Skip to comments.Chicago official asks Chick-fil-A to clarify gay marriage stance (Or else...)
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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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.
“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.
Chik-fil-A had better call out this lying a$$hole or he wont stop...
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.
I am a supporter of your fine restaurant. Tell anyone that has a problem with you to (fill in the blank).
A Chick-Fil-A FAN
Cathy should tell Moreno to go to hell, it is none of his business.
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...
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
Soemone stomp the little nazi.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Leftists hate God and especially Christians.
This behavior is to be expected.
I hate Illinois Nazis.
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).
I tell the guy to go eat .... (and I don’t mean chicken)!
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 .