Chick-fil-A has come under fire in the past few months after company owner Dan Cathy’s homophobic remarks brought to light that the company has donated millions of dollars over the past few years to anti-gay organizations. Now, Chick-fil-A executives says the company is going to stop giving money to these groups and promise equal treatment to all employees, regardless of sexual orientation.
Chick-fil-A’s conspicuous homophobia and anti-gay bigotry prompted protests and boycots all over the country this week, by LGBT and progressive activists. On Wednesday the fast food chain also saw record sales, as fellow bigots flocked in droves to support the chain’s anti-gay policies during ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.’ By galvanizing both the progressive community and right-wing homophobes to ‘vote their dollar,’ has the controversy opened a Pandora’s box of conscious consumerism and corporate accountability? Here’s hoping!
In case the factory farmed meat and those frankly terrible Eat More Chikin ads weren’t enough to keep you from visiting Chick-Fil-A, the chain’s owner has officially come out against gay marriage.