Saturday, September 22, 2012
Recently, there was much hoopla surrounding the announcement Chick-Fil-A, the Atlanta, GA-based fast food chain, that the company had stopped funding antigay, traditional-marriage groups as a concession to gain approval for a restaurant in Chicago, even saying that it has made no concessions in its funding philosophy and, in the words of company president Dan Cathy, remains “true to who we are.”
Not so fast.
Now comes word from the mouth of rightwing Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, posted on Mike Huckabee’s website, the company’s position on LGBT rights hasn’t changed:
“There [continue] to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been.”
Let’s hope this “clarification” helps Chicago decide against approving a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in “The Windy City”.