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Chick-Fil-A Bigot CEO Dan Cathy Receiving Equality Award

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Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is receiving an EQUALITY award from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta at its prestigious Equal Opportunity Day Dinner in November, Fenuxe reports:

 This year’s theme is “Celebrating Champions of Justice and Equality.”

Honorees of the prestigious recognition this year include Congressman John Lewis, who is truly a shining beacon of equality, civil rights, and justice for all and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy. You may remember Cathy and the statements he made against gay marriage that sparked headlines throughout the world and a boycott of the chicken restaurant.

Yes, Dan Cathy has since made amends with gay rights activist groups and has stopped donating to organizations that are overtly anti-gay, but his position on gay marriage remains the same. And the corporation is seemingly still donating large sums to organizations like the Marriage & Family Foundation and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which both promote marriage in the ‘biblical sense’ and are strongly and openly opposed to same-sex marriage.

So, Chick-fil-A has basically taken steps to make themselves look better because it was hurting their business … but nothing really changed.

That civil rights hero John Lewis and Cathy would be put in the same sentence, much less on the same stage together is revolting.

UPDATE: The ULGA defends the award in a Facebook post.


Family Research Council Shooter Gets 25 Years in Prison

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Floyd Corkins II, who shot a security guard at the Family Rearch Council headquarters in August 2012, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, the AP reports:

Floyd Corkins II was sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors had asked that he spend 45 years in prison. But Corkins’ lawyer said his client was mentally ill when he entered the Family Research Council building and shot and injured a security guard. He says an 11 1/2 year sentence was appropriate. Corkins was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches during the shooting. He said he planned to smear them in his victims’ faces as a political statement.

23 LGBT groups condemned the shooting in a joint statement shortly after it took place.


Gwyneth Paltrow Says She's Eating Nothing But Chick-fil-A for Her Birthday This Year: VIDEO

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Gwyneth Paltrow is turning 41 soon and tells Chelsea Handler that because her husband Chris Martin threw her so many parties last year that she's toning it down a bit this year, offering up an endorsement that may make her equality-minded foodie followers gasp.

"This year it's Chick-fil-A. That's it."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via dlisted)

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Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy Deletes Anti-Gay Tweet Blasting Supreme Court Rulings

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Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy attacked declared his displeasure over yesterday's Supreme Court rulings on Twitter but then deleted the tweet.

Said Cathy's tweet: "Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies."

CNNMoney reports:

Chick-fil-A released a prepared statement that neither supported nor denounced Cathy's tweet.

"Dan Cathy, like everyone in this country, has his own views. However, Chick-fil-A is focused on providing great tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone," the company said.

The tone of Chick-fil-A's statement is similar to how the company handled backlash against Cathy's previous comments on gay marriage.


Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy Bringing UK's Legendary Pinewood Film Studio to the U.S.

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Britain's legendary Pinewood studio, where hundreds of well-known films including most of the James Bond films, Harry Potter, Alien, The Hobbit, and Prometheus have been shot, is making a move to the United States, opening its first major facility at a site outside of Atlanta.

CathyWho is funding the venture?

The AP reports:

The Pinewood project is a joint venture with River's Rock LLC, which is an independently managed trust of the Cathy family, according to the studio. The Cathy family is known for establishing the Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant empire based in Atlanta. The chain last year generated both criticism and support when company president Dan Cathy made comments against same-sex marriage. The company later said it would stop funding anti-gay marriage groups.

Pinewood will maintain a 40 percent interest in the venture and will also provide sales and marketing services under the agreement. Plans call for additional construction phases that could add several more soundstages. The project also includes a vocational job skills training program to help build up the state's workforce. Georgia already has an estimated 5,000 union and non-union professionals associated with the film industry along with more than 1,000 production suppliers and support companies.

County officials say 75 companies have been in contact saying they want to locate to the site and provide industry-related services.

Chick-fil-A and Cathy's related foundation, the WinShape foundation, have not stopped funding anti-gay causes, which the AP neglects to mention.


Sarah Palin Shows Her Support for Chick-fil-A Once Again

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Sarah Palin was spotted wearing some hate fashion at the Phoenix Suns game, the New York Daily News reports.

It's her most prominent show of support for Chick-fil-A since July 2012, when she posed for photos to show support for the bigoted brand, saying "Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business."

Think Progress recently reported on financial documents that show Chick-fil-A's giving to anti-gay causes nearly doubled in 2011.


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