Eat mor chik'n
Turning into a shit show...
Great chicken too!!
People are gross.
Shutup and make me a sammitch you southern people.
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Shutup and make me a sammitch you southern people.
Kinda sad that the pr guy dropped dead from the stress (and probably also from eating all that greasy chicken). I'm guessing his job wasn't too hard until this point.
Edit: Nevermind. Staying away from this drama fest.
Last edited by e30addict; 08-02-12 at 09:10 AM.
Why does everything have to be political these days?
They took a public political stance on a controversial issue. That is a huge no-no in "Public Relations 101".
This company's CEO took, as you said, "a public political stand on a controversial issue" and no one got upset UNTIL a couple of politicians (the mayors of two large cities) did the exact same thing.
I mean, how dare those politicians take a stand on a political issue....
I guess Mayors are just supposed to shut up and sign Liquor licenses and fix parking tickets for their distant family members or something...
How would this have gone if the owner of the chain was a devout Muslim and the Mayor said he objected to the restaurant because of some of the owners beliefs?
Or what if he were strongly pro life or pro gun or anti gun or any other hot button issue?
In my opinion they have a right to open the restaurant if they comply with all licensing requirements and the public has a right to eat there or not.
If every business owner with strong personal beliefs was prevented from operating his business because of those beliefs...
It's not about personal beliefs, it is about personal freedoms.
Your analogy would work better if you said they were devout anti-Muslim.
Fine, how would it go?
I think the answer here is pretty simple.
If you don't like what the CEO said, don't eat there. It was his right to say it, though. The furor over it is the right of those involved (although I think its getting vastly too much publicity for being such a stupidly mundane issue).
However the Boston, Chicago and SanFran mayors have absolutely no right to claim they'll ban the chain from their cities. That is not and should not be within their powers, and publicly stating that it is is nothing short of abuse of authority.
The letter from Menino urged them to reconsider their plans to locate a restaurant in Boston. It did NOT "ban" them from opening a restaurant.
Reading comprehension = fail
Chik-fil-a stated their opinion, as was their right. Now they have to deal with the consequences of holding that opinion.
Last edited by e30addict; 08-02-12 at 11:29 AM.
Edit: looks like e30 beat me to the punch
Last edited by aldend123; 08-02-12 at 11:28 AM.
I'd like to exercise my personal freedom and stand in front of the Chic Filet at the Pheasant Lane Mall for an hour and show that I DON'T support their position.
The lunetic right gets counted while the rest of us don't. Makes it look like they represent a lot more of us than they actually do.
The CEO publically stated that he does not believe in specific rights that were upheld by the laws that were legally passed in the State of Mass.
The letter that Menino wrote never ordered them to stay away or even suggested that he would block Chick-fil-A attempts. His exact words were "I urge you to back out of your plans...", "no place for discrimination", and "It would be an insult" etc.
I don't care what religion you are...if your religion insists that you violate the laws of the land and you hold those views over the laws of the land, you are wrong...
If you agree to follow the civil laws of the land, despite your religious views, then by all means open your business.
Not to throw more fuel in the fire...but what the hell. IIRC our pledge of allegiance states " I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Those founding fathers had to go and fuck it up by throwing God in there, and then adding liberty for all and allowing a big ass crybaby nation to get all butthurt about it hundreds of years later. Does this mean that anybody not abiding by Christian principles is UnAmerican? Or is the guy who isn't supporting freedoms for everyone, the ultimate commie? Who is the bad guy and violating their "allegiance"??? What came first the chicken or the egg?
On a different note, I applaud Chik Fil A for supporting our military personnel as much as they do. I can't count the number of times I have seen free meals for veterans or active members when I've been at their restaurants. I was visiting a friend of mine down at Ft Bragg a few years ago and we drove through the drive thru at a Chik Fil A. Meal was free simply because he was in uniform. That's cool.
Last edited by tropicoz; 08-02-12 at 11:57 AM.
Maybe your reading comprehension is different than mine, but the way 99 out of 100 people interpret that is "You're not coming to our city."
He could just have easily said "I don't agree with his statements", but to say the chain is not welcome in the city is far more damning.
Last edited by SRTie4k; 08-02-12 at 12:42 PM.
On the mayor side, Menino shot himself in the foot putting his opinion on town letterhead. I believe it was a Chicago alderman? that flat out said he'd block any permit/zoning/licensing attempts by the company because of their beliefs, which is flat out wrong. I'll see if I can dig the quote up later.