So if you haven’t been hearing a lot about Chick-fil-A lately you probably live under a rock.
It is now known that Chick-fil-A holds a anti-gay stance and donates money to anti-gay organizations. Now I see a bunch of human equality protests starting up at Chick-fil-A’s which is awesome! I’ve seen a few protests joined in by animal rights activists as well too. I know peta2 and other animal rights organizations like Mercy for Animals openly support LGBT rights, there probably isn’t an animal rights organization that doesn’t as that doesn’t make sense. I know I myself would be proud to protest against Chick-fil-A for both human equality and animal rights!
So this is basically just a post to try and help get the ball rolling. As now is a great opportunity to protest against a company that is against both human equality and animal rights.
But you can’t just live of off fruit and veggies, not everyone can && the people here really can’t afford high priced foods and to get nothing but vegan foods including vegan meat cost more then just buying 5 for 20 deal at Save-Alots. So you are just speaking for yourself not the people I know sorry.
@NicoleLynne: I grew up on food stamps and never had a problem being veg. I live in rural Ohio, and have to travel to another town to purchase any “special veg food”. However, even Save A Lot has a large selection of dried and canned beans, grains, and other vegan staples. You don’t need a specialty section in order to eat a cruelty-free diet.
mmm.. my reply didn’t show up, well anyways why would you go into a Chick-fil-A just to order a lemonade?.. It doesn’t sound too convincing anyway Chick-fil-A is just like Mcdonalds so since your an AR person why don’t you just band Chick-fil-A all together?
About the food stamps many people that are on food stamps still can’t afford to eat just veg. seen this with my own eyes especially here special veg food is hard to find therefore it aint cheap cheap.
It’s probably fair to say that every individual Chick-fil-A restaurant is different. @wendyportlynne is probably right in the fact that MOST restaurants are friendly and inviting. Remember that the anti-gay statements were only released by the CEO (he’s actually not even the CEO, his dad is), and they are NOT held by every single employee. @loveall It SUCKS that you had a bad experience. But don’t sweat it. If someone disrespects you, then don’t even waste your time on them. You’re too good for that!
And actually, I’m a Christian, but I’m not anti-gay. I probably wouldn’t hang a rainbow flag from my porch or anything, but I DO believe that all people are equal. Everyone deserves the same rights (such as to marry a person they love) and opportunities (such as being able to have a job or to serve our country). In fact, it’s RIDICULOUS to me that it’s something we even have to fight for! But, I guess it’s really true that freedom isn’t free.
@NicoleLynne Yes, we were holding hands like we have the right to; they had no right to throw us out for doing so. They do discriminate against the LGBT community, and as a gay man and animal rights activist, I know that by purchasing their products, I would support their stance on inequality and inhumanity. I do not have to prove anything to you, seeing as you stand by homophobia, bigotry, inequality, and animal abuse. @peacelovepie I can totally agree with you on what you said.
@NicoleLynne I am on food stamps and a vegan. Being poor is not a reason to eat meat nor a hindrance to avoiding it. It’s much cheaper to not buy meat. Poorer countries eat far fewer animal products and have lower rates of certain diseases because of this.
I started boycotting CFA years ago after they fired a friend of mine who happened to be gay, a practice that should be illegal regardless of a company’s views.
@wendyportlynne Chick-fil-a donates millions of dollars to anti-gay causes, as well as supporting the “traditional” family. Additionally, (not on the anti-gay subject, but still on the Chick-fil-a discrimination subject) working mothers have been fired at some branches, so that they could be “stay-at-home moms”. That sounds “great” to me, how about you?
What bothers me about this is when people try to make it out to be an issue of freedom of speech. It isn’t that at all- it’s the fact that people are suddenly aware of the shitty things Chick-Fil-A does, and now that they know, they’re making their own decisions about if they want their money going to them or not.
I can do this “gay” if I want. && I like what wendyportlynne said. & loveall how do we know your telling the truth .. how did the people there even know that, that was your boyfriend unless you guys were acting like a couple?
@Wendyportlynee I went to order a lemonade there with my boyfriend and they told me “Go somewhere else, we don’t serve your kind here.” That is discrimination, much more it is also illegal. Their stance on marriage equality is definitely not putting an end to homophobia.
Ok look I work at chick-fil-a and Im bisexual. Chick-fil-a doesn’t discriminate against gay people, they serve all there costumers with the same respect and hire people according to their character and work ethic not their sexual orientation. The owner of chick-fil-a doesn’t agree with gay marriage but that is his personal opinion and he doesn’t discriminate against those who disagree with him. He was asked his personal opinion and he gave it, people need to chill out.
@SammyFord, yes, the president said some very anti-gay remarks, but it is the company that has donated millions to anti-gay organizations. Also, yes, it is the company’s right to donate to causes as they see fit, but they also have to stomach the backlash, which is what they deserve. It is like not buying products tested on animals, we are not supporting companies who abuse basic rights. (That was in no way meant to be offensive, just for the record.)