Friday, October 19, 2012
The chicken fast food chain says the term was not meant to be anti-gay
The Chick-fil-A on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Chamblee is making national headlines for one of its fliers, which reads, "Only a fruitcake wouldn't love our party trays." The blog, Towleroad, first posted the flier late last week after one of the blog's Twitter followers tweeted it. On the heels of this summer's controversy about Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's statements about traditional marriage and the national spotlight on the company's donations to organizations devoted to heterosexual-only lifestyles, the "fruitcake" term has caused quite a stir. Chick-fil-A says the term "fruitcake" was about an actual fruitcake. The restaurant chain's CMO Steve Robinson told national gay magazine The Advocate this week: "This is an advertisement…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Dan Cathy speaks on recent developments in the ongoing same-sex marriage controversy. Share your thoughts.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Chick-fil-A controversy continues, with company President Dan Cathy speaking out on recent events that led some to believe that the company was backing off its stance on marriage. According to the Huffington Post, on Sept. 21, Cathy issued a statement on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s website denying these reports, claiming the company has made no "concessions" to gay marriage supporters. “There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been," Cathy's statement said. -- Do you support Chick-fil-A's …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
More than 28,000 sign online petition request from lesbian Midtown business owner to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy to share a meal together.
Six days after launching a Change.org petition urging Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy to meet with her family and have a conversation over dinner about family and faith, a lesbian mother of two and Midtown business owner has seen her petition collect 28,000 online signatures. Marci Alt is a co-founder of Carma Productions, located at 1116 West Peachtree Street, and its Gayborhood App. Carma Productions “is committed to LGBTQ community through the production and distribution of various publications and interactive media” according to its website. It works with The Atlanta Film Festival, For The Kid In All of Us, The Midtown Festival of the Arts, and W3 Lifestyles, among others. Cathy recently became the subject of national …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Gays, lesbians and their friends protested Chick-fil-A's financial support of groups that oppose same-sex marriage.
About a dozen gays, lesbians and their friends gathered outside the Colony Square Chick-fil-A at lunchtime Friday in protest of the Atlanta-based company president’s recent comments in opposition to same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, long lines formed at many Chick-fil-A locations to show support for the traditional values stance. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organized Friday’s National Same-Sex Kiss Day event at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. The Colony Square restaurant, located near the corner of Peachtree and 14th streets in Midtown, was bustling with business around 1 p.m., while outside same-sex couples shouted “Go gay marriage!” in between both sloppy kisses and pecks on the cheek. Midtown …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Carma Productions and its Gayborhood App have announced that the event will take place at the Decatur Chick-fil-A at 105 East Trinity Place on Friday.
Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, called on by former Arkansas governor and Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee, has drawn a huge response at many stores across metro Atlanta and beyond. The customer support has come in the wake of fierce backlash from across the nation directed at Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A following recent comments made by its president in support of traditional marriage and against same-sex marriage. A spokesperson reported that 93-year-old Rev. Billy Graham ate a Chick-fil-A lunch at his North Carolina home on Wednesday. Graham was among a list of high-profile leaders and groups supporting the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, which was not sponsored or created by the family owned and operated company that has 1,615 …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Have you ever boycotted a business because you disagreed with its politics?
Chick-fil-A is known for a lot of things – the chicken nuggets and waffle fries, the friendly and efficient staff, the cow statues hanging off billboards and urging people to ‘eat mor chikin.’ The opening of a new store can draw crowds of people willing to camp out overnight for the chance to win a free year of food. The restaurants are popular places for school fundraisers. And many people look forward to the promotional days that offer free food to those willing to dress up like the cow mascots. But in recent days, the Georgia-based fast food chain has been catching flak for president Dan Cathy’s statements against same sex marriage. In East Atlanta, the owners of Urban Cannibals Bodega + Bites _ Chef Calavino Donati and her wife, …