Chick-Fil-A Controversy Continues — Where Do You Stand? [VIDEO/POLL]
The controversy continues in Chick-fil-A land. Amid a heated national debate over Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage, now a Chicago official has pledged to block the fast food chain from opening in his district.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Chick-fil-A's president of the fast food chain:
Chick-fil-A is “very much supportive of the family,” according to Dan Cathy, president of the popular fast food chain. That is, “the biblical definition of the family unit,” he said.
The chain, according to the report, has 1,608 restaurants, sales of more than $4 billion and employees who are trained “to focus on values rooted in the Bible.” Chick-fil-A's across the country shut down on Sundays.
“We don’t claim to be a Christian business," Cathy said. "But as an organization we can operate on biblical principles.”
Last year, protesters accused Chick-fil-A of supporting an anti-gay agenda with donations, which the company has steadily denied.
A report from LGBT advocacy group Equality Matters concluded that Chick-fil-A donated more than $3 million between 2003 and 2009 to Christian groups that oppose homosexuality. In 2010 alone, the company gave nearly $2 million to such causes.
The official in Chicago doesn't want Chick-fil-A to open a second restaurant unless the fast food chain changes their views on gay marriage. Is it just me, or does this strike you as discrimination against Chick-fil-A? The new restaurant will open up new jobs and bring money to the area.
Am I missing something? This is America, and we are free to choose where we want to eat. So if you don't want to eat at an establishment that promotes different views then yours, then you have that right.
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