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2012-07-02 04:14:59 PM
Guess I'll never eat at Chick-Fil-A again.
 
2012-07-02 04:18:06 PM
Do they own anything else, so I can avoid giving that establishment any of my money?

/Never once eaten at a hippocrite-fil-a
 
2012-07-02 04:18:47 PM
I don't know why this should surprise anyone. The company has always been very open about their religious connections (closed on Sunday, etc.), and has been very consistent with that. They have openly supported anti-gay groups before.
 
2012-07-02 04:19:17 PM

AirForceVet: Guess I'll never eat at Chick-Fil-A again.


This. I was willing to give them the benefit of a doubt the first time, but now? Hell no.
 
2012-07-02 04:19:59 PM
 
2012-07-02 04:20:04 PM

kid_icarus: I don't know why this should surprise anyone. The company has always been very open about their religious connections (closed on Sunday, etc.), and has been very consistent with that. They have openly supported anti-gay groups before.


fwiw, just about every business used to be closed on Sundays - from groceries to gas stations.
 
2012-07-02 04:20:53 PM

kid_icarus: I don't know why this should surprise anyone. The company has always been very open about their religious connections (closed on Sunday, etc.), and has been very consistent with that. They have openly supported anti-gay groups before.


In-n-Out has a religious thing going, too. Haven't heard anything about them donating or supporting anti-gay initiatives, but I wonder...
 
2012-07-02 04:23:41 PM

serial_crusher: I can't remember. Are we supposed to be boycotting companies whose moral positions we disagree with or not?


You're more than welcome to boycott any company you want for any reason you want. Ain't America grand?
 
2012-07-02 04:24:27 PM
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2012-07-02 04:25:12 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: kid_icarus: I don't know why this should surprise anyone. The company has always been very open about their religious connections (closed on Sunday, etc.), and has been very consistent with that. They have openly supported anti-gay groups before.

In-n-Out has a religious thing going, too. Haven't heard anything about them donating or supporting anti-gay initiatives, but I wonder...


*shrug* it isn't necessarily a given (there are more progressive, liberal branches of Christianity), but generally speaking, if they are connected to religion in the US it's most likely fundamentalism and you can pretty much guess where their support goes.
 
2012-07-02 04:28:13 PM
Goddammit, why does their chicken and waffle fries have to be so tasty? Farking assholes.
 
2012-07-02 04:29:35 PM
And yet, still delicious!
 
2012-07-02 04:38:15 PM
And around here, there's so many cars in line for the drive thru they either snake around the place twice or block traffic. For hours. They know who they cater to.

/ doesn't eat there
 
2012-07-02 04:38:53 PM

Mugato: Goddammit, why does their chicken and waffle fries have to be so tasty? Farking assholes.


Have you had the milkshakes or ice dream cones? Also, spicy chicken breakfast burrito.
 
2012-07-02 04:41:13 PM

question_dj: Mugato: Goddammit, why does their chicken and waffle fries have to be so tasty? Farking assholes.

Have you had the milkshakes or ice dream cones? Also, spicy chicken breakfast burrito.


I mostly get the nuggets and the sandwiches, minus the Jesus Pickle.
 
2012-07-02 04:48:10 PM
I've never eaten there, probably never will. I don't like their politics, but I don't really like chicken much either.
 
2012-07-02 05:00:18 PM
There's only a couple here in Massachusetts. So by the time I get back to one of their stores, I will have forgotten this and yet the food will still taste as good. Sucks, doesn't it?
 
2012-07-02 05:06:10 PM

kid_icarus: I don't know why this should surprise anyone. The company has always been very open about their religious connections (closed on Sunday, etc.), and has been very consistent with that. They have openly supported anti-gay groups before.


It doesn't surprise me. It just saddens and disgusts me that a company would actively promote bigotry against a segment of Americans.
 
2012-07-02 05:13:21 PM

Mugato: I mostly get the nuggets and the sandwiches, minus the Jesus Pickle.


That must be why they never run out of extra pickles to put on my spicy chicken. Seriously, I would love to support the idea of giving them no more of my money, but I just can't. I have a problem.
 
2012-07-02 05:28:38 PM
I vote with my dollars, but my stomach rigs the elections.
 
2012-07-02 05:31:13 PM
I haven't eaten at chik-fil-a for years because of the politics they support. I get shiat from people all the time about it. "Like they miss your $10." Well if a million people did it they would sure notice.

It is my grandfather's favorite place to eat and one of only 4 choices at my university's food court. Ugh.
 
2012-07-02 05:34:36 PM

Gwendolyn: I haven't eaten at chik-fil-a for years because of the politics they support. I get shiat from people all the time about it. "Like they miss your $10." Well if a million people did it they would sure notice.

It is my grandfather's favorite place to eat and one of only 4 choices at my university's food court. Ugh.


I'm sure they don't miss my occasional $30 (if I take the kids), but I feel better, and the kids see me making a stand, however weak, for what I feel is right.
 
2012-07-02 05:38:29 PM

violentsalvation: but I don't really like chicken much either.


www.theamericanbookofthedead.com
 
2012-07-02 05:56:36 PM
It bums me out & it bums out the Spawn too, but I can't do it in good conscience. I told Spawn, "When they quit being jerks, we can go back, but not until then." Sucks too because I actually do really like their chicken. Their delicious golden Jesus chicken, straight from heaven.....
 
2012-07-02 06:05:53 PM
Once again, their new slogan now makes sense...

i1151.photobucket.com

/I can't wait until a couple of the old dumbass founders retire or die off, and the company winds up being sold to some big conglomerate that opens the place up on Sundays and gives money to GLAAD.
 
2012-07-02 06:06:43 PM

Aarontology: violentsalvation: but I don't really like chicken much either.

[www.theamericanbookofthedead.com image 625x340]


My dog and I are right-to-steak advocates.
 
2012-07-02 06:08:36 PM
Don't care, will still kill for their waffle fries.

I'm sure all you moral high road people don't buy anything from corporations that do things you disagree with.
Difficulty: ALL corporations do things you disagree with.
So I assume you all are starving, walking around naked, and own nothing.
 
2012-07-02 06:14:41 PM

Di Atribe: It bums me out & it bums out the Spawn too, but I can't do it in good conscience. I told Spawn, "When they quit being jerks, we can go back, but not until then." Sucks too because I actually do really like their chicken. Their delicious golden Jesus chicken, straight from heaven.....


As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.
 
2012-07-02 06:17:59 PM

GAT_00: As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.


This is true. And like was stated above you, eventually there will come a time when a company that you love will do something you hate. You can try all you want, but if someone's going to do something you don't like, you're not going to stop them. All you can do is do what you know to be right and let them face the karma.
 
2012-07-02 06:20:51 PM

GAT_00: Di Atribe: It bums me out & it bums out the Spawn too, but I can't do it in good conscience. I told Spawn, "When they quit being jerks, we can go back, but not until then." Sucks too because I actually do really like their chicken. Their delicious golden Jesus chicken, straight from heaven.....

As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.


AND EVERYONE ELSE WITH A SIMILAR POST...

Do you know any gay people? Would you tell them to their face that your money goes to support anti-gay causes?
 
2012-07-02 06:21:23 PM
I don't patronize establishments that are "Closed on Sunday in Honor of Our Lord"

/Personal decision
//I know it makes no difference to them
///I'm sure a lot of zealots would boycott a place who was "Open on Sundays to Piss Off the Lord"
 
2012-07-02 06:21:51 PM
Ugh, I was hoping that even if they didn't start doing the right thing and advocating equality, they'd at least stop being bigoted jackasses. I can accept neutrality from businesses! Guess this is another year where my family and I don't go there, nor do most of the people we know. A shame, cause I hear their playland structures are nice.
 
2012-07-02 06:22:05 PM

FriarReb98: GAT_00: As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.

This is true. And like was stated above you, eventually there will come a time when a company that you love will do something you hate. You can try all you want, but if someone's going to do something you don't like, you're not going to stop them. All you can do is do what you know to be right and let them face the karma.


All companies are going to screw you. If they haven't yet, they will at some point. This is a universal truth. Companies and their CEOs are your enemy.
 
2012-07-02 06:22:13 PM
There are no Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Las Vegas because the churchy nuts feel that this is a sinful city and so don't want to open up here.

I went to college at Emory in Atlanta and had many a meal at CFAs and when traveling always went out of my way to get a Chik-Fil-A with the pickle and put some mayo on it. Now when I travel I drive by them and wish I could have a tasty Chik-Fil-A sandwich but I won't. I can't bring myself to giving $1 to bigots like that. What a horrible organization of hate and intolerance.

By the way, the McDonald's version of the Chick-Fil-A sandwich is not horrible.
 
2012-07-02 06:22:14 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: kid_icarus: I don't know why this should surprise anyone. The company has always been very open about their religious connections (closed on Sunday, etc.), and has been very consistent with that. They have openly supported anti-gay groups before.

fwiw, just about every business used to be closed on Sundays - from groceries to gas stations.


That's because of Blue Laws which were imposed to keep people from being able to do much else other than go to church on Sundays.

CFA now claims that they close on Sundays so that their employees can spend time with their families. However, a couple of decades ago, they used to post signs saying that they were closed on Sundays so that their employees could "worship and spend time with their families." I thought that was interesting, in that it also seemed to indicate that none of their employees were Jewish.
 
2012-07-02 06:22:23 PM

sno man: GAT_00: Di Atribe: It bums me out & it bums out the Spawn too, but I can't do it in good conscience. I told Spawn, "When they quit being jerks, we can go back, but not until then." Sucks too because I actually do really like their chicken. Their delicious golden Jesus chicken, straight from heaven.....

As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.

AND EVERYONE ELSE WITH A SIMILAR POST...

Do you know any gay people? Would you tell them to their face that your money goes to support anti-gay causes?


No. I would make sure I was firmly behind them and giving them a reacharound when I was telling them such a thing.
 
2012-07-02 06:22:45 PM

sno man: GAT_00: Di Atribe: It bums me out & it bums out the Spawn too, but I can't do it in good conscience. I told Spawn, "When they quit being jerks, we can go back, but not until then." Sucks too because I actually do really like their chicken. Their delicious golden Jesus chicken, straight from heaven.....

As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.

AND EVERYONE ELSE WITH A SIMILAR POST...

Do you know any gay people? Would you tell them to their face that your money goes to support anti-gay causes?


I know gay people that eat Chick-Fil-A.
 
2012-07-02 06:24:09 PM

FirstNationalBastard: sno man: GAT_00: Di Atribe: It bums me out & it bums out the Spawn too, but I can't do it in good conscience. I told Spawn, "When they quit being jerks, we can go back, but not until then." Sucks too because I actually do really like their chicken. Their delicious golden Jesus chicken, straight from heaven.....

As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.

AND EVERYONE ELSE WITH A SIMILAR POST...

Do you know any gay people? Would you tell them to their face that your money goes to support anti-gay causes?

No. I would make sure I was firmly behind them and giving them a reacharound when I was telling them such a thing.


okay that gets a funny.
 
2012-07-02 06:24:37 PM

Walker: Don't care, will still kill for their waffle fries.

I'm sure all you moral high road people don't buy anything from corporations that do things you disagree with.
Difficulty: ALL corporations do things you disagree with.
So I assume you all are starving, walking around naked, and own nothing.


So, vote Republican?

Actually, you're incorrect with your black/white logic. Your claim that all corporations do things I disagree with is untrue and unsubstantiated. Some corporations do. Most don't.

Just because I'm a Democrat doesn't make me anti-business.

And Chick-Fil-A waffle fries aren't that great either, IMHO.
 
2012-07-02 06:31:54 PM
I said it back in the oreo thread.

Businesses, could you stay the hell out of social politics? Is it too much to ask that the country not devolve into a house to house battle in the culture war? Can't I have my chick fil a and oreos in peace???
 
2012-07-02 06:32:03 PM
I got a free year of Chick-Fil-a back in college. We just had to be the first 100 people in line. My roommate was 97, I was 98 and my other buddy was 99. Talk about the best prize for a college student ever!

We went so much we invented out own game:

When you go to Chick-Fil-A and say "Thank you" they are required to say "My pleasure" (Can't be 'thanks' or 'thank ya' or anything but 'Thank you'). Anyway, our goal was to see how many times we could get one person to say "My pleasure." The record right now is 8 by my old roommate. It went like this:

Roommate: Hello!
Employee: Hello sir, good morning.
Roommate: Good morning to you too, thank you!
Employee: My pleasure (1)
Roommate: Lets see, I'll take the Number 1, thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (2)
Roommate: Actually, I'll take the Number 2. Sorry for the mix-up you're very helpful, thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (3). Anything else?
Roommate: A large coffee please. And two creamers with that. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (4).
Roommate: That will be all. Once again, sorry for the mixup. Thank you very much for helping.
Employee: My pleasure (5). Your order will be ~$5.
Roommate: Sounds good. Here is my card ("accidentally" drops card). My bad, can you grab that?
Employee: *picks up card and swipes*
Roommate: Oh! You got it. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (6).
Roommate: Could you toss in some extra napkins? I'm very messy.
Employee: Sure. *puts in extra napkins*
Roommate: That's perfect. Thank you!
Employee: My pleasure (7).
Roommate: You know, you people are really courteous around here. I'd just really like to say, no one treats each other nicely anymore. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (8).
 
2012-07-02 06:34:48 PM
God damn it. I like their chicken biscuits, and now I can't eat the motherfarkers.
 
2012-07-02 06:35:07 PM
I love the taste, but hate the politics, too. This happens from time to time with different establishments.
I go online to find and prepare secret recipes that, for the most part, taste identical to those found at your contemptible eateries.
 
2012-07-02 06:37:40 PM

GAT_00: sno man: GAT_00: Di Atribe: It bums me out & it bums out the Spawn too, but I can't do it in good conscience. I told Spawn, "When they quit being jerks, we can go back, but not until then." Sucks too because I actually do really like their chicken. Their delicious golden Jesus chicken, straight from heaven.....

As I figure it, they're going to spend the money no matter what. I might as well enjoy their food.

AND EVERYONE ELSE WITH A SIMILAR POST...

Do you know any gay people? Would you tell them to their face that your money goes to support anti-gay causes?

I know gay people that eat Chick-Fil-A.


My gay uncle and all his friends buy about 6 of those party trays and 5 gallons of that tea every single family gathering (about 6 a year).
 
2012-07-02 06:43:01 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: I got a free year of Chick-Fil-a back in college. We just had to be the first 100 people in line. My roommate was 97, I was 98 and my other buddy was 99. Talk about the best prize for a college student ever!

We went so much we invented out own game:

When you go to Chick-Fil-A and say "Thank you" they are required to say "My pleasure" (Can't be 'thanks' or 'thank ya' or anything but 'Thank you'). Anyway, our goal was to see how many times we could get one person to say "My pleasure." The record right now is 8 by my old roommate. It went like this:

Roommate: Hello!
Employee: Hello sir, good morning.
Roommate: Good morning to you too, thank you!
Employee: My pleasure (1)
Roommate: Lets see, I'll take the Number 1, thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (2)
Roommate: Actually, I'll take the Number 2. Sorry for the mix-up you're very helpful, thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (3). Anything else?
Roommate: A large coffee please. And two creamers with that. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (4).
Roommate: That will be all. Once again, sorry for the mixup. Thank you very much for helping.
Employee: My pleasure (5). Your order will be ~$5.
Roommate: Sounds good. Here is my card ("accidentally" drops card). My bad, can you grab that?
Employee: *picks up card and swipes*
Roommate: Oh! You got it. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (6).
Roommate: Could you toss in some extra napkins? I'm very messy.
Employee: Sure. *puts in extra napkins*
Roommate: That's perfect. Thank you!
Employee: My pleasure (7).
Roommate: You know, you people are really courteous around here. I'd just really like to say, no one treats each other nicely anymore. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure, chickenfarker! (8).


FTF my self enjoyment
 
2012-07-02 06:44:37 PM
wait, I thought we all hated people for boycotting Oreos because they didn't agree with their position?
now we're supposed to boycott Chik-fil-a for the same thing?

That's it! I'll only eat at Chik-fil-a on Sundays!
 
2012-07-02 06:45:09 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: I got a free year of Chick-Fil-a back in college. We just had to be the first 100 people in line. My roommate was 97, I was 98 and my other buddy was 99. Talk about the best prize for a college student ever!

We went so much we invented out own game:

When you go to Chick-Fil-A and say "Thank you" they are required to say "My pleasure" (Can't be 'thanks' or 'thank ya' or anything but 'Thank you'). Anyway, our goal was to see how many times we could get one person to say "My pleasure." The record right now is 8 by my old roommate. It went like this:

Roommate: Hello!
Employee: Hello sir, good morning.
Roommate: Good morning to you too, thank you!
Employee: My pleasure (1)
Roommate: Lets see, I'll take the Number 1, thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (2)
Roommate: Actually, I'll take the Number 2. Sorry for the mix-up you're very helpful, thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (3). Anything else?
Roommate: A large coffee please. And two creamers with that. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (4).
Roommate: That will be all. Once again, sorry for the mixup. Thank you very much for helping.
Employee: My pleasure (5). Your order will be ~$5.
Roommate: Sounds good. Here is my card ("accidentally" drops card). My bad, can you grab that?
Employee: *picks up card and swipes*
Roommate: Oh! You got it. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (6).
Roommate: Could you toss in some extra napkins? I'm very messy.
Employee: Sure. *puts in extra napkins*
Roommate: That's perfect. Thank you!
Employee: My pleasure (7).
Roommate: You know, you people are really courteous around here. I'd just really like to say, no one treats each other nicely anymore. Thank you.
Employee: My pleasure (8).


I've always wondered about contests like that. What were the terms? Once a week? Dollar limit?

/not that fat
 
2012-07-02 06:49:19 PM
A company wasting their money on something that will go away in a few years. Meh. I'm not going to boycott a company for their retarded views unless it specifically goes against what they're marketing to us (see Susan G. Komen). I'd end up having to boycott almost every family get-together in that case.
 
2012-07-02 06:49:27 PM
Lying article is lying.

Of the 2 million, $1.7million went to Fellowship of Christian Athletes, (which does no advocacy on gay issues), something called Marriage CoMission (the words "gay," "homosexual," and "same-sex" yield zero results in searches), and the National Christian Foundation (same). They have nothing to do with being anti-gay, any more than eating Ben and Jerrys makes you anti-Asian.

The big evil ones (FotF, Exodus, etc) received about 1% of the total.

Pick your battles, moral crusaders.

http://www.bgnews.com/forum/chick-fil-a-decision-was-hasty/article_f7 f 7707a-6104-11e1-997f-0019bb2963f4.html
 
2012-07-02 06:49:29 PM
Their food may be good . . .

but it isn't fabulous.
 
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