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Eater, a popular foodie website, has outed Chick-fil-A as a sponsor of an LGBT film festival in Nashville, TN.

The Vox-owned foodie website seemed understandably surprised that Chick-fil-A’s logo would appear on the sponsors page of “Level Ground,” and that its name would be associated with what is "billed as the world’s first faith-based LGBT film festival."

That would be the biggest turnaround ever since it ceased donations of $5 million to antigay groups, when CEO Dan Cathy publicly stated his corporation would steer clear of social issues last year. That kind of support would be unprecedented, almost too good to be true.

Which it is.

Just hours after the article went live, a spokesperson for the Southern Baptist, family-owned fast food chain swiftly issued a clarification, telling Eater Chick-fil-A itself was never a sponsor of "Level Ground." The actual sponsor is a franchise owner in Nashville. A similar case happened last November when a Hollywood franchise donated 20 percent of its one-day proceeds to the LGBT student group, Campus Pride.

A Chick-fil-A representative told Eater, “The operators make decisions on local sponsorships."
Christian Petition Targets Chick-fil-A For 'Going Gay,' Sponsoring LGBT Film Fest | Advocate.com

Color me unsurprised...

I knew Chick-fil-A's previous noisy support would either be followed up by the company declining over years, or it changing its tune.
Allowing each area to set its own music is business prudent, but of course it's got opposition from the other side...
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“The operators make decisions on local sponsorships."
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Christian Petition Targets Chick-fil-A For 'Going Gay,' Sponsoring LGBT Film Fest | Advocate.com

Color me unsurprised...

I knew Chick-fil-A's previous noisy support would either be followed up by the company declining over years, or it changing its tune.
Allowing each area to set its own music is business prudent, but of course it's got opposition from the other side...
is 'going gay' the same thing as ' nigga lover'?
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“The operators make decisions on local sponsorships."
End of story...
Which is why I'm still boycotting Chick-fil-A in spite of the fact that two franchises have independently supported the LGBT movement.

The owner of Chick-fil-A is still a homophobic religious bigot and I will continue to refuse to spend even one dime in any of the Chick-fil-A franchises.
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Which is why I'm still boycotting Chick-fil-A in spite of the fact that two franchises have independently supported the LGBT movement.

The owner of Chick-fil-A is still a homophobic religious bigot and I will continue to refuse to spend even one dime in any of the Chick-fil-A franchises.
Per at least two parts of the Constitution, you have that right. Per at least two parts of the same Constitution, so does the owners of Chick fil A.

Is it fair to point out that boycotting a business because of their exercising their Constitutionally guaranteed rights is no different than the business owner boycotting various groups because of their exercising their Constitutionally guaranteed beliefs?
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I wrote this on another topic last week...

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The owner of Chick-fil-A is still a homophobic religious bigot
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I wrote this on another topic last week...
Let me know when you start that regarding your opinions on Democrats/liberals towards Christians...
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Let me know when you start that regarding your opinions on Democrats/liberals towards Christians...
Any Christian worth his/her salt does not judge... Yet about every Liberal does judge... And one thing many do judge is faith in Christ/God.
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Any Christian worth his/her salt does not judge... Yet about every Liberal does judge... And one thing many do judge is faith in Christ/God.
Whether or not you intend to, you are proving my point.
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Per at least two parts of the Constitution, you have that right. Per at least two parts of the same Constitution, so does the owners of Chick fil A.

Is it fair to point out that boycotting a business because of their exercising their Constitutionally guaranteed rights is no different than the business owner boycotting various groups because of their exercising their Constitutionally guaranteed beliefs?
As a point of fact the US Constitution does NOT establish or protect a "Right to Own an Enterprise" in the United States which is a privilege predominately granted by state laws. In voluntarily becoming a business owner the person agrees to comply with all of the laws affecting the enterprise which includes non-discrimination against customers.

The 14th Amendment also prohibits a State from denying equal protection under the laws and if a customer is denied a commodity from a commercial enterprise based upon invidious discrimination (i.e. discrimination unrelated to the interests of the enterprise) then the State has denied equal protection under the law to the consumer.

Finally, in the Supreme Court decision of Reynolds v United States the following statement is made, "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions."

So while a person may have religious opinions they cannot allow those opinions to be reflected in their actions if those actions violate the rights of another person.

The owner of Chick-fil-A has allowed his personal (religious) opinions to violate the Rights of People by his actions which is why I'm boycotting Chick-fil-A today. Personally I don't give a damn what the owner believes but instead I object to his actions based upon those beliefs that violate the rights of others.
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