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Chick-fil-A to stop giving money to 'anti-gay organizations,' according to reports
mercury news ^ | 9/19/12 | By Jeremy C. Owens

Posted on 09/19/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton

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1 posted on 09/19/2012 9:39:47 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Instead donate to groups that support traditional marriage. wink wink


2 posted on 09/19/2012 9:41:31 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Uncle Slayton

And I guess that Target, Penny’s etc, etc, etc will stop giving money to pro-gay organizations?

Bwahahahahahahah!

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.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 9:43:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 9:47:27 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 9:47:34 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 9:50:42 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 9:51:42 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 9:52:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: Uncle Slayton
From the article linked...

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.

10 posted on 09/19/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 9:55:11 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Instead donate to groups that support traditional marriage. wink wink

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!!!!

12 posted on 09/19/2012 9:57:23 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: txrefugee

“That’s 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.


13 posted on 09/19/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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!


14 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:26 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:41 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Tenacious 1
What is an “anti-gay” charity?

Any "charity" that won't bend over for them.

16 posted on 09/19/2012 10:00:11 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: Jane Long

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?


17 posted on 09/19/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Instead donate to groups that support traditional marriage. wink wink

Hopefully that's what they'll do. I hope Chick-fil-A isn't going wobbly on us...

18 posted on 09/19/2012 10:00:51 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Tenacious 1

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.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I’m lining up to demand a refund.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 10:02:16 AM PDT by oohebo
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To: oohebo

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.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 10:05:51 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: To Hell With Poverty
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?

Not sure. Looks like it was handled "The Chicago Way" whether locally, or nationally =(

22 posted on 09/19/2012 10:06:52 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: papertyger
LOL.

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.

23 posted on 09/19/2012 10:06:55 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Anita Bryant....
Dr. Laura....
Cracker Barrel.....

They’re runnin’ out of room for scalps on that wall.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 10:09:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Biggirl

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.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

To the homofascists, traditional marriage is synonymous with “anti-gay”


26 posted on 09/19/2012 10:11:30 AM PDT by oohebo
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To: Jane Long

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.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 10:13:51 AM PDT by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 10:21:20 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The left wants to discredit capitalism so that people will accept marxism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 10:38:35 AM PDT by oohebo
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...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.

WinShare promised in a letter to Moreno that "Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay organizations...

Consider the source....'nuf said.

30 posted on 09/19/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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sounds like they caved

incrementalism. homos will perceive this as a ‘win’


31 posted on 09/19/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 11:10:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Ingtar

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.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 11:25:47 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Was it Chicago? I thought this was the Boston one. I could well be wrong, I don’t remember which stupid mayor is which.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 11:26:54 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Uncle Slayton

The relentless Gay Mafia.

They always get you in the end.


35 posted on 09/19/2012 11:57:38 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Ingtar
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.

Bingo !

We have a winner !

36 posted on 09/19/2012 12:15:41 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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CFA is compromising their values to appease the liberals...

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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.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 12:54:01 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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From the source of all sources - a pro-fag group....

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.

ALL THIS BROU-HA HA IS IS A LAME ATTEMPT TO FOOL GULLIBLE CONSERVATIVES INTO THINKING CFA GAS FOLDED AND CAVED IN.

AND WHAT IS FREAKING SAD IS... MANY FREEPERS HAVE LOOKED ONLY AT THE MISLEADING HEADLINES AND INCOMPLETEE EXCERPTS AND SAID; "BY GOLLY - THE FAGS ARE RIGHT. CHICK-FIL-A HAS LOWERED THEIR STANDARDS."

YES, I'M SHOUTING. YES, I'M PISSED OFF.

Shame on so many of you.

 

38 posted on 09/19/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

AMEN


39 posted on 09/19/2012 1:05:10 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


40 posted on 09/19/2012 1:08:37 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


41 posted on 09/19/2012 1:51:31 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

bingo.


42 posted on 09/19/2012 1:54:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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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.

43 posted on 09/19/2012 2:03:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Oh well.

Now I don’t have to eat that dried chicken on crumby rolls.

I really don’t understand why people eat that food.


44 posted on 09/19/2012 2:04:00 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks, and I agree, that appears to be exactly what’s happening.


45 posted on 09/19/2012 2:07:59 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.salon.com/2012/09/19/will_chick_fil_a_stop_funding_anti_gay_groups/

In a letter addressed to Alderman Moreno and signed by Chick-fil-A’s 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 didn’t 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 company’s 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.”


46 posted on 09/19/2012 4:17:26 PM PDT by Livin_large
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


47 posted on 09/19/2012 5:25:36 PM PDT by madprof98
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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.

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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.


48 posted on 09/19/2012 6:10:06 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


49 posted on 09/19/2012 6:30:13 PM PDT by madprof98
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Do you like eating your words with sugar? Catsup?

 

Chick-fil-A Sets the Record Straight
CitizenLink ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Karla Dial
 

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 7:24:07 AM by fwdude

50 posted on 09/21/2012 6:47:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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