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Friday, July 27, 2012

Mayor Ed Lee Fries Chick-fil-A on Twitter (Update)

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

click to enlarge Likes gay marriage, hates fried chicken
  • Likes gay marriage, hates fried chicken

Update (2:21 p.m.): On a side note, the media are buzzing with reports that Donald A. Perry, the public relations flack for Chick-fil-A, died this morning from an apparent heart attack.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has finally admitted he wants nothing to do with the bible-thumbing Chick-fil-A -- and not just because the food could give him really bad heartburn.

The mayor on Thursday night logged onto Twitter and scolded the fast-food restaurant for its anti-gay positions that have made headlines faster than the restaurant can cook up a chicken. 

Here's what Lee tweeted last night: "Very disappointed #ChickFilA doesn't share San Francisco's values & strong commitment to equality for everyone."

He then issued this stern warning:


This is the first time San Francisco has publicly said anything on the Chick-fil-A controversy, which began when the company's president, Dan Cathy, admitted his Atlanta-based chicken chain operated on so-called biblical values and opposed

same-sex marriage.

His comments have not digested easily with the public; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he no longer wanted Chick-fil-A in his city, and the Muppets (owned by Disney) backed out of a partnership with the chain to provide kids' meal toys, which, as we have all read, became a public relations nightmare for the already troubled chain.

Last week, Chick-fil-A issued a statement saying it would "leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena." It then claimed the company will "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."

No doubt this issue will cook up more controversy. 

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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