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  • Chick-fil-A Looks to Lower the Heat on Gay Marriage

    04/13/2014 7:05:05 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 84 replies
    time.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Laura Stampler
    CEO Dan Cathy wants his company to get past a controversy in 2012 over his anti-gay marriage comments by starting to focus more on attracting younger customers and leaving the public discussion of social issues to politicians Chick-fil-A wants to move beyond recent controversy over the fast food chain’s stance on gay marriage as it looks to court younger customers. CEO Dan Cathy told USA Today in an interview published Monday that he’s bringing the company into a millennial-friendly era that will not only include new menu items and store locations, but a new perspective on what beliefs should and...
  • Will Chick-a-fila Open on Sunday?

    04/13/2014 8:52:03 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 89 replies
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    Has Chick-a-fila turned their backs on God by apologizing for their position against same-sex marriage? Also support your local Militia.
  • After anti-gay flap, Chick-fil-A wings in new direction [backing away from social issues]

    04/08/2014 6:13:42 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 187 replies
    KENS News 5 ^ | 04/08/2014 | Bruce Horovitz
    Chick-fil-A is finally crossing the road. The iconic chicken chain, as well-known for its conservative heritage as its savory eats, is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass. It wants to go from old school to almost cool. It wants to evolve from a place where gays once picketed to a place where they'll feel comfortable going to eat. It wants to broaden the brand as it expands nationally and plows into the Millennial-driven urban arena. Above all: it wants to be a serious player on fast-food's biggest stage. USA TODAY was exclusively invited inside to visit the company's sprawling, wooded...
  • Chick-fil-A Takes KFC's Chicken Crown Even With Fewer Stores and Closing on Sundays

    04/04/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Despite having fewer stores, which are also closed on Sundays so employees can spend time with their families and attend church, Chick-fil-A has taken KFC's crown as the leader in the U.S. chicken fast-food industry. A Yahoo! Finance report noted that YUM! Brands, which owns KFC, removed the phrase from the company's latest annual report that once described KFC as "the leader in the U.S. chicken [quick-service restaurant] segment." That title, says food industry researcher Technomic, now belongs to the worshipful Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A because its locations do more business than KFC restaurants, according to The Associated Press. While KFC still...
  • How Chick-Fil-A Is Outselling KFC With A Fraction Of The Restaurants

    03/31/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ
    Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC as the top chicken fast food chain.  Chick-fil-A's sales in 2013 passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek. Chick-fil-A has 1,775 U.S. stores, while KFC has 4,491. Despite a smaller footprint, Chick-fil-A's average sales are more than triple those of its larger competitor, Wong writes. And Chick-fil-A achieves these results despite being closed on Sundays for religious reasons. Wong illustrates a couple of reasons for Chick-fil-A's success. 
  • Chick-fil-A in Chicopee draws 'First 100' crowd in line for $30,000 in free food

    02/20/2014 2:49:17 PM PST · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Chick-fil-A fans lined up Wednesday hoping to be among the first 100 people through the doors of the first Western Massachusetts location. In keeping with Chick-fil-A tradition, those "First 100" will receive 52 free Chick-fil-A meal certificates for a year – a total of more than $30,000 in free food, owner / operator Robert Hewes said in a news release. The restaurant is at 501 Memorial Drive in Chicopee. Participants, 18 years and older with identification, can line up no earlier than 24 hours prior to the store's grand opening set for 6 a.m. Thursday. Participants do need to camp...
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, it’s no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...
  • Chick-fil-A feeds stranded drivers

    01/29/2014 10:02:40 AM PST · by onyx · 45 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Jan 29, 2014 11:41 AM CST | FOX NEWS
    A number of motorists who had to abandon their vehicles in the snow on Highway 280 outside of Birmingham, Ala. were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A restaurant employees and the restaurant's owner, Mark Meadows. Once the snow started accumulating, Meadows closed the restaurant and sent his staff home. But a few hours later, many of them returned – unable to get to their homes. “Our store is about a mile and a half from the interstate and it took me two hours to get there,” manager Audrey Pitt said....
  • TX A&M vs. Duke: Onside Kick Karma.

    12/31/2013 10:30:19 PM PST · by ziravan · 17 replies
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    Full Disclosure: I'm a Texas A&M Graduate... When Duke kicked the onside kick late in the second half, I was telling my friends I watched the game with that that move was a grave strategic mistake not only because it was bad karma but because it would rally the Aggies. I know that you can't rule Johnny Football out and any way to pad the score is fair. Yeah. Yeah. But. You don't kick a dog when it's down. Duke just needed to play efficient football from that point forward to win the game. The LAST thing that Duke needed...
  • Chick-fil-A, One Year Later

    12/28/2013 12:09:31 PM PST · by rhema · 77 replies
    Citizen Magazine ^ | June/July 2013 | Dan Gainor
    Last summer, gay activists tried to destroy the national chicken chain. They wound up helping instead. Victory tastes like chicken. Despite a year filled with protests and a smorgasbord of media scrutiny, recent evidence shows Chick-fil-A didn’t just survive becoming the target of a boycott led by gay activists last summer. It’s flourishing. The popular fast-food chicken restaurant found itself in the crosshairs of media attention and activist protests after CEO Dan Cathy said in interviews with Christian media that he supports “the biblical definition of the family unit.” Liberal groups had protested Chick-fil-A’s charitable contributions before, especially unhappy that...
  • National ‘Chick-PHIL-A Day’ to support free speech explodes; wear camos [Jan 21]

    12/26/2013 9:34:20 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 46 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 12 -26 -2013 | Janeen Capizola
    “Chick-Phil-A National Support Day” is a Facebook page and event started earlier this week by Eric Odom – cofounder and managing director of LibertyNEWS.com – and others, solely “from a grassroots view” to urge support of “two of the biggest brands to have, in recent history, come under fire for sharing an opinion on personal faith-based beliefs:” Chick-fil-A and Phil Robertson. Odom, who was behind the launch of the of the Facebook page “Stand With Phil Robertson” that has almost 1.6 million “Likes,” and along with Grassfire.com – “a million-strong network of grassroots conservatives,”
  • Liberals want to mess with Duck Dynasty? They'll never learn...

    12/19/2013 10:33:39 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm hopeful history will repeat itself.
  • Gay activist planned to shoot first, rub Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his victims’ faces later

    09/20/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 | REUTERS
    WASHINGTON - A Virginia man who had planned to shoot people at a conservative Washington lobbying group and then rub Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his victims’ faces was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday. The man, 29-year-old Floyd Corkins II, in August last year attempted to carry into the Family Research Center a 9-millimeter handgun, two spare ammunition magazines and a backpack containing 15 day-old chicken sandwiches from the fast-food chain whose president was known for having voiced opposition to gay marriage.
  • Chick-fil-A: Cow Appreciation Day®

    07/12/2013 11:12:49 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies
    Join us today at your favorite Chick-fil-A Restaurant! Today is the day when black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the nation. In celebration of Cow Appreciation Day, Chick-fil-A will award a FREE Meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to one of our 1,700+ restaurants fully dressed as a cow.
  • The Starbucks Chick-fil-A Fiasco: Free Enterprise Amid Political and Cultural Chaos

    06/30/2013 7:43:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Austin Hill
    What do Chick-fil –A and Starbucks have in common besides food and beverages? Controversy – and lots of it – as the executive leaders of both companies have taken public stands on one of America’s most contentious cultural and public policy issues. You probably heard about the Chick-fil-A fiasco of last year. Founded by S. Truett Cathy, today the company is headed by Truett’s son Dan Cathy, and in June and July of 2012 the company and its franchisees was subject to maligning in the media and attempted boycotts by liberal activist groups because of public statements that Dan made...
  • Chick-fil-A CEO: Supreme Court rulings on gay ‘marriage’ mark ‘a sad day for our nation’

    06/28/2013 5:18:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    life site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    ATLANTA, June 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chickens don’t tweet, but Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy does. Cathy took to Twitter after Wednesday’s twin Supreme Court decisions in favor of same-sex “marriage” to express his opposition to the controversial rulings. “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies,” Cathy posted to the social media site, which limits messages to 140 characters. He later removed the tweet. Chick-fil-A spokesman Jerry Johnston said that Cathy’s remarks represented his opinion, and not those of his company. Johnston said in...
  • 17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious

    06/14/2013 4:13:41 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/14/13 | Kim Bhasin
    Many big brands are intensely religious, even though consumers may not realize it. Most of the time, it comes from a devout founder passing his or her values on down the line. Some companies put their religion right out in the open, and are proud of their identities. Chick-fil-A is infamous for closing on Sundays, and In-N-Out puts Bible verses on its packaging. Interstate Batteries' mission statement states up front that it exists "to glorify God" while selling its products. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/17-big-companies-that-are-intensely-religious-2012-1?op=1#ixzz2WEdoX1zb
  • Soldier Punished by Homosexual Activists for Acknowledging the Law

    06/06/2013 5:03:41 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 6 replies
    American Clarion ^ | June 6, 2013 | Bob Ellis
    We told you religious (as well as other types of freedom) would bite the bullet in the military once our Leftist congress and president forced open homosexuality on our armed forces. It seems a recently promoted master sergeant has been reprimanded and punished for recognizing the law and serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at his promotion party. From the Washington Times: The unnamed soldier was promoted to master sergeant about that time and decided to hold a double-themed party, Fox News reported. His invitation stated: “In honor of my promotion and in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act, I’m serving Chick-fil-A...
  • Army Reprimands Soldier for Serving Chick-Fil-A at Private Party

    06/06/2013 7:31:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6/6/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    A soldier who served Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party he threw to honor the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and his promotion to Master Sergeant has received a letter of reprimand. The soldier received his promotion last summer, and since "it coincided with national controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A's support of traditional marriage," he decided to serve their sandwiches and celebrate DOMA while he was at it. According to a Fox News report, the invitation to the soldier's party read: "In honor of my promotion and in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act, I'm serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at my promotion party."...
  • How to fight the left-wing hate machine

    03/31/2013 3:32:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 30, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    Judging from the oral arguments in the two gay marriage cases before the Supreme Court this week, it appears the federal Defense of Marriage Act will be ruled unconstitutional on federalism grounds, and that the court will punt on California's same-sex marriage law, effectively allowing every state to define marriage as it wishes.That is not good enough for the progressive movement. Progressives want marriage to be redefined in every state to include same-sex relationships. And they will not stop there, either. As the court was listening to oral arguments Wednesday, progressive blogger and former Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee member Chris...
  • LOVE Czar for Marriage Equality and Biblical Alterations

    03/30/2013 11:38:26 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 3-30-13 | Olga Photoshopova
    Same-sex marriage is, by far, the most important issue of our generation - even more important than having others to pay for our free access to birth control. War, terrorism, and taxation are laughable matters compared to the tragedy of two or more men who are in LOVE being unable to commit to each other unless they have a government-issued license. Without a license, how could they demonstrate their LOVE to the rest of the public in front of Chick-Fil-As across the country? It is, after all, their right as human beings. The reactionary blowhards are predictably reacting to it...
  • San Antonio Chick-fil-A feathered in same-sex marriage signs

    03/28/2013 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | 03/29/2013 | by Marvin Hurst
    SAN ANTONIO -- The battle for same-sex marriage equality took an interesting turn in San Antonio late Wednesday night as gay rights advocates ambushed a Chick-fil-A with signs and posters. More than two dozen Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) messages covered the windows of the fast food restaurant in the 1300 block of Austin Highway. Workers at the business weren't aware of the signs until they arrived for work Thursday morning. They had no comment. Some of the signs which were taped to the chicken franchise's window read, "Government can not dictate love," "Support love note hate," and "Your...
  • Chick-fil-A franchisee gave free meals to gay marriage supporters at rally

    03/27/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT · by Bullish · 33 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 3-27-13 | Neil Nisperos
    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....
  • FRC and the Shots Not Heard around the World (Family Research Council shooting)

    02/08/2013 3:27:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    FRC ^ | 2/7/2013
    It seems hard to believe, Jim Treacher wrote yesterday, "but once upon a time, there was a shooting the national news didn't want to talk about." That's because the shooting was at FRC. And although the gunman was a politically-motivated activist who stormed a building less than a mile from the White House, there's a reason most Americans have never heard of him. After years of insisting that conservatives were the hateful ones, the attack at FRC was an inconvenient storyline for a media bent on hiding where the real intolerance lies. The day after Floyd Corkins walked into our...
  • Cops: LGBT volunteer shoots conservative group's guard

    08/15/2012 5:04:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 15, 2012
    (AP) WASHINGTON - A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. A law enforcement official has identified the suspect arrested in Wednesday's shooting as Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Va. Investigators were interviewing his neighbors.
  • Eat More Chicken and Your Skin Will Thicken

    02/03/2013 9:29:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-4-13 | Dr. Mike Adams
    My friends at Campus Reform are on top of it, as usual. They always expose the thin-skinned idiocy of campus liberals and give me lots of column fodder in the process. Thanks guys. The next round of waffle fries is on me. Campus Reform is reporting that Chick-fil-A, the popular fast food restaurant chain, has now been dubbed a "symbol of hate," by a professor at Eastern Illinois University (EIU). Lisa Moyer, who teaches in the Family Studies Department at EIU, apparently made the comment with a straight face, although some have suggested that the term "straight face" reinforces heterosexist...
  • LGBT Leader Reveals Friendship With Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A

    02/03/2013 1:45:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    Shane L. Windmeyer, a prominent LGBT activist and leader, "nervously" revealed to the public that he developed a friendship with Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, despite their strongly opposing views on same-sex marriage. "I spent New Year's Eve at the red-blooded, all-American epicenter of college football: at the Chick-fil-A Bowl, next to Dan Cathy, as his personal guest. It was among the most unexpected moments of my life," Windmeyer begins in a blog for The Huffington Post published earlier this week. Windmeyer, the co-founder and executive director of Campus Pride, a leading national organization for...
  • Chick-fil-A keeps growing despite uproar

    01/29/2013 2:04:24 PM PST · by madprof98 · 11 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/29/13 | Leon Stafford
    Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s controversial comments on “biblical” marriage last summer and the uproar that followed didn’t dampen the Atlanta company’s annual sales. The fast food giant, the nation’s second-largest chicken chain, ended 2012 with $4.6 billion in sales — up 14 percent from $4.1 billion a year earlier. The company also opened 96 news stores, four more than the year before. ***** Advocates of a boycott and business experts said numbers don’t show the full picture. The unseen damage, they said, was to the company’s reputation and, potentially, to its ability to grow in cities with large gay populations...
  • Chick-fil-A CEO and Gay Activist Are Now Friends

    01/28/2013 1:01:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Chris Good
    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. SNIP 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.
  • 'Gun Appreciation Day' Seeks To Emulate Chick-fil-A Success, Scheduled For Jan. 19

    01/09/2013 6:21:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall
    Pushing back against calls for greater gun control from some members in Congress, conservative groups have now launched a Chick-fil-A style 'Gun Appreciation Day' set to take place on January 19, 2013. According to US News and World Report: "If all goes according to plan, gun lovers will come out in droves on January 19 to support gun stores, gun ranges, and gun shows." "The national "Gun Appreciation Day," which is being launched by a coalition of conservative and gun rights groups, will take place a day before California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce legislation for an...
  • Sign outside of business causing a boom in customers

    11/17/2012 8:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 109 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11.17.2012 | wboy
    Riley Gunnoe says business is booming at his tool store in St. Albans. He says it's because of a sign outside. Gunnoe told me he didn't know what was going to happen when he put this phrase on it, "If you are for Obama's policies, please keep your dumba$$ out of this store." Gunnoe says he didn't know what was going to happen when he put the sign up. "I didn't care. But it really has doubled my business since I put it up so I'm glad I did now!" Some people in the community say it makes them question...
  • Papa John’s faces food fight over Obamacare

    11/15/2012 8:30:26 PM PST · by Washi · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/12 | Kevin Robillard
    Eating Papa John’s has gone political. More than 17,000 Facebook users plan to eat at the pizza chain on Friday to support the company’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter, who has said President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will cause prices to jump by 11 to 14 cents per pizza, and has said employee hours may be scaled back.
  • Remember Chick Fil A Day! (HOPE!!!!)

    11/05/2012 7:02:12 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/5/2012 | me
    During Chick Fil A Day, while standing in line with my kids.....I started singing this song, and the rest of the people joined in. It was truly a blessed moment. I didn't record it, but wanted to share a GREAT rendition of it. I think tomorrow is going to be the same as that great turnout. I have great hope. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNqep77vBw
  • Traditional values pay: Chick-fil-A makes record-breaking profits after marriage controversy

    10/28/2012 10:02:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10-26-12 | Kirsten Andersen
    Chick-fil-A has learned upholding traditional values is not just good for the soul; it’s also good for business. Since President Dan Cathy stirred up a firestorm of controversy and protests by daring to say in public that he supports traditional marriage, the fast food chain has enjoyed record sales and increased brand recognition. According to a report by USA Today, consumer use, visits, and ad awareness all rose measurably in the third quarter, despite widespread negative media coverage of Cathy’s remarks to the Baptist Press opposing same-sex “marriage.” A Sandelman and Associates survey of more than 30,000 fast-food shoppers in...
  • Terrorism charges filed in Family Research Council shooting

    10/25/2012 2:51:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/12 | Jordy Yager
    Terrorism charges filed in Family Research Council shootingBy Jordy Yager - 10/24/12 03:26 PM ET A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Virginia man on new terrorism charges for allegedly shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C., this summer. The Justice Department is charging Floyd Lee Corkins, 28, with committing an act of terrorism while armed, attempted murder while armed, aggravated assault while armed and second-degree burglary while armed. The new charges are in addition to an indictment for possessing and transporting a firearm into D.C. for the purpose of committing a violent...
  • North Carolina College Students Vote Chick-fil-A Off Campus

    10/15/2012 8:32:37 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    The students are showing their commitment to tolerance by having zero tolerance for moralities that are different from their own. What’s next? Vote the Muslim groups off campus because they don’t like gay marriage either?
  • North Carolina university votes to ban Chick-fil-A from campus

    10/14/2012 3:57:51 PM PDT · by onlylewis · 73 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/14/2012 | Foxnews.com
    A North Carolina university’s student government has voted to ban a Chick-fil-a restaurant on campus because the fast-food chain’s president is against gay marriage. Elon University’s Student Government Association voted 35-11 to ask its food vendor to find another restaurant to take its place, the Daily Advance reports.
  • Fatherhood, Poverty, and Chick-fil-A

    10/13/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 10/11/12 | Luke Moon
    Last Monday night was Chick-fil-A’s annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. I took my 7 year old daughter to enjoy the chicken, waffle fries, and time together. When we arrived at our local Chick-fil-A, the tables were set with fresh flowers, pink and blue place mats, pink table cloths, and red heart-shaped balloons. The place mats were printed with conversation starters such as, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “Describe your favorite family vacation.” Chick-fil-A’s desire to promote strong families as one of its core values is unusual in a day of what seems to be...
  • A response to (Dan) Cathy and Huckabee

    09/25/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 80 replies
    Chicago First Ward Report ^ | 9.25.12 | Alderman Moreno
    Dan Cathy decided to make a PUBLIC statement to Mike Huckabee that, at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month. Since Mr.Cathy made a PUBLIC statement, I am PUBLICLY asking him to confirm and support what I was told and shown by his company representatives. 1. For the FIRST TIME in the company’s history the company wrote and distributed a document to all of its employees titled, “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are” that guarantees that the company and its...
  • McGurn: The Chick-fil-A War Is Back On

    09/25/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/25/2012 | William McGurn
    Sometimes there comes along an idea so wrongheaded that even Michael Bloomberg and the American Civil Liberties Union can't support it. So it was this summer, when the Democratic mayors of Boston and Chicago declared Chick-fil-A unwelcome in their cities because the mayors disagree with CEO Dan Cathy's support for "biblical marriage." New York Mayor Bloomberg called the threats "inappropriate." A spokesman for the Illinois ACLU suggested that they were unconstitutional to boot. Now the controversy is back, after a Chicago alderman announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop supporting "antigay organizations." After two days of confusion, Mr. Cathy this...
  • Chicago official asks Chick-fil-A to clarify gay marriage stance (Or else...)

    09/24/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/24/2012 | By Melissa Gray
    A Chicago alderman says Chick-fil-A's president is publicly contradicting what company executives personally assured him for months -- that the fast-food chain is changing its stance on gay marriage -- and he asked the company Sunday to clarify. Alderman Joe Moreno made news last week when he announced Chick-fil-A has ceased making donations to anti-gay groups and has enacted workplace protections for its employees against discrimination. Moreno said the two concessions were the result of 10 months of negotiations he had with Chick-fil-A executives as he weighed whether to support a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in his Chicago ward. He said...
  • Chick-fil-A Position on Corporate Giving Remains 'Unchanged,' Says Huckabee

    09/22/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/22/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Chick-fil-A has cleared up rumors that it has revised its charitable donation policy to exclude "anti-gay" groups. The fast-food chain's president told Fox News host Mike Huckabee that it has not made any "concessions" and remains committed to strengthening families. "There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago," Cathy told Huckabee. "That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been." On Wednesday, Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno – along with...
  • Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy: We have made no concessions

    09/22/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    Baptist Press News ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Michael Foust
    ATLANTA (BP) -- Following reports that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop funding certain traditional family groups in order to get approval for a new Chicago restaurant, company President Dan Cathy said Friday the restaurant made no concessions and "we remain true to who we are." Cathy's statement, posted on Mike Huckabee's website, came one day after the company released its own statement saying that its corporate giving has "been mischaracterized" for many months and that it will continue to fund programs that "strengthen and enrich marriages." Said Cathy, "There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed...
  • Opinion: Choosing Chick-fil-A sandwich over human rights is wrong (Spew-tastic)

    09/22/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Pegasus News / The SMU Daily Campus ^ | September 21, 2012 | Tim Welch, The Daily Campus
    DALLAS — Until Wednesday, SMU’s SPECTRUM was planning on launching a 13-week boycott of the on-campus Chick-fil-A. As a member, I intended on participating in the boycott. However, on Wednesday morning, the company announced that it has stopped donating money to anti-gay hate groups, such as the Family Research Council and Exodus International. The donations were the cause of the LGBT community’s ire this summer. Chick-fil-A also issued a “Who We Are” internal memo declaring that its company tradition “is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”...
  • Political Insider: Dan Cathy took part in Chick-fil-A talks on gay rights

    09/22/2012 8:39:51 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 30 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/22/12 | Jim Galloway
    August was a busy month at Chick-fil-A headquarters in Atlanta, especially when it came to the topic of gay marriage. On Wednesday, a Chicago alderman had dropped his objections to the first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant in his city, after the fast-food franchise persuaded him that it had withdrawn from the political battle over same-sex marriage. Several weeks of negotiations with Chick-fil-A executives had produced internal company guidelines that prohibit discrimination in hiring and customer service. Alderman Joe Moreno also said that, in August, executives of the family-held firm also opened the books of Chick-fil-A’s charitable foundation, to prove that it...
  • Chicago School Leaders Don’t Know How They’re Going to Pay for the New Contract!

    09/22/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    The successful business leaders that sit on the Chicago Board of Education must have checked their brains at the door when they went into the negotiating room with the teachers union. How else could they possibly negotiate a contract that the school district can’t possibly afford? Truth be told, if board member Penny Pritzker’s Hyatt Hotels operated that way, they’d be out of business. But, alas, this is government. They strike deals with unions and figure out how taxpayers will fund it later. Reuters tells us: “Chicago public school teachers returned to their classrooms on Wednesday but thorny questions remained...
  • Chick-fil-A fires back at media’s mischaracterization of their giving

    09/21/2012 8:38:42 AM PDT · by radioone · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-21-12 | Anne Sorock
    This Wednesday, I reported that the media were falsely reporting that Chick-fil-A had decided to cease donations to “anti-gay” groups. Scores of so-called reputable news outlets like the Los Angeles Times and ABC News ran headlines declaring that Chick-fil-A had changed its policy toward giving to anti-gay groups. Yesterday, Chick-fil-A set the record straight, saying that their corporate giving has been “mischaracterized” and calling out “events from Chicago this week that have once again resulted in questions around our giving”: A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because...
  • Chick-fil-A fires back at media’s mischaracterization of their giving

    09/21/2012 4:51:00 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/21/2012 | Ann Sorock
    This Wednesday, I reported that the media were falsely reporting that Chick-fil-A had decided to cease donations to “anti-gay” groups. Scores of so-called reputable news outlets like the Los Angeles Times and ABC News ran headlines declaring that Chick-fil-A had changed its policy toward giving to anti-gay groups. Yesterday, Chick-fil-A set the record straight, saying that their corporate giving has been “mischaracterized” and calling out “events from Chicago this week that have once again resulted in questions around our giving”: A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of...
  • Chick-fil-A Sets the Record Straight

    09/21/2012 5:24:07 AM PDT · by fwdude · 98 replies
    CitizenLink ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Karla Dial
    In response to media reports that Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop making charitable donations to groups like Focus on the Family, the company today released a statement to set the record straight. Contrary to reports first made by the gay-activist group The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) on Tuesday and later picked up by mainstream media outlets, Chick-fil-A and its charitable-giving arm, the WinShape Foundation, did not agree to stop making donations to groups that support the biblical definition of marriage in exchange for being allowed to open a franchise in Chicago. “For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been...
  • Unbelievable: Chick-Fil-A Caves To Pressure From Chi Alderman, Will No Longer Fund Trad Marriage

    09/20/2012 2:04:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 20, 2012
    All that support we gave them (setting a one-day sales record) and this is how they repay us? Caving in so they could open a single store in Chicago.Via Washington Times: Chick-fil-A stopped funding traditional-marriage groups in an effort to open a new Chicago restaurant, but the company initially kept quiet about the decision, prompting gay rights groups to speculate that the company feared a backlash from conservative customers.The Christian-rooted fast food restaurant agreed to stop funding groups such as Focus on the Family that oppose same-sex marriage in a meeting with the Chicago politician who had been blocking the...