Chick-Fil-A Okay with Gay?

Chick-fil-A is more associated with controversy than with chicken these days.

Chick-fil-A is more associated with controversy than with chicken these days.

Frank Morales, Writer

As most people know, Chic-fil-A is a popular fast food chain that supplies good chicken sandwiches to their customers. But what people don’t know is that Chic-fil-A is a family owned, Christian company. Chic-fil-A actively donated to anti-gay organizations.
When liberal customers found out about these donations, they were furious. In response, Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and conservative Republican, made a National Chic-fil-A Appreciation Day where he encouraged conservative Christians to all come and eat at Chic-fil-A on August 1st. And as a result, Chic-fil-A’s were packed. People waited in lines for hours. Chic-fil-A made an extreme profit. “While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can conform reports that it was a record-setting day,” said vice president of marketing Steve Robinson in a Huffington Post article.
Chic-fil-A lost part of its customer base by isolating liberals. Also, the food chain was banned from opening stores in more open-minded cites like Boston and Chicago.
More than a month after National Chic-fil-A Appreciation Day, Chic-fil-A released a statement that they will no longer be donating to anti-gay organizations and to ensure all employees be treated fairly.
Because of this, many people who once supported the conservative views of Chic-fil-A are now disappointed with their change of heart. Miguel King, a senior, stated, “I think it’s fake.”
Adam Dodson noted that it might be in the best interest of the company to open itself to large markets in other cities. “From a business perspective, it’s good. From a moral perspective, not so much.”