Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A, Chicago alderman strike agreement [Guess Who Lost?]
Posted on 09/19/2012 2:33:05 PM PDT by madprof98
A Chicago alderman who had threatened to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store in his community says he will no longer stand in the chicken chains way after company leaders agreed to create policies that support the gay, lesbian and transgendered community.
Proco Joe Moreno said in a statement Tuesday that Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has placed in a company document an agreement that directs its employees to treat people of all backgrounds with honor, dignity and respect regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender. The chain also said it would refrain from engaging in political or social debates.
Chick-fil-A leaders did not immediately return phone calls to verify that such an agreement had been struck.
This fight was never about freedom of speech or freedom of beliefs, Moreno said in the statement. Despite common characterization, this fight was about ensuring the right of LGBT citizens everywhere . . . This fight was about justice.
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
FU chic fil a..you’re an embarrassment and weak. and you should be ashamed after all the people took time and MONEY to come out and support your right to free speech and right to support any cause you like.
As it involves a Chicago Aldermen, this would be Government censorship wouldn’t it? Our Liberties are evaporating before our very eyes. I wonder if the deal involved threats.
I’d believe what a Chicago Democrat alderman says about as much as I’d believe what a Chicago Democrat community organizer/state senator/US Senator/US POTUS says....
Absolutely and utterly unbelievable. Why on Earth did they do this??? Wow. Just wow.
We can’t just disbelieve because the source is someone we don’t like. I double checked and this is being reported all over.
You’re not only late to the debate, you are wrong as well.
But - to your credit - you HAVE blindly followed the media’s agenda.
(This is the 4th CFA thread on this issue so far today. And the homo nazi notion that CFA caved in to the queer agenda HAS BEEN DEBUNKED.)
I did a search before I posted the AJC article. I am curious as to how the statements I posted have been debunked. Seriously.
When ABC News requested clarification from Chick-fil-A on the policies that Moreno says are new, the company resent a statement from July, when the controversy about its traditional marriage support first erupted.
Additionally, they have sent an internal memo to franchisees and stakeholders that states that as a company, they will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender” and that their “intent is not to engage in political or social debates.” This statement was placed into an official company document called “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are.”
Look Dammit. CFA has ALWAYS maintained this Christ-like virtue; to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender. This is NOT NEW.
Shame on so many of you.
So, does this mean that pressure will be ramped up by the “LEGAL” community on HOME DEPOT and some of the other businesses that donate tons of money to LGBT agenda causes?
they will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender”
That is indeed an actual CFA statement. From BEFORE this faggoty boycott business even started last July. And WHAT is wrong with that statement? Not a damm thing! That is and always has been a sensible (and Christ-like) business model.
But now? Now the homo nazi's have formed a perverted alliance through the media (of course) to twist this innocent old comment into their advantage.
Disgusting. They have Alinsky'd so many conservatives.
Absolutely and utterly unbelievable. Why on Earth did they do this??? Wow. Just wow.
You’re right. It is unbelievable. They DIDN’T do it. Read further....
Sorry, all your shouting is quite unconvincing to me. I just read the related post and comments on NRO’s The Corner, and it sure sounds like capitulation to me, not just a reiteration of previous statements. I gather that the Cathy family have promised they will henceforthfade into the sunset when anything other than chicken-eating is up for discussion, quite unlike the executives at many other major corporations, who are giving away billions to promote gay causes, including marriage and adoption.
I also understand that Chik-fil-A’s foundation will give no more money to groups the gays consider haters, which will no doubt include the evangelical and Catholic church groups that so heartily embraced Chik-fil-A long before this controversy erupted.
What’s the problem? You have CFA franchise?
Mayor Rahm danced into the controversy after Alderman Proco Joe Moreno (1st ward) publicly announced his opposition to Chick-Fil-A opening in his ward.
Mayor Rham chuckled while doing a graceful plie: "It's easy to do business in Chicago when you know 'the rules.' Chick-Fil-A can open in our town as long as it adopts 'Chicago Values.' "
(1) weekly cash pay off to the alderman;
(2) hire six of the alderman's friends who work only random days of the month,
(3) BIG AL from the Mayor's office picks up all cash in brown paper bags at CFA's back door,
(4) Chick Fil A staff trained to shoot 10-12 customers per month,
(5) Any CFA customers actually killed must be registered to vote as Democrats,
(6) $100,00 campaign contribution to Obama,
(7) free food to Jesse Jackson, Jr, who is now "convalescing," b/c he screwed up buying Obama's Senate seat.
THIS JUST IN: The Chicago Ballet Ensemble announces that
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will debut in the presentation of a new
Chicago ballet: "The Godfather--Bang-Bang, You're Dead. "
Mayor Rahm in dress rehearsal.
Chill out. CFA did not ask for the fight. They did not ask folks to flash mob their restaurants. They cook and sell chicken.
Unless I am badly mistaken, their core values will remain solid.
Find something else to rant about.
Been out of the loop and only read the excerpt here - which did not pass the smell test at all. Thanks for your post.
I see your position. You side with the enemedia and the gay mafia over a Christian company. Got it.
Show me ONE (1) link from a CFA spokesperson. Show me ONE link from a non biased newsgroup. ONE link from the CFA website ....
As I’ve said... Many FReepers have willingly drank the Kool-aid here. Open your eyes, FRiend. Even some of the enemy sources say “...alledgely...” and “...some are saying...”
Chik-fil-A writes a letter saying outlining their existing policy and saying they will do essentially the same thing and the homo’s claim victory?
"I also made Chick-Fil-A promise to add Tabasco to its chicken
sandwiches and serve them w/ salsa, " said Proco Joe Moreno.
Since that was already their policy, who won again? CFA said this on day one.
“FU chic fil a.”
What the hell dude... exactly what did they agree to ?
Be nice to everyone and “refrain” from politics.
Big deal all companies do this... Chik-Fil-A made their point... the Alderman is s-t-u-p-i-d
I’ve been far from the Internet and FreeRepublic all day and was surprised to find this piece in the business news of the AJC. I did a search to see if anyone else had noticed this, and nothing came up, so I posted the longest excerpt possible, including a quote from the Chicago mobster claiming victory over the evil Christians.
Since that time, I looked at The Corner on NRO and saw the claim that Chick-fil-A also promised to cut off funding to pro-family groups that have been branded hate groups by the gay mafia. Is NRO no longer a legitimate source?
Sorry, folks, but this thread’s posts sound very like the ones that follow any articles claiming Obama leads in the polls. In other words, sour grapes.
In a letter addressed to Alderman Moreno and signed by Chick-fil-As Senior Director of Real Estate, it states, The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas. Winshape, a non-profit funded by Chick-fil-a, has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT groups, including some classified as hate groups, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations.
But WinShape didnt release the same comment to BuzzFeed. In fact, they refused to say anything conclusive, and seemed to lack self-awareness about having an anti-gay stance:
We have no agenda, policy or position against anyone. We have a 65-year history of providing hospitality for all people and, as a dedicated family business, serving and valuing everyone regardless of their beliefs or opinions, he said in a general press statement emailed to BuzzFeed by another Chick-fil-A spokesman, Jerry Johnston, who said the companys press statement is not new. The genuine, historical intent of our WinShape Foundation and corporate giving has been to support youth, family and educational programs.
But the real question will be for many who supported them: Has CFA agree to stop contributing to the pro-traditional marriage organizations which the gay protestors objected to, organizations CFA previously contributed to??
Dude, you'd be wise to start analyzing news articles instead of buying them, as we say, hook-line-and-sinker.
Why on earth would you believe some Marxist Chicago Alderman's story? Lie down for a while and get over it.
i hope this is out of context because I want my money if it’s true.
should have said ... “I want my money back”...
If CFA has done that, then they've totally capitulated to the pressure from gay groups, and they've insulted all the folks who showed such support for them only a few weeks back.
I guess we'll have the truth fairly soon.
So am I. Is Cathy really so blinded to the outpouring of support in August and beyond for his stance? Does he really want to jeopardize that massive support by stabbing in the back people with moral values?
I'm thinking that the sodomite lobby is just spinning this to create the appearance of defeat on CFA's part. It's what they do best - demoralize.
How, in less than 2 short months, can a strong stand for marriage, and the massive support that followed, disintegrate into grovelling acquiescence?
CFA has absolutely NOTHING to gain from this capitulation. The sodomites who hate them will continue hating them and boycotting them, unless CFA really goes off the deep end and starts supporting PRO-homosexual organizations and starts opening on Sundays. But even mild capitulation will alienate the crowds that made Chick-fil-A appreciation day a huge success.
This is a false characterization. Corporations, particularly large ones, nearly ALL get involve in civic activities that promote what is perceived as good for society. It's good business and promotes family values, a plus for businesses.
Home Depot is so heavily into gay marriage that people call it Homo Depot. You don’t see them apologizing for offending Christians and other traditional-family people. Many of the biggest corporations have foundations that fund abortion activism and anti-family causes. NOBODY changes their mind. NOBODY. So why did the Cathys cave???
I am wondering if the administration might have a dossier on them.
From what I can see, they still support traditional marriage, but it doesn't look like they ever did any contributing.
It actually looks to me like Chik-fil-A solemnly swore to stop feeding chicken sandwiches to dead cats.
This crap is not true, good God people, STOP IT!
ALL. THE. TIME.
yet it seems conservatives and Christians everywhere are buying this story..... I weep for my country. Its full of idiots ON BOTH SIDES
In other words, Chick-fil-A did absolutely NOTHING except roll its eyes and give this scumbag politician a few meaningless words to hang his hat on as he backed out the door.