Tag Archives: Chick-Fil-A

San Jose City Council Votes To Hang Rainbow Flags Near New Airport Chick-Fil-A In Sign Of LGBT Solidarity

NBC News reports: A California city that last year approved the opening of a Chick-fil-A at its local airport now wants to send a message of support to LGBTQ people as the opening date for the fast-food restaurant nears. The San Jose City Council voted 11-0 on Tuesday to hang rainbow flags in support of LGBTQ people and pink, blue …

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Franklin Graham Calls On San Antonio Voters To Hold City Council “Accountable” Over Chick-Fil-A Banning

“Can a city council discriminate based on the biases of its members? The San Antonio City Council recently voted to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at their airport and now a religious freedom-focused law group is calling for an investigation. San Antonio Councilman Roberto Treviño said that their decision affirms the city’s efforts to ‘become a champion of equality …

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Protest Scuttles Chick-Fil-A Location In Buffalo Airport

The Buffalo News reports: Air travelers hungry for a chicken sandwich can stop at a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside 28 airports around the United States, but not at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Nor will they any time soon. Delaware North Cos. on Friday apparently scuttled plans for the area’s second Chick-fil-A announced not even 24 hours previously by the Niagara Frontier …

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TEXAS: AG Ken Paxton Opens Probe Into San Antonio City Council For Banning Chick-Fil-A From Their Airport

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the city of San Antonio for potential First Amendment violations after the City Council voted to prevent Chick-fil-A — a franchise known for opposing same-sex marriage — from opening a location in the city’s airport. “The Constitution’s protection of religious liberty is somehow even better than Chick-fil-A’s chicken,” Paxton, …

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Mayor Pete Wants To Broker “Peace” With Chick-Fil-A

The New York Post reports: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joked about brokering a “peace deal” between Chick-fil-A and the LGBT community during an interview on Tuesday. The openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana declared his appreciation for the fast food chain even though they have been accused of supporting causes that discriminate against the LGBT community. “I do not …

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Chick-Fil-A Rejected For Texas Airport Location After Filings Show Continued Massive Anti-LGBT Donations

Out In San Antonio reports: The San Antonio City Council voted on March 21 against allowing the opening of a Chick-Fil-A concession at the city’s airport in a vote of 6 to 4 with one abstention. Chick-Fil-A has long had a reputation for being anti-LGBTQ. In 2012, the company’s CEO, Dan T. Cathy, said he opposed marriage equality. It was …

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NEW JERSEY: College Nixes On-Campus Chick-Fil-A

NBC News reports: A New Jersey college asked its students what new restaurant they wanted on campus — but then took Chick-fil-A off the menu. Rider University, a private university in central New Jersey, polled students in the spring about what franchise they would like to see on campus. The results showed a preference for Chick-fil-A, which boasts the slogan …

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Connecticut McDonald’s Shades Its New Neighbor

NBC Connecticut reports: It appears a local McDonald’s has thrown down the gauntlet to its new fast-food neighbor. A Chick-fil-A is moving in next to the Glastonbury McDonald’s. While the chicken chain does not open until July 26, to the casual observer it appears McDonald’s may already be taking a dig at their values. The sign under the golden arches …

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REVEALED: Scott Pruitt Had EPA Aide Reach Out To Chick-Fil-A CEO To Land A Franchise For His Wife

The Washington Post reports: Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his executive scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chairman and president of the fast food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt to discuss “a potential business opportunity”? A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with …

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Grace Slick: I Took Chick-Fil-A’s Ad Money For My Song Just So I Could Donate It All To Lambda Legal [VIDEO]

Billboard Magazine reports: Leave it to Grace Slick to make an activist statement by saying “yes” to use of Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” in an ad for fast food chain Chick-fil-A. The co-founder of Starship’s predecessor, 1960s psychedelic group Jefferson Airplane, Slick has penned an op-ed explaining her decision to authorize a license of the 1987 hit to …

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Child Molester Josh Duggar Surfaces As Duggar Clan Dresses As Cows To Score Free Chick-Fil-A Meals

The Inquisitor reports: Josh Duggar resurfaced to get some free grub on Tuesday, and he was joined by a large group of family and friends. Josh hasn’t appeared in any of his family’s social media photos since returning home from a six-month stay at a Christian treatment facility, but the former 19 Kids and Counting star can be seen showing …

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“Filth” Closes First NYC Chick-Fil-A Outlet

Update below. Gothamist reports: New York City’s first towering Chick-Fil-A has hit a stumbling block in its plans for domination of the city’s fast food fried chicken landscape. A Christmas Eve inspection by the Department of Health uncovered a host of critical violations, resulting in 59 violation points, squarely in C territory. On December 30th, the restaurant closed its doors, …

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Christian Activist Ted Shoebat: Everyone At “Fag Fest” Chick-Fil-A Should Be Burned At The Stake [VIDEO]

A Chick-Fil-A franchise in Tennessee has co-sponsored an LGBT film festival, much to great outrage across the hate-o-sphere. While the company’s corporate leaders have taken pains to point out that franchise owners act independently when it comes to local events, that’s not good enough for Christian activist Ted Shoebat. And therefore everybody at Chick-Fil-A must be executed. “What does Saint …

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NEW YORK CITY: Street Preachers Battle Animal Rights Activists At Chick-Fil-A Grand Opening

Chick-Fil-A’s new megastore opened in midtown Manhattan this weekend to long lines and a battle between animal rights activists and street preachers, the latter of whom doubtlessly showed up expecting to scream at gay protesters. But the animal rights activists WERE queer-inclusive so there WAS a lot of yelling about sodomites. Gothamist reports: A small but spirited group brandishing signs …

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DENVER: City Council Members Object To Proposed Chick-Fil-A Outlet In Airport Food Court

Most of the opposition to new Chick-Fil-A stores has died down since CEO Dan Cathy declared last year that he is shutting up forever about same-sex marriage. But the issue resurfaced this week at a meeting of the Denver City Council. The Denver Post reports: Councilman Paul Lopez called opposition to the chain at DIA “really, truly a moral issue …

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NEW YORK CITY: Chick-Fil-A Megastore Opens In October

During the Great Chicken Uproar of 2012, then-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded that the NYU cafeteria close its tiny walk-up Chick-Fil-A window, which was the chain’s sole outpost in the nation’s largest city. NYU declined to act. A few months ago I reported that Chick-Fil-A had signed a deal to open a megastore near Manhattan’s Herald Square. This week …

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Coming To NYC: Chick-Fil-A Megastore

During the Great Chicken Uproar of 2012, then-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded that the NYU cafeteria close its tiny walk-up Chick-Fil-A window, which remains the chain’s sole outpost in the nation’s largest city. But not for very much longer as this summer the company will open its biggest store ever, a three-story 5000sf outlet near Herald Square. “We are …

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On Chick-Fil-A & Straight Allies

From Steven Petrow’s advice column Civilities in the Washington Post: Dear Civilities: I was wondering whether you could help my husband and me resolve a marital dispute. We are a liberal Virginia couple in our 30s with a wonderful circle of friends, both gay and straight. The issue is that my husband loves a certain purveyor of chicken sandwiches and …

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Headline Of The Day

As we know, Chick-Fil-A is preparing a “massive” launch of outlets in NYC. The right-wing New York Post has found a handful of gays who say they can’t wait to eat there. “I have a healthy fear of the gay mafia,” says William, a gay 26-year-old digital strategist living in Hell’s Kitchen, who asked that his last name not be …

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Brian Brown Doubles-Down On Hypocrisy

“Stay out of New York City. That is effectively the message that a City Councilman named Daniel Dromm has sent to you, me, and millions of pro-marriage Americans — including the millions who already live in the city that never sleeps. And none of us, least of all New Yorkers, can allow ourselves to remain silent about it. What spurred …

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