Skip to comments.Poll Position: Will today’s Chick-fil-A ‘kiss-in’ be successful?
Posted on 08/03/2012 9:56:24 AM PDT by scottjewell
The buycott of Chick-fil-A on Wednesday produced what the company will only describe as an unprecedented day for business. Today, we get the counter-protest...in the form of a kiss-in by gay couples angry about remarks made by company president Dan Cathy.
Will it be as successful?
Boycotts have a revered place in American history as an effective form of protest, in large part because of the role they played in the civil rights movement.
Lately, however, the tactics record is much more spotty. Looking at one list of current boycotts, I dont see many, if any, that Id count as successful.
Now, a kiss-in isnt exactly the same thing as a boycott; I have no idea how many of the reported 15,000 people nationwide who say theyre participating in todays protest will buy a chicken sandwich while theyre there. But it is similar in that its an attempt to shame a company into a certain action by applying public pressure.
My own theory about this is that activists are reaching a point of diminishing returns when it comes to pressuring corporations, in large part because they have succeeded in pressuring many companies into some form of corporate social responsibility. ...
So according to my theory, even setting aside the Cathy familys obvious and longtime commitment to their beliefs, a company like Chick-fil-A feels less pressure to acquiesce to one groups demands because it can point to a long list of corporate good behavior. The company and its owners stood on higher moral ground, so to speak, to start with.
Just vote in the nearby poll and explain yourself in the comments thread below.
ADDED: I doubt this kind of action, while unrelated to kissing, will engender much sympathy for the cause of todays protesters.
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Most gays went on Wednesday due to free speech so I doubt the 10 folks who are making the most fuss will make a dent.
“Will todays Chick-fil-A kiss-in be successful?”
It will succeed in getting the MSM attention “O” likes to pander to voters.
Of course the MSM will spin it HIS way.
When I swung by my local Chick-filet-A this morning on my way to work there were no “protesters”.
I voted “No” at 1:00 pm:
No (1,655 Votes)
Yes (121 Votes)
I don’t know (94 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,870
Yep, for Chick Fil A. I’m guessing more people will want to watch the kiss in and then they’ll go inside get some chicken.
Not going to help their profile or garner sympathy, either.
If you have to ask then you already have your answer.
Exactly. It’s a flop.
that chick has a guys haircut.
Well, they’re going to have to out and out lie about numbers showing up. Unless they are all waiting for 8 pm, but that’s doubtful.
The EVENING NEWS headliner will be,
"Was today's Chick-fil-A 'kiss-in' successful?"
See how easy journ-0-lism is ?
It’s for the fops.
Now how in the world am I supposed to ‘unsee’ that???
I hope they all get Mono and herpes sores on their l;ips.
I can’t help it I am just a cruel, heterosexual
Here are the numbers on the poll thus far:
No (1,759 Votes)
Yes (125 Votes)
I don’t know (98 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,982
It’s after 1:00. Lunch Hour is over an NO reports of crowds at the Kiss Ins. EPIC FAIL!