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Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay? And if so, Should You Not Eat There?
Reason ^ | 2 March 2012 | Nick Gillespie

Posted on 03/04/2012 11:17:41 AM PST by Rummyfan

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit points to a story at Tax Prof Blog about Northeastern University's decision to bar the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from that fine institution's campus.

Why the exclusion? On the basis of some of its charitable giving, Chick-fil-A is considered to be anti-gay by the gay rights group Equality Matters. Among the groups that raise ire are outfits such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Focus on the Family, The Family Resource Council, and Exodus International. Certainly some of these groups talk often about pushing back on what they consider "the homosexual agenda" that has continued to spread like chlymidia despite the cancellation of Will & Grace some years ago. Exodus International is a leading "pray away the gay" outfit.

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51 posted on 03/04/2012 12:15:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Oh, and yes, I concur, they really have their act together. They hire well and pay well for fast food, and it really shows.


52 posted on 03/04/2012 12:17:20 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

You might be thinking of Hobby Lobby. They are also not open on Sundays.


53 posted on 03/04/2012 12:19:15 PM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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54 posted on 03/04/2012 12:20:29 PM PST by narses
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To: Rummyfan

STFU you farging iceholes.

Chick Fil A- good

Indiscriminate anal sex- bad


55 posted on 03/04/2012 12:21:47 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Rummyfan

I suddenly like them more.

Eat more chicken.


56 posted on 03/04/2012 12:23:50 PM PST by Red6
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To: org.whodat

I won’t eat Tyson (knowingly) either - remember the situation in Shelbyville with the Somalians. I prefer my food not be processed by people who hate me. KFC uses Tyson - someone just recently told me that, but now they show it in their TV commercials.


57 posted on 03/04/2012 12:25:14 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Rummyfan

I’ve never been to a Chick fil A. I avoid malls, which is where many of them are, I think.


58 posted on 03/04/2012 12:33:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: autumnraine

Woodward Academy, class of 1971. I was a boarder from Savannah, GA.


59 posted on 03/04/2012 12:36:30 PM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Rummyfan

Gonna get breakfast at a Chick-fil-a tomorrow!!!!!


60 posted on 03/04/2012 12:39:15 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

You will be treated well by courteous employees. Take notice they will thank you for your business. I have taught a bible class every Tuesday morning at 0630 for the last 3-4 years in a Chick Fil A, eat breakfast, drink coffee, and chat. Nice clean place that welcomes us. When they closed down for two weeks, they asked us to go to one of their other locations. Some of the employees have been working there the entire time we have been going there. That speaks well for the management. The manager gave me Mr. T. Cathy’s book which I read and passed on to many others. (required reading for all of their managers.) Simple, to the point book, Christian oriented, that can be read in just a few hours. I recommend Chick Fil A.


61 posted on 03/04/2012 12:53:29 PM PST by encm(ss)
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To: RegulatorCountry
2% of the population with maybe 30% going along with their political agenda, versus the rest of the country.

And they make more noise than the other 98% of the population.

62 posted on 03/04/2012 12:55:45 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Happy Rain
Thanks, Happy Rain. I tweeted excerpt from your comment

@RockvilleSteve: opposing homosexual Leftists pushing for para-constitutional non-existant so-called “rights” based on behavior choices bit.ly/xDmRlo

63 posted on 03/04/2012 1:00:00 PM PST by Steve Schulin (Cheap electricity gives your average Joe a life better than kings used to enjoy)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

Nope; I’m not aware of HobbyLobby. I have been VERY aware of CFA for 30 years since my cousins got it 1st 2 hrs from us! We all LOVED it from the start and were hooked - unbelievable taste!


64 posted on 03/04/2012 1:01:16 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Bryan24
I think we should start a list of the Anti-Gay companies and frequent them more often.

You can take a clue from the Homo "Rights" Crapola (HRC) list of homo-friendly companies to make your decision. Exxon looks like it's going to get a LOT more of my business (rated "0" on homo-"rights.")

http://www.hrc.org/apps/buyersguide/index.php#.T1PX6XnwGSq

Everyone please excuse me for this referral, but we must use it against them.

65 posted on 03/04/2012 1:01:51 PM PST by fwdude
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To: Rummyfan

I love Chick-Fil-A! If they had any in New York, I’d go. However, when I move to MD later this year, I’ll have some nearby—finally!


66 posted on 03/04/2012 1:01:54 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: smalltownslick

Really? Good to know, because we’ve not bought Tyson chicken since Klintoon and his connections.

My mom will be SORELY disappointed - she loves KFC. But frankly, I hate our local store - they STINK at having all the food available all the time, on time, or getting orders right. I can’t tell you how I dread going there even for the simplest order. (We got a condolence coupon from KFC recently after my husband wrote to them and complained.)


67 posted on 03/04/2012 1:04:41 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: encm(ss)
I recommend Chick Fil A.

I live off Truett Cathy Highway and eat at Chick-Fil-A at least twice a week.

Nice people.

68 posted on 03/04/2012 1:05:03 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: trisham

When I lived in CT, there was no CFA. That was a big withdrawal for me. I get the impression New England still doesn’t have any CFA. I tinkered with the idea of bringing a CFA franchise up there, and making LOTS of money. But then I moved back. I am disappointed they are not “publicly traded” - I’d make money on a bit of stock. They are NEVER empty. People SWEAR by them.


69 posted on 03/04/2012 1:07:09 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Where are you moving? Welcome to the Once-Free State.


70 posted on 03/04/2012 1:09:33 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: fwdude

Thank you for the info! LOL

I’m rejoining American Family Association (afa.net), exactly because this thread spurred me back into it. It was so nice having scoops on who is bad or good.


71 posted on 03/04/2012 1:11:44 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I looked at the location map of CFA, and I think there are two in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire, but all are quite a distance from me. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them.


72 posted on 03/04/2012 1:13:35 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rummyfan

The queers are just pissed off because Chik-fil-A only serves female chicks and not roosters by another name.


73 posted on 03/04/2012 1:14:44 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I’m rejoining American Family Association (afa.net), exactly because this thread spurred me back into it. It was so nice having scoops on who is bad or good.

Yes! Thanks for bringing up the AFA. They have been very instrumental in making companies think twice about endorsing perversion. They have their finger on the pulse of corporate America when you can't.

74 posted on 03/04/2012 1:14:56 PM PST by fwdude
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Fort Meade area. Doing a recon in a couple of weeks to check out Colombia and Odenton.


75 posted on 03/04/2012 1:17:13 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Ah, army guy, huh? I kind of figured from your page!

Kolumbia has many flaws, but they still have a few CFA. In the mall, and a stand-alone a mile from me (best ratings). Also a stand-alone off 175, a few miles from the mall.

I don’t know about closer to Ft. Meade; you’ll have to Google!


76 posted on 03/04/2012 1:22:47 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Rummyfan

I wish we had ‘em in Meeeechigan.


77 posted on 03/04/2012 1:23:19 PM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: encm(ss)

My mother-in-law’s senior group at church went on a ‘field trip’ to the Chick Fil A headquarters for a tour several years back. They happened to run into Truett Cathy and he spoke to them for a good bit. He asked where they were going for lunch and they said, “Chick Fil A, of course!” (they all LOVE Chick Fil A.)
They left in the church van and went straight to the nearby Chick Fil A. There were several tables set for the elderly ladies, complete with a Chick Fil A sandwich, waffle fries, sweet tea and a fried pie, compliments of Mr. Cathy!

Thank you, Mr. Cathy! They still remember your kindness and still speak so fondly of you!!


78 posted on 03/04/2012 1:26:12 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Rummyfan

I had never tried Chick Fil-et until it was announced that the gays would boycot it.
I went there and tried their sandwicxh, It was deliscious, it was fast, the people were nice, and now every chance I get I go there.

It wouldbe interesting to know how many others feel the same way.


79 posted on 03/04/2012 1:34:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Rummyfan
Does Chick-fil-A refuse to serve homosexuals? And how would they know if one of their customers was homosexual, unless that person volunteered that information.

Chick-fil-A's business is serving food. If the company serves everyone who walks in their doors, how can they be called 'anti-gay'?

80 posted on 03/04/2012 1:38:03 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: FreedomPoster

We have one Chic-Fil-A in our city. They are now up to three inbound lanes and are always busy, regardless of the time of day. KFC across the street has very few customers, even during the mealtime. We go to Chic-Fil-A 3 times a week and my grandson would eat all his meals there, given the option.


81 posted on 03/04/2012 1:44:34 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Rummyfan
Chick-fil-A is considered to be anti-gay by the gay rights group Equality Matters

Any relation to George Soros' Media Matters?

82 posted on 03/04/2012 1:46:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: trisham

The closest one to me, in MA, is the Burlington Mall. We just had a big new shopping center open near to us. I wonder if they could be persuaded to allow a Chick-fil-A, if one wanted to open there? I’d love to have one close to me; their sandwiches are delish, and their waffle fries are truly tasty!!


83 posted on 03/04/2012 1:50:31 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Happy Rain

The author of the article also saw fit to brand it a “so called ‘homosexual agenda’”.

As if same sex marriage, homosexual couple adoption, gays in the military, insurance benefits for gay roommates, et all do not represent “Agenda” items.

Is Equality Matters an activist advocacy group? What do they advocate for if they have no agenda?


84 posted on 03/04/2012 1:50:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: Rummyfan
Libertarians believe in "disciplining through the market" - in refusing to do business with folks who annoy you or freak your shit as a means of making a statement about issues that go beyond any particular economic exchange. Is the Chick-fil-A ban a modern-day instance of that? Or is it political correctness run amok? How much do we need to know - or should we try to learn - about the vendors in our lives?

Should public universities be making politically charged decisions to blacklist certain restaurants? Is THAT a libertarian position?

I have not heard Ben & Jerry's getting kicked off of any campus.

85 posted on 03/04/2012 1:57:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: Rummyfan

Had my first Chick-fil-A this last summer when I visited Texas. It was in Conroe, north of Houston. Clean and tidy, friendly employees, and the food was excellent.

I wish to Heaven they had one in Washington state. But they’re not here for the same reason Cracker Barrel isn’t: bad business climate due to to taxes and state regulations. Drat.


86 posted on 03/04/2012 2:02:06 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SuziQ

I’m amazed that there aren’t more of them here. It could be that they’ve seen what has happened to other businesses that over-expanded, like Friendly’s.


87 posted on 03/04/2012 2:02:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MtBaldy

Very Cool!! Yes, we are from the same area. (well, not Savannah)


88 posted on 03/04/2012 2:44:42 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

All poultry is processed. That’s why poultry plants are called processing plants.

Do you mean you don’t eat poultry?

Or are you under the misunderstanding that CFL doesn’t use whole pieces of chicken?


89 posted on 03/04/2012 3:24:27 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Now only is he kind, but smart. Those ladies remembered that and have been good customers ever since.

Advance Auto Parts, a few years ago opened up a store near me. Right across from a Auto Zone. I stopped in with my mentally handicapped sister-in-law. They had balloons everywhere for the opening and my sister-in-law wanted one. I asked to buy one and was told they weren’t for sale. However, when checking out, the manager GAVE me 2 of them for her. I went there FIRST every time I needed car stuff for a long time.


90 posted on 03/04/2012 3:26:48 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Rummyfan

Wow!

Will be eating there soon.


91 posted on 03/04/2012 4:11:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Rummyfan; wagglebee

“If they’re anti-gay, that’s just a bonus!”

I say the the next FReeper get together should be held at a Chick-fil-A.

BTW, you’re right. Their sandwiches are top-notch, plus Diet Dr. Pepper in the soda machine! (It’s the only fast food joint that Mrs. Absolutely Nobama will go to. They have my full support!)


92 posted on 03/04/2012 5:01:26 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: packrat35

Yes, they all still eat at CFA every chance they get. We are all diehard Chick Fil A fans here. They have Dwarf Houses here which was the name of the original Chick Fil A and have homemade fried pies- sweet potato, apple and peach. They have cherry seasonally and they all all the b0mb diggety.
There are also anniversary restaurants called Truett’s Grill and they are soooo cool!!! They look like they are from the 1950’s.

http://truettsgrill.com/


93 posted on 03/04/2012 5:07:53 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Rummyfan
Chick-fil-A makes a heckuva sandwich. Yes I wish they were open on Sundays but I respect their principles.

If they're anti-gay, that's just a bonus!

Good food disease free!?!? Color me happy!!

94 posted on 03/04/2012 6:15:55 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: trisham

Yeah, I hated to see Friendly’s go. They had good ice cream, at decent prices, from their take-out windows. The kids enjoyed going there for supper, because the kids’ meals had ice cream treats as part of the price.


95 posted on 03/04/2012 8:22:23 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Rummyfan

I believe Chick-fil-A is pro-Christian...


96 posted on 03/04/2012 8:26:44 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Rummyfan
they do make fine bird burger
waffle fries are good, too...for lunch. :-)

97 posted on 03/04/2012 8:34:00 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Rummyfan

I’ve never had them question me on my sexual preferences when buying a sandwich from them. Gee, I wish I had a sandwich of theirs right now!


98 posted on 03/05/2012 12:11:21 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: MtBaldy
Woodward Academy, class of 1971.

Two of my cousins from Peachtree City attended Woodward later in the 70s.

99 posted on 03/05/2012 1:11:48 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Future Snake Eater
However, when I move to MD later this year, I’ll have some nearby—finally!

Great but... why oh why are you moving to Maryland????

100 posted on 03/05/2012 1:14:01 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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