Five years ago, Chick-fil-A was involved in a major controversy over statements made by the fast-food company that many felt were hostile to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Now St. Louis Park residents are urging a Chick-fil-A franchise proposed at the Shoppes at Knollwood to operate in a different way. “We just want to make sure that Chick-fil-A was put on notice that we will be monitoring their activities,” said Zaylore Stout, a labor and employment law attorney. (Snip) The group has made several requests of the franchise, including that it consider installing gender-neutral
Comments: Liberal tolerance on display: delicious fried chicken sandwiches will be available, but only if they kowtow to a fringe group of deviants who demand, for starters, perv-friendly toilets.
Any statements were made by a private individual who happens to have an ownership stake in Chick-Fil-A.
At no time did the company express any opinion, anti-gay or otherwise.
The ´major´ controversy was drummed up as usual by your media colleagues and was derived from the apparently now-radical concept of marriage as a union of a man and a woman ie the same view 100% of the world viewed marriage 100% of the time since prehistory.
Ironic that a leach lawyer like Zaylore Stout (who had a MOM and DAD!!!) would be "monitoring" a corporation that relies on Natural Laws that God put into place, so animals can reproduce and make more of the same, and so a corporation like Chick-fil-A can sell their products to consumers... who don´t believe in Natural Laws and believe this world is gender neutral. Where the hell do they think these chickens come from? Another chickens ass? Freakin idiots! Maybe that´s what they should be served; it´s what they deserve. All this gender crap began with the sexual revolution and has literally killed million of unborn children, destroyed homes, families, marriages, social stability and the best these idiots can do is double down and blame reason, truth and logic for the problems it´s caused.
a little background of SLP and to help understand this story.. SLP is a first ring suburb of minneapolis.. the Progressive (Leftist) Jewish population left North Minneapolis and settled in those nicer areas of SLP about 60 years ago.. it is where Franken and the Coen brothers grew up and is VERY instrumental in electing Ellis..
Who are these people to think they "“We just want to make sure that Chick-fil-A was put on notice that we will be monitoring their activities,” have a special mission to monitor other citizens. They seem to believe they are higher on the Pecking Order. They should follow all the rules them selves and mind their own activities. M aybe they would live better if the paid attention to themselves, Shut up and stop harassing other people.
Re #12: I´m thinking Chick Fil-A is ready to do just that. Note that they rather pointedly declined to comment on the situation, saying only that they are looking at several possible locations for expansion. I expect if they think there are enough malcontents there who are intent on making sure 30 year old men can follow 13 year old girls into the bathroom to actually make a difference they just won´t bother with the place
I have no problem with a gender neutral bathroom. Many places have them. They are typically called Family bathrooms because it is moms and dads with kids who tend to use them. More comfortable than trying to wrangle a toddler or two in a regular stall bathroom. Somehow, I think if CFA did have one of those, the malcontents would still have a problem. I have lived over a half a century and I remember even as a young child having seen a transwhatever person. Somehow those people managed to go to the bathrooms for at least 50 years with no issues. As a woman, I am not checking out who is really a woman in the bathroom. But I don´t want creepy big males in my bathroom telling me that they feel they are women. One thing if you are dressed and acting like a woman, totally different if you are a man going there to stare at women- that is what we are all upset about. If no one had bothered with this issue, there wouldn´t be weirdos deciding that now it is free for all bathrooms and they can go freak out women.
Every Chick-fil-a that has opened in the Twin Cities has been a great success. They always have people inside eating or in the drive through when the surrounding fast food joints are empty (mid afternoon, later evening, etc). Just lots of hype by the disgruntled left. When the St Louis Par location opens it will be just as successful. We stop at the Bloomington location almost every time we go to the Twin Cities...to get our nugget fix..hubby gets a large shake and I get a yogurt parfait. Such a delicious meal :-)
We have been in Chick-fil-A Restaurants all over the Southeast and nobody working there has ever asked us any personal questions or cared what bathroom we used. The most important thing is that they always served excellent food. I use the Men´s Room and the Mrs. uses the Ladies Room. The Restaurants and the bathrooms are always very clean. The only thing they really cared about is that we eat more chicken!
Zaylore Stout Esq. must be so proud to have spent time and other people´s money on law school so that he could graduate and spend his days strong-arming a chicken sandwich restaurant into letting men use the women´s restroom. This PC is all so dated and tiresome.
I still remember to this day the first time I ate at a Chick-fil-A restaurant. It was in the local mall back home and I was with the family. It was the best fast food this at he time 13 year old had. Now my local mall is dwindling with stores like Radio Shack, Waldenbooks, B Daltons and Sun Coast long gone. The CFA is still there and when I went home back in 2015 they built a stand alone restaurant in town with a family bathroom. Fools like Zaylore Stout can "monitor" CFA all they want but the place is a great place to eat and is a money maker wherever they go. The fact that the company is Christian based and closes on Sundays gets the rabid LGBTPDQ crowd all twitter patted. To that I say to them calm down go have a couple of #1s with sweet tea and relax because like I said that´s some good eating.
Stung by falling sales at Philadelphia stores since the city started taxing soda and other soft drinks last fall, Pepsi and Coca-Cola are selling smaller containers that incur less tax. Pepsi will be replacing 2-liter bottles with 1-liter bottles, which it called an example of the "products and package sizes working families are more able to afford," spokeswoman Jennifer Ryan told me. "We believe this will give our retail and foodservice partners the best chance to succeed in this challenging environment and will minimize the chance of product going out-of-date," she added.
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