Press Release in Support of Chik-fil-A Boycott
The group attending the August 9th meeting voted 17-6 in favor of issuing the following press release:
For immediate release.
August 14, 2012.
WACO, Tx.—The Waco Friends of Peace at a meeting August 9 voted to endorse the boycott of Chik-fil-A restaurants. Reports indicate the restaurant chain uses its profits to work against LGBT rights and donated $4 million to anti-gay groups in 2009-2010.
It donated to the Eagle Forum which believes LGBT people should be considered criminals. Chik-fil-A donated to the Family Research Council (FRC), which is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The FRC spent $25,000 in an effort to stop the U.S. Congress from condemning the Uganda “Kill the Gays” law.
Gays and lesbians in the United States are treated as second class citizens and are able to marry in only a few states. As a result of cruel treatment directed at gay people, one-third of gay/lesbian teenagers have attempted suicide. Therefore, the Waco Friends of Peace will support the boycott of Chik-fil-A restaurants. We will not allow our dining dollars be spent to support efforts to deny LGBT people human rights that all people should equally receive.
Alan Northcutt254 744 1682
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