Chick-fil-A Boycott Grows As Chain Gets Blocked by Two Major Cities

Chick-fil-AChick-fil-A probably would have been better off finding a new place to donate their money. CEO Dan Cathy's support for anti-gay groups is hurting them in many ways. The individual boycotts may not do a whole lot, but the big cuts -- Chicago, Boston, and the Jim Henson company -- are going to hit their bottom line hard.

Anyone who believes otherwise should take a look at the company's pathetic attempts to cover up the bad publicity. Thus far their PR people have possibly posed as a teenage girl on Facebook to defend the company and they have made up a preposterous lie about Jim Henson's toys being dangerous for kids (insert major eye roll) when the real reason there are no Muppets toys is Jim Henson's company refused to do business with them and donated all their money to gay rights organization GLAAD.

We should all boycott them for their business mistakes alone.

Many people are offended and sending messages of support to the embattled chicken chain, but let's face it: they are in the minority.

People in this country are disgusted by the message of hate this chain is peddling and they aren't going to stand for it. While individual boycotts may not hurt, the incredible corporate boycotts might. Both the cities of Boston and Chicago are trying to block Chick-fil-A from entering the city. Tom Menino, the mayor of Boston, said in a letter to the company's president Dan Cathy:

You called supporters of gay marriage 'prideful.' Here in Boston, to borrow your own words, we are 'guilty as charged.' We are indeed full of pride for our support of same-sex marriage and our work to expand freedom to all people. We are proud that our state and our city have led the way for the country on equal marriage rights ... There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and there is no place for your company alongside it.

Dang! Those are fighting words. The fact is, everyone has a right to an opinion, but not all opinions are equal. Discrimination (the kind against a WHOLE GROUP of people) has no place in this country, and yes, we will boycott to fight it.

Sure, Cathy has a "right" to his opinion. But Cathy's opinion is that it's OK to oppress a whole group of citizens because of his religious beliefs. There is no oppression in a boycott. There is no hate. It's just citizens peacefully disagreeing and putting their money (literally) where their mouth is.

Opinions that promote bigotry and hate deserve to be stopped. If we can't change someone's mind, then we can stop using their product or service in protest. It's the power of this country.

Are you boycotting Chick-fil-A?

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Lovin... LovinJerseyMama

I don't really have one near me but I learned that there was one about forty minutes away and was considering the trip because I used to love their sandwiches and shakes. But knowing what I know now about the chain, I will never eat there unless their views on the gay community change for the better.

miche... micheledo

Wow.  I'm all for people boycotting companies if they are unhappy with the beliefs/practices of said company.  But the government has no business getting involved in this.  It's an issue of free speech and not agreeing with their values NOT something that is illegal.  

I'm more upset about the cities that are getting involved and banning the company from opening a business.  No big deal when you agree with the governments opinoin, but what happens when the gov't bans a business that YOU support??  That is not the job of government.

bills... billsfan1104

They have put out a statement that the teenage girl profile was fake and they had nothing to do with it.

The government using their power to prevent them from opening a business or running their business is ILLEGAL, because you cannot force someone to believe what individuals in power believe. This is so against the owners of Chick-fil-a and their freedom of speech.

bills... billsfan1104

Cont...especially since Chick-fil-a has no documented cases of discriminating against anyone, the government has no right to intervene on

shesl... shesliketx

I don't give them my business any longer. Any company who donates money to organizations that keep my moms from having the same rights as myself and my husband will not get any of my business.

Jennifer Brazell Bumgardner

I believe it is an individuals right to believe in what they want and to boycott what ever they choose, BUT when a municipality completely bans a business for the beliefs of its CEO how is that not discrimination?? 

Flori... Floridamom96

So government should be used to prevent businesses from operating because of their political opinions? Welcome to Russia.

Sierr... SierraLynn

Im all for gay rights and stuff like that, but this just really made me want a chicken sandwich....

bills... billsfan1104

Sasha, I bet if a mayor that was against gay marriage, said that Starbucks is no longer allowed to do business, you would be up in arms.

Aunt_... Aunt_ning

I fully believe in the right to freedom of speech, last time I checked it was still covered under the 1st amendment. They did not discriminate against anyone, just stated their views. Not that I think it would be a suprise to anyone what their views were, they do close on Sundays because of the sabbath.  I have gone to Chick-fil-A every time I have gotten a chance since this crazy boycott started. I will support their freedom of speech every chance I get.

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