City Council Wants to Ban Chick-fil-A From Sponsoring Children’s Event, Claiming Company Sends ‘Wrong Message’

Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh City Council is trying to remove its Chick-fil-A sponsorship from the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon as a way to boycott the fast-food chain’s Christian beliefs.

The one-mile Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon is set for May 2019 — however, all of the members on the Pittsburgh City Council have a problem with the sponsor and want it revoked.

Chick-fil-A holds the belief that its locations are to be closed on Sundays so that “employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today.”

Alex Wong/Getty Images

In a statement, the city council wrote that “the leadership of Chick-Fil-A has openly and passionately promulgated hateful beliefs against the LGBTQIA+ community.”

It continued:

Additionally, the company has financed organizations staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage and non-discrimination laws and other groups that equate ‘homosexual behavior and lifestyle’ with lawlessness and in opposition to the ‘the [sic] foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.

The council called the sponsorship a “significant setback” and that it “sends the wrong message” to LGBTQ children and families.

Each member from all nine districts signed the statement in an effort to be a “more progressive and welcoming city.”

Dominik Bindl/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Marathon CEO Patrice Matamoros called the fast-food chain an “openly homophobic and transphobic business” and rejected its “attempts to normalize homophobia and transphobia for our children.”

She called the sponsorship “unacceptable, damaging, and offensive, and should be retracted immediately.”

There are 1,230 people who have signed Matamoros’ petition, close to reaching the goal of 1,600.

Watch the video below:

In 2016, Pittsburgh Public Schools approved a “Transgender and Gender Expansive Students” policy that allows students to use whichever bathrooms they choose to use and whatever pronouns they would like.

The Pittsburgh school board voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a resolution opposing Chick-fil-A as the sponsor for the children’s marathon. However, the school board is not an official marathon partner.

“The family-owned, privately held restaurant company has expressed views contrary to and in conflict with the district’s non-discrimination policies,” the resolution wrote.

What do you think?

-10 pledges
Upvote Downvote
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Paul Hoesing
Member

Just take a look at all the families that drive extra miles just to do business with Chick fil A To get an idea how the general “commoner” thinks about the policies of that company. We need more Chick fil As in this nation. Hobby Lobby is another great moral family run business.

Davis Jeff
Member

Nothing hates like homoNazis.

marietta
Guest

When I was a kid in the fifties we dressed up for Halloween in a costume of something we liked and admired. I was a senorita, a geisha, a hula girl, Pocahontas, princess, nurse, harem dancer, and a cowgirl. It was fun, innocent. Then the PC monster ruined everything. Kids today will be missing a good part of childhood.

banstan
Member

Say what you want, when I have a hankerin for a chicken sandwich, I drive the extra 3 miles to the Chick-fil-A. PERIOD.

Otis
Member

Is the Pittsburgh City Council for killing Jews on their day of worship?
The only reason I ask is because those holier-than-thou jerks are also obviously promoting hate whether or not they will admit it; while purporting to defend the LGBTQRSTUV community.
How about if some wacko in a tutu went into a Chik-fil-A and slaughtered workers and customers?
This hateful chickenshit must cease!

Rich Ross
Guest

The insanity of the left. The silent majority does not want these values pushed towards them as being the normal.

Screwtape
Member

What happened to “it’s for the children”? These pinheads are letting politics sully what IS a charity event. FOR KIDS.

Phoenix
Member

Dumb. Who knew there could be so much politics in planning an event for a group of kids running a mile down a street.

Obama Drops a Blow in Latest Speech: ‘Nobody in My Administration Got Indicted’

Chinese Privately Developed Rocket Fails to Reach Orbit