Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A franchisee gave free meals to gay marriage supporters at rally
Posted on 03/27/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT by Bullish
RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Corey Braun, the operator-owner of a Chick-fil-A near Foothill and Day Creek boulevards, provided dozens of free entree tickets to gay marriage supporters at a demonstration.
The fast-food chain came under fire from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, groups last year after statements from the company's chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Braun said Cathy's statements don't coincide with the company's policy on service to its customers.
"There were a lot of things said over the past year," Braun said. "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody. We serve everyone. We're happy to serve the community and this was an opportunity to have this group LGBT rights supporters demonstrate for gay marriage Monday in Rancho Cucamonga. (Neil Nisperos/Staff Writer) come in and show them our hospitality regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever. "
He added : "Chick-fil-A has never been about hate.
"I think things were taken out of context. The COO Dan Cathy was asked about his opinion on marriage and he just supports a biblical view of marriage."
The demonstration was held Monday evening at the northwest corner of Foothill and Day Creek near the Rancho Chick-fil-A.
Eden Anderson, a board member with the local LGBT rights group Equality Inland Empire, called Braun's appearance at the demonstration surreal.
Braun was able to convey his message to the crowd through a microphone and amplifier that was being used by speakers.
"The crowd was very accepting, of course," Anderson said. "We got quiet and we were listening, and with some skepticism. But really, what I experienced with the community, is when people are open and apologetic and accepting, it's touching to us. It feels like acceptance and we just want to be accepted and engaged in society, so when it's confirmed, I think the overall reaction was, yes, certainly that Chick-fil-A in Rancho Cucamonga is welcoming to us. "
Last year, hundreds lined up to eat at the Rancho Cucamonga Chick-fil-A and other local franchise locations on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The day was in support of the restaurants after LGBT groups called for boycotts because of Cathy's statements.
Anderson said the LGBT community was surprised by the turnout last year "and how much it hurt. "
"A lot of them aren't just against marriage equality," Anderson said. "They believe gay people are a sin against nature and God and it felt like a display of disregard for our humanity. "
Braun has been the operator of the Rancho Cucamonga Chick-fil-A for five years and does not operate any other franchises.
To me this is just more capitulation to the Gaystappo.
OMG, a business man trying to generate customers!!
I see it as showing what liars the leftist loons are. When Mr. Cathy made his radio appearance, all we heard about is how CFA discriminates against gays. False.
Any free Chick-fil-A meals for those protesting *against* same-sex deadlock(*not* wedlock)? If not,then this Chick-fil-A franchse *is* discriminating.
Face it. We’re alone. There’s no corporation, or political party standing for us or with us, standing for God or with God. The Great Falling Away has already occurred.
It is just one franchise owner out of thousands. Probably just a stunt to drive traffic anyway.
“Any free Chick-fil-A meals for those protesting *against* same-sex deadlock(*not* wedlock)? If not,then this Chick-fil-A franchse *is* discriminating.”
No one is discriminating.
You were free to show-up at the Pro Gay Marriage protest and receive free food from Chick-fil-A.
Yeah man, you get it.
Dan Cathy better do something or I won’t patronize them again.
“It is just one franchise owner out of thousands”
Yup. If Dan Cathy stated he’s for faggots, then I will be upset.
Proverbs 25: 21-22
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.
I think it is all about people telling them that their lifestyle is not perverted. People can lie and tell them that it is 'normal,' but it is still perverted none the less.
They just want Mom and Dad to tell them "it's OK honey, I still love you."
I could still love them, but what they do is not good for their lives. We need to tell them that and not lie to them.
did hobby lobby give in too?
We’re still on the right side of the issue.
Not to mention, you just might demonstrate true Christian love.
I forgot about them... I hope not.
Of course we are. If you are on the side of our creator, you are on the right side by default, since He is omniscient, and knows everything there is to know.
You just sounded a bit bummed out, just trying to help. :)
Hobby Lobby stands with us.
So does Dominos.
Just off the top of my head.