Chick fil A has not been discriminatory in their behavior. They can hold whatever beliefs they choose. These are statements- not actions. And by the way, if a person feels that they do not wish to patronize Chick fil A for this reason, that is fine with me. But attacking the company for the personal beliefs and politics of their CEO IS wrong, IMO, especially when using terms like anti-gay (as if pro-DOMA and anti-gay are synonomous) and "spewing hatred." I know for a fact that Dan Cathy does not HATE gay people.
"We need to ask some very tough questions of the senator from Illinois. It's not enough to be black, it's not enough to be articulate, it's not enough to be eloquent and a media darling. The only question will be how deaf an ear, or how blind an eye will people turn in order to turn a frog into a prince." -Eddie Huff
Any CEO who claims to believe one thing and acts and/or operates his/her business in a manner that is inconsistent with that belief, even though he has a choice not to, is by definition, a hypocrite.
The CEO of Chick-Fil-A cannot say he opposes gay marriage and then simultaneously be believed 100% that he opposes discriminating against gay couples in his facilities.
A person's values are fundamentally reflected by his actions. And Dan Cathy's actions are clear: he has donated money to organizations that promote a gay-bashing agenda. Therefore, he's a bigot himself, plain and simple. So if it's true that his eating facilities don't discriminate against people due to sexual orientation, then he must be a hypocrite. But if he's not a hypocrite, then he must support such discrimination, in keeping with his true beliefs.
One must keep in mind that it's difficult to tell whether Cathy would like such discrimination to take place in his facilities by just examining its official discrimination policy, which always has to comply with anti-discrimination laws.
Last edited by solletica; 07-27-12 at 07:30 PM.