, "I work in customer service."
Rather than leading from his corporate office in Atlanta, Dan chooses to spend the majority of his time traveling to the chains growing family of restaurants and interacting with Chick-fil-As committed team of restaurant Operators and team members. His actions stem from a belief that working in the field provides a clearer understanding of the ever-evolving wants and needs of Chick-fil-A customers, and leading from the front line also enables him to personally convey his servant spirit to the chains 61,000-plus employees.
The majority of his travels include participating in grand opening ceremonies for new Chick-fil-A restaurants. In yet another example of how he keeps in tune with customers and employees, Dan attended numerous restaurant openings last year, spending the night in restaurant parking lots along with hundreds of customers who were vying for a chance to win free Chick-fil-A food for a year as part of a special customer-focused promotion the chain conducts in conjunction with new restaurant openings. Reflecting on these experiences, Dan notes, "Im having the most fun I have ever had at Chick-fil-A."
Several major marketplace awards recently have affirmed the commitment and performance of Chick-fil-A Operators and team members. In early 2008, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates named Chick-fil-A among the top 25 Customer Service Champs. Chick-fil-A ranked 22nd overall, and was one of only two restaurant concepts listed. Also in 2009, Chick-fil-A received Restaurant & Institutions magazines "Choice in Chains" award for the 15th time in 16 years, as well as topping QSR magazines 2009 Best Drive Thru in America survey for the sixth time in the 12-year history of the study. During 2007, Chick-fil-A was recognized as first in overall service in a survey jointly conducted by Zagat and NBCs "Today Show." In 2004, Chick-fil-A was honored with Fast Company magazines inaugural "Customer First" award; and was the highest rated quick-service chain in the South in J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction survey.
Dan's nearly lifelong career at Chick-fil-A began at age 9 as he sang songs for customers and did radio commercials for the chain's original "Dwarf House" restaurant in Hapeville, Ga.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University, Dan returned to Chick-fil-A where he served as director of operations opening more than 50 new Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout the country.
As Chick-fil-A continued to grow, so did Dan's responsibilities with the company. He has served as senior director of operations, vice president of operations and executive vice president prior to being named president and chief operating officer.
As dedicated to Chick-fil-A as he is, Dan also finds time to give generously of his time and efforts in the community. Following is just a partial list of his awards, affiliations and associations:
Member, Board of Trustees, Berry College
Member, Board of Trustees, Morehouse College
Member, Advisory Board, Eagle Ranch
Member, Advisory Board, Global Teen Challenge
Executive Member, National Advisory Board, Lead Like Jesus
Member, Board of Councilors, The Carter Center
Member, Board Trustee, Gordon College Foundation
Member, The New Hope Baptist Church (and trumpet player in the church band)
Sunday School Teacher, 12th Grade Boys Youth teacher for 37 years
Member, Metro Atlanta Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce
Member, Jenkins Clinic Board of Directors, Vice Chairman
Advisory Board, Heritage Preparatory School
Recipient of the Outstanding American Award from the National Wrestling Hall
of Fame 2003
Honorary Doctorate Degree from the State University of West Georgia, Anderson College and Carver Bible College
Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from Anderson College 2005
Honorary Doctorate from HBCA Entrepreneur Summit
Honorary Doctorate, Law Degree, Pepperdine University, 2011
And in his "spare" time, Dan earned his Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license and has completed numerous marathons in Atlanta, Orlando, Los Angeles, Boston and New York. Additionally, Dan is a passionate trumpet player, gardener and an avid motorcyclist.
A native of Jonesboro, Ga., Dan has been married to the former Rhonda Palmer (whom he met while in the 1st grade at age 6) for more than 38 years. He has two sons, Andrew (Mandy) and Ross along with his first granddaughter.
His personal passion is to see the fulfillment of the Chick-fil-A Corporate Purpose: "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
It really shouldn’t be amazing that honoring and obeying God would be “part of our recipe for success”.
Finally. A company I can go TO and patronize rather than run away FROM. Refreshing story.
“Ive never tried them before, but I think its high time I go in and do just that.”
Make sure you go Mon-Sat. Closed on Sundays!
May God bless them and sticking by their convictions!!!!
Dan Cathy, the chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, said there is no denying that his company opposes marriage equality.
Cathy said that he does not feel right billing Chick-fil-A as a Christian business because, as Christian business mentor Fred Roach once said, “There is no such thing as a Christian business ... Christ never died for a corporation.”
However, Cathy told the Baptist Press he aims to operate the restaurant chain “on biblical principles.” When asked whether his company had an established position against marriage equality, Cathy said, “guilty as charged.”
He added, “We are very much supportive of the family the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. ... We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
No one should make any mistake about the goal of the “gay rights” movement. It’s not to give homos “equality”.
It’s about criminalizing Christianity. Nothing else.
If Chick-Fil-A were pro-gay wouldn’t they be called Dude-Fil-A....or something like that?
I haven’t been to the new local Chick-Fil-A yet, but I will now be going. Bravo, Mr Cathy! I gave-up BK, Wendys & McDs etc long ago.
I wish there was one of these close to us because we certainly would support them with the bit of money we can spend!
Member, Board of Trustees, Berry College Member, Board of Trustees, Morehouse College Member, Advisory Board, Eagle Ranch Member, Advisory Board, Global Teen Challenge Executive Member, National Advisory Board, Lead Like Jesus Member, Board of Councilors, The Carter Center Member, Board Trustee, Gordon College Foundation Member, The New Hope Baptist Church (and trumpet player in the church band) Sunday School Teacher, 12th Grade Boys Youth teacher for 37 years Member, Metro Atlanta Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce Member, Jenkins Clinic Board of Directors, Vice Chairman Advisory Board, Heritage Preparatory School Recipient of the Outstanding American Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame 2003 Honorary Doctorate Degree from the State University of West Georgia, Anderson College and Carver Bible College Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from Anderson College 2005 Honorary Doctorate from HBCA Entrepreneur Summit Honorary Doctorate, Law Degree, Pepperdine University, 2011There's your problem...I don't see "Community Activist" listed.
[ No one should make any mistake about the goal of the gay rights movement. Its not to give homos equality.
Its about criminalizing Christianity. Nothing else. ]
That movement went off the rails as soon as the real crimes against the gays like beatings and murders stopped and the leadership of it asked “we have amassed a lot of power here, how do we keep it?”
Then they paired with the socialists...
[ We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles. ]
Give Obama “FOR MOR YEERS” and there will be “NO MOR CHIKIN”....
If you want fast food this is the best.
Clean, polite people who work there, and articulate and polite.
Polygamy supporters! :-)
Now we see how long it takes for big brother to get sent after them.
Hmmm. Chick-fil-a tomorrow. Might even buy a round for the group...
Are you a 12-year-old?
“cluckin’ eh”....LOL!!!! Too funny!
Ive never tried them before, but I think its high time I go in and do just that.
Chick-fil-A has cops, now? I guess those rowdy Christians get a little out of hand in their stores.
Chick-fil-A is a major supporter of Scouting.
My youngest daughter is currently working a shift at Chick-fil-A.
Good for Him. I stand with him in that acceptance is not what we are called to do. Point at Evil and call it out. He has done the right thing, Now Evil will strike at him and many more that speak up. But Gods children know that following our Lord was not going to be an easy thing on this world.
P.S. the long term payoff will be well worth it and maybe just maybe some others will be saved on the way because they heard the Lords words when they many not have before.
Some businesses in Greenwich Village fly gay rainbow flags. Some bigger liberal-run businesses choose to give benefits to homosexual couples. Aren't liberals supposed to be happy for diversity when people express their social viewpoints in business practices?
I can respect an honest liberal, where they can be found. But something’s seriously wrong with liberal hypocrisy.