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  1. lewlew says

    The biblical definition of family! That’s hilarious. Like, doing your sister in law, your daughter, polygamy, patriarchy, slavery. Stoning to death for punishment. If you want it, have at it.

  2. Swiminbuff says

    I give them points for being up front with their views. This allows the public to become aware and to make an informed decision about patronizing their establishments or not. I wonder if they stopped sponsoring the LPGA because of the lesbians?

  3. Nick says

    Damn. Why couldn’t it be Arby’s????

    On a different note, a lot of these restaurants are franchised and I know of several gay-owned locations. Do you sell in protest or do make change from the inside?? Also I know several gay folks who worked for Chic-Fil-A and they are decent employers especially in the crazy world of fast-food. I’m sure depending on the owner, that changes.

  4. matt says

    do you realize there is an add on this site offering chik-fil-a coupons? right above this story??? at least it’s on my computer from saveathome.com Irony at it’s best

  5. Sarah Smiles says

    Goodbye Chick-Fil-a (A poem of loss)

    Chick-Fil-a, you are woe unto me,
    that loved you all my days.
    But our love is ended bitterly,
    Because you hate the gays.

    Polynesian sauce, waffle fry,
    And all the other menu items,
    I’ll never get to try.
    And your funny cow advertising campaign.
    To all of it, goodbye.

    Sandwich, nuggets, strips, and salad,
    Chickin’ so many ways.
    But nary a morsel will again touch my lips,
    Because you hate the gays.

    Those inspirational stories on your cups,
    Inspire me no more.
    I don’t care that your bathrooms were usually pretty clean…
    You and me, we are at war.

    And to all my friends who have known grace
    While shoving a spicy chickin’ sandwich in your face
    The time has come, the time is now
    To eat less chickin’ and instead more cow,
    Because food that contains more hate than sodium
    Should cause you to step up on the podium,
    And tell the world to change its chickin’ eating ways,
    Because chick-fil-a, seriously, hates the gays.

    And is never open on Sundays. Which is really stupid.

  6. weathervane says

    I’ve heard calls for boycotts of Chil-fil-a, but honestly, I don’t see it making much of an impact. (They’ve all but put full page ads in the bibles of most of the megachurches…)

    I say that we make Chik-fil-a the LGBT place to be every Sunday. No protesting, no anger or yelling, nothing “inappropriate” or”indecent” just show up, order the cheapest thing on the menu (and don’t eat it). And just hang out. Make sure they have no reason at all to throw you out or call the cops so that when they do, then we can really make a stink.

  7. says

    Gay organizations- ESPECIALLY in Los Angeles where this horrible fast foood chain is now poppping up everywhere, should start a campaign dedicated to LGBT people in informing them about this companies proud homophobia.

    I have sooo many gay friends who had no clue about this companies homophobic ways. I informed them and they were shocked.

    Every dollar you spend at this fast food joint is being invested in stripping you of your rights…. Again, I repeat…. THE MONEY YOU SPEND AT CHIK FILET IS BEING INVESTED IN CAMPAIGNING AGAINST YOUR LIVELIHOOD AND RIGHTS

    I wish equalityNow would start a campaign aimed at LGBT to educate them on this companies stance.

  8. Hugh says

    Wow…. His words are powerful, hateful and strong. Shame on this company to opress gay people further than we are. They take pride in actively working against our rights. These people are worse than NOM. It’s like NOM with a lemonade stand taking everyones money and devoting it to homophobia.

  9. Kyle Ohten says

    As My gay friends and I always say, instead of eating at Chik-fil-a just contribute money to the National Organization for Marriage on their website. Chik- fil- a has donated money to NOM in the past. So if you’re a gay person and want to eat at Chik-fil-a, just cut the middle man out and donate money to NOM and a few anti gay organizations like the Family Council Research and even One Million Moms. That way, you’re money will end up going where it would have had you spent it at Chik-fil-a and you’ll save yourself from eating terrible unhealthy fast food.

  10. Augusto says

    My close friend who is a lesbian was a manager at a Chik-Fil-A that closed not long ago, and she and the higher ups contributed it to the local boycotts by local LGBT’s who worked hard to educate people locally about the store. After a year an half from opening it’s doors, it closed down, and as my friend said….. She was not upset.

    Here’s a few fun facts for you:

    The chicken is hardly fresh, everything is frozen and heated and the chicken in stock must be sold or else the company looses profit, so yeah, that hard/dry chicken you had that one day was probably from the ‘Must be used’ pile. It’s hardly healthy, if you only knew how much grease is used from the buns to the sides. And the kicker was, she said no one knew she was gay and from her observations, homophobia reigns supreme not only with the founders but all the higher ups. From staff, to district managers to fellow managers, homophobic commentary is perfectly acceptable if not encouraged and used by everyone. And they truly can’t stand us, she said. She said she actually feared being outted considering the sentiment of those around her, she feared the consequences of anyone suspecting she was gay. Needless to say, her exact words were “gay people should stay as far away from that store as possible. It’s more welcoming to chicken than gays”

  11. GayFather says

    This is basically a version of modern day segregation. With Chik-fil-a’s many homophobic comments an actions throughout the years, they are basically putting up a big sign in front of all their stores that reads
    ‘NO GAYS ALLOWED’

  12. weathervane says

    I guess my point is that they are discriminating, perhaps even targeting gay people in a very “above board”, “clean hands” way, so I’m proposing the same type of response. My suspicion is that a lot of the people who eat there are aware of their stance, and that’s the main reason they are there. I believe that those people would be intolerant of our presence. Think lunch-counter sit-ins from the 50s…
    And thank you Michael, that was very helpful.

  13. Amber says

    I agree with other posters that the response to this by LGBT groups has not be effective or strong enough. Every single 35+ million gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual in this country should be better informed about this companies anti LGBT stance. I’m afraid they are not. This company makes more money than we can wrap our minds around. People should be better educated on exactly who their hard earned dollars is being given too, and galvanized gay leaders should not be timid to say so.

    This would be a perfect opportunity for gay coalitions to work hand in hand on a campaign better informing our people about this companies brand and mission statement. We owe it to our own people

  14. My2cents says

    I’m hoping that the more people know about how unhealthy Chik is, the less business it will do. Not surprised to hear they use frozen chicken. They supposedly use peanut oil, but wouldn’t be surprised to learn that some franchises cut corners and use cheap hydrogenated palm oil or some other substitute. Their “spicy chicken salad sandwich delux” is a whopping 1500 calories, 63 gms of fat & 4840 gms of sodium! Not exactly health food!

  15. Carlos-East Coast says

    I posted about this on my facebook page and you all are right, I was shocked about the number of my friends who had NO clue about this companies homophobic ways.

    I encourage everyone to make a twitter or facebook post reminding your friends. You’ll be surprised by how some of your friends had no idea, and they deserve to know

  16. says

    How come no GLBT groups are responding to this company? Seriously, if they had a history of targetting Latinos, women, Jews or black people, they wouldn’t hear the end of it from rallied groups of said people. Where exactly have our people, united under one umbrella, responded to this madness? To GLBT orgs—– while lavish parties are lovely, most gay people would respect someone who confronts filthy rich homophobic companies head on. And exercises our freedom of speech to fight their bigotry.

  17. Jackson says

    Wow. A company has to be seriously homophobic to constantly make one demographic their punching bag and publically say so. Most companies don’t care where the dollar is coming from, so long as it’s coming, hence they don’t want to alienate any potential consumer. This company really, truly must hate gays. I’d rather starve to death than be a sell out and eat where me and my equality are not welcomed

  18. ACME Sales Rep says

    So they’re not really supportive of “the family”, then, but only of some arbitrary subset of families that happens to abide by some sort of antiquated, arbitrary code to which they choose to subscribe? Did I get that right?

    It’s a shame, because Chik-Fil-A is pretty good, but I support all families regardless of religious beliefs—which means I can’t support those who choose to discriminate against some of them.

  19. TigerSanFran says

    Honestly? Chik fil a is terrible. IT TASTES FROZEN. Fresh chicken does not taste that stale. It’s over hyped and I got the worst stomach pains last time I ate there years ago. Avoid it like the plague

  20. theotherlee says

    @Weathervane:
    “I guess my point is that they are discriminating, perhaps even targeting gay people in a very “above board”, “clean hands” way, so I’m proposing the same type of response. My suspicion is that a lot of the people who eat there are aware of their stance, and that’s the main reason they are there. I believe that those people would be intolerant of our presence. Think lunch-counter sit-ins from the 50s…
    And thank you Michael, that was very helpful.”

    * * * * *

    I find it much more appropriate to spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers that the Chick-fil-A company is AGGRESSIVELY trying to reduce and remove YOUR rights. IF they believe that you should be treated as second class citizens, then they should continue to patronize there food chain. Otherwise, they should join you in a boycott, and refuse to give them ANY money. None.

    In addition, send them here:
    http://www.fromaway.com/cooking/chick-fil-a-copycat-chicken-sandwiches

    They can make their own sandwiches, and know exactly what’s going into it.

    ____________________________________________

    @lazerlightbeam
    “How come no GLBT groups are responding to this company? Seriously, if they had a history of targetting Latinos, women, Jews or black people, they wouldn’t hear the end of it from rallied groups of said people. Where exactly have our people, united under one umbrella, responded to this madness? To GLBT orgs—– while lavish parties are lovely, most gay people would respect someone who confronts filthy rich homophobic companies head on. And exercises our freedom of speech to fight their bigotry.”

    * * * * *

    There must be some out there, Lazer.. because I’ve know for many, many years that Chick-fil-A were homophobic, “Christian” bigots. Although I don’t remember when or where exactly I became aware, lol.

    As far as LGBT “groups” doing something… Now that you are aware of this, make a *concerted effort* to sway as many people as possible from their establishment. As posted above, recruit your friends, family, and coworkers.. have them ALL post messages on FB.. tweet to their friends.. etc. Be PART of the fight, rather than expect someone else to take up the mantle.

    I sincerely hope all of Andy’s readers would be doing the same… as I have been doing.. for years. 😀

  21. John says

    Greasy, salty chicken parts and bigotry, its a recipe to never get my business. These chicken christers are peddling this junk to college students at every major university and it needs to stop. I think we should work as a group to get these rubes with their awful chicken and horrible bigotry off college campuses.

  22. Karin says

    Hey Nick- FYI that they don’t actually franchise. They are fully family owned and operated. A friend of mine actually contacted them about trying to franchise and this is the information he was given. However, after finding out their stance, even if they did offer a franchise, he would have never bought in. Support local businesses instead!

  23. chicken pox says

    @weathervane: I’m sure your intentions are in the RIGHT place but even ordering the cheapest thing on the menu & not eating it to me seams just like those stupid, arrogant, anti-gay bigots who order a coffee at Starbucks then throw it down the drain – it’s still contributing money to the company & not really helping the cause & besides aren’t they closed on Sunday?

  24. Jerry says

    @my2cents: you miscalculated when you totaled the calories on the spicy chicken deluxe: it’s 570 calories / 27gms fat /1790 gms sodium. That’s fatty enough!! And you’re right- not health food! (source: fatsecret.com)

    That’s some business model: “Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit…” Old Testament says a man can have as many wives as he can afford. Is that the definition they’re talking about?

  25. mike flower says

    Gay folks must be the most politically naive group in America. In part that’s due to the under reporting of groups like Chick… by the gay-media.

  26. Icebloo says

    This is not news. This has been well known for years. I am always disappointed by the number of idiot gays who give this company money for them to use it against us.

    EDUCATE YOURSELVES people ! WAKE UP ! STOP giving money to horrible people like this – stop giving money to these right wing businesses AND religions.

    Hitting them in their bank balance is the ONLY way they will change. Only YOU can do it.

  27. says

    Please go onto Chick-fil-A’s Facebook page and start a new comment thread complaining about how homophobic Chic-fil-A is. I did so yesterday and got lots of comments of support and some antagonists. The media is watching this and so is Chick-fil-A. The LA Times has a big story on Chick-fil-A’s situation and it was picked up by Nation’s Restaurant News which is the major trade publication in the restaurant industry. Corporations carefully keep track of both positive and negative comments made about them on Facebook and Twitterl. We all have an easy way to stick it to Chick-fil-A and any organization that hates us. Chick-fil-A’s Facebook page is easy to find as it is just their name.

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