Chick-fil-A: Franchise Operators Must "Participate in Group Prayers"

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    Personally, I think that all this Chick-fil-A brouhaha is much ado about nonsense. People on both sides need to get a life and stop acting so damn childish.

    HOWEVER, it has managed to shed a light on some CfA internal requirements for franchisees that, in my humble opinion, is anathema to the notion of freedom in this country and what is and IS NOT appropriate for an employer to expect and demand out of an employee.

    I don't read Daily Kos, but this was the first site where I could find this information. That's why I included it here.

     
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    A franchisee is not an employee. CFA is not the Federal government. If people dont like it, they dont have to do business with CFA.
    So other than being completely off base your post is stupid.
     
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    Franchisees aren't employees. They're business owners who purchase the name, reputation, advertising, and business assistance of a large company, and in so doing, take on a contractual responsibility to represent that company's name and reputation according to its rules. "Freedom" has nothing to do with it, since it is a voluntary contract between two private individuals. No one is forcing those franchisees to choose to open a Chick-Fil-A, rather than a Subway or a McDonald's or any other fast-food franchise, and as long as Chick-Fil-A is not requiring anything illegal, they have every right to choose their franchisees however they see fit.
     
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    It's not off base in the least. It's religious discrimination which, by the way, is something that conservatives are always crying about. Chick-fil-A is imposing their religious values on people who essentially work FOR them, whether they're called employees, or franchisees, or contract workers. The end result is still the same.
     
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    Even Jesus says this is wrong,

    Matthew 6:6
     
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    I don't have any problem with garden variety "codes of conduct" in order to set a standard of behavior related to business dealings. I also don't have any problem with work place rules. But imposing one's religious beliefs on another in the work place when the work place is anything other than a house of worship is just plain wrong and it runs contrary to the centuries old tenets of religious freedom on which this country was and is founded.

    Aside from that common sense and logic, one can't sign away his or her constitutional freedoms under the provisions of a business contract.
     
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    CFA has EVERY RIGHT to pick and choose who they sell a franchise to, it is THEIR name on the building and THEIR reputation on the line. Nobody is required to buy a CFA franchise if they disagree with CFA policies.
     
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    And I have no obligation whatever to purchase anything from Chicki Poo. Chicki Poo joins my list of companies that will never see a dime of my money. They are in good company with Walmart and Apple.

    I know this will make no difference in the larger scheme of things but it makes me feel better.
     
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    See? the sweet thing is you're not forced to work for them. True?
     
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    They can do as I did when I was forced into group prayer. Hold my head up and look around.
     

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