(Closed) Spinoff – will you boycott chick fil a?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: ?
    Yes : (249 votes)
    51 %
    No : (236 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 558
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @MrsKMK

    That is completely irrelevant.  There can be gay people who are homophobic and there can be black people that think they shouldn’t be allowed to race mix., etc.  It doesn’t make it right, it doesn’t change anything.

    Post # 559
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @EleanorRigby:  Yeah but it’s horrible to know people are ok with another life being killed because of this company funding that persons death and over chicken? Really people?!

    Post # 560
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I mentioned this yesterday, so it’s a few pages back. But I wanted to post it again because it’s still relatively little-known, but a valuable resource.

     

    The Human Rights Campaign is an organization that advocates for equality for the LGBT community. Every year they release a Corporate Equality Index, which rates a company’s treatment of LGBT employees. From their website – “Businesses are rated on a scale from 0 to 100, based on whether or not they have policies that support LGBT employees. These include anti-discrimination protections, domestic partner benefits, diversity training and transgender-inclusive benefits.” The Corporate Equality Index is then compiled into the Buyers Guide, which can be found at the following link

    http://www.hrc.org/apps/buyersguide/index.php#.UBwhDaD2vjg

     

    It’s also available as an iPhone app (not sure about Droid). I do my best to check all the companies I patronize and where they stand. It’s not failsafe, but it’s a start.

     

    Post # 562
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    Honey bee

    @cath3114:  Thank you, I will download the app!

    Post # 563
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Mrs.KMM:  Yeah just because some gay people are ok with what Chick-fil-a is doing doesn’t make it right. The fact is this restaurant is still funding organizations that literally take another persons life or put them away in prison for life.

    Post # 564
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Mrs.KMM:  I don’t think gay people being ok with it makes it not black and white. I think it just makes it still a question of priorities for them just like it is for everyone else. convenience vs. ethics.

    Being gay? Not really all that much to do with the discussion, although I would like to hear someone who is gay justify supporting a company that funds orgs that want to kill other gay people.

    Post # 565
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @LadyX:  I didn’t say that they are okay with their donations practices.  Actually, the person I linked to explicitly says that he is not okay with their donation practices.  You can disagree with a specific thing a person or comapny does without disagreeing with their entireity.

    Post # 566
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    Honey bee

    @Roe:  True– homosexuality truly has little to do with this discussion. Innocent people are being put to death or sentenced for life for something they have no control over. Anyone who supports this should have to answer for their stance.

    Post # 567
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @SoupyCat:  “Anyone who supports [innocent people are being put to death or sentenced for life for something they have no control over]”

    I’m pretty sure that no one on this thread has said that (and yes – I have read all 15 pages).

    Not everyone agrees that buying Chick-fil-a = thinks gays should be put to death.

    Post # 568
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    Honey bee

    @Mrs.KMM:  I think the difference is that the organization CFA gives money to supports killing gay people. This IS a black or white thing– it’s not just a difference of opinion, like contributing to the Republicans over the DNC.

    Post # 569
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I guess my issue is that many of the people boycotting Chick-fil-a aren’t boycotting Apple, Urban Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret and other companies that support causes that many of us would consider unjust or unfair. As long as you’re not boycotting because it’s a hot button issue (or hating on people who don’t boycott because it’s a hot button issue), but because it’s something you really care about, go for it man. And make sure you do something besides not eat somewhere to support the cause you’re so passionate about.

    Someone mentioned an iPhone app that supports gay rights. If you use your Apple product to support gay rights, does it cancel out?

    Post # 570
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Mrs.KMM:  But how can you justify supporting them monetarily when you know exactly where that money goes?

    Post # 571
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    Honey bee

    @Mrs.KMM:  When I said “Anyone”, I meant Chick-Fil-A. Yes, I believe they should answer for why they are contributing to those organizations.

    Post # 572
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    Honey bee

    @CaliHoya:  I’d like to know what the issue with Apple is. Someone said child labor earlier. This isn’t a thread on that, but personally I have a different view on that. It’s part of the industrialization process of a country to get better and better worker laws as it develops, which is something we are seeing in China now. Apple is also independently auditing their factories, which is a sign it disagrees with anything illegal.

    As for other companies, yes, I personally boycott these companies when I find out they are doing something outragreous. But what is outrageous to you may not be outrageous to me.

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