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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    The free market at work.

    Act like a dick and people will withhold their custom.

    Thats how its supposed to work.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

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    Free speech is in the process of effectively being outlawed by Democrats. Organizing protests against those expressing views they don't like and apologizing to rioters and murders for a video that is critical of their politically-correct now religion.
    The outlaw that you claim is manufactured outrage from the right.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Your assumed analysis of why the change is completely wrong. It was likely NOT a "profit" decision at all - plus this all has been extremely profitable to the company. But to some non-religious people I suppose they could conclude all of life is only about money, so I can understand your assumption.
    How do you explain it then, Chick fil A made this decision "out of the goodness of their hearts".....LOL....hardly. This is clearly a business decision. It is very likely that ChickFilA experience a big surge in profit from the bigots who patronized them immediately during the initial incident, however, they saw a big decline in their business after. Decisions like this aren't made "out of the goodness of their hearts"...they are made because they affect the almighty dollar bottom line.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Chick-Fil-A realized that bigotry was going to substantially hurt their long term profits.
    They have indeed been the target of a lot of hate and religious intolerance. The media has even piled on with its taint of ostensible objectivity by constantly labeling those who would promote traditional marriage as "antigay."

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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Yay, gay people can eat chicken again!

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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    When in doubt, call everyone who disagrees with you a bigot.

    Chick Fil A can do what they want with their money.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    You have some sort of data that indicates they have lost sales? To be honest, the stores here look busier than ever and frankly...I didnt eat there much before and now we take the fam there with the grandkids at least every other week. Has nothing to do with their stance on gay marriage, I just didnt realize how good their chicken sandwiches are compared to every place else. Peach shakes rock it as well.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    When in doubt, call everyone who disagrees with you a bigot.

    Chick Fil A can do what they want with their money.
    In this case...they saved about 3.2 million in donations.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Looks like that one day event didn't help Chick-Fil-A as much as the long term effect hurt them


    Chick-fil-A agrees to stop funding anti-gay groups, Chicago alderman says | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

    Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that sparked a firestorm earlier this year after its president made public comments against same sex marriage, has agreed to stop funding anti-gay groups, a Chicago alderman says.

    Joe Moreno, the alderman whose opposition of a proposed Chick-fil-A on Chicago's north side helped fuel the controversy, told the Chicago Tribune the company has pledged to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in a memo to staffers and has promised that the WinShape Foundations, its not-for-profit arm, would no longer contribute money to groups that oppose gay marriage.



    Chick-Fil-A realized that bigotry was going to substantially hurt their long term profits.
    That whole thing was perhaps the greatest publicity stunt I've ever seen.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    The free market at work.

    Act like a dick and people will withhold their custom.

    Thats how its supposed to work.
    Only the exact opposite happened, didn't it? They flocked to those businesses.

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