Chick-Fil-A's new desserts are sweet -- but the chain's politics don't fly
In January 2011, news broke that the WinShape Foundation, the "charitable arm" of Chick-Fil-A, had been actively fighting against same-sex marriage, hosting conferences with high-profile, anti-gay organizations including Focus on the Family.
A same-sex couple was turned away from a WinShape marriage retreat, prompting a candid e-mail exchange in which WinShape stated, "WinShape Retreat defines marriage from the Biblical standard as being between one man and one woman. Groups/Individuals are welcome who offer wholesome, educational conferences and programs that are compatible with Biblical values and WinShape's purpose."
I contacted a representative from Chick-Fil-A to ascertain whether or not the company has changed their position on same-sex marriage since last January, and as of publication I have not recieved a response.
How does any of this affect the food at Chick-Fil-A? It doesn't, and people are free to spend their money wherever they like. But this will probably be the first and last time I eat there voluntarily, because although those waffle fries are positively scrumptious, I prefer gay rights over chicken sandwiches, and suppressing rights stinks worse than the grease at the mall stores.
But I'll miss those ketchup packets...