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In the midst of a controversy prompted by Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan Cathy’s comments against gay marriage, one Chick-fil-A is doing something unexpected.While most Chick-fil-A franchises have decided to be indifferent on the topic of gay marriage, the only store in New Hampshire is publicly supporting the LGBT community.
Franchise manager Anthony Picolia is backing the New Hampshire Pride Festival as a sponsor, reports David Edwards at The Raw Story.
Here’s what Picolia had to say in a statement on the New Hampshire Pride Festival website:
“In both my personal and professional life, I have had and continue to have positive relationships with family, friends, customers and employees in the LGBT community. It would make me sad if someone felt that they were not openly welcomed into my life or restaurant based on their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.
“Chick-fil-A at Pheasant Lane Mall has gay employees and serves gay customers with honour, dignity and respect. We also don’t discriminate in giving back to the Nashua community, donating to a wide variety of causes. I would challenge people to come have a conversation with me before they make assumptions or boycott my restaurant. Come to my restaurant and see for yourself that my team and I only have one mission: To serve exceptional experiences to all.”
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