Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Doubt It and I'm Still Not Eating There

Via Good As You

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chick-fil-A Ceases Anti-gay Donations, Clarifies Stance on Gay Customers & Employees

September 18, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA), Illinois’ largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights advocacy organization, has learned that Alderman Moreno has finalized his negotiations with Chick-Fil-A. Alderman Moreno’s advocacy has resulted in the company confirming that they will no longer give money to anti-gay organizations. The Civil Rights Agenda worked closely with the Alderman in an advisory role as he negotiated these concessions with the executives at Chick-fil-A.

In a letter addressed to Alderman Moreno and signed by Chick-fil-A’s 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.” In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage.

Additionally, they have sent an internal memo to franchisees and stakeholders that stated 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.”

Sorry, I know too many conservative "Christians" who think lying to the "infidels" is the proper thing to do. It's simply a means to separate the gullible from their money.

4 comments:

becca said...

this makes me so mad because Chik-a-flick had great food but I hate what they stand for so no more chicken from them

Tamayn Irraniah said...

Never liked Chick-Fil-A before, and this isn't changing anything for me either. It's amazing what a little bad press will do. This, of course, doesn't stop the Cathy family from making private donations. I still prefer Raising Cane's. (That is until it turns out that they are also anti-gay or horribly conservative in some other way.)

Writer said...

becca, I had the same reaction but if you look on youtube, there is a video on how to make CFA style chicken at home. :)

Writer said...

Tamayn, I have my concerns about Raising Cane's. The one time I ate there, there was this huge poster of Chuck Norris on the wall...and he's just as bad as the Cathy's.