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Chick-fil-A

PR Honcho Dies

of Heart Attack

7/27/2012 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A key member of the Chick-fil-A public relations department died of a heart attack this morning ... this in the middle of the biggest PR crisis the fast food chain has ever faced.

Chick-fil-A released a statement saying, "We are saddened to report the news to you that our dear friend Don Perry, vice president of public relations, passed away suddenly this morning."

As Chick-fil-A came under fire for its stance against gay marriage ... Perry spoke on behalf of the restaurant chain in an effort to smooth things over with the public ... promising to "leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”

Chick-fil-A added, "Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years.  He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

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151.

Michael Amick    

I am saddened that this gentleman passed on. I know Chick fila may be anti-gay and to be honest. I think that should be just fine. It is a Christian owned restaurant and honestly they should be able to dictate their business as they see fit.

768 days ago
152.

john    

there not anti gay they just said marriage is between a man and women which it has been forever. they said nothing bad about gays. I guess we are not allowed to have our opinion anymore.

768 days ago
153.

ashley    

Maybe I should stand outside his funeral with a group of my friends with a sign that says "God hates straights" Kinda like those lovely Christians that protest at the military funerals!

768 days ago
154.

Lies or Truth    

We are becoming less and less a from country. So what if this guy's beliefs differ than those who support same sex marriage. This is why we are the home of the brave and the free. People in this country are dwindling into self-righteous bigots and executors.

768 days ago
155.

ike4nsync    

I bet Henson & Company and all the people trying to run Chick-Fil-A out of business are tickled pink about this. Gay rights advocates are the new bullies! Bet they're proud.

768 days ago
156.

ike4nsync    

I find it amazing how this company stands for the exact same thing Obama stood for through most of his presidency. Where was their indignation toward him? If you want to change people's minds and hearts, you don't do it by bullying.

768 days ago
157.

fwbrad    

There is no Pr issue at all. They are making more money since a bunch of liberal losers flapped there gums. Guess what we live in America. If that is the CEO's belief then so be it. Who cares what Hollywood drug adicts think. 90% of all Americans could care less what Hollywood thinks.

768 days ago
158.

jad    

Karma is truly a bitch!!! Watch out Mr Cathy and Mr Huckabee your hateful god hopefully has you next on
"its" list. Then "it" can finally turn its attention to Limbaugh, Savage, Robertson,Hannity, O'Reily, Santorum and the Pope. They all should be very scared.

768 days ago
159.

ExtraKetchup    

People seriously need to get a grip. Those who disagree with legalizing gay marriage purchase from companies that do support it ALL THE DAYUM TIME. They have no choice and probably truth be told don't really care because like reasonable people, again, they know there is nothing they can do about it. You overtly-sensitive types ranting against Chick-fil-a should do the same. Just enjoy the chicken and chill out. Or don't and still just chill out. It does NOT effect you unless YOU involve yourself with unjustified righteous indignation like a dumb little baby.

768 days ago
160.

sven141    

"3 minutes of hate" by liberals. Conveniently forgotten "down the memory hole" is that this was the opinion of Obama until he "evolved". Now that the 3 minutes is over, liberals can go back to their repeated "3 minutes of hate" for the Kock brothers.

768 days ago
161.

And thats the truth    

So the idiots who want to boycott Chick-fil-a are the same idiots who put gas in their car a.k.a. Opec who kill gays. They say nothing when Obama said he did not believe in gay marriage. The Mayor of Boston who is getting paid by taxpayers drafts a letter on official letterhead during business hours and basically tells Chick-fil-a that they are not welcome in Boston but he gives money to have a Mosque built a.k.a. Islam who again kills gays. The Mayor of Chicago denounces Chick-fil-a and states publicly that he does not want them in his city because their values are not the same as Chicago's but Obama's seat is auctioned off to the highest bidder and their gang problems and crime is out of control. This is precisely why I have changed my party affiliation from a Democrat to an Independent.

768 days ago
162.

LDB    

Karma is hitch....a holy bitch

768 days ago
163.

PhillipP    

Praise Jesus for taking him for his lies. I have a feeling the old guy will croak next, probably cancer.

767 days ago
164.

AchronTimeless    

This being america and all, wonder how long it'll take for some lawyer to figure out a way to sue the company for a wrongful death suit due to the stress caused by the owner being a twit.

767 days ago
165.

Tracey    

Congrats Cathy. Your flagrant public opinion, started a verbal war and killed an employee!

767 days ago
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