Chick-fil-a: Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire
This controversy has been going on for weeks. At the root of the controversy is whether or not Chick-fil-a new they were providing food for an anti-gay group. While the video is meant to better articulate Chick-fil-a’s position with statements like we ‘value all customers” it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to know what their saying. Bottom line, we’ll take money from anyone, but when it comes to marriage it’s between a man and a woman (as the President exemplifies with his own parents recent anniversary). Still not sure that makes the case? Have a look at HRC’S Corporate Equality Index and see what policies the organization has in place for LGBT associates. Find them yet? The answer is no… because they don’t have any!
After a Pennsylvania franchise sponsored and/or donated food (the definition gets murky) to an event hosted by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, some gay groups are calling fowl.
Hoping to calm the brewing controversy, Dan Cathy, president and son of Chick-fil-a founder Truett Cathy, on Tuesday posted this folksy video.
“Heartfelt hospitality is at the core of Chick-fil-a. We want a welcoming and comfortable environment for all of our guests,” he says. He goes on to explain that the franchisee simply offered to provide sandwiches and brownies for a “community event.”
Though the PFI describes itself as “a non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization,” it has a very clear conservative social agenda. The group is vehemently opposed to abortion and worked to pass a constitutional amendment in Pennsylvania opposing same-sex marriage.