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Chick-fil-A: Like Mad Men, Only Terrible

Chick-fil-A: Like Mad Men, Only Terrible

In case you were undecided about just how horrible Chick-fil-A is, I have news. Not only do they hate the gays. They hate the women, too!

I think that, if you looked deep into your soul, you saw this coming.

The timing really couldn’t have been better. On the heels of restaurant president Dan Cathy’s stunning unsurprising admission that he is totally anti-gay, Chick-fil-A is now being sued for sex discrimination.

According to GLAAD, Brenda Honeycutt is suing for wrongful termination. Despite her performance being evaluated as “satisfactory-to-above satisfactory,” the former restaurant employee was dismissed so she could be a “stay at home mother.”

Spit take! If these allegations are true, then Chick-fil-A isn’t even trying to be subtle about its regressive views on sex and gender. Hey, Chick-fil-A! This isn’t 1956. If you want to discriminate against women — and who wouldn’t? — you need to be more sneaky. You need to give women smaller raises. Get creative! But subtlety is the key. You don’t fire people because you think they should be stay at home moms. Too obvious!

But it gets worse! According to GLAAD:

Honeycutt was terminated by [owner and operator of Duluth, GA’s Chick-Fil-A restaurants Jeff] Howard after meetings with restaurant management (during which she was not present), and was replaced by a male employee. The lawsuit cites a pattern of discrimination against female employees, who, after being terminated, were also replaced by male employees in Northern Georgia’s Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

She was fired after meetings with management that she didn’t attend! Then they replaced her with a man. Seriously, Chick-fil-A. You are bad at this.

Admittedly, at this point these are only allegations. The suit was only filed in May. But if they are true, it’s clear that Chick-fil-A is so out of step with modern American values that it’s almost quaint to watch. Like Mad Men, only terrible.

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2:00PM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Note: Mr. Cathy is not just "against Gay Marriage" -- his remarks have drawn spectacular attention to the FACT THAT AS HEAD OF HIS ORGANIZATION, HE HAS GIVEN HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO HATE GROUPS. Not just groups that "disagree" with something-or-other; but GROUPS THAT PROMOTE HATRED of Gays.
THAT is the reason why we are not wanting to see his organization grow taking in $$$ from Students who might be Gay or have Gay friends and families! or expand into new Cities.... Chick-fil-A actually HURTS GAY PEOPLE, for example by being connected to the "Kill the Gays" bills in Uganda.....
"Hate Speech" and "Hate Groups" are not mere "expressions of opinion" or "dissent"..... but a qualitatively different matter.....

Please go to change.org Gay Rights and sign the many "Keep Chick-fil-A Out" Petitions.
Please support your Public Officials NOT granting the Franchise, new {or renewed} licenses.
change.org; Gay Rights; Recent
is the way to find the Petitions -- more each day!

1:57PM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

In order to add YOUR strong voice in the effort to GET CHICK-FIL-A FRANCHISE OUT OF SHOPPING MALLS AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES, AND TO KEEP IT OUT OF OTHER VENUES IT HASN'T BEEN IN BEFORE, please go to
change.org; then to Gay Rights; then to Recent.
You will find there about 60! Petitions, most of them from College Students about specific College Campuses; but, ANYone can sign the Petitions! and I believe I have signed every one of them! Also, you can look for NEW Petitions appearing every day.
Mr. Cathy can blather about anything he wants to; but it is OFFENSIVE, for the many, many LGBT Students and their Friends, Families and Allies, to be confronted with a HOMOPHOBIC BUSINESS taking in their $$$ on their supposedly "enlightened" campuses whose administrations SAY they are promoting "diversity" in their Students and NOT discriminating against those students who are Gay. This would seem to be HYPOCRITICAL, no?
Therefore, this campaign is not merely one of individual boycotts; it is about COMMUNITY PRESSURE TO GRANT NO NEW LICENSES TO CHICK-FIL-A FRANCHISES; and, to NOT RENEW old ones, as well. YOU can help, besides signing the Petitions on change.org; YOU can write, call and otherwise pressure your Officials to NOT grant Chick-fil-A new Franchises in YOUR area. You have a RIGHT to a voice in deciding which businesses get licensed, and which don't. Just like with porn shops or liquor stores or Wal-marts.....

3:28PM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

@ Steve R...So you are going to go support hateful Chick-fill-a on Wednesday July 31st? Which year does July 31st fall on a Wednesday? Good luck with that.

8:14AM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

A cagey way to resurrect an old practice--the "Whites Only" sign, now turned into a "Straights Only" sign, and manipulated so that the ban on gay customers is self-imposed. Any business that does not need business any more than that deserves to go OUT of business--but will they only open the door to other businesses owned by filthy bigots following suit?

7:38AM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

Only a fool would eat that disgusting rubbish anyway.

10:13PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

It can be called discrimination when he actively gives money to groups that actively try to take away rights.... What would you call someone who protested that they didn't hate black people & they didn't discriminate but who donated 2.6 million dollars of their profits to the KKK????

10:12PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Gee, Steve R - you as a conservative can't even get the date right you are supposed to EAT there to support Mr. Cathy...It is Aug 1, not July 31st.

Mike C - so what is the difference between the Million Moms calling for a boycott of Penny's because they hired Ellen as a spokesperson & had 2 gay ads (1 for Mother's Day & 1 for Father's Day)? What's the difference between those same Million Moms calling for a boycott of Toys R Us because they were so offended that Archie comics had a same sex marriage... Why is it OK for them to say Boycott this but not OK for people to stand up against prejudice & call for a boycott of Chick fil A over their stand on gay marriage - because Cathy represents YOUR idea of what marriage is?

Look, Cathy has a right to free speech. He has a right to say that he is against same sex marriage. It is his business & I assume that he can say it violates his 1st Amendment rights to have to hire gay people. BUT he says he doesn't discriminate - that he hires gays & that they don't care if you are gay & eat there. (In a way, that is kind of hypocritical because he will take their money)... but it is another thing to say you don't discriminate but you give 2.6 million dollars to organizations that go into places to deny gay people civil rights. It is discriminating when he tells his gay employees that their families are not welcome at his retreat centers. It is discriminatory when he wouldn't allow their kids at a camp. I

9:56PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Lately, I find it amusing to watch Fox News and hear them blathering about how "un-American" it is for folks to boycott Chick-fil-A because of its political views. Then they'll turn around and complain about Jane Fonda's latest venture and compel people to avoid purchasing her books, DVD's or going to her films because of her behavior nearly 50 years ago.
I’m so tired of the conservative double standard.


9:56PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Lately, I find it amusing to watch Fox News and hear them blathering about how "un-American" it is for folks to boycott Chick-fil-A because of its political views. Then they'll turn around and complain about Jane Fonda's latest venture and compel people to avoid purchasing her books, DVD's or going to her films because of her behavior nearly 50 years ago.
I’m so tired of the conservative double standard.


9:56PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Lately, I find it amusing to watch Fox News and hear them blathering about how "un-American" it is for folks to boycott Chick-fil-A because of its political views. Then they'll turn around and complain about Jane Fonda's latest venture and compel people to avoid purchasing her books, DVD's or going to her films because of her behavior nearly 50 years ago.
I’m so tired of the conservative double standard.


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