I recently read an article in The DM in which the writer called for a boycott of CFA based on the fact that we do not serve all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or any other factor and that we spread anti-LGBTQ and anti-woman sentiment. This is a patently false statement.
I reached out to The DM and asked that it correct the record, and it refused. While I’m all for diversity of thought and opinion, it really bothers me that people can make up whatever facts they want and it not be corrected by the paper.
I can promise you that there is not a CFA in this country that discriminates against anyone based on race, religion or sexual orientation. As a matter of fact, The DM called me the day before asking me about HB 1523 and how it would affect our business. I was very clear that it would have zero effect on our business because we treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect that enters our store.
We are not perfect, but that truly is our heart. If you ever come into our store and have a negative experience, please reach out to me, and we will do everything we can to make it right.
In closing, I’d love to share a link to this story written by the founder and executive director of Campus Pride: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2564379.
Lance Reed is the owner of Chick-fil-A on West Jackson Avenue.