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'Gay' advocates cook up Chick-fil-A fairytale
WND ^ | September 20, 2012 | Dave Tombers

Posted on 09/20/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz

“Gay” media organizations and the mainstream press have headlined over the last two days Chick-fil-A’s “change” that they claim means the company suddenly is promising not to discriminate against homosexuals – and that it would stop giving money to those organizations that promote traditional marriage.

But it appears the facts are that the company’s anti-discrimination policy remains just as it was months ago .. and its donations appear to have had no new directive applied.

It was a statement from The Civil Rights Agenda that prompted the recent headlines. The statement said of the Cathy family’s foundation, the WinShape Foundation, “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.”

The Civil Rights Agenda didn’t name groups, but others did. One was the National Organization for Marriage, which responded immediately, “Despite recent news articles claiming Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation donated money to our organization – this is false. The National Organization for Marriage has never received funding from them. We support Chick-fil-A’s philosophy that every person is treated with ‘honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender;’ and we will continue to endorse ‘Chick-fil-A Wednesdays’ calling upon all supporters of marriage, free speech and religious liberty to thank Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, for taking a courageous stand to speak out in defense of marriage and his freedom to speak.”

The Family Research Council ..told WND that it has gotten nothing since a $1,000 donation in 2010.

Focus on the Family ..declined WND’s request for comment.

Even Anthony Martinez, TCRA executive director, said in an interview with Windy City Media Group that the language Chick-Fil-A uses in its non-discrimination policy hasn’t changed.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicagovalues; chicagoway; chicfila; chickfila; gayganda; homosexualagenda
Seems that some in our camp got their knickers in a wedgie based on incomplete research...
1 posted on 09/20/2012 4:50:14 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz
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To: NoCmpromiz

Yep, the media plays these people like a yo-yo.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 4:52:46 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NoCmpromiz

The whole thing was started by a Chicago politician. Why would anyone believe anything out of the mouth of such scum?


3 posted on 09/20/2012 4:52:53 PM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: NoCmpromiz
You mean the homosexual radicals lied, I just can't believe it why would they lie.....they are so trust worthy.

sarcasm

4 posted on 09/20/2012 4:53:15 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: NoCmpromiz

Still, I’d like Dan Cathy to be more forceful in repudiating this “news.” If it’s false, say so.... LOUDLY.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 4:53:30 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

“My Little Pony, my little pony....”


6 posted on 09/20/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Seems that some in our camp got their knickers in a wedgie based on incomplete research...

One would think that a press release from a liberal organization would merit skepticism until validated. I guess some folks still haven't learned that particular lesson.

7 posted on 09/20/2012 4:54:35 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NoCmpromiz
exactly

It amazes me how some on here know the media or the homosexuals lie and then when they read some far left pro queer site those same people then get all bent out of shape as if it were the truth.

Homosexuals always lie, they lie to friends and family about just wanting to be with each other, how it's all love etc and some fall for it.
They lie about being a majority.
They lie about the youth all in support of them and yet not one of my kids who are at school or their pals think it;’s alright.

8 posted on 09/20/2012 4:56:01 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: fwdude
Still, I’d like Dan Cathy to be more forceful in repudiating this “news.” If it’s false, say so.... LOUDLY.

Can't do that. Somebody might hear. It was basically the same reaction the company offered to Chick-fil-A Day. But in this case, the gays/leftists have clearly had the last word, and even if the company should some day again give money to a group opposed to gay marriage, nobody will ever hear about it. The Christians will be safely underground. The liberals will have total control of the discussion.

9 posted on 09/20/2012 5:10:12 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: NoCmpromiz
“Gay” media organizations

Redundant.

10 posted on 09/20/2012 5:10:57 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Chick-Fil-A put out a statement on their FB page (and probably other places too) reiterating what their company policy is and always has been, as well as their charitable giving policy and history. Nothing has changed, including the propensity for haters to hate and liars to lie.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 5:15:18 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Josephat
Chicago politician

Wait a minute, isn't the _resident a Chicago politician? Suppose it's a character traitflaw?

12 posted on 09/20/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: visualops
including the propensity for haters to hate and liars to lie.

Both characteristics of mans fallen nature. Probably explains why we need a... Savior...

OK, I'll step down from the pulpit now..;-)

13 posted on 09/20/2012 5:27:29 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Well, the confusion seemed to have started much earlier then. Homosexual groups were complaining that Chick-Fil-A was donating to groups against homosexual marriage. Wiki mentions that $1,000 donation two years ago, but also says $5 million was donated to “groups that oppose same-sex marriage.” Have donations stopped to any of these groups?

Here’s what Wiki says on their donations:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick-fil-A#Same-sex_marriage_controversy

In January 2011, the media reported that Chick-fil-A was co-sponsoring a marriage conference with the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), an organization that has opposed same-sex marriage legislation.[31] Chick-fil-A clarified that “one of our independent Restaurant Operators in Pennsylvania was asked to provide sandwiches to two Art of Marriage video seminars.”[32] The WinShape Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Truett and his wife, also stated it would not allow same-sex couples to participate in its marriage retreats.[33][34]

Chick-fil-A has made over $5 million of donations via WinShape to groups that oppose same-sex marriage. Of this, more than $3 million was donated primarily to Christian organizations with anti-gay[35] agendas, between 2003 and 2009.[36] A total of $1.9 million was donated in 2010 to groups such as the Marriage & Family Foundation, Exodus International and the Family Research Council (FRC)[37]. That year, the FRC, which received $1,000[36] was listed as an anti-gay[38] hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.[39][40][41] WinShape has also contributed to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Exodus International, the latter noted for supporting “ex-gay” conversion therapy.[37] In response, students at several colleges and universities worked to ban or remove the company’s restaurants from their campuses.[42]


14 posted on 09/20/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: NoCmpromiz

Me thinks that the libs are trying a statue of Liberty play by announcing that Chick-fil-A has gone to the dark side. By trying this they are trying to anger those of us who so prominently supported them. If they can get us to believe this, it could cause a boycott of Chick-fil-A, thereby achieving the goal of the libs to take down the company.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 5:34:54 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Seems that some in our camp got their knickers in a wedgie based on incomplete research...

Then why are farticles from the CSM posted here? I learned a long time ago that CSM was nothing but a liberal rag. Everything I've ever read in CSM was either bull**** or just false information. I'd believe the National Enquirer and even that World Weekly rag showing President Bush shaking hands with the aliens over CSM. We should not be spreading the state controlled "media's" manure around. Make them do it.

16 posted on 09/20/2012 5:46:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

If you can’t win with the truth, lie. Then, if you have to, start killing.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 5:46:56 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (The word "Allah" describes a mental disorder.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

CFA isn’t disputing this. Their statement seems to be saying they had already backed down before this happening. And it seems they had already given in to the protest groups in 2010. Basically, the protesters were protesting the wrong company.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Then why are farticles from the CSM posted here? I learned a long time ago that CSM was nothing but a liberal rag. Everything I've ever read in CSM was either bull**** or just false information.

Well.. OK.

Now that you've got that out of your system, my post is from WND, so maybe you can enlighten me as to the basis for your comment?

19 posted on 09/20/2012 5:55:50 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

I just heard about this on the radio and was thinking there’s sumpin nawt right about this story.

Can you imagine what a breaking blunder it would be if true.....

No way I can imagine Dan Cathy or execs would come close to doing something this stupid.

But eve if they had, my support for them was about Free Thinking and Free Speech and I am going to say hi to our local franchiser, Will, when I grab a spicy chicken sandwich.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 6:07:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: fwdude

If I was in his position I wouldn’t say a thing. the truth will come out all by itself and solidify his customer base while making the alderman demonstrably stoopit.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 6:09:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Seems that some in our camp got their knickers in a wedgie based on incomplete research...

What "our camp" are we referring to? If it isn't Free Republic, then I misunderstood that part of the post. Many of us here last night were a little ticked off over a piece posted from the CSM that tried to make people believe that Chick-fil-A had bowed down to the homosexuals. That kind of crap should not be posted here until it can be verified by a credible source. If the "our camp" is refering to WND or conservatives in general, then disregard my post.

22 posted on 09/20/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Good grief. How often do we have to re-learn this lesson? Do not give a presumption of truth to Chicago politicians and the EneMedia.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What "our camp" are we referring to? If it isn't Free Republic, then I misunderstood that part of the post....That kind of crap should not be posted here until it can be verified by a credible source.

Thus the basis for my comment about incomplete research.

I am familiar with MSM, LSM, Old Gray Whore, The Liberal Media, PMSNBC, and such but I seem to be misinterpreting your acronym. Please enlighten me as to what CSM is... Commie Stupid Meadianuts? Controlled Servile Morons? Chicago Slime Midgets? Camp Smith Mortors? Cyber Sensitive Microns? maybe a Customer Service Manager from Walmart?

24 posted on 09/20/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Josephat
The whole thing was started by a Chicago politician. Why would anyone believe anything out of the mouth of such scum?

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

25 posted on 09/20/2012 6:30:30 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: NoCmpromiz

Christian (not) Science (Junk) Monitor (Who died and left them in charge).


26 posted on 09/20/2012 6:30:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: Vendome
the truth will come out all by itself and solidify his customer base while making the alderman demonstrably stoopit.

Won't MAKE him stoopit, he's a Chitown Pol, so it's definitional...

Truth will come out.. yes. It had already surfaced. Before I chimed in on any of the threads on this topic, I searched and found the link I posted above, so it wasn't that hard to do...

27 posted on 09/20/2012 6:33:46 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
See my earlier remarks.
28 posted on 09/20/2012 6:40:35 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Christian (not) Science (Junk) Monitor

Thanks.

I tend not to read/heed the nonChristian, unScientific Monitor. I didn't see a link to the CSM in any of the threads I looked at though. A link to the Wash Times, a link to the CFA facebook page, but nothing to the non, un, monitor.

29 posted on 09/20/2012 6:42:27 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Also see Chick-fil-A Sets the Record Straight
30 posted on 09/20/2012 6:46:04 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Stepan12
From your linked comment: Homosexuals make some of the best liars and con artists around (see bright homosexuals, Kirk and Pill). People should have waited for word from Mr. Cathy before condemning chick-a-fil on this issue!

Right on.

Wasn't aware of this thread, thanks.

31 posted on 09/20/2012 6:49:24 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: fwdude

So I guess they should answer the question of when they stopped beating their wives.


32 posted on 09/20/2012 6:53:49 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
I wondered how long it would take many to realize that the gay media or gay preferring media would be exposed as the liars that they are in this sordid mess.

I, for one, held off believing the "story" as "reported" and knew the truth would be learned in time. The full story will come to light, in due time.

33 posted on 09/20/2012 7:35:29 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Proverbs 25:21-22
New International Version (NIV)

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.

CFA is driving the gay lobby crazy with kindness. They tried intimidation, media smears, boycotts, and demonstrations without effect. If anything, they lost the war of public opinion, unified christians against them and prospered the company they were trying to destroy. Now they've resorted to subversion and outright lying to try and erode CFA's support. I hope they've already tried and failed to find disgruntled former employees to badmouth the company, or shady managers they can accuse of corruption or harrassment.

All along the company has quietly been serving the public with grace and politeness. When protesters showed up at the local CFA, the manager noticed it was a hot day and they didn't bring any water, so he had some brought out to them (in CFA cups!). The local news had them on video with CFA merch and they were too dense to understand how he played them!

Anyway, I don't know how CFA will react to this latest play, but I hope they keep pouring on the hot coals...

34 posted on 09/20/2012 8:08:04 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: NoCmpromiz

:)


35 posted on 09/20/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Then why hasn’t Chick-fil-A denied these claims?

WASHINGTON TIMES – “Chick-fil-A stopped funding traditional-marriage groups in an effort to open a new Chicago restaurant, but the company initially kept quiet about the decision, prompting gay rights groups to speculate that the company feared a backlash from conservative customers.

The Christian-rooted fast food restaurant agreed to stop funding groups such as Focus on the Family that oppose same-sex marriage in a meeting with the Chicago politician who had been blocking the company’s move there. Chick-fil-A wrote a letter to Alderman Joe Moreno affirming this, according to his spokesman, Matt Bailey, but the company initially wouldn’t allow his office to release the letter to the public. Three weeks later they relented.”

Why did Chick-Fil-La even meet with this guy? Why give him a microphone? Chick-Fil-A has squandered their vindication and this nation’s overwhelming support by caring what leftists think, and it makes me utterly sick.

We will be eating at a new Mr. Bojangles from now on.


36 posted on 09/20/2012 8:46:58 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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That's what I thought. Made up by homonazis to smear CFA.

37 posted on 09/20/2012 9:48:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Southnsoul
why hasn’t Chick-fil-A denied these claims? ... We will be eating at a new Mr. Bojangles from now on.

You can eat at MickieD's too, feel free.

By the way, are you still beating your wife?

Will you deny it? Why haven't you responded?

Do you possibly see the parallel?

38 posted on 09/20/2012 10:01:50 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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