Could it be? Is the uber anti-gay Chick-fil-A really ending its hate-filled ways?
After months of an exhausting and vitriolic media firestorm and a wave of protests because of the fast food chicken chain, which has donated money to anti-gay groups and has a hate-spewing president, it seems to be turning over a new leaf. A Chicago-based LGBT advocacy group says the company has agreed to stop funding right-wing, conservative groups that oppose same-sex marriage.
In a press release, the Civil Rights Agenda confirmed that Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, after working to block Chick-fil-A from opening new locations in the Windy City, negotiated with the chain on its policies. The chicken joint has agreed to stop donating to anti-gay groups and also issued an internal memo to franchisees and stakeholders that the company will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender” and that its “intent is not to engage in political or social debates.”
Is this enough to make amends for the company's past actions or is it too little too late? Or is it just a ploy to keep itself in the news? Of course, this doesn't even actually mean that the company's anti-gay stance is a thing of the past; it most likely means they're just trying to keep the LGBT community and gay advocates eating at its restaurants.
Remember, this is still the same religious-based company that closes on Sundays and prints biblical quotes on its packaging. Whatever happened to separation of church and chicken? And they can't retract the anti-gay comments made by its president Dan Cathy or the millions of dollars already donated to the hateful campaigns of these groups.
So will you start chowing down on chicken sandwiches again, or does Chick-fil-A still leave a bad taste in your mouth?