The company doesn't discriminate when they hire as their job application asks nothing about gender, race, sexual orientation, etc. It would be ridiculous if they did. The founder of the company doesn't believe in same sex marriage but that's his right; a right that is protected by the Constitution. He doesn't force his beliefs on others and his restaurants don't refuse to serve someone in the LBGTQ community. With the above in mind, here's part of an article from The New York Times, about Chick-fil-A's expansion into Britain:
"Just days after Chick-fil-A’s first restaurant in the United Kingdom opened and amid protests by activists about the company’s opposition to same-sex marriage, the chain said on Saturday it will close the site in six months. The Oracle, the shopping mall in Reading, England, where the restaurant leases space, told the BBC it would not allow Chick-fil-A to stay beyond its “initial six-month pilot period” and that it was the “right thing to do” after a call to boycott the chain by Reading Pride, a local lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender advocacy group."
What a horrific business decision Oracle made in shutting down Chick-fil-A. Why did they do it since there wasn't discrimination of any kind at the restaurant? They said it was: "the right thing to do," but it wasn't. The chain doesn't discriminate against the LGBTQ community. They don't discriminate in their hiring practices. They don't discriminate in who they serve. So even though there's absolutely no evidence of discrimination, it doesn't matter. The truth doesn't matter if it can be shouted over. This happens much more in European nations but as we've seen, it's catching on here in a big way.
The people who work at the Chick-fil-A in Britain will be out of a very good job where they're appreciated and respected, and local citizens will miss out on some awesome chicken and the best customer service in the fast food industry. The people and their supporters in the LGBTQ community didn't hurt the founder of Chick-fil-A, they hurt the people whose livelihoods were tied to the restaurant. This is a very sad situation and quite frankly, I'm sick of it.