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Old 08-09-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think that the biggest impact to Chick fil A will be in their northern expansion. As we have already seen, northerners are not usually too keen on things like this...because, up north, your religion is intensely personal and few people discuss their religion in public. It really is pretty much a forbidden subject. I think that is where some of the biggest impact will be felt.

I really hoped that by now someone would have jumped in with some kind of damage control there. After all, the company is not used to having a demographic that largely disagrees with that stance. (like coped said) But, I guess they decided that it was not necessary.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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I really hoped that by now someone would have jumped in with some kind of damage control there. After all, the company is not used to having a demographic that largely disagrees with that stance. (like coped said) But, I guess they decided that it was not necessary.
And the reason they need "damage control" is?

Guess you don't believe in stand-up people that have no need to be constantly engaged in new spinning, back-tracking, 'I never said that', etc type of behaviour like a particulat policitian that does it weekly.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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I think that the biggest impact to Chick fil A will be in their northern expansion. As we have already seen, northerners are not usually too keen on things like this...because, up north, your religion is intensely personal and few people discuss their religion in public. It really is pretty much a forbidden subject. I think that is where some of the biggest impact will be felt.

I really hoped that by now someone would have jumped in with some kind of damage control there. After all, the company is not used to having a demographic that largely disagrees with that stance. (like coped said) But, I guess they decided that it was not necessary.
There actually has been a bit, but it's only come from the franchise owners, not corporate.

Going Rogue: New Hampshire Chick-fil-A Will Sponsor Gay Pride Fest | NewsFeed | TIME.com

The Chicago owner kind of talked out of both sides of her mouth, but mentioned support for gay rights. However, she never answered the marriage question.

Chicago Chick-fil-A owner goes on-record about gay rights - 4375 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News - Windy City Times
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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There actually has been a bit, but it's only come from the franchise owners, not corporate.

Going Rogue: New Hampshire Chick-fil-A Will Sponsor Gay Pride Fest | NewsFeed | TIME.com

The Chicago owner kind of talked out of both sides of her mouth, but mentioned support for gay rights. However, she never answered the marriage question.

Chicago Chick-fil-A owner goes on-record about gay rights - 4375 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News - Windy City Times
I will be curious to see if these operators still have their stores in a year or more.

And, since they are not true franchises, Chick fil A CAN & WILL fire an operator and take the store away if their behaviour does not compy with their rules/guidelines.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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In fact, I'd encourage you to contact them and ask them why it's smart to donate to them. I GUARANTEE you that you will change your opinion.
I'm sure if you called up most any charity and asked why it's smart to donate to them they would have a song and dance that is GUARANTEED to change your opinion.

However, I think independently researching a charity is a better idea. This is a good place to start: Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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I'm sure if you called up most any charity and asked why it's smart to donate to them they would have a song and dance that is GUARANTEED to change your opinion.

However, I think independently researching a charity is a better idea. This is a good place to start: Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator | Home
I donate a lot of my time and money to UW of the Carolinas. It's not a song and dance, I assure you.

I don't expect to change your mind, and that's ok... But I'd encourage you to do some asking around. Call crisis assistance ministry, or communities in schools, or kinder mourn and ask them what they think of UW.

You might just surprise yourself. And you just may be inspired to give.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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He knows it now, but that is not what he said earlier with, “Menino had said he would make it "very difficult" to open a Chick-fil-A in Boston.” It does not matter that he walked it back after the city attorneys probably slapped him upside the head. He initially stated he as mayor, as the government would interfere to make it "very difficult" for Chick Fill-A, our councilman never made such “tough talk.”
I didn't read that in the initial statement Mayor Menino issued wherein he said, "I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston." Even if he did initially say something akin to what you stated, it was quite reactionary in the face of the breaking news. No action was actually taken towards that end and it is very doubtful that it will. The overall point is that in Charlotte, government actually did make it "very difficult" for a group with controversial sociopolitical views to host an event in the city by exerting its influence on a private business. So if it is your belief that government shouldn't exert its influence with regard to private, non-government entities, then it's got to apply all the way around and not just to causes or points of view associated with those entities that you happen to agree with.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I donate a lot of my time and money to UW of the Carolinas. It's not a song and dance, I assure you.

I don't expect to change your mind, and that's ok... But I'd encourage you to do some asking around. Call crisis assistance ministry, or communities in schools, or kinder mourn and ask them what they think of UW.

You might just surprise yourself. And you just may be inspired to give.
What on earth are you talking about? I never said that I did or didn't donate to UW. I just gave a link to an independent charity rating organization and encouraged people to use that when they consider charities. Good for you and your participation in UW, but do NOT deign to presume what I do and don't give based on my desire for people to have unbiased information about charities. You have absolutely no clue so please, take your pious attitude elsewhere.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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What on earth are you talking about? I never said that I did or didn't donate to UW. I just gave a link to an independent charity rating organization and encouraged people to use that when they consider charities. Good for you and your participation in UW, but do NOT deign to presume what I do and don't give based on my desire for people to have unbiased information about charities. You have absolutely no clue so please.
I'm glad to hear you're a giver. But you're jumping to a lot of conclusions. I've never encouraged anyone not to vet their charities, but I think your characterization as question answering being a "song and dance"
is belittling considering the hard work being done.

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:53 AM
 
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The vast bulk of their stores are in the rural/suburban south, where the gay marriage opinions are rather retrograde. I don't know if it will have too much of a negative impact, honestly, though I certainly won't be supporting them.
I can't say that I've ever seen a chick fillet in the rural South. They seem to be concentrated in suburbs and shopping malls. IMO, most Southerners in these places would not consider it very good chicken. It's also a lot of money to pay for a dried up piece of chicken breast on a soggy bun.
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