Chick-fil-A managed to rile both conservatives and liberal groups this week as conflicting reports emerged regarding the approval of a new location in Chicago. Mike Huckabee, the man behind the wildly successful Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last month, says he spoke to CEO Dan Cathy personally and received assurances that reports of the chain caving to same-sex marriage supporters are “not true.”
Chick-fil-A Still A-Okay: Take heart! It appears reports of Chick-fil-A’s surrender were premature:
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— Patriot Corner (@PatriotCorner) September 21, 2012
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) September 21, 2012
Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy calls claims they'd made concessions "incorrect". Alderman Morales and @jointcra, you have some explaining to do.
— Wayne Self (@ewayneself) September 21, 2012
BREAKING: Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy says company made no concessions. "We remain true to who we are" http://t.co/05Dj6MsH
— Baptist Press (@baptistpress) September 21, 2012
Chick-fil-A has not caved. Classic case of taking your words to mean what I want them to mean http://t.co/fRC3bPTh
— tom ascol (@tomascol) September 21, 2012
On Wednesday, Chicago alderman Joe Moreno announced that he had dropped his opposition to a proposed Chicago location of the restaurant chain after “extended negotiations.” Gay-rights group The Civil Rights Agenda issued its own press release in response, claiming Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop donations to groups which oppose same-sex marriage.
Chick-fil-A released its own clarification yesterday and today repeated to Huckabee that no such deal had been struck. “There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been,” reads the statement.
Same-sex marriage supporters have since put the restaurant back on notice.
For all my homo/homo-friendly friends who are ready to rush out for a greasy chicken sandwich… slow your roll.http://t.co/ZQ6pEdzd
— Peter Paige (@ThePeterPaige) September 21, 2012
Chick-Fil-A Already Going Back On Their Pro-Equality Word?? http://t.co/PRiTblvi
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 21, 2012
It looks like things are back to normal, as Chick-fil-A comes under fire again from college campuses.
I'm about to raise some hell y'all. Student government voted to kick out Chick-Fil-A on campus. Ridiculous.
— Camo Whores (@camowhores) September 21, 2012
— The Pendulum (@elonpendulum) September 21, 2012
— Kari Williams (@Kari_Williams) September 21, 2012