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POLL: Big Business Pressured To Take Stand On Gay Rights
Murrieta Patch Business ^ | July 19 2012 | Toni McAllister

Posted on 07/19/2012 6:07:05 PM PDT by scottjewell

Chick-fil-A took a stand on gay marriage this week—a trend that may be due to pressure from gay right's advocates.

Pressure from gay right’s advocates may have led the top official fast-food chain Chick-fil-A—which has a location in Murrieta—to take a public position on same-sex marriage.

This week Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said his privately-owned company is against gay unions.

Chad Griffin, president of the gay right’s non-profit Human Rights Campaign, said in a released statement Thursday that Chick-fil-A "has finally come clean" after hiding in the closet.

“Chick-fil-A is headed by a man who is proud of his company’s anti-LGBT giving and has made some extremist statements concerning marriage equality. Consumers now have to decide if that’s the kind of company they want to give their money to,” the Human Rights Campaign statement read.

This week when the Chick-fil-A president declared his company’s “guilty as charged” position on gay marriage, he added, “We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say we know better than You as to what constitutes marriage.”

Human Rights Campaign and other organizations like it have pressured top government officials and business leaders to state their positions on gay marriage and gay rights, claiming that voters and consumers have a right to know.

Human Rights Campaign currently hosts a website that includes a “Buyer’s Guide” that rates businesses and brands on equality practices. Out of a possible score of 100, Chick-fil-A received a zero from Human Rights Campaign.

Other local restaurants rated by Human Rights Campaign include Starbucks, which received a score of 95; McDonald’s scored 75; Burger King scored 55; Domino’s Pizza scored 35; Wendy’s scored 30; and Jack in the Box scored 15.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fastfood; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; retail; topten
Does knowing a company's stated position on equal rights affect whether you will spend money at that business?

Yes, absolutely(50%) Not at all(25%) In some cases, yes (25%)

Posting this poll which just started up, because I wonder if the Rainbow Agenda's "the Public has the right to know where businesses stand on gay marriage" mantra is actually a reflection of what the public believes. Doubt it. Would like to see what the numbers become if the poll gets a lot of hits.

1 posted on 07/19/2012 6:07:14 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

A zero because of their opposition to homosexual unions, yeah forget all the good works that have been done for human rights by Chick-a-fila.


2 posted on 07/19/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: scottjewell
Anything possible to take focus off of the economy until 0bama is reelected in November!
3 posted on 07/19/2012 6:13:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: scottjewell

Chick-fil-A and Jack in the Box will get my fast food dollars. I’ve never been to a Chick-fil-A, but will go tomorrow and take my employees with me.


4 posted on 07/19/2012 6:29:18 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: scottjewell
"Chick-fil-A is headed by a man who is proud of his company’s anti-LGBT giving and has made some extremist statements concerning marriage equality."

So remember, kids: You're now an "extremist" if you aren't into fudge packing. Dictated by a couple of loudmouths representing less than 1.5% of the population. Remember that.

"Consumers now have to decide if that’s the kind of company they want to give their money to,” the Human Rights Campaign statement read."

You're damned right we do, Sparkle Plenty, and we damned well do.

5 posted on 07/19/2012 6:29:18 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: scottjewell; windcliff; stylecouncilor

If I can buy sneakers not made in China at JC Penny, I can sure as heck eat me some Chick-Fil-A chicken.


6 posted on 07/19/2012 6:34:36 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: scottjewell
I really don't want to go to their site and give them a 'hit', but I need to find out who's on the bottom of their list in order to readjust my shopping preferences.

Normally being on the bottom is more painful, but I'm hoping that being on the top will be more economically painful to those companies seeking the approval of the 1-2% of America that hasn't figured out how to correctly use the equipment provided to them by The Manufacturer.

7 posted on 07/19/2012 6:35:51 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SUSSA
Chick-fil-A and Jack in the Box will get my fast food dollars. I’ve never been to a Chick-fil-A, but will go tomorrow and take my employees with me.

You will like it! Living far from the nearest Chick-fil-A, I sure miss their waffle fries!

8 posted on 07/19/2012 6:37:18 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: scottjewell
Couldn't help myself. I just went to their Web site and sent the following to their "CEO", this Chad clown.

"I'd like to address this to Chad Griffin, Sweetheart-in-Charge.....er, CEO of HRC."

"Your pathetic whining about Chik-fil-A is unbelievably laughable. First Amendment doesn't apply to Christians, does it, sparky? No...........one must succumb to your sick groupthink that homosexual anal sex (aka "fudgepacking") and sucking c**k are normal and wonderful, else you're an "extremist"."

"Well, pal, tell you what. You're a puny little loudmouth representing a tiny, insignificant percentage of the populace. The overwhelming majority of this country consider themselves Christian. Not only dumb, but suicidal "marketing" on your part. Take it from someone with 30 years' experience in the field."

"You just boosted Chik-fil-A's business in a huge way. Good on you. I loathe you and everything you stand for.....NOT because of your sexual preference; that is your business. No, it's because you have to attack and push your sick "agenda" onto others who do not share your twisted "beliefs", whatever the hell they are beyond taking it up the a**."

"Therefore, Chad buddy, kiss my heterosexual a** and pass the salt. I love salt on my chicken."

9 posted on 07/19/2012 6:40:07 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Zeppelin

I’m not big on chicken burgers. But I’ll damn sure learn to like them.


10 posted on 07/19/2012 6:41:57 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: scottjewell

Chick-fil-a and In-N-Out Burgers already own my fast food money. I stopped eating anywhere else about three years ago when the ‘pink slime’ thing started to be talked about on the Interwebz.


11 posted on 07/19/2012 6:43:37 PM PDT by MeganC (If you are hell-bent on delaying maturity you will likely succeed.)
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To: RightOnline

Well, you have been direct. ha , can’t say as I blame you.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I need that list of businesses that have the guts to stand up for the right to deplore depravity. Once I get it, you can be sure that those who support this perversion will never get another penny from me no matter what the inconvenience to me.


13 posted on 07/19/2012 6:51:01 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: scottjewell

I held back. Trust me. I’m sicking of them controlling the dialogue. ‘Bout damned time the rest of us.....the HUGE, overwhelming majority......put these sickos in their place. They’ve had free reign for far, far too long.


14 posted on 07/19/2012 6:53:48 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

You said it, brother.


15 posted on 07/19/2012 6:55:41 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: SUSSA

I’ve never been to a Chick-fil-A, but will go tomorrow and take my employees with me.”

I pick my grandson up three days a week after school and it’s off to Chic-Fil-A. Went this afternoon and he had a Peach shake as well as his usual 3 chicken fingers. They also gave us a card for a Peach shake for free on our next visit.

The only other place he wants to go is Jack in the Box. They have specials sometimes, 3 tacos for $1.00 which he likes because “they don’t have all that green stuff on them but have beans” which he calls “guy food”.


16 posted on 07/19/2012 7:11:00 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: scottjewell

How sweet and helpful of them to give us a list! Now those 97% or more of us who are “normal” (so to speak) know where we can go and eat. #1, Chick-fil-A, #2 ... uh..... not being sure Jack in the Box learned how to cook their contaminated hamburger yet, Wendy’s. Cool. Now if I could just afford to buy fast food out ....oh, well.


17 posted on 07/19/2012 7:12:26 PM PDT by CatDancer (Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor.3:17)
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To: CatDancer

Same here, because it isn’t really convienent to my location, but I will start.


18 posted on 07/19/2012 7:20:26 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: CatDancer

Same here, because it isn’t really convienent to my location, but I will start.


19 posted on 07/19/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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Of course this is gay advocate David Badash’s take on it - he will fan the flames as hard as he can, because stirring up his constituents is his reason for being :

Chick-Fil-A, the Christian fast food giant, today announced they will “leave” the marriage debate — a so-called “exit” that seems like business as usual. In a three-paragraph statement the 1600-outlet $4.5 billion chicken purveyor published to their Facebook page, Chick-Fil-A claims it will now “leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena,” entirely consistent with their previously-stated practices.

READ: Like Chick-Fil-A? They Really, Really Don’t Like You.

Chick-Fil-A has been getting pounded for statements its COO, Dan Cathy, recently made, including his now infamous, prideful acknowledgment, “guilty as charged” in response to questions he and Chick-Fil-A are working to stop same-sex marriage.

READ: Chick-Fil-A Has Spent $5 Million On Groups Trying To Stop Gay Marriage

But no where in their statement does Chick-Fil-A say they will stop supporting anti-gay hate groups and other organizations that are actively working to deny rights to the LGBT community.

In fact, the statement promises the company will not stop “devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities.”


20 posted on 07/19/2012 7:30:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Meant to put the above it quote marks; sorry, my bad.


21 posted on 07/19/2012 7:32:02 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: SUSSA

Not sure what you mean by “chicken burgers”, but they’re not round pre-stamped chicken patties. They’re grilled, marinated chicken breasts, really good too. We have one sort of near us. Making a point of going there in the very near future.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 7:56:06 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stevio

Sorry for the choice of words. My granddaughter and her friends love them. I just like beef.

I’m sure I’ll learn to enjoy the chicken on a bun almost as much as they do.


23 posted on 07/19/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SUSSA
Chick-fil-A and Jack in the Box will get my fast food dollars. I’ve never been to a Chick-fil-A, but will go tomorrow and take my employees with me.

Chick-Fil-A is a phenomenal company. Great food. Don't go on Sunday though as they are closed. They are a Christian company and give all their employees off as a day of rest. Glad to see they stuck to their guns

24 posted on 07/19/2012 8:08:30 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: scottjewell

He put God ahead of the Human Rights Campaign?

The devil’s boys are going to go after this guy!


25 posted on 07/19/2012 8:17:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: scottjewell

Office Depot just went on my sh!tlist.

They are contributing $1 million to Lady Gaga Born This Gay efforts.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/office-depot-and-born-this-way-foundation-connect-with-the-youth-market-at-highly-anticipated-teen-award-show-2012-07-17


26 posted on 07/19/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: scottjewell

I waded through some of the data at the HRC website. Here are some of the bigger companies that scored either 100 (pro-homosexual agenda) or 0 (anti-homosexual agenda). This is not a comprehensive list. If time permits, I’ll try to look at it a bit closer over the next few weeks and come up with a more useful and succinct analysis.

Oh, and one more thing: To me, the most interesting thing were two of the companies that scored an absolute zero: Motel 6 and The Washington Post. That’s interesting, to say the least.

100:

Campbell Soup
Clorox
General Mills
Kellogg’s
Kraft Foods
MillerCoors
Chrysler
Ford
3M
Avon
GlaxoSmithKline
Microsoft
Walt Disney
Pfizer
Time Warner
American Airlines
Choice Hotels
Caesars Entertainment
Orbitz
Hyatt
Continental Airlines
United Airlines
Apple
AT&T
Google
Dell
HP
Intuit
Kodak
Aetna
MetLife
Nationwide
UPS
Prudential

0:

Belk
Dollar General
O’Reilly Automotive
La-Z-Boy
Sealy
Aeropostale
Cabela’s
Fossil
Outback Steakhouse
ExxonMobil
Coca-Cola
Unilever
Chick-fil-A
J.M. Smucker
Pilgrim’s Pride
Smithfield Foods
Energizer
DISH Network
Martha Stewart Living
Netflix
Trump Organization
Motel 6
Priceline
U.S. Cellular
Washington Post
Liberty Mutual


27 posted on 07/19/2012 8:27:43 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: Zeppelin

Chick-fil-a, does have great friesand salads!


28 posted on 07/19/2012 8:49:59 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: scottjewell
Another reason to love Chick-fil-A; they actually hire American teenagers and retirees. Not an illegal alien in sight.

They also have nice clean stores and good food.

29 posted on 07/19/2012 8:50:49 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Great list - thanks for posting : It shows just how insidious and pervasive this campaign by gays and liberals has truly been. Is there any place left to shop or eat?


30 posted on 07/19/2012 8:55:39 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Oh, just now saw the 0 rating part of your list-—fantastic!


31 posted on 07/19/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Correction: I inadvertently placed Coca-Cola and Unilever on the 0 list when they should have been on the 100 list. My bad. Sorry.


32 posted on 07/19/2012 9:00:49 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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