5 things about Chick-fil-A

Here are 5 reasons for not supporting Chick-fil-A you may not know about.

As I was skimming the web and came across the following article regarding Chick-fil-A. written by David Badash. 

A lot has been written about the remarks made by Dan Cathy some true and some not. As a result I thought you might be interested in a different slant...those by the employees who work for the company who are on the inside of this business and the treatment they recieve by their bosses and the customer.

Here is what Badash wrote:

Here are five reasons why Chick-fil-A isn't what you think:

1) Chick-fil-A has donated at least $5 million to organizations (including a certified hate group) that, among other things, depict gay people as pedophileswant to make "gay behavior" illegal, and even say gay people should be "exported" out of America.

Even if you oppose same-sex marriage, do you really want to support a company that advocates putting gay people in jail, or "exporting" them, just because they're gay?

2) Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy didn't merely say he supports traditional marriage. Dan Cathy said if you support gay marriage, you "are inviting God's judgment on our nation," and that we "shake our fist at Him" when we do. Dan Cathy also said same-sex marriage is the result of a "depraved" mind and called it "twisted up kind of stuff."

Even if you don't support same-sex marriage, do you really think gay marriage is "inviting God's judgment on our nation"? Haven't we all heard enough blame from those who claim to speak for the Lord, like after Katrina or, more recently, after the shooting in Aurora, Colo.?

3) Chick-fil-A supports organizations that have claimed they can change gay people into straight people -- "pray away the gay" -- despite the fact that practically every major medical organization has stated that this is not only impossible but dangerous and harmful.

Even if you don't support same-sex marriage, do you support fake "science" that is known to harm the very people it claims to help?

4) The media keep saying Chick-fil-A has never discriminated, but the truth is that Chick-fil-A has been sued over a dozen times for employment discrimination. That's what a leading business publication, Forbes, stated in 2007, when they also called Chick-fil-A a "cult" and reported that Chick-fil-A's founder and CEO Truett Cathy said he wanted to hire married people because they are more industrious and productive. Truett Cathy has also said he would probably fire someone who "has been sinful or done something harmful to their family members."

Even if you don't support same-sex marriage, do you want to support what some call a "cult" whose CEO says he would fire employees for "being sinful"?

5) Chick-fil-A is just exercising their First Amendment rights by running a business based on the Bible, right? Wrong. There's a line between the "free exercise of religion" and violating the law. If Chick-fil-A is violating the law by discriminating against gay people, or by firing women so that they can be "stay home" moms, as one woman who is suing Chick-fil-A says in court documents, that's not exercising religious expression or free speech, and that's not a First Amendment issue. It may be, if the court decides, a violation of the law.

Even if you don't support same-sex marriage, do you want to support a company that might fire women to force them to be "stay home" moms against their will?

There are plenty of good restaurants that are happy to work hard for your hard-earned dollar. Why support a company that is working so hard to deny people their rights?

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Thanks for the read. Comments are always welcome.

Have a Blessed Day,


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Jonathan Edwards August 07, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Thanks for posting this and shedding some light on this issue.
SDR August 08, 2012 at 02:43 PM
A couple of those points have since been discredited, but we get the drift. Where do LGBT fit in God's purpose? Are they also to "glorify God"? Are they also called to "repent"? Repent of what?
reg August 08, 2012 at 07:54 PM
which of those points have been discredited?
Kaye Fox August 17, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Dear SDR and reg, I am very sorry to be so slow in answering. Lisa and I received a knock on our the door of our rental home only to fid out that the owner had now paid the rent for a number of months and the bank had foreclosed on it. In the midst of moving We had to go to Chicago for three days for board meetings. I was recently appointed to The National Advisory Board of the Alzheimer's Association. I had to go a day earlier for video shots and stills for their advertising. Please accept my apologies. Regarding Chick-fil-A I have not heard of any of the points being discredited., but then I have been going in a number of different directions. SDR, the second part of your question series I that would be more appropriate to answer in my blog, which I will do. Ok? I know both of you have been lively discussion on a different sight. I too have posed some comments there.


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