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11/30/2012

Liberty Counsel quietly takes Chick-fil-A off of its 'Nice' list; you next, AFA?

by Jeremy Hooper

Just days ago, the Liberty Counsel's 2012 "War on Christmas" list was highlighting the organization's beloved Chick-fil-A in its "Nice" section:

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[Archived copy from November 5]

But go check out the list as it now reads. Now that I and others have noted that the national chain has made the understandable choice to use "holiday" rather than "Christmas," Liberty Counsel has quietly scrubbed the company from the list altogether.

And they can't even claim that the old list was last year's edition which they had been meaning to update, since it clearly references the summer of 2012's national debate about the company's anti-LGBT rhetoric and outreach. It is clear that what we have been highlighting is having an impact. Liberty Counsel made a choice to downgrade the company.

Let me say once again that I'm totally behind Chick-fil-A in terms of their reasoning for preferring the more inclusive 201211301214 holiday over the more specific Christmas. But I'm still far from okay with the company as a whole, considering its top brass has worked to position my marriage as a slap against God that will bring judgment on this nation. And I'm not alone. So it would seem to be decision time for this particular company. Are the company's forward-looking stewards going to make amends and offer a legit apology for the harm they fostered in rhetoric, financial outreach, and certain practices, or are they going to cater to the discriminatory crew that will turn on them as soon as they make even an innocuous corporate decision like using "holiday"? Interesting developments ahead.

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