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Chick-Fil-A: Silent Storm of Support

Updated on November 12, 2012

Teacher needs a 2-4-1

Since I was in the neighborhood, and had a 2-for-1 coupon in my purse, I turned into Chick-Fil-A in Upland, California. The drive-through was loaded with cars in queue. Since I am claustrophobic and feel trapped in drive-through lines, I parked and went inside. I don't know whether the restaurant was considered crowded or not because I very rarely go to Chick-Fil-A. There was a feeling in the air that I can’t explain.

Line at Chick-Fil-A

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Mystery Shopper Report

As I entered the restaurant, I noticed groups of people dining on their selected items in all areas of the building. The sun shone through the west windows and the inside of the restaurant seemed to glisten. All condiments were in their rightful place and there was no trash on the self-service counters or the floors. If this sounds like a mystery shop report, I am a mystery shopper for several companies! Well ... I admit I didn't check out the restrooms.

I walked to the counter and attempted to pick out the best bargain for my coupon. Teachers are feeling the economic crunch and surely know how I feel about stretching the dollar which is not “almighty.” A gentleman ordering at the register next to me smiled and told the cashier how much he appreciated “them.” Everyone behind the counter was smiling and making sure customers were served.

As Nathlee stepped up to take my order, she cheerfully greeted me. After hearing what the customer standing next to me said, I asked Nathlee if busy was slow. She said she didn’t think so. I told her it looks like they may have a higher volume of business. Her response was “We’ll see at the end of the year!” I told her that I have written articles about Chick-Fil-A on Hubpages. Nathlee wrote my name down and said she would look for my articles.

Does there have to be a winner?

I don’t know how successful protesters are but it appears that Chick-Fil-A is feeling the love from a lot of people. Is this similar to turning the other cheek? My husband, who whines and complains, took his free entree and went into silent retreat. Nathlee, if you read this, “It was a pleasure meeting you.”

Chick-Fil-A: Silent Storm of Support

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      godless 5 years ago from At Large

      Snopes was actually set up to debunk urban myths and lies perpetuated by people in social media. It's respected both by liberals and conservatives.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      I understand. All non-profits have an agenda. That's not a problem. I just read what they say knowing that they are supporting their position.

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      again that site is quoting the FRC representative and has a video of him saying it.

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      the snopes thing is false they are unbiased and they directly source the report which you can read, it's all there in black and white by the two groups involved, both admit to doing so in their financial records.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      This site appears to report everything from the gay perspective. There is nothing wrong with that. I just prefer basic information. Thank you for the source. It will be great for balance when I read positions from 180.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      I don't consider Snopes a valid media source. These days a lot of people set up websites to report from their particular perspective. Snopes is considered having a liberal bias. Freerepublic has a conservative bias. I like to read the facts and make my own decision based on issues. I'm really sick of the presidential election rhetoric.

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      The FRC as I mentioned BTW wants gay people jailed and forcibly converted to being straight, if that doesn't work they should be deported.

      http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2010/02/02/20018

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      It's right there in the snopes article

      "Family Research Council (FRC), one of the organizations to which Chick-fil-A donates through its WinShape corporate charity foundation, filed a report stating that it had spent $25,000 lobbying Congress against H.R. 1064, a resolution seeking to "express the sense of the House of Representatives" that Uganda's proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill "threatens the protection of fundamental human rights."

      quoted, Chik Fila is supporting some truly evil groups.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      I read it and didn't see anything on Uganda or Africa. I did a search and didn't find anything.

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      Chik Fila donated to the FRC (who believes gay people should be jailed in America) which in turn spent money to block a congress resolution to condemn and prevent the bill in Uganda that would have gay people executed.

      The FRC is officially listed as a hate group and Chik Fila has donated to them.

      I would feel pretty sick about spending money there knowing that.

      www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/chickfila.asp

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/nov/24/fr...

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      I'm open to additional information. I heard the general statement about gay people in African but haven't seen anything written. If you can provide a verifiable source I will comment. I searched and found nothing. My friends often send me emails and I direct them to urban legends. I'm not saying that it is not true. I'm saying I haven't seen valid information.

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      godless 5 years ago from At Large

      Being motivated by love doesn't alleviate hateful acts. I've seen evidence in the news that Cathy's company contributes money to an organization that lobbies for the death penalty for gay people in Africa. Does that sound like love? Does it really matter, if it results in the suffering of others?

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      Mhatter, I am available for mystery shops anytime! Thank you artblack for reading and commenting. I am a Christian. I hope Cathy is motivated by love and not hatred.

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      artblack01 5 years ago from New Mexico

      My wife and I used to love eating at Chik-fil-a, despite their Christian based ideology. However, I find it sad that such a company can take part in such a detestable act of hatred towards two people who love each other enough to commit to each other. Two people who want to marry, despite their gender, should be allowed to marry. Under the first amendment no religious based law or attitude has the auuthority to stop them. However, we must fight for every right that is written for us because not every person will be allowed to have them.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      One thing overlooked - free advertising! good report

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you for reading and commenting Josak! I hadn't read about the employees, family and friends who quit. I would love to read something on them. I am following this issue closely.

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      Josak 5 years ago from variable

      I bet Nathlee is real glad she wasn't born with a different standard of attraction. Unlike the dozens of gay employees or employees with gay family and friends who quit in protest even though many can barely afford it.