Why Aren't Chick-fil-A's Gay Owners And Employees Speaking Up?
Dan Cathy, the president of the anti-gay fast food chain Chick-fil-A says that his company operates by "biblical principles." But writer Scott Wooledge wonders, does that mean they hire LGBT people?
And if so, where have Chick-fil-A's LGBT employees been during last month's debate over the company's anti-gay political donations?
He also wonders if the company's Christian values have prevented them from hiring any atheists, Muslims or Jews for top management.
Meanwhile, Jeremiah Cillpam, the owner of the Hollywood Chick-fil-A recently released a letter (shown below) mentioning his location's "amazing food and service" to all customers regardless of their sexual orientation or gender, their non-discriminatory employment practices, and the donations his location has made to local schools and community organizations.
He then says: "I know that some of our guests are upset by comments made by Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A Inc. He has made it clear to me those were his personal views, and that intent was not to speak on behalf of every Chick-fil-A owner. We hope those who are upset will look at their relationship with our restaurant... and allow us to continue to serve them."
Oh we'll let you serve us all right... at the August 3rd protest!
But the real question is whether any proceeds from Mr. Cillpam's franchise proceeds have assisted Chick-fil-A Inc. in contributing to anti-gay organizations. If even one cent has, then his individual store, while commendable in some regards, is ultimately a part of the problem.
We've sent an e-mail to Mr. Cillpam asking him this very question.