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  • Does leather count?

  • i heard they hate gay people.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      I don’t think the cows really feel one way or the other to be honest.

    • HaileUnlikely

      Their founder, Truett Cathy, who one might reasonably have characterized in such a way, died years ago. His son, Dan, who now runs the business, is a conservative to be sure, but by all accounts seems to be a good dude. The executive director of Campus Pride wrote an interesting article in the Huffington Post about his friendship with Dan Cathy a year or two ago that in my opinion is seriously worth reading.

      • Not really. Dan Cathy has made a number of statements against gay marriage. He only backtracked once it impacted his business. The day the SC struck down DOMA, Dan Cathy tweeted it was a “sad day for our nation” or some such shit.

      • PDleftMtP

        This Dan Cathy?
        http://www.bpnews.net/38271

        Who runs a company that’s given more than a million dollars to this organization? (Check out the “sexual purity” statement.)
        http://www2.lawrence.edu/sorg/LCF/Leadership/FCA_leadership_requirements.htm

        Don’t fool yourself. It may be a tasty sandwich, but this is where your money is going.

        • HaileUnlikely

          I don’t really like chicken sandwiches – I’ve eaten there a grand total of once in my life, and it was years ago. I get that he holds personal views that many here disagree with and find offensive. I just disagree that that is tantamount to hate. We devalue the gravity of the word hate when we throw it around like that.

    • Yawn. I’m gay and I don’t care. I love Chick-fil-a!

  • Bloomingdale Jim

    I heard that too – no thank you.

  • Do not support Chick fil A. They hide behind their religious curtain to spread hate. I do not tolerate it.

  • I will not support Chick-fil-a. They are against the “Black lives Matter” movement and are homophobic.

  • Chick-fil-a provided free chicken sandwiches and iced tea to blood drives supporting victims of the Orlando gay club shooting.

    So while the owners may disagree (which is much different from “hate,” by the way) with gays, they believe in compassion.

    • HaileUnlikely

      I didn’t know that they provided free food to the blood drives. That’s cool. I don’t have any special love for Chick-fil-A, I just don’t like to see the word “hate” thrown around so carelessly. There are really truly hateful people in the world, and I don’t think the CEO of Chick-fil-A is one of them. I get why people here may dislike him, or even despise him, and moreover dislike and despise some of his beliefs, but I see no evidence that he hates anyone.

    • Isn’t compassion kind of the point of Christianity? Why should Christians expect earthly kudos for doing what their prophet told them to do, in their own self-interest (the heaven thing)? Matthew was pretty clear on being pious in order to be seen to be pious. He said you should pray in private if you want your heavenly reward, and to do otherwise is hypocrisy.
      But back to the consumer: if you wouldn’t give money to Christian groups which denigrate homosexuality, then you shouldn’t give money to this particular fast food chain. It’s really that simple.

  • There’s one being built in Tenleytown now too, next to the Panera, across from the metro.

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