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(News 8 Austin)   Employee fired from Chick-fil-A for refusing to pray to Jesus. Lawsuit ensues   ( divider line
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2002-10-22 01:33:22 PM  
Waffle fries make the baby Jesus cry!
2002-10-22 01:34:47 PM  
Haha, this should be good.
2002-10-22 01:35:39 PM  
Glad I've never gone there. . . . certainly won't go now.
2002-10-22 01:35:41 PM  
Eat more Jesus!!!
2002-10-22 01:35:46 PM  
I'd sue it!
2002-10-22 01:35:49 PM  
wonder if a flame war will ensue
2002-10-22 01:35:54 PM  
I see Boeing 747's headed towards the KFC here...damn muslims.
2002-10-22 01:35:54 PM  
You too can praise Jesus by eating as many of the beasts of the earth, on a bun, liberally slathered with mayonnaise.

It's a stupid policy, but I gotta believe that this guy knew what he was getting into when he joined the company.
2002-10-22 01:35:59 PM  
a CHICK cartoon reference in

2002-10-22 01:36:20 PM  
If he doesn't like the kitchen then he should just leave the restaurant. Go work at a company that supports his own religion.

Who would eat unblessed food anyway?
2002-10-22 01:36:23 PM  
i got nothin'.
2002-10-22 01:36:34 PM  
good for him!!
2002-10-22 01:36:40 PM  
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2002-10-22 01:37:04 PM  
Become a McManager instead. Problem solved.
2002-10-22 01:37:05 PM  
I went to the summer camp owned by Truit Cathy (sp?) and it was disturbing even to me at age 10. We had to go to chapel on Sunday and chant that God was first, others are second and I am third.

This was 18 years ago and it still gives me the willies.
2002-10-22 01:37:10 PM  
2002-10-22 01:37:25 PM  

Eat Mor Muslims !!

Oh yea and flame on !

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2002-10-22 01:37:31 PM  
"Dear Lord, we beseech thee, help along these diciples in Christ, as we spread thy gracious word through over-priced, over-processed food products. In thy name, we ask that you guide us as we work to improve our profit margins, and cut expenses to improve the overall bottom line. Amen."
2002-10-22 01:37:32 PM  
Remember folks, it isn't really fundamentalism as long as it's CHRISTIAN fundamentalism.

(because we know the TRUTH)
2002-10-22 01:37:40 PM  
catholic priest fired for not praying to allah at burger king.
2002-10-22 01:37:52 PM  
Two men say they're Jesus,
One of them must be wrong...

-Dire Straits
2002-10-22 01:38:22 PM  
Before the flamewar starts, I'd just like to ask... why would you even apply to a store whose "corporate purpose" is to "glorify God" if you didn't believe in that stuff? It's not like there aren't dozens of "normal" chains that are always hiring.
2002-10-22 01:38:35 PM  

Always wonder if these "Crispie" franchises(Blockbuster, Domino's) understand the meaning of the commandment-

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's cow

2002-10-22 01:38:36 PM  
Awesome, farkwicket!!!!
2002-10-22 01:38:54 PM  
Welcome to Christian Corporate America Aziz Latif.
(somebody check his work visa)
2002-10-22 01:39:03 PM  
All previous cries of "Oh, Jesus" now known not to be prayers from the assistant manager, merely a call to the night fry cook Jesus de la Cruz.
2002-10-22 01:39:11 PM  
Ok I am staying away from anything even related to the word Chick......come to think of it Chick tracts....Chick-fil-A....there must be a connection.......HAW HAW HAW

(I am the bad guy in all the Chick tracts really I am)
2002-10-22 01:41:12 PM  

"The lawsuit filed Monday said that an evaluation prepared a week before his firing praised Latif as a "great manager" who knew the "operation side of the business very well.""

Said the Chick-Fil-A spokesman, "Um, that evaluation... is a metaphor... allegory... for his dismal performance. Somehow."
2002-10-22 01:41:12 PM  
Hero tag might be appropriate here...maybe we can make one of those real american heroes jingles for him.
2002-10-22 01:41:12 PM  
The ad campaigns with the cows begging for their lives was always pretty creepy too.
And chickens are filthy critters - they eat their own poop for chrissakes!
2002-10-22 01:41:13 PM  
I hope he wins a BIG settlement.
2002-10-22 01:41:13 PM  
Flamewar in 3..2..1
*pulls up chair
*grabs popcorn
someone summon Bevets
Xians surrender
hilarity ensues
Jesus real name was Samuel Clemons
In 5oviet Russia Jesus fires you

This will probably sum up the first 40 or more comments
2002-10-22 01:41:13 PM  
Go Chicker!

any Chick-fil-A Farkers out there?

I worked for them for 2 years-
2002-10-22 01:41:44 PM  
That was awesome, Farkwicket

Of course, I believe in religious freedom, as well as voting with my dollar... and Chick-Fil-A has been voted off the island.
2002-10-22 01:41:57 PM  
okay, first......i like the place, yummy food.

2nd, it is stupid to 'force' someone to pray. let them just sit out, whatever, even if it is a Christian establishment.

being a Christian myself, this was a dumb move. GRRrrrr, ARG at them.

anyways. "utterbastard" we are to put God first, and love others like ourselves and sacrafice for other's well being, so it isn't "that far out". the stuff in the world also gives me the willies.
2002-10-22 01:42:08 PM  
Chickfila sandwiches are good. Too bad they aren't open on Sundays because they are fundies.
2002-10-22 01:42:24 PM  
being a Christian myself I hate it when other so called loving Christians only "love" other Christians, and I am sick and tired of hearing in the news about another asshat Christian cramming his/her beliefs down some poor non-Christians pie-hole. I don't remember anywhere in the bible or anyother religious text that states "Non-Christians sux" if I am mistake please correct me with the passage/book and I will apologize and start hitting all non-Christians.
2002-10-22 01:42:37 PM  
Damn, Farwicket already ha sa great photoshop done before my 1 liner even gets posted!! Great PS though. This thread is going to get crowded quickyly...
2002-10-22 01:42:42 PM  
Working for Chic Fil A? I 'd pray to any God to get me the hell out of there!
2002-10-22 01:42:46 PM  
Our Chicken, who art in the pen, hallowed be thy egg. Thy unhatched egg come, thy will be laid, on earth as well as in the hay. Give us this day, to eat lots of chicken, as we lead those to eat less cows. Forgive those who cut in line and let us resume service to those that were cut in front of. Lead us not into temptation to cheese cake, but deliver us from that crazy arse chicken-hawk. For yours is the most prolific chicken kingdom, the power of your deep fryer, and the glory of your chicken nuggets, forever, and ever, except Sunday, Amen.

I'm on the highway to hell.
2002-10-22 01:43:30 PM  
The food is SO good though.
2002-10-22 01:44:03 PM  
ah hell. As much as I'd love to jump on them for religious discrimination, if this is the stated goal of the company, and the potential employees know before going in the door, this guy should suck it up. Go work somewhere else, like that godless Brown's Chicken or something.
2002-10-22 01:44:03 PM  
Incredibly stupid. I hope he takes Chick-Fil-A for a couple million in damages. I'm not normally one to support lawsuits, but this guy's rights really have been violated.
2002-10-22 01:44:11 PM  
Doesn't Chick-Fil-A have bible verses in small print on the bottom of the cups and bags? Maybe I'm thinking of another Christian fast food franchise... In-n-Out Burger, maybe? No, that doesn't sound very Christian. I think it's Chick-Fil-A.
2002-10-22 01:44:43 PM  
Chick-Fil-A bugs the crap out of me. I mean, as a devout, unrepentant atheist, ANY sanctimonious slug who wears their religion on their sleeve as a presumed badge of superiority bugs the crap out of me. And Chick-Fil-A has always been one of THOSE. Haven't they ever heard of the First Amendment? True, that covers government only and not private business, but that's why we have anti-discrimination employment law.

But there's another reason they bug me. Any corporation that flogs their relationship with Jeebus like they've got some kind of inside righteous line is typically one I avoid like the plague. But has anyone ever HAD a Chick-Fil-A sandwich? HOLY SHIAT, those things are incredible! I feel so guilty every time I patronize their establishment...Because I'm essentially lining the pockets of my enemy...But I'm sorry. Their chicken sandwiches kick the Colonel's @$$. Ronald's, too. In fact, I have yet to find a better chicken sandwich anywhere.

DAMN you, Chick-Fil-A! You dastardly, dichotomous, dorks! Damn you and your waffle fries! Your lemonade! Your Chicken Caesar Salad! Damn you straight to hell!

I guess I'll be taking that to go.
2002-10-22 01:44:47 PM  
this is totally and completely off topic (mods feel free to delete)

but as a warning to anyone using AT&T broadband who shares files, I just got a cease and desist from them, threatening to terminate my service for my limited file sharing activities (some mp3s..ooh..ah..amazing).
2002-10-22 01:45:08 PM  
Azpenguin: That was awesome, Farkwicket
Thanks, but it ain't mine. It's linked off Attrition, and I don't know who created it.

Just wanted to make that clear. :)
2002-10-22 01:45:26 PM  
Shouldn't the assistant mgr just call in a sniper siting to get a day off.... Oh, wrong chain/wrong city.
2002-10-22 01:46:28 PM  
For all of those who say the likes of "Why would he work there if they glory God..." or "Go work somewhere that promotes Islam"

I hope you suffer the same intolerances everyday of your life. May others ridicule you for who you are and what you believe everyday. May you be isolated and taunted with all of the fear and hatred that humans can muster.

That is all.
2002-10-22 01:46:31 PM  
Farkwicket, that is wonderful -- did you do it or find it somewhere?
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