22 September 2012

NO NEW STEPS!


"He resorted to his own, flashy crowd-pleasing steps!"

In what appears to be playing out like the “there are no new steps” scene in Strictly Ballroom, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy today reaffirmed his company's policy:


 “There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been."
So there. 

This declaration came after a week of conflicting reports* and conclusions made about Chick-fil-A and its off-again, on-again policy of making charitable contributions to anti-lgbt organizations. This piece, from The Huffington Post, recounts the events rather well.

*I tweeted about it twice. Here and here.

The statement from Cathy is clarifying. Whatever did or did not happen in Chicago doesn’t matter after a statement like that.

What is also clear is that this issue seems to be at the very eye of the storm. Folks need to chill out.

Back to Strictly Ballroom. It’s nice to know that, in the end, the ballroom officials – the traditionalists – unclenched long enough to recognize that change, sometimes, is unavoidable.

(Dramatic music swells) Undaunted, we look forward to the day that we will happily return to fried chicken and waffle fries across this united nation.

“That’s the future of dance sport; and no one but no one is gonna change that!”