HisAlterEgo saidIf the francise wants to do that, then that's on them. People are entitled to donate their private funds where they see fit. I think it's an extreme for a francise owner to break away because of that. But as the owner, he or she, too, is entitled to do what they feel is right. I'm sure many people would be surprised to learn the political affiliations of owners, stakeholders, CEO's, etc and the kinds of organizations they give money to.
So you're saying it's extreme to disaffiliate with a company that donates to another company which discriminates against a group of people for which you belong to? What if I donated to the KKK? Do you think that rejecting me for doing so is "extreme" then?
I said, "People [as in individuals] are entitled to donate their private funds [as in 'not company funds'] where they see fit." There certainly is a double-standard when it comes to these things. People feel like an executive represents the company he or she is in charge of all the time. That simply isn't fair. I'm sure many young professionals despise being judged by an employer based on their social media profiles. In order for us to enjoy freedom of expression we have to allow people to support their own beliefs independent of the company/companies the person is involved in.
So accordingly, if Obama decided to personally fund an organization that's anti-gay, it wouldn't affect his popularity as president? Because this is what he's doing in his personal time. Oh I see. What you mean is you think it's fair for an executive to practice something that's the counter to what the company aims for. It's okay to be a hypocrite as long as you are one on your time off. This reminds me Andre Shirvell. He harasses and attacks a gay Republican student via the internet, BUT because he does this in his "time off," it does not represent where he works and his boss is looking the other way. No seriously, you better watch this video right now:
Just so you know, and you better know this now: actions and words are NOT superfluous to one's responsibility as an executive or a public figure if those actions and words counter the intent of their job
. If someone does something counter to a group of which they belong, then that group and anyone who is affiliated with that group has every right to gainsay.