@chowko..Chick-fil-A has a policy of not being open on Sundays due to their founder’s strict religious beliefs. They don’t ask for your religion on the application and there is nothing really overly religious about the place unless you count the mouth watering chicken biscuits as heavenly.
@ Sensible Madness….I don’t think I could work at a place that was so strict or narrow minded in it’s thinking. One employee was fired because he didn’t participate in the prayer at a retreat! I was in a job fair yesterday and talked to this girl who had applied at the chicken place and she was asked the ” what religion are you” then…”when’s the last time you went to church?” WHAT! Needless to say the girl didn’t get the job. They probably would have shrieked if I told them maybe 4 years ago.. !
@ Sensible Madness…thanks for the enlightening article. I’m in Oz and was completely oblivious to the wonders of God-blessed chicken. Don’t think it would take off here seeing as were all damned heretics, although there are halal chicken shops around.
Other than not getting the god-chicken reference they were mildly amusing, wel done lamebook you are somewhat back on track.
Lulla, Lamebook screens the names before posting to see make sure it’s not an easy name to find. Some people have weird names that nobody on FB has but have a usual last name, so this might be the case.
Your post was not obviously fake and a pathetic joke, you only say “that was the point” to hide your joke-telling failure.
For those complaining about not being able to get a job at Chik-Fil-A because they have religious affiliations, no one is making you get a job there. People have their own choices, no need to go bashing other people because they don’t think the same way you do. And no matter what, the chicken sandwiches and biscuits there are the best of any fast food chain.
wd1029 i hope you see how incredibly hypocritical what you just said is. You say people have their own choices, no need to go bashing other people because they dont think the same way, and yet isn’t that exactly what Chik-Fil-A are doing? Not employing people because they don’t think the same way as them? To summarise you sir, suck.
For the love of god (seemed appropriate for the thread)will somebody tell us poor UK residents what a chicken biscuit (and I’ve also heard the term gravy biscuit) is? What does it consist of? We don’t have them over here and now I feel my life is not complete because I don’t know.
PS: @wd1029 You are right, but what goes for one also goes for the other. No, no one should “go bashing other people” because they have different ideas or different feelings on religion/faith, but it is also true that No Business should deny employment to a person who doesn’t have the same religious faith that the majority of people in the business do. This is why some are complaining, because they’re not being offered equal opportunity.
@ The Doctor A chicken biscuit is just how it sounds..breaded chicken on a biscuit.
I think they showed the last name because Garcia is clearly Hispanic and really..only Hispanics name their children Jesus. (For those of you who don’t know, it’s pronounced Hay Soos) Maybe they were trying to make it not seem weird that a woman named Mary or Jenny or Michelle name their kid Jesus.
And equal opportunity is sooo stupid. If someone owns a business they should be allowed to hire whomever they want and turn away anybody for any reason. Yes, including skin color. Because you know what would happen if a business refused to hire blacks or Hispanics? Boycott! And that business would most likely go down in flames
Obviously not too many people care that they “only hire Christians”(I’m not sure if I buy that either).
Number 23: I believe they took out the first name of the woman in the Jesus post because they wanted you to see that it was a Spanish Nationality last name so the woman who replied was even more LAME then ever! *Giggles*
Hey Cherylface…Thanks for that link. I’m in Australia and I’ve been wondering for years what a biscuit is! In Aus (and the UK, I’m imaging) A biscuit is what the U.S call a cookie and I’ve always thought it strange that people would eat cookies with chicken/gravy. But it makes sense now….and looks delicious!
I think Gabrielle has it right. I know there would be a bunch of politically incorrect a-holes up in here talking about how a Heather or a Rachael or a Molly or Claire shouldn’t name their child Jesus. I change my answer to Gabrielle’s.
Ralphie May (comedian) has a joke about making Chick-fil-a a religion, and how he frequents the drive thru stoned and yells at the speaker when it’s closed. Anyways, he could be referring to that..if not “the more you know.”
Also, I know people who work at Chick-fil-a, and it is a privately owned/operated franchise, so while some owners could base hiring on religion, not all do. These same people have also gone to corporate meetings and trainings and they never mentioned anything about praying.
I’m guessing they left the “Garcia” bit to emphasize that they are a Hispanic family, therefore naming your son Jesús is perfectly normal. Then again she spells her son’s name wrong, because it has an accent over the “u” in Spanish.
Being Australian, I don’t know Chick-Fil-A or their hiring policies but it seems that there is some first hand experience out there about them asking about a prospective employee’s religion which might or might not impact upon them getting the job, and then some contributors seem to defend that or at the very least think it is an alright thing to do.
Let me ask you this, if there was a $3 billion fast food outlet in the States that was even slightly affiliated with Islam and asked in interviews about praying to Mecca how would you feel about that? Would you still protect their rights to freedom of religion and freedom “to hire whomever they want and turn away anybody for any reason”. I doubt it.
It’s against the law in the U.S. for an employer to ask any questions about religion or political affiliation on a job application or in an interview, and it is also illegal to fire someone based on such things.
@awful – Actually, yes – but only by the people who really “get” freedom. It seems in these times, people see a selfish form of freedom, “my freedom”.
Take a burning flag, for example. Anyone who freaks out about that – subscribes to the selfish freedoms, and not true freedom. If you freaked, you didn’t see it for letting someone exhibit freedom of speech or expression (even if it goes against your very core).
Another example would be that Facebook group that had millions of members – the group was “Petition to Remove ‘Dont Support Our Troops’” or something or other. A great example of millions of people who preach democracy and freedoms, but are actually embracing fascism in trying to get something they don’t agree with destroyed.
Freedom isn’t easy. All along you’ll run into with “omfg, that’s sooo not right; that’s so wrong!”. That’s where selfish-freedom stops. True freedom carries it further with, “…but, it’s their right to express it, no matter how much I think it sucks.”
In the end, I think the right answer is staying true to your own freedoms and morals; and letting them “speak” for you, instead of “I disagree with that opinion, therefore I must destroy it – so more people don’t know of an existing choice and fall into my camp.”
Thank you Zoobert, I had to read your post a couple of times wondering if you got my point, having said that, I agree with what you say, but I do feel it is wrong to consider hiring someone based on their religion or any other personal views.
@SammiDe: Thanks for saying exactly what I was thinking
@44: thanks for clearing that up! I was also pretty grossed out by the thought of a chicken flavoured biscuit- here in SA biscuit and cookie means the same thing… as in ‘crunch crunch’ cookies… in a tin… bleugh…
@Trossi: My husband looked into that recently. Chick-Fil-A will not sell a franchise unless the potential buyer is a member of a church and attends regularly. Although, in theory, I would imagine they’d still sell a franchise to a practicing Jew as long as he complied with their corporate regulations.
One thing’s for sure: they don’t ask for your religious affiliation when they’re taking your money at the drive-through. (And to be fair, I should say I’ve always received excellent service at Chick-Fil-A.)