Man claims he was fired to refusing to wear 666 Nov 28, 2011 19:01:21 GMT -5
Post by N. De Plume on Nov 28, 2011 19:01:21 GMT -5
Never heard about Chick-Fil-A being particularly Christian. But then, the only reason I know about it is because there was one at my college food court. Well, that and Senor Cardgage’s comment in Homestar Runner. But, yeah, never seen a Chick-Fil-A anywhere else.
he company's official statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
Chick-fil-A's connection to Christianity has been brought before the courts when Aziz Latif, a Houston-based Muslim employee for six years, sued the company in 2002 for firing him, alleging that he was fired for his religious beliefs when he had refused to take part in an employee prayer. The suit was settled on undisclosed terms.
In 2011, various news outlets reported that Chick-fil-A was co-sponsoring a marriage conference along with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, a 501(c)3 organization that seeks to "strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well-being of society". PFI filed an amicus brief against the trial ruling striking down Proposition 8 in California, and also lobbied against a state effort to ban discrimination in Pennsylvania on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This apparent affiliation coupled with donations from the company's Winshape Foundation to anti gay-marriage organizations such as the National Organization for Marriage as well as foundation statements that same-sex couples were not welcome at the foundation's marriage institute caused several colleges and universities to form grassroots efforts to ban or remove Chick-fil-A from their campuses.
They're a little bit religious, but only slightly.
Well: The More You Know!
Bit of a shame, really. I liked their stuff. They offered pretty good lemonade. Also appreciated the lack of seemingly-cannibalistic mascots in their advertising. Ah, well. Not like I’ve eaten there at all in the past six years, anyway.