Exec Loses Job for Berating Chick-fil-A Employee
Meanwhile, gay rights activists hold 'kiss-in'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 3, 2012 7:23 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Fun fact: The employee manning the drive-thru window at your local Chick-fil-A does not control its stance on gay marriage. This was apparently lost on Vante Chief Financial Officer Adam Smith, who has been forced to step down after he decided to film himself ordering a water from the controversial chicken joint and then berating the employee who gives it to him. "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here," he says, cheerily decrying the "hateful corporation" with "horrible values" (while noting that he's "totally heterosexual" and there’s "not a gay in me"). Smith oh-so-wisely then posted the video to YouTube.

The chairman of Vante, a Tucson-based medical manufacturer, tells the Arizona Daily Star that he was "shocked" by the video. "We thought what he did was inappropriate." He said Vante had a "good relationship" with Chick-fil-A. Perhaps a better way to express your disapproval of Chick-fil-A's stance: Participating in one of the "kiss-ins" going on today. Gay rights activists are calling for demonstrators to kiss one another inside Chick-fil-As today, as a counterpoint to Chick-fil-A appreciation day, the AP reports.

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Apr 16, 2015 7:09 AM CDT
Does this Adam Smith, father of four, ping really loudly on anyone else's Gaydar?
Apr 6, 2015 8:14 PM CDT
That's what he gets for playing the high and mighty card. Who the hell cares what a CEO's personal stance on gay marriage is? As if the poor girl had anything to do with it. America could do without politically correct grandstanding of this variety... this guy is a clown. Look where his phony outrage got him!!!
Mar 31, 2015 11:03 AM CDT
Title to the article should be changed to," JAGBAG VANTE CFO loses Job for Berating Minimum Wage Employee of Chick-fil-A"