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  • Too little, too late. And you're only doing it as an advertising stunt, not because it's the right thing to do.
  • This is impossible. You see, I was informed that a boycott wouldn't be effective.
  • Saborlas: Too little, too late. And you're only doing it as an advertising stunt, not because it's the right thing to do.


    Right?

    can you believe these motherf*ckers gave in and stopped funding hate groups? The nerve.
  • So when are the christians going to start screaming that CFA is being oppressed and this is a conspiracy by the gay agenda?
  • The only time business and politics should mix is when you're paying off your Congressman.
  • While this is good, I'd like to see them balance it out by starting to donate to pro-gay groups.
  • So, do we all just copy & paste our comments from the other (shot down) thread?
  • Saborlas: Too little, too late. And you're only doing it as an advertising stunt, not because it's the right thing to do.


    I don't know. I think saying that they were going to fund special rights for heterosexuals and then shuttting up long enough for the right wing to sponsor Chik-fil-A appreciation days was the advertising stunt. I think this is more along the lines of "crap, we need to get back to real work."
  • Damnit. Now where are the anti-gay people going to eat? Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits?
  • Saborlas: Too little, too late. And you're only doing it as an advertising stunt, not because it's the right thing to do.


    I've seen this sentiment a lot today, and it's farking ridiculous.

    I'll repeat what I said in another thread, people complained loudly, and Chick-fil-a took notice and fixed the problem. While I'm not naive enough to think it was anything more than a purely business-minded decision, I still think they deserve credit for making this kind of change when they know they're going to seriously piss off all of the evangelicals and conservatives who were championing them during the whole media shiat storm.

    This is quite literally the entire point of having a boycott.
  • Anyone who still cared, isn't going to care. Except perhaps the conservatives who will now also hate them for giving in.
  • scottydoesntknow: So when are the christians going to start screaming that CFA is being oppressed and this is a conspiracy by the gay agenda?


    Anybody got the response from Family Research Council or Focus on the Family?
  • They do know the bigots that showed up in droves a month ago will turn on them in an instant don't they? Might have to wander over to freeperville to see the butthurt.
  • sammyk: They do know the bigots that showed up in droves a month ago will turn on them in an instant don't they? Might have to wander over to freeperville to see the butthurt.


    Considering how public opinion on this topic is trending, they might have had someone at their organization with enough sense to realize they needed to make this (largely empty, vaguely apologetic) announcement for the sake of long-term damage control.

    Also, at the end of the day...it created a perceived hostile environment in the restaurants, regardless of which side of the issue you were on. This entire mess was just BAD for business.
  • Saborlas: Too little, too late. And you're only doing it as an advertising stunt, not because it's the right thing to do.


    It's too late? Does it have to be? I really miss me some Chick Fil A deliciousness.
  • I didn't eat there before the issue came to light. I won't likely eat there now. But I will say, "Good."

    I don't care for the food. The waffle fries are kinda good but hardly worth going out of my way for.
  • PolloDiablo: This is quite literally the entire point of having a boycott.


    You guys, listen to Devil Chicken. He's right.


    Saborlas: Too little, too late. And you're only doing it as an advertising stunt, not because it's the right thing to do.


    Horrible attitude. They acted shiatty, people called them out on it, they changed course. What more do you want them to do? I don't think Jesus has given them a time machine yet, so they can't go back and just not do it in the first place. This is exactly what we wanted them to do. Do you not see that? We won!
  • This long after the fact? That's the most obvious money grab I've seen for a while. That's clearly nothing more than financial, not that you suddenly care.
  • Much like Komen, it's far too late to backpedal. The damage to the brand has been done.
  • Chick-Fil-A, Five Guys...these franchises people think are exotic because they aren't over saturated like McDonald's still really aren't all that great. It's like having sex with someone for the first time. Once it's over, you wonder what all the fuss was about.
  • GAT_00: This long after the fact? That's the most obvious money grab I've seen for a while. That's clearly nothing more than financial, not that you suddenly care.


    Money grab? How long had they been contributing to anti-gay organizations? If they've been doing it for quite a while, hardly seems like a money grab. I'm assuming you mean that they're doing a 'money grab' by getting the rednecks to patron their business for a while in support for their anti-gay contributions.
  • Grand_Moff_Joseph: Much like Komen, it's far too late to backpedal. The damage to the brand has been done.


    No! It can't be! I WANT MY WAFFLE FRIES AND SPICY CHICKEN SAMMICH!
  • thismomentinblackhistory: Chick-Fil-A, Five Guys...these franchises people think are exotic because they aren't over saturated like McDonald's still really aren't all that great. It's like having sex with someone for the first time. Once it's over, you wonder what all the fuss was about.


    *sniff* You told me I was the best you ever had!
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