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.
Lets do it, but I want the West to be the normal section.
“I know everyone thinks this has helped the organization, but I think it will be a serious longterm problem.”
See #17. Their biggest long term problem will be figuring out the best way to invest their enormous profits.
I will send them regular love notes (under the "contact us" button) urging them to get help.
See post #20.
What I see more is Americans starting to take America back. Just look at what happened last week when there were very very long. There may be battles lost, but the war is being won.
Just voted “strongly disagree” at the bottom of the article, and that choice is running at 79% with well one 4000 votes tallied. Not that it’ll make a huge difference, but Mr. Brown should know where he stands with the public.
We only started going to Chik-Fil-A since a new one came to the town fairly near us. From now on, it will be first choice whenever we’re in that town.
Yeah, how’d that work out for Carbonite when they sided with Sandra Fluke against Rush?
> We have 1-1/2% of our population trying to force their
> sodomy views on the other 98-1/2%
Because that tiny percentage constitutes a now-protected and pet minority of the Left, they have been able to convince nearly half the nation, perhaps even more than half, to go along with them.
After all, they reason, what can be the harm? What’s the big deal?
They will discover what the big deal is when some of these “gay pride” activists do something to offend the sensibilities or steal the innocence of their children by acting out in front of them.
They will have no recourse then.
The gay fascisti will be able to do whatever they want whenever they want to whomsoever they want with total impunity. They’re almost there now.
Most of the people supporting the fascists in this don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. They see it as a “human rights” issue.
They’re mostly good folk who have been led astray.
I don’t know what we can do to win it back.
All that’s left to us is prayer.
one 4000 = over 4000
Droid’s fault. Not mine. :)
What happened to "Live and let live?"
Find some tolerance towards 'normals,' or expect lots more grief.
There’s a better way for CFA to fight back. It’s called a “tortious interference” suit.
If it turns out that this, or any, Progressive Fascist organizatin pressures a CFA partner to abandon their contract/business relationship, CFA can pretty much own them, legally, for doing so. Not that I think CFA would do so ...
Ummm, sorry Charlie. They do not pracitce discriminate in anyway shape or form. They sell to gays, they hire gays. It is not discrimination, nor a practice of discrimination, to state you support traditionally defined marriage as that being between 1 man & 1 woman. It's called the 1st Amendment. Get used to it, just like we have to tolerate your right to show support for gay/lesbian marriage.
And where are the apologies for homosexuals’ spread of HIV/AIDS?
What’s the bigger “hate”: opposing homosexual “marriage” thru free speech, religion, association.
Or gay “bathhouses” clubs which are cesspools of HIV? Where’s the apologies for all the wives, women, children, babies, sex trafficking victims et al who’ve been infected with a deadly disease?
Or the insurance costs or medical resources that have to been diverted to treat a behavioral disease?
Where’s the apologies and the promises to stop the killer behavior?
Answer those questions
“I will send them regular love notes...”
I just did. More to follow daily.
“I dont know what we can do to win it back. All thats left to us is prayer.”
We’ve tried the soap box and the ballot box. Only one box left. It’s coming, probably sooner than later. I see no way to avoid it.
“We are in the middle of a horrible social war on America, and it doesnt look like were 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 Sanduskys participation in perversion, we have a military that prides itself on homosexual pride parades, all female crews and no more urinals in naval ships.
Were 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!
Post of the day.. with stars!