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Chick-fil-A Denies Fake Facebook Accusations

ChickCowsFacebook found a new member yesterday in a person claiming to be called "Abby Farle" and who promptly began using the social media site to defend Chick-fil-A, a company currently on the defensive after CEO Dan Cathy claimed marriage equality would bring "God's wrath" upon America.

The timing of the creation of Farley's Facebook page —  which specifically addresses the story's latest twist: Chick-fil-A's feud with the LGBT-friendly Jim Henson Company — had some people wondering if Chick-fil-A had made the page with the express purpose of defending itself. The company denies such accusations.

"I can confirm that Chick-fil-A has not created a false Facebook page of any kind. Our official corporate Facebook page continues to be our only one," said spokesperson Tiffany Greenway.

This leaves two other possibilities, as posited by Gizmodo's Casey Chan: "There's a chance that this could all be a stunt to shame Chick-fil-A—or an overzealous supporter." Or Chick-fil-A is lying.

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  1. Well, there's a third, more plausible possibility. An outside PR or marketing firm contracted by Chick-Fil-A could have made the fake page and their corporate statement could still be true technically.

    Posted by: Dave | Jul 26, 2012 10:43:46 AM

  2. Lies. And what the hell has a fast food restaurant got to do with taking a stand on same-sex marriage? Considering that we are slowly but surely winning that fight and hearts and minds are progressively being changed all the time, it seems this business has doomed itself. In years to come this may be seen as the stupidest PR disaster in business history.

    Posted by: DanSwon | Jul 26, 2012 10:44:14 AM

  3. Liars for Jesus

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 26, 2012 10:53:36 AM

  4. That's easy ; they're lying.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 26, 2012 11:00:24 AM

  5. Easy call; Fundamental Christianinsts ALWAYS lie. Lying is a basic part of their philosophy, beginning with what they really believe about scripture. However, they live in denial of their state of cognitive dissonance, so lying is second-nature to them.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jul 26, 2012 11:06:02 AM

  6. Nice post! Thanks a lot for it.

    Posted by: dissertation help | Jul 26, 2012 11:10:08 AM

  7. All bigots lie. Therefore, Chick-Fil-A is lying. Mystery solved.

    Posted by: TerryA | Jul 26, 2012 11:16:13 AM

  8. Of course they are denying they did it, that is what antigay Christians do today, they say or do something to attack gays and then lie or blame it on others to try and get out of it. It is all part of the psychological war they are waging against LGBT people. Next they will says it is is a conspiracy or all in you head or some such thing to confuse you. It will do you good to learn about the psychological warfare the Christians are using today to openly and secretly attack LGBT people and carry out their propaganda war on gays to destroy them.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 26, 2012 11:31:23 AM

  9. There's been no secret about Chick-Fil-A's Christian beliefs. Those that are surprised aren't paying attention.

    A better question is why the Jim Henson Company got in bed with them in the first place?

    Posted by: Inside | Jul 26, 2012 11:44:09 AM

  10. They created a phony PROFILE not a PAGE. Therefore, they aren't lying when they say PAGE. They are just being dishonest and predictably disingenuous.

    Posted by: Jesse | Jul 26, 2012 12:04:02 PM

  11. They've already lied about the safety hazard of Henson toys (with a mild disclaimer), so why stop there. They're obviously following in Mitt Romney's belief of lying for Christ.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 26, 2012 12:12:05 PM

  12. I came to post what I see that Dave said. To me, the most likely scenario is that an outside PR firm hired by Chick-fil-A created the profile. So Chick-fil-A is technically not "lying" by saying they didn't create this fake profile. I don't believe one of their overzealous supporters created this profile. Chick-fil-A supporters have been very vocal supporting the company under their real names.
    "Well, there's a third, more plausible possibility. An outside PR or marketing firm contracted by Chick-Fil-A could have made the fake page and their corporate statement could still be true technically."

    Posted by: anon | Jul 26, 2012 12:13:06 PM

  13. Is anyone buying this? 1st off, even if it was a PR firm with ties to CFA, it's still CFA.

    However, let me get this right. According to CFA, some John Doe went out of his way to get a stock photo, create a bogus FB account just to defend CFA? John Doe would first have to pay the fee to have the ability to use the stock photo. Why would JD just use his own profile or swipe some random picture from the internet?

    The most obnoxious aspect is CFA, claiming to be so morally superior, broke 20% of the most sever sins in doing so and doesn't have any problems with it. Lying? Check. Baring false witness against thy Neighbor? Check.

    When it comes to having balls, CFA is definitely the Chicken of corporations.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 26, 2012 12:20:26 PM

  14. btw, it is beyond classic how quickly this is spiraling out of control and severely going downhill for Corporate Chicken. Lying about the Henson toys, lying about this FB page, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    A Big Mac is sounding better and better all the time. McD's $1 chicken sandwich isn't bad either. The sad part about it is every time I went into CFA there were a lot of cute twinkie gay boys working there. I can only imagine what they're going through.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 26, 2012 12:24:49 PM

  15. For those opposed to a fast food chain expressing thier deeply held beliefs publicly, I am guessing you do not have the same issue with Ben and Jerry whose "Hubby Hubby" flavor expresses their deeply held personal beliefs. Do you?

    Posted by: Tony Luna | Jul 26, 2012 12:50:16 PM

  16. I wish there was a Chick-Fil-A in New York so that I could choose not to eat there.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 26, 2012 12:51:06 PM

  17. @Tony Luna, I don't have a problem with a business expressing their political views since I can choose not to purchase their product. What I DO have a problem with is that these businesses then cry and stomp their feet when people disagree with them and say they are being bullied. Call them an effing whaaaa-mbulance, I'm sick of their hate camouflaged by the "word of God".

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 26, 2012 1:21:03 PM

  18. The third possibility is much simpler. TROLL. No sides being taken, just someone messing with all sides.

    Posted by: Cecilfirefox | Jul 26, 2012 1:26:15 PM

  19. @Rontex said...I'm sick of their hate camouflaged by the "word of God".

    Have you not see or read the pure and vile hate being spewed at Chic-fIl-A for expressing thier personal beliefs?

    I find it quite ironic that those who espouse tolerance are only tolerant until they meet someone with a differing view point..then all "tolerance" is thrown off the table and the vile hatred and homophobic accsations begin to fly."

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 1:33:36 PM

  20. @TONY LUNA(tic)

    When your "deeply held beliefs" includes actively trying to make some people second class, and not as worthy as "the rest", then yes, we have issues with that "belief". Ben & Jerry's deeply held beliefs are INCLUSIVE, not exclusive. I know you might have a problem seeing the difference. That would require a brain. And a heart as well.

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 26, 2012 1:44:50 PM

  21. @Josh Knight, this is more than just a differing point of view, I'm all for active discussion on issues and have many Christian friends who don't espouse this bigotry cloaked in the name of Jesus. Chic-Fil-A-Holes are actively working to deny and/or take away rights of an entire class of people by their donations to NOM, etc. This is not a discussion at the dinner table, they are using their business as a political tool. Imagine if they were working behind the scenes to deny rights to African Americans, or the Jewish community, it's the SAME THING.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 26, 2012 1:45:40 PM

  22. @Rontex: "I have Christian friends who don't espouse this bigotry cloaked in the name of Jesus."

    Jesus did espouse that "for this reason, a man shall leave his parents and cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh." Agree or not, he said it. There literally is no cloaking.

    "They using their business as a political tool. to deny and/or take away rights of an entire class of people by their donations to NOM, etc."

    So if I support traditonal marriage, I am a biggot?

    "they are using their business as a political tool."

    As is Ben and Jerry's - and I disagree with them deeplpy but I do not call them biggoted...I just don't buy their ice cream."

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 2:09:54 PM

  23. @Tony Luna, Ben and Jerry's Hubby, Hubby flavor of ice cream caused a bit of a stir and some rather wild comments on Yahoo several months ago. There was also a call for a boycott of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. That idea sort of took a nose dive when many people discovered that B and J's is now owned by a multi-national corporation. To be effective the boycott would have to have been an international effort and would have involved over 100 name brand products. The idea fizzled rapidly, but the most important thing which caused a fizzle of the boycott was that Hubby, Hubby was NEVER sold in the United States. It was only marketed in the United Kingdom.

    Posted by: vanndean | Jul 26, 2012 2:16:56 PM

  24. "That would require a brain. And a heart as well."

    Oh yeah - that's tolerant.

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 2:27:13 PM

  25. And why should I be tolerant of intolerance? How stupid are you?

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 26, 2012 2:37:53 PM

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