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New Object of Chick-fil-A's Ire: Kale T-Shirts

Trademark Office not buying Vermont guy's bid to patent 'Eat More Kale'

(Newser) - First, Chick-fil-A flapped its way into the gay marriage debate , and now the fast-food giant is again throwing down—this time with a Vermont artist who makes "Eat More Kale" T-shirts. Chick-fil-A contends that the slogan, though spelled correctly, is too close to its own “Eat Mor Chikin”...

Chick-fil-A Owner Treats Gay Marriage Rally to Meal

California franchisee wanted to show his tolerance

(Newser) - A group of California gay marriage supporters got a pleasant surprise on Monday, in the form of free meal tickets from a fast food chain many had probably regarded as the enemy. Local Chick-fil-A franchise owner Corey Braun says he handed out the coupons to promote a message of tolerance....

Chick-Fil-A-Toting Gunman Pleads Guilty

Floyd Corkins shot guard at conservative group over gay rights

(Newser) - A Virginia man who shot and wounded a security guard at the conservative Family Research Council has pleaded guilty to three felony charges—including committing an act of terrorism, reports CNN . Floyd Corkins, 28, still faces up to 45 years in jail for the assault in DC last August. If...

Chick-Fil-A No Longer Funds Most Controversial Groups

And company continues to grow despite backlash

(Newser) - If you've been pining for Chick-Fil-A but don't want to support its president's anti-gay stance , rejoice: The company no longer donates to the most controversial groups opposing gay marriage, and hasn't since 2011. Rather, the company "focuses on youth, education, marriage enrichment, and local communities,...

Right Gears Up for 'Papa John's Appreciation Day'

Anti-ObamaCare event inspired by support for Chick-fil-A

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A redux? ObamaCare opponents plan to flock to Papa John's today to support the company's stance against the law. More than 18,000 people have confirmed their attendance on a Facebook event for "National Papa John's Appreciation Day." CEO John Schnatter "has received intense...

Group: Chick-Fil-A Backing Off Anti-Gay Agenda

Chicago lawmaker will allow new store to open in city

(Newser) - Might Chick-Fil-A be having a change of heart over its high-profile stance against gay marriage? An advocacy group in Chicago thinks so, and chalks it up to business reasons. The Civil Rights Agenda says the chain wrote an email to a local lawmaker promising that its foundation "is now...

DC Shooter: 'I Don't Like Your Politics'

Suspect was hauling 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches

(Newser) - A criminal complaint is painting a clearer picture of the gunman accused of attacking the Family Research Council: Before shooting a security guard, Floyd Corkins informed him, "I don't like your politics." The exchange was caught on surveillance video, authorities say. Not only did Corkins have a...

Oops! Chick-fil-A Drama Deals Blow to Chick-Felays
Oops! Chick-fil-A Drama
Deals Blow to Chick-Felays

Oops! Chick-fil-A Drama Deals Blow to Chick-Felays

Canadian customers blast small Toronto-area chain

(Newser) - The battle over Chick-fil-A and its president's thoughts on gay marriage has created an unwitting victim: Canada's Chick-Felays . The teeny Toronto-area chain has just four outposts, and definitely isn't serving up spicy chicken sandwiches and peach milkshakes—it combines Portuguese-style chicken with North African spices. But it'...

Belittled Chick-fil-A Worker Wants to Meet Her Bully

Rachel, 26, accepts Adam Smith's apology

(Newser) - The most remarkable part of the video of a former executive belittling a Chick-fil-A employee may have been the reaction of that employee, a 26-year-old named Rachel who kept her cool and even wished Adam Smith a nice day at the end of his rant. Now Rachel gives her first...

Now Amway in Crosshairs in Gay-Marriage Battle

After $500K donation made by Amway president's foundation

(Newser) - The gay rights battle is now running the retail gamut. Following the uproar over Chick-fil-A and same-sex marriage , gay rights advocates are pushing for a boycott of cleaning and beauty products company Amway and its affiliates, which include the Orlando Magic basketball team. The boycott call is in response to...

Tomorrow: Gay Rights Backers Flock to Starbucks

Gay marriage magazine reacts to 'Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day'

(Newser) - After gay marriage opponents went to Chick-Fil-A last week, supporters are fighting back—by heading to Starbucks tomorrow. Same-sex wedding magazine Equally Wed thought up the idea, which has 28,000 people committed on Facebook so far. The event's original name was National Starbucks Day, but other holidays have...

Eat Chick-fil-A Guilt-Free With 'Chicken Offsets'

Offset money goes to support gay rights

(Newser) - If you love the taste of Chick-fil-A but loathe the company president's recent statements against gay marriage, you may want to head over to , a website that allows you to donate money to gay rights campaigns after you've wolfed down that spicy chicken sandwich. The website...

Chick-fil-A Protesters Stage Kiss-ins

As same-sex couples smooch, lesbians invite chain owner to dinner

(Newser) - It didn't draw crowds quite as big as Wednesday's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day , but gays and lesbians held kiss-in demonstrations at the chain's restaurants across the country yesterday to protest owner Dan Cathy's opposition to gay marriage. Cops were called to one Hollywood restaurant not because of...

Exec Loses Job for Berating Chick-fil-A Employee

Meanwhile, gay rights activists hold 'kiss-in'

(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...

Politicians Should Back Off on Chick-fil-A

Otherwise, they trample the very freedoms they say they want: Steve Salbu

(Newser) - When Chick-fil-A's president expressed his support for traditional marriage , a number of city officials responded by declaring an intention to ban the fast-food chain from their cities. As a gay man, Steve Salbu disagrees with Dan Cathy's views on gay marriage—but he also firmly disagrees with those...

Thousands Flock to Chick-fil-A's Defense

Gay-marriage foes, backers throng restaurants

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A had a busy day yesterday. Across the country, crowds of gay marriage opponents—and supporters—converged on the chain's more than 1,600 locations for "Chick fil-A Appreciation Day," reports the Los Angeles Times . Huge lines grew outside many restaurants, while gay rights advocates held signs...

Chick-fil-A Fans Rallying: It's 'Appreciation Day'

But critics to counter Huckabee's 'holiday' with their own Friday appearance

(Newser) - Today is just teeming with quirky holidays that some might say overlap in a sort of priceless way. Mike Huckabee's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" is officially here, and the Washington Post reports that plenty of supporters have RSVPed yes. According to a Facebook page set up to mark the...

Berenstain Bears Get Sucked Into Chick-fil-A Controversy

Bears stuck in 'HarperCollins marriage' with chicken chain

(Newser) - The Muppets may have cut their ties to Chick-fil-A to protest the company's opposition to gay marriage, but the fast-food franchise is about to use Berenstain Bear books to lure customers—and the bears aren't thrilled about it, notes NBC . A statement on the Berenstain Bears website says...

CNN Sorry for Opening Palin Segment With 'Stupid Girls'

Song 'was not intended to be linked' to Chick-fil-A story

(Newser) - OK, so perhaps it was not the best idea for CNN to introduce a segment about Sarah Palin visiting Chick-fil-A with the Pink song, "Stupid Girls." And it knows it. "The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news...

Palin Grabs a Bite at Chick-fil-A

Makes a point of stopping by after Texas campaign event

(Newser) - Stumping for Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin worked up a Texas-sized hunger and sauntered right into the gay-marriage brouhaha ignited by Chick-fil-A : The former Alaska governor tweeted a photo of herself and husband Todd at a restaurant, declaring, "Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great...

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