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California Chick-Fil-A Offers Free Meals To Gay Marriage Supporters


The smear job performed by the left on Chick-Fil-A was appalling. A close friend of mine is close friends with Chick Fil A CEO Dan Cathy and says he's one of the most genuine, decent people in the world, so this gesture is in perfect keeping with the spirit of the company.

We can all take a lesson from this IMO, no matter which side of the debate we're on.

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A California Chick-fil-A did something shocking for same-sex marriage supporters this week: Supported them.

Corey Braun, the franchisee of the Chick-fil-A in the Victoria Gateway Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., provided dozens of free meal coupons to a group of same-sex marriage advocates demonstrating Monday at an intersection near the restaurant, PinkNews notes.

The move came months after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy revealed his anti-gay stance in a July interview, saying he is "guilty as charged" when it comes to his franchise's "support of the traditional family."

"There were a lot of things said over the past year," Braun told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody. We serve everyone. We're happy to serve the community and this was an opportunity to have this group come in and show them our hospitality regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever. Chick-fil-A has never been about hate"

Back on Aug. 1, hundreds flocked to the Rancho Cucamonga restaurant on "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" in defense of Cathy and his anti-gay marriage comments. But on Monday, things were different, and same-sex couples and same-sex marriage backers were surprised at Braun's act.

"[W]hen people are open and apologetic and accepting, it's touching to us," Eden Anderson, a board member with LGBT rights group Equality Inland Empire, told the Daily Bulletin. "It feels like acceptance and we just want to be accepted and engaged in society, so when it's confirmed, I think the overall reaction was, yes, certainly that Chick-fil-A in Rancho Cucamonga is welcoming to us."
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I think the overall reaction was, yes, certainly that Chick-fil-A in Rancho Cucamonga is welcoming to us


This sounded a bit humorous to me when I read it. That town's name doesn't fit in a serious sentence to me.






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It's worth noting that, although part of the greater LA area, Rancho Cucamonga is a very plain, suburban family-oriented town with conservative leanings.

(at least from what I could tell.)






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Rancho Cucamonga
A very dreary suburb of L.A., about 1 1/2 hours east of downtown. Way back in the day grapes were grown there for the SoCal wine industry. Now it's just housing subdivisons and malls. And smog. Lots and lots of smog.






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The smear job performed by the left on Chick-Fil-A was appalling.








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The smear job performed by the left on Chick-Fil-A was appalling.


Nope, it was completely justified.






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What smear job by the left?





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:gheymarriageboard:





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Nope, it was completely justified.
What specifically did the CEO do or say that you felt was deserving of attack?

What actions did his company take that you felt warranted the treatment they received?



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So in the welfare state of california, I wonder how this is going to work out for the owner of this franchise.......





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Patrick O Rly
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You really are the worst poster on here.





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Patrick O Rly
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Nothing and they know it.





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Nothing and they know it.
They sure were quick to chime in. I was thinking they'd like to make their case.






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Facebook was horrible at that time. I googled his "hateful" comments and posted them on FB and said "If any of you are offended by this then you can just defriend me now."





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Define your justification for it and the flag waving?





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Friend of mine was a GM at a Chick-fil-A here in Atlanta during that fiasco.

Obviously, PR put Dan in timeout, but Dan spoke at an internal Chick-fil-A training session. Dan said the radio show he gave the infamous interview on calls him every Sunday (I think) and that Sunday he was literally on his lawn mower without a shirt on, covered in sweat. Said he stopped it to talk on the radio, then dropped the gay marriage "bomb." Said he knew immediately after saying it he'd get it into some hot water.

Said he also became really good friends with one of the top leaders for GLAD (I think it was GLAD) by initially meeting with him (privately) at a hotel in Atlanta. Said they text almost every single day now and visit with each other whenever they're both in town. I don't believe their relationship was publicized until that leader went on CNN for an interview and pointed out that he and Dan had become really good friends.

I support marriage equality, but he's definitely genuine and believes in what he says and does. I don't always agree with it, but it's his right. Nothing wrong with that.

I worked at CFA during high school and college and went to a training seminar at Turner Field Dan spoke at. I knew he was a little different then from some things he said, but again, I'm all for anyone being honest and letting people know their true beliefs.



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You really are the worst poster on here.


To get this reaction for doing nothing but posting a stock TD emoticon is a true testament.






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I assure you that assessment was made on your body of work.





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