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

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Paul Hoesing
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Paul Hoesing

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… Read more »

Davis Jeff
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Davis Jeff

Nothing hates like homoNazis.

Marietta
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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… Read more »

banstan
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banstan

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.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

It’s a bit further for me, but a GOOD chicken sandwich is worth the drive. Tasty and fresh food, excellent customer service (IIRC they’ve ranked #1 in the industry for several years running), and it’s a thumb in the eye to the Left.

Davis Jeff
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Davis Jeff

Me too and I hope that it offends some POS. In fact, I stop in a get a coke from Chick-Fil-A most mornings on my way to work just to piss off a couple of homoNazis who work in my office.

Otisamsonite
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Otisamsonite

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… Read more »

Screwtape
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Screwtape

These social justice howler monkeys cannot stand that everyone does not roll over and agree with them. Because CEO Cathy contributed to causes he believes in (1st amendment and a private right) he’s now the devil and all his works. To the PC simians flinging poo I say “Eat Mor… Read more »

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

Screwtape
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Screwtape

The Left misses the irony that they accuse others of enforcing “Christian” values while trying to force ALL to accept their own.

Hypocrisy compounded by complete lack of self-awareness.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Note that I’m being generous to call the Left’s belief system “values”.

Davis Jeff
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Davis Jeff

If not for hate, all democRATs would have to offer is lies, hypocrisy, treason, perverts and illegal aliens.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

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

Phoenix
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Phoenix

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

Razz
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Razz

So right! The sad part is it’s not about the children at all. They are just the unfortunate pawns of a growing anti-Christian movement who’s goal is to silence the Christian voice. Would the out cry be as loud or bold if the event were being sponsored by a local… Read more »

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Razz, they are pawns of irrational, self-righteous SJWs.

Apparently the “old, white” religions like Christianity and Judaism are no longer acceptable, but anything from POC, i.e. Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism are definitely “in”.

The one exception seems to be the Wiccans and Satanists.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Here’s a thought the city council missed. Make benefitting the children a priority and stop prioritizing your own prejudices. It’s not like Chik-Fil-A insists on banners proclaiming hate. That takes a school board. (full disclosure: I recently “retired” from my school board postion. The PC, prejudice, and outright SJW mania… Read more »

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