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Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A
BusinessInsider.com ^ | Jul. 23, 2012 | Kim Bhasin

Posted on 07/24/2012 5:05:46 PM PDT by Salvation

Edited on 07/24/2012 5:20:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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1 posted on 07/24/2012 5:05:53 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

God bless this Baptist who truly lives Christian values — there’s a lot more info at the site.

(I hate excerpts — LOL!)

Catholic Ping


2 posted on 07/24/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: WKB

You might want to do a Baptist ping for this article.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 5:10:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

they are in this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OwZGmYV-1I


4 posted on 07/24/2012 5:16:16 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Salvation

My co-workers and I eat a Chik-Fil-A quite regularly. When I drive to work I indulge in their breakfast, and when we have to drive during the work day, our default lunch spot is Chick-Fil-A. In addition to having delicious food, their staff is the most pleasant, courteous, and efficient fast food clientele I have ever met.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 5:18:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Salvation

Amen.

I have to say, I am very pessimistic about the moral future of this country. I regularly visit a popular beauty/health product website to read reviews and get recommendations. Today I took a look at its message boards. There was an ongoing discussion about the Chick Fil-A/sodomite marriage issue. Many women were taking part in the discussion, and EVERY ONE sided with the homosexuals. A few were saying how bad it was to have to look at Bible verses on the wall of the restrooms at Chick Fil-A.

Depressing.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 5:24:31 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Salvation

Trying to work a stop into my schedule tomorrow — if I can get myself to walk through the West Village.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 5:24:45 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Salvation

Dropped $45.00 tonight to feed the family. They were hungry.

Shopping at their online store tomorrow.

The more the queers attack, the more I will spend at ChickFilA. And I let them know that.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 5:29:03 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I made it a point to eat at Chick-Fil-A yesterday and today. The spicy chicken sandwich is so good and a great value. I think I could eat there every day and I might just do that LOL!! Kids also love the food and I know they are getting a decent meal for a good value.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 5:29:28 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Admin Moderator

That is sad about the Bible verses.

I’ve never been in one.

They deleted all the pictures and text — I’m trying to get text put back into the post by the Admin Moderator


10 posted on 07/24/2012 5:31:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

S. Truett Cathy, Founder and Chairman Chick-fil-A and his wife have 3 children. His two sons, Dan, is president and CEO of Chick-fil-A, and Don (”Bubba”), is senior vice president and president of the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House division and vice president of the WinShape Foundation. Cathy’s daughter, Trudy Cathy White serves as the director of WinShape Girls Camps.

WinShape began as boys and girls summer camps and college scholarship program. It now includes foster homes, a challenge/ropes course, corporate and marriage retreats, and sponsors mission trips both within the United States and internationally.

In 2006, Cathy welcomed the third generation of Cathy family members to the business. Truett Cathy and his wife, Jeannette, have 12 grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren (as of February 2012) and more than 150 “foster grandchildren.”

WinShape also has a sister foundation that was started by Cathy’s daughter Trudy and her husband John called Lifeshape. The foundation hosts three separate ministries: IMPACT 360, The Summit at Fort Payne, and Communities in Transformation (CIT).


11 posted on 07/24/2012 5:42:16 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: EyeGuy
The more the queers attack...

Thanks for calling them what they are.

12 posted on 07/24/2012 5:42:47 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Great information. thank you so much!


13 posted on 07/24/2012 5:48:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All
No less a sophisticate than Esquire Mag named Chick-fil-a one of the nation's best sandwiches.

ESQUIRE You can get a chicken sandwich anywhere, which may explain your low expectations. Boneless breast. Bun. Blah. But down south, there lives an eye-opener.

A come-to-Jesus sandwich.

The Chick-fil-A. Seasoned, breaded breast served on a toasted buttered bun with dill-pickle slices. No mayo. No sauce at all. Deceptively simple, yet transcendent. The hook is the breading: spicy, with an intoxicating crunch. The meat is always juicy, never chewy. The bun is like lingerie -- there, but not, providing delicious support without obscuring the main flavor. The first bite changes everything you think you know about chicken. And about the need for condiments. --Allison Glock

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/sandwiches#ixzz211NacUiU

Just order a deluxe w/ lettuce, tomato and slice of
cheese, with a side of waffle fries and large lemonade.
Couple containers of the special sauce and you got lunch.

14 posted on 07/24/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Salvation

Thanks, Salvation.

Blessings


15 posted on 07/24/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: All

A 91-YEAR-OLD BILLIONAIRE WITH DEEP CHRISTIAN VALUES IS BEHIND HUGE RESTAURANT CHAIN THAT OPPOSES GAY MARRIAGE


16 posted on 07/24/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Just post the statistics on the damage a homosexual lifestyle has on health.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:04 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: OldPossum

“The more the queers attack...”

“Thanks for calling them what they are.”

#######

I NEVER let the destructive Left lay the terminology ground rules; a basic and consistently repeated error made by Conservatives.

“Gay” my ass. My Aunt Rose is gay, not pathologically narcicisstic homosexuals.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 6:26:08 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
T.S. Eliot once said that England had been inoculated with just enough Christianity to render it immune.

The Lord is offering us an opportunity to bear witness in an age when bearing witness means true sacrifice. Grace is free, but not cheap.

19 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: COBOL2Java

The family and I just polished off our large Ice Dreams...a great alternative to ice cream on a warm South Carolina evening:o)


20 posted on 07/24/2012 7:03:34 PM PDT by TheGunny
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To: Salvation

This is literally a time to put your money where your mouth is,

Eat more Chik-N.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 7:06:03 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Salvation

I like it


22 posted on 07/24/2012 7:15:58 PM PDT by wax wing
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To: Jedidah
I know they are a good company and all but I avoid Chick Fil A if at all possible. You see, I'm somewhat of an English purist. What they do on pretty much all of their advertising/billboards to me is dumbing down society. Intentional misspellings galore (Eat Mor Chikin). Even the name of the company is like that. Hate it, hate it, hate it. I know their chicken is supposed to be better quality blah blah blah...

I'm sure I'm the only one in the world who thinks that way so just ignore me.
23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:22:30 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: COBOL2Java
I have built a couple of locations, but have never ate there, too busy working elsewhere.

Will make it a point to patronize in the future.

24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:08 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Salvation

In the middle 80s, I was a member of Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps, and we did a show at Chick-Fil-A Headquarters. Fun gig.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 7:31:41 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
and EVERY ONE sided with the homosexuals. A few were saying how bad it was to have to look at Bible verses on the wall of the restrooms at Chick Fil-A.

Cheer up--the vast multitude of the righteous in heaven and on earth who align with the Word of the Almighty will never be moved no matter how many choose the evil side either willfully or by blind deceptions.

26 posted on 07/24/2012 7:32:19 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Salvation

Psalm 1

King James Version (KJV)

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 7:34:17 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tenger

We certainly will.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 7:43:25 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: tenger

I understand.

If it makes you feel any better, my English teacher, Mrs Tweet, said the same thing back in 1963.

It’s been going on a long time.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 7:48:34 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Salvation
And if there's no store nearby, there's always another way to support Chick-fil-A.

30 posted on 07/24/2012 7:58:59 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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Text that I think you all will appreciate:

Cathy is a devout Southern Baptist, and his company's mission statement reflects his convictions -- "To glorify God by being a faithful steward to all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."



One way this is shown to the public is Chick-fil-A's well known closed-on-Sundays policy


Cathy is also a Sunday School teacher, Cathy is also a Sunday School teacher, and has been doing it for more than 50 years

31 posted on 07/24/2012 8:03:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tenger

I consider myself quiet literate and actually hold writing and English lit degrees, so in general I share your concern.

That said, I do not hold cows to the same spelling standards as humans and, therefore, happily eat Chick-Fil-A with a clear conscience.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 8:06:28 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Salvation; windcliff; stylecouncilor

S Truett Cathy, “It’s Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men”

A definite part of my high school baseball coaching philosophy.

Chick-Fil-A for dinner tomorrow!


33 posted on 07/24/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: CatherineofAragon

Amen!

I’ve become a huge chick-fil-a fan in the past week!


34 posted on 07/24/2012 8:39:04 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: onedoug

That was the one book title that jumped out at me!


35 posted on 07/24/2012 8:40:35 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation; a fool in paradise

Cathy is a man? Now I’m real confused!


36 posted on 07/24/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Click on the link — lots of pictures of him — even one teaching the Sunday School class.


37 posted on 07/24/2012 8:46:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tenger

Yes, you are queer. I mean in the old sense: peculiar.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 9:01:35 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Jedidah
I do not hold cows to the same spelling standards as humans and, therefore, happily eat Chick-Fil-A with a clear conscience.

ROTFL!!

39 posted on 07/24/2012 10:51:35 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Salvation
I wish that they had more low-carb selections.
I can only eat so many salads, and most of the rest is breaded. Otherwise, I'd eat there more often.

I'll try the spicy chicken sandwich tomorrow. I can ignore the carbs for a special occasion.

40 posted on 07/24/2012 10:58:03 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: Salvation
I don't eat fast food much at all, but when I do, it is ALWAYS Chick-Fil-A. Their regular chicken sandwich is the BEST of all chicken sandwiches out there and what is great is, no matter where you are, the quality is the same. The people they hire are also very courteous and efficient. Around this time of year they also have the most amazing peach milkshakes! Everyone should try it!

I appreciate the Christian family values of this company and I sincerely hope they do not crumble to the pressure of the few loudmouths of society. If they ever get bought out, then I believe it will be the end of their success, I hope it remains in the family for another hundred years!

41 posted on 07/24/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Salvation; All

http://www.businessinsider.com/17-big-companies-that-are-intensely-religious-2012-1#toms-of-maine-17


42 posted on 07/25/2012 9:21:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tenger

Hilarious analysis.

Clearly the cows were taught using the whole language approach.


43 posted on 07/25/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT by dmz
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To: All; Salvation
I have been going more often to this great restaurant. They are great and beautiful people that work there. I had a great grilled chicken sandwhich.

I go to the Woodstock Chick-Fil-A in Georgia. This is one of four that has sit down waitress service with difference in menu too. Great southern recipes. Breakfast too. You would love it. If you live in the Altanta area I was told four like it. I do not remember others but excellent sit down. Also I heard one worker talking to a young new worker about the scholarship program. My jaw dropped that was yesterday . Thousands of dollars towards students and sounds like for workers too. What great Christian people. Please support them!

Put your money where your mouth is while eating! Lol! Literally! I can't say enough about this great organization.

Praise Jesus!

44 posted on 07/25/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“Many women were taking part in the discussion, and EVERY ONE sided with the homosexuals.”

I don’t know if you will think this appropriate or not, but I’ve had some success with minutely detailed descriptions of what male sodomites get up to. The more detailed the description, the more nausea is produced—usually.


45 posted on 07/25/2012 7:22:45 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: tflabo

That’s true. I can’t call myself righteous, but I can say with certainty that I will never be bullied into going along with the Godless homosexual agenda.


46 posted on 07/25/2012 9:08:53 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: dsc

“Gay” is such a pleasant little word....it really doesn’t describe the nastiness and the perversion of what the lifestyle entails, does it?


47 posted on 07/25/2012 9:15:33 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

““Gay” is such a pleasant little word....it really doesn’t describe the nastiness and the perversion of what the lifestyle entails, does it?”

That’s why I try not to use it, and often try to persuade others not to.

I also resist other euphemisms, such as “sexual orientation” and “lifestyle.”

Same-sex attraction disorder is just what the name implies: a sexual, psychological, and spiritual disorder.


48 posted on 07/25/2012 9:44:47 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

I agree. “Sodomite” works just fine for me.


49 posted on 07/25/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: dsc

I agree. “Sodomite” works just fine for me.


50 posted on 07/25/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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