In an attempt to do damage control after being found out that the WinShape Foundation, Chick-Fil-A’s charitable arm gave over $1.7 Million To Anti-Gay groups including Focus on the Family and Exodus International. And yesterday when its CEO Dan Cathy made a hateful public out-pouring stating that gay marriage equality activists are “inviting God’s judgment on our nation,” Chick-fil-A today posted a Facebook statement today saying that their “independent” franchises treat all customers with “honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”
The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.
Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.
Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.
Blah blah blah.
The statement which is nothing more than a smokescreen sounds eerily similar to one that Dan Cathy himself made over a year and a half ago in January, 2011. When he claimed Chick-fil-A has “no agenda against anyone,” and that the company would not “champion any political agendas” relating to marriages or families.
Nothing in the statement above says that they will stop donating to anti-gay groups. Just that they will “leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena” meaning not talk about it publicly.
Its time to choke the chicken folks Gay, lesbian, Straight, everyone that does not believe in bigotry of any form.
BOYCOTT CHICK-fil-A and let’s make these bastards squirm.