Chick-fil-A® announced the addition of a new product … it came through my newsfeed as foodie news and decided immediately to skipped it.
Millions of dollars of the chain’s past profits funded groups that opposed same-sex marriage during an era when millions of Americans were fighting for their civil rights; smaller donations went to a group that practiced conversion therapy, a practice that stems from the discredited belief that homosexuality is a mental illness.
About a year before the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013, chief executive Dan Cathy said that “we’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.” Following an uproar over those comments, Chick-fil-A pledged, on Facebook, to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena, and “to treat everyone “with honor, dignity and respect,” regardless of sexual orientation.
- It is one of the only top 10 quick-service restaurant that doesn’t mention sexual orientation in its online equal opportunity statement,
- It holds a zero rating on LGBT benefits and worker protections from a prominent advocacy group.
Not going to write about what’s new on the Chick-fil-A menu. They don’t deserve the promotion. In fact … that is the end of this posting.