Poll Reveals: Most Don't Care if Eatery is Anti-Gay

In Patch's informal poll taken last week, readers were asked whether a business' stance on same-sex relationships would affect their frequenting of the establishment.

The votes are in for Patch's informal poll following the famous Chick-fil-A statement against gays and the results reveal that Temecula residents could not care less if a business here is against homosexuality.

In the poll, people were asked where a company's position of equal rights affect whether one will spend money at that business.

The answers available were

In some cases, yes

Yes, absolutely

Not at all

Out of 34 folks who voted,

Seven readers said that in some cases, they would consider a business' stance on equal rights before spending money.

Twelve folks said they absolutely would consider an equal rights stance in their buying decisions.

Fifteen said they would not at all consider the company's position.

Add those figures to the comments and the indication is that a significant number of Temecula basically make up their own minds where they will eat and shop, and statements from companies regarding social or political positions do not factor into those decisions.

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djschristensen3 July 27, 2012 at 05:22 AM
I'm still eating there. If people can not eat/support a business becuase it is anti gay, then I have the right to eat/support a business that is anti gay. Tolerance works both ways people.
Another opinion July 27, 2012 at 05:51 AM
What are you tolerating, exactly?
TVOR July 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I don't think the business' position is exactly "anti-gay", I think it is more like they simply don't support homosexuality. There has been no indication they have engaged in any sort of discrimination against gays. I think this is an important distinction and one that makes it a bit less newsworthy that the lgbt group is pressuring them.
SPB July 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
they donate money to causes which seek to limit marriage rights to homosexuals. Thats where all this came from. From a business perspective, its generally a bad idea to politicize your product, but it looks like certain LGBT groups forced the CEOs hand on the issue. I just think the whole issue is bogus. Biblical marriage is all over the place. If we are actually honest with ourselves, the running theme of 'biblical marriage' is one of women as property. In it they were traded, sold and inherited. True biblical marriage is illegal in this country, but this kind of nonsense gets ratings, so its what we end up talking about. I just say give everyone civil unions and let churches give our marriage licenses. You want the term 'marriage' get it at a church. If you're gay and want a 'marriage' go to an anglican church. Everyone does their own thing and we can go back to something of actual importance.
TVOR July 31, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Perhaps some of the organizations they donate to do have such an agenda, but what else do those organizations do that is good for the community? I doubt those organizations exist to take rights away from gay people. A special interest group should not be able to harm someone's business just because they see things differently. I don't think in this case they will hurt Chick-Fil-A, in fact it may just help them some.


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