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Chick-Fil-A

Postby Vaux » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:49 pm

Has anyone else been following this Chick-Fil-A story?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07 ... perts-say/

President of Chick-Fil-A speaks his opinion about gay marriage, and now the mayors of Boston and Chicago say his restaurant is not welcome there. That's ridiculous. Celebrities are also giving them shit on twitter and stuff. Unreal.

I am against gay marriage, but not for the same reason they are. And I love Chick-Fil-A, too bad they don't have one around here.

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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Ryan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:59 pm

I think it's ridiculous.

So, they can't say they're opposed to it, but people can freely say they're not? Give me a break.

It's kind of like how people at my work can have the Black Employees Network, but if we have a White Employees Network we're racist. ¿LOLWUT?
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby ThravRande » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:10 pm

He acts upon personal opinion because he disagrees with another man's personal opinion.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Ubik » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:19 pm

It does surprise me that a nation which is so proud of its promotion of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, can have quite such prevalent opposition to gay marriage. It's two people that love each other getting married, their genders aren't really important.

That said, I don't see how there can be any grounds to ban this company if it's just the president of it voicing his opinion. He's allowed to say what he wants, it's up to individual people to decide whether they agree or disagree (I'd just choose not to eat there, myself). If there's active discrimination against LBGT employees within the company, though, something should be done about it.
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Re: Chicago Anti-Anti-Gay

Postby zazthespaz » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:23 pm

ThravRande wrote:He acts upon personal opinion because he disagrees with another man's personal opinion.

Whoa, that's deep thrav. I like that.

It's pretty ridiculous, especially in this economy. If you close a Chick-Fil-A, that's about 30 jobs you're sending away which in a city, could be valued pretty high. And Chick-Fil-A is about as Christian a restaurant as they come. They close on Sundays, they promote family time, and even their toys are positioned in a way that is supposed to be morally strengthening (vs. McDonald's where if it doesn't shoot something, why bother). To say this comes as a surprise is a lie.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:07 pm

People are not protesting or boycotting Chick-Fil-A because the President is homophobic. People are taking a stand against the company because he has actively used money from the company's profits to fund anti-gay groups. I haven't heard anyone call for some sort of legal ban but I have heard plenty of people decide against their taste buds to vote with their dollars against bigots that would use those dollars against those that merely desire their own rights.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby AB23 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:09 pm

what does this have to do with their chicken is my question
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:12 pm

A lot of people don't want to fund anti-gay groups inadvertently so many have chosen not to eat at Chick-Fil-A anymore because it appears that's where some of the money is going.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby AB23 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:16 pm

its delicious, so idgaf
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Postby zazthespaz » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:18 pm

Nick wrote:People are not protesting or boycotting Chick-Fil-A because the President is homophobic. People are taking a stand against the company because he has actively used money from the company's profits to fund anti-gay groups. I haven't heard anyone call for some sort of legal ban but I have heard plenty of people decide against their taste buds to vote with their dollars against bigots that would use those dollars against those that merely desire their own rights.

ohhhh... missed that. my computer wouldn't load the article (not that it was even mentioned in there). Well even so, he's entitled to. Politicians still shouldn't call for a ban of the restaurant - let capitalism run it's course and if the people don't agree with the company, they won't buy its food and the company'll die out.
AB23 wrote:what does this have to do with their chicken is my question

It means that the chicken you're eating wasn't scissoring another chicken
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby AB23 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:20 pm

hahaha. gross
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Ubik » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:21 pm

Nick wrote:A lot of people don't want to fund anti-gay groups inadvertently so many have chosen not to eat at Chick-Fil-A anymore because it appears that's where some of the money is going.


The company actively funds anti-gay groups? That's slightly ridiculous.

Fox news being as fair and balanced as ever with that report then.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby ALTERSTEVE » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:23 pm

Nick wrote:People are not protesting or boycotting Chick-Fil-A because the President is homophobic.

Just because you oppose gay marriage does not mean you're "homophobic." (I have no desire to talk about my beliefs and opinions about this subject because this isn't the place to do so, but seriously.)

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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:24 pm

I don't know for sure if it's the company itself or just the president on his own time (I think it's the latter) but either way, that money would end up fighting against people's rights.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:27 pm

ALTERSTEVE wrote:
Nick wrote:People are not protesting or boycotting Chick-Fil-A because the President is homophobic.

Just because you oppose gay marriage does not mean you're "homophobic." (I have no desire to talk about my beliefs and opinions about this subject because this isn't the place to do so, but seriously.)

Ah, I didn't intend to claim that. I was trying to explain what someone who hasn't been paying much attention to this issue might think.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby ALTERSTEVE » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:28 pm

Nick wrote:
ALTERSTEVE wrote:
Nick wrote:People are not protesting or boycotting Chick-Fil-A because the President is homophobic.

Just because you oppose gay marriage does not mean you're "homophobic." (I have no desire to talk about my beliefs and opinions about this subject because this isn't the place to do so, but seriously.)

Ah, I didn't intend to claim that. I was trying to explain what someone who hasn't been paying much attention to this issue might think.

Oh, got it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:31 pm

ALTERSTEVE wrote:
Nick wrote:
ALTERSTEVE wrote:
Nick wrote:People are not protesting or boycotting Chick-Fil-A because the President is homophobic.

Just because you oppose gay marriage does not mean you're "homophobic." (I have no desire to talk about my beliefs and opinions about this subject because this isn't the place to do so, but seriously.)

Ah, I didn't intend to claim that. I was trying to explain what someone who hasn't been paying much attention to this issue might think.

Oh, got it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Nah, don't worry about it. When I reread what I said, I realized it could definitely be misconstrued that way.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Ubik » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:32 pm

Nick wrote:I don't know for sure if it's the company itself or just the president on his own time (I think it's the latter) but either way, that money would end up fighting against people's rights.


Looks like it was the company's charitable arm - http://equalitymatters.org/factcheck/201207020001
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby Andy92 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:32 am

If the mayor of Boston was anti-gay, and he stopped a company from building in the city because the CEO of the company was funding pro-gay campaigns, I'd have a feeling people would want that mayor out of office.

Let the CEO do what he wants to with his funds, and if you don't like it, don't eat at the restaurant. But for a mayor of a city to halt commerce over this is outright ridiculous.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A

Postby agny » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:22 am

Not in the mood to argue this topic but the article itself says:
"Last week, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald that “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston. But on Thursday, Menino backed away from that threat, saying he won’t actively block the chain.
“I can’t do that,” he told the Herald. “That would be interference to his rights to go there.”
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