|Quoting darthluke12694 (Reply 2):|
I don't mean to argue or disagree with anyone, but in my opinion, I don't think Chick-Fil-A really cares. They are still anti-gay. The LGBT didn't win a single thing. It's a publicity stunt and a business move. Yes, I know the anti-gay organization is losing funding which could be considered a win, but as for Chick-Fil-A, you didn't win a single thing. It's all about business. I don't think they are losing money off of this. They just want to go into markets where they wouldn't let them because of them being anti-gay. It's not that they are losing, it is just that they want to make more money. But that's just my opinion.
Yeah, I think that pretty much sums it up.
No big deal, I can still choose not to do business there ever again, too.
When in Atlanta, in early August I made a telephone call and did manage to get through to Truett's secretary.
I went through my little shtick of growing-up in Atlanta and eating at the (original in Hapeville) Dwarf House thousands of times, etc.
I took great pleasure in reminding her that I remembered quite a few gay employees----who were great at their jobs and did much for the public relations of the restaurant-------AND
who helped grow Chick-Fil-A into the huge money machine that it has become. It was off of the sweat of those caring gay employees that the Cathys became VERY rich people. That in turn allowed them the ability to donate money to various charitable causes. So, I think it can be said that gay people helped fund the Cathy family's various charities.
To her credit, the woman was very nice to me. She did give me the usual "corporate" response about non-discrimination, etc. yet she agreed that "any of their gay employees that she knew of were very good".
In the end I felt like it had been worthwhile making the phone call.
I will still likely never step foot in another Chick-Fil-A again, though.
The whole business reminds me of one of my favorite bumper stickers;
I like Christ
I do not like most of his Christians
They are so unlike their Christ.