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Dan Cathy

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy receives ‘Champion of Justice and Equality’ award

Sunday, November 17, 2013
ATLANTA -- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, an organization focused on the economic empowerment of African-Americans, has presented Chick-fi-A President and CEO Dan Cathy with its annual Community Empowerment Award. [ Read more → ]
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Chick-fil-a president posts, then deletes anti-gay marriage remark on Twitter

Friday, June 28, 2013
ATLANTA -- The president of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has once again injected himself into the gay marriage debate, this time criticizing U.S. Supreme Court rulings. [ Read more → ]
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Tax records: Chick-fil-A donations to anti-LGBT groups nearly doubled in 2011

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A — embroiled in a controversy last year surrounding the millions of dollars it donated in 2009 and 2010 to anti-gay organizations — almost doubled it’s charitable donations to anti-gay groups in 2011, according to newly released IRS documents. [ Read more → ]
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Corkins pleads guilty in Family Research Council shooting

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to wounding a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group, a shooting that made headlines in part because the man was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. [ Read more → ]
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Despite Dan Cathy’s new gay friendship, nothing has changed at Chick-fil-A

Monday, January 28, 2013
Campus Pride executive director Shane Windmeyer revealed Monday that he and Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy are now friends, and explains that his organization has suspended its campaign against the anti-gay chicken company — which has franchises on many university campuses. But Windmeyer fails to actually explain any concrete changes taking place at the company -- Chick-fil-A is not ending the bulk of its anti-gay giving, Chick-fil-A is not implementing any LGBT-inclusive policies like nondiscrimination protections, and Dan Cathy is not apologizing for his vitriolic comments. [ Read more → ]
Steve Cammett

Former employee: Chick-fil-A ‘is a safe place for people to go in and hate’

Friday, September 28, 2012
DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A former Chick-fil-A employee is speaking out, and says that the fast food chain "is a safe place for people to go in and hate, and they expect to get patted on the back for it." [ Read more → ]
Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno

Chicago alderman angered after Chick-fil-A denies agreement to end anti-gay donations

Monday, September 24, 2012
CHICAGO, IL -- Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno is again threatening to block Chick-fil-A from building a restaurant in his ward after reports published on Friday signaled that promises made by Chick-fil-A executives to him and a local LGBT advocacy group (that the company was going to cease financial support of several noted anti-gay organizations) were nullified by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy. [ Read more → ]
Mike Huckabee (left) and Dan Cathy

Mike Huckabee: Chick-fil-A’s reversal on anti-gay donations is ‘not true’

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Days after a local LGBT rights advocacy group and a Chicago alderman announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to end donations to anti-gay organizations and end discrimination based on sexual orientation throughout the company, conservative former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced on his website Friday that those claims are not true. [ Read more → ]
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Chick-fil-A releases internal document, says donations ‘mischaracterized’ as doubts grow

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Following intense skepticism after news broke late Tuesday that Chick-fil-A will no longer donate to anti-gay organizations and a new report in the The Advocate renewing concerns about its giving policies, the company has issued a document that it says “thoroughly” outlines the company’s policy. However, the statement seems to have done little to convince LGBT activists that its policies have changed. [ Read more → ]
Protesters at a Chicago Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1, 2012.

Chick-fil-A to end anti-gay donations, mandates equal treatment of gays

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
CHICAGO -- After months of negotiations with Chicago Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno over its anti-gay positions and donations, Chick-fil-A has agreed to cease donations from its non-profit charity to anti-gay organizations and issued a company-wide internal mandate calling for the equal treatment of all employees and customers, the alderman said. [ Read more → ]
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Utah elementary school’s partnership with Chick-fil-A upsets parents

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
DRAPER, Utah -- Some parents in this suburban Salt Lake City community are expressing concern over a recent decision by Draper Elementary to have a local Chick-fil-A franchise sponsor a school spirit night, and provide catering for students celebrating birthdays during the school year. [ Read more → ]
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N.C. college suspends Chick-fil-A from late night student events

Monday, August 13, 2012
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Students at Davidson College, a private liberal arts college in Davidson, N.C., want the school to quit serving Chick-fil-A food at school sponsored late-night events in protest of the fast-food chain’s donations to anti-gay organizations. [ Read more → ]
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Chick-fil-A vandalized with marriage equality stickers, rainbow flags

Monday, August 13, 2012
FREDERICK, Md. -- A Chick-fil-A restaurant located on on Urbana Pike in Frederick, Md., was vandalized in the early morning hours on Sunday, according to a spokesman for Frederick County sheriff's office. [ Read more → ]
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Matt Barber: Gay activists are ‘deceived by the enemy of the world, Satan’

Monday, August 6, 2012
On Friday, Matt Barber called in to "AFA Today" with Buster Wilson to discuss the success of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day as well as efforts by gay activists to organize "kiss-ins" at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex couples stage nationwide ‘kiss-in’ to protest anti-gay Chick-fil-A

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Thousands of same-sex couples across the country on Friday gathered outside Chick-fil-A restaurants for a "kiss-in," just two days after the company reportedly set a sales record when customers flocked to the restaurants to show support for the fast-food chain president's opposition to gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Religious bigotry on display: ‘Fuck you queers,’ say Chick-fil-A patrons

Saturday, August 4, 2012
In an act of ultimate intellectual cowardice, conservatives have decided to equate any and all criticism of Dan Cathy and his homophobic views/actions, as an attack on his right to freedom of speech. By childishly inciting the false notion that Cathy is a victim of censorship, numerous right wing politicians and preachers have managed to, once again, stir up fear and resentment towards the LGBT community, giving people a gateway in which to wantonly parade their bigotry and spite. [ Read more → ]
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Arizona business executive fired for video criticizing Chick-fil-A

Friday, August 3, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson businessman was fired from his job on Thursday after posting a video online of himself in a Chick-fil-A drive-thru the day prior, in which he voiced his opposition to the company's CEO and the chain's financial support of anti-gay organizations. [ Read more → ]
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Gay artist claims responsibility for ‘Tastes like hate’ grafitti at Chick-fil-A

Friday, August 3, 2012
TORRENCE, Calif. -- A Los Angeles-area Chick-fil-A was vandalized overnight with the message "Tastes like hate" scrawled in large black lettering on the wall of the restaurant, mimicking the chain's advertising. [ Read more → ]
Kansas City's Chick-fil-A, like locations across the country, had a line out the door yesterday.

Chick-fil-A ‘Appreciation Day’ round-up: Intolerance on display

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday was Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and opponents of marriage equality turned out in droves to proudly support the anti-gay restaurant chain. Religious bullying was on display at locations around the country as people as the media continued to conflate homophobia with Christianity. [ Read more → ]
Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno

Chicago GOP calls for investigation into Alderman’s proposed Chick-fil-A ban

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Chicago Republican Party leaders filed a complaint with Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois Department of Human Rights Wednesday, alleging that Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno violated provisions of the state’s Human Rights Act and the First Amendment, when he said he would block Chick-fil-A from opening its second Chicago location in his ward. [ Read more → ]
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Boycotts: A leftist tactic by gays, but a ‘Christian value’ when gays are the target

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It should be apparent where there is a hefty opposition to Chick-fil-A, by the LGBT community and those who value their equality. Unsurprisingly, however, many right wingers, who sympathize with Chick-fil-A’s homophobic views, have labeled this opposition as “bullying,” “leftist intolerance,” “an affront to Christianity,” and “an attack on Chick-fil-A’s free speech.” They say this as if boycotts are a new phenomenon, or as if they are an exclusively “leftist” tactic. [ Read more → ]
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Chick-fil-A franchise to co-sponsor New Hampshire LGBT Pride event

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
NASHUA, N.H. -- The sole Chick-fil-A restaurant in New Hampshire, located in the food court of the Pheasant Lane Mall south of Nashua, will be one of the co-sponsors for New Hampshire LGBT Pride Fest 2012. [ Read more → ]
Robert Jeffress

Pastor defends Chick-fil-A, warns that homosexuality leads to pedophilia

Monday, July 30, 2012
Pastor Robert Jeffress has been making the rounds to defend Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay advocacy with claims that gays lead a “miserable lifestyle” and telling his congregants to support “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." "The liberals have gone into a frenzy," said Jeffress. [ Read more → ]
Donald Perry

The leftist homosexuals did not bully Donald Perry to death

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Now, as you can probably guess, there have been some, on the right, who have correlated Chick-fil-A's recent public relations firestorm to Donald Perry’s sudden death. Some have even dubbed him as a victim of “leftist homosexual bullying,” asserting that the stress set upon him by the opposition to Chick-fil-A is what lead to his “untimely” demise. Some have even attempted to draw parallels between Perry’s death and those of gay teens, bullied into suicide -- claims which range from absurd to downright repugnant... [ Read more → ]
Thomas Menino

Boston mayor backs off Chick-fil-A; ACLU warns politicians to avoid threats

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he won’t back down from his stance against Chick-fil-A and its anti-marriage equality stance, but acknowledged Thursday he cannot prevent the fast-food chain from opening a new franchise across the street from City Hall. [ Read more → ]
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