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Yeah, Cluck-off Chick-fil-A

 
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06 September 2019 11:55
 

Protesters crash grand opening of Toronto’s first Chick-fil-A
https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/protesters-crash-grand-opening-of-toronto-s-first-chick-fil-a-1.4580893

The CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, has previously said he believes in the “biblical definition of a family unit” and has donated millions to charities with a history of discrimination.

“Chick-fil-A has given millions of dollars to anti-LGBTQ2S organizations, including known hate groups and proponents of conversion therapy, and continues to do so every year,” The 519 said.


Personally, I wouldn’t knowingly spend a dime of my money at a business that uses their profits to support fundamentalist religious views, interferes in politics, and acts contrary to the principle of basic civil rights for everyone.

Can’t help thinking, ‘go back where you came from’.

 

 
 
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06 September 2019 12:20
 

But their chicken sandwiches are sooooooo good!

I understand your position.  But if I stopped buying from anyone I disagreed with politically, I’d have to grow my own food and make my own clothes.

[ Edited: 07 September 2019 19:15 by EN]
 
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06 September 2019 13:33
 
EN - 06 September 2019 12:20 PM

But their chicken sandwiches are sooooooo good!

I understand your position.  But if I stopped buying from anyone I disagreed with politically with, I’d have to grow my own food and make my own clothes.

I’m trying to picture you in home-made farmer’s overalls, but it doesn’t really tally with my image of you in a suit or casual chic.

Yeah, it can be really hard (or impossible) to be good.  (But I think I can forego a chicken sandwich, even a really good one.)

 

[ Edited: 06 September 2019 14:27 by Jan_CAN]
 
 
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06 September 2019 16:17
 
EN - 06 September 2019 12:20 PM

But their chicken sandwiches are sooooooo good!

I understand your position.  But if I stopped buying from anyone I disagreed with politically with, I’d have to grow my own food and make my own clothes.

Exactly.

 
 
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06 September 2019 17:12
 

Any decent Canadian prefers back bacon on a bun anyway.  Especially when prepared by a drag queen.

 
 
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06 September 2019 17:37
 
LadyJane - 06 September 2019 05:12 PM

Any decent Canadian prefers back bacon on a bun anyway.  Especially when prepared by a drag queen.

LOL ... definitely!

 

 
 
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06 September 2019 18:39
 
EN - 06 September 2019 12:20 PM

But their chicken sandwiches are sooooooo good!

I understand your position.  But if I stopped buying from anyone I disagreed with politically with, I’d have to grow my own food and make my own clothes.

Would you buy from someone who is using the money you spend at his business to work against your civil rights?  I’m with Jan_Can.

 
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06 September 2019 22:06
 

Voting with dollars really matters. Probably more than regular votes. Consumer feedback really matters as well. As amoral as corporations are they do respond to the spending habits of consumers. We have some leverage here if we exercise it.

 
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07 September 2019 03:59
 
Brick Bungalow - 06 September 2019 10:06 PM

Voting with dollars really matters. Probably more than regular votes. Consumer feedback really matters as well. As amoral as corporations are they do respond to the spending habits of consumers. We have some leverage here if we exercise it.

Yeah, power to the people.

 

 
 
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Jan_CAN - 06 September 2019 11:55 AM

Personally, I wouldn’t knowingly spend a dime of my money at a business that uses their profits to support fundamentalist religious views, interferes in politics, and acts contrary to the principle of basic civil rights for everyone.

Agreed.  100%.

 
 
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07 September 2019 07:30
 

A boycott represents the will of the people.  If you want to send a message to the corporate overlords then hit ‘em where it hurts.  In the wallet.  And with so much corporate money wrapped up in politics now it has never mattered more.  When we pick our individual battles we cover the spread and keep the greedheads in line and the power in check.  It is the essence of democracy.

 
 
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07 September 2019 07:58
 
LadyJane - 07 September 2019 07:30 AM

A boycott represents the will of the people.  If you want to send a message to the corporate overlords then hit ‘em where it hurts.  In the wallet.  And with so much corporate money wrapped up in politics now it has never mattered more.  When we pick our individual battles we cover the spread and keep the greedheads in line and the power in check.  It is the essence of democracy.

Exactly and well said. 
With big corporations led by religious zealots being a particular worry.

 

 
 
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07 September 2019 13:13
 

Perhaps, Chick-Fil-A might want to put out the following statement:

“No LGBTQ chickens are used for our food.”

That might satisfy the slow-witted.

 
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07 September 2019 13:33
 
Celal - 07 September 2019 01:13 PM

Perhaps, Chick-Fil-A might want to put out the following statement:

“No LGBTQ chickens are used for our food.”

That might satisfy the slow-witted.

I’d prefer a sign on the door saying “Out of Business”.

 
 
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07 September 2019 14:59
 

Anyone can lie down in the street and protest others who disagree on gay marriage. The CEO only expressed his disagreement on gay marriage. He does not issue marriage licenses. He makes chicken sandwiches and he doesn’t discriminate in serving his customers.

The same chickenshits in the attached photo most likely use “cool” Apple Products sold by Tim Cook(gay) in countries where they actually execute gays. I’m going to go out on limb and say may be getting executed for just being gay a tad more offensive. But curiously no outrage there.

 

 

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07 September 2019 15:18
 
Celal - 07 September 2019 02:59 PM

Anyone can lie down in the street and protest others who disagree on gay marriage. The CEO only expressed his disagreement on gay marriage. He does not issue marriage licenses. He makes chicken sandwiches and he doesn’t discriminate in serving his customers.

The same chickenshits in the attached photo most likely use “cool” Apple Products sold by Tim Cook(gay) in countries where they actually execute gays. I’m going to go out on limb and say may be getting executed for just being gay a tad more offensive. But curiously no outrage there.

Try reading more carefully – it’s not about whether the CEO personally agrees or disagrees with gay marriage.  And they have no choice but to serve LGBTQ customers in this country.  The point is that profits are used by this company to support discriminatory causes.

The last paragraph is so out-there I wouldn’t know how to respond.

[ Edited: 07 September 2019 16:20 by Jan_CAN]
 
 
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