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Philadelphia Union & Chick-Fil-A: Something You Can Do

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Chick-Fil-A is sponsoring a booth at today’s Philadelphia Union game (and presumably all of them.) If you want to respond, we’re here to help.

Print out this card, sign it, and politely give it to anyone associated with the Chick-Fil-A promotion, Philadelphia Union staff, or anyone you want to share this message with.

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Yes, a corporation whose “charity” donates money to groups that are vehemently against families that don’t fit their standard of what a family looks like are sponsoring a “Family of the Game” contest with the Philadelphia Union.

If you’re not okay with this partnership and are looking for a way to voice your concern today, here’s one polite, reserved way you can do so.

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Philadelphia Union to Hold Troubling Chick-Fil-A Giveaway

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This pride flag is a now regular feature in The River End of PPL Park, thanks to the Sons of Ben.

The banner at the top of the Philadelphia Union website asks, “What do you stand for?” After seeing the club announce a Chick-Fil-A giveaway night this season, it’s a question I have for them.

I have been a Union fan since season one and a Sons of Ben member since season two. When I saw this news from the team I loved this morning, it hit me like an arrow to the heart. It hurt.

Donations from Chick-Fil-A’s charitable foundation to anti-LGBT groups is well documented, and became quite well known last year. Millions were given in 2010, including to an organization identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and to Exodus International, a psychologically damaging “pray the gay away” ministry.

Do I expect every MLS club to check the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index every time they enter into a partnership with a business? Of course not. But the troubling donations by Chick-Fil-A and subsequent backlash were headline news last year with people both protesting and supporting the chain. The Union should have easily known that they are a hot button that isn’t worth pressing.

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Tuesday Happy Hour: Adam Drinks from the Keg of Victory

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Bring him the finest muffins and bagels in the land.

A reporter for Northeastern University’s student paper has Tweeted that Chick Fil A will not be coming to their campus. Kudos to Adam and all who campaigned against the fast food chain with ties to anti-gay donations.

Simon Borg has already used up his quota of using “impact” in a headline about Montreal.

Get geared up for USA vs. Italy tomorrow with The Shin Guardian’s preview.

We hope Brian Dunseth remembers his behavior in Phoenix when we’re banging on the window of the FC Dallas Park press box shouting his name this season.

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Eat Mor Fail

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I am a Husky of Northeastern, as were both of my parents before me. I’ve held for several years now that attending Northeastern was one of the best decisions of my life thus far, as it was on Huntington Ave. and on co-op that I learned the skills that have made me what I am today.

It’s with this in mind that I recoil at the news that my beloved alma mater plans to install a Chick-Fil-A in the Curry Student Center. For those who might not follow the politics of this company closely, Chick-Fil-A has a history of donating significant sums to anti-gay organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (which decried the “impure lifestyle” of the LGBT community), Focus on the Family (which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center), and Exodus International (a company that works to correct gay behavior).

This is my school, the place where I figured out what I was good at, where I discovered the power and flexibility of the written word, and, in fact, where I first came out of the closet. This is my school saying to me, “tuition money from the generations that follow you will go to a business that actively supports ‘correcting’ gay behavior.” This is my school saying to me, “your life and your lifestyle are less important to us than the money this company offers.”

I don’t accept that.

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