Campaign against Chick-fil-A doesn't fly
Commentary: There is no evidence that the company has discriminated against gays.
Chick-fil-A's views on gay marriage are neither new nor surprising, and the rush to vilify the chicken restaurant chain has got one serious flaw: There is no evidence that the company has ever mistreated lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees or customers.
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I'm proud to work for a company that has only strived to give the best service to every customer no matter what their sexual-orientation may be. The chick-fil-a restaurant I work for has operated for 7 years in a very liberal area and none of our loyal customers have ever complained about our business practices.
We've hired plenty of homosexuals who have felt comfortable with letting us in to their personal lives (I know, because I am heavily involved in our employees as the HR Director) and have never experienced any kind of discrimination from co-workers. Perhaps HTC spokesman, Dan Rafter should conduct a little more research before assuming that not supporting gay-marriage can easily be deduced as a hostile work environment for all existing homosexuals. Talk about being close-minded. We wouldn't boast about giving top-rated service and then turn around and harass a select group of people.
Freedom isn't a part-time thing.
I love me some Chik Fil A. Even more now.
When will people stop classification and just see us all as Americans in this country? LGBT? NAACP? La Raza?
Why can't we just stop divisiveness, and be one people?
Remember the melting pot our coutry once was?
People came to America to be an American. They never came here and wanted America to be Ireland, or Italy, or France. People came here to be American.
What I don't understand is why businesses/companies are even venturing into this debate. Just take care of your business.
Let's keep the two topics clear:
1. A customer boycott of Chick-fil-A.
2. A politician withholding permits for Chick-fil-A.
There is nothing wrong with a boycott. Shop anywhere you want and don't shop anywhere you don't.
Discriminating permits based on the beliefs of a company's owner is evil and illegal.
I mildly disagree with Cathy's stand on non-heterosexual marriage, but I'm outraged by public officials using the government to harass an organization based on a disagreement with the opinion of someone in that corporation. Because of the latter, I had my first meal at Chick-fil-A last night.
KKK and "Rev" Fred Phelps also enjoy freedom of speach, and people have the right to support them.
Don't piss off a homo! You might get glitterbombed!!!
Or worse, they might tell you that you shoes don't match the rest of your outfit!
Anything to divert the attention away from Obama and Mitt, is fair play.
How about some pet food company refusing to sell to gay cats or dogs next week? that should work.
Every man is free to utter what he beleives is the truth, and every other man is free to knock him down for it. - Samuel Johnson.
This is why most people don't broadcast their politics: there's plenty of other places to get take out chicken, or dry cleaning, or anything, that it usually isn't worth the risk that you'd gain more customers for your opinion than you'd lose. He'd free to speak his mind. I'm free to go somewhere that either agrees with me, or at least can get through the transaction neutrally. And yes, conservatives are free to boycot JC penny, Archie comics, Bioware video games, or whatever else that one million moms (actually around 40,000) group is complaining about, so I'm even minded about this.
Myself: no chick-fill-a near here so I couldn't boycott anyway, but I'd be inclined over that 1.7 million to the cause. People desperate for jobs, but forget hiring when there's a religious value to defend (impose)
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