As I am sure most of you have heard, there is much drama regarding Chick-fil-A. Not only has CEO Dan Cathy said that he supports the “traditional family,” but he uses Chick-fil-A money to support anti-gay rights groups such as the Marriage & Family Foundation and the Family Research Council. As a result, many have turned their back on the franchise (rightfully so).
I wonder how some of his gay and lesbian (or gay rights supporters) managers and employees feel about the hatred that this organization now represents. Well, one manager from the AMAZING state of New Hampshire, where I am from, has decided to sponsor the state’s gay pride festival. How great is that?! In your face Dan Cathy! The state’s motto isn’t “Live free or die” for nothing.
Now, the poor guy will probably be fired but at least he is standing up for what he believes in without promoting hatred and discriminating against people. Here is what Anthony Picolia had to say:
“In both my personal and professional life, I have had and continue to have positive relationships with family, friends, customers and employees in the LGBT community. It would make me sad if someone felt that they were not openly welcomed into my life or restaurant based on their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. Chick-fil-A at Pheasant Lane Mall has gay employees and serves gay customers with honor, dignity and respect. We also don’t discriminate in giving back to the Nashua community, donating to a wide variety of causes. I would challenge people to come have a conversation with me before they make assumptions or boycott my restaurant. Come to my restaurant and see for yourself that my team and I only have one mission: To serve exceptional experiences to all.”
Well said! How do you feel about the Chick-fil-A drama that has been unfolding?