Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay.
So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up.
We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company.
If that’s you, or you know someone who might want to talk to us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’d like to help spread the word of our search, a reblog or a tweet would be most appreciated.
Frontpage: Friday, May 4th
- Syrian Forces Fire on Thousands: Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad trained their guns on thousands of protesters Friday as Syrians demonstrated for regime change. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the gunmen fired on crowds in the city of Hama and another nearby town.
- Romney Gains Ground in OH, FL: The race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney continued to heat up this week, with a new poll showing that the Republican has caught up with the president in the swing states of Ohio and Florida. Obama pulled ahead in Pennsylvania, however, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.
- Chen Offered University Fellowship: In a deal that may bring an end to careful negotiations between the United States and China, blind activist Chen Guangcheng has been offered a university fellowship, American officials said Friday. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement Chen and his wife and children have been made an offer by an American university, and that the Chinese government should hold to its earlier indications that it would allow Chen to travel abroad for study.
- Calif. Pension Fund Sues Walmart: In what may be the first sign of serious blowback for Walmart after a bombshell New York Times report last month, the United States’ second-largest pension fund said it is suing the company over allegations of misconduct in Mexico. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System holds more than 5.3 million shares of Walmart Stores Inc.
- Report: (Only) 115,000 Jobs Added in April: Only 115,000 jobs were added to the American economy in April, according to the jobs report released by the Department of Labor Friday morning—the smallest gain in six months. That’s significantly fewer than the 154,000 jobs that were added in March, according to today’s revised report.
Photo: Happy Friday! (via theanimalblog)
Frontpage: Wednesday, May 2nd
- Chinese Dissident in Medical Facility: Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest last month, has left the U.S. embassy and is at a medical facility in Beijing, a U.S. official said Wednesday—the first public acknowledgment by the U.S. that his whereabouts are known.
- Hiring Slows in April: A monthly report from the payroll giant ADP said Wednesday that U.S. hiring slowed in April, marking the second straight month that job growth disappointed forecasters. Companies hired 119,000 people in April after hiring 201,000 in March.
- 11 Killed in Cairo Clash: At least 11 people were killed early Wednesday in Cairo and at least 160 injured in clashes when a group of armed “thugs” attacked protesters demanding an end to military rule. The violence comes just weeks ahead of Egypt’s first post-Mubarak campaign, and resulted in two Islamist candidates suspending their campaigns. “Where is the Army? Why are they not stopping these people?” cried one bystander during the violence.
- Watson Defends hacking Report: British M.P. Tom Watson, the man who has led the investigation into hacking allegations at News Corp., fired back Wednesday at critics of the findings that Murdoch is not “fit and proper” to run the media conglomerate. While some Conservative members of the committee have claimed Watson “hijacked” the report and made it “partisan,” Watson dismissed the criticism, saying “that’s exactly what they said when we did the report in 2009.
- Gingrich to Suspend Campaign: It’s not quite June, but Newt Gingrich is ready to call it quits. The onetime Republican hopeful will suspend his campaign on Wednesday, he announced in a video message on Tuesday. In his farewell video, Gingrich promised he will endorse presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. Tweet your idea for Newt’s next job with #NewtsNextAct.
Photo: A trainer walks a horse off the track at Churchill Downs after a morning workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby this weekend. (Charlie Riedel / AP Photo)