Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chick-fil-A to Sponsor Iowa City Pride Picnic

KCRG reported today that Chick-fil-A will be one of the sponsors of this month's Iowa City Pride. The Coralville restaurant's manager agreed to donate 200 chicken sandwiches and sides for the annual Pride picnic on June 19th.

I had heard of this sponsorship a month or so ago. I get that they are trying to smooth over ruffled feathers. But that restaurant's brand has become synonymous with anti-gay bigotry. Between Dan Cathy's anti-gay statements, the corporation's monetary donations to anti-gay and ex-gay programs, and the religious right's rallying support for Chick-fil-A in the name of everything that's opposed to gays and gay families...

Well, it doesn't encourage me to seek out a free sample.

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