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not sure how they are disgustingly homophobic and hateful. The owners are Christians. They were asked a question, and answered it by stating they believe in the traditional family, which all Christians do. Nothing hateful was said. They have
not sure how they are disgustingly homophobic and hateful. The owners are Christians. They were asked a question, and answered it by stating they believe in the traditional family, which all Christians do. Nothing hateful was said. They have never discriminated when hiring. In fact, they do a wonderful job taking care of their employees.
Its pretty sad when a Christian cant say what he believes in without getting attacked for his beliefs.
I support the right of Chick-Fil-A and its owners to donate their time, money, and efforts to any organization they wish. However, I also have the right not to contribute my money to their efforts when I know they are in direct opposition to my own beliefs. To be clear, I am not boycotting Chick-Fil-A because they are a Christian company. I don't go there because they have, as a company (not just the individual owner), provided donations to organizations trying to block something I see as a basic human right from being legalized. Regardless of their attitude about it, that is ultimately a "homophobic and hateful" act.
As for whether they've never discriminated when hiring, Chick-Fil-A has not to the best of my knowledge adopted a non-discrimination policy beyond what they are required to under the law. It's easy to tell just by standing in the food court of my local mall and looking at the employees at the different establishments that Chick-Fil-A clearly discriminates based on age, race, and weight in at least one location. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to find out that they discriminate (however unofficially) based on other factors as well.
And yes, there are people who have attacked Dan Cathy's beliefs. I can't say that saddens me considering he has attacked mine.