It was only yesterday that Chick-Fil-A made a declaration to no longer fund anti-marriage equality movements; now they are defending their previous actions, claiming that their donations were “mischaracterized”. This, coming in on the heels of an internal memo that was sent throughout Chick-Fil-A, promising to treat gay people “with honor, dignity and respect” and receiving a public flogging over their change in views. Many Christians felt disgust at the apparent shift towards equal treatment, and left comments such as “You caved” and “TOTAL SELL-OUTS!” on the company’s Facebook page. (To read more on that, visit the link at the end of the article.) In a press release issued by Chick-Fil-A, on their website, they state that:
“For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been mischaracterized. And while our sincere intent has been to remain out of this political and social debate, events from Chicago this week have once again resulted in questions around our giving. For that reason, we want to provide some context and clarity around who we are, what we believe and our priorities in relation to corporate giving.”
They go on to state that their corporate objective is to be “responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us.” Although they do not clarify as to what “God” has entrusted them with, they do go on to state that they are focused on programs that “educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities.” In the past, that has meant making multi-million dollar donations to groups and organizations that purposely impede equal civil rights and seek to demean and destroy any family that doesn’t meet their definition of a family.
In light of the promise to no longer donate to anti-equality groups, on Tuesday, Dan Cathy tweeted a picture from an anti-equality event called “WinShape Ride For the Family” which is ran by the WinShape Foundation which is operated by Chick-Fil-A. This is an organization that lobbies against marriage equality. Each person or couple must pay a registration fee of $3,500, but the sponsorship packages go up to $15,000, and all of the forms and publication sport the Chick-Fil-A logo and the WinShape name.
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So to sum things up, Chick-Fil-A’s promise to not fund anti-gay and anti-marriage equality groups is nothing more than a bullshit PR stunt to appease the protesters so that they can continue doing what they’ve been doing.
Chick-Fil-A article on the internal memo sent, courtesy of The Advocate: http://www.advocate.com/business/2012/09/20/chick-fil-releases-internal-memo-might-have-dug-deeper-hole
Chick-Fil-A’s press release: http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Pressroom/Press-Releases#?release=who-we-are
Mitt Romney may LOOK like he just stepped off his private jet, fresh from a trip to the Florida Keys, but if you look closely you’ll notice that only his face is a diseased shade of orange. What we have found out is that Mitt Romney had been diagnosed with Cartenosis, which gives it’s sufferers a sickly orange tint to their skin. It is most often found in young children, vegetarians, and people who have an un-regulated volume of bullshit coming out of their mouth. (A closed mouth typically prevents such an occurrence)
He made his first public appearance (after having been diagnosed) on Univision, where he felt he could garner the Hispanic vote with his new darker skin shade. As of yet, there is no word on treatment options Romney is taking to combat his condition. Surely, he doesn’t want to stay dark for any longer than he has to, as he may lose support from his southern constituents.
Yet even while being stricken with a condition that makes him darker than he normally is, many are calling his struggle with darker skin a political move to garner the Hispanic vote. Surely, that is not the case, as we have NEVER known Mitt Romney to lie or deceive the public…. Especially about his taxes..