Chick-Fil-A confirms: Viral homophobic hiring flier is a hoax

Chick-Fil-A denies that it had anything to do with the now-viral flyer.

Chick-fil-A has denied to Metro that the chain has anything to do with a viral photo of a hiring notice that boasts a religious and homophobic agenda.

A photo of the flier is rapidly spreading online. It has a  Chick-Fil-A logo with the message, “Thank you NYU for keeping Chick-Fil-A part of your family. We are now HIRING!”

The outrage, though, sparked over the fine print:

Remember Chick-Fil-A is a Christian company. We strive to have our values reflected in our employees. Please be prepared to discuss your religion, family history, personal relationships, etc., upon interviewing. Chick-Fil-A reserves the right to question, in detail, your sexual relationship history. The Bible and Chick-Fil-A define a traditional relationship as consisting of a man and woman. Anyone living a life of sin need not apply. The Chick-Fil-A foundation. God, Family, Tradition.

“It’s inappropriate and we had nothing to do with it,” Chick-Fil-A public relations representative Tiffany Greenway told Metro from the company’s Atlanta headquarters. “If you look at the logo, you can see it’s not correct, which is further evidence that it’s fraudulent.”  

The image, though, has fooled plenty of people on social networks. It’s been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter by angry users who vow to boycott the chain in protest.

One Facebook user said, “And this is why anyone who knows, values, respects and loves someone who is LGBT should avoid Chick-fil-a like the plague. They are not a part of the solution – they are part of the problem.”

The hoax was likely created in response to a recent report that revealed Chick-Fil-A’s donations to organizations like Focus On The Family, Exodus International and the Family Research Council, which critics say promote anti-gay agendas.

NYU freshman Hillary Dworkoski launched a petition on Change.org last month and led a protest calling for the school to boot the chicken sandwich chain from campus for having values that she felt contradict with NYU’s standards.



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