Discussion in 'Non Sci-fi Debates' started by Whirlwind21, Jul 19, 2012.
And now we watch the free market in action.
I like how they're closed on Sundays but hired a guy to pressure wash the parking lot while the store is closed.
Yea, this convinced me to not check it out. There's only one in the area, but it'd previously been on my 'check out at some point' list, and now it's not.
Chick-fil-A was founded by an Evangelical from Georgia who has retained sole proprietorship and avoided taking the company public precisely so he can continue to exercise blatantly religious policies in store operations. All Chick-fil-As everywhere close on Sunday, they've handed out biblical toys and Veggietales tie-ins in their kids meals, and from what I recall one lawsuit alleged only hire non-Christians because the law forbids them from discriminating that way. So anyone surprised at Chick-fil-A having a corporate stance against gay marriage simply wasn't paying attention. Now of course the Cathy family does a lot of philanthropy that does good in the world, like handing out scholarships to disadvantaged youths and supporting foster homes and all that, but when it comes to social values they are exceptionally regressive. I'm not eating there for that reason (and hell their prices are getting pretty ridiculous anyway), though I suspect once the corporation goes public after the founder dies their policies will change very abruptly.
Chick-Fil-A's discriminatory stance aside, this only makes me like Chef Symon more. Yes, I have favorite Chefs.
Liberal groupthink strikes again. How dare anyone not agree with them?
The CEO's opinion is the same opinion held by nearly half the country, so I am underwhelmed. Ignoring the subject matteer for a moment, though, is it unusual for a CEO to make a public statement on a contested political topic. Personally, I admire and encourage the behavior. The question now, as cartolis mentioned, is whether the free market will punish his honesty.
"Biblical definition of the family unit."
You mean the one where one guy marries five women and has his kids stoned to death when they get uppity?
lol. As long as there's no peanut oil, I'll be just fine.
Bingo, King David family values. Kill dudes, take wives. Son acts up because you're a shitty king? Make war on him.
Although I must admit, a chicken sandwich fried in HATE sounds delicious.
All men are created equal except when they're gay. Then they're icky subhumans.
If the dixie chicks are any indication we will see a shift in the profit of the company in the short term from the north to the south. Given the distribution of the stores its likely that this will be a negligible impact to the company as a whole.
That being said we may see a long term hit to franchising if they do that, but I am not sure they do.
Child custody just got much easier with Solomon's laws. One child and two angry parents? Skip the hassle and cut it in half!
They still have delicious chicken.
Therefore I will still eat there.
Eh, Wendy's Chicken Sandwiches are better. And they have great Chilli too.
I only go to Wendys for Bacon Burgers.
Completely irrelevant to what anyone, including this CEO, said. But thank you for indulging in the requisite groupthink.
This bullshit will not be going on for much longer, he'll drop dead in a few years.
Didn't they cover this shit last year? Or was that people flipping out about Chik-Fil-A's religious ties?
Yeah it's totally groupthink to say that hey, maybe letting gay people get married isn't the end of the world. Because they're people too and are entitled to life, liberty and happiness.
Speaking of groupthink, aren't you the one getting your cues from a two thousand year old book? Do you actually have any reason other than 'my ancient book says gays are icky'?
It must be nice to have the luxury of never having to buy a product from someone with views you hate.
Oh it is. Why, do you hate everyone?
Well, not exactly hate, but I'll definitely say I am pretty irritated with most people. Especially the kind of people who tend to run large companies.
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