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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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76.

Charity Jones    

GOD's will - as punishment for being a hater.

733 days ago
77.

Sandra     

Karma is alive and well!!

733 days ago
78.

Charity Jones    

God punishment, as he was a hater.

733 days ago
79.

Mark H    

When will people with money-making businesses learn to keep their personal opinions to themselves or watch their business go right into the hole? How many failures do they have to watch before they figure it out?

733 days ago
80.

thomas    

maybe he found out that some relative of his was gay? Or perhaps found out that some of his employees were gay? BTW does Chick-Fil-A even hire gay people to work there? Or do they ask at the restaurant "Are you gay? If you are we can't serve you."

733 days ago
81.

charles    

If only all you people were as dedicated to things that actually matter maybe the world would be a better place. Gay or strait marriage is nothing but a worthless piece of paper issued by a thoughtless beurocrat. Instead of crying about your "marriage rights" why not focus on changing something that actually matters. The United States currently is engaging in unlawful acts of war and occupation around the world. Our government sanctioned mass murder and oppression makes us hated by most of the world. Our economy is a train wreck our fiscal policies make the dollar worth less every day the people of this country have their priorities so twisted its disgusting. A marriage certificate changes nothing love is love do your thing if you need a piece of paper stamped by a soulless beurocrat to validate your love I'm sorry but thats sad. As members of the human race we should all work towards the greater good lets stop the needless slaughter of people then we can work on your trivial little piece of paper!

733 days ago
82.

JLW    

KARMA!!!

733 days ago
83.

Nancy Duarte    

I knew Don. He was a great man who loved everyone. Despite the headlines you read, he, of all people wanted to see CFA reconcile with the gay community with grace and love. Don't believe everything you read. Don deserves to be honored in death as in life. He would NEVER rejoice over the death of a gay person so please don't rejoice over his. He deserved better.

732 days ago
84.

EarthMother    

Chic fila CEO killed him...you work somewhere for 27 years and then get taken out by a heart attack cuz the guy u work for decides to show all his ugly? Shameful

732 days ago
85.

ken    

IT WAS GOD'S WILL TO SHOW HE WILL NOT DEAL WITH BIGOTS ...PRAISE JESUS....AND ALSO KARMA IS A BIATCH...LOL

732 days ago
86.

bubblezzz    

Can't hate the man for his opinion...We all have one and I'm glad we all can voice them! And please don't assume I hate gays because of this comment...God loves everyone the same ( :

732 days ago
87.

joe    

first!

732 days ago
88.

oink    

Maybe if you eat too much food at Chick-fil-A ,, this happens.

732 days ago
89.

Hobie    

Do the mayors who are trying to stop Chick-Fil-A from opening in their towns know that each CFA is franchised and locally-owned? Employing their constituents and providing a healthier fast food alternative. Furthermore, some CFA franchisees even have fundraisers for the local LGBT community.

What's truly laughable is Rahm Emanuel's bashing of CFA for the CEO's religious beliefs and the following day Rahm warmly welcomes Louis Farrakhan - the ultra-conservative, anti-gay leader of the Nation of Islam. Huh?

Regardless of your leanings toward Gay Marriage support Chick-Fil-A and it's CEO for their right to have their own opinions.

Chick-Fila-A Appreciation Day - Wednesday August 1st. Who's going? See you there.....

732 days ago
90.

Rox    

Sorry to hear. It's a strong possibility that over the years he had plenty to eat from the establishment he was a part of. HEAVILY PROCESSED FOOD LOADED WITH MSG AND OTHER ADDITIVES WILL CUT YOUR LIFE SHORT. Stay away from fast food folks and know what goes into your body by cooking your own food as much as possible.

732 days ago
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