Chick-Fil-A Stops Donations To Anti-Gay Groups

September 19th, 2012 // 131 Comments
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Hate politics? Let the pretty pictures of girls making out carry you away.

A little over seven years ago, I was renting an apartment from a stingy, old investment banker who at the time I should’ve pegged as, of course, deeply conservative and religious but the place was conveniently across the street from a bar, so it’s a miracle I’m remembering any of this. Anyway, I start a relationship with a girl and decide to have her move in which I figure is no big deal, it’s 2004, the town elders aren’t going to peg us both as witches. So I ask my landlord to put her on the lease, he asks me to come down to his office and what follows is a completely true story. As I enter the room, I notice he’s seated at the table with a Bible in front of him. He then asks me to sit down, condemns my living in sin and proceeds to literally read scripture at me. I take about a minute of this before informing him my dad’s a pastor, so he’s really not bringing any new information to the table and then point blank ask him if he’s going to keep taking my money or not. The next day he adds my girlfriend to the lease, and not a word of this is spoken again which is exactly what this reminds me of. Via Gawker:

In a letter addressed to Alderman Moreno and signed by Chick-fil-A’s Senior Director of Real Estate, it states, “The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas.” In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage.
Additionally, they have sent an internal memo to franchisees and stakeholders that stated that, as a company, they will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender,” and that their “intent is not to engage in political or social debates.” This statement was placed into an official company document called “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are.”

You see, despite the amount of bigots who showed up last month to hate faggots, I mean “Derfend f’eedom a speech!” Chick-fil-A found itself in the position to lose a ton of lucrative college dining contracts and so, like a Godly man of principle that he is, Dan Cathy immediately bent over and said, “I’ll be good.” Via The Huffington Post:

Reliable sources who do not wish to be identified at this time tell the HuffPost Gay Voices team that Dan Cathy, the fast food chain’s president, “welcomed campus leaders to a private luncheon in Atlanta on Thursday to discuss diversity, hospitality and the opportunity to find common ground.”

Of course, the most amazing part of this story has yet to come, and that’s when the blubbering evangelical masses cry “Censorship!” while completely oblivious to the fact that absolutely no one was censored here, and it’s free market capitalism who plunged the fried pickle straight into a willing Chick-fil-A’s bun. And, yes, John Travolta did teach me economics. How could you tell?

UPDATE: Turns out Chick-fil-A was pulling the age-old Christian move of lying for Jesus. Of course.

Photos: Bauer-Griffin, Splash News

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  1. The word condones doesn’t work in your story- I think you meant condemns. Godammit, now I’m proofreading.

    • Frank Burns

      I thought he meant “cojones”.

      • LOL he changed it to condemns, but i like cojones better. Commenters are awesome free proofreaders!!

      • AcornArmy

        Wait, it’s a “he”? From the context of the story, it sounded like the author of the blog post was a “she”. I’m confused.

      • *sigh* If you were a guy, having a girl move in with you was no big deal, which is why getting hit with a lot of scripture about “living in sin” from someone who wasn’t even a parental unit was so ridiculous.

        I can assure you that “living in sin” would not have been the Biblical lecture had Fish been a woman looking to cohabit with a lesbian girlfriend.

      • AcornArmy

        I don’t know; maybe if he were a fairly mild-mannered interfering Bible-thumper, he might have been thinking “you’re going to burn in Hell, lesbian whore!”, but he might only have been able to summon up enough rudeness to give the “living in sin” speech. Surely even elderly religious nuts can feel self-conscious about telling someone they’re going to Hell during a sociable, one-on-one conversation.

      • “Self-conscious”? “Sociable conversation”? Did you even read the post?
        Wow, you clearly don’t know the breed at all. If you’re passing Biblical judgment, you don’t draw it mild for fear of being thought “rude”; and I can assure you that the chance to use the word “abomination” is rarely missed. Again, “living in sin” would hardly be the appropriate castigation in a lesbian scenario.

      • AcornArmy

        It was a joke. Actually, the first post was half-joking, too, though I was serious about the context sounding like it was a gay woman’s anecdote, rather than a straight man’s. Not that it matters, I was just trying to get the pronouns straight.

    • Arlene

      Of course it works. Well, unless it breaks.

  2. This is so funny to me. The almighty dollar always wins out. This was such a dumb business move to begin with. Sure, he can believe whatever the hell he wants, but more and more people every day are completely okay with homosexuality because it doesn’t affect them. The company was dating themselves; never a good thing. Now, the pro-gay people are going to scream they are doing this for money, and the anti-gay people are going to scream traitor. Hilarious.

    • FudgeSticks

      Personally, I think BOTH sides want this matter to die. The company ate shit by being exposed as a bigoted establishment, and that DOES hurt the almighty dollar, even with their little hate fest Huckabee called for in defense of “freedom of speech”. The LGBT community learned that there is still a lot of intolerant and hateful people out there. I think probably a lot more than they imagined. They thought they were weilding a lot of power with the boycott, when in fact they were bringing the ugliness of a lot of Americans to the surface (a lot like Obama becoming President). Both sides ate humble pie on this one.

      • Marcus

        FudgeSticks – You are completely wrong. “Both sides eating humble pie”??? Maybe in your mind, but not here on earth. Chick-Fil-A had a policy, the policy was made public, there were protests, the policy has been rescinded. This is not “both sides eating humble pie”. This is one side tucking its tail between its legs and hoping people still buy their chicken. Pretty clear.

      • “The LGBT community learned that there is still a lot of intolerant and hateful people out there. I think probably a lot more than they imagined.”

        You are kidding, right? Really, do you think anyone who’s gay is somehow naive, with a really slow learning curve where this matter is concerned?

        FYI, nobody brought shit “to the surface” during the boycott – it was an extremely visible oilslick from the get-go, with Dan Cathy playing the part of the Exxon Valdez. Refusing to allow a public corporation to free-form hate on you by openly supporting organizations that are vested in keeping you a second-class citizen, and making them eat their fucking words through a boycott is empowering. If you honestly think anyone other than Chik-Fil-A is “eating humble pie” then you have no concept of what victory looks like. Then again, you also seem to think both sides “just want this matter to die”.

        Think again.

    • Jim Jones

      If the company is dating itself, does that make it gay?

  3. Cock Dr

    Because when push comes to shove $s usually win out over sacred texts and faith in the supernatural sky being(s).

    • Gabby Haze

      Plus they might still be making (cough) backdoor donations to the anti-gay groups.

      • FudgeSticks

        The sad part is, they probably will continue, but use fronts so they don’t get exposed. Hell, they can support anti-gay candidates thru a super pac and nobody is the wiser.

      • Marcus

        While the “corporation” now has a new non-discriminatory policy, I’m sure, as you suspect, that the large shareholders do not. Undoubtedly, they will still make donations that reflect their backwards beliefs. This is their right. It is also my right not to eat their crap.

  4. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    catapostrophe
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    “Do you need any sauce with that?’

  5. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    “WAIT A MINUTE, YOU TASTE LIKE FISH, NOT CHICKEN!!”

  6. Deacon Jones

    And cue a Fox News attempt to rally against their decision and act pissed off ….NOW!

    • Bianca

      If I know Fox News like I think I do, they’ll either:

      a.) rage at the Dems for ‘forcing’ Chick- Fil-A to back down on their ‘traditional values’

      b.) pretend like they have been in agreement with this decision all along and blame the Dems for ‘spinning’ their words.

  7. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    Deacon Jones
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    Man, what a waste of two hot chicks

  8. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    fake

  9. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    real

  10. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    real

  11. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    still fake.

  12. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    real

  13. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    Deacon Jones
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    I wonder how many loads splatted on that tramp stamp before she started playing with girls.

  14. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    fake for one, real for the other.

  15. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    cocktail lesbians. fake.

    • So what do you stop watching Lesbian porn as you know the women are only bisexual or lipstick lesbians? I say continue the falseness as they (and me) are having a good time ! XXX

      [img]http://www.thesuperficial.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/19/chick-fil-a-gay-kiss-in-0806-06-580×435-340_255.jpg[/img]
      The best of the pictures!

    • They may be lipstick lesbians, but I’ll take it.

    • USDA Prime McBeef

      they’re not even lipstick lesbians. drunk college chicks making out in front of crowd is more about attention whoring than some grand statement regarding gay rights.

      I never said it wasn’t awesome.

  16. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    hmmmm…?

  17. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    fake. good effort though.

  18. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    oh, get the fuck over yourselves. no guys are even looking anymore.

  19. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    real & real

  20. Bane

    Next they’ll start selling the Harold and Kumar Cock Sandwich with a side of carpet for the lesbos to munch on.

  21. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    USDA Prime McBeef
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    real

  22. OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY DOES ANYONE CARE WHERE PEOPLE PUT THEIR RESPECTIVE PRIVATES?!?! GET A FUCKING LIFE

  23. Hedgehog

    I have a chubby now

  24. Given the Chick-fil-A sponsorship of last week’s Penn State game, I thought it was Jerry Sandusky “who plunged the fried pickle straight into a willing Chick-fil-A’s bun.”

    Oh, wait, “willing.” Sorry.

  25. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    Anastasia Beaverhausen
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    Give it a rest, skanks.

  26. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    Yeah, these two are just sloshed.

  27. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    “How about now? No? Still not buying it?”

  28. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    These two have seen more cock than a urinal at the Superbowl.

    • BbyBluThghHghs

      Either that was a really, really bad joke or you have no understanding of what a lesbian is…

      • Nah, it was a great joke. Lemme sketch it out for you:

        .

      • Fucking comments HTML.

        Basically, you missed the point. These chicks are about as “real” lesbians as I’m Superman.

      • Anastasia Beaverhausen

        Their body language says it all. The blonde girl is backing away from the brunette in most of the pics. Also there is only one pic where their hips are actually touching. Real lesbians don’t back away from each other like that. Go back and look at the body language of the other lesbians, even the gay men. It’s extremely obvious these girls are just doing this for the attention.

  29. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    These two, just like Dan Cathy, are willing to do anything for the almighty buck.

  30. AbRtFl

    Great news. Next controversy, plz.

  31. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    Box lunch at the Y, anyone?

  32. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    Commented on this photo:

    I’ll believe these two when one gives the other “The Minivan”. It’s like “The Shocker” (two in the pink, one in the stink) except “The Minivan” is two in the front and five in the rear.

  33. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    I can’t help but notice that the only attractive lesbian couple makes up 12 of the 21 photos. Proving the rule that everyone likes lesbians…as long as they’re hot.

  34. “Camelot is a silly place.”

  35. Tronald Dump

    Fried chicken is better than Glee.

  36. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    JC
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    In every picture, there’s a lonely widow saying it all with her eyes.

  37. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
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    What’s going on behind these two that is drawing everyone else’s attention? How can it be more interesting?

  38. KRM

    It’s a private company, right? So we can’t see if they actually did suffer as a result of the protests and boycotts?

  39. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    Crissy
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    Why would any straight guy want to do this?!!! So, I say IT IS NOT FAKE. It is not the same as two straight women doing this for attention.

  40. Archie Leach

    Holy fucking shit batman! The almighty dollar is driving a corporation to change corporate policies? This is such a fucking rarity!

  41. josh

    “They’re not going to hang us both as witches”

    Is….is Fish a girl? If so my mind is blown.

    • Erica

      Oh, i assumed ‘living in sin’ referred to the not being married part. Unless… no, fish can’t be a girl, can he??

    • Anastasia Beaverhausen

      Male and female witches are both called witches. There’s no such term as Warlock in the “real” witch world.

  42. Pat C.

    I still won’t eat at Chick-Fil-A since I know some of their employees are going to vote for the candidate I oppose. As long as Chick-Fil-A is paying them, they’re also supporting that candidate. They have every right to do so, but the consequences are that I take my business elsewhere.

    • If that’s your criteria, that you’re not going to consume food from an establishment where some of the employees may vote against your candidate of choice, I hope you know how to plant vegetables.

  43. There is always some asshole trying to halt societal progress and throw people back into the middle ages with religious dogma. They’re free to do so, just as I’m free to not buy whatever product they’re selling.

  44. Inmate 12236969

    You know I heard that lesbians can’t take no dick.

  45. Inmate 12236969

    Ok you silly motherfuckers if you put don’t down Christianity I’ll cut off your fucking head…oh sorry wrong religion—my bad.

  46. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    r,
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    you know it’s a gay rights protest when none of the creepy old men are watching the two hot girls make out

  47. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    CT
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    back to reality…

  48. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    anonym
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    yep. hot fake lesbos

  49. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    cc
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    I was really hoping that that was Amber Heard, and that the subsequent photos would involve tearing of clothes…

  50. Gay Rights Supporters Kiss-In Protest Event Chick-fil-A
    Guest
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    The biggest problem i have with this is that hair clip. tragedy

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