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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

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To: Daffynition

Ok, that last thread also disappeared my post about the forces arrayed against internet freedom. Reading the manifest here, there’s all kinds of good intentions, but on balance icare is for the islamics.

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Removal of discriminatory material helps but is not a definitive solution, just as the police will not make crime disappear. The time is now for all actors ‘on’ the Internet, like the Internet industry, judiciary, NGOs, users and user groups, to jointly commit on actively countering online hate and incitement to hate, and to support and defend the values and methods that counteract online hate.

To this end the Internet Common Values Charter was created by INACH and we are asking you to sign it. The Charter can be found here:
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51 posted on 09/19/2012 1:11:17 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: icwhatudo
” 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.

If that's true, then yep. The Family Research Council was the big one they were donating to that got shot up by the domestic terrorist. If they're no longer donating to them, then they definitely caved. Doesn't seem like the country has a chance in hell if every person with any power gives the leftists and the Muslims everything they want every time.

52 posted on 09/19/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: Salamander

Salamander,

Please at least wait until Chick-Fil-A says this is true. I personally don’t believe it for a second. The guy has been around WAY TOO long on Earth to suddenly change his principles. If I hear from him or the company than I would worry.


53 posted on 09/19/2012 1:17:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: icwhatudo
So in other words, they caved.,P> Yes, if they stop donating to organizations that supported traditional marriage, which they were contributing to before the great show of support from customers, then they have caved.

CFA needs to clarify this in very specific terms, not sweeping generalities.

54 posted on 09/19/2012 1:18:56 PM PDT by Will88
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To: basil

“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.”

Depends on the customer mix (% of franchises on or near college campuses, for instance).


55 posted on 09/19/2012 1:21:08 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Daffynition

I thought that this company was privately owned. The company did not make donations with company money. The owners made donations with their own portion of the profits. How do they stop private individuals from making donations?


56 posted on 09/19/2012 1:23:23 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: Daffynition; Morgana; cripplecreek

I hope they go out of business.

Caving to the radical pervs.

How long before Chik-fil-A is funding one of Romney’s Gay Pride Kids Marches??


57 posted on 09/19/2012 1:26:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: The Working Man

I think it was a CFA press release


58 posted on 09/19/2012 1:27:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sporke

Won’t be long before they are funding Kids Gay Pride Marches that Romney endorsed as Gov


59 posted on 09/19/2012 1:29:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sporke

“If they DO cave, I think they will lose TONS of customers, I know they will lose me.” . . . me as well.


60 posted on 09/19/2012 1:34:36 PM PDT by rhubarbk (USS New Jersey BB62)
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To: GeronL
I hope they go out of business. Caving to the radical pervs.

It's the "radical perv" racketeers who have been relentlessly harassing CFA for months. Why blame the victim? That would be giving the radicals just what they want.

61 posted on 09/19/2012 1:34:59 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: 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.

That's not what he said. He said he personally supported traditional marriage.

Why should I believe the rest of the article?

62 posted on 09/19/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BlatherNaut

CFA will be giving them $$ real soon at this rate


63 posted on 09/19/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Daffynition
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

I'm tired of conservatives being bullied into submission. It makes me sick.

64 posted on 09/19/2012 1:50:08 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Daffynition

Homosexuals make some of the world’s best con men (Obama). I’ll wait for confirmation before I jump the gun.


65 posted on 09/19/2012 2:00:34 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: GeronL
I think it was a CFA press release

I don't see any recent press releases on their web site:

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Pressroom/Press-Releases

66 posted on 09/19/2012 2:07:18 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Daffynition

I need to see what the F happened!! :(


67 posted on 09/19/2012 2:11:36 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s still on.

I’ll wait


68 posted on 09/19/2012 2:13:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: GeronL

“CFA will be giving them $$ real soon at this rate”

No kidding. First comes the unrelenting harrassment, then the shakedown.


69 posted on 09/19/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: napscoordinator

BTW....Hobby Lobby is the next Christian owned store that will be under attack.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-09-12/hhs-mandate-birth-control-sue-hobby-lobby/57759226/1


70 posted on 09/19/2012 2:22:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: icwhatudo

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.


71 posted on 09/19/2012 2:33:20 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: GeronL

As long as CFA isn’t giving money to the poofters it should not matter who they don’t donate money to.


72 posted on 09/19/2012 2:35:24 PM PDT by soycd
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To: GeronL

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.


73 posted on 09/19/2012 2:35:49 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: rintense

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.


74 posted on 09/19/2012 2:37:10 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: Cementjungle

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.


75 posted on 09/19/2012 2:37:44 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
I don't believe this for a minute..

This is the loser claiming victory to cover their own A$$ for having to cave.. This is pure CHICK IN S#IT..

76 posted on 09/19/2012 2:43:52 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: svcw

That’s from July 31. Certainly it isn’t based on a ‘cave’ over the past few days.


77 posted on 09/19/2012 2:52:41 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: TankerKC

There is no cave except in the minds of liberals and hysterical conservatives.


78 posted on 09/19/2012 2:57:37 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: GeronL

I think it was a CFA press release


This excerpt says it was TCRA.

“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.”


79 posted on 09/19/2012 3:54:43 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man

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.”


80 posted on 09/19/2012 4:16:32 PM PDT by Livin_large
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To: Daffynition

LOL, I doubt it. Cathy is not a stupid man, he saw the outpouring of support from traditional folks and the hate from the homofascists and leftists. Why would he side with them?


81 posted on 09/19/2012 4:22:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: svcw

Yet, they have violate their own statement of leaving politics out of it, blah blah blah and caved to the pink mafia. No integrity or conviction of principles/faith. Disturbing.


82 posted on 09/19/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

It is disturbing that you did not understand the statement.
They are going to contribute to who they have always contributed - nothing changes.
They will leave politic to politicians.
You have a problem then don’t use their services.
My sister once said there would be more conservatives if it weren’t for conservatives, for the first time I agree.


83 posted on 09/19/2012 5:03:46 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: rintense

What did CFA say?


84 posted on 09/19/2012 5:10:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

Apparently AP, it does not matter one whit what CFA has said, the CFA statement is clear and it does not matter, there are those who came to the conclusion CFA caved and there is nothing you can say including their (CFA) own statement will change their minds.


85 posted on 09/19/2012 5:42:14 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: svcw

I suggest you look at the date of the statement you posted, and then reread the article.

As for your whiny assertion about conservatives, I supported them during this entire lynching. But if what they article alleges is true, I will not support anyone who folds under political pressure and abandons their principles.

If you have a problem with that, perhaps you need to redefine your definition of moral integrity.


86 posted on 09/19/2012 7:01:58 PM PDT by rintense
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To: svcw

No, honey, what matters is since that statement, CFA is back peddling according to what is asserted in the article.


87 posted on 09/19/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by rintense
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To: AppyPappy

Read post 80. Sounds like CFA via Windshape will no longer fund groups that support traditional marriage.

IOW, they caved to political pressure.


88 posted on 09/19/2012 7:08:26 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

Oh grow up. This issue has been going on for weeks and weeks.
The statement was put out when it was necessary to be put out, it is liberals not CFA who reported it late.
Given your hysteria, I stand by my sisters statement, if it weren’t for conservatives there would be more conservatives.
No, sweetie you need to not be hysterical.
CFA did not cave, they are still funding who they have always funded. Do you not beleive their statement? Are they liars?
They are continuing what they have always done and leaving the discussion on homosexual marriage in the political arena.
If you do not like their stand, call them and tell them.


89 posted on 09/19/2012 7:10:31 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: rintense

They might as well start opening on Sundays with the rest of the Godless.


90 posted on 09/19/2012 7:10:31 PM PDT by securityman
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To: JCBreckenridge
Why do we always cave on the absolute most important point but the other side never does?

Why?

Why???...Perhaps...because they have experienced ...we ALWAYS CAVE...

There does not exist any incentive, any threat, any argument, any pressure for them to 'cave'.

In a way, we reward bad behavior.

91 posted on 09/19/2012 7:14:27 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: rintense

Yea, the Chicago Tribune is sooo reliable and unbiased. (((eye roll)))
Lets just ignore that CFL stands by their July statement.


92 posted on 09/19/2012 7:15:17 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: svcw

Why don’t you go read post 80, smart ass.


93 posted on 09/19/2012 7:15:55 PM PDT by rintense
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To: svcw

And so, Mr. Pillar of Conservative Wisdom... what if CFA decides to no longer donate money to support traditional marriage? Will you and sissy rant against conservatives again?

Or will you continue to whiny about conservatives who don’t follow your definition?


94 posted on 09/19/2012 7:19:29 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

Say you, I should have read your posting history before I replied the first time, I can say at least you are consistent.
ta ta, We are done.


95 posted on 09/19/2012 7:23:18 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: svcw

Wow, what a brilliant retort. Your sister help with that, too?


96 posted on 09/19/2012 7:27:49 PM PDT by rintense
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To: carlo3b

**Question with boldness ...**

As far as I know, we’re all covered by the First Amendment.

Distasteful as some of this palaver is, it should be out there for examination and discussion.


97 posted on 09/19/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JediJones

If it’s the truth then all Christians should boycott these worthless chickensh*t bastards. See how long they can stay in business with the majority of their customers liberals queer lovers. I can just see it now. The only people that go into Chick Fil-A are drag queens and dykes and half naked fags with lipstick on. If this is indeed true, and from what I can find out it is, Chick Fil-A is more interested in a dollar and making the degenerates happy that it is in running a wholesome family oriented establishment.


98 posted on 09/19/2012 8:29:01 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

From Christian Science Monitor. They caved. Profits mean more than standing up for God and family. I’ve bought my last sandwich from Fag Fil-A.

http://news.yahoo.com/why-did-chick-fil-cross-road-pull-funds-223142609.html


99 posted on 09/19/2012 9:50:24 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: svcw

Do you see the word “allegedly”?

Do you see the source as “The Blaze”?


100 posted on 09/20/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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