Chicago Politician Really Pissed That Chick-fil-A President ‘Took Back’ Decision to Stop Funding Anti-Gay Groups


Proud purveyor of bigoted chicken Dan Cathy, President of Chick-fil-A, has, like a popular high school kid unwilling to admit that, yes, he in fact does play Magic the Gathering after school at Rory Totboder’s house, apparently gone back on his company’s promise not to donate any more money to anti-gay groups. This, says Chicago alderman Joe Moreno, was one of two key concessions he’d wrangled out of Chick-fil-A during ten arduous months of negotiations determining whether or not the restaurant chain could open a new Chicago location. Now that Cathy seems to be publicly disavowing the deal, Moreno isn’t sure whether Chick-fil-A’s allowed at Chicago’s Magic Gatherings anymore.

CNN reports that Alderman Joe Moreno momentarily wrested the country’s attention last week when he announced that, not only had he and his fellow Chicagoans convinced Chick-fil-A to enact workplace protections to safeguard its employees against discrimination, they’d also successfully prevailed upon Chick-fil-A to stop funding anti-gay political groups. All seemed well on Thursday, when Chick-fil-A confirmed that it was enacting workplace protections. On Friday, however, the wheels fell off the merry chicken bus when company President Dan Cathy sidled up to animated cookie jar Mike Huckabee and was all, “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,” adding that Chick-fil-A “made no such concessions” to stop donating to political organizations.

On Sunday, the plot thickened when Moreno [something about Magic cards] said that Cathy’s chit-chat with Aw-Shuckabee “at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month.” Moreno then explained that Chick-fil-A execs had given him a letter earlier this year explicitly saying that the company’s non-profit arm, the WinShape Foundation, would no longer support organizations with unsavory political agendas. Moreno added, “We were told that these organizations included groups that politically work against the rights of gay and lesbian people.”

Now, nobody knows what the fuck is going on, and Moreno, quite frankly, is “disturbed” by Cathy’s public disavowal of the no-more-hate-group funding concession. Since Chick-fil-A is closed on Sunday because it’s busy putting on a good show for the Lord, the company hasn’t yet responded to Moreno, who made it clear that he hasn’t yet introduced the legislation for the new Chick-fil-A restaurant because that’s sort of how things are done in Chicago.

Chicago official asks Chick-fil-A to clarify gay marriage stance [CNN]

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