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Chick-fil-A Allegedly Agrees to Stop Funding Conservative Groups Opposed to Gay Marriage
TheBlaze ^ | September 19, 2012 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 09/19/2012 11:59:56 AM PDT by Daffynition

The seeds of chaos were planted in July when Chick-fil-A President Dan Kathy appeared on a radio show and publicly stated that his company opposes same-sex marriage. It didn’t take long for his statements to reverberate throughout the nation, with civil rights groups, media outlets and the public at large responding feverishly. This, teamed with the angst that was already created months before over Chick-fil-A’s past donations to groups that support the traditional family unit, created a furor.

With the dust having finally settled, a shocking report from a Chicago-based gay rights group claims that the fast food chain has now pledged to stop funding groups that stand against legalizing gay marriage. In a press release on Tuesday, The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) announced that an internal Chick-fil-A document shows that the company is re-thinking which organizations it will fund.

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** reliable sources who did not wish to be identified**

Perhaps they have *caved* according to this press release.

1 posted on 09/19/2012 12:00:01 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

If this is true, then IMHO they are making a huge mistake. They will loose all the goodwill, and probably a lot of customers they gained by standing up for what they believe.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 12:02:03 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Daffynition

Mission accomplished for the Lavender mafia. :(


3 posted on 09/19/2012 12:02:34 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Daffynition

I’ll believe it when Chic-fil-A actually puts out their own press release until then though... It’s just another dis-information campaign to me.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Daffynition

” Winshape, a non-profit funded by Chick-fil-a, has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT groups, including some classified as hate groups”

One of those “hate groups” was Focus On The Family.

Guess I’ll pull my CFA bumper sticker off.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 12:03:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: basil

Why do we always cave on the absolute most important point but the other side never does? Why?


6 posted on 09/19/2012 12:03:54 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: basil

True....seems there is no limit to what the progressive machine will go to pressure opinion their way...and destroy any traditional/conservative values that are in their way.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 12:04:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Because we always think they’ll stop at “just this one thing”.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Daffynition

Bull s#it.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Daffynition

The left will never like them unless they donate to gay causes.

CFA just lost a lot of good will it had built up with the casual eater who got caught up in the latest flap - who might have become a regular.

Me? I eat there anyway because I have a power card and get a free chicken sandwich with a # 1 - 8 meal.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 12:05:37 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Daffynition

I don’t buy it. I read the press release from Chick-Fil-A and all they said is they wouldn’t donate to organizations with political causes.

I think they can, and will, continue to give to faith-based groups and churches.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 12:06:47 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Beats me!


12 posted on 09/19/2012 12:08:00 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Daffynition

Please contact Mr.Cathy and see if this is true and post it.


13 posted on 09/19/2012 12:08:12 PM PDT by sport
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To: Daffynition
So far, the only people making this claim is the gay rights group. It remains unconfirmed.
14 posted on 09/19/2012 12:08:29 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Daffynition

This makes no sense. The body of that statement says that Chik-fil-A sent a note to their franchises that they should not discriminate. They never discriminated against anyone.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 12:08:37 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Daffynition

Fat Chance.

WinShape is ostensibly the Cathy Family Foundation. They are not going to stop teaching young people that men & women are different, they are not going to stop offering marriage seminars to couples that stress the concepts in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.

It’s not happening.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 12:09:50 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Daffynition

             

17 posted on 09/19/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT by tomkat (parliament of whores, mulatto pimp, cabal of commissars . . . what could go wrong ?)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Why do you believe every report on the net, why?


18 posted on 09/19/2012 12:11:53 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Daffynition

The fact that Cathy’s name is mispelled with a “K” makes this smell like B.S.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 12:12:18 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sporke

Let’s pray that they don’t cave and continue to support faith-based groups and churches.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 12:12:25 PM PDT by rhubarbk (USS New Jersey BB62)
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To: JCBreckenridge
At this point, I don't know what to think. Guess dinner is going to come outta a can tonight. :(


21 posted on 09/19/2012 12:13:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

No, the real question is why do you beleive this?

The logic of an un-sourced, unverified story about a man with a sixty year record of conservatism, would cave to homosexuals to sell a chicken sandwich - is bull s#it.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 12:14:59 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: All
Cowards.

They've no idea what they've done. It isn't enough for the homosexual lobby to have Chick-fil-A stop funding certain groups. They will demand some type of of contribution to one of their own activist groups, or have the restaurant sponsor ‘ Gay appreciation day ‘ or some such rot.

And this was done for what reason? So you may gain favor with the liberals in a handful of American cities? How much profit is worth selling out your convictions?

Pathetic.

23 posted on 09/19/2012 12:17:08 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Deb

Because I once voted for McCain? I’m used to backstabbers. I’m only surprised these days when the knife that’s sticking in my back doesn’t have an R on it.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 12:17:24 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Sporke

The one dated Jul. 31, 2012?


25 posted on 09/19/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: rhubarbk

Yep. They could also contribute the same amount of cash personally, instead of as a corporation.

They have always been a strong Christian company, and I just can’t see them caving now.

It’s fine they want their gay employees to be treated fairly. I’m sure they already are for the most part.

If they DO cave, I think they will lose TONS of customers, I know they will lose me.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Daffynition

When I hear it from Chik-Fil-A I will believe it, Until them I will not believe any web site who posts otherwise. I would also never post a piece of crap on this site that has not been verified.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 12:19:59 PM PDT by Starstruck (It's all Obama's fault)
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To: Daffynition
There's this:

With the dust having finally settled, a shocking report from a Chicago-based gay rights group claims that the fast food chain has now pledged to stop funding groups that stand against legalizing gay marriage.

Then there's this:

In a press release on Tuesday, The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) announced that an internal Chick-fil-A document shows that the company is re-thinking which organizations it will fund.

So all this is some Chicago homo group "claims blah blah blah."

And another group that 'claims' that it has seen internal documents?

Why would CFA change, it increased their business and broadened their name.

I look forward to the day when these homos, these sodomites go too far and they lose all their clout and people go back to believing what God said, it is an abomination.

28 posted on 09/19/2012 12:20:59 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Daffynition

I really wish somebody on our side would work as hard to de-fund leftist causes as Van Jones is working to de-fund ours.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 12:21:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Daffynition
From the CFA website...

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our Restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect –regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

If one were prone to parse language, one could interpret this to mean "Chik-Fil-A" wants to stay out of politics, which they should, but it doesn't address the political activities of the Winshape Foundation, their charity foundation.

So until I see a definitive statement from Chik-Fil-A and Winshape, I'm not buying it.

30 posted on 09/19/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Daffynition

SO.... Obama sicked the IRS and EPA on them?


31 posted on 09/19/2012 12:21:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Daffynition

Why does the can have two lids?


32 posted on 09/19/2012 12:22:36 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: MrB
Because we always think they’ll stop at “just this one thing”

Rather similar to the 'foreign policy' Hillary is selling us.

33 posted on 09/19/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Daffynition
Hey look! It's Jonathan Livingston Seagullible. Birdie birdie in the sky, Why'd you do that in my eye? Aren't you glad that bulls don't fly?
34 posted on 09/19/2012 12:24:47 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Starstruck

35 posted on 09/19/2012 12:25:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Lx

Well, that’s doesn’t seem fair, I don’t even have one.


36 posted on 09/19/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Sporke; Daffynition
I read the press release from Chick-Fil-A and all they said is they wouldn’t donate to organizations with political causes.

Oh.... like facts count these days!

37 posted on 09/19/2012 12:27:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Daffynition
Here is the Chicago Tribune version of the story...a little more skeptical.

Moreno relents, will allow Chick-fil-A

38 posted on 09/19/2012 12:33:04 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Daffynition

The latest press release on the web site (http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Pressroom/Press-Releases) is dated 31 July 2012.

No info about them “caving in”.


39 posted on 09/19/2012 12:33:52 PM PDT by Biff55 (A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine!)
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To: Lx; Daffynition

Why does the can have two lids?

Dinner for two, matching engagement rings.


40 posted on 09/19/2012 12:34:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Mission accomplished for the Lavender mafia.

I can think of one battle they'll never win. And the one they want the most.

41 posted on 09/19/2012 12:39:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: The Working Man

Ditto. I’ll believe it when Chic-fil-A actually puts out their own press release until then though... It’s just another dis-information campaign to me.


42 posted on 09/19/2012 12:42:24 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: Daffynition

Don’t understand your reference, but if you are inplying that everyone who drops a peice of dung on the ground deserves a hearing, eat up.


43 posted on 09/19/2012 12:42:24 PM PDT by Starstruck (It's all Obama's fault)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

This is “jamming” (like the radio signal) Only pro homosexual based donations allowed and now any pro marriage donations are “jammed”.

Chick fil a just went stupid.


44 posted on 09/19/2012 12:55:49 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Daffynition

** reliable sources who did not wish to be identified** == “we made it up”

This phrase: “publicly stated that his company opposes same-sex marriage” alone convinces be this is bulls**t.

He was asked HIS opinion so he stated HIS opinion. This is the first I have seen ANYwhere asserting he was speaking for the company.


45 posted on 09/19/2012 12:58:43 PM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: sport

Another poster posted their contact information. I[Sport] used the site to ask them. Whether they reply is another matter.


46 posted on 09/19/2012 12:59:15 PM PDT by sport
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To: Daffynition

I wouldn’t believe it without the CEO affirming it.


47 posted on 09/19/2012 1:00:13 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: TankerKC

And here it is:

Jul. 31, 2012 Chick-fil-A Response to Recent Controversy

Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business.

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect –regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.


48 posted on 09/19/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Daffynition
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.

 

49 posted on 09/19/2012 1:02:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sporke

” I read the press release from Chick-Fil-A and all they said is they wouldn’t donate to organizations with political causes.”

So in other words, they caved.


50 posted on 09/19/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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