Chick-fil-A Stops Being Anti-Gay & It's Safe to Eat There Now! (VIDEO)

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chick fil a cupWell color me chicken-fried surprised. In an astounding reversal, Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop donating money to the anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. So says an advocacy group in Chicago -- the same city that was blocking any new Chick-fil-A restaurants from opening there.

Can you believe, after all the bad publicity and the counter-demonstrations, Chick-fil-A has actually changed its staunch position? But before you get teary-eyed over the power of compassion to win over hate, let's make one thing clear: It looks like this is really about money.

Chick-fil-A wanted something: More restaurants in Chicago. Chicago wanted something: More fried chicken without a side of bigotry. And amazingly, the two sides were able to get together and hammer out a deal. Chick-fil-A also agreed to distribute an internal memo stating the restaurant will "treat every person equally, regardless of sexual orientation."

I guess when push comes to shove, what Chick-fil-A wants more than to rain on the gay parade is to MAKE SOME MO-NAY. So yeah, if you put it that way, Chicago, I guess one can be a little more flexible about one's views on ho ... homo ... (it's okay, Chick-fil-A executives, you can say it!) homosexuals.

Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A isn't confirming or denying the agreement, just saying, "We have no agenda, policy, or position against anyone." Wow, Chick-fil-A, the Switzerland of fast food! And you know what? Fine. I think most of us don't want our restaurants to have any agenda besides feeding us the food we want to eat.

But I'd be lying if I didn't admit I'm taking a huge amount of satisfaction in today's news. I'm picturing Dan Cathy angrily stroking a cat somewhere like Dr. Evil and shouting, "ALL RIGHT, STOP THE DONATIONS. YOU WIN THIS TIME, SODOMITES. JUST GET ME MY CHICAGO RESTAURANTS!" Um, but mostly I'm happy that equality won this battle. Sunshine and rainbows!

What do you think about Chick-fil-A's agreement?

 

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nonmember avatar Mom2be

I find it hilarious that most of you are so outraged on behalf of Mr. Cathy's freedom of speech and whatnot but you want Adriana to shut the f up. What about HER freedom of speech? And press? Guess it doesn't matter because she doesn't agree with you. Great article, Adriana.

carte... carterscutie85

How disappointing that they changed their stance over some backlash.


 


Way to stand up for what you believe in.

we2an... we2angels

you know in twenty years it's going to look as ridiculous to judge people based on their sexual preference as it is to judge them now on their race. it is sad and wrong to judge people based on that...

I love the Dr evil reference... just like white Christian men, money trumps all. be a lot better if they would have come to their senses and realized donating to anti gay is as crappy as donating to the kkk

nonmember avatar Megan

They didn't change their stance on anything! They have always hired without discrimination and served everyone with generosity and kindness. Your writing is misleading. They simply stopped donating to groups that support anti gay causes and promised to take a closer look at who they donate to, to affirm their stance on not getting involved in lawmaking and politics, but to stay simply serving the public yummy chicken and exceptional customer service.

Ghost... GhostRose

@Happydad, 


Tolerance should not be extended to those who are hellbent on persecution.

Cynthia Parten

If they truly aren't giving money to those organizations anymore, I would eat there. Even though I disagree with their views, I would never boycott a restaurant because of that. I just don't want MY money to go to those organizations. But their chicken makes me sick for two days anyway . . . it's all the MSG. THAT is a reason to boycott CFA: all the crap they put in their food that can make you sick. But they do make a milkshake though. No MSG there!

Brandt Hardin

If companies are people and people vote with dollars then the destination of the restaurant’s donations are open for public debate. It very well should be an issue as to where peoples’ hard-earned money goes after the chicken goes down their gullet. This issue has made our little feathered friend the modern martyr as Chick-fil-A laughs all the way to the bank. Watch the poultry be nailed to the cross and pierced by the spear of destiny at the hands of those devious cows on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/holy-rollin-poultry-on-cross-chick-fil.html

Brandt Hardin


If companies are people and people vote with dollars then the destination of the restaurant’s donations are open for public debate.  It very well should be an issue as to where peoples’ hard-earned money goes after the chicken goes down their gullet.  This issue has made our little feathered friend the modern martyr as Chick-fil-A laughs all the way to the bank.  Watch the poultry be nailed to the cross and pierced by the spear of destiny at the hands of those devious cows on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/holy-rollin-poultry-on-cross-chick-fil.html


nonmember avatar Happydad

@Ghostrose



So its ok to persecute those whose opinion differs from yours? Some people think drugs are ok and others do not. Some people think religion is ok and others do not. Should those who oppose the others be persecuted or should we learn to disagree with civility?

nonmember avatar Shar

What a bunch of hateful bullshit.

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