- "As for you closed minded homophobic uneducated haters it is a proven fact people are born gay bi lesbian whatever. And many of them even live normal lives and are even Christian!"
- "Believe what you believe but that was a terrible business move. Hope your doors close all over America."
- "Poor crisis management on CFA's part is all I see here."
- "y do we get upset when someone wishes to voice their opinion on the subject, n respectfully say they do not agree with gay marriages. Y can't we let people have their opinion? Not everyone has to like what others do."
Friday, July 27, 2012
Chick-fil-A President Draws Praise and Criticism for His Public Scorn of Gay Marriage
It's never a good idea to intentionally wake a sleeping bear. Nor is it a good idea to wake up controversy unnecessarily.
Chick-fil-A's Facebook page sings from a different hymnal. "Another rumor related to Chick-fil-A that is currently in the media is related to the Jim Henson Kid's Meal prizes. We want to set the facts straight. Chick-fil-A made the choice to voluntarily withdraw the Jim Henson Kid's Meal puppets for potential safety concerns for our customers on Thursday, July 19. On July 20, Chick-fil-A was notified of the Jim Henson Company's decision to no longer partner with us on future endeavors." (https://www.facebook.com/ChickfilA)
Boston has no Chick-fil-A restaurants, and after Cathy's comments, Boston's mayor said he doesn't want any. According the The Boston Herald, he said, "Chick-fil-A doesn't belong in Boston. You can't have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We're an open city, we're a city that's at the forefront of inclusion," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said.
According to today's edition of the Daily Dog, criticism "has been quick and unmerciful from gay-rights advocates and others who simply disagree with the company's high-profile voicing of its exclusionary viewpoints. Multiple comments are pouring in every minute on the chain's Facebook page.
The Chick-fil-A Facebook page posting quoted above has 17,000 likes and 6,000 comments. It was posted two hours before. A sampling goes like this: