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Chicago official asks Chick-fil-A to clarify gay marriage stance (Or else...)
CNN ^ | 09/24/2012 | By Melissa Gray

Posted on 09/24/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A Chicago alderman says Chick-fil-A's president is publicly contradicting what company executives personally assured him for months -- that the fast-food chain is changing its stance on gay marriage -- and he asked the company Sunday to clarify.

Alderman Joe Moreno made news last week when he announced Chick-fil-A has ceased making donations to anti-gay groups and has enacted workplace protections for its employees against discrimination.

Moreno said the two concessions were the result of 10 months of negotiations he had with Chick-fil-A executives as he weighed whether to support a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in his Chicago ward. He said the executives gave him documents backing up the new positions.

Chick-fil-A, in a statement Thursday, affirmed the workplace protections. Friday, however, company President Dan Cathy denied the company has ceased making donations to groups that oppose gay marriage and said Chick-fil-A "made no such concessions."

"There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago," Cathy said in a statement to Mike Huckabee, the former Republican presidential candidate who now runs a conservative website. "That is incorrect." Moreno said Sunday that Cathy's statement "at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month." Moreno said Chick-fil-A executives gave him a letter earlier this year saying the company's non-profit arm, the WinShape Foundation, will not support organizations with political agendas. "We were told that these organizations included groups that politically work against the rights of gay and lesbian people," Moreno said.

Cathy's conflicting statement, Moreno said Sunday, is "disturbing."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; chickfila; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homosexuality; moreno
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"I am simply asking Mr. Cathy to confirm statements and documents that HIS company executives provided to me," Moreno said in a written statement, capitalizing "his" for emphasis.

1 posted on 09/24/2012 10:10:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
ESAD, dipwad.
2 posted on 09/24/2012 10:11:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Looks like it’s going to be a banner year for those Chick-a-filet franchise owners. There is no way they could possibly buy this kind of advertising.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 10:13:19 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: SeekAndFind

“A Chicago alderman says Chick-fil-A’s president is publicly contradicting what company executives personally assured him for months — that the fast-food chain is changing its stance on gay marriage

This is ABSOLUTELY a lie. CFA has not changed their stance one iota.

“Company executives personally assured” him of NOTHING that is out of step with the president’s stated position.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 10:14:55 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: SeekAndFind

Chik-fil-A had better call out this lying a$$hole or he wont stop...


5 posted on 09/24/2012 10:16:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chick-fil-A has never practiced any discrimination as far as I can tell, or the MSM would have been highlighting it. The donation in question was only $1K to Focus on the Family, hardly an extremist group and it was in 2010.

The left is insane. Large corporations donating tens of thousands to radical left causes and its not newsworthy.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Chick-fil-A,

I am a supporter of your fine restaurant. Tell anyone that has a problem with you to (fill in the blank).

Signed,

A Chick-Fil-A FAN


7 posted on 09/24/2012 10:21:00 AM PDT by lesko
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To: SeekAndFind

Cathy should tell Moreno to go to hell, it is none of his business.


8 posted on 09/24/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: lesko

They should prospect a place in Long Island, NY. We don’t have a Chick-Fil-A anywhere here.

I know of many business folks looking for a profitable franchise to invest in...


9 posted on 09/24/2012 10:27:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

none of his business where and what they do with their money so long as they pay taxes and go by the laws.

Oh do piss off you left wing fanatics and the homostapo, people have had enough of your crap no pun intended.

How about dealing with crimes and killing and shottings in Chicago.
The left have been fighting this social war for decades but then say it is our side


10 posted on 09/24/2012 10:28:30 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind
So this alderman has the arbitrary power put a restaurant out of businesses because he doesn't like the owner's political/social views?

Soemone stomp the little nazi.

11 posted on 09/24/2012 10:29:15 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: SeekAndFind
A Chicago alderman says Chick-fil-A's president is publicly contradicting what company executives personally assured him for months -- that the fast-food chain is changing its stance on gay marriage -- and he asked the company Sunday to clarify.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

12 posted on 09/24/2012 10:31:01 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: GeronL

Leftists hate God and especially Christians.
This behavior is to be expected.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 10:31:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
Alderman Joe Morono and the Gay Nazis are attempting to flank Chick-Fil-A after a humiliating publicity defeat at the hands of the large majority of American people who sprang to the support of Chick-Fil-A with the BUYcott.
14 posted on 09/24/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: AAABEST; boop
Soemone stomp the little nazi.

I hate Illinois Nazis.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 10:41:47 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: SeekAndFind
Chick-Fil-A should take action against the city of Chicago. You have a person who is responsible for giving permits out demanding a business owner to give up his civil right or else he can't open a store.
16 posted on 09/24/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: SeekAndFind

Time for another Spicy Chicken and Waffle Fries for me. Government has absolutely no place blackmailing private individuals or judging their religious values. This Chicago thug disgusts me (although not nearly as much as the Chicago thug in our White House disgusts me).


17 posted on 09/24/2012 10:43:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

I tell the guy to go eat .... (and I don’t mean chicken)!


18 posted on 09/24/2012 10:43:54 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chicago official asks Chick-fil-A to clarify gay marriage stance (Or else...)

and global warming also why is the sky blue ?

It’s none of their business .


19 posted on 09/24/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind
Cathy's conflicting statement, Moreno said Sunday, is "disturbing."


20 posted on 09/24/2012 10:54:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: MrDem

“None of your business” is the exact answer.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 10:54:30 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Navy Patriot
Alderman Joe Morono and the Gay Nazis are attempting to flank Chick-Fil-A after a humiliating publicity defeat at the hands of the large majority of American people

The "new normal" for the Chik-Fil-A business model will henceforth require cost allocation for Gaystapo lawsuit and propaganda countermeasures, because the Christian owners refused to deny their faith.

22 posted on 09/24/2012 11:06:02 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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I can see two things happening here...The alderman needs some time to fight off the demands his constituents are placing on him...This could also be a way for them to try and make Chick-Fil-A appear to be back tracking again, without Chick-Fil-A ever committing to anything in the first place. This will make the alderman look like he has tried to do something...Bring this back out again as another distraction during the political season.

If Chick-Fil-A did committ or agree to something, then internally the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing, and they need to fix that pronto...otherwise this could get ugly.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 11:07:45 AM PDT by Maringa
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To: SeekAndFind
Moreno said Chick-fil-A executives gave him a letter earlier this year saying the company's non-profit arm, the WinShape Foundation, will not support organizations with political agendas. "We were told that these organizations included groups that politically work against the rights of gay and lesbian people," Moreno said.

Wow! Now supporting marriage as it has been understood since Adam and Eve is a "political agenda" that harms "the rights of gay and lesbian people." And MOST AMERICANS seem to be buying this, or at least their support for Obama suggests they buy it.

As for me, I went out of my way to get breakfast at Chik-fil-A this morning.

24 posted on 09/24/2012 11:10:22 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: SeekAndFind

“Moreno said Chick-fil-A executives gave him a letter earlier this year saying the company’s non-profit arm, the WinShape Foundation, will not support organizations with political agendas.”

Easy enough, Moreno. Show us the letter, or it didn’t happen.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Freedom of speech is delicious. It tastes like chicken.)
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To: SeekAndFind

To be permitted to operate, this company must clarify to a politician, what they choose to do with their profits?

This politician is a pure totalitarian. He deserves the common fate often inflicted on his types throughout the world.


26 posted on 09/24/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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Moreno said the two concessions were the result of 10 months of negotiations he had with Chick-fil-A executives as he weighed whether to support a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in his Chicago ward. He said the executives gave him documents backing up the new positions.

10 months of negotiations for TWO concessions?

Considering that these franchisees are local residents anyway, why should any corporate decisions make a difference?

And who really believes that he started caring 10 months ago, rather than in July when the gay hubbub started?

27 posted on 09/24/2012 11:22:21 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: SeekAndFind

What we are witnessing here is political correctness run amuk.

This type of thing took place in Germany in the early to mid 1930s.

What we have to come to terms with, is that it take a very sick atmosphere for this sort of thing to be able to work.

Chick-Fil-A one day, soft drinks another, calling someone anti-women the next...

This type of stuff is very chilling if it can work, because what comes next is unthinkable.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm still a bit confused about the Chicago deal. Was Chick-Fil-A trying to open a new franchise within the city limits and the knuckleheads went on their fake rampage about homos or did Rahm and this Moreno dude just open their mouths spouting crap when Chick-Fil-A had no plans on opening another franchise? Looking at their locator, they have one at Loyola and one in Lombard, IL. And this statement sounds somewhat fishy. No way he gave a crap 10 months ago about any homo stance from chick-fil-a....

Moreno said the two concessions were the result of 10 months of negotiations he had with Chick-fil-A executives as he weighed whether to support a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in his Chicago ward. He said the executives gave him documents backing up the new positions.

29 posted on 09/24/2012 11:58:06 AM PDT by Getsmart64
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To: PetroniusMaximus

From the filngs, it looks like they stopped giving to objectionable groups in 2010, well before this happened.


30 posted on 09/24/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SeekAndFind
Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
31 posted on 09/24/2012 12:00:22 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any Freepers in Western New York want to pool together and open a Chik-fil-A franchise?

It looks like they want to expand and I guarantee they would be welcome here


32 posted on 09/24/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who’s a liar, Dan Cathy or a Chicago alderman? You decide, I already did.


33 posted on 09/24/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: SeekAndFind

People having dirty butt sex isn’t progressive, it’s disgusting. Chick-fil-A should tell Chicago to shove it up their dirty sex ass.


34 posted on 09/24/2012 12:13:45 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Yosemitest

“God has a cure for homosexuals. “

So you advocate killing homosexuals?


35 posted on 09/24/2012 12:23:24 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

I advocate OBEYING God !


36 posted on 09/24/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Here’s what you quoted:
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death ; their blood shall be upon them.

Do you believe it or not? If you believe it, who is going to put them to death?


37 posted on 09/24/2012 12:26:28 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
I believe God.
OBEY GOD, or suffer the consequences.
38 posted on 09/24/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

You are a wise man for avoiding answering my question . It’s good that you know better than to stand up for that verse.


39 posted on 09/24/2012 12:38:31 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: Yosemitest
I believe God. OBEY GOD, or suffer the consequences.

And God said quite clearly throughout the Bible, but especially in the New Testament, that Christians shouldn't buy anything at all from non-Christians lest they be guilty, by their exchange of money for product, of facilitating the works of unrighteousness. /sarc
40 posted on 09/24/2012 12:41:20 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: AppyPappy
And you have a lot to learn.
Let your studies begin, 'les God reward you .... according to your works.
41 posted on 09/24/2012 2:14:48 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the groups they give money to is called the Family Research Council. They put out DETAILED report about the gay lifestyle and it was not pretty. It was sourced with 79 footnotes, almost all dealing with published books or peer-reviewed papers.

The Southern Poverty Law Center then refuted it with 10 points of their own - not a single one sourced in any way other than some vague reference to hearsay. A typical reply: “Well Joe Schmoe, professor at UC Davis, says gay parents are just as good as straights.” They used stuff like that to refute books and studies done on THOUSANDS of people.

...and they went on to call FRC a “Hate Group”, which then led to a shooting in DC. This is who we’re up against. Think about it.


42 posted on 09/24/2012 5:29:52 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Yosemitest; AppyPappy

If you build a new house will you also build a battlement on the roof, to keep people from falling off? That was an old testament law also.

Jesus fulfilled the law and we have a new covenant. The first death has no power over Christians. What homosexuals and other sinners should fear, including myself, is the second death.


43 posted on 09/24/2012 8:22:13 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P

OBEY GOD !


44 posted on 09/25/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Holly_P
Think you, God forbid !

A wise man one said in a meeting I attended in person: Don't fall into Satan's deception of believing that God's Laws , The Ten Commandments are done away with.
45 posted on 09/25/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

I obey God, I just don’t obey Yosemitest’s version of Him. Please don’t kill any homosexuals, it’s a crime and a sin.


46 posted on 09/25/2012 12:52:07 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Yosemitest

“Think you,

that Jesus came to do away with the Law ?”

Think you that I said that anywhere at any time? To state it as you did is to imply that I did and that’s deception on a grand scale.

I said in a very clear way that Jesus fulfilled the law and we are living under the new covenant, which by the way, includes the 10 commandments, which Jesus reconfirmed. We no longer have to sacrifice goats and rams, men no longer must be circumcised in their fore skins and homosexuals are no longer to be killed for their homosexuality.

Your statement that:

“Don’t fall into Satan’s deception of believing that God’s Laws , The Ten Commandments are done away with.”

You are lying again by implication, I never said that nor did I imply it, a total fabrication on your part.

You didn’t answer my question yet. Do you or do you not have a battlement on your roof? Would you or would you not build one if you were building a new house?


47 posted on 09/25/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P
It's NOT a sin.
It's required of us by our Heavenly Father.
48 posted on 09/25/2012 2:26:12 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Holly_P
Your answer is here.
49 posted on 09/25/2012 2:31:26 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest; svcw; AppyPappy

“It’s NOT a sin.
It’s required of us by our Heavenly Father.”

Tell everyone else what you are talking about. What is required by our heavenly Father? Spit it out. Ought we kill homosexuals? You are wrong and one very misguided individual.

I will pray for you and yours.


50 posted on 09/25/2012 3:13:50 PM PDT by Holly_P
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