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CHICK-FIL-A ISSUES STATEMENT TO DAVID WEBB SHOW
DavidWebb Show ^ | 27 July 2012 | Jerry Johnston, Corporate Public Relations

Posted on 07/28/2012 11:21:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java

Thank you for your interest in Chick-fil-A and Dan Cathy, however we are not scheduling interviews for Mr. Cathy at this time. I would like to provide this statement, and I hope this will be a useful resource for you.

Jerry Johnston
Corporate Public Relations


Statement:

Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect –regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: chickfila; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 07/28/2012 11:21:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java
We swung by the Chick Fil A here in Frederick, MD at about 11:05 today. It was already busy. By the time we left, at about 11:40, the place was (as usual) swamped.

I think this whole kerfluffle is going to backfire on the progressives. It would be fine with me if every McDonald's was replaced by a Chick Fil A.

2 posted on 07/28/2012 11:29:03 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: COBOL2Java

The statement is tolerant, open minded, reasonable, and therefore will be unacceptable to the left.

You can no longer run a business in the communist held areas unless you pledge support to the gay lesbian transgender bisexual queer obamacare islamophile redistributionist liberation movement.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: RetroSexual

“I think this whole kerfluffle is going to backfire on the progressives.”

It would appear that it is. I think the gay Stalinists will rue the day they made an issue of this.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: COBOL2Java

Just wait until the Libtards realize that In & Out Burger prints Bible verses on the bottom of their Soft Drink Cups and on their Paper Wrappers.


5 posted on 07/28/2012 11:38:56 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: COBOL2Java
What a great response! I wish more businesses, performers, teachers, etc. would follow their example.

I stopped at the one by Walmart yesterday and it was packed, with the drive thru line around the building. If I'm in that part of town later today, I'm going to stop again.

6 posted on 07/28/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: scottjewell
I think the gay Stalinists will rue the day they made an issue of this.

No doubt they are going to make C-F-A a boatload of money. According to some reports business has already picked up from their usual brisk sales and it's not even Wednesday yet. Wait till thousands upon thousands of us that have never eaten there get our first experience.

7 posted on 07/28/2012 11:39:26 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Does In & Out really do that? Another place to visit!


8 posted on 07/28/2012 11:44:01 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: goodnesswins

My son and family are vacationing in northern California and my grandson discovered In & Out. Apparently at his insistence they ate every meal there for a week. Wish we had one in the Houston area.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 11:52:04 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: houeto
on Wednesday we will drive from our rural home in Somerset County to Greensburg, PA. about 50 miles one way...

we plan to let them know we SUPPORT MR. CATHY...and COMMEND THEM FOR CLOSING ON SUNDAYS, We have a local diner closed on Sunday as well...as the Lords Day to spend with your families...that is so commendable... When I was a kid, so long ago...all business's were closed on Sunday...we need to return to that...

10 posted on 07/28/2012 11:57:01 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: COBOL2Java; All
I just realized today that I could support Chick-Fil-A even on days that I can't eat there (like Sunday); when I pulled up to the drive-up window to pick up my spicy chicken sandwich, I asked the cashier if she had any Chick-Fil-A bumper stickers.
She gave me one. It's going on the car the next chance I get.
11 posted on 07/28/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by Washi (The secret ingredient in a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is liberal outrage. Delicious.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Posted on their Facebook page yesterday:

Hey Fans. Another rumor related to Chick-fil-A that is currently in the media is related to the Jim Henson Kid's Meal prizes. We want to set the facts straight. Chick-fil-A made the choice to voluntarily withdraw the Jim Henson Kid's Meal puppets for potential safety concerns for our customers on Thursday, July 19. On July 20, Chick-fil-A was notified of the Jim Henson Company's decision to no longer partner with us on future endeavors.

12 posted on 07/28/2012 12:23:16 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.

Why you evil hate filled intolerant people that is just so, just so.. Oh crap. That is all good stuff.. No what and I going to do!


13 posted on 07/28/2012 12:31:21 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: houeto
There's not a C-F-A close, but if I get near, I plan on buying a sack of something, then marking it in rather large letters "IN SUPPORT OF CHICK-FIL-A" and leaving it in a conspicuous position on the counter for all to see.

The fascists really must have an almighty opinion of themselves and their beliefs. I'd sue the bastards.

On the other hand, lots of non-libs, ie; conservatives, Pubbies and Indies must realize how scary these dictates are. Suppose any of them supported a position on anything which was in disfavor with local political leadership. Chilling.

Vote for more of them at your own risk. That ain't their America.

14 posted on 07/28/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.d)
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To: COBOL2Java

Chick Fil-A protestors ought to look into the fact that cows are used in their tv commercials to the exclusion of bulls so obviously they are sexist and deserve to be bullcotted.


15 posted on 07/28/2012 12:35:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: RetroSexual

A very special thanks to Boston mayor Tom Menino for making me aware of Chick-Fil-A. Enjoyed lunch at the Burlington Mall
CFA today. Thanks Mumbles!


16 posted on 07/28/2012 12:42:08 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie

First off, I have a couple of gay relatives. And even if I didn’t, I’m a pretty tolerant guy. But enough is enough. My tolerance does not extend to bullies. If one doesn’t toe the line on every single item on their agenda, and march in lockstep, one is a bigot and must be destroyed.

I would support CFA except for one issue: I am not a big chicken sandwich fan.


17 posted on 07/28/2012 1:02:20 PM PDT by Ax ( Y)
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To: RetroSexual

The one at the mall food court had the longest line there. Plenty busy.


18 posted on 07/28/2012 1:10:28 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Ax

Forever 21 ( teen clothing ) puts, “John 3:16” on its check-out bags....


19 posted on 07/28/2012 1:11:27 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: haircutter
When I was a kid, so long ago...all business's were closed on Sunday...we need to return to that...

In Texas, it was the LAW!

20 posted on 07/28/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: chiller
There's not a C-F-A close, but if I get near, I plan on buying a sack of something, then marking it in rather large letters "IN SUPPORT OF CHICK-FIL-A" and leaving it in a conspicuous position on the counter for all to see.

Think of a better plan chiller. According to others they keep the place immaculate. Your bag will be in the trash faster than Rosie on a doughnut.

21 posted on 07/28/2012 1:27:13 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ax

so try their SHAKES....

MY FAVORITE....BANANA AND STRAWBERRY...YUMMY


22 posted on 07/28/2012 1:27:13 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Boston Blackie
A very special thanks to Boston mayor Tom Menino for making me aware of Chick-Fil-A

Ditto. The place would heve never crossed my mind.

23 posted on 07/28/2012 1:27:55 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ax

CFA has great milkshakes. Also you could get a salad, soup, or nuggets. Everything tastes great.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 1:28:09 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Atlantan

I’ve been watching their Facebook page. Every once in a while the Homosexual lobby posts some hateful things.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 1:57:19 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

I think he should invite communities who would welcome business like his and the jobs he has to offer to let him know and he will have his pick of places to go where the people will support him. He doesn’t need to serve areas where he isn’t appreciated. I wish we had one around here - I’d support them with my lunch money even though I don’t usually eat chicken out, just to support their right to free speech. This could be the best thing that ever happened to his business. When traveling, I will always go to Chick-Fil-A now because of this.


26 posted on 07/28/2012 2:29:34 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: Atlantan

Their milkshakes are like crack cocaine, once you start having them, you just want more and more. Had a chocolate shake with my spicy chicken sandwich for lunch today.


27 posted on 07/28/2012 2:51:16 PM PDT by machman
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To: chiller
I plan on buying a sack of something, then marking it in rather large letters "IN SUPPORT OF CHICK-FIL-A" and leaving it in a conspicuous position on the counter for all to see.

And it will be in the trash before you can count to 3. I've never seen more immaculate restaurants that CFA.

And their customer service is incredible. I walk with a cane, and when I went in for take out the other day, the girl behind the counter was just standing there, holding my bag. I asked if that was my order, and she said yes, she was just waiting for me to start out and carry my order to my car! I told her that it really wasn't necessary, and I was really shocked at the offer.

I menionted in another post that I went there for the first time the other day, and when I mentioned the fact to the franshise owner, he stepped around the counter, pointed out and described every item on the menu, taking the time I never would have expected. When I went back to the counter to place my order, as I was pulling out my cash, he told me that it would be "on him!" I've been back twice in less than a week, using my own money!

Mark

28 posted on 07/28/2012 2:55:27 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: chiller

There is no chick in our area. I am going to call the one in the next state and buy the next lucky order in the cash register their meal via credit card. Maybe even twice.


29 posted on 07/28/2012 2:59:14 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Bookwoman
He doesn’t need to serve areas where he isn’t appreciated.

That's the key here isn't it. The owners of CFA don't discriminate, do nothing that anyone could confuse with being exclusionary, and contribute greatly to the communities they serve. They don't put up barriers in their hiring, nor whom they serve.

Those that are attacking CFA and the family that runs it are opposed to the families personal beliefs. Think about that for a moment. They're not being attacked for their deeds, actions, or something they did. They're being attacked for their RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. And we see the left doing this over and over again.

The days when liberals claimed "I may disagree with what you say, but will fight for your right to say it" are long gone. Today, their motto is "I disagree with what you believe, so don't even THINK of saying it. I'm right and good, so you must be wrong and evil. Your beliefs should be outlawed, but in case I can't make your thought illegal, I will defame you with lies and fight to destroy you and anyone who thinks like you." Leftists have a long history of taking this to the next step, which results in "reeducation camps," gulags, and concentration camps.

Mark

30 posted on 07/28/2012 3:14:48 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

If anyone is a Yelp member please leave a 5 star review for the Chick-Fil-A in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. Supporting Chick-Fil-A helps by reviewing too:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chick-fil-a-los-angeles-3?sort_by=date_desc


31 posted on 07/28/2012 3:17:22 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: MarkL

That’s it!!! I’m heading out to CFA right now!!!!

Besides the incredible hottie, Anna Kooiman, mentioned that she LOVES the peach shakes, and I just saw they’re serving them, according to the local web site!

I might try that “Chargrilled & Fruit Salad.” It looks amazing. And a peach shake!

Mark


32 posted on 07/28/2012 3:26:26 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

I agree. But from a business point of view, he should take the action Jesus recommended - shake the dust of the town off his feet. It will be more profitable to do business elsewhere and the towns that rejected him will be the losers for it.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 3:43:05 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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