Chick-Fil-A

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    Dec 10, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    An issue arose in the campus preempted by Gay Rights activist inside the university as a new Chick-Fil-A is to open inside the campus. Arguing aside that the next Chick is about 4 miles away. The group promotes the establishment of the chain due to Chick's behavior and supports for Anti-Gay organizations in lieu with Chick's religious stand. The group even further argues environmental nuisance as use of styrofoam... err all chains use styro.

    I'd like to hear where the gay people actually stand on an issue of banning vs. boycotting?
  • rf_dal

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    Dec 10, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    I think it's a little silly to protest a fast food restaurant.. if you don't want to eat there then don't. Certainly there are more important things one could be protesting this day and age..
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    Dec 10, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    Personally if a company or a business did anything directly to me that I didn't like and that they didn't try to resolve or fix the issue at hand then I have a problem.

    Granted I can only think of three situations where I removed myself from buying their products. (And secretly wishing their own failures..)

    With Chick-Fil-A I really dont mind whatever they do. I hate (but understand) why they are closed on Sundays. And while their food isn't great for you, it sooths the soul. I would be upset if a group got chick-fil-a moved from my neighborhood. I dont think they are that bad....
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    I don't like the religious background of the founder of Chick-Fil-A or the organizations they support as a company. I'm actually a little surprised that any gay man can support a company that donates large sums of money and does cross-promotions with Focus on the Family. But, that's just me.

    I don't need their unhealthy food anyways, so it doesn't bother me at all to not eat there.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 10, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    I personally don't give my business to companies when I find their policies and practices offensive and I share the opinion with others when the opportunity arises.
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    i understand and support those who wishes not to spend money on this company, but to stop prevent any business from coming into the university because they belong to the other side of the spectrum (when other majority would actually enjoy it) is just as good as discrimination gets in just a reversed plane.
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    Dec 10, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    ythings saidi understand and support those who wishes not to spend money on this company, but to stop prevent any business from coming into the university because they belong to the other side of the spectrum (when other majority would actually enjoy it) is just as good as discrimination gets in just a reversed plane.


    I love Chik-Fil-A. Don't really get involved in the political side of the fast food chain. But their sandwhiches are good.
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    Dec 10, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    I should have guessed since that was the reason why Chic-fil-a was my religious ex-girlfriend's favorite fast food joint. icon_rolleyes.gif But still- they are so damn delicious.
  • westguy79

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    Dec 11, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    Chick-Fil-A is delicious, but I don't eat there because of their anti-gay policies.

    Cracker Barrel is worse!
    HRC rated it 3rd WORST anti-gay business!

    Should we be consumers at places that encourage anti-gay policies and discriminatory practices?

    I haven't eaten at Cracker Barrel in 7 years, even though I like the food.
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    Dec 11, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    westguy79 saidChick-Fil-A is delicious, but I don't eat there because of their anti-gay policies.

    Cracker Barrel is worse!
    HRC rated it 3rd WORST anti-gay business!

    Should we be consumers at places that encourage anti-gay policies and discriminatory practices?

    I haven't eaten at Cracker Barrel in 7 years, even though I like the food.


    Although they have a lot more to do, like allowing domestic partner benefits, there has been some change at Cracker Barrel:

    http://www.gaytoday.com/events/120502ev.asp
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    Dec 12, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    Thanks for the update Heartrobb!
  • NerdLifter

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    Dec 12, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    The controversy stems from the fact Chick-Fil-A is an open supporter of anti-gay groups such as Focus on the Family and others.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    My friend went to Chick-Fil-A today for their traditional marriage/love Chick-Fil-A day and he said it was totally packed! He posted a photo on Facebook and it was filled with people. He said he waited more than 30 min after ordering just to get food, so total of 1 hr wait.

    He also got tons of likes and comments on FB like "I am so happy to see that. I'm going later to show my support@"

    Haha well this is Texas after all. CFA conservative stronghold of course.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    Next time you're at chic-fil-a go with your boyfriend and hold hands and see if they give you crap. Or simply order a sandwhich with no homophobia and a side of no hate against gays.
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    Aug 01, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    Companies have the right to support whatever causes they want to. I think it is unAmerican to ban a business just because of thier politics or religious beliefs. They have the right to voice what they believe, open thier doors and see who comes in for business. Customers then have the right to do business with them or move on to someone else. ANY OTHER approach is wrong. Banning Chick-Fil-A due to their beliefs may be the way to go in communist China or some other oppressive country.
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Well if there is a boycott going on... (not sure if gays are saying go to CFA or boycott? If y'all are doing both then it kind of defeats the purpose) it certainly isn't very successful, at least not here in Dallas, TX.

    They have seen a record number of customers today celebrating their traditional marriage day or whatever it's called. Their monetary and media success today is kind of like a giant "F*ck you!" to all those that fight for equal rights in this country.
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    Phillybrat saidPersonally if a company or a business did anything directly to me that I didn't like and that they didn't try to resolve or fix the issue at hand then I have a problem.
    I dont think they are that bad....


    You're 30 years old, you're in a monogamous relationship, live in Pennsylvania and can NOT get married, want to know why?

    Chick-fil-A, as a company, has donated an estimated $10 million to anti-gay hate groups and extremist organizations to actively prevent gay rights and marriage equality.

    Now if that's not personal enough, then what the hell is? That's the problem with this who scenario, it's not that they're closed on Sunday or they want to endorse their religious views about homosexuality, it's that they promote hatred, discrimination and inequality amongst us. You and many others need to stop taking that 'well they didn't do anything to me' attitude and start supporting equality for you, your partner and your fellow homos!
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    active_athlete saidMy friend went to Chick-Fil-A today for their traditional marriage/love Chick-Fil-A day and he said it was totally packed!
    Must be nice to have friends that don't give a crap about your wellbeing and equality. Sounds like he'd sell you down the river with Moses, except you'd have no basket to float it!
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    active_athlete saidWell if there is a boycott going on... (not sure if gays are saying go to CFA or boycott? If y'all are doing both then it kind of defeats the purpose) it certainly isn't very successful, at least not here in Dallas, TX.

    They have seen a record number of customers today celebrating their traditional marriage day or whatever it's called. Their monetary and media success today is kind of like a giant "F*ck you!" to all those that fight for equal rights in this country.


    I drove by the local store here on the north side and it was jammed around lunch time today.

    Although I was tempted to patronize this store again, no point with that much of a crowd. And it would mean another hour of cardio tonight on top of what I already do.
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    ^ Yeah, that's what's most important. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Seriously, even if you're generally conservative, this is a no brainer. Really. If you "support" Chick-fil-A, especially on a day when it it MEANS "fuck you" to the gays, then you need to think long and hard about your priorities.
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    showme said^ Yeah, that's what's most important. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Seriously, even if you're generally conservative, this is a no brainer. Really. If you "support" Chick-fil-A, especially on a day when it it MEANS "fuck you" to the gays, then you need to think long and hard about your priorities.


    Can't speak for others, but this conservative has. Gay issues are certainly in the top 20 on my list.
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    beachwalk saidCompanies have the right to support whatever causes they want to. I think it is unAmerican to ban a business just because of thier politics or religious beliefs. They have the right to voice what they believe, open thier doors and see who comes in for business. Customers then have the right to do business with them or move on to someone else. ANY OTHER approach is wrong. Banning Chick-Fil-A due to their beliefs may be the way to go in communist China or some other oppressive country.

    So can we expect you to be waiting in line at a KKK Kitchen? Or maybe the Neo-Nazi Luncheonette? And communities can't object to such hate mongers?

    Chick-Fil-A is a bigoted ant-gay company, that gives millions to block civil rights from gays. And whose CEO has publicly stated that LGBT couples are not welcome there.

    So why would you go and spend your money there? When you know they've actually said you're not welcome? Self-esteem problem, perhaps? Self-hate issues? Into a lot of self-abuse? A gay guilt complex?
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
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    beachwalk saidCompanies have the right to support whatever causes they want to. I think it is unAmerican to ban a business just because of thier politics or religious beliefs. They have the right to voice what they believe, open thier doors and see who comes in for business. Customers then have the right to do business with them or move on to someone else. ANY OTHER approach is wrong. Banning Chick-Fil-A due to their beliefs may be the way to go in communist China or some other oppressive country.

    So can we expect you to be waiting in line at a KKK Kitchen? Or maybe the Neo-Nazi Luncheonette? And communities can't object to such hate mongers?

    Chick-Fil-A is a bigoted ant-gay company, that gives millions to block civil rights from gays. And whose CEO has publicly stated that LGBT couples are not welcome there.

    So why would you go and spend your money there? When you know they've actually said you're not welcome? Self-esteem problem, perhaps? Self-hate issues? Into a lot of self-abuse? A gay guilt complex?


    I love this. Especially "Neo-Nazi Luncheonette".
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    Aug 01, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    beachwalk saidCompanies have the right to support whatever causes they want to. I think it is unAmerican to ban a business just because of thier politics or religious beliefs. They have the right to voice what they believe, open thier doors and see who comes in for business. Customers then have the right to do business with them or move on to someone else. ANY OTHER approach is wrong. Banning Chick-Fil-A due to their beliefs may be the way to go in communist China or some other oppressive country.

    So can we expect you to be waiting in line at a KKK Kitchen? Or maybe the Neo-Nazi Luncheonette? And communities can't object to such hate mongers?

    Chick-Fil-A is a bigoted ant-gay company, that gives millions to block civil rights from gays. And whose CEO has publicly stated that LGBT couples are not welcome there.

    So why would you go and spend your money there? When you know they've actually said you're not welcome? Self-esteem problem, perhaps? Self-hate issues? Into a lot of self-abuse? A gay guilt complex?


    Black people response to anti-black companies in the 50s: they suck.

    Some gay person's response to anti-gay company: who cares?

    Gay people continue to be their own worst enemy.

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    Aug 01, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    showme said^ Yeah, that's what's most important. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Seriously, even if you're generally conservative, this is a no brainer. Really. If you "support" Chick-fil-A, especially on a day when it it MEANS "fuck you" to the gays, then you need to think long and hard about your priorities.


    Can't speak for others, but this conservative has. Gay issues are certainly in the top 20 on my list.


    But lower than a crappy fast food chicken sandwich? Really? I can get (even if I don't agree) thinking that boycotts don't matter or even thinking this isn't terribly important in the greater scheme of things. But going out of your way to patronize them, today of all days, is asshattery of the highest order.

    I'm not some knee jerk liberal, and didn't think you were a lost cause. Guess I was wrong.