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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I believe in a concept which I refer to as Universal Morality. Its basis is the common, core components of the successful per-20th century societies, which I believe form an almost instinctive level of Morality which we have not forgotten but chosen to ignore in the last century.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    IMO Chik-Fil-A believes they made a PR mistake, that people thought that their support of traditional marriage meant that they discriminated in hiring and serving people. It was never true, but they clearly realized that they had to clarify that position, and went a step further to ensure that the charitable foundations they give to in the future will not be politically involved in opposition to same sex marriage.

    Instead of digging their heels in and doubling down, they did the reasonable thing by acknowledging that some people didn't understand where they were coming from as a business.

    One thing they did NOT do was state that they support same sex marriage, an important point.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    One thing they did NOT do was state that they support same sex marriage, an important point.
    Not opposing it is the same as supporting it for many of us, Chuck.

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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.
    Not all of life. Just for-profit companies. They're a business, not a ministry.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Not opposing it is the same as supporting it for many of us, Chuck.
    A corporation need not make political contributions, corporations don't need to be for/against any social issue. Corporations ought to be involved only with providing their product or service and advocating for legislation involving their business. What the owners of the corporation chose to do with the profits as private citizens is their business, and I am sure that the CEO of Chik-Fil-A is just as actively opposed to SSM in his private life as he ever was.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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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 were't bigoted in the first place. This all started because Chick-Fil-A catered a marital health event held by a normal religious group.

    Please stop the hysteria.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    In this case...they saved about 3.2 million in donations.
    Maybe so. Personally I find it stupid to donate to groups that are pro-SSM or anti-SSM when there are people dying due to no food or medical care.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A changes position

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    This all started because Chick-Fil-A catered a marital health event held by a normal religious group.
    Perhaps, but it certainly led to the disclosure of their bigoted views. Although I do have to hand it to them that they are enlightened enough to change their views (even if it is based on the almight dollar).
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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.
    Where did you see it reported that Chick-Fail-A was suffering a decline in sales?

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