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2012-07-25 03:43:45 PM
11 votes:
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fark Chick-fil-A.
2012-07-25 01:31:33 PM
7 votes:
I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.
2012-07-25 08:48:16 PM
5 votes:
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2012-07-25 05:24:23 PM
5 votes:
So, here is my idea. Instead of just boycotting CFA, seek them out when on road trips and you need a bathroom break. Then leave without buying anything.

I know it isn't much, but if they are going to fund hate groups, I'm going to use their water and paper towels for free. Now if I can just get a few thousand more people to do this, it will slowly eat into their profit margins, which is really the biggest concern of the business I'm sure.

/I know it is pennies, but I gotta poop somewhere, so why not stink up a CFA for freedom
2012-07-25 04:11:05 PM
5 votes:

mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.


You do realize they give real money to real organizations that deny many of us in the LGBTQ community our rights, don't you? Every time you buy one of their products you are literally funding hate groups. Not even using hyperbole here. I am gay and currently denied some 1100 civil rights and liberties guaranteed under the Constitution due to bigoted policies and politics. Please don't support organizations that keep me a second class citizen.
2012-07-25 02:04:00 PM
5 votes:

mysticcat: scottydoesntknow: mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.

Nothing like stuffing your face with mediocre chicken while simultaneously supporting hate groups!

James!: mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.

At least you know when the chips are down a chicken sandwich is more important than taking a moral stand.

Fight Eat on, proud America.

I'd be really careful about self-righteous moral consumerism. That's a very deep rabbit hole.

I'm amused by the rising hissy-fit fervor of both sides as each tries to one-up the other on attaching a moral value judgement to a friggin chicken sandwich. It's absurd.

FWIW-I'm a pro-gay marriage (except during lunch) liberal episcopalian, so I'm sure Stuart Cathey thinks I'm going to suffer eternal torment, too.


FTFY

Like you said, it's just a "frigging chicken sandwich". Yet you would rather support a group that financially supports hate groups than forego that "friggin chicken sandwich".
2012-07-25 05:11:10 PM
4 votes:
The next time I eat at Chick-fil-A will be on a Sunday.
2012-07-25 04:32:33 PM
4 votes:

mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.


Those of us who have values that aren't so cheap will do just fine without.

Enjoy.
2012-07-25 04:04:56 PM
4 votes:
As if a fight over gay rights between Muppets and a fast food place wasn't ridiculous enough, we've added fake facebook accounts, poor PR and ex-Presidential candidates into the mix.

The DERPCON alert is at Maroon.
2012-07-25 01:36:02 PM
4 votes:

James!: Isn't lying worse than gay marriage? I mean God thought it was important enough to come down himself and tell us that one.

//as far as the story goes.


"What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church ... a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them." ~Martin Luther.

It's OK to lie if you're really religious. You see, to the fundamentalists and the religious extremists, the rules really only apply to other people. It's just fine for them to lie, cheat, steal, snort crank off the glans of a lubed up rent-boy, etc. It's just not OK for anyone else to do so.

Chick-fil-A and the rest of the religious whackos are much more prone to act like Martin Luther than to act like Jesus.
2012-07-25 01:24:09 PM
4 votes:

mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.


At least you know when the chips are down a chicken sandwich is more important than taking a moral stand.

Fight Eat on, proud America.
2012-07-25 08:28:06 PM
3 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: czetie: /Capitalism has consequences.

You mean like the consequences of companies shipping their manufacturing to third world countries where workers toil in poor conditions and are paid a pittance, all so they can maximize profits? I bet you never even consider what you're supporting by just owning a computer.

The world isn't black and white.


The plight of miners in the third world does not excuse Chick-fil-A's bigotry. And while the world isn't black and white, bigotry is. Bigotry serves no useful purpose.
2012-07-25 08:10:53 PM
3 votes:

quantum_jellyroll: Sounds like an echo chamber in here.
Imagine someone holding an opinion contrary to what the mob thinks.

[reneau.smugmug.com image 600x600]


And Negroids are Mud People, amirite?

/yes, being anti-gay is the same as being racist
2012-07-25 07:04:19 PM
3 votes:
As a person who laughs while eating salad I am deeply offended by the actions of Chik-Fil-A and will no longer laugh at their salads.
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2012-07-25 06:35:39 PM
3 votes:
This is not somebody quietly excercising their freedom of opinion. This is a company that loudly trumpets it's political activities as part of there marketing efforts to reach out to the lowest common denominator (the fat, sorry trailer-trash that eats their garbage food).
This is all perfectly fine - but I don't have any obligation to spend my money there, and won't. I can do that for any reason I wish, or for no reason, and don't feel obligated to answer to anyone about it. Does anybody really have a problem with that, or think it's any of their business?
2012-07-25 05:32:08 PM
3 votes:

violentsalvation: James!: mysticcat: scottydoesntknow: mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.

Nothing like stuffing your face with mediocre chicken while simultaneously supporting hate groups!

James!: mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.

At least you know when the chips are down a chicken sandwich is more important than taking a moral stand.

Fight Eat on, proud America.

I'd be really careful about self-righteous moral consumerism. That's a very deep rabbit hole.

I'm amused by the rising hissy-fit fervor of both sides as each tries to one-up the other on attaching a moral value judgement to a friggin chicken sandwich. It's absurd.

FWIW-I'm a pro-gay marriage liberal episcopalian, so I'm sure Stuart Cathey thinks I'm going to suffer eternal torment, too.

Yeah, it's a chicken sandwich whose powers of attraction cause you to fund causes opposed to your beliefs. Don't worry about what happens with that money, you were hungry.

So what other businesses are you boycotting because you just realized they have taken a position that conflicts with your morals? Or should I ask, which businesses aren't you boycotting? I don't have chick-fil-a in my town so it has never really come up, I try to avoid wal-mart but that isn't always possible.


It's not possible to avoid Walmart? Why? Do they hunt you down and corner you, forcibly take your money, and then give you some cheap Chinese-made crap? Of course you can avoid them. You *choose* not to. Just man up and be honest about it. You're not an evil person for it or anything. But it is kind of jerky to make excuses instead of be honest.

As for who's boycotting who and why, this came up several times in the earlier CFA thread, and I'm still not sure if the people saying it are bullshiatting, making excuses, or honestly don't get it. Look, here's how it works: No sane person sits down and researches the habits of every damn company out there they might do business with. That way lies madness. But what conscientious people do do is pay attention to the news. If they hear that some company is doing something they might *personally* object to, they may make a mental note of it, which might affect their consumer behaviour later on. This is a personal choice, though: If you don't care about what someone else cares about, that's your choice, as a consumer free to make their own decisions. People boycotting CFA may or may not hope the company founders for it (which is very unlikely, I think), but at least don't want to feel like they're personally contributing to things they object to. That's their personal choice, no one else's, and it's part of how our modern consumer culture works. Companies want to contribute to politics, organisations, or causes, fine; consumers can choose whether or not to contribute to businesses based on that. I happen to think it's a very good system. But it's not about trying to figure out what every damn company is doing with their money. It's just about paying attention and being aware what a given company may be doing if you happen to hear something about it, that's all. I would have thought this obvious, but it's apparently not.
2012-07-25 05:25:27 PM
3 votes:

PoochUMD:
Chick Fil A are all franchises. So outside of money made selling frozen fries and chicken breasts to the restaurants, I don't think much of your money makes it out of the actual restaurant. But if you decide to spend your money elsewhere, is there any restaurants that employee 100% of people who don't give money to catholic churches or other religious organizations that don't believe homosexuals should get married?


You've never looked into getting one of their franchises. They are cheap to get ($5,000) but there's so many people trying to get one that the odds you get it are way low. Along the lines of 75 new licenses per year out of over 10,000 applications. And with that comes strict stipulations. Such as the corporation chooses where it goes. If it's not where you want to be then too bad. You can't be trying to do anything else besides run the restaurant. You can't have more than one and try to incorporate them.

Plus 15% of gross sales AND 50% of the profits go back to the corporation. So yeah, half of all cleared profit goes back on top of the food costs. This is unlike other franchises where only a small amount goes back to cover mainly corporate advertising. Their franchise rules are the worst out there.

Sources are here (franchise reviews) and here (CFA's website)
2012-07-25 05:14:12 PM
3 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: sisterinarms: I wouldn't get a sammich from a place who donates directly to the KKK.

I wouldn't get a sammich from a place that donates directly to Westboro.

Would you?

So you ask every business person who you do business with where they spend your money to make sure it conforms with your views? You also choose not to buy any product which was made overseas without first confirming that their working conditions are to your satisfaction?


I'm betting he doesn't. I don't either. But if their CEO went on the news and said how proud they are to support Westboro's traditional family values, you bet your ass I'd stop eating there.

Ignorant is one thing. Willfully ignorant is another.
2012-07-25 05:05:02 PM
3 votes:

victrin: mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.

You do realize they give real money to real organizations that deny many of us in the LGBTQ community our rights, don't you? Every time you buy one of their products you are literally funding hate groups. Not even using hyperbole here. I am gay and currently denied some 1100 civil rights and liberties guaranteed under the Constitution due to bigoted policies and politics. Please don't support organizations that keep me a second class citizen.



Maybe I should give up the chicken sandwich because CFA is doing it wrong, in that
they are not taking an interest on a personal level with those that do not have the same beliefs as they do.

I missed the part of the Bible that told us how the kingdom of God is glorified by
legislating morality. My question to CFA, and other Christians and Christian based groups)
what does this accomplish? Will making it illegal for gays to marry show them how
God loves them? Does being associated with a "hate group" further the kingdom?

What do I think the church (and these christian based groups) do to reverse the damage
that's been done to the religion?
1. stop being a goob. really. Make an effort to get to know your neighbors that
do not have the same beliefs and/or values as you. You'll find out that you both
have more in common than either of you realize.
2. Stop with those big churches and "building campaigns". There are hungry women, children,
and widows in your community. Remember, care for the widows and orphans. Not build
sprawling chruch campuses and ever larger buildings.
3. Remember, every person you meet does not have to go away "saved". would be nice, but
it's not going to happen. Were you "saved" the first time someone told you? Your job is not "saving" people. It's showing love and compassion
of our Lord. If the opportunity arises, and it will if you are being genuine, you'll have
plenty of time to share. Remember, less is more sometimes.

In other words, victrin, I believe you should have the same rights and opportunity as I.
Legislating morality fails on all levels. It fails the religion and belief system that
initiated the legislation, and it fails you because of your limited civil rights with
the government telling you who you can and cannot marry.
2012-07-25 04:15:16 PM
3 votes:
Reason I don't give the chicken people my money. #1 they can't spell. Look at their signs & advertising. #2 They support child abuse

I buy a sammich, money goes to Exodus International, Exodus tries to "cure" a gay kid by shock therapy, or any number of harmful gay away tactics as described by those who have made it out alive. Some don't.

No thanks. I don't want your child abuse sammich.

They can be anti-gay. They can be xtians. Whatever. If the money starts going from my pocket directly to hate groups that inflict physical & emotional pain on people, children mostly....um, yeah, keep your stupid sammich.

I wouldn't get a sammich from a place who donates directly to the KKK.

I wouldn't get a sammich from a place that donates directly to Westboro.

Would you?
2012-07-25 04:01:21 PM
3 votes:
Again.. this is another case of

A) Successful white christian business people trying to play the oppressed minority.
B) A situation that could have been avoided if your marketing department had at least one farker in the 20-30 demographic.
2012-07-25 03:37:18 PM
3 votes:
First, if you're trying to stem the PR nightmare caused by your homophobia, using a fraudulent Facebook account and lying on it won't help, especially if you're caught at it on your (apparent) first attempt.

Second, if you think using a fraudulent Facebook account and lying on it is a valid PR strategy in any situation, well, you're an idiot - which, of course, probably explains the homophobia in the first place.
2012-07-25 03:17:21 PM
3 votes:

James!: Noctusxx: What is so special about these sandwiches? I live in the Pac NW and have never even heard of this place till all this silliness.

The same reason anyone likes any fast food. It's loaded up with salt. People mistake salt for flavor.


Seriously. I've always found their food sub-par. They could make Jane Lynch their CEO, I'm still not eating there.
2012-07-25 01:48:23 PM
3 votes:

mysticcat: scottydoesntknow: mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.

Nothing like stuffing your face with mediocre chicken while simultaneously supporting hate groups!

James!: mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.

At least you know when the chips are down a chicken sandwich is more important than taking a moral stand.

Fight Eat on, proud America.

I'd be really careful about self-righteous moral consumerism. That's a very deep rabbit hole.

I'm amused by the rising hissy-fit fervor of both sides as each tries to one-up the other on attaching a moral value judgement to a friggin chicken sandwich. It's absurd.

FWIW-I'm a pro-gay marriage liberal episcopalian, so I'm sure Stuart Cathey thinks I'm going to suffer eternal torment, too.


Yeah, it's a chicken sandwich whose powers of attraction cause you to fund causes opposed to your beliefs. Don't worry about what happens with that money, you were hungry.
2012-07-25 01:23:32 PM
3 votes:

mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.


Nothing like stuffing your face with mediocre chicken while simultaneously supporting hate groups!
2012-07-25 01:14:11 PM
3 votes:
Isn't lying worse than gay marriage? I mean God thought it was important enough to come down himself and tell us that one.

//as far as the story goes.
2012-07-26 11:57:47 AM
2 votes:
Pickle Juice Taints!
2012-07-25 11:56:44 PM
2 votes:

pregerstheHobo: I read the entire thread and I'm still curious. How does chikfila think they can win in a PR battle against one of America's most beloved institutions, the Muppets?

Since the late 60's, those furry farkers have taught us all about love, acceptance, and understanding. Even bigots raised on the puppets are stopped in their tracks when reminded of the words of the Sesame Street characters.

Is this corporation seriously so stupid to think that they can win this? The generation that watched the golden age of PBS will always side with their childhood friends.

Hell, I'm an atheistic alcoholic that lost all hope in humanity long ago and I keep a Mr. Rogers quote calendar on my desk.

/still don't understand the logic
//I know! We'll make Americans hate the Muppets! Then we'll stilll be able to hate the f***ots and still sell shiat loadds of chickin!
///I think I just wrote the plot to the new Muppets movie


They're not. Henson's Muppets are no longer of the body as far as they're concerned. They don't care if every single Muppet fan in the country boycotts them. From their perspective, it's not about the money, it's about being morally superior. Hence, the donations to various groups that aggressively oppose gay rights, or progressive values in general. They're true believers. I'm sure they'll win some new business from bigots, but that won't make much difference to their bottom line. It's far too early to guess what the loss of gay-friendly business might mean for them, but I wouldn't expect much of an impact, at least in the short term. Ten or twenty years down the road, this might hurt them a lot more, for but for foreseeable future I doubt it will.
2012-07-25 10:20:42 PM
2 votes:

rohar: chewielouie: Sorry, but freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to eat tasty chicken sandwiches and waffle fries trump exaggerated outrage expressed by those who chose a lifestyle that not everyone is willing to accept or embrace as natural, and who also oppose it on moral and religious grounds.

Yes, there is intolerance and bigotry, but it's coming from the left.

shotglasss: Who gives a fark. I'm still going to Chick Fil A every time I want a chicken sammich. It's the best one out there. Although Panera's got a great turkey sammich that works for me too.

Oh you poor bastards in the south, no access to tasty fast food. You do what you will, but it doesn't compare to Zip's.

/oh, and for you smug Seattlites, Dick's isn't Zips.
//Zip's has an awesome chicken sandwich, and the fries are to die for
///and deep fried mushrooms, without the whole child abuse funding


Missouri isn't really the south...that starts in Arkansas. But it appears you are way north of me, so I understand. No biggie.

OTOH, we do have some really good local fast foods. Got a place called Lion's Choice, very good roast beef and turkey sammiches and fast fast fast if you don't go at lunchtime...they're always packed then.
2012-07-25 10:07:18 PM
2 votes:
pocket ninja you're gonna hate to hear this but they soak the chicken in pickle juice so you've been eating pickles the whole time
2012-07-25 09:57:51 PM
2 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: jso2897: You're right, to a point. But I don't think I'd buy a computer that had a sticker on it that said "We abuse our workers, and we're damn proud of it!" It's inpossible to avoid complicity with all evil in a complicated world - but I don't have to give my money to people who treat their assholishness as a prideful selling point. It is, I would remind you, my money - and I can spend it where I want.

I have no problem with you spending your money as you see fit. I just wish people admitted they were involved in this boycott because it made them feel better, not because they're acting under some sort of moral imperative.


What? Why the hell do you think ANYBODY does ANYTHING? It's the things that make us "feel better" that differentiate us as human beings. Some people "feel better" when they kick puppies. Others "feel better" when they stand up for something they think matters. Do you hold the two to be equivalent?
2012-07-25 09:24:46 PM
2 votes:

alowishus: roncofooddehydrator: So you ask every business person who you do business with where they spend your money to make sure it conforms with your views?

If the CEO of Chick-fil-a announced that the restaurant's official policy was that black people should no be allowed to vote, would you still have such a nonchalant view?

It's not just the CEO's personal opinion, he's made it the official policy of the company.


It's not even that it's their policy. It's that they actively prosecute it materially, by donating real money to real groups that are really working against gay rights in this country, for example by really lobbying real congresscritters about real legislation that affects real gay citizens. I don't give a rat's ass what they believe. It's what they DO that irks me.
2012-07-25 09:00:02 PM
2 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: jso2897: You're right, to a point. But I don't think I'd buy a computer that had a sticker on it that said "We abuse our workers, and we're damn proud of it!" It's inpossible to avoid complicity with all evil in a complicated world - but I don't have to give my money to people who treat their assholishness as a prideful selling point. It is, I would remind you, my money - and I can spend it where I want.

I have no problem with you spending your money as you see fit. I just wish people admitted they were involved in this boycott because it made them feel better, not because they're acting under some sort of moral imperative.


You should re-read what you just responded to, and then take a step back from your original argument and see where the problem lies. You're trying to shame us into accepting Chickfila's shiatty stance on gay rights just because none of us are going to drop completely off the grid and live in a field, eating berries to avoid unknowingly supporting ALL of the evil in the world. So let me repost it for you, with a bit of emphasis:

I don't think I'd buy a computer that had a sticker on it that said "We abuse our workers, and we're damn proud of it!" It's inpossible to avoid complicity with all evil in a complicated world - but I don't have to give my money to people who treat their assholishness as a prideful selling point.

Do you see it? Do you see the part where your "You're all just hypocrites because you have an alarm clock" argument stops applying? Because I can make it bolder and biggerer for you. And I agree with him. You are right. To an extent. We ARE being hypocrites. But everyone is, aren't they? Name me one person in the history of man (a real person, not a fake person like Jesus or Superman) that wasn't a hypocrite. HOWEVER. What we CAN do is stick to what our soul tells us is wrong, and refuse to support that which we believe IS wrong. Chickfila played their hand. Unfortunately, they believe in bigotry. I don't.
2012-07-25 08:56:11 PM
2 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: jso2897: You're right, to a point. But I don't think I'd buy a computer that had a sticker on it that said "We abuse our workers, and we're damn proud of it!" It's inpossible to avoid complicity with all evil in a complicated world - but I don't have to give my money to people who treat their assholishness as a prideful selling point. It is, I would remind you, my money - and I can spend it where I want.

I have no problem with you spending your money as you see fit. I just wish people admitted they were involved in this boycott because it made them feel better, not because they're acting under some sort of moral imperative.


Funny thing about that, is that if given a choice on whether to buy a Chinese-made piece of electronics from a slave factory, or buy one from a decent assembly plant where workers are treated well, those of us who stand against Chik-Fil-A would also choose to purchase from the latter factory. Sometimes the choice isn't ours to make.

And yes, electronics are a requirement for the vast majority of us. My job alone has be toting around two cell phones, a tablet, and my own private workstation back at the office.

So what should I do? Buy a chicken sandwich knowing full well that part of my money will go to the persecution and oppression of several very good friends? Is that your suggestion? Or is it your suggestion that that choice I have to make isn't a question of morals? That deciding my friends' lives are valuable and more important than junk food isn't somehow grounded in morals?

You're a worthless dissembler.
2012-07-25 08:40:00 PM
2 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: So you ask every business person who you do business with where they spend your money to make sure it conforms with your views?


If the CEO of Chick-fil-a announced that the restaurant's official policy was that black people should no be allowed to vote, would you still have such a nonchalant view?

It's not just the CEO's personal opinion, he's made it the official policy of the company.
2012-07-25 08:27:05 PM
2 votes:

MikeyistheDevil: rohar: chewielouie: Sorry, but freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to eat tasty chicken sandwiches and waffle fries trump exaggerated outrage expressed by those who chose a lifestyle that not everyone is willing to accept or embrace as natural, and who also oppose it on moral and religious grounds.

Yes, there is intolerance and bigotry, but it's coming from the left.

shotglasss: Who gives a fark. I'm still going to Chick Fil A every time I want a chicken sammich. It's the best one out there. Although Panera's got a great turkey sammich that works for me too.

Oh you poor bastards in the south, no access to tasty fast food. You do what you will, but it doesn't compare to Zip's.

/oh, and for you smug Seattlites, Dick's isn't Zips.
//Zip's has an awesome chicken sandwich, and the fries are to die for
///and deep fried mushrooms, without the whole child abuse funding

You must not have ever been to the South.

/Had Chick-Fil-A today, will probably have some again next week
//u mad?


Hell no - it's your body, and if you want to shiat in it, it's your business. After all, the more of that garbage you eat, the shorter the time the rest of us will have to tolerate having you around.
2012-07-25 08:14:47 PM
2 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-07-25 08:09:12 PM
2 votes:

MikeyistheDevil: rohar: chewielouie: Sorry, but freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to eat tasty chicken sandwiches and waffle fries trump exaggerated outrage expressed by those who chose a lifestyle that not everyone is willing to accept or embrace as natural, and who also oppose it on moral and religious grounds.

Yes, there is intolerance and bigotry, but it's coming from the left.

shotglasss: Who gives a fark. I'm still going to Chick Fil A every time I want a chicken sammich. It's the best one out there. Although Panera's got a great turkey sammich that works for me too.

Oh you poor bastards in the south, no access to tasty fast food. You do what you will, but it doesn't compare to Zip's.

/oh, and for you smug Seattlites, Dick's isn't Zips.
//Zip's has an awesome chicken sandwich, and the fries are to die for
///and deep fried mushrooms, without the whole child abuse funding

You must not have ever been to the South.

/Had Chick-Fil-A today, will probably have some again next week
//u mad?


Nah. It's your right to be a bigot and support businesses that act as a front for hate groups. I just ain't sharing any of my beer with you, or letting you ride any of my awesome motorcycles.

Sucks to be you. Enjoy your shiatty junk food. I'll be out enjoying this...

i796.photobucket.com

...in-between bouts of shagging my hot Korean wife. You can be the sad little hate-monger you are.

Sad, sad little hate-monger.
2012-07-25 08:08:39 PM
2 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: If the logic for the boycott is that you don't want to finance anti-gay groups, then by that same logic you also do not want to fund scholarships to Chick-Fil-A employees, you don't want to fund foster homes and camps, and you certainly don't want to fund anyone involved in the other 99.991% of their sales, which includes good people just earning a living.


If only there were some way to support those good causes without at the same time supporting the bigotry.

Oh wait, there is: give your own money to good causes. Eat at places that don't proudly use the profits to fund bigotry. Problem solved.

/Capitalism has consequences.
2012-07-25 07:58:29 PM
2 votes:

roncofooddehydrator:
You know what would make more sense than a boycott? Donating a dollar to a gay-rights group every time you ate at Chik-Fil-A. If the average sale is $10 (picking a round number), then that would equal 1,100 times what the Cathy's donate to anti-gay groups.


Or you could NOT eat there and donate a dollar.

Are you that weak-willed you have to pay a gay-tax just to justify eating mediocre chicken?
2012-07-25 07:05:15 PM
2 votes:

HeartBurnKid: roncofooddehydrator: sisterinarms: I wouldn't get a sammich from a place who donates directly to the KKK.

I wouldn't get a sammich from a place that donates directly to Westboro.

Would you?

So you ask every business person who you do business with where they spend your money to make sure it conforms with your views? You also choose not to buy any product which was made overseas without first confirming that their working conditions are to your satisfaction?

I'm betting he doesn't. I don't either. But if their CEO went on the news and said how proud they are to support Westboro's traditional family values, you bet your ass I'd stop eating there.

Ignorant is one thing. Willfully ignorant is another.


Exactly, this, and correct.

If I find out that a business supports, espouses, or gives money to causes that I abhor has practices and policies I dislike, I will stop doing business with them, it's that simple. No one business has a monopoly on anything that I need, especially someplace like a chicken store.

I don't shop at WalMart
I don't eat at Chik-fil-A
I don't buy from Amazon
I don't use E-Bay
I will never purchase an Apple product

and so on.

If I don't know the policies, especially if the company owner has not gone out of his/her way to be an asshat in public, then there's not much I can do unless and until I find out. The CEO, owner, company can be as big of a farkwad as they want to be, and I have the right to avoid their farkwadery.
2012-07-25 06:07:08 PM
2 votes:
The Suspect:

yogan.meinungsverstaerker.de
2012-07-25 05:40:10 PM
2 votes:

Wellon Dowd: If pretending to be a teenage girl on Facebook is wrong, then I don't want to be right!

James!: same with In and Out.

I know the family that owns In-N-Out is religious but do they actively support intolerance like Chik-Fil-A?


Yeah, that's how I think about it, too. There are all kinds of businesses around that like to project their Christian values, and that's fine. There's a very wide variety of what are considered 'Christian' values, and I find many of them commendable. What someone's faith or values or political views are doesn't concern me very much when I'm decided where to spend my money, and I don't ask. It only concerns me if it comes to like that they're actively working against *my* values. I don't care what the Christian donut shop down the street does with their money, and I won't ask, either. But if I walked in and saw NOM materials or the like, you bet I'd walk out and not come back.
2012-07-25 04:58:19 PM
2 votes:
Just in case anyone was misinformed: The reason the Mormons start these businesses is to raise money for their church and programs. It's not that the CEO of C-F-A at some point decided that some portion of corporate profits would go to funding XYZ groups, the entire premise of starting the business was to send some portion of money to these groups.

These groups are mainly focused on helping the Mormons themselves. Not only is the money earmarked for programs you might not agree with before the business starts, but the programs you might actually support are "Mormon Only" meaning that the intent of these programs (such as food pantries) is to help members of the church and are not generally open to the community.
2012-07-25 04:48:20 PM
2 votes:
This is my "surprised" face

o.onionstatic.com
2012-07-25 04:40:13 PM
2 votes:
Anyone who still eats at Chick-fil-A is basically as evil as Hitler and Sandusky combined.
2012-07-25 04:16:54 PM
2 votes:
image.shutterstock.com

lol like you guys I'm totally one of u and i just want to express my heartfelt and sincere support for [client]
2012-07-25 03:53:22 PM
2 votes:

James!: Isn't lying worse than gay marriage? I mean God thought it was important enough to come down himself and tell us that one.

//as far as the story goes.


Yeah, bearing false witness actually made it to the Top Ten, whereas gay marriage didn't even warrant an actual commandment.

Besides, if you're looking to make a Chick-Fil-A sandwich at home, it's pretty easy to do.
2012-07-25 03:44:19 PM
2 votes:

sure haven't: /why do people give a shiat about what moral causes they support?


Because the causes they support are working to deny me rights. If there was a group dedicated to preventing you from doing something, would you support them financially?
2012-07-25 03:37:14 PM
2 votes:
Well, I guess that's something Chick-fil-A and I have in common.
2012-07-25 03:34:58 PM
2 votes:
Aww, the corperation thinks it's people.
2012-07-25 02:30:51 PM
2 votes:

violentsalvation:
So what other businesses are you boycotting because you just realized they have taken a position that conflicts with your morals? Or should I ask, which businesses aren't you boycotting? I don't have chick-fil-a in my town so it has never really come up, I try to avoid wal-mart but that isn't always possible.


It's not just that they've taken a position against gay-marriage, it's the fact that they're actively funding hate groups in the process. I'm sure there are many CEOs who's personal views I don't agree with, but when they're using that company to fund hate groups (instead of just leaving it as an opinion), then they've crossed the line.

If I knew that even a cent of what I spent there went to something that I am opposed to, then I would be ashamed of myself. Especially when it's something as unnecessary as some mediocre chicken.
2012-07-25 02:29:14 PM
2 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.



Know who ELSE didn't want a pickle?


i105.photobucket.com
2012-07-25 01:40:57 PM
2 votes:
The funny thing is, they probably wouldn't have done some digging if Photogenic Teenage Girl wouldn't have dropped the John 3:16 at the end. You need a light touch.

3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-07-25 01:36:19 PM
2 votes:

Noctusxx: What is so special about these sandwiches? I live in the Pac NW and have never even heard of this place till all this silliness.


The same reason anyone likes any fast food. It's loaded up with salt. People mistake salt for flavor.
2012-07-27 01:25:33 PM
1 votes:

I drunk what: ReverendLoki: As a Christian, I find your comments offensive to me and my believes, you anti-Christian bigot.

you sound concerned here have some chicken



ReverendLoki: Furthermore, I also know that my Jewish wife also finds your comments offensive, you anti-Semitic facist.

a jewish wife huh? i bet she'd like some chicken



/she lives in Canada right?

mooseyfate: No, in true idiot coward form, you've arrived several days late and a few hundred dollars short. Have fun raving to no one in particular with these opinions that you just suddenly got "brave" enough to post in a dying thread.

hmm, you make a good point, i guess the only thing to say about that is, more chicken :D


You try waaay too hard. For a more successful trolling career, I'd recommend:

A) Showing up to the thread when it's actually active
B) Be more subtle. No one believes it when you go full-tilt into retard mode.
C) Make some kind of sense, even if it's only to other trolls. Right now your posts read like you're not only socially retarded, but mentally retarded as well. No one likes arguing with a special needs person.

If you could iron out those problems, you could actually make a decent troll. You've certainly got the spirit, you just need focus. You're all over the place. A good troll makes you wonder if maybe the person is serious, if even for a split second. Your entire "rant", coupled with the fact that you meekly waited out all the real discussion in this thread tells me you're not ready yet. Keep practicing, though. One day you might actually be good at something.
2012-07-26 05:43:21 PM
1 votes:

Phil Payne:

I never said that you should not boycott I just said it doesn't work alone. I even said earlier to boycott if you want to just don't leave it at that which is what it seems most people end up doing. You just didn't read everything I've said and seem to think I am just going against the boycott. I'm against people who do it only because they think its the only way or the easy way and expect things to change.



I would like you to read the following sentence and try to take it as seriously as possible, because it is a very important point that you seem to be missing.

Nobody is making the argument that you are trying to refute.

Do you understand that?

You are arguing against a straw man that only exists in your imagination. You are accusing others of holding positions that they do not hold. It is a sloppy, ineffective, and extremely annoying rhetorical strategy that everyone who has been on Fark for more than a few hours can see right through. Please stop doing it.
2012-07-26 04:41:52 PM
1 votes:

Phil Payne:

And you both totally ignored the rest of what was said. In the act of boycotting one single man you have also boycotted several gay rights activists and supporters of gay rights groups. So is a failed attempt at getting to one guy really worth making things hard for the rest?




You asked "...how a boycott is going to stop this" and I replied "it's not meant to." You asked a question, and I answered it. I did not address any of the other issues you raised, because they did not seem to require it.


If you would like me to defend a completely ridiculous position that you made up, which is exactly what you are asking me to do here, I might be willing to do so, but only for a rather exorbitant fee, paid in advance.
2012-07-26 02:01:11 PM
1 votes:

Phil Payne:

And I'm still trying to figure out how a boycott is going to stop this.



It's not, nor is it intended to.

If you see a homeless guy asking for change that you're sure he will spend on drugs and alcohol, and don't give him any, that doesn't mean you think he will stop begging, nor will it stop him from drinking or using drugs. It just means that you aren't helping him get high.
2012-07-26 01:33:22 PM
1 votes:

Phil Payne: ReverendLoki: Phil Payne: and yet I've worked for one and worked with two openly gay men one of which MANAGED the store. The company knew about their orientation and they were working their anyway with no ostracism. Most of the charities they CFA ...

They've even said that they do not discriminate against gay people, and openly hire and employ gay people. What irks a lot of people is that they are putting so much money towards groups who have denying homosexuals the right to marriage as one of their primary goals.

It's like they had the policy of "We have nothing against blacks and even often employ them, but we're gonna do all we can with our resources to keep them from marrying whites."

And I'm still trying to figure out how a boycott is going to stop this. The only way to stop laws from being made or change laws already made is to petition your local Congressional member. Again a boycott just doesn't get anything accomplished because its anonymous and never actually makes a statement. Any financial impact will be felt by the workers at the bottom of the chain before you would EVER hurt the main company's ability to fund these groups. This is the equivalency of trying to stop a boxer from punching someone by removing his gloves.


You've got to admit, being excluded from the city of Boston might hinder growth a little bit.

And this is really far from anonymous, what with everyone who is doing it loudly proclaiming it in nearly every avenue available to them.

I know I'm just one person, and me not spending the $20-30 to take my family there doesn't even register in the corporate earnings graph, but that doesn't matter. It's not so much what my actions mean to them, but rather what they mean to me, and my daughter who looks up to me. Maybe I can teach her now not to sell out her morals/ethics because it's convenient. I understand that sort of thing might be important later in her life.
2012-07-26 01:02:58 PM
1 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: You know what would make more sense than a boycott? Donating a dollar to a gay-rights group every time you ate at Chik-Fil-A. If the average sale is $10 (picking a round number), then that would equal 1,100 times what the Cathy's donate to anti-gay groups.


This is not an either-or proposition. How 'bout I not eat at CFA because of their repugnant political stance, AND donate to gay rights groups?
2012-07-26 12:25:39 PM
1 votes:

Phil Payne: and yet I've worked for one and worked with two openly gay men one of which MANAGED the store. The company knew about their orientation and they were working their anyway with no ostracism. Most of the charities they CFA ...


They've even said that they do not discriminate against gay people, and openly hire and employ gay people. What irks a lot of people is that they are putting so much money towards groups who have denying homosexuals the right to marriage as one of their primary goals.

It's like they had the policy of "We have nothing against blacks and even often employ them, but we're gonna do all we can with our resources to keep them from marrying whites."
2012-07-26 10:51:12 AM
1 votes:
quantum_jellyroll:
WOW!! Do you not see the irony is biatching at people for exercising their free speech to oppose other peoples free speech? Why is it ok for them to spread their ideals of discrimination against inborn traits but if we complain about that it's just 'biatching and calling someone a hater'? Why do they get free speech but we do not?

If they have the right to say something, don't we all have the right to retort? Do we not have the right to spread the word of their actions to others and call for action if we want? So weird that you are not mad at them for saying something, only mad at people for responding.

So do you support the idea of repressing a person because of an inborn trait?
2012-07-26 09:50:56 AM
1 votes:
I keep wondering about the mentality of people who think it's fine to lie to support their cause. Then I remember this quote from W.S. Burroughs:

"If you're doing business with a religious son-of-a-biatch, get it in writing. His word isn't worth shiat.
Not with the good lord telling him how to fark you on the deal."
2012-07-26 09:09:10 AM
1 votes:

bonefish: [image.shutterstock.com image 450x361]
[image.shutterstock.com image 300x470]
/I love this site...


lol

Is there anything more earnest looking than the expression on a pooping dog's face?
2012-07-26 08:55:20 AM
1 votes:

quantum_jellyroll: Ghastly: quantum_jellyroll: Sounds like an echo chamber in here.
Imagine someone holding an opinion contrary to what the mob thinks.

/begin yammering wall of consciousness effluent
This is one of the things that always irk me when people think that all you have to do to be "edgy" is hold an opinion that is "contrary to what the mob thinks". Like being a unique snowflake automatically makes you a rebel.

"HA! Everyone thinks the earth is round, well I'm gonna say it's FLAT! I'M SO PUNK ROCK! YEAH! "

Sometimes, holding an opinion contrary to what the majority hold simply makes you an idiot. Doing something to BE edgy automatically makes it not edgy. It just makes you a hipster douche. And if you're doing something to BE edgy to make it not edgy so you can be ironic then you're a grand poobah hipster douchebag.

God damned posers ruin everything.
/end yammering wall of consciousness effluent

I'm making the point that so many posters in this thread are incensed that the owners of CFA
are adhering to their sincerely held beliefs. They seem to think it's wrong to not go along with
the rest of the lemmings. What makes the mobs consensus any more valid??
.
They are not discriminating against anyone.
They are not intimidating anyone into complying with their wishes.
They are not forcing anyone else to agree with them.
They are not depriving anyone of their rights and freedoms.
They are exercising their 1st amendment right to follow their consciences as their faith leads them.
What makes their beliefs inferior to the beliefs of those that disagree with them?

If someone has a beef against the Cathy family doing with their money what they wish to do,
then they should start their own business to compete against CFA and use any profits earned to support the
causes which they prefer. But, that would take more commitment than just biatching and calling
someone a "hater", so that's probably not an option.

As for the grand poobah hipster douchebag comment...
You're too young, to ...


i18.photobucket.com

Wow. You sure kicked HIS ass. Now try answering some of the things people are actually saying.
2012-07-26 08:07:05 AM
1 votes:
Let's reverse the situation. If there was a group of people working to deny YOU rights that other law-abiding tax-paying American citizens enjoy, would you support that group financially?
2012-07-26 06:32:55 AM
1 votes:

Gimmick: I don't agree with Chick-fil-A, but they haven't broken any laws nor are they infringing on anyone's rights by expressing their opinion..


For the hundredth time, it's not that CFA is expressing their opinion. It's that they give large sums of money to organizations working to deny me my rights. The owners have the right to express their opinions and to fund hate groups. And I have the right to choose not to give them my dollars.
2012-07-26 06:06:50 AM
1 votes:

quantum_jellyroll:
They are not depriving anyone of their rights and freedoms.


But they are funding organizations which do.

It's like saying "the Cathy Family doesn't mow their lawn" because they pay someone else to do it. The lawn still gets mowed.

If the Cathy Family wants to fund hate groups, that's their right. But they'll have to get by without my dollars.
2012-07-26 12:36:55 AM
1 votes:

Phil Payne: What I think is just stupid is how people boycott businesses thinking the business who does these kinds of things even gives a damn while that single mom trying to feed her two kids losses her job because some boycott lost business for the company and they couldn't pay her anymore. Really do people even think of these things before they act? Stand on a principle and all. I'm all for dragging them through the mud for being wrong but seriously the only people who suffer from a boycott of a company are the people lower down the chain that actually NEED the job.


So in other words consumers should never use the only real Free Market recourse they have?
2012-07-26 12:26:14 AM
1 votes:
image.shutterstock.com
image.shutterstock.com
/I love this site...
2012-07-25 11:48:21 PM
1 votes:

quantum_jellyroll: Sounds like an echo chamber in here.
Imagine someone holding an opinion contrary to what the mob thinks.

[reneau.smugmug.com image 600x600]


They're allowed to have convictions and to stand by them. They're not allowed to act like victims when society does not respond they way they expect when they broadcast those convictions.
2012-07-25 10:30:22 PM
1 votes:
www.nutmegradio.com

I see you all know my new nickname now, "Chick-Fil-A"
2012-07-25 10:20:59 PM
1 votes:

rohar: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Kuroshin:
So what should I do? Buy a chicken sandwich knowing full well that part of my money will go to the persecution and oppression of several very good friends?

Part of your money?

Unless there's something very unusual about your relationship with Chick-Fil-A, buying a sandwich there is an exchange, not a gift. You're not supporting their political views by purchasing their product, any more than they're supporting your political views by selling it to you.

Thinking of a food purchase as some kind of smokescreen for the world's most attenuated political donation seems just as foolish from the anti-Chick-Fil-A side as it would for bigots who might buy extra.

That's right, and it'd be the same if Charles Manson owned Chick-Fil-A (fark I'm tired of typing that with all the hyphens) and wasn't jailed. Just because the owner of a chicken joint is a despicable excuse for a sack of meat is no reason to question giving him money!


That's a really convincing argument, because murder is exactly like political speech!

/dehumanizing ones political opponents is super benevolent
2012-07-25 10:09:51 PM
1 votes:

FloydA: Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.


Know who ELSE didn't want a pickle?


[i105.photobucket.com image 315x450]


He just wants to ride on his motorsickle.
2012-07-25 10:07:09 PM
1 votes:

mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.


I like their chicken sandwich, and the waffle fries are good too.. but i gave them up. No money from my wallet is going to bigots if i can help it.
2012-07-25 09:52:59 PM
1 votes:

Bungles: James!: Noctusxx: What is so special about these sandwiches? I live in the Pac NW and have never even heard of this place till all this silliness.

The same reason anyone likes any fast food. It's loaded up with salt. People mistake salt for flavor.


That's not fast food. That's American food. The over-seasoning in the US is insane.

It's funny how Britain gets such a thumping for its food, when the average American restaurant serves 20lbs bowls of half butter and half salt for a meal


I agree. I've been all over the UK and found the food awesome. Don't quite understand the bad reputation.

If you want a Chick-fil-A sandwich, it's been "reverse engineered".
2012-07-25 09:38:11 PM
1 votes:

James!: Noctusxx: What is so special about these sandwiches? I live in the Pac NW and have never even heard of this place till all this silliness.

The same reason anyone likes any fast food. It's loaded up with salt. People mistake salt for flavor.



That's not fast food. That's American food. The over-seasoning in the US is insane.

It's funny how Britain gets such a thumping for its food, when the average American restaurant serves 20lbs bowls of half butter and half salt for a meal
2012-07-25 09:26:04 PM
1 votes:
I read the entire thread and I'm still curious. How does chikfila think they can win in a PR battle against one of America's most beloved institutions, the Muppets?

Since the late 60's, those furry farkers have taught us all about love, acceptance, and understanding. Even bigots raised on the puppets are stopped in their tracks when reminded of the words of the Sesame Street characters.

Is this corporation seriously so stupid to think that they can win this? The generation that watched the golden age of PBS will always side with their childhood friends.

Hell, I'm an atheistic alcoholic that lost all hope in humanity long ago and I keep a Mr. Rogers quote calendar on my desk.

/still don't understand the logic
//I know! We'll make Americans hate the Muppets! Then we'll stilll be able to hate the f***ots and still sell shiat loadds of chickin!
///I think I just wrote the plot to the new Muppets movie
2012-07-25 09:14:07 PM
1 votes:

mooseyfate: /babies don't do shiat


actually...
2012-07-25 09:08:41 PM
1 votes:

InfernalCatfish: silvervial: I don't buy from Amazon

Care to share why? You group Amazon along with other business I mostly avoid, so I'm curious why you skip Amazon.


Where to start?

There seems to be some chronic disease that hits companies when they get above a certain unknown (and perhaps unpredictable) size: they just start to get douchy for some reason. Not all of them, but enough to make one wonder about it.
2012-07-25 09:03:41 PM
1 votes:

Igor Jakovsky: The chicken sandwich with Polynesian sauce is divine.


The Polynesian sauce is a lie.

It's a french salad dressing with a new label.
2012-07-25 08:52:29 PM
1 votes:
image.shutterstock.com

"Haha, look, at this Frank. They made a sockpuppet!"
"Lol"

/look at that low-quality laptop
//it's logo just fell off
2012-07-25 08:50:25 PM
1 votes:

quantum_jellyroll: Sounds like an echo chamber in here.
Imagine someone holding an opinion contrary to what the mob thinks.

[reneau.smugmug.com image 600x600]


I completely agree. That's why I never call out White Supremacists, because after all, it's just a different viewpoint, as valid as my own.
2012-07-25 08:48:41 PM
1 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: LouDobbsAwaaaay: roncofooddehydrator: czetie: /Capitalism has consequences.

You mean like the consequences of companies shipping their manufacturing to third world countries where workers toil in poor conditions and are paid a pittance, all so they can maximize profits? I bet you never even consider what you're supporting by just owning a computer.

The world isn't black and white.

The plight of miners in the third world does not excuse Chick-fil-A's bigotry. And while the world isn't black and white, bigotry is. Bigotry serves no useful purpose.

Refusing to buy Chick-Fil-A under the guise that "doing so supports bigotry and I don't support bigotry" means that a person should also refuse to own a computer because "doing so supports human rights violations in China and I don't support human rights violations in China".

People who are using this line of reasoning need to admit that they're jumping on this because it's easy to do and it makes them feel better. If the claim is a moral high ground, like so many have been doing, they're hypocrites (as evidenced by the fact they own electronics).


The difference is companies who abuse third-world workers are doing it because they want to provide cheaper prices, and while reprehensible, it is a necessary evil in this day and age.

Chick-Fil-A just hates gays because Jesus. Which would be fine if everyone believes in Jesus and thinks homosexuality is a sin and evil, but obviously many, many people don't.
2012-07-25 08:41:50 PM
1 votes:

MikeyistheDevil: rohar: chewielouie: Sorry, but freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to eat tasty chicken sandwiches and waffle fries trump exaggerated outrage expressed by those who chose a lifestyle that not everyone is willing to accept or embrace as natural, and who also oppose it on moral and religious grounds.

Yes, there is intolerance and bigotry, but it's coming from the left.

shotglasss: Who gives a fark. I'm still going to Chick Fil A every time I want a chicken sammich. It's the best one out there. Although Panera's got a great turkey sammich that works for me too.

Oh you poor bastards in the south, no access to tasty fast food. You do what you will, but it doesn't compare to Zip's.

/oh, and for you smug Seattlites, Dick's isn't Zips.
//Zip's has an awesome chicken sandwich, and the fries are to die for
///and deep fried mushrooms, without the whole child abuse funding

You must not have ever been to the South.

/Had Chick-Fil-A today, will probably have some again next week
//u mad?


Oh, I've had more than my time in the south. I swear the osmosis effect made me permanently dumber for the experience. Neither here nor there.

Come up north, we'll gladly invite you to try our food. You'll be spoiled within 6 months and never want to go home. There's a secret to our meals though. You sitting down?

We start with decent meat and cook it properly.
2012-07-25 08:35:10 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: [image.shutterstock.com image 450x320]
Photo taken moments ago, at Chick-fil-A's advertising department...


image.shutterstock.com

Hey! That one was in my companies sexual harassment presentation!
2012-07-25 08:31:15 PM
1 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: czetie: /Capitalism has consequences.

You mean like the consequences of companies shipping their manufacturing to third world countries where workers toil in poor conditions and are paid a pittance, all so they can maximize profits? I bet you never even consider what you're supporting by just owning a computer.

The world isn't black and white.


You're right, to a point. But I don't think I'd buy a computer that had a sticker on it that said "We abuse our workers, and we're damn proud of it!" It's inpossible to avoid complicity with all evil in a complicated world - but I don't have to give my money to people who treat their assholishness as a prideful selling point. It is, I would remind you, my money - and I can spend it where I want.
2012-07-25 08:18:28 PM
1 votes:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i47.tinypic.com image 640x512]


I found her: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abby-Farle/266336273475699

and

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abby-Farle/471709572854183

Apperently her personality has split into dual psychotic episodes. They're both a bit heavy handed as trolls, but one of them may have legs.
2012-07-25 08:10:32 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Let's ask this multi-ethnic multi-gender group of young Christians reading the bible where they are going for lunch.
2012-07-25 07:50:30 PM
1 votes:
i1.kym-cdn.com

Can someone help me with these hilarious limes?
2012-07-25 07:49:52 PM
1 votes:

roncofooddehydrator: HeartBurnKid: I'm betting he doesn't. I don't either. But if their CEO went on the news and said how proud they are to support Westboro's traditional family values, you bet your ass I'd stop eating there.

Ignorant is one thing. Willfully ignorant is another.

I think we're all fairly aware the manufacturing conditions overseas are not good. I think people are being willfully ignorant if they pretend that Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Old Navy, Gap, or any other manufacturer who bases their production in a third world country are ok to buy while Chick-Fil-A is not. The fact of the matter is that once you start looking at all these companies, if you're going to be up on a moral high horse boycotting them for whatever you are against, it becomes difficult to buy any good that you like. In my opinion, the world is not black and white and there is a balance to every decision. Does a company produce more good than bad?

Let's do some math here. Chick-Fil-A does $2.3 billion in sales each year. Say the Cathy's give $2 million per year to anti-gay groups (as they did in 09 and 10). That means that 0.009% of every sale ends up in the hands of an anti-gay group. They have also given $18 million to help fund foster homes and camps in 2010 alone and have given out $23 million in scholarships to employees over the past 35 years.

If the logic for the boycott is that you don't want to finance anti-gay groups, then by that same logic you also do not want to fund scholarships to Chick-Fil-A employees, you don't want to fund foster homes and camps, and you certainly don't want to fund anyone involved in the other 99.991% of their sales, which includes good people just earning a living.

You know what would make more sense than a boycott? Donating a dollar to a gay-rights group every time you ate at Chik-Fil-A. If the average sale is $10 (picking a round number), then that would equal 1,100 times what the Cathy's donate to anti-gay groups. John 3:16


FTFY
2012-07-25 07:39:31 PM
1 votes:

InfernalCatfish: silvervial: I don't buy from Amazon

Care to share why? You group Amazon along with other business I mostly avoid, so I'm curious why you skip Amazon.


A good read.
2012-07-25 07:37:11 PM
1 votes:

InfernalCatfish: silvervial: I don't buy from Amazon

Care to share why? You group Amazon along with other business I mostly avoid, so I'm curious why you skip Amazon.


I used to be a HUGE Amazon customer until I found out that they treat their shipping/packing people like shiat. Actually, they aren't even their shipping/packing people, they hire an outsourcer. The people are paid minimum wage with no benefits and are herded (literally) around to fulfillment sites to pack and ship in bad and unsafe conditions. My hubby is a shipper and I don't want to support the outsourcing of that kind of job to horrible companies that treat their workers like shiat and I don't want to support the companies that use the outsourcers.

I was a warehouse wage slave
2012-07-25 07:24:51 PM
1 votes:

silvervial: I don't buy from Amazon


Care to share why? You group Amazon along with other business I mostly avoid, so I'm curious why you skip Amazon.
2012-07-25 07:03:27 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.


Preach it, brother! That's why I just stick to the nuggets.

Or at least I did.
2012-07-25 06:30:25 PM
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sisterinarms: money goes to Exodus International, Exodus tries to "cure" a gay kid by shock therapy, or any number of harmful gay away tactics as described by those who have made it out alive. Some don't.


Is this that group of asshats who parents pay to have their own kids abducted in the middle of the night and carted off to a (often outside the US) paramilitary camp to have the gayness cured? I had thought C-F-A annoying in financially lobbying for anti-gay legislation. If this is who I think it is, then that's over a hole new line.

Also, a quick search didn't turn up anything close to a comprehensive list of the groups C-F-A money does go to. Anyone have a citation?


Sylvia_Bandersnatch:
It's a fast-food chain specialising in chicken. Apparently with crack in it. I don't get it, either. We've got a lot of fast food around here, including at least two chicken chains (KFC and Popeye's), and I don't hear anyone going nuts about any of it. I have to assume there's a dearth of good places to eat down there.


We have no shortage of other chicken places here - KFC, Popeye's, Church's, and even Go Chicken Go! (exclamation mark not mine). C-F-A breading is lighter, not as greasy, and the meat quality seems higher (than KFC and Church's at least..). For me, though, it's also about the Chic-Fil-A sauce - like honey mustard, with something extra to it. At least Popeye's has a new Mardi Gras sauce, which I think is a step up, anyways.

I'll just have to comfort the loss of C-F-A with a trip to Stroud's or RC's (some of the best pan fried chicken ever).
2012-07-25 06:16:09 PM
1 votes:

PoochUMD: Chick Fil A are all franchises. So outside of money made selling frozen fries and chicken breasts to the restaurants, I don't think much of your money makes it out of the actual restaurant. But if you decide to spend your money elsewhere, is there any restaurants that employee 100% of people who don't give money to catholic churches or other religious organizations that don't believe homosexuals should get married?


Chick-fil-a takes 15% of gross sales & 50% of net profit per month, plus various other fees and charges, including rental on the premises and equipment according to this FDD disclosure. (Aside: Instead of guessing, you could have looked this up yourself in under two minutes. What is it about the Internet that the easier it becomes to look stuff up, the less inclined people are to do so?).

As for the rest: There's two big differences. One, an employee is not the owner. The employee is going to make a living somewhere, and what they do with their salary is very different with what the owner of the business does with the profits. As I said in the part of my post that you cut, that way madness lies.

And second, there is a huge gulf between being opposed to gay marriage and the degree of active campaigning, funding, lobbying and -- worse -- demonization of gays that the owner of Chick-fil-A pursues.

Yes, difference of degree does matter.
2012-07-25 05:59:08 PM
1 votes:

rudemix: Noctusxx: NW

Chicken Filet is to fast food chicken sandwiches what 5 Guys or In-n-Out is to fast food burgers. They taste a bit better and have developed a name for producing fresh, quality chicken that really isn't. I've eaten at one and found it to be unremarkable. Not in the Anna Nicole's anus unremarkable, but unremarkable in the way that I can't believe people would brush off their own beliefs to continue eating them.

And I support traditional grammar. I can not in good conscience spell their name in that farked up way anymore.


So shouldn't it be "In and Out"?
2012-07-25 05:46:55 PM
1 votes:

sure haven't: Am I the only one who calls them "chick fill uh"?
I'm Canadian so we don't have these so...

/why do people give a shiat about what moral causes they support?


Why do people give a shiat about anything? What would you do if you found out tomorrow that Tim Hortons donates money to some organisation that wants to shut down Fark? Would you care then? Would you still go there and give them your money?
2012-07-25 05:45:23 PM
1 votes:

Noctusxx: NW


Chicken Filet is to fast food chicken sandwiches what 5 Guys or In-n-Out is to fast food burgers. They taste a bit better and have developed a name for producing fresh, quality chicken that really isn't. I've eaten at one and found it to be unremarkable. Not in the Anna Nicole's anus unremarkable, but unremarkable in the way that I can't believe people would brush off their own beliefs to continue eating them.

And I support traditional grammar. I can not in good conscience spell their name in that farked up way anymore.
2012-07-25 05:17:37 PM
1 votes:

Noctusxx: What is so special about these sandwiches? I live in the Pac NW and have never even heard of this place till all this silliness.


It's a fast-food chain specialising in chicken. Apparently with crack in it. I don't get it, either. We've got a lot of fast food around here, including at least two chicken chains (KFC and Popeye's), and I don't hear anyone going nuts about any of it. I have to assume there's a dearth of good places to eat down there.
2012-07-25 04:57:22 PM
1 votes:

FlyPanAm: It'll be fun to watch their profits go up as Real America supports them in their undying quest of Jesus and mediocre sandwiches.

And besides, laziness trumps principle, for pete's sake there's a Chick-Fil-A on the WAY to work for a lot of people.



I don't think the call is to give up fast food, just that one restaurant. I doubt their profits will go up (or down) very much because of this. Most people don't care. Not just about this, they don't care about much of anything.

As an example: A few years ago, an airline kicked a man off of an airplane for being muslim. That man was a secret service agent, trusted to carry a gun around the president. It was an outrage. Does anyone remember which airline it was?
2012-07-25 04:30:47 PM
1 votes:

Sgt Otter: The funny thing is, they probably wouldn't have done some digging if Photogenic Teenage Girl wouldn't have dropped the John 3:16 at the end. You need a light touch.

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Exodus 20:16
2012-07-25 04:28:08 PM
1 votes:
It's so cute when someone who has no understanding of the way technology works tries to be clever with it.
2012-07-25 04:08:04 PM
1 votes:

mysticcat: I wish I could quit you, Chik-fil-A.

Actually, I really don't give a shiat about their backwards politics. They make a damn good chicken sammich.


You sound fat.

//And like a closeted homophobe to gutless to say so.
2012-07-25 04:04:01 PM
1 votes:
Wait a minute... Did Paul Christoforo get a job at Chick-Fil-A?

s3.amazonaws.com
2012-07-25 04:00:57 PM
1 votes:
They better contact single female lawyer about creating a fake Facebook account which goes against FB's EULA.

media.steampowered.com
2012-07-25 04:00:29 PM
1 votes:

FormlessOne: First, if you're trying to stem the PR nightmare caused by your homophobia, using a fraudulent Facebook account and lying on it won't help, especially if you're caught at it on your (apparent) first attempt.

Second, if you think using a fraudulent Facebook account and lying on it is a valid PR strategy in any situation, well, you're an idiot - which, of course, probably explains the homophobia in the first place.


Think about it. Somewhere, in a conference room at CFA headquarters, a group of stuffed shirts sat around and discussed their options for improving their PR.

This is what they came up with.
2012-07-25 03:57:07 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.


God wants you to have the pickle. Chick fil A knows what you want more than you do.

That is not a euphemism.
2012-07-25 03:53:59 PM
1 votes:
I guess we should update Rule 29 to read, "On the Internet all girls are corporate PR shills and all kids are undercover FBI agents."
2012-07-25 03:53:52 PM
1 votes:

Angry Buddha: There's a CFA down the street from my office and I keep meaning to see if there's any sort of picketing going on out front. Is this going on anywhere?

And having never eaten at a Chick-fil-A, I'm sure my impending boycott will devastate them.


image.shutterstock.com

Generic chicken and egg would approve of such picketing.
2012-07-25 03:50:21 PM
1 votes:

Tad_Waxpole: Just today I saw one of our open & proud gay dudes here at work carrying around a bag of Chick-fil-a.

I was like "Hey, what are you doing with that?" and he thought I was teasing him for eating greasy fast food.
He has nooooooo idea about any of this. Weird.


He must have let his newsletter subscription lapse.
2012-07-25 03:49:50 PM
1 votes:
why are we still linking to Gizmodo? Plus on Reddit they already went over this and no one could prove if this was a real employee it was just someone using stock photos which don't prove jack.

Also in the end it was just a coincidence they recalled the Jim Hensen toys at the same exact time Hensen's crew said they were pulling away from Chick Fil A due to their corproate douchbaggery.


/makes a good sandwich
//still wont eat there because of the Christian zealots
2012-07-25 03:44:01 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.


THAT'S THE SURPRISE!!!
2012-07-25 03:42:35 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.


You should be made aware that their chicken is marinated in pickle juice.
2012-07-25 03:29:58 PM
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James!: Yeah, it's a chicken sandwich whose powers of attraction cause you to fund causes opposed to your beliefs. Don't worry about what happens with that money, you were hungry.


This is the key part. It's not about whether you agree with the politics, ethics, religion, or after-hours hobbies of the CEO of a company. There's probably something you disagree with about the owner or CEO of every company in the USA. That way madness lies.

But the owner of Chick-Fil-A doesn't merely oppose gay equality -- he's entitled to his opinion, however bigoted and atavistic it might be. He directly takes the money you choose to give him and uses it to lobby against gay rights and oppose equality under the law for gays. THAT is a good reason not to give him your money.
2012-07-25 03:24:42 PM
1 votes:
Can't wait for the firing of the PR agency who runs the facebook front.
2012-07-25 03:22:04 PM
1 votes:
If pretending to be a teenage girl on Facebook is wrong, then I don't want to be right!

James!: same with In and Out.


I know the family that owns In-N-Out is religious but do they actively support intolerance like Chik-Fil-A?
2012-07-25 03:05:32 PM
1 votes:

James!: violentsalvation: So what other businesses are you boycotting because you just realized they have taken a position that conflicts with your morals? Or should I ask, which businesses aren't you boycotting? I don't have chick-fil-a in my town so it has never really come up, I try to avoid wal-mart but that isn't always possible.

I don't drink Coors products because of their donations to the Heritage Foundation (also because it's terrible). I don't eat at Chick-fil-A because of their religious wack jobbery, same with In and Out. I actually don't eat fast food period, but I'll tell people who talk about those places what their stances are.


does in-n-out donate to religious lobbies? i thought they just printed the bible verses on their trash.
2012-07-25 02:18:24 PM
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mysticcat: I'd be really careful about self-righteous moral consumerism. That's a very deep rabbit hole.

I'm amused by the rising hissy-fit fervor of both sides as each tries to one-up the other on attaching a moral value judgement to a friggin chicken sandwich. It's absurd.

FWIW-I'm a pro-gay marriage liberal episcopalian, so I'm sure Stuart Cathey thinks I'm going to suffer eternal torment, too.


Here's the thing, you see. It's not JUST that they give all of this money to hate groups who actively work to deny American citizens equal rights, it's just that they're so PROUD of it. They brag about it. They make a big deal out of it. They let it be known. And I, as a supporter of equality, will choose to get my friggin chicken sandwiches elsewhere because to me, it's not worth it.


Pocket Ninja: Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never.


Pickle taint pickle taint pickle taint
2012-07-25 02:16:48 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.

You do realize the sandwich is symbolic of the holy trinity right? The bread, chicken, and pickle equal the father, son, and holy ghost. You are never actually pouring sauces on the sandwich, you're baptizing them. Would you expect a preacher to separate the holy trinity? No, so you shouldn't expect your Chick-fil-A to do the same.


No no no, the pickle is a metaphor for a penis. Pocket Ninja is saying he's not gay so why do they keep trying to shove their gay agenda (the penis pickle, in this analogy) down his throat, even though he always says, "No penis please." Then they wrap themselves in religious dogma (the insulated bag) and try to trick him into gobbling down some penis(pickle). When he complains about constantly having to avoid slurping down some pickle/penis, they respond by saying "Just take it off." implying they mean the pickle-penis, but really they mean his pants.
2012-07-25 01:54:48 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.


+ over 9000
2012-07-25 01:38:05 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I do like Chik fil A sandwiches, but those motherless whoremongerers always ignore me and put a goddamn pickle on the sandwich. I say, very clearly, "I do not want a pickle." And then they hand me the little insulated bag with the sandwich inside it and I go to sit down and pull apart the bread and THERE'S A FARKING PICKLE. JESUS CHRIST. And don't give me any bullcrap about "just take the pickle off." Once pickle juice taints something you can never get it out, never. It's always going to taste like farking pickle. So I'm sort of glad that I found out they're a hate group, actually, because now I get to feel good about not subjecting myself to that sort of aggravation anymore.


You do realize the sandwich is symbolic of the holy trinity right? The bread, chicken, and pickle equal the father, son, and holy ghost. You are never actually pouring sauces on the sandwich, you're baptizing them. Would you expect a preacher to separate the holy trinity? No, so you shouldn't expect your Chick-fil-A to do the same.
2012-07-25 01:33:31 PM
1 votes:
What is so special about these sandwiches? I live in the Pac NW and have never even heard of this place till all this silliness.
2012-07-25 01:31:24 PM
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James!: Isn't lying worse than gay marriage? I mean God thought it was important enough to come down himself and tell us that one.

//as far as the story goes.


Not during this dispensation. This one's all about how evil homos are.

/dispensations are ridiculously unBiblical concepts.
2012-07-25 01:14:28 PM
1 votes:
Generic white business woman also is concerned:
www.free-vectorart.com
2012-07-25 01:07:44 PM
1 votes:
And as a generic black woman drinking water, this concerns me.

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