I like this fellow. He stands up for what he belives.
They have that right, just as other companies have the right to say they are for gay marriage.
Freedom goes both ways people.
"I will defend with my life your right to be wrong."
A look at their annual reports will show that they've made contributions to anti-gay organizations for years. This comes as no surprise to me.
Who cares? People can believe what they want to believe.
Just because you don't agree with them doesn't mean they're bad people, or that they're running a bad business.....
I don't agree with what they're saying about gay marriage, but I can respect their opinions, and they can run their business how they want to.
I really don't care what the president of a chicken place said about gay marriage. We have our on opinion.
What are they going to do: ban anyone of either sex whom they think might be homosexual, from using their restaurants?
There is a couple in the West of England who recently came under fire for refusing single-sex couples accommodation in their bed-&-breakfast house. I don't know what was the outcome, but there were those who pointed out that without necessarily supporting their take on Christian tolerance, the guest-house is their property and probably their own home too.
The matter was covered on the BBC Radio Four news programme last night, mentioning both the demonstration in support by customers, and one to come today by homosexuals.
The American journalist they interviewed pointed out that Dan Cathy is the company's president, but not its owner. That makes him just an employee, and though they didn't say so, that implies this is a policy formulated by the board.
I can't imagine anything like this happening in the UK, and not just because as far as I know the chain has no British outlets. In fact if he did that over here he may well be charged under anti-discrimination legislation.
Mr. Dan Cathy is the PRESIDENT of the company and what says goes ( for the company), so to speak. Many times people don't agree with Obama, but he, too, is a President of a nation, not just a fast food chain.
This doesn't surprise me at all. I am from the same area as he is and he's always been a Fundamentalist Christian. If you notice, ChikFilAs are never open on Sunday and that's his first rule of business - no business on Sunday. And this isn't the first time he's come out (no pun intended) about issues like this.
His company has the best yogurt in the world... I don't care about his political or biblical beliefs.
He owns a chicken (sandwhich) store. He doesn't matter...No gliz or glamor... The gays don't need him anyway!! Go disco queens! I LOVE YA!
Guess they have a right to say what they want to and Cathy's certainly entitled to his own beliefs but people also have the right to refuse to frequent their establishment. Once his "Christian beliefs" start to affect his bottom line I think he'll change his mind, or maybe just shut up and go away...
I doubt it will have that much effect. Once the announcement becomes last months' / last year's news, unless he repeats it or put up homophobic notices in his restaurants, it will be forgotten.
Besides, whether or not we agree with his fundamentalism and homophobia, and I don't although "straight", it won't affect heterosexuals. His opinion is not worth boycotting his business over.
Well, it does make one wonder why all the other big businesses are not out there trotting out their personal opinions....about every issue. Maybe they don't because they know consumers might then pick and choose which businesses with which they wished to trade.
A person can't just eat their chicken in peace? Dude, I came to eat chicken, not hear your opinion on the private affairs of others. As a chicken guru, one would think you'd spend your time creating some delicious new sauce. Just sayin'
Wow. Well it's a good thing I never ate that trash.
I think it has no impact on anything.