even though it's a free country I don't think it's right to not give service to some. That is why I won't support anyone who refused service because of being gay. If they go in the store and order chicken let them have it. I know it's a free country and they can refuse service but I don't think it's right.
@Babyboomerjill - I did not know anyone was refused service. That was not my understanding. I thought the head guy was just asked and said he supported the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. Which, is his opinion, and has nothing to do with who eats at his restaurant. I think this whole thing has gotten blown WAY out of proportion!
@Babyboomerjill - No one was ever refused service.If you believe that then you are believing lies spread by people who just plain hate Christianity.Now,if someone goes into any resturant acting up and causing trouble for the resturant claiming they are gay and want service,causing other customers to be uneasy then yes,they should be denighed service and asked to leave.If you heard something on the news,that would be a part they would leave out.I take what I hear on the news with a grain of salt these days.It's competition now on who can outscoop who,it isn't news any longer.
@Babyboomerjill - Jilly they aren't and have never refused service to anyone - my girls worked at the store in Rome and Savannah, Ga and not only do they not discriminate on whom they serve they don't discriminate in their hiring either... this whole thing has been taken out of context but it sure hasn't hurt their business.
@Babyboomerjill - If I had ANY resturant and when you said that and were rude about it and causing concern from other customers,I would ask you to leave.If someone goes into a resturant acting like that,they only want to cause trouble.Maybe its just me,but thats how I see it.
@Babyboomerjill - Why not try it Jill? Mr. Cathy has made it clear that it is his company's policy never to discriminate against anyone, whether in terms of employment or service as a customer. I'm curious as to where you got the impression that this whole Chik-Fil-A debate is over some kind of discrimination being perpetrated by the company and/or its owner, do you have info54rmation to the contrary?
@mlbncsga - @Somefishytales - I think that is wrong and if I were asked if I were gay?(even though I'm not)I would say,"yes,I am." to see if they would serve me chicken in the same way they won't serve african americans in the 1960's. It's wrong to make someone go to the back door to get food.
@AOK4WAY - If I went in and was asked if I were gay at Chickfa la before I ordered I would say yes on purpose just because I don't think it's right. The days of going to the back door to get food is over -that was back in the 1960's.
@mlbncsga - I imagine the gays won't go there or their friends or family now. I have gays in my family and also friends at the antique mall and it's hard to work it into a life as a christian but I have to work it out and live with myself.
@Babyboomerjill - Okay, I'll accept that. How many times have you gone into a Chik-Fil-A and been asked that question? How many people do you know who have? How many people have you heard of who have? Zero, zero and zero, right? You're letting your imagination run away with you, friend, and you're speaking unjustly about a company and a business owner who simply answered a question on his position in the debate surrounding same sex marriage. The man was asked what he thought, and he answered. That does not equate with discrimination. If you disagree with jhis position, say so, but don't make false accusations and unjust judgments. Just have the courage to express your position in the debate like he did and be thankful that you and he both live in a country where it is still legal to do so.
it is about choices. he choses to think one way, i chose to not have my $ used to support that. they have never,that i know of,refused service to anyone based on their sexuality and i am sure that they have workers that are gay. each is a franchise that is independatly owed and cathy is the ceo of the company which some of the $ that is taken in by those franchises will go back to. the owners may not agree with cathy. at least 2 of the organizations that cathy gives $ to are hard line christain based and have been hard line advocates against same sex marriage. yes, some companies may say they support cathy, but to say you do and to do the same as him are two different things, i feel. it is a choice. one can make the choice to say what they believe in or where they shop.to me it is wrong to denie a place to open a business if their values are different from what you may believe. that is not against the law. i chose not to give my $ to places that i knowly will use it agaisnt things i beleive in. that is my choice. you have your choices and i will defend our ability to have those choices.
@AOK4WAY - freedom of speech is good but he -the CEO shouldn't be surprized when people don't want to go in his store.. As long as the chicken isn't paid for by the goverment he can serve whoever he wants but when he's state supported with chicken then he would be forced to serve all who come in. Yes, I agree that it's still a free country and he can say whatever he likes.
@buddy71 - nicely said, I'm born and raised catholic and it's hard for me to be a christian when I see my cousin go up to communion and know he's gay and I tell my mother that I know that you aren't suppose to recieve communion if you are committing a deadly sin but I say,"mom, he must not believe it is a deadly sin."
Chick-Fil-A donates to & supports the Family Research Counsel, a hate group [officially labeled as such in 2010]. What does the Family Research Counsel have to say about gays?
"I think that the supreme court decision Lawrence v Texas which overturned sodomy laws in this country was wrongly decided. I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions for homosexual behavior. We should outlaw gay behavior." -Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council, [Feb 2, 2012].
Sure, CFA has every right to donate to an organization that believes homosexuals belong in jail. I urge them to support any and all hate groups. Even the KKK if that's what they choose. We are in America after all. I don't want to be a part of it.
I've never been to one because I didn't know we even had one, but now? No. I will not give my hard-earned money to a company who donates to groups that fight against freedom and equal rights. Furthermore, those signs are all fake: http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/chickfila.asp
The bottom line is this: Dan Cathey was asked what he thought about gay marrige--he gave his answer based on his beliefs. Period. No one was ever refused service, The Cathey's are not anti gay or gay bashers or haters, and they never said they refuse to hire gays. Dan just stuck to his roots and what he believed. We are all entitled to our beliefs and opinons. I agree with Dan Cathy but I'm not a gay hater or racist/prejudiced. I simply agree with the Biblical concept of marriage being between a man and a woman. The issue here was never really about freedom of speech (Cathy just answered a question). It was about being bashed as a Christian for his beliefs. He's entitled to his opinion/beliefs just like the rest of our country.