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Wouldn't they just throw it up?
How do you feel about what he said today?
I will tell my grandkids that when companies and charities actively came out against gay marriage and went vocal/high-profile over their bigotry, I did my best to stop giving them my business.
They'll never think to ask whether or not my shoes were made by Asian children, because by the time I have grandchildren we will all be working as peasant slaves to the Chinese. But our $12 weddings will be fully gay-inclusive.
I don't think ugly people should be allowed to get married. It's gross. Can someone help me start the rally?
This post was edited by ravensnterps 21 months ago
Ironically, at the store level the represent everything that is right. They always have the best employees and when the community didn't have power because of the crazy storm, they opened up on Sunday to give free ice to people without coolers.
I will blatantly lie uncontrollably to my grand kids. Nothing really to do with this particular thing, but yeah
As an old man with grand kids, if I'm functional outside of letting the occasional wet fart roam forth from my saggy cheeks, it will have been a disappointing life.
I will be telling my grandkids all about the onion I wore on my belt, and how kids in sweatshops in various countries that may or may not still exist had to work for hours upon hours to farm those onions.
It's a trick question anyways. Anyone that eats those delicious fried chicken sandwiches on the reg probably won't be around for any grandkids.
It's not like they're the boy scouts and don't want gays in their store. The owner of the company can have any religious he/she wants to.
I hope the drive thru isn't wrapped around the corner at lunchtime tomorrow like it usually is.
Spicy chicken with ranch for lunch tomorrow, mmm
I think that way of thinking is stupid and that's mainly why I'm not religious anymore (again, don't tell my grandmother). But the issue with Christianity and gay marriage is soooo much bigger than Chick Fil A. Are they even vocal about their bigotry? Prior to today the only way anyone knew they gave to Christian charities is that they searched through he tax records of WinShape which is associated with Chick Fil A. It's not like they are advertising that fact in their stores or on their website. I don't know why Cathy decided to confirm it today, but I assume it has to do with the amount of heat they've gotten because someone took the time to sift through those tax records.
Unless the actual franchise owner is actively promoting the anti-gay movement, I don't have a problem getting a spicy chicken sandwich from them.
Also I didn't know Brad Pitt's mom owned Chik-Fil-A
Except they're closed on Sunday , which is completely wrong
Nope. Waugh chapel in gambrills/Crofton.
Damn, that's the same one I usually go to on the way home from work. I saw that it was going to be closed for a couple weeks and almost cried.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
Are they not the most efficient people you've ever seen? They're like if a SS death squad was nice and there were secretly awesome Mexicans in the back helping out with everything.
As someone who grew up in Crofton and knew much of the staff at the Crofton Mcdonald's...do NOT eat at that McDonald's under any circumstances.
I'm against Chick-Fil-A but in Crofton I'd take bigots over maggots 6 days a week.
Tell that to Fox. He was there the other day photographing a mullet.
Agreed that prior to today they weren't vocally bigoted. And prior to today I gave Chick-Fil-A my business. Today they changed their tack, so I did too. Not down with the hatred, even if it is fried in scrumptious peanut oil.
I disagree with the "but they're so small" angle. I wouldn't give my business to a kid selling $1 lemonades on the curb if I walked up and he said, "God hates gays. Lemonade?" Not even if he served it efficiently. I can't get my head around the idea of a line below which the principle is no longer important due to the operation being too small.
If we were only considering the practical aspects of this thing, then I wouldn't care at all and I guess I'd agree fully with you. It's not like that satchel of cash from Chick-Fil-A is going to be the tipping point that keeps gay marriage banned forever, or even changes the timing of anything. Chick-Fil-A is acting on its board's bigoted personal principles, as they know their money makes little to no difference in the grand scheme. Folks in this thread have a healthy spread of opinions on the topic, but personally I'll be happy to act in response according to my own principles. Shrug.
Just thinking out loud here -- Do you think that CEO's wife has a big poster in the bedroom that says, "EAT MOR PUSY?"
I routinely stop at the one in Queenstown (oh the irony amirite),on my way to the beach- and the staff is sooo freaking nice, and super efficient.
Wait, people are upset because they suddenly realize a Morman fast food chain that's closed on Sunday is anti-gay?
Next you're going to tell me Red Lobster is anti-lobster.
So you're going to draw the line here, but not at the other corporations who have donated countless billions to PACs that likely share Chick-Fil-A's views? All because Chick-Fil-A actually came out and said it?
If you went to the restaurant before, knowing it was closed on Sunday because of its religious beliefs, and now suddenly feel it necessary to draw the line based on moral convictions, then you're completely delusional.
Only to get a tasty sweet tea. Which was not fresh out in the dining room, BTW.
I'm a regular at the CfA in Gambrills. I think I could tell you several different manager's names on their opening shifts. It's hurting that they're closed for so long.
Its one of those things that you knew was probably true but chose to ignore it, but now thats in your face you can't
it probably won't stop me from going, but i'll feel dirty when i do
Just got back from Chick Fil A. Still tastes the same.
No one is saying a private citizen who owns a private company can't have "any religious beliefs" they want. The point is that educated, open minded people have the option of not giving their money to a company owned by a homophobe who is apparently so resolute in his bigoted beliefs that he'd be dumb enough to publicly upset a significant percentage of his consumer base. Standing behind hateful behavior simply because it can be classified as religious is cowardice anyway.
Also, no idea how drawing the line at a CEO publicly voicing his hateful opinion on this issue could be seen as ill-timed or delusional. Obviously there are large companies that donate to organizations that have views that we all disagree with at some point. Being dumb and/or hateful enough to say it in public shouldn't be rewarded and deserves to be met with ridicule and potential financial repercussion.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
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