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Am I going to eat at Chick-fil-A now? September 20, 2012

Posted by Ubi Dubium in Rants.
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I don’t usually scrutinize the politics of the owners of big companies, but when their prejudices become corporate policy, then that affects what businesses I will spend my money at.  I’ve been avoiding Chick-fil-A in recent years, no surprise there.

So, rather buried in the Post today was this story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/chick-fil-a-gives-another-statement-amid-gay-marriage-controversy-position-still-unclear/2012/09/20/f6838d3a-0368-11e2-9132-f2750cd65f97_story.html

So they are going to stop giving money to anti-marriage equality groups?  Really?  Or has the PR over this just gotten too negative, so they are trying to save their corporate image, without actually chainging policy? I did a little googling, and found some accusations that they were now having fundraiser checks at sponsored events made out to other anti-gay organizations run by the owner of Chick-fil-A, instead of to Chick-fil-A or their foundation directly.  Now, I’m not sure how reliable those accusations are, so I’m not going to assume they are true.  But neither am I going to trot right out and buy a mediocre chicken sandwich with only a lousy pickle on it.  With Chick-fil-A’s actions in the past, it’s going to take more than just one press release to convince me that they have cleaned up their act.   I’m going to wait and see.



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