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Chick-fil-A agrees to stop funding anti-gay groups, Chicago alderman says

2:56 pm - 09/19/2012

Joe Moreno, the alderman whose opposition of a proposed Chick-fil-A on Chicago's north side helped fuel the controversy, told the Chicago Tribune the company has pledged to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in a memo to staffers and has promised that the WinShape Foundations, its not-for-profit arm, would no longer contribute money to groups that oppose gay marriage. Moreno said he will recommend that Chick-fil-A's construction plans be approved.

The memo, "Chick-fil-A: Who We Are," will be distributed to all corporate employees and restaurant operators, encouraging them to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect--regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender," Moreno said.

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Hmmm...wonder if they're serious.
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bnmc2005 19th-Sep-2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
I would like to think that this buisness learned the lesson that business and outlandish alienating and MEAN politics don't mix.
bnmc2005 19th-Sep-2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
But notice they said nothing about how the comments of their head honcho were wrong.
seamouse 19th-Sep-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
"we are married to our first wives."

While I can't point to a particular word and shout "male supremacists", this statement smacks like male supremacy. Maybe I'm just looking for it, though.
unbridledglee 19th-Sep-2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
No, I can see it too. Though I saw it more as a "we don't divorce so we're better than you~" thing.
baked_goldfish 19th-Sep-2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...wonder if they're serious.

Probably, but only because the protests hurt their bottom line.

I'm still not eating there myself - there's no saying that they won't sneakily start up again, and no longer giving to these organizations doesn't undo the damage of having given for as long as they did.
harumi 19th-Sep-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, not convinced. And the owners are still homophobic. So I'm still not supporting them.
vvalkyri 20th-Sep-2012 12:02 am (UTC)
I've seen a bunch of press on a nondiscrimination policy, but I'd like to see something rather more official about "and we'll stop sending our/your $ to groups that oppose equality"
ebay313 20th-Sep-2012 12:41 am (UTC)
I am not convinced. Kind of thinking that this is just to appease people and get them to eat there again, and just find less obvious ways of doing what they were doing more openly before.
livinghope 20th-Sep-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
tabaqui 20th-Sep-2012 01:12 am (UTC)
I don't know if they'll really do it or not, and i'm quite sure it's only because they want to make more money/are hurting, but it's something. Not much, but something.

Still won't eat there.
wrestlingdog 20th-Sep-2012 03:01 am (UTC)
If this is true:

dustbunny105 20th-Sep-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
I'm glad they were hurt badly enough to change (provided this is true), but I don't know that I could ever enjoy food from Chick-tract-fil-A again.
jwaneeta 20th-Sep-2012 04:37 am (UTC)
All 1,608 of its stores are closed on Sundays, a day of rest for most Christians.

Uh... those Christians who can afford to rest, I guess.
zinnia_rose 20th-Sep-2012 06:50 am (UTC)
This is a pleasant surprise, if it's actually true. Which I kind of doubt, tbh. I bet the only thing they're doing is making their hateful donations a lot more quietly. As a vegetarian, eating at Chik-Fil-A is not something I'm at all likely to be doing (to say nothing of the fact that I'd have to travel three cities over to get to one) anyway.
wonderland386 20th-Sep-2012 08:12 am (UTC)
I really don't care if they're just doing it for the business. The employees/CEO/whatever are entitled to their own opinions, just like I'm entitled to my own. I can't get mad at someone for believing something different from me. I'm just glad that if I choose to spend my money there, it won't be going directly from the company to these organizations.
sparkindarkness 20th-Sep-2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
Personally I'm more than happy to get mad at people who think GBLT people are lesser people, unworthy of human rights.
et_tu_lulu 20th-Sep-2012 08:49 am (UTC)
I wish I could believe that they were being sincere. I think that they will just find a sneaky way to funnel money to anti-LGBT causes.
shoujokakumei 20th-Sep-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
Good, now tell your franchises to stop including church affiliation in job interviews before someone wises up and sues your ass...
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