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Monday, November 18, 2019

Chick-Fil-A cucks

The chicken restaurant takes its first big step toward corporate convergence:
Chick-Fil-A said on Monday that it has stopped funding two Christian charities after coming under fire in recent weeks from LGBTQ activists. The fast-food chain’s foundation has donated millions of dollars to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Both organizations have a history of opposing same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A said it no longer funds the organizations.

“We made multi-year commitments to both organisations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018,” a spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, adding the company would focus its giving on “education, homelessness and hunger.”

When reached by CNBC, the company declined to comment further.

The Atlanta-based company has faced criticism in the past for its charitable donations and CEO Dan Cathy’s public comments opposing gay marriage. As Chick-fil-A expands outside of its stronghold in the southeastern U.S., activists have put pressure on the company.
This echoes the convergence of NASCAR. Forsaking the existing audience in favor of chasing one that they will never find.

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160 Comments:

Blogger CarpeOro November 18, 2019 3:13 PM  

Guess they forgot chicken was supposed to be what was on the menu. Not what they were supposed to emulate. Their cucking to lgbqtialmnop is sad and will get them nothing from their customers who wouldn't give a tinker's damn.

Blogger Dick November 18, 2019 3:15 PM  

Bock bock bock bock.

Blogger Student in Blue November 18, 2019 3:15 PM  

Seriously. They're pandering to a crowd that has a propensity towards veganism, not to mention being a minority.

Blogger M.S. November 18, 2019 3:16 PM  

It's a fast-food place. I wouldn't expect a fast-food place to care intensely about standards of quality, it only will lead to being disappointed.

Blogger Student in Blue November 18, 2019 3:16 PM  

Perhaps we could say, 'Chick-fil-A clucks'.

Blogger carnaby November 18, 2019 3:21 PM  

Eet moor beef

Blogger Brick Hardslab November 18, 2019 3:21 PM  

Was this inevitable?

Blogger Longtime Lurker November 18, 2019 3:25 PM  

@5: Cuck-fil-A.

Blogger The Only Cigar in the Box November 18, 2019 3:27 PM  

I'm eagerly looking forward to their woke billboards. I'm sure the "eat more chicken" campaign will take on a whole new meaning.

Blogger Crew November 18, 2019 3:28 PM  

@8: We need a new logo for them!

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 18, 2019 3:30 PM  

Chick-fil-AIDS

Blogger dienw November 18, 2019 3:31 PM  

Who got to them? They had the increasing backing of Christians backing up their support with dollars. I wonder if something changed amongst the investors; or did their bank threaten them; could it have been death threats against their families?

Blogger VFM Bear November 18, 2019 3:32 PM  

It was my understanding that loudly not cucking was a big business success for them in the past, that people would go there on purpose to support them and flip a metaphorical bird to globohomo.

Now they're a good shorting opportunity.

Blogger cvbnm November 18, 2019 3:33 PM  

London franchise closing. Like was said, chasing a market that doesn't exist.

Blogger Zaklog the Great November 18, 2019 3:41 PM  

Yep, literally first thing I though when I saw this was that the convergence has begun and we can shortly expect them to follow with even more decisions that will piss off their fanatical customer base.

Blogger Calvin809 November 18, 2019 3:43 PM  

Does this mean they will be open on Sundays now?

Blogger Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi November 18, 2019 3:45 PM  

Hmmm... they just opened in Toronto and they too became Cancucks.

Blogger The Masked Menace November 18, 2019 3:46 PM  

I smell opportunity. There's $$$ money $$$ to be made in nonconvergence.

That reminds me, I have to place an order and catch up on my favorite Arkhaven comics.

Blogger Damelon Brinn November 18, 2019 3:51 PM  

"As Chick-fil-A expands outside of its stronghold in the southeastern U.S."

This is probably the key. Expansion generally means hiring new people from outside the organization, providing a vector for convergence. Especially if they hired people from competing businesses in the new areas they expanded to, hoping to use their regional expertise.

Blogger wEz November 18, 2019 3:52 PM  

It's not because it wasn't successful, but because a lgbtq group in the area contacted the company that leases their building and convinced them to end their lease agreement after the initial 6 month lease expires because of bad think.

Blogger pyrrhus November 18, 2019 3:52 PM  

Talk about corporate cancer....

Blogger VD November 18, 2019 4:01 PM  

could it have been death threats against their families?

Oh, FFS, enough with the idiot drama. They just want to make more money so they think this is what to do in order to expand their customer base. They forget that in doing so, they will lose part of their existing base.

Blogger VD November 18, 2019 4:02 PM  

Was this inevitable?

No, but what comes next will be if they don't reverse course soon.

Blogger VD November 18, 2019 4:04 PM  

After years of “taking it on the chin,” as a Chick-fil-A executive told Bisnow, the latest round of headlines was impossible to ignore. This time, it was impeding the company’s growth.

Convergence often begins with an economic argument. It ends as a moral imperative.

Blogger Nikolai Collushnikov November 18, 2019 4:04 PM  

Popeye's Chigun Samich is looking better after all.

Blogger Latigo3 November 18, 2019 4:05 PM  

This is stupid. They have been expanding outside of the southeastern U.S. for years. On Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, there has been a Chick-Fil-A for several years.
Well, Jesus said it, "ye cannot serve God and mammon".

Blogger Johnny November 18, 2019 4:07 PM  

Some NFL team, apparently, invited Colin Kaepernick in for a tryout, and he used the opportunity to do things that are hostile to the interests of the NFL.

That is what you get for accommodating these people. Same with the LGBTQ activists. They don't like you, they are not going to like you, and they are not going to act in your interests regardless.

Now okay for me if they want to terminate this or that charity. That is their business. But to satisfy the LGBTQ activists? Wow, what a bad idea that is. It is like an apology. It is telling them you can be had.

Blogger Oswald November 18, 2019 4:09 PM  

Maybe they are not just now converged. Maybe they were never all that christian to begin with, maybe it was just a selling gimmick. And selling gimmicks are easily discarded when they are no longer profitable.

Maybe we are now seeing their true colors.

Blogger Crush Limbraw November 18, 2019 4:09 PM  

It's a pattern.
Church<Churchian
Corporation<Globaration
Chicka-fil<Chicka-clucker

DaDisciples of Antonio Gramsci worked their butts off to build a facade while DaChurchians slept - all for naught - because DaZ's are gonna kick butt when DaBoomers croak.
Remember, a day with the Lord is like a thousand years - persistence and patience is now the virtue which will fulfill the Grace of God!

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 18, 2019 4:09 PM  

"Impeding growth". That's just a lie.

Blogger CM November 18, 2019 4:10 PM  

They just want to make more money so they think this is what to do in order to expand their customer base.

I can't figure the logic here considering a great portion of their current prosperity came from their owner maintaining his position against this.

But look, they are defunding one of the best charities in the country for abused women, homeless families, drug addicts, and work rehabilitation resources.

I guess it's time to take my coke and fast food budgets and start cutting checks to SA.

Blogger Astrosmith November 18, 2019 4:12 PM  

This is just like what happened with the Boy Scouts. They had fought against the inclusion of gays for years, and even had two SCOTUS rulings backing them up. (This policy was probably due to the known cases of homosexual pederasty they were covering up)

But then several years ago, they decided to reverse their policy. Why? They stated it was to stave off the decline in membership from "liberal" areas of the U.S. where the BSA was being denied access to recruit for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Packs and Troops were losing schools and PTAs and so forth as sponsors over their "discriminatory policy".

Of course, when they went this direction, the decline in membership only accelerated with the breakoff of Trail Life USA, to the point now where they allow girls to be "Boy Scouts" and we now have all-girl "Boy Scout troops". Yet membership still declines! I'm sure the national folks are clueless as to why.

Blogger TraceRoute Bear November 18, 2019 4:13 PM  

Shame, I've been enjoying their coffee.

Blogger Zerokage November 18, 2019 4:14 PM  

The Salvation Army is controversial now?

Blogger Silent Cal November 18, 2019 4:16 PM  

Sickening News.

Blogger Brad November 18, 2019 4:17 PM  

I'm sure their upper echelon leadership has experienced a gradual changing of the guard. No doubt, the newbies who have gained more power in this transition are embarrassed about the past stances Chick Fil a took. Yes, those stances may have been integral to the success, but they, the new enlightened, can rid themselves of these stances like a snake sloughing its skin. And as products of US education, they're programmed to be embarrassed about the successful past and are on a mission to eliminate wrongthink. And, as Vox implies, who cares about the past culture if you can get a few more dollars and virtue signal in the process.

Chick fil a: "We season our sandwiches with magic dirt!"

Blogger Jeff aka Orville November 18, 2019 4:18 PM  

According to Business Insider as of 2016. Chic-fil-a is a privately held company, so they really don't have as much investor pressure to bow down to SJW as a publically held company.

Founder Truett Cathy insisted by contract that his kids keep the company private upon his passing, and if they sold, could only sell to another private owner(s).

Reading between the lines, I could conclude that Cathy's children have cucked either due to misguided Xtian thinking or simply out of greed. This is just the book of Judges carried out in an individual family business. The next generation forgot (or were not taught) the lessons of the previous generation.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville November 18, 2019 4:22 PM  

Chick Fil A just wants some exciting beat downs in their restaurants like Popeye's

By their chicken ye shall know them.

Blogger Brett baker November 18, 2019 4:24 PM  

People against The Salvation Army are why we need half helicopter rides.

Blogger Brick Hardslab November 18, 2019 4:27 PM  

Maybe they shouldn't have allowed gays to buy franchises. If you work with someone closely you can make excuses and not want to hurt their feelings

Blogger Lance E November 18, 2019 4:29 PM  

Saw this coming a mile away. Chick-fil-A always occupied that niche of being vaguely Christian in some barely-tangible way, thus being an acceptable vehicle for boomers and cucks to signal without actually taking any risks. Never saw them take any genuinely contrarian or even controversial positions.

Fast-food restaurants aren't the places you want to look for good masculine Christian virtue. If you like their sandwiches, fine, but don't depend on them to represent you.

Blogger Sargent.matrim November 18, 2019 4:32 PM  

This is often what happens to churches too. To grow larger they soften and tone down the message, before you know it they are no longer preaching the whole counsel of God, but just practical life principles mined from the Bible and they are removing any historical criticism of homosexuality and women preachers from their former sermon on the websites.

But they always forget this: the world will still hate them, no matter how much they conform to the world.

Blogger J Carlton November 18, 2019 4:32 PM  

I think that this video is a clue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFsAkxzTFEs
This was a small business selling cookies. I've worked in government and in regulated industries. This goes for especially any company that touches food or medical. It does not pay to get harassed by the FDA. If you are involved in food or medical, you need to toe the line or the men in the white suits will make your life hell. I've sat though a week long training session that was set up to make that point clear. Even if you take all the steps to be in compliance, they can still shut you down for just about any reason. Maybe the family that owns Chik fil'a got the little birdy singing a song.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville November 18, 2019 4:34 PM  

Next up Hobby Lobby selling transgender sewing kits and dress patterns for big and tall gurls.

Blogger Stilicho November 18, 2019 4:34 PM  

@34 forget the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is controversial? How dare they pray before games! I'm guessing they wouldn't let professed homosexuals and/or trannies join.

This makes me want to give to both organizations.

Blogger Nate November 18, 2019 4:34 PM  

"This echoes the convergence of NASCAR. Forsaking the existing audience in favor of chasing one that they will never find."

OK Boomer.

I'm reminded of the idocy about Yeti supposedly cucking on 2A last year.

This story is pure bullshit. Just because a lefty takes credit for something doesn't mean it had a damn thing to do with him or his whining.

There is no reason to buy their bullshit. There is no reason to conclude this has anything to do with the degenerates... other than the fact that the left WANTS you to believe that so they can flex.

Bullshit says I. And I went there today... and I will go there tomorrow.

Blogger CM November 18, 2019 4:41 PM  

I'm guessing they wouldn't let professed homosexuals and/or trannies join.

The FCA has no policy against gays joining. They have policies against them holding club officer positions.

They had been kicked off Orlando Area's Rollins College campus for such a discriminatory policy sometime in 2010-2012.

Blogger wEz November 18, 2019 4:44 PM  

This very well could be. As convergence continues to happen all around, its not a stretch to think that the incessant "we want blood" LGBTQ uses every single avenue they have to get compliance. Eventually they won't even need to skirt around the rules, they'll just apply enough pressure to get all the rules changed to their liking.

Blogger wEz November 18, 2019 4:49 PM  

That will do it. Soon enough they will turn their attention to true biblical churches, pastors, and all Christian universities that don't fully embrace the lgbtq agenda and their mandates. Code of conduct and conditions of employment will matter not.

Blogger IAMSpartacus0000 November 18, 2019 4:50 PM  

No offense my brothers but chick-fil-a is never our shield. They are owned like every other corporation. Dan is not his dad so dont expect it to remain.

Blogger IAMSpartacus0000 November 18, 2019 4:52 PM  

It is fair point. It does seem like Leftards are taking credit for a 2018 agreement ending.

Blogger rycamor November 18, 2019 4:57 PM  

I would encourage a little caution on this one. From my reading, the only confirmed/documented change CFA is making is that of their many yearly commitments, they are reducing that to 3 charities. No mention is made of stopping all donations to these other groups. See https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/11/18/chick-fil-a-to-add-clarity-in-2020-to-nonprofit.html

Now it certainly could be interpreted as signaling the intentions desired by the Left, but it's not definitive yet.

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 18, 2019 4:57 PM  

Commercial helicopter pilot reporting for duty!

Blogger Karen took the Kids November 18, 2019 5:00 PM  

We're seeing Corporate Cancer playing out in real time. The timing is apt.

Blogger Nate November 18, 2019 5:01 PM  

Remember y'all… SJWS ALWAYS LIE

Why do you think terrorist organizations try to take credit for everything that happens?

They want to seem more powerful than they are. They want to demoralize you.

Stop playing into their bullshit game.

Blogger Jack Ward November 18, 2019 5:07 PM  

@4 ms
I will have a difference of opinion with you. And, a strong one, at that. You should get your facts straight dude. Sometimes the commenters here leave me wondering. Chick-fil-la, up to this happening, and I hope they are not really , finally becoming converged, is a fine company. They give up Sundays, probably more than 1/7 TH. their weekly profits, so their employees have the day off for Church, or whatever. Their staff is unfailingly polite, well mannered and intelligent. Well trained and endowed with Christian values. Its probably the only place like that that I would want my granddaughter to start learning retail by working there as she gets to that age.
Frankly, the more I think about your comment, you, sir, suck.

Blogger Ransom Smith November 18, 2019 5:08 PM  

I was wondering if this may end up happening since Truet Cathy died.
The original patriarch probably held the core values together.

Blogger Noah B. November 18, 2019 5:21 PM  

"When reached by CNBC, the company declined to comment further."

This is a positive sign. If Chick-Fil-A was going woke this would have been a perfect opportunity to advertise it.

Blogger VD November 18, 2019 5:25 PM  

Stop playing into their bullshit game.

That's on Chick-Fil-A. This is precisely why you don't even permit the appearance of backing down to SJW demands. Maybe the change is innocent and unrelated. Maybe it isn't. But the fact is that they have modified their behavior in accordance with what SJWs were publicly demanding.

I'm not telling anyone to boycott them. This doesn't make them the food equivalent of the Devil Mouse or Starbucks. But it may indicate the company is more susceptible to convergence than one might have thought. They are my example of an unconverged company, after all.

Blogger Elijah November 18, 2019 5:26 PM  

took my granddaughter to chik filet last week and the staff is polite, helpful and mostly non vibrant. every other fast food chain is dirty, dangerous and is full of vibrants.

if they are actually being converged and the staff starts to reflect the convergence, i guess we will all have to give up fast food and cook at home. but damn i like the sandwiches and so does my 3 year old granddaughter.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 18, 2019 5:35 PM  

Jack Ward wrote:Its probably the only place like that that I would want my granddaughter to start learning retail by working there as she gets to that age.

That's your local stores. I believe this article, and the comments about it, concern the corporate HQ and its policies.

Blogger Crew November 18, 2019 5:35 PM  

@52: It's easy to over react. All we can do is wait and see.

Blogger Calvin809 November 18, 2019 5:39 PM  

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Blogger Oswald November 18, 2019 5:40 PM  

Seems to me, any time a company gets so big, the SJW crowd shows up. Obama spoke the truth when he said "you didn't build that. He was speaking to his own people. SJW people don't build anything. They can only take over what is there. And because they don't know how to build, they end up tearing down the whole thing.

Blogger Calvin809 November 18, 2019 5:44 PM  

If you still want to support the SA then keep doing business with Google, Amazon, and Target. The SA has a special section on their website for LGBTQ+ so I'm not surprised that the big corps are still supporting them.

Blogger Emmanuel November 18, 2019 5:53 PM  

"Forsaking the existing audience in favor of chasing one that they will never find."

Just like the comics industry.

Blogger stevo November 18, 2019 5:55 PM  

They were crushing it. What idiots.

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 6:03 PM  

@46 Nate, @52 rycamor, https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/retail/exclusive-amid-global-expansion-and-lgbt-pushback-chick-fil-a-changes-charitable-giving-structure-101818 has what seems to be a true "exclusive", here are some selected items, mostly quotes from a paper American non-family executive:

“There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos said in an interview with Bisnow. “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”

“This provides more focus and more clarity,” Tassopoulos said. “We think [education, hunger and homelessness] are critical issues in communities where we do business in the U.S.”

The new giving structure moves away from the multiyear commitments Chick-fil-A had with the Salvation Army and the FCA and focuses on annual grants, which Tassopoulos said will be reviewed and assessed each year. Future partners could include faith-based and non-faith-based charities, but the company said none of the organizations have anti-LGBT positions.

“When there is a tension, we want to make sure we’re being clear. We think this is going to be helpful,” Tassopoulos said. “It’s just the right thing to do: to be clear, caring and supportive, and do it in the community.”

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother November 18, 2019 6:04 PM  

The BSA bit the pillow when they brought on two activist board members. CFA I guarantee has a new board member who is a woke/churchian moron grandson.

Blogger Nate November 18, 2019 6:05 PM  

selected quotes taken completely out if co text.

Blogger Oswald November 18, 2019 6:05 PM  

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Blogger Shadow Banisher November 18, 2019 6:12 PM  

The Lord's Chicken has flown the coop.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer November 18, 2019 6:12 PM  

Hey, Chik-fil-a! Remember a few years ago when the leftists called for a boycott Chik-fil-a day to protest your founders stance on gay marriage, and how people were lining up for hours on that day to buy stuff from you? Those are your customers. Or rather, now that you have betrayed them, they were your customers. You certainly aren't going to see another cent from me.

Blogger Newscaper312 November 18, 2019 6:13 PM  

Their new charity Covenant House is all about helping the youths...

https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-issues/lgbtq-homeless-youth

"... ensure that our houses are welcoming, affirming, and safe for LGBTQ youth ..."

Some typical idiots over at Instapundit harrumphing "What's the big deal, Covenant House was started by a Catholic priest and then run by a nun!" If you look at their website, ZERO indication of any Christian or religious purpose or motivation any more. Only hint is the dove in their logo.

And for Nate, etc -- this is all about throwing the LGBTQWTF crowd a bone while having a fig leaf of plausible deniability in the 'old agreements expired' dodge (however strictly true).

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 18, 2019 6:15 PM  

Watch them tank. There's a local one that's always packed. We'll see what happens now.

Blogger CF Neal November 18, 2019 6:16 PM  

Hmmm...

Now, this is all very clear to me, as clear as mud.

Their chicken was always over-rated AND excessively priced, as far as I was concerned.

Blogger Newscaper312 November 18, 2019 6:17 PM  

@58 Noahb
"This is a positive sign. If Chick-Fil-A was going woke this would have been a perfect opportunity to advertise it."

Get real -- this is about them cucking, weaseling for that middle ground where they don't want to too *actively* piss people off.

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 6:18 PM  

@70 Nate:

"selected quotes taken completely out if co text."

If so, where is the fire and brimstone press release from the company making it clear they aren't cucking on their values? All we have is this https://thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/News/Chick-fil-A-Foundation-Announces-2020-Priorities which confirms everything else we're heargin. Sure, their About page still says their Corporate Purpose is:

"To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A."

But actions speak louder than words.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 18, 2019 6:24 PM  

Newscaper312 wrote:Their new charity Covenant House is all about helping the youths...
Fr. Bruce Ritter, the founder of Covenant House, was an exploiter of teen boys.

Blogger Oswald November 18, 2019 6:24 PM  

74 look at the bright side. LGBTQ is in the dictionary now: Now we can use the Q in scrabble without having to wait for the U. My average score surely will go up. But seriously, why have a special welcome to LGBTQ youth except to reassure them that their misguided delusions will only be reinforced and not questioned. I mean the new mantra is don't judge.

Blogger Oswald November 18, 2019 6:31 PM  

79 Mr. Whiplash. Ah Yes, there is always a truth here. Pedos always need access to victims. Mr. Ritter would have needed victims.

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 18, 2019 6:36 PM  

"Tassopoulos". - Imagine that: a Greek who is sympathetic to faggotry.

Blogger The Course of Empire November 18, 2019 6:42 PM  

They deny they are doing this, so we'll have to see how this progresses: https://www.christianpost.com/amp/chick-fil-a-denies-capitulating-to-lgbt-activists-christian-groups-wont-be-excluded-from-donations.html?fbclid=IwAR38ys1gWIJvQQaRxGfh4frHf0NGQnbaPrLllvVONK7EbUBWyZjKFoj3O5c

Blogger Newscaper312 November 18, 2019 6:52 PM  

The misspelled Tappanasshoulas
Re denial...
Irrelevant, plenty of churchian LGBT friendly groups for them to work with, fmdeliveratwly misses the point

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 18, 2019 6:54 PM  

Karhu wrote:Future partners could include faith-based and non-faith-based charities, but the company said none of the organizations have anti-LGBT positions.

Weak. That's being charitable.

Blogger Servant November 18, 2019 6:56 PM  

From the lines in my hometown they can't make more money. They can't grow their appeal.

Even woke people recognize the superiority of Chick-fil-A.

I quit eating out so I could pay off my house, so this came at a perfect time

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 6:57 PM  

@83 The Course of Empire

Absent a statement from their paper American President and COO that he was misquoted or quoted out of context, and that Bisnow just made up the second part of "Future partners could include faith-based and non-faith-based charities, but the company said none of the organizations have anti-LGBT positions.", or that he's resigning, what's happening is patently obvious.

Kinda surprised that given you handle you're denying this move to the final phases of the Course of Empire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Course_of_Empire_(paintings)

Blogger The Course of Empire November 18, 2019 7:10 PM  

@Karhu: I was only stating what was in a report. I am not saying they haven't made the first step on the road to convergence. Not sure where you see me "denying this move"; merely stating what I saw and said let's see how this progresses. Are we no longer permitted to do that or must we assume the worst in every instance?

Blogger nswhorse November 18, 2019 7:12 PM  

Chik-Fil-A are about to discover how far this will get them with the fags who attack them and call for a boycot. The question is whether they will realise their mistake and reverse course, or double down thinking maybe they didn't cuck hard enough. I know which my money is on.

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 7:18 PM  

Well, they've managed to "Unite the Right":

https://twitter.com/VDAREJamesK/status/1196493870315511808
https://twitter.com/roddreher/status/1196569132482924550
https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1196492511025516545
https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/1196526163906007040

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei November 18, 2019 7:29 PM  

Give 'em an inch and:

“If Chick-Fil-A is serious about their pledge to stop holding hands with divisive anti-LGBTQ activists, then further transparency is needed regarding their deep ties to organizations like Focus on the Family, which exist purely to harm LGBTQ people and families,” Drew Anderson, GLAAD’s director of campaigns and rapid response, said in a statement Monday.

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 7:33 PM  

The Babylon Bee's first response, just now: https://babylonbee.com/news/cfa-trades-christian-supporters-for-outraged-mob-that-will-stop-at-nothing-to-destroy-them Two paragraphs:

"In no way will this backfire on us," said Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. "Surely the left will be entirely appeased by this move. They will definitely forgive us right away and welcome us as one of them. In no way will they hold our past activities against us. This is much better than our previous Christian audience, who were always adoring us and never protesting us."

At publishing time, a source had confirmed that Chick-fil-A was paid a sizable bribe of thirty pieces of silver to defund the Christian organizations.

Blogger WOPR November 18, 2019 7:45 PM  

@The Course of Empire

The problem is it's obvious where this is going to go. It might not be quick, but it will happen. The president's statements are basic corporate speak for we are going to toe the SJW line and mammon is our god. Soon they'll be making changes like being open on Sunday because hey, it's not fair to our non-Christian employees. Then they'll allow people to own multiple franchises. Chick-Fil-A has been expanding like mad. The whole thing stinks.

Blogger sammibandit November 18, 2019 7:45 PM  

Forsaking the existing audience in favor of chasing one that they will never find.

The Nintendo 64 strategy.

Blogger Azimus November 18, 2019 7:51 PM  

"Anti-LGBT positions." Funny they used to call those "Biblical positions"...

Blogger Unknown November 18, 2019 7:53 PM  

Chicfila held the line for a long time and the people there did not by and large make this decision. Popeyes and KFC are probably not bastions of alt right if you look into. So try not to diss the hard working people who probably don't agree with this anymore than we do. My daughter works there and she's one of us.

Blogger The Course of Empire November 18, 2019 7:57 PM  

@WOPR: Yep, I really hope not, but it's not looking great, even if they deny things. To even allow for the appearance of it sends a bad signal. They could still turn things around and I hope they do; especially after the wide outcry against such a move. Why abandon your base for those who hate you? It's madness, but the SJW mindset tends to be a form of madness.

Blogger Gen. Kong November 18, 2019 8:05 PM  

Impeding growth

A whiff of usury perhaps. One of the axioms of the debt-racketeering referred to by most idiots as "muh free-enterprise" is that growth must be unending. The only thing in nature that never stops growing is a cancer cell. If they've borrowed from the (((usual suspects))) to finance the continual 'growth' the demand to kneel before Moloch is inevitable. Borrowers are slaves to lenders.

Blogger S1AL November 18, 2019 8:17 PM  

https://www.christianpost.com/news/chick-fil-a-denies-capitulating-to-lgbt-activists-christian-groups-wont-be-excluded-from-donations.html

It's telling that so many here, including people who normally whine about "punching right", take the absolute first opportunity possible to believe the media and attack a corporation that actually stood its ground for decades. It's almost as if you don't actually want to win, you just want something to bitch and moan about.

Blogger VD November 18, 2019 8:21 PM  

It's telling that so many here, including people who normally whine about "punching right", take the absolute first opportunity possible to believe the media and attack a corporation that actually stood its ground for decades. It's almost as if you don't actually want to win, you just want something to bitch and moan about.

No, people desperately don't want them to cuck. Is that really so hard for you to grasp? FFS, they are responding to a legitimate news report that quoted an executive openly stating they were cucking in the interest of growth.

Is the report possibly false? Of course. Should one ASSUME that it is? Of course not.

Blogger Martin Schreiber November 18, 2019 8:23 PM  

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Blogger VD November 18, 2019 8:23 PM  

Furthermore, that statement proves absolutely NOTHING.

"Our goal is to donate to the most effective organizations in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger. No organization will be excluded from future consideration – faith-based or non-faith based."

So, they will CONSIDER donating to the anti-LGBT groups. That doesn't mean they will CONTINUE to donate to them.

Blogger Martin Schreiber November 18, 2019 8:24 PM  

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Blogger Newscaper312 November 18, 2019 8:25 PM  

@99 S1AL
Thats just stupid. Did you read it? There is no explicit denial of them backing away from groups that resist the LGBT agenda.
Matter of fact most of the article regurgitates the mealy mouthed crap that pissed people off in the first place.
No one has claimed they wont give money to Christian groups any more... Its that they wont give to more *traditional* ones any more.

Blogger liberranter November 18, 2019 8:26 PM  

Let's hope and pray that someone in the Cathey Family with both brains and backbone smothers this nonsense in its infancy. It should be obvious that the ONLY reason that Chick-Fil-A is as popular and successful as it is is because its corporate values to date have been the POLAR OPPOSITE if the wokeness characteristic of its competition. If those values change there will literally be no reason left to continue patronizing Chick-Fil-A.

Blogger Martin Schreiber November 18, 2019 8:26 PM  

This is sad.

Blogger S1AL November 18, 2019 8:28 PM  

Vox, you've spent the better part of the last five years telling us that the media lies *incessantly*. They fabricate or selectively manipulate quotes *all the time*. CNBC? Legitimate news report? Come on.

And out of 100 comments, there are exactly 3 saying "guys, maybe let's slow down for a sec and see if this is true". Everyone else is rushing to condemn. There is no "the media lies". There is no "always wait 48 hours". It's just accepted as true.

Honestly, if I'm someone who makes these decisions and I see the absolute storm of negativity about something that may be completely innocent... What's the reaction here? It's gonna be extremely tempting to look at all these supposed right-wing pundits and commenters jumping to conclusions and say "yeah, fuck these guys".

That's not how we win.

Blogger Crew November 18, 2019 8:31 PM  

Update:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/chick-fil-a-denies-capitulating-to-lgbt-activists-christian-groups-wont-be-excluded-from-donations.html

Blogger Newscaper312 November 18, 2019 8:33 PM  

Here the media correctly connected the dots, presumably to rub our noses in it. That doesnt mean they were wrong about the obvious implications, just because CFA didnt hang "Homo is holy" banners on all their stores.

Blogger Newscaper312 November 18, 2019 8:35 PM  

@108 Crew, READ that, it doesnt say what the headline claims.
They can find plenty of nominally Christian groups pandering to LGBT to donate to... Its the traditional ones theyre backing away from.

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 8:38 PM  

@107 S1AL: Some of us went to the trouble of looking up their press release, on their own web site, to confirm this. And provided the URL and that information. Plus we've got *three* sets of statements, albeit through the media, all of which also say the same thing.

Plus some of us are smart enough to apply heuristics to the claims. Founder dead five years? Non-family paper American President and COO? Cucking is the almost universal pressure to the Gaystapo in this next World War T phase? Please....

Blogger VD November 18, 2019 8:40 PM  

Vox, you've spent the better part of the last five years telling us that the media lies *incessantly*. They fabricate or selectively manipulate quotes *all the time*. CNBC? Legitimate news report? Come on.

You clearly didn't even read the article you quoted. The damning sections are direct quotes from Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos. Are you seriously suggesting that the quotes are completely invented?

Honestly, if I'm someone who makes these decisions and I see the absolute storm of negativity about something that may be completely innocent.

It's not. It NEVER is. At best, they've got a moron making decisions that just happen, coincidentally, to be in line with what the SJW activists are demanding.

It's gonna be extremely tempting to look at all these supposed right-wing pundits and commenters jumping to conclusions and say "yeah, fuck these guys".

You're going to side with people who have been attacking you for years because some people jumped to perfectly reasonable conclusions?

That's not how we win.

You have literally no idea what you're talking about. None.

Blogger Didas Kalos November 18, 2019 8:43 PM  

Have to agree with @Lance E. It seems Christians in America latch on to any and every worldly enterprise or personality that smacks of any 'christian' virtues at all, bases their entire hope for Christian civilisation upon it. I. E., any sports figure or actor/singer who says Jesus, or prays, or says 'I give God the glory', etc.
Then it's as I'd all the larger churches can't invite them fast enough to speak at their next convention.
Cathy I think as a good man who had some good character. But just closing on Sunday doesn't make you an Apostle Paul or Deacon Stephen.
If they yield to this pressure, then it is only the truth of The Whole World Lieth In Wickedness proven once again.

Blogger liberranter November 18, 2019 8:52 PM  

@95

"Anti-LGBT positions." Funny they used to call those "Biblical positions"...


Apparently the new generation of Chick-Fil-A leadership is pure churchian: that is, they don't let the Gospel of the Jesus they pretend to worship every Sunday when their restaurants are closed get in the way of their pursuit of mammon the other six days a week.

Blogger S1AL November 18, 2019 8:53 PM  

The "damning" comments are in a completely different context in the article I linked. They have nothing to do with what the original claims. The CNBC report might as well have fabricated them given how they were presented.

And no, I'm not saying they're going to side with the LGBT crowd. I'm saying that, if this decision was innocent, they have every reason to write off the people who are so quick to assume. This is literally enemy propaganda being taken at face value.

As someone else pointed out, CFA could have easily used this opportunity to actually support the LGBT agenda. They didn't. At the *absolute worst*, they've wavered a bit. They've earned the benefit of the doubt, and if they are wavering they deserve our prayers and support. Not this absolute, unquestioning viciousness that most of the accusers can't even summon up for the left.

Blogger Didas Kalos November 18, 2019 8:57 PM  

Sad but funny. Here's a paragraph from that article.
""Our goal is to donate to the most effective organizations in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger. No organization will be excluded from future consideration – faith-based or non-faith based," the spokesperson said, noting "I also wanted to add that Chick-fil-A will not be opening on Sundays."

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 9:04 PM  

@116 Didas Kalos: It's sad, funny, but also tells us the PR side of the company knows *exactly* how this is being received, but whether they want to reverse it or not, the decision stands and they have to spin it as best they can.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey November 18, 2019 9:06 PM  

Chick-Fil-A's cuck was the hot topic on the call-in radio show for the evening commute tonight. Callers were soundly disappointed, many angry. The recurring theme was a sense of betrayal, the notion that they had gone to bat for Chick-Fil-A and have been continuing to go to bat for Chick-Fil-A, and now they feel betrayed. The love affair seemed quite over. Few were saying they're going to boycott, though. Most were saying they simply aren't going out of their way and that now when they want to grab a quick bite other options are more attractive. There's nothing special about Chic-Fil-A anymore was the sentiment. Might as well go try that new sandwich at Popeye's that everybody's talking about.

Blogger Nate November 18, 2019 9:14 PM  

Someday maybe the right will grow half a brain and learn that letting the left tell them who to hate is a bad idea.

I swear you people...

Its like virtue signaling over betrayal is your absolute favorite pastime. You just can't wait for someone to do something wrong so you can pounce and prove to everyone how much better you are than them.

You're literally acting exactly like the idiot SJWs. This is a damn purity spiral and it is destructive as hell.

Settle the hell down and stop shooting right. And yes... God's Chicken is still right. The musings of an idiotic left wing rag not withstanding.

Blogger Recovering Gamma November 18, 2019 9:16 PM  

My bet is that they won't suffer too much, most of the Christian types who go there are more of the Joel Olsteen branch from my experience (but I spose thats because most Christians are weak), I can't imagine any of them will put any kind of principle ahead of stuffing unhealthy fast food down their pie hole.(and that's all it is in the end). No one will ever go broke betting on the cravenness of the middle class whites in America.
The real story is how the LGTQWhatever community has put the Salvation Army in their sights for destruction, the Salvation Army for goodness sakes, how can one not hate these people?

..and one day, out of the blue,for no reason at all, the German people collectively lost their minds and voted for Hitler.

Blogger Scott November 18, 2019 9:20 PM  

Disgusting. Almost as disgusting as the chicken sandwiches they sell.

Blogger Karhu November 18, 2019 9:31 PM  

@120 Recovering Gamma:

Cuck-Fil-A is currently in the dangerous mode of fast growth. When that eventually ends for companies, many don't handle the transition, the assumption of fast growth being baked into the company's culture, finances, etc. Usually there's warning signs as this is happening, but an overnight own goal like this?

What would seem to be a moderate negative delta from their current growth rate could put them into Chapter 11 much quicker than you'd expect.

(BTW, I believe you're a gamma; if you want to recover from that, don't gratuitously attack people to confirm you place above them.)

"The real story is how the LGTQWhatever community has put the Salvation Army in their sights for destruction, the Salvation Army for goodness sakes, how can one not hate these people?"

The Salvation Army has been dead to me since they made Hillary Clinton the spokeswoman for their 1994 Christmas campaign.

Blogger Scott November 18, 2019 9:33 PM  

Listening to the corporate cancer audiobook... Et tu, Chick-Fil-A?

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia November 18, 2019 9:47 PM  

I was at a major metropolitan airport recently, in arguably one of the bluest towns imaginable, and the Chick Fil A at the airport had a line that snaked fairly far down into the terminal.

So, yeah, the cucking here is a growth strategy move, totally.

But it is just one move, a degree of convergence. How far will it go? I guess we'll wait and see.

Now it they start putting gun free zone signs on all their establishments, well, all bets are off.

Blogger dienw November 18, 2019 9:48 PM  

Speaking of food:Trump's food tester became seriously ill and Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for testing.

This action was initiated by the sudden onset of symptoms experienced by the President’s food tester, who was reported stricken with such severe symptoms that urgent medical tests were conducted on that that person while the President was diverted to Walter Reed for a priority medical examination involving a battery of chemical tests.

Blogger Arthur Isaac November 18, 2019 10:05 PM  

Just another chicken chain.

Eat more soy. 🐔

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 18, 2019 10:20 PM  

...because Christians *aren't* meant to stand for purity?!

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 18, 2019 10:26 PM  

To paraphrase Ann Coulter: "If the Left were merely stupid, at least some of their actions would occasionally be good."

Blogger Crew November 18, 2019 10:48 PM  

@129: Are you being a despair monger?

Blogger Glaivester November 18, 2019 11:49 PM  

@43 Can you give me the quick explanation of what the linked video is about? I am boycotting YouTube.

Blogger Unknown November 19, 2019 1:12 AM  

That old saying about "da Nile is not just..." comes to mind very often when contemplating 3/4 of white men. You guys just refuse to see the obvious.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim November 19, 2019 1:19 AM  

From March of this year: https://thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/News/Chick-fil-A-responds-to-questions-about-our-charitable-giving

At the time of that "response" they were still donating to FCA and Salvation Army, yet had already cut ties to a troubled boy's home. They addressed these three because it was the three that the sodomites were whining about.

All three are currently not being contributed to by Chick fil A.

Nate, you need to eat less fried food, it's diminishing the blood supply to your brain.

Blogger Johnny Reb November 19, 2019 1:45 AM  

Casey is that you???, ki

Blogger linesy November 19, 2019 1:48 AM  

One of the few charities that takes only the bare minimum for running costs. 1.5% if I recall correctly.

Once again we are shown that we are viewed as just consumers. The protesters are not. If you don't adjust your behaviours towards the business and take your cash away, you will get more of the same. The business needs to be Gilletted and feel pain where it actually matters.

Blogger Harambe November 19, 2019 5:45 AM  

Here's a novel idea: Only listen to people who actually buy your products.

Blogger David Karnok November 19, 2019 6:09 AM  

I guess "Verdict: Unconverged" no longer holds for them. Is there another clear example of an unconverged company like Chick-fil-A used to be?

Blogger Stilicho November 19, 2019 6:14 AM  

Nate, 'splain how this cuckery should not be punished. For too long the right has ignored such actions and continued shopping at Walmart,etc. Now, I agree this isn't full convergence, but if it is consequence free, then we'll see more of the same. If it were merely a rotation of charities supported, then the correct response is to say so along with a statement that tells the LGBTQPF crowd to piss off and Chick Fil A stands by its donations. Instead, we see a weasel word response design to avoid giving offense to the homos. It is particularly galling because of the support the Christian Right gave to CFA when it previously stood firm against the homopedos.

Blogger daddynichol November 19, 2019 7:32 AM  

Maybe I missed it,but CFA didn't donate directly to LGBTZRSTUV groups, they just shifted their donations to other charities. CFA didn't come out in direct support of the sexually confused. However, it was an amazingly stupid decision to make a public statement about the change in direction, then release an even worse "clarification". The CEO made what appears to be a huge blunder, but at this level, maybe it wasn't a blunder after all.

Blogger Karhu November 19, 2019 8:04 AM  

@138 daddynichol: You didn't miss it, what Cuck-Fil-A did was to stop funding charities that the LGBTZRSTUV *really* hate, like the Salvation Army. And their COO, a paper American who's not a family member like the CEO who's the eldest son of the founder and is being conspicuously silent, gave a detailed interview to a media outlet that spun this as being intentional: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/retail/exclusive-amid-global-expansion-and-lgbt-pushback-chick-fil-a-changes-charitable-giving-structure-101818

The key sentence in it, which Cuck-Fil-A has not denied as of yesterday, is "Future partners could include faith-based and non-faith-based charities, but the company said none of the organizations have anti-LGBT positions." There's quite a bit more like that in it, and as long as the company lets it stand, as you say, "at this level, maybe it wasn't a blunder after all."

They also have to be completely out to lunch, so to speak, to not realize how this would be interpreted by every media outlet and talking head across the political spectrum. See for example my above "Unite the Right" comment, where everyone from VDARE's very hard core James Kirkpatrick to Shapiru is giving them hell. And as I commented in another topic, all this as a competitor has launched a superior chicken sandwich that people are willing to fight to the death to eat.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 19, 2019 8:47 AM  

Any group or org or company no expressively Christian, will over time become non-Christian.

Saying Christian groups won't be excluded is putting them on the same level as some fag org.
They may choose them to be their partner, OR they may choose to fund Desmond is Amazing's anti-fag kid bullying org
They are the #3 fast food chain in America & were going up like crazy. They got greedy and said to themselves, well, we got shut down in London, this must mean we need to cuck to get into other markets because, the almighty dollar.
I would've had more respect for them if they opened in Iran & Syria.

Blogger Section 8A November 19, 2019 8:49 AM  

"Corporate Cancer Part II - How to lose a game of Chicken".

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 19, 2019 8:58 AM  

Wow, that's even worse because they add in the tell of "Christian groups won't be excluded," line, again.
This is the core problem, they are trying to be Tim Pool Centrists and this won't appease either side of the issue,especially the Pink Mafia. CFA ceded ground, letting those sociopaths see there was a crack to exploit.
They will never let them get away with this mealy mouthed toss of a bone.
Like the boss of this here blog famously said,"SJWs always Lie," and "SJWs always Double Down. "

Blogger HouellebecqGurl November 19, 2019 9:13 AM  

In defense of the SA, at that the, 1994,the Clinton's presented themselves as Bible believing Southerners, going to church, always having religious leaders around them, carrying Bibles around for the cameras, and so forth.
In hindsight sure, a bad idea, but I can see how it would look terrible thru today's lenses.
The Clinton's were as outwardly pro-Christian as the Bush family.
Same with regards to the Gores & so on. A lot changed quickly from the early 90s to the early 2000s, regarding religious beliefs of our leaders.
Obama even did the big event with McCain at that huge megachurch, Saddleback, where they tried to out Christian one another while also not offending the growing non-Christian, degenerate voting base they both wanted.
In just a decade, all of that has disappeared and we have Mayor Anal Pete pretending to be a Christian in order to try to split the difference and none of the other Dems bothering to give it lip service.

Blogger Karhu November 19, 2019 9:56 AM  

@143. HouellebecqGurl

"In defense of the SA, at that the, 1994,the Clinton's presented themselves as Bible believing Southerners.... In hindsight sure, a bad idea, but I can see how it would look terrible thru today's lenses."

And yet there was so much evidence by the end of 1994 they were some of the worse prominent people in the country. The persecution of the head of the travel office simply because he was in their way and the trampling of other "little people", all the way to the mass murder of innocents at Waco. Or their ruling in a very partisan manner, the Salvation Army picked a side when they didn't have to, unless they were made an offer they couldn't refuse, which I suppose I should allow for. Absent that, I think those of us on the other side were justified in our conclusions about the organization.

Blogger James Dixon November 19, 2019 10:29 AM  

> As someone else pointed out, CFA could have easily used this opportunity to actually support the LGBT agenda.

No, but the fact that they didn't say that nothing had changed is equally telling.

> Just another chicken chain.

Not quite. They still have the best quality and service of any fast food chain. They even have relatively good prices. They're no KFC though.

> In defense of the SA, at that the, 1994,the Clinton's presented themselves as Bible believing Southerners

If the Salvation Army was stupid enough to believe them, then they're too incompetent to be trusted to put your money to good use. If they didn't, then they're too evil to be trusted to put your money to good use. In either case...

Blogger Out of Nod November 19, 2019 11:39 AM  

At first, I read an article written by a fake news source outlet lying and spinning a story about a company whose contractual obligation to a couple major organizations ended in 2018 and decided not to pick up the option. These organizations just so happen to be pro-family/anti-LGBTQ and so the media spins it as a victory for activists. Chick-Fil-A didn't provide further comment.

But if there is someone who said the reason to not pick up the option was because Chick-Fil-A was "taking it on the chin", they need to get rid of that person promptly...

A great reminder that you do not talk to the media...

Blogger The Course of Empire November 19, 2019 1:29 PM  

It sounds a bit more like they're compromising, which is more likely going to lead to further convergence. https://www.eater.com/2019/11/18/20970565/chick-fil-a-charity-donations-covenant-house-junior-achievement?fbclid=IwAR0YI3Cwe2j1sqNTuRSqxyNHZ1lQL35Sbc_b8m4iQyKxQ_RwBI6cvJGuanA
Note: Covenant House is openly LGBTQ-affirming. Not just "tolerating." AFFIRMING. It has gay board members and the entire organization--every chapter--went through a "True Colors" assessment to make sure every chapter would not only understand the plight of gay youth, but AFFIRM "their authentic self." Covenant House proudly participated in the NYC Pride Parade.

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 19, 2019 1:38 PM  

...aaaand here we go: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/glaad-chick-fil-a-cave-not-enough-must-disavow-itself/?

Blogger Newscaper312 November 19, 2019 2:04 PM  

@147 re Coveneant House
full of "affirming" and "diversity and inclusion"...

https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-issues/lgbtq-homeless-youth

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 19, 2019 2:23 PM  

Newscaper312 wrote:Coveneant House

full of "affirming" and "diversity and inclusion"...

Staying true to their roots, or "Charism" in the language of Church pedophiles:
In 1990, Ritter was forced to resign from Covenant House after widespread reports that he had engaged in sexual relations with several young boys in the care of the charity, and had financial improprieties in the operations of the organization.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella November 19, 2019 4:27 PM  

Oh, this is.....how to talk back to Chick-fil-a? I mean, our family was not even aware of Chick-fil-A until our sons joined FCA. They asked to go to CFA after eating it at meetings. Now, husband eats CFA at least twice a week, sons eat it at FCA. Youngest son eats it at sporting events.

We shop there because of their sponsorship and support of FCA.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 19, 2019 5:31 PM  

The only language a corporation understands is money. Write exactly what you wrote here in a letter and let them know that if they discontinue their sponsorship of FCA, you will stop buying their product.

Blogger James Dixon November 19, 2019 5:41 PM  

> ...how to talk back to Chick-fil-a?

https://www.chick-fil-a.com/contact-support/send-feedback

As Snidely says, give your reasons and make it clear you won't be spending your money there in the future. It's not like they're the only place you can buy chicken.

Blogger Crew November 19, 2019 5:56 PM  

This is the disturbing picture of the new CFO CEO:

https://www.chick-fil-a.com/Board-Officers/Executive-Officers/Tim-Tassopoulos

Blogger Kat November 19, 2019 9:38 PM  

James Dixon wrote:> ...how to talk back to Chick-fil-a?

https://www.chick-fil-a.com/contact-support/send-feedback

As Snidely says, give your reasons and make it clear you won't be spending your money there in the future. It's not like they're the only place you can buy chicken.


That link is 404'd. Wonder if a few too many people have been using it lately.......

Blogger Recovering Gamma November 19, 2019 9:44 PM  

Anecdotally, Chik-Fil-A hasn't suffered a drop off in drive through lines at lunch or at 8 pm today, about usual backed up around the building and out into the street (which really is rude).
The talk shows all have the same theme, "We're really disappointed but let's not go crazy here, I gots to have my chicken sandwich" (and lets get real here, these folks hate racists but they just aint going for the vibrancy of the average Popeyes). Chik-Fil-A made the right call, they'll lose 100,000 or so malcontents like me but they're a 10 billion $ company, they'll get by.
We live in a world where a lunatic woman wants to castrate her 7 year old son, and opposing that is controversial, there's a connection here, let the scales drop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8mduTEvnU0

Blogger God Emperor Memes November 19, 2019 10:04 PM  

"the board of trustees for Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and the advisory board of the Atlanta Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America."
Says it all, really.

Blogger Karhu November 20, 2019 10:13 AM  

While Mike Huckabee is problematical, he makes some good comments here: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/mike-huckabee-chick-fil-a-betrayal-will-have-far-broader-consequences/

"Huckabee said Chick-fil-A’s damaging decision will also 'send a message to the left that it can hammer a Christian organization long enough, and they’ll eventually cave in.'

"A group of students at Bozeman High School in Montana is protesting their school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes club because they don't like the group's biblical beliefs about marriage and sexuality. @CBNNews #religiousfreedom https://t.co/vmxBsvXG6N

— FRC (@FRCdc) November 19, 2019

"'And I think that this is going to invite an enormous level of pressure on other companies that have up to now, tried to be distinct, serving everyone, loving everyone, being kind to everyone, but also maintaining their right to be Christian and their right to hold fast to their faith and their principles,' he lamented."

He also commented they smeared the reputation of the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, in the environment that's already rolled out the red carpet for the Alphabet People. Which I'm not sure about theologically, plus he's totally accepting the landscape the Left has crafted:

"Huckabee continued that what is so offensive about Chick-fil-A’s yielding to the pressure from left-wing activists is that the company, essentially, 'affirmed the lie that has been told from the far left about the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes,' which is that these organizations are bigoted and discriminate against LGBTQ individuals.

"They will cause a lot of people to say, ‘Oh yeah, you know the Salvation Army, boy, they’re a bigoted organization,’' Huckabee said, emphasizing the reality is that the Salvation Army “serves everyone” and serves 'more people who are homeless' and without food and shelter than any organization in the world.

"'The great irony was Chick-fil-A said, ‘We’re not going to work for the Salvation Army anymore because we’re going to focus on homelessness and feeding people,’ and they disassociated themselves from the number one homeless and feeding organization in the world,' the former governor added. 'That makes no sense.'"

See also https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/11/19/huckabee-on-chick-fil-a-cave-they-bowed-down-to-bullies-were-convinced-they-needed-to-be-more-woke/, which claims this is getting very little coverage from the MSM, which could help explain @156 Recovering Gamma's anecdotal observation. Not everyone is plugged in like us, but word will spread without the help of the MSM.

Blogger Karhu November 20, 2019 11:09 AM  

There's limited new ground http://www.unz.com/estriker/op-ed-why-should-chick-fil-a-care-about-what-christians-and-conservatives-think/ makes, but it puts it well, and this should get attention:

"The problem ultimately stems from the pride of every even-tempered conservative: a lack of an offense-oriented moral zeal.

"Right-wingers assume society, economics and culture are governed by agents engaging in their immediate self-interest. This is the heritage of Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek, omnipresent in conservative orthodoxy. Columnists as recently as September expressed this, scoffing at homosexual activists looking silly wasting their time and energy getting mad at fried chicken for not being gay enough. Wouldn’t they rather be doing poppers, going to an Abba concert or having an orgy?

"Yet they got their way.

"Both modern Christians and conservatives lack the authoritarian impulses of the lavender jackboot on their neck. While Jewish capitalists like Fred Eyechaner and Paul Singer donate $10s of millions of dollars to gay pressure groups and the two major parties (one to push the agenda, the other to throw the fight), the very owners of Chick-Fil-A, worth $11 billion themselves, refuse to translate money into either cultural or political power.

Comment: For *decades* this has been true; "conservatives" with millions or billions of dollars have avoided the fight, which could be very costly to them. Perhaps their view of human nature is in part derived from their own lack of character?

"While the causes they fight for are anti-social and despicable, Jews demonstrate moral courage when walking all over the values of the majority.

"When Starbucks’ left-liberal corporate activism began to hurt its profitability, Howard Schultz told shareholders unhappy about his controversial input on political controversies to sell their stake and leave.

"Jews disprove the assertion that humans only engage with the world selfishly. This is something only taught to white people...."

Note on Starbucks and Corporate Cancer, a recent study using location data concluded that after allowing bums off the street to use their facilities without paying for anything, they're getting less business, which they of course deny.

Blogger Karhu November 20, 2019 11:46 AM  

Should have read the comments first on the above @159 linked article, here's one insight that could explain a deliberate surrender:

"Bill H says:

"It is beginning to look like Democrats might win. Maybe not, but their loss is no longer certain. Chik-Fil-A knows just how intolerant and punitive liberals are. It does not want to be supporting anti-LGBTQ causes if Democrats win control.

"This action is called 'hedging your bets.' Victorious Republicans will not punish Chik-Fil-A for their support of anybody. Victorious Democrats will go on a witch hunt and destroy anyone who has opposed their causes."

Maybe not win in 2020 (I say it's up in the air as long as it's conceivable the Left will kill the economy to get rid of Trump), but in the long term few of us are predicting there's even going to a USA as such, VD puts its dissolution in the 2030s.

And while I'm at it:

"Hannah Katz says:

[...]

By the way, the Salvation Army and FCA do not persecute gays. They just do not promote homosexuality. In today’s twisted society that counts as discrimination."

And here's a very interesting claim that could make them resistant to losing a perhaps important class of customers:

"Rosie says:

[...]

Chik-fil-a has built up an enormous amount of good will with moms with their playrooms. There is no other place like it. You can take your kids in there and sit and have a care-free chat with another mom for an hour or so.

"That is expensive, because those play structures need to be cleaned, and of course insurance is expensive, but we don’t care. We’ll happily pay twice as much for food for a chance to have an adult conversation."

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