Skip to comments.IL Activist Wants Chick-fil-A Run Out of Business
Posted on 08/06/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by RealTeen
Choosing not to eat at Chick-fil-A (or choosing to eat there, as millions did last week) because of the ownership's views on gay marriage is one thing, but calling for their business partners to disown them is a little different. I am not opposed to boycotts, or buy-cotts like the one that occured last Wednesday, although I often question their legitimacy. I am opposed to bullying from political officials and activist groups trying to drive companies out of business through coercion, as Equality Illinois' director of public policy proposes:
In a petition, Equality Illinois is urging socially responsible business and institutional leaders across the country to challenge Chick-fil-A's discriminatory practices and end all relationships that enable the Chick-fil-A brand to operate on their premises.First off, nothing Chick-fil-A does is discriminatory. Giving money to groups that support traditional marriage, including some that are incredibly active and deemed by some as radical, does not mean the restaurant discriminates. It also does not ostracize, as the editorial claims. They wait on, serve and even employ homosexual employees. That's not discrimination.
We urge mall owners who rent space to Chick-fil-A to look deeply at the hateful organizations the company supports. We ask university officials to reconsider accommodating a business that ostracizes a large segment of their student body. We want corporate leaders who allow Chick-fil-A to do business in their offices to consider a new restaurant option during contract renegotiations.
Secondly, should businesses really make determinations based on the ownership's social and religious views as opposed to the economic impact? Does Randy Hannig (the author) not realize the incredible economic damage he is calling for by wanting to tank a large enterprise like Chick-fil-A? Luckily for the chain, Hannig's group is unlikely to make even a tiny dent in their business. I've been to Chick-fil-A near here since Wednesday, and passed it multiple times, and the lines are still longer than normal.
If gay "rights" activists want to make a splash, maybe they should focus on convincing more Americans to embrace their views, rather than act like a bunch of politically intolerant school children who cry "bigot" any time someone holds a contrarian view. They may move the needle on the issue more than petitioning companies to throw away cash by cutting out a viable business partner.
Can a person or corporation sue another citizen/corporation for calling on others to discriminate against them for exercising their first amendment rights?
“We urge mall owners who rent space to Chick-fil-A to look deeply at the hateful organizations the company supports.
We ask university officials to reconsider accommodating a business that ostracizes a large segment of their student body.
We want corporate leaders who allow Chick-fil-A to do business in their offices to consider a new restaurant option during contract renegotiations.
We’d like all Americans to think twice before they bite into their next Chick-fil-A sandwich.”———————
Please, please, please keep going in this stupid direction - this is what I have been praying you’d do for years now; finally do yourself in with your own obnoxious hubris.
My question is what kind of ego-maniacal, childish group tries to kill a business because they don’t agree with them when there are 40 Million people out of work or under-employed in a stagnant economy?
Sorry kids (and adults), I know you’ll lose your jobs, but it’s more important to me that your owners not be allowed to disagree with me.
I know everyone thinks this has helped the organization, but I think it will be a serious longterm problem.
I say let’s split the country in two. Faggots, librats and parasites on one end, and normal people on the other. They can have their pick of which end they want.
Dear Real Teen, I don’t think you get the concept of the anti-Christian secular left and its socialist and communist (aka progressive) leaders: To disagree with us is to oppose us, to think for yourself and express ideas that are NOT our ideas then you are either a hatefilled person or a hate group who is also bigoted. For the left, the true concept of freedom and individual thought is abhorrent and must be wiped out.
The best antidote is, once unmasked, to deluge the delusional idiot and keep the light of public scrutiny on him/she/it.
You’re being much too generous.
I say we give them Guantanamo Bay.
You’re being much too generous.
I say we give them Guantanamo Bay. Then they could free all of their friends there.
We are in the middle of a horrible social war on America, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to win. We have 1-1/2% of our population trying to force their sodomy views on the other 98-1/2% . . . we have a homosexual resident in our White House . . . we have extreme homosexual sympathy for Paterno and Sandusky’s participation in perversion, we have a military that prides itself on homosexual pride parades, all female crews and no more urinals in naval ships.
We’re killing 3,300 unborn and newly born babies every day in this country, and our attention has to be diverted to these sodomy activists who are hell bent on sending everybody else to hell.
Lord, help us!
How ‘bout we all just line up and put a boot in this little homofascist’s @$$? America doesn’t need the “In your face” hate that this maggot is peddling.
"...Equality Illinois is urging business and institutional leaders to only agree with us or else..."
And what 'discriminatory practices' might that be?
These people are kooky.
Daughter just called from Indy & was going to try Chick-fil-A for lunch but the line was so long she had to go elsewhere. She didn’t have time to wait.
These people have been on a massive ego kick ever since they successfully ran Dr. Laura off of TV. Getting Cracker Barrel to cave on their no gays policy only emboldened them more.
They are not going away. After being humiliated like this they are going to double-down and start scouring the countryside for little “gotchas” to try and take down this company.
If I were Mr. Cathy I would start coming up with an alternate business plan for any of my stores which were located on college campuses where they required any kind of support from university administrators. That is the weakest link, and Queer Nation will go right after it.
The fanaticsm of these people was impressive with Rohm in 1930-1933; but seems to be back under Obama, who incidentally has adopted some of Hitler's crowd manipulation techniques. (See Leftwing Chickens Come Home.)
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