Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A to stop giving money to 'anti-gay organizations,' according to reports
Posted on 09/19/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
After sparking anger nationwide by vocally supporting the fight against same-sex marriage, the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain has reportedly agreed to halt giving money to groups that seek to ban the practice.
The chain's president and son of its founder, Dan Cathy, sparked the furor in July, when he gave an interview to a Christian radio program in which he said "I think we are 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 a marriage.'" He later said, "We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families."
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Instead donate to groups that support traditional marriage. wink wink
And I guess that Target, Penny’s etc, etc, etc will stop giving money to pro-gay organizations?
Silly me, I always thought that the purpose of a business was to make money and hire people.
Earth to gays, I was going to tell you to mind your own business and shove it up your smelly Obamas. At least you’re following half of my recommendations.
Howz’ ‘bout a big chubby contribution to Right to Life . . . to help them stop the 3,300 daily slaughter of our most helpless. That’s where I donate when I can.
I always liked the Chick-Fil-A and liked even more in the last few months after the chain was attacked by agents of the sodomites.
Now, without their support for solid family values, I may have to stop dining at my local Chick-Fil-A.
No one has to send money to any organization except the greedy, brutish government.
Perhaps Mr. Cathy was worried about having to close his business if the homosexual Gestapo got him on the IRS and EPA and Labor Dept. hit lists. He cares about all his employees who would be out of work when lawsuits would shut his doors.
That’s the kind if thugs we have running this formerly free country.
I’m surprised liberals have not decided to boycott churches since they are also against gay marriage.
Oh. wait! That’s right. They don’t go to churches or donate money to any causes. My bad.
I keep seeing these articles based on rumors and reports. Yet, when I try to research any change in position, I find nothing. It feels more like an an attempt to remove some of CFA’s support than a change in CFA’s stand.
Unfortunately for CFA they’re not keeping in mind that the same people that supported them with record breaking sales a few months ago can also avoid them and we are the 53% that actually have money and like the wholesome surroundings and service of CFA. I’d like more info on what they plan to do before turning away.
According to a Tuesday news release by The Civil Rights Agenda, a Chicago-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group, the charitable arm of Chick-fil-A pledged not to support groups that oppose same-sex marriage in negotiations concerning a Chicago franchise.
I recommend having some faith in Chick Filet.
Think about it for a minute. What is an “anti-gay” charity? Name an “anti-gay” charity. There are “Pro-traditional marriage groups” and such. But I doubt Chick Filet will be changing anything based on the founding values of the organization.
The use the language effectively to appease the ignorant. It’s a business move that does not affect their charter or the values on which they built it.
That’s my opinion.
Exacly. Cater to their expectations. They think you are stupid. Give them a sentence they want that does not conflict with the corporate values. Done and Done.
Let's sell chicken and support our communities!!!! Yea!!!!
“Thats the kind if thugs we have running this formerly free country.”
And it is such “thugs” that WILL and I REPEAT WILL make a second American revolution much more likely to happen.
It’s too bad because this only gives the far-left radicals the go ahead to keep bullying and pushing, and eventually if they scream loud enough they get their way.
At least Chick-fil-A hasn’t (yet) backed down from their personal views on the subject and are unashamed for standing for their values.
That being said—I sure hope Chick-fil-A will still be a crazylib free environment!
Another “When did you stop beating your wife?” article.
This is the 2nd FR article so far today that is outright attempting to LIE to us.
And many FReepers are swallowing this load as fast as the enemedia can squeeze it out.
Any "charity" that won't bend over for them.
Isn’t this about the Chicago Chick-fil-A fulfilling some Chicago conditions in order to open a franchise there, nothing to do with nation-wide policy?
Hopefully that's what they'll do. I hope Chick-fil-A isn't going wobbly on us...
Most likely they will quietly support (Chick-Fill-A) pro-marriage/pro-life groups, but do so in a very quiet manner, under the radar.
I’m lining up to demand a refund.
Not so fast.
I’m getting suspicious of some FReepers around here who are cherry-picking and excerpting articles, and leaving out relevant info, just to make Chick fil A look bad.
Not sure. Looks like it was handled "The Chicago Way" whether locally, or nationally =(
What is an "anti-gay" charity? Any "charity" that won't bend over for them.
Either you support and participate in their mission or they will screw you over.
One way or another your experience will likely be a pain in the but.
They’re runnin’ out of room for scalps on that wall.
That makes sense. Just wish they didn’t have to do it “under the radar”. Our side seems to have to do that too often.
To the homofascists, traditional marriage is synonymous with “anti-gay”
Chic-fil-A uses a non-traditional franchise system. Corporate Owens the store (land/building/lease). The employees are employees of corporate. The franchise holder is in a profit sharing agreement with corporate and acts as the “face” of CFL in the market.
The agreement that disclosed the change in policy was signed by the Director of Real Estate for CFL. It states that it ( via the charitable arm) will no longer fund the 2 charities that were listed in the dust-up over the summer.
So they are giving in to thugs using brown shirt tactics to silence those who disagree with them? Using intimidation and threats to silence your opposition is a direct threat to freedom of speech and expression.
CFA is compromising their values to appease the liberals. Halting support for pro-family groups is just the beginning. Homosexual activists won’t be satisfied until Dan Cathy is on his knees begging for forgiveness and have lesbian cows marrying.
Consider the source....'nuf said.
sounds like they caved
incrementalism. homos will perceive this as a ‘win’
This story has become completely twisted around. After a fairly vague statement from the NGO, there has been a concerted effort by the media to misinterpret it.
In just a couple of hours, I read that this “meant” any of the following: That it will no longer give money to groups that want homosexuality outlawed; that it is now *in favor* of homosexual marriage; that they are just no longer going to give money to political causes and politicians, etc.
In other words, the MSM is interpreting what they said to what the MSM *wishes* they had said.
I’ve seen another version of this story that ties it directly to the new store going into I think Boston, where the mayor has supposedly “relented” and will allow the restuarant, because of “assurances”. That story also suggests that this “new stance” is not a new one, but was posted on the company’s facebook page back in July when this started.
So that might be a place to start looking. I don’t think it was a change, I believe they’ve said they don’t specifically donate money to groups advocating against gay marriage, they give money to groups that support families. One of those groups is also a big player in defending marriage, but it isn’t the purpose of the group.
Was it Chicago? I thought this was the Boston one. I could well be wrong, I don’t remember which stupid mayor is which.
The relentless Gay Mafia.
They always get you in the end.
We have a winner !
CFA is compromising their values to appease the liberals...
A lie. Can you link to this lie? It’s sickening how you and so many others have swallowed the BS the enemedia is pumping out here.
Additionally, they have sent an internal memo to franchisees and stakeholders that states that as a company, they will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender” and that their “intent is not to engage in political or social debates.” This statement was placed into an official company document called “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are.”
Look Dammit. CFA has ALWAYS maintained this Christ-like virtue; to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender. This is NOT NEW.
Shame on so many of you.
I don’t know what they are or aren’t doing but as long as a corporation DOES NOT GIVE TO PRO-HOMO CAUSES or PROMOTE HOMO CAUSES (like Target) I’m relatively happy.
I’m not biting. The LATimes has a deceiving headline and it’s being published by many of their affiliates. I’ve read the article several times and cannot find an actual statment from Cathy or Chick-fil-a.
The statement is found in my rant at post 38...
they will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender”
That is indeed an actual CFA statement. From BEFORE this faggoty boycott business even started last July. And WHAT is wrong with that statement? Not a damm thing! That is and always has been a sensible (and Christ-like) business model.
But now? Now the homo nazi's have formed a perverted alliance through the media (of course) to twist this innocent old comment into their advantage.
Disgusting. They have Alinsky'd so many conservatives.
Now I don’t have to eat that dried chicken on crumby rolls.
I really don’t understand why people eat that food.
Thanks, and I agree, that appears to be exactly what’s happening.
In a letter addressed to Alderman Moreno and signed by Chick-fil-As Senior Director of Real Estate, it states, The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas. Winshape, a non-profit funded by Chick-fil-a, has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT groups, including some classified as hate groups, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations.
But WinShape didnt release the same comment to BuzzFeed. In fact, they refused to say anything conclusive, and seemed to lack self-awareness about having an anti-gay stance:
We have no agenda, policy or position against anyone. We have a 65-year history of providing hospitality for all people and, as a dedicated family business, serving and valuing everyone regardless of their beliefs or opinions, he said in a general press statement emailed to BuzzFeed by another Chick-fil-A spokesman, Jerry Johnston, who said the companys press statement is not new. The genuine, historical intent of our WinShape Foundation and corporate giving has been to support youth, family and educational programs.
You certainly do shout a lot, but you have absolutely no information to offer on the substantive issue here: Is the company in fact backing away from the so-called anti-gay activities of its foundation? The problem for the gay folks has never been the one or two statements Dan Cathy made. The problem is that the company’s profits fund so-called hate groups. The article posted here says that Chik-fil-A will no longer support these family-friendly groups. You don’t know if that is true or not, but it’s sure been published plenty of places today.
The article posted here says that Chik-fil-A will no longer support these family-friendly groups. You dont know if that is true or not, but its sure been published plenty of places today.
I have debunked this agit-prop disinformation. I didn’t want to belive it, so I (and many others) looked deeper into what the truth is.
What is sad (for you) is that you not only believe it.. You WANT to believe it.
May I ask what is it about the anti-gay, pro-family values that CFA has that pisses you off? Perhaps you don’t believe a public company has a right to these values?
Forget it. Don’t answer this. You have made it very clear that you stand with the poofters and against CFA and Christian Values.
You have posted nothing in response to any of my comments that in ANY way “debunks” published statements about changes in policy at Chik-fil-A’s WinShape foundation. You just keep bellowing. If this information is untrue, where could interested people find some verifiable indication of it?
BTW, since you are so interested in my motives, I have seen up-close and personally the good work of the Cathy family, and I very proudly supported Chik-fil-A Day, much to the chagrin of friends who did not. But if the Cathys buckled under pressure, I think that indicates very well the direction the country has taken—and makes that downward spiral seem even more irreversible.
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 7:24:07 AM by fwdude