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Will Chick-fil-A stop funding anti-gay groups?
Salon ^ | September 19, 2012 | Prachi Gupta

Posted on 09/19/2012 4:22:54 PM PDT by Livin_large

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.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; chikfila; homosexualagenda
Did they cave or not? I'm not convinced!!!!
1 posted on 09/19/2012 4:23:00 PM PDT by Livin_large
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To: Livin_large

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.”

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This? This is what the gay mafia is using as “proof” that Chick-fil-A has caved in to the pro-gay demands?

What a joke.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 4:26:27 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Livin_large

They would be stupid to cave, given the support they have gained for standing tall.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 4:26:41 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Livin_large
Will Chick-fil-A stop funding anti-gay groups?

If management suddenly went nuts. Didn't Starbucks try a day to cater to the other side? I missed the result in the news.

4 posted on 09/19/2012 4:27:42 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Livin_large
It sounds like the same position they've taken all along to me.

I'm of the opinion that this company, that has withstood so much criticism from the “progressive community,” for decades, regarding their fairly overt Christian business philosophy, isn't going to now alter course in any way.

This guy in Chicago is just trying to save face, imho. He caved, so he needs to create an appearance of having won some sort of concession.

5 posted on 09/19/2012 4:28:16 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Livin_large

Fear and intimidation work quite well, at least on the short term. This is merely trying to get past November 6, 2012.

But what lies on the other side of that date? What happens, in fact, if Romney wins? Will the fear and intimidation be stepped up? (For those of you in Rio Linda, that is a “rhetorical question”. The only logical answer is “Hell, no”.)

Or consider the alternative - that somehow, despite all the cool reason and logical arguments arrayed against just that instance, Obama somehow manages to gain a bare majority of Electoral College votes, and squeezes back into a second term. Do you think for a minute that the pressure will stop at mere bullying? Expect any number of business owners that have expressed “incorrect” attitudes and opinions, to be summarily shut down for wholly specious and only barely plausible reasons, or mysterious “accidents” begin happening in these workplaces.

Due process be damned. There is a whole nation out there to be rebuilt and “re-educated”.

The Current Regime is just “upping their game”.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 4:30:04 PM PDT by alloysteel (Something like 95% of the personal woe in this world is self-induced.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
...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.

 

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Exactly! This is what I've been saying (OK, screaming) all day...

 

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 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:03:21 PM by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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7 posted on 09/19/2012 4:31:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Livin_large

no this is pure B/S by the turd pokers again.

Their failed kiss in, their failed starbucks crap all failed and now they are trying to tell their masses they won .

CFA has not released any statement about this and what exactly does anti homosexual mean to these idiots.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 4:32:45 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Fiji Hill

Agreed. But from what I’m reading all over the Net, it appears they have. I just do not get it.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 4:38:48 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Livin_large

I don’t believe it.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: manc

I support Chick-Fil-A all the way. The homosexual mafia is out for blood.

But the company just does not have a good public relations skills.

Since Don Cathy spoke out in favor of traditional marriage months ago, neither he nor the company have defended his words. They have run for cover and not said much. Now the gays in Chicago are claiming victory in the war. Whether or not it is a gay victory, the company is still not saying much. You can’t say fall back on old press releases when the other side is claiming victory.

Why doesn’t Cathy just restate what he once said about the traditional family? That was his finest hour.That was why millions of Americans came out to his stores to support him and his cause.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 4:42:29 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

But the company just does not have a good public relations skills.

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You may during the height of the boycott...

Their spokesperson died.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=chick+fil+a+spokesman+dies&oq=chick+fil+a+spokr&gs_l=hp.1.1.0i13l4.2420.11130.0.14530.19.12.0.5.5.0.1180.5370.0j6j1j1j0j1j0j3.12.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.VUH93_WiW94&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=8852c6115fdbd716&biw=1280&bih=812


12 posted on 09/19/2012 4:47:45 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You may during the height of the boycott...

S/B

You may RECALL during the height of the boycott...


13 posted on 09/19/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Only the left can spin being pro-traditional marriage, into anti-gay hate speech, or political speech for that matter...

Oh, I prefer the way things have always bee.... Hater!!!!


14 posted on 09/19/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Only the left can spin being pro-traditional marriage, into anti-gay hate speech, or political speech for that matter...

Oh, I prefer the way things have always been.... Hater!!!!


15 posted on 09/19/2012 5:23:47 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Livin_large

By “Hate Groups” the LGBT means groups the LGBT hates.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 5:46:30 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Gator113

Nor do I. According to this article, the statement the gay groups are releasing is identical to the one before taking about treating people with respect, which is what they always did anyway.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-gay-chicago-alderman-claims-chick-fil-a-has-agreed-to-stop-anti-gay-don

Now, the more interesting part of all of this is the gay groups backing off their original statements highlightted in this article naming Focus on the Family and other groups.

I think this alderman is the one who changed and is trying to spin it to make it sound like Chick-Fil-A is caving when nothing has changed at all. I don’t buy that they are not commenting because they don’t want to upset anyone, rather I think they just want to stay out of all of this. I expect they will release a statement saying that basically nothing has changed one bit and alderman Moreno will have some ‘splainin to do t his gay friends.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 7:30:59 PM PDT by Littlejon
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To: Littlejon

“....rather I think they just want to stay out of all of this. I expect they will release a statement saying that basically nothing has changed one.....”

Exactly.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 8:34:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: heye2monn
I've just got back from CFA and asked their manager about this and he said there is no way Cathy a man he has met many times would ever stop supporting his religious views, the man is a devout Christian.

I asked him virtually what you just said and he also said that they can claim what ever they want but we know the truth and there is no need to keep bringing up this.

Anyone who has done some research on the homostapo and watched them knows they lie all the time, they have to in order to get their agenda pass but mostly try and pretend they are a majority to get money off the weaker less militant homosexuals.

19 posted on 09/20/2012 10:16:23 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Livin_large

The Left is hoping CFA will come out and deny the story thereby allowing the media to keep the story going.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 10:18:53 AM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Livin_large
Update....

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

21 posted on 09/21/2012 6:51:48 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I saw that the CFA spokesman died. That is a shame. But any large company should have a back-up spokesman.

Finally — after the liberals held the field for way too long — we got a vague statement from Don Cathy about “not changing our values,” whatever that means. The statement did not say their donations to the Family Research Council would continue or not.

If CFA passionately believed in this issue, they would have live on the air, being quoted every day, on Fox News or wherever. Imagine if Bill O’Reilly were their spokesman, he’d know how to publicize it.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: manc

Because the liberals will abuse the truth, CFA has to hit back hard. As a big, controversial company, CFA has to be willing to go on the record every day. It has to respond to attacks every day.

The homosexual radicals held the field for way too long — they talked while CFA was silent. CFA said nothing except refer to some statement that the liberals promptly slanted and distorted.

Finally we got another vague statement from Don Cathy about “not changing our values,” whatever that means. The statement did not even say whether their donations to the Family Research Council would continue or not.

Really poor public relations on CFA’s part.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 2:20:33 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

I disagree, CFA knows where their money goes, we know where their money goes and the homostapo knows..

They’ve made their statement CFA has and if the homostapo wants to try and spin it into a win then let them but only the idiots will think it’s a win whilst most of us know the truth.

Don;t see why CFA has to keep coming out eevry time to mention their point because some radcial left wing website tries to spin it.

I went there today and so did the family


24 posted on 09/22/2012 3:11:12 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

We both admire CFA and its support for the traditional family. But I am concerned about CFA’s media savvy, or like thereof. It took way too long for CFA to come up with an adequate response to this latest attack.

CFA needs someone on its staff or a hired PR firm who quickly responds to all attacks. That would be good not just for CFA but for the cause of the traditional family in general. The gay radicals crank up their emails and press releases at the slightest notice. Our side should too.


25 posted on 09/22/2012 4:53:54 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

You do recall that their longtime head of public relations died recently, don’t you? I suspect that might have something to do with it.


26 posted on 09/22/2012 5:02:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: heye2monn

I see. You think its fine for the gay mafia to jerk the chain and have Mr. Cathy jump at their beck and call.

And the next time the lies and slander comes? Jump again?

CFA should just ignore these queer pissants.


27 posted on 09/22/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

It was unfortunate. But a large company should have a backup plan in case a spokesman is on vacation, gets sick or worse.


28 posted on 09/22/2012 6:54:55 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Responsibility2nd

A large, important company can’t be a wimp. It has to respond to attacks, especially the high-profile attack in Chicago a couple weeks ago. If you don’t the liberals will assume you don’t have an answer or have given up the fight.

The more you wimp out, the more you lose. That’s way politics works.


29 posted on 09/22/2012 7:00:30 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

The last time I checked, Chick fil A was not into politics. They are a private corporation based on Godly values. And as such, they are not obliged to enter the gutter political arena the nasty homo nazis live in.

What is it the Bible says about turning the other cheek? Anyway, CFA is better off ignoring the lies and slander. I didn’t beleive the queers when they came out last week with that BS. Did you?


30 posted on 09/23/2012 6:51:15 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Livin_large

They’re talking like politicians. Not good.


31 posted on 09/23/2012 7:52:29 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They are in the public arena. They deal with the public. They have employees and shareholders depending on their good public image. They have to respond to the attacks, whether those attacks on right or wrong. Jesus was never afraid to tell the truth to the world.


32 posted on 09/23/2012 9:33:04 AM PDT by heye2monn
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