HARRISBURG – An offer by a Chick-fil-A franchise to provide lunch at a marriage seminar at a church outside the state capital has touched off a firestorm of protest around the country.
Student and gay-rights groups from New York to Texas are urging a boycott of the national fast-food chain after an outlet in Mechanicsburg agreed to donate chicken sandwiches and brownies for a Valentine’s weekend marriage seminar sponsored by a controversial “pro-family” group.
When word got out late last month that the Pennsylvania Family Institute, a Harrisburg-based political advocacy group that opposes gay-rights legislation, was involved with the event (and another later this month in Reading), gay-rights advocates turned on the chicken chain, whose stated mission is to “glorify God” and have a “positive influence on all who come in contact” with it.
“Chick-fil-A is supporting hate by donating to the Family Institute,” said Ted Martin, executive director of Equality PA, a statewide lesbian and gay advocacy group.
He said he believes the institute’s marriage seminar is about furthering its “anti-gay agenda” and urged its supporters to take action against “deep-fried bigotry.”
Gay Activist equate not supporting their position as being anti-gay, bigoted, and a supporter of hate.
Using that rational, any person / company that supports gay rights should be considered anti-Christian and also anti-Islamic right? There should be an uprising by Christian and Muslims alike to boycott those companies who do not support their values.
3M Co., Abercrombie & Fitch, Aetna, Agilent Technologies, Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, Allstate Corp, American Express, American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, BASF, Bausch & Lomb, Best Buy, Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Campbell Soup Co., Capital One, Cargill, Charles Schwab, Chevron, Chrysler, Chubb, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Clear Channel Communications, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Continental Airlines, Coors, Corning, Dell, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, eBay Inc., Esurance, Ford, GameStop, Gap, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hyatt, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harrah’s, Hartford Financial Services, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell International, ING North America Insurance, Intel, IBM, Intuit, J.C. Penney, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, KeyCorp, Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne, Lockheed Martin Corp., Macy, Marriott International, MasterCard, Merck & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., MetLife, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nationwide, New York Life Insurance Co., Nielsen Co., Nike, Nordstrom, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Orbitz, Owens Corning, Pepsi Bottling Group Inc., PepsiCo, Pfizer, PG&E, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Progressive Corp., Prudential Financial, Raymond James Financial, Raytheon, Reynolds American Inc., Schering-Plough, Sears, Shell Oil, Sprint Nextel, Starbucks, Subaru of America, Target , Time Warner, Toyota Motor Sales USA, U.S. Bancorp, United Parcel Service, Visa, Volkswagen of America, Walgreens, Whirlpool, Xerox, and Yahoo!
All of these companies support gay rights so must be considered anti-Christian and anti-Islamic according to gay activist standards. It is amazing how many anti-Christian companies I have supported in the past.
Stop the hate mongering by these companies! Do not give your hard earned money to those companies who hate and despise you! Stand united against hate!