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This morning, Proco Joe Moreno, an alderman for Chicago, released his response to a public rebuff he received last Friday from Dan Cathy, the President and CEO of Chick-fil-A. Moreno claimed last week that executives at Chick-fil-A had "changed their tune," "changed their ways" and "changed those" policies regarding charitable donations made to anti-gay organizations. However, Moreno posted on Tumblr today, "A Response to ... [Read]

[Note: See below for the latest updates to this post.] Chick-fil-A has not made any changes to its "practicies and priorities" says its CEO Dan Cathy. This latest statement casts doubt on reports out of Chicago which claim that the company has agreed to stop making donations to anti-gay political groups in order to open restaurants in that city. Mike ... [Read]

The head of Chick-fil-A restaurants appears to have stated again his personal opposition to gay marriages, and possibly alleged that God will be displeased with America over the expanding acceptance of marriage equality. Jeremy Hooper of the blog Good-As-You uncovered a radio interview, from June, in which Dan Cathy, the President and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc., seemed to denounce marriages that ... [Read]

Several gay rights supporters have drawn attention to the controversial affiliations between Chick-Fil-A restaurants and anti-gay political organizations. The fast-food chain has been rapidly expanding around the U.S., and the opening of a location in Hollywood, CA was met by protesters. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company referred inquiries to a statement that said, "We are not anti-anybody and ... [Read]

''In recent weeks, we have been accused of being anti-gay. We have no agenda against anyone. At the heart and soul of our company, we are a family business that serves and values all people regardless of their beliefs or opinions. We seek to treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect, and believe in the importance of loving your ... [Read]

''Some recent events have called into question the principles of Chick-fil-A, and speak directly to the heart of our organization. Last week, one of our local franchise Chick-fil-A operators made the decision to provide food to two upcoming February events billed to strengthen marriages. Marriage has long been a focus of Chick-fil-A, starting with my own mom and dad ... [Read]

UPDATE #3: Group behind "Art of Marriage" posted many disturbing messages about gay people and same-sex marriage on its official website, plus Chick-fil-A president issues video  to claim food donation was not an "endorsement."  UPDATE #2: PFI claims donation was from a local restaurant, but Chick-fil-A has a history of being listed as a supporter of anti-gay groups. UPDATE: Chick-fil-A has ... [Read]