Saturday, August 4, 2012
East Atlanta bar joins in Chick-fil-A debate.
To Chris Cooper, a co-owner of the Flatiron Bar in East Atlanta Village, Chick-fil-A is free to take a stance on social issues. "But when your stance is oppression and isn't based on tolerance and acceptance, it's entirely a different thing," Cooper told East Atlanta Patch. It explains the Flatiron's creation of the "Godless Fried Chicken Lesbian Sandwich" in response to the row embroiling Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A over president Dan Cathy’s statements opposing same-sex marriage. The sandwich debuted on Wednesday. That was the same day consevative stalwart and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee issued a nationwide call for support of the embattled chain, which said its sales for that day broke records. The Flatiron's sandwich sold out, too…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Have you ever boycotted a business because you disagreed with its politics?
Chick-fil-A is known for a lot of things – the chicken nuggets and waffle fries, the friendly and efficient staff, the cow statues hanging off billboards and urging people to ‘eat mor chikin.’ The opening of a new store can draw crowds of people willing to camp out overnight for the chance to win a free year of food. The restaurants are popular places for school fundraisers. And many people look forward to the promotional days that offer free food to those willing to dress up like the cow mascots. But in recent days, the Georgia-based fast food chain has been catching flak for president Dan Cathy’s statements against same sex marriage. In East Atlanta, the owners of Urban Cannibals Bodega + Bites _ Chef Calavino Donati and her wife, …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Urban Cannibals Bodega + Bites owners answer Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stand with a "Two Chicks-Fil-A" brunch special and event.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
East Atlanta-based Urban Cannibals Bodega + Bites owners Chef Calavino Donati and her wife, musician and activist Doria Roberts, are answering the anti-gay marriage stance of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy with a chicken and biscuit themed special event called "Urban Cannibals Bite Back." The event at their at their food grocery and deli July 21 and 22, follows the unexpected global support of her viral Twitter hashtag #ThisIsWhatALesbianLooksLike in response to Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll's remarks amid an alleged lesbian extramarital affair scandal. Carroll denied all reports but then added: "Black women who look like me don't usually engage in [lesbian relationships]." Roberts took to the Twitter-sphere with the hashtag as a …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
President Obama and Rep. John Lewis both come out in favor of what remains a controversial issue.
President Barack Obama made history Wednesday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to openly support same-sex marriage. Rep. John Lewis, whose district includes portions of East Atlanta Patch, issued a statement saying he supports it as well: “In President Obama's interview with Robin Roberts, he described the kind of steps many Americans have taken on the issue of same sex marriage. Once people begin to see the similarities between themselves and others, instead of focusing on differences, they come to recognize that equality is essentially a matter of human rights and human dignity. The President's growth reflects the growth of many Americans on this issue. I am glad to see more Americans, including President Obama, empathize …