Pennsylvania Family Institute Accuses Gay Blogs of Attacking Chick-fil-A for Being ‘Good Neighbors’

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The Pennsylvania Family Institute is very angry about the attention that has been drawn recently to the chicken chain Chick-fil-A's involvement in a marriage conference being run by the PFI, the state's most rabidly anti-gay group.

Incidentally, Chick-fil-a was concerned enough with the situation that it issued a tweet about it and its name promptly disappeared from the event's online advertising materials.

Geer Now, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute Michael Geer is speaking out in a Christian publication, attacking the blog "Good As You", saying it "trumped up" the story:

Setting the record straight, Geer said Chick-fil-A is not sponsoring the event. "There are a couple restaurants that are giving us food," he shared. The food, mostly chicken sandwiches, is for a day-and-half-long workshop for couples who want to strengthen their marriages.

According to Geer, the local Chick-fil-A branches involved were simply trying to "be good neighbors" to the marriage retreat being held at two local churches. "We didn't even get any money," maintained Geer. The food was freely donated to the churches hosting the marriage retreat.

Geer also denounced mentions in the blog and later homosexual magazine On Top for wrongly suggesting that Chick-fil-A's corporate office, located in Georgia, is involved in the event. Despite restaurant creator Truett Cathy's profession of faith, Geer says it was a local decision to give the food.

Sounds like somebody got a call from corporate.

"People should applaud institutions that want to strengthen marriage," he stated. Geer expressed "disappointment" at online publications that would try to taint the meaningful event.

If the Pennsylvania Family Institute wanted to "strengthen marriage" they would end their hate campaigns against people who actually want to marry.

UPDATE: Jeremy Hooper at Good As You responds

Comments

  1. Anastasia Beaverhausen says

    Who knew the survival of the human race would depend upon chicken sandwiches? Don’t forget the pickle.

    This is why I avoid those businesses which advertise they are closed on Sundays “on principle” or “for a [non-specified] reason”.

  2. Rob says

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, PFI, we’ve heard it all before from you holier-than-thou hypocrites when it comes to saving straight marriage while denouncing gay marriage efforts. Save your slings and arrows for someone who cares about what you stand for and say. If you think God designed you and your organization to be homophobic, then God help you all!

  3. Darren says

    If they are still providing the chicken sammiches, then they are still sponsoring the event.. Most events, let their participants go get their own food.. Heh.

    Taking their name off publicity info means NADA. No Chick-Fil-A for me. I’ll be eating more cow.

  4. says

    Is there a way to find out the top three donors/financial supporters of Pennsylvania Family Institute? Names, business addresses and nature of business. I want to formulate a low-key but sustained (over an initial period of 6 months) boycott plan with periodic notification of these donors that the more they support straights-only marriage,the more widespread the word will be that their products are made by bigots.

  5. Verdon Coleman says

    That darned Google way back machine! Bwahahaha!!!

    And I love Chick-fil-a. But no more. I refuse to give money to those who are interested in denying my civil rights.

  6. justiceontherocks says

    In kind contribution or cash contribution, it’s still a contribution.

    We’d all be better off eating a lot less fast food. Especially from these bible thumpers.

  7. Acronym Jim says

    Is there a reason that PFI’s ad resembles a crime scene photo from a stabbing? Is that how they want to “get to the heart of God’s design”?

  8. Drew says

    If PFLAG or a PRIDE group were having a weekend workshop, do you think Chick-Fil-A would be a “good neighbor” and provide free chicken sandwiches for the event?

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