Chick fil-A has “made no … concessions” regarding its support of groups that oppose gay marriage,company CEO Dan Cathy said in a statement that was posted online by Mike Huckabee, denying a statement by a Chicago alderman that the company said it would reevaluate its policies in the face of a move by city officials to bar Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant there.
“Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are [...]
Chick-fil-A stopped funding traditional-marriage groups in an effort to open a new Chicago restaurant, but the company initially kept quiet about the decision, prompting gay rights groups to speculate that the company feared a backlash from conservative customers.
The Christian-rooted fast food restaurant agreed to stop funding groups such as Focus on the Family that oppose same-sex marriage in a meeting with the Chicago politician who had been blocking the company’s [...]
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The controversy over Chick-Fil-A may now have impacted the Dallas Police Department.
CBS 11 has learned a Dallas Police Sergeant brought a sandwich from the embattled restaurant chain to work with him last Wednesday, August 1, a day known around the country as Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
When the Sergeant arrived at his post at the Southeast patrol, words were exchanged between himself and two female officers.
And while it is unclear [...]
August 3, 2012
Gay rights activists are planning to hold on Friday a “national same-sex kiss day at Chick-fil-A,” the restaurant chain whose president’s opposition to same-sex marriage sparked a media frenzy.
“Let’s show Chick-fil-A thanks for their support of Love, Equality, and the Real Definition of Marriage!” organizers posted on their Facebook page.
Same-sex couples are expected to arrive at restaurants across the country and kiss in protest, then post video or [...]
Adam Smith, former CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, caused quite a stir today when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube.
Smith berates the worker about her company in the video, which was initially titled ”Reduce $’s to Chick-Fil-A’s Hate Groups.” It has since been taken down (though others have uploaded it too).
“I don’t know how you live with yourself and work here,” he tells [...]
Wednesday was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and Americans flocked to the fast food restaurant in response to criticism of COO Dan Cathy’s opposition to same-sex marriage (as well as threats from the mayors of some major cities). The photos of long lines and traffic jams reveal the extent of the restaurant’s support–for some it’s about traditional values and for others it’s about freedom of religious exercise and speech in the face of government intimidation. There are [...]
“Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” an event Wednesday in which supporters converged on the fast-food establishment to back its chief executive’s controversial stance on gay marriage, is not the end of the controversy.
Gay rights supporters are planning a “National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A” on Friday. As part of the event, couples are encouraged to go one of the chicken restaurant’s locations and take a photo or video of themselves kissing.
“Let’s show Chick-fil-A thanks for [...]
A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the [...]
The Chicago Republican Party announced last week it would file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights and Attorney General Lisa Madigan over the discriminatory action by Alderman Proco (Joe) Moreno against the food chain Chick-fil-A.
The party is now expanding their complaint to cover Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as well. According to a press release, the Chicago Republican Party says that “the complaint states that the Alderman and the Mayor have broken civil rights [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) — The culture clash over Chick-Fil-A could come to a head on Wednesday, with supporters in Chicago and around the country turning out for an “appreciation day” first proposed by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Nationwide as of Wednesday morning, about 582,000 people planned to go to a Chick-Fil-A location and order something for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
Meanwhile, Republicans in Chicago say they will also file a formal complaint at City [...]
Sarah Palin has Tweeted her support for Chick-Fil-A’s anti-gay tirade claiming the chicken sandwich chain was ‘a great business’.
Just before 10pm last night, the Republican posted a tweet saying she ‘stopped by’ Chick-Fil-A to support the embattled restaurant, which sparked controversy after publicly shunning homosexual couples last week.
The former Christian politician also posted a photograph of her and her husband on her Facebook page, grinning as they clutched their Chick-Fil-A [...]
July 26, 2012
In Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago, the Alderman controlling Logan Square wants to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store because its CEO opposes gay marriage.
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said last week he believes in the biblical definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
“I think we’re inviting God’s judgment when we shake our fist at him, you know, [saying], ‘We know better than you as to what [...]
The people of Boston will have to purchase their chicken sandwiches elsewhere: Mayor Thomas M. Menino has sworn that the franchise will have to fight city hall to bring its fast-food empire to Boston after Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, said gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” The Atlanta-based chain is hoping to open a restaurant in a popular tourist spot near the Freedom Trail — a rather ironic choice in Menino’s [...]
Boston mayor Thomas Menino is not about to have “Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.” Menino has promised to block the fried chicken chain from opening in Boston after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathyadmitted he was “guilty as charged” in having an anti-homosexual stance. “If they need licenses in the city,” Menino told The Boston Herald, “it will be very difficult — unless they open up their policies.”
BOSTON (AP) — The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company’s president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.
Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/OevB9z ) on Thursday that he doesn’t want a business in the city “that discriminates against a population.”
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is “guilty as [...]
Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy said in explosive interview that company is only supportive of heterosexual family values
Added that business is family-based ‘and we are married to our first wives’
Company donated more than $3m between 2003 and 2009 to Christian organisations with anti-gay agendas
The fast food chain Chick-fil-A has long been suspected of having an anti-gay agenda, and this week, the company’s COO has decidedly come out on the side of [...]
The fast food chain Chic-fil-A has long been suspected of having an anti-gay agenda, and this week, the company’s COO has decidedly come out on the side of the ‘biblical definition of the family unit.’
Dan Cathy, the president of the multimillion-dollar empire said in an interview with the conservative paper Baptist Press that his company is ‘very much supportive of the family,’ but only when it involves heterosexual couples.
‘Well, guilty [...]
It’s a feeling many fast food customers are familiar with – the excited anticipation of the double hamburger and fries about to come your way – only to be replaced by feelings of guilt and dissatisfaction as soon as you’ve finished.
And now it’s official, Americans who frequent the most popular fast-food restaurants are less happy with their health than the average citizen, according to a new survey conducted by consumer-focused [...]