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Chick-Fil-A cops to being anti-gay: ‘guilty as charged’ says company president
New York Daily News ^ | July 18, 2012 | Anthony Bartkewicz

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cathy; chickfila; christianity; christians; fastfood; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage
Although the title of this article should have been "Chick-Fil-A cops to being pro-family pro-Christianity", nonetheless - how refreshing to have a company president stand up for his moral convictions and tell the homosexual mafia to take a hike.

From a FR article posted 2 weeks ago: Chick-fil-A gave $2 million to seven anti-gay groups in 2010.

1 posted on 07/18/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Mmmmmm. Makes me hungry for a chicken sammich.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 12:42:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: kevcol

Note to self:

Stop by the new Chik Fil A in Wheaton ASAP.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 12:43:17 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: kevcol

All the chicken used are hens. No cocks.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 12:44:18 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Hey, those curly potatoes are tasty...


5 posted on 07/18/2012 12:45:38 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

*comment self censored*


6 posted on 07/18/2012 12:45:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Lurker

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.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 12:47:00 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: kevcol; wagglebee
Company president Dan Cathy said this week that his company is “guilty as charged.”

Piss off an LGBT. Support Chick-Fil-A. Dan Cathy rocks! No apologies!


8 posted on 07/18/2012 12:47:33 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: kevcol

I wish we had them here in NY.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 12:47:33 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: kevcol; wagglebee
Company president Dan Cathy said this week that his company is “guilty as charged.”

Piss off an LGBT. Support Chick-Fil-A. Dan Cathy rocks! No apologies!


10 posted on 07/18/2012 12:47:53 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: kevcol

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.

cluckiin’ eh.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 12:48:21 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: GSWarrior

12 posted on 07/18/2012 12:48:50 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: kevcol

I’ve never tried them before, but I think it’s high time I go in and do just that.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 12:49:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: kevcol

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.”


14 posted on 07/18/2012 12:49:29 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: kevcol

Oh, about three to five pounds.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 12:49:53 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: teeman8r

with a name like Cathy, i am sure he was teased as a child and told himself... it will only get better...

Chic-fil-a

we ain’t chicken when it comes to pissin’
off the gays and lesbos.

our man Cathy makes sure of that.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 12:51:08 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: kevcol; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Absolutely Nobama; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus; ...
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17 posted on 07/18/2012 12:54:04 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: kevcol
God Bless Chick Fil A

 

/picture sarc

18 posted on 07/18/2012 12:54:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kevcol
If the homos want to eat out of a toilet fine.

I will NOT!

19 posted on 07/18/2012 12:55:36 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: kevcol

Good. No doubt Obama and his minions are sad.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 12:56:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kevcol

Dan Cathy rocks!


21 posted on 07/18/2012 12:58:47 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Scott Walker.)
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To: kevcol

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.”


22 posted on 07/18/2012 12:59:30 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: kevcol
Source: Chick Fil-A

Dan T. Cathy

President and Chief Operating Officer


As president of one of the nation's largest family owned businesses, Chick-fil-A's Dan T. Cathy represents the next generation of leadership for the Atlanta-based quick-service chicken restaurant chain founded by his father, S. Truett Cathy. Eager to incorporate his own skills and talents into the business, Dan has taken an unconventional, yet personally and professionally rewarding approach to Chick-fil-A leadership.

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-A’s 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 chain’s growing family of restaurants and interacting with Chick-fil-A’s 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 chain’s 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, "I’m 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 magazine’s "Choice in Chains" award for the 15th time in 16 years, as well as topping QSR magazine’s 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 NBC’s "Today Show." In 2004, Chick-fil-A was honored with Fast Company magazine’s inaugural "Customer First" award; and was the highest rated quick-service chain in the South in J.D. Power and Associate’s 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."

23 posted on 07/18/2012 12:59:54 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: nascarnation

It really shouldn’t be amazing that honoring and obeying God would be “part of our recipe for success”.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kevcol

Finally. A company I can go TO and patronize rather than run away FROM. Refreshing story.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 1:01:40 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Cementjungle

“I’ve never tried them before, but I think it’s 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.”


26 posted on 07/18/2012 1:02:12 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL!,


27 posted on 07/18/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: kevcol

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.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 1:04:17 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kevcol

If Chick-Fil-A were pro-gay wouldn’t they be called Dude-Fil-A....or something like that?


29 posted on 07/18/2012 1:08:06 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: kevcol

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.


30 posted on 07/18/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: kevcol

I wish there was one of these close to us because we certainly would support them with the bit of money we can spend!


31 posted on 07/18/2012 1:16:03 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: COBOL2Java
•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
There's your problem...I don't see "Community Activist" listed.
32 posted on 07/18/2012 1:17:49 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: MrB

[ 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. ]

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...


33 posted on 07/18/2012 1:27:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: An American!

[ 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”....


34 posted on 07/18/2012 1:29:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: eddie willers

If you want fast food this is the best.
Clean, polite people who work there, and articulate and polite.


35 posted on 07/18/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: kevcol
"Cathy said Chick-Fil-A is “very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit.Cathy said Chick-Fil-A is “very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit."

Polygamy supporters! :-)

36 posted on 07/18/2012 1:40:57 PM PDT by mlo
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To: kevcol

Now we see how long it takes for big brother to get sent after them.


37 posted on 07/18/2012 1:47:53 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: kevcol

Hmmm. Chick-fil-a tomorrow. Might even buy a round for the group...


38 posted on 07/18/2012 1:49:38 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Are you a 12-year-old?


39 posted on 07/18/2012 2:04:10 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: teeman8r

“cluckin’ eh”....LOL!!!! Too funny!


40 posted on 07/18/2012 2:05:23 PM PDT by dannibp (I must remind myself daily that God is in control.)
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To: Cementjungle

I’ve never tried them before, but I think it’s high time I go in and do just that.
************************************
Dittos...


41 posted on 07/18/2012 2:50:32 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kevcol

Chick-fil-A has cops, now? I guess those rowdy Christians get a little out of hand in their stores.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 3:41:50 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: kevcol
Let's not stop with praising Dan. His father, Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, is the man who started the (a) always closed on Sunday, (b) anti-abortion, policies of Chick-fil-A.

Chick-fil-A is a major supporter of Scouting.

My youngest daughter is currently working a shift at Chick-fil-A.

43 posted on 07/18/2012 3:57:06 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Bigg Red

No


44 posted on 07/18/2012 4:12:04 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: kevcol

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.


45 posted on 07/18/2012 5:46:21 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: kevcol
Nice to see something good for a change.

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.

46 posted on 07/19/2012 1:55:07 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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