Chick-fil-A has now withdrawn any suggestion that it wants to make nice with the gay. The CEO issued a statement suggesting that Chick-fil-A will continue funding officially-designated hate groups and anti-gay bigots, and that nothing, nothing, nothing has changed.
Seems clear to me that the organization is in turmoil. Or else they wouldn’t have let the Chicago alderman say publicly that he’d received a letter from Chick-fil-a assuring him that they’d changed.
The religious right must have beaten the bejeesus out of Chick-fil-A privately, and the organization bizarrely wasn’t expecting it (how could they not expect it?), and now has caved again in the other direction.
Chick-fil-A is in for a rude awakening. That southern bigot thing might work in Mississippi and Alabama, but good luck with running a restaurant that moonlights as a far-right gay-hating activist church in California.
Salt Lake, on the other hand… (Oh that’s right, Southern Baptists probably think the Mormons are going to hell too).