What to Do with Chick-Fil-a?

In: Business and Management

Submitted By classiquesoul
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In July of 2012, Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy made a public statement praising the institution of marriage between man and woman while condemning those between same sex couples. Such a statement received harsh criticisms from several notable political figures such as Chicago City Counsel member Joe Moreno and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, each of whom hoped to ban Chick-Fil-A from their respective cities. The Jim Henson Company, famous for its creation of “The Muppets”, ended their business relationship with Chick-Fil-A because of their conflicting views on the issue (The Jim Henson Company is pro-gay). Wanting to keep the real reason behind their failed partnership behind closed doors, Chick-Fil-A claimed that they would stop selling toys from the Jim Henson Company because of a choking hazard with the products, although there were never any reported incidents.

Many consumers of the company’s food were unaware of where their money was going until just recently as a more disturbing report was uncovered in early August, revealing that the issue went far beyond a first amendment right. Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization aimed to make college environments safer for LGBT students, released a handout titled “5 Simple Facts about Chick-Fil-A”, which exposes the organization’s funding of hate groups that “aggressively work against LGBT people, advocating for their criminalization, psychological abuse or death” as well as its support of groups such as the Eagle Forum, who consider members of the LGBT criminals, the Family Research counsel, who aggressively points to LGBT members as a threat to young children and has previously spend $25,000 to stop the Congress from ridiculing the “Kill the Gays” policy in Uganda, which proposed that one could be executed if they were homosexual, and Exodus international, which claims to “cure homosexuality” through psychological…...