Following the widespread backlash against "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's racist and homophobic comments in a GQ profile published earlier this month, a group of Robertson supporters have started a campaign to show support for Robertson entitled, "Chick-Phil-A-Day," The Huffington Post reports. The group is calling on people to "stand for free speech" by wearing camouflage and eating at Chick-Fil-A, notorious for its support of anti-LGBT groups, on January 21. The proponents of "Chick-Phil-A-Day" claim no ties to the fast food company, saying they are "independent and organized from a grassroots view." The campaign's Facebook page has amassed some 34,000 likes to date.
The Orlando Magic have teamed up with Chick-Fil-A for their Hot Shot Promotion:
Magic fans will be able to enjoy Chick-fil-A® for free with the help of the Orlando Magic during the 2013-14 NBA season with the Chick-fil-A Hot Shot Promotion. The Magic are partnering with Chick-fil-A to offer a free spicy chicken sandwich to any Magic fan in attendance at any home game in which the Magic hit five or more 3-pointers. To redeem their free sandwhich, fans can take their ticket stub or seat locator stub/sheet into any participating Central Florida Chick-fil-A location the day after the team hits the mark.
Enjoy the taste of hate chik-in with every 3-pointer.
Chick-fil-A and its WinShape foundation have not stopped giving to anti-gay causes.
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.
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 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...
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."
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.