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Chick-fil-A CEO and Gay Activist Are Now Friends
ABC News ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Chris Good

Posted on 01/28/2013 1:01:55 PM PST by nickcarraway

The leader of a national gay-rights group says he’s coming out–as a friend of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy.

“I’ve gotten to know Dan, he’s gotten to know me. He’s shared concerns about young people, about Chick-fil-A being used for certain purposes,” Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, told ABC News.

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In July, Equality Matters examined tax forms and found that in 2010 the restaurant chain had donated over $1.9 million to “anti-gay causes.” In September, the restaurant chain pledged to stop donating to anti-gay groups. Windmeyer says those donations stopped in 2011.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ceo; chickfila; chikfila; dancathy; gayagenda; homosexualagenda; marriage
I find it hilarious that conservatives were supporting this business as some conservative cause, when they had starting supporting gay marriage 2 years earlier
1 posted on 01/28/2013 1:02:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

hardly


2 posted on 01/28/2013 1:05:43 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lets hear it from Dan first. The turd burglars have been caught lying about this stuff before.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 1:09:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 01/28/2013 1:09:57 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

I never believed the media. They said he was an evil, anti-gay marriage person. They lied.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 1:12:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“...when they had starting supporting gay marriage 2 years earlier.”

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Do you mind translating what you just said into English?

As you wrote it - it appears you are trying to suggest CFA supported gay marriage.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 1:13:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Keep in mind that this article is completely quoting the homo-activist Windmeyer regarding what Dan Cathy "said," so don't be too quick to pile on CFA yet.

The campaign of demoralization continues.

7 posted on 01/28/2013 1:14:27 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t listen to his words, believe his actions. He switched sides in the marriage debate in 2010. Like other large corporations, he makes money supporting the gay agenda. He also made money from gullible conservatives. If Chik Fil-A was against gay marriage, why do they act like donating money to pro-marriage groups is the equivalent to donating money to a monument to Hitler.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 1:15:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I find it hilarious that anyone takes an ABC news source, and anti-Christian slant crafters, as the arbiter of truth and accuracy and the last word in the facts.

THAT is the laugh of the day, and so rare on FR.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 1:17:38 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: nickcarraway

Haven’t read the details. No matter. You are wrong on this. Over my life there have been, and still are a few people I call friends...some in-laws (LOL)...who are less than desirable, pro abortion, homosexual, or have some other trait that makes them a pariah to conservatives.

There were two gals who moved next to us. Everyone knew they were lesbians. I had known one for several years. Deep down they were good folk. After living next to me...a challange in itself...they changed. If my family and our neighbors had ignored them they would have continued.

There are several other examples...as well as failures.

Just because the CFA CEO is being civil with someone he disagrees with is no reason to condem him or the company of caving to an opposing agenda.

After I get a chance to read the article I may change but at first glance no big thing.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 1:21:21 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: RitaOK; fwdude; Responsibility2nd
This was known way before this article was ever written. Please explain to me how CFA is against gay marriage:

They used to give to anti-gay marriage causes. At the beginning, of 2010 they were still giving. Sometime in 2010, they terminated giving to pro-marriage groups, and started acting if anti-gay marriage groups were radioactive. If CFA, is against gay marriage, why the 180 degree change? How do you explain that. Obviously, when you are giving a lot of money to a cause, then you suddenly stop and announce as much, you no longer believe in this cause. By the way, CFA has put statements on their Facebook pages, bragging that none of their donations goes to " evil" anti-gay-marriage groups. Are they in on the conspiracy? They act as if touching one of these groups is going to give them cooties. Believe what you want, but the simple facts prove that CFA changed their stance on gay marriage long before the kerfluffle in the summer of 2012.

11 posted on 01/28/2013 1:26:50 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: prisoner6

You are missing the point. It’s not that he is nice to someone. I don’t think that anyone would find fault with that. It’s that, long before the media scrutiny would pressure them, CFA stopped donating to the conservative causes. Sometime by January 2011, CFA decided supporting traditional marriage was a terrible thing to be connected with. None of the knee-jerk sugar-coating can cover that up.


12 posted on 01/28/2013 1:29:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

First, do no harm. Cathay has no intention of being miliantly cruel to gays. In the image and likeness of God, we were all created and through Him have human dignity. Cathay serves chicky and chips to gays with the same human respect as he would any other customer, and supports charitable actions where gays are actually known to support the same charity also, is more likely the truth.

Cathay has declined to support political agendas that are militantly anti-gay. He does oppose gay behavior and we all know that.

Er, MOST of us know that.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 1:30:09 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: nickcarraway

That CEO was laughing all the way to the bank thanks to that silly “Chikfila Appreciation Day” nonsense. He got your money suckers.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 1:32:51 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t know why you have swallowed the BS lies the media is pumping out almost daily against anti-queer groups like CFA and now the Boy Scouts.

But I’m guessing you are pro-fag and you hate Godly conservative values like Chick-fil-A has consistantly held.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 1:36:47 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: RitaOK

So now you are saying being against gay marriage is, “militantly cruel to gays.” In 2009 he was giving money to those who are, “militantly cruel to gays,” but he had a revelation by 2011 that depriving gays of marriage was wrong, so he stopped. So, Ronald Reagan was , “militantly cruel to gays.” Even President Obama, until May 2012, was, “militantly cruel to gays.” So, Dan Cathy is to the left of where President Obama was a year ago today.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 1:37:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
NEVER trust the MSM. They work for the dark side.

The leader of a national gay-rights group says he’s coming out–as a friend of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy.

HE may see himself as a friend. I'm, sure the feeling is NOT mutual.
This homo doesn't get Christianity. Love the sinner but hate the sin. Dan Cathy will be nice to him just because he's a Christian, but the "relationship" would end there.

This homo is just stroking himself, and the MSM is helping him do it. They're trying to destroy the Chicken Franchize in the eyes of the good people who frequent there.

NBC, another minion from the dark side, is "suggesting" the Boy Scouts are also going to go gay. This tells us the MSM is on a destroy mission.

17 posted on 01/28/2013 1:38:30 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Responsibility2nd

How did CFA “consistently hold” these values when they changed them in 2010? By their own admission. If you want to keep giving to groups that oppose your philosophy, they will keep cheating you out of your money.


18 posted on 01/28/2013 1:41:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Could be. It’s been a bad day...sigh. CFA may have stopped donating/supporting conservative causes but are they actively supporting anti-conservative cause?

I really don’t know. The problem isn’t with one company and it’s policies but how we as conservatives can persuade companies as well as individuals to realize the damage that has been done and is still being done to The Republic.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 1:41:07 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: KantianBurke

“He got your money suckers.”

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And the problem with that is......?

You act like the CFA victory over the fag boycott was a bad thing?

I’m sure nick (OP) would have been very pleased if the media and the queers had been successful and Chick-fil-A was permanently damaged, but you too?


20 posted on 01/28/2013 1:42:10 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Weren’t too many folks complaining about Sheldon Adelson supporting gay marriage and abortion when he was backing their guy either.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 1:43:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: concerned about politics
Do you trust CFA to tell the truth about itself? Why would they claim that they stopped giving money to traditional marriage groups in 2010? Why would their filing show that they stopped giving money to those groups.
22 posted on 01/28/2013 1:45:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

First, do no harm. Cathay has no intention of being miliantly cruel to gays. In the image and likeness of God, we were all created and through Him have human dignity. Cathay serves chicky and chips to gays with the same human respect as he would any other customer, and supports charitable actions where gays are actually known to support the same charity also, is more likely the truth.

Cathay has declined to support political agendas that are militantly anti-gay. He does oppose gay behavior and we all know that.

Er, MOST of us know that.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 1:46:16 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK
You are still spinning double talk. Why was being anti-gay marriage okay in 2009, and it was, "militantly anti-gay?'

According to you, Ronald Reagan was, "militantly anti-gay"

According to you, Bill Clinton was, "militantly anti-gay" (while president)

According to you, President Obama was, "militantly anti-gay" until May 2012.

According to you, all Catholics are, "militantly anti-gay"

24 posted on 01/28/2013 1:50:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Lies. You want to hate on Mr. Cathy and Chick fil A? You are so desperate as to rehash settled concerns and promote the queer agenda?

I can see that your problems are deep, and these problems have nothing to do with the truth of CFA; You are evidently bitter and resentful that the queers failed.

What’s next there nick? You notice the thread in Breaking News about the Boy Scouts are set to cave in to the gay agenda? Does that not send a thrill down your leg or what?

Why not post a thread slamming the BSA? You’re already in deep believing the lies against CFA. Go for the gold and start denouncing the Boy Scouts too.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 1:51:53 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Uh, their WinShape Foundation IS a pro-marriage (traditional) group. Please do your research. They are not ceasing donations to organization which promote traditional family values.


26 posted on 01/28/2013 1:51:58 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So, Chik Fil-A is lying about itself? They bragged on Facebook that they no longer give money to pro-traditional marriage groups. They put out a statement. Also, you are claiming they are lying in government filings. They could be severely punished for misrepresenting facts in filings. You claim they are committing fraud?


27 posted on 01/28/2013 1:55:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds to me like he is just living the Biblical instruction to “Love Thy Enemy” to his full ability.

In a similar way Rev. Jerry Falwell befriended Larry Flynt after their SCOTUS battle over that dreadful parody ad.


28 posted on 01/28/2013 1:55:42 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

When you and ABC name which concerns Cathay supported in the past, which promoted gay behavior.

Who, what, where and when? Then you can rail FOR ABC source work and AGAINST Cathay.


29 posted on 01/28/2013 2:01:20 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: nickcarraway

If it mattered, I could direct you back to threads and articles from last summer when all this was solved and resolved. When it was proven that CFA NEVER wavered and that the queers lied.

But CFA isn’t the issue here.

I said it a few minutes ago, and I’ll repeat myself. The issue is YOU. You are still so desperate as to glom onto any line of crap the queers and the media fling out there against CFA.

And your desperation is laughable. It makes you look like a fag supporter.

Please. Stop embarrassing yourself.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 2:03:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Do you trust CFA to tell the truth about itself? Why would they claim that they stopped giving money to traditional marriage groups in 2010?

Sure. They probably didn't want to get their business into the political mess. Most businesses like to lay low when it comes to political issues. Look what the queers tried to do to them when they found out about them being moral. They wanted them destroyed.
As long as they don't support the queers now, I'm good with them staying out of the fray. They've got a business to run.

31 posted on 01/28/2013 2:04:20 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I don’t have any issues with someone being friendly with gays. One of my childhood friends is gay and we talk pretty regularly. We just don’t talk about the fact that he’s gay.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 2:08:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I have had several co-workers and business acquaintances who were gay. None of them spent their time waving the fact under my nose or pushing an agenda on me, so I was okay with it. I figure they’re adults in an allegedly free country.


33 posted on 01/28/2013 2:14:32 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Responsibility2nd

You just want to smear conservatives. That’s okay. Your leftwing beliefs are irrelevant to me.


34 posted on 01/28/2013 2:16:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Could you please list the last 100 places you purchased anything from and tell me their stance on gay marriage and abortion and who they supported politically? And also tell me how many of them are closed on Sundays.

...now tell me why you support gay marriage and abortion by giving your money to companies that in turn use it to support a liberal agenda.

35 posted on 01/28/2013 2:38:15 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: KantianBurke

Does he close on Sundays to get our money also?


36 posted on 01/28/2013 2:41:06 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

I knew it...

A southern pro-homosexual restaurant chain, trying to appeal to the Bible belt..


37 posted on 01/28/2013 2:46:09 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Low information voter:

One who hears soundbites or reads headlines and jumps to erroneous conclusions without investigating further.


38 posted on 01/28/2013 3:04:45 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

I vote for this gramps...

39 posted on 01/28/2013 3:20:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow...you are correct. CFA stopped giving to anti homosexual marraige groups BEFORE the media hoorah last year

Unfortunately facts take awhile to reach some people. Many are just realizing now that Marco Rubio is major Amnesty Liberal


40 posted on 01/28/2013 4:27:36 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: RitaOK

“Don Cathy has declined to support political agendas that are militantly anti-gay”

Who are you calling militant? Militantly anti-gay? Who? The Pope? People quoting the Bible? Billy Graham and his groups?

Why do you insult pro-marriage groups like that? It sounds like Don Cathy and Chick-Fil-A management are chickening out, to coin a phrase. Sad.


41 posted on 01/28/2013 4:43:19 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

It’s “sad” only if it’s true in my book.

For those of you in Rio Lindo, “militancy” implies a bit more than vocal opposition. Blacks swinging a billy club outside a polling location in some panther uniform with a cocked cap appearing to be threatening is more than vocal opposition, it’s an intimidating show of implied force, contrary to the kind but firm approach of the Pope, and Cathay against not the gay as a person, but the behavior, with vocal opposition.

You people are sure oddly eager to lay eggs in the ABC basket, before defending a Christian employer. Maybe you’ll pull out an oversized spotted cow to fit your oversized outrage.


42 posted on 01/28/2013 5:41:09 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: nickcarraway

CFA bookmark.


43 posted on 01/28/2013 11:33:17 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The point is the CEO made good use of credulity. Talk a good game and let the rubes buy even more chicken burgers. Profit.


44 posted on 01/29/2013 2:49:27 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: RitaOK

>>Er, MOST of us know that.

MOST of us know what Abomination means.

What do you think it means?


45 posted on 01/29/2013 4:18:47 AM PST by TArcher
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To: RitaOK; nickcarraway

Militantly anti-gay? What is that? By “militantly,” do you mean with integrity, or using deadly force? By “gay” do you mean happy, or engaging in homosexual activity?

Most conservatives wouldn’t describe homosexual behavior as happy and gay. Most conservatives wouldn’t describe righteous opposition to the militant homosexual agenda as militant.


46 posted on 01/29/2013 4:54:02 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: All

Question...does ceasing donations to one pro-family organization, but continuing to give to other pro-family organizations mean that you have given up your principles? It’s kind like if I quit going to one Baptist church and join another Baptist church, I’m still a Baptist?

I think that’s what is going on here. Chick-Fil-A simply prefered to focus their resources to WinShape foundation...which they have more of an influence on...


47 posted on 01/29/2013 6:02:29 AM PST by Maringa
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To: RitaOK

Who on earth on you talking about?


48 posted on 01/29/2013 4:51:37 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

They are applying rule #12 here to cut off support to both the organization and to Dan Cathy personally. Most Chick fil a supporters who read the propaganda story will think Chick fil-a is waffling and stop supporting them. It reads like some sort of love letter but if you read carefully, the story says that Dan has not changed his views (about halfway in)

RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

And of course rule #8 applies too..

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.


49 posted on 01/30/2013 6:32:10 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like you didn’t support there pro man & women marriage in the first place.


50 posted on 01/30/2013 11:20:54 AM PST by celmak
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