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Equality Florida: Chick-fil-A has donated more than $5 million to groups that 'dehumanize LGBT people'

Posted Friday on Equality Florida's Facebook page:

News release from Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida:

“The firestorm currently engulfing Chick-Fil-A has been years in the making and reaches far beyond the recent incendiary remarks of its President, Dan Cathy. Chick-Fil-A has donated at least $5 million dollars to organizations whose primary focus is to dehumanize LGBT people and to pass laws that treat us as second-class citizens. Among Chick-Fil-A’s benefactors is Exodus International, infamous advocates for discredited and harmful "ex-gay" reparative therapy. The American Family Association and the Family Research Council also receive Chick-Fil-A dollars and are both Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate groups with close ties to those calling for the execution of gay people in Africa.

The fuel that continues to feed this fire is the knowledge that a portion of every dollar spent at Chick-Fil-A winds up supporting the discriminatory work of these anti-gay groups. While some will protest at Chick-Fil-A establishments today, most will not. They have simply chosen to spend their money elsewhere, resulting is a devastating 40% decline in the health of company’s brand since this controversy arose, according the industry experts.(1)

The franchise operators I’ve spoken with were unaware of how the profits they generate are being used and they lament being tarnished with corporate’s anti-gay image. They understand that a one-day bump in sales is nothing compared to the long-term damage being done. We encourage conscientious consumers to express their disappointment by contacting Chick-Fil-A corporate at (866) 232-2040 or visiting http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Connect/Contact-Us-CARES .”

(1) http://research.yougov.com/news/2012/07/27/chck-fil-takes-perception-dive-fast-food-eaters/


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Here's my humor blog's take on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chick-fil-A and the Second Amendment. It's called "Chicago Mayor curses out Chick-fil-A for bad values." Enjoy: http://www.chicagonow.com/fluffington-post/2012/07/rahm-curses-chik-fil-a/

Guess ALL the people that showed up Aug 1st showed you that it is not working out. How about this. Step back a for awhile and stop making a demand for a year or two?
Or you can keep on the front page and turn more people against the gay community.

Are you serious? THIS is factual reporting???? #1 ... a group that helps those who are gay become "un-gay" is NOT an anti-gay group. It's a group who loves gays and is helping them overcome their sin. That's not hate. That's love. #2 The organizations designated as hate groups have NOTHING TO DO with executing gays in Africa! Who writes this stuff? Worse...who reads it and takes it as truth!??? This is a disgusting article with an obvious "slant"...and is responsible for the continued stirring up of debate and calling innocent people bigots, haters or worse. I hope people reading this article will do the research themselves...but that's not likely. People find what they want and use it as "proof text" for their feelings on an issue. Read the FACTS about Exodus International at THEIR website. Find out the truth... people ARE able to change their gay lifestyles and find happiness and forgiveness and acceptance. This is one of the days that I understand better than every before that the Internet really isn't good for anything but spreading gossip and rumors and out-and-out lies. This article reeks from all of the above. Shame on you!!!! I look forward to not only supporting Chick FilA but also each of the horrible organizations you've disparaged in this article. They're doing a lot more good for our world than you're doing!

What a bunch of BS. I live in Tallahassee, the home of FSU, and a very liberal town. Yet this town has shown the LGBT that the 1st amendment is still in force and our CFA stores have done a booming business, and not just August 1. Since then, people have flocked there to show their approval and support for Mr. Cathy. It is an outright lie to say there is a 40% drop in sales. Totally dreamed up by someone who would like it to be so. But what can you expect from a reprobate mind but lies. Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
My Mama used to say, "Anybody that would lie, would steal! You are not going to steal America!

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this is for Mitt

13 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
14 Woe unto you that are full now, for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep.
15 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

@Jim Labolito- you should re read the article....it never said there was a 40% decline in sales--but 0 40% decline in the health of the company’s brand. Big difference. Also do you pick and choose which rules to follow in the Bible? Christ never preached for or against homosexuality in the gospels, but if we're just talking about Old Testament then do you segregate your wife, daughters, and all women from your congregation when they menstruate and sacrifice turtles and doves for their sin? Leviticus 15:19-30
Do you banish people from your congregation if a man "discovers her fountain of blood"? Leviticus 20:18 Even Ezekiel tells us that in order to be right and lawful men we should not come near menstruous women Ezekiel 18:5-6

Jim Labolito, read more carefully before getting so mouthy. The article does not say " 40% drop in sales." It says a "40% decline in the health of company’s brand." If you don't know the difference, ask someone.

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