Saturday, July 28, 2012

Anti-Gay Activists Rally Round Homophobic Chick-fil-A

The usual gang of anti-gay, right-wing activists are supporting Chick-fil-A in the face of calls for a boycott. Besides Sarah and Todd Palin, shown at left giving the homophobic fast-food company the thumbs up, backers include Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Rev. Billy Graham, The Family Research Council, the National Organization for Marriage, the American Family Association and Concerned Women for America. Chick-fil-A has contributed millions to anti-gay organizations, including Exodus International, which describes itself as "a refuge for people looking for help in their journey out of homosexuality." There are more shameful aspects to Chick-fil-A's practices:

Chick-fil-A is one of a very small number of major national companies that refuses to offer any employment protections to LGBT employees. In fact, the company received a 0 rating from the Human Rights Campaign and has a record of firing employees it believes engage in “sinful” behavior. Activists from across the country are protesting the company after its president condemned homosexuality in a recent radio interview.

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