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Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Prentice Fox » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:16 pm

from a young California Girl who finds his autobiography; and is intrigued by his life (and his Chik Fil-A).A very interesting story. http://www.yelp.com/biz/48NyrB3LxxyAWiabUryV8A . Earlier this month, in a used book store, the witness and testimony of Truett Cathey came to life. Cathey continues to invest millions of $$ in the lives of young people through his foster homes and his college scholarships. HIS POSITIVE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE will continue to live on for many generations to come. UNCLE PRENTICE.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Big Daddy Weaver » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:46 pm

A really nice guy. My old girlfriend claimed Truett as her Uncle. Her father grew up at Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia, Georgia. And now his family runs the Youth Home. Truett Cathy helped Paul Anderson (olympic gold medalist in weightlifting) start up the Youth Home about 45 years ago. He's been funding the place ever since.

A few years back, we had a couple of good conversations about Baptist life (at that time I was beginning an internship with the BJC). He was quite affirming of my plans.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby TimR2 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:04 am

BDW: Finally, something we can agree on. :D

Uncle Prentice: Sure hope Wake pulls it out over Maryland this week-end. Also, for Truett Cathey. Was that 4 1/2 stars out of 5? If so, why not the other 1/2?
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Prentice Fox » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:45 am

R2(B2?)-- As Stephanie, the California Valley Girl, said in her report, 60% was for the man and 40% of her report was on the Sandwich. I thought the 2 comments that followed her were also good, because Cathey's influence and positive contributions were praised. Courtney gave it a 5, and Stacey gave it a 4; thus the 4 and 1/2. This was actually a blog intended for comments on the quality, (or lack therof) of fast foods; but she stumbled(?) upon Truett's autobiography, was impressed with his life and THEN had her first Chick Fil-A. "It didn't sing and dance." UNCLE PRENTICE
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Haruo » Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:22 pm

but it looks to me like all of these girls are in austin, tx, despite stephanie's claim to being a valley girl, and also I don't think she's all that young (okay, UP, she's young by your and my standards, but when I read that I thought "teenager", and from her profile i think she's probably an adult...

I finally realized that the -A is to be pronounced "-et", not to rhyme with the first second syllable of "Philadelphia", which is how I'd always pronounced this chain in the past. (I don't think I've ever seen a Chik-Fil-A restaurant.)

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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Prentice Fox » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:49 pm

Officially, I believe it is: Chick fil-A. Their website is: http://www.chick-fil-a.com IF YOU GO THERE, click on the free sandwich and coke offer. Their mission statement is: "To glorify God by being a faithful steward..." not a bad mission; for an individual or a corporation. UNCLE PRENTICE
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Haruo » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:00 pm

How are they on requiring fry cooks to sign the BF&MY2K? Just kidding. But I do wonder if a job applicant would find some sort of religious bar there to hurdle. I think of fast food as a secular realm, basically, I guess, and references to glorifying God in such contexts seem red-flaggish to me.

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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Prentice Fox » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:03 pm

Tim R2, your prayers, and some awesome defense strategy on the field helped Wake pull out of a certain defeat, and beat Maryland 31 to 24 in overtime today. It was one of the most amazing games I ever Saw. Back to the thread: TRUETT CATHEY came through with his unsual generous charity today, when he hosted about 3,000 of us football fans at the Wake game with a Chick Fil-A Sandwich , drink and chips. Hundreds of Church vans and buses were at the Game for a NC baptist men and RA day. Truett would have loved the game. (Who knows;? he may have been there.) I give him 5 Stars. UNCLE PRENTICE)
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Jonathan » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:31 am

Haruo wrote:How are they on requiring fry cooks to sign the BF&MY2K? Just kidding. But I do wonder if a job applicant would find some sort of religious bar there to hurdle. I think of fast food as a secular realm, basically, I guess, and references to glorifying God in such contexts seem red-flaggish to me.

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CFA is a private company. Has an employee turnover rate of 40% in an industry with an average around 300%. As a Christian who seems to want to live our 1 Cor 10:31, Mr. Cathey has every right (protected, btw, by law) to establish whatever mission and purpose statement he wishes and current and prospective employees have every right to seek employment in a business that has statements more to their liking/bent.

BTW, the mission statement is: "To be American's best quick-service restaurant at winning and keeping customers."
The purpose statement is: "That we might glorify God by being a faithful steward in all that is entrusted to our care, and that we might have a positive influence on all the people that we might come in contact with."

Sounds great to me. The company seems to be doing quite well.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby William Thornton » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:28 am

Haruo wrote:How are they on requiring fry cooks to sign the BF&MY2K? Just kidding. But I do wonder if a job applicant would find some sort of religious bar there to hurdle. I think of fast food as a secular realm, basically, I guess, and references to glorifying God in such contexts seem red-flaggish to me.

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All I know is that when I go into a CFA restaurant, the workers are friendly, not surly. They don't act as if they resent your being there. They cannot wait to do stuff for you. It's almost annoying to tell you the truth. I gather that people want to work there because of the atmosphere.

It's a private company. I guess they are free to do all kinds of stuff like have religious purpose statements and not open on Sundays. No one has to eat there.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Prentice Fox » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:55 am

I just learned from my Uncle Paul yesterday that Truett Cathey is building a Retreat Center for Christian Executives in Fort Payne, AL. So, some of you may want to make reservations. Cathey's daughter Trudy and husband John White, formerly on the IMB, stopped by to visit Uncle Paul last week in Richmond VA and brought him up to date on Cathey's new ministry outreach. White is now working in South America to build some new foster homes there, like Cathey is financially supporting at Berry College, GA and other places. But, don't look for Cathey at Jimmy Carter's great Conflation of Baptists in Atlanta next year. Can we just say that Cathey is a "Different " Baptist?? UNCLE PRENTICE
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Truett Cathy gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:43 am

UNCLE PRENTICE wrote:But, don't look for Cathey at Jimmy Carter's great Conflation of Baptists in Atlanta next year...

I wouldn't bet the chicken farm on it. Truett Cathy was a faithful supporter of president Kirby Godsey while a trustee of Mercer. I speak proudly as an original high school employee of our local Chick-Fil-A, for which my dad was asked to deliver the devotional at its dedication ceremony. Mr. Cathy was keynote speaker, as customary for most of their new store openings.

That Chick-Fil-A scholarship made it possible for me to attend Samford University. Needless to say, I have great respect for the man.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Steve Wilcox » Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:20 pm

My daughter has worked at a Chik-fil-a for over two years.

Each store is managed by an individual operator.

It is let up to the operator on how the store is run, the corporation does not get involved unless it is some kind egregrious issue.

For the most part they are given a lot of rope with which to hang themselves before Chik-fil-a steps in. It would have to be something that would tarnish the company image or illegal, etc. There is no religious qualifications at all to be an employee at Chik-fil-a restaurants. Not even for the operators.

So once again Haruo insinuates something about a conservative christian that is not true, whether he is joking or not.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Joshua Villines » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:17 pm

I preached at the Mountain Day Chapel service at Berry College a few weeks ago, and driving around the mountain campus with my family reminded me yet again how much I wish the Cathy family had founded their own fundamentalist Bible college instead of closing our Academy and shutting down our dairy and injecting WinShape DNA into an otherwise fine institution of higher learning.

Truett Cathy seems like a good man who cares deeply about children, but I really wish he weren't connected to my Alma Mater.

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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Steve Wilcox » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:30 pm

Joshua,

I am sure if knew about your preaching the heresy of homosexuality is not a sin, he would feel the same way.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Joshua Villines » Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:12 pm

Steve Wilcox wrote:I am sure if knew about your preaching the heresy of homosexuality is not a sin, he would feel the same way.


As heresies go, I'll take the "heresy" of two people loving each other over the heresy of inerrancy any day of the week. :D
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Chris » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:19 pm

We all know that Cathey closes his stores on Sundays so that his employees can go to church.

If I am a Jew, do I get "scheduled" so that I can be off on the real Sabbath?
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Jonathan » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:36 pm

Chris wrote:We all know that Cathey closes his stores on Sundays so that his employees can go to church.

If I am a Jew, do I get "scheduled" so that I can be off on the real Sabbath?


Perhaps a Jew should start a chain of foodstores?

Hey, did you see the latest news about the Haditha investigation? Not looking too good for the rush to judgment side.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Steve Wilcox » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:03 am

Joshua Villines wrote:
Steve Wilcox wrote:I am sure if knew about your preaching the heresy of homosexuality is not a sin, he would feel the same way.


As heresies go, I'll take the "heresy" of two people loving each other over the heresy of inerrancy any day of the week. :D


I am sure you do as that way you can make stuff up as you go along and not have to live under God's authority.
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Steve Wilcox » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:07 am

Chris wrote:We all know that Cathey closes his stores on Sundays so that his employees can go to church.

If I am a Jew, do I get "scheduled" so that I can be off on the real Sabbath?


From what I heard him say once he did that for himself. He felt like he was working 24/6 when he starting out and needed the rest.

Of course his employees get the benefit of it too.

If a Jewish person worked for Chik-fil-a, I would think most operators would be willing to work around the former biblical rules. :wink:

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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Chris » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:35 am

Steve Wilcox wrote:If a Jewish person worked for Chik-fil-a, I would think most operators would be willing to work around the former biblical rules. :wink:


Let me get this straight, Steve. You think Exodus 20: 8-9 is a FORMER rule? I think that's funny, coming from a person who accuses us Moderates of cherry-picking what we believe in the bible.

"Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work..." Exodus 20: 9 That means the folks at Chik-Fil-A (and everywhere else where they "believe in the "Word of God" should work Sunday through Friday, and rest on Saturday. It's pretty clear to me.

Did it change when I wasn't looking?
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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Haruo » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:58 pm

Steve Wilcox wrote:So once again Haruo insinuates something about a conservative christian that is not true, whether he is joking or not.

This was apparently in reference to where I had written
How are they on requiring fry cooks to sign the BF&MY2K? Just kidding. But I do wonder if a job applicant would find some sort of religious bar there to hurdle. I think of fast food as a secular realm, basically, I guess, and references to glorifying God in such contexts seem red-flaggish to me.

I did not insinuate anything here. (Steve is determined to see insinuation in all my comments.) I was joking (without insinuation) about the BFM. That's what "just kidding" means, a long way of saying ;-) or TIC. For the rest (about the religious bar) I was not aware of the facts, and I did and do in fact wonder to what extent being a non-Christian may make it harder to become and/or remain a happy Chik-fil-a employee (which may actually mean that the employment practices, evangelistically speaking, cast Christ in a bad light). As far as the red-flag comment, that's at least as much (I think more) a judgment on my own prejudices as any sort of insinuation about Cathey. Mind you, I have no recollection of ever having seen a Chik-Fil-a restaurant. But I remember my experience as a job applicant for a janitorial position at Seattle Pacific University, after I had sobered up but before I was able or willing to confess Jesus as my Savior or Lord, and how rebuffed- because- I- wasn't- Christian- enough- to- be- hired- help I felt at their application process.

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Re: Truett Cathey gets Four and a Half Stars

Postby Steve Wilcox » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:02 am

Chris wrote:
Steve Wilcox wrote:If a Jewish person worked for Chik-fil-a, I would think most operators would be willing to work around the former biblical rules. :wink:


Let me get this straight, Steve. You think Exodus 20: 8-9 is a FORMER rule? I think that's funny, coming from a person who accuses us Moderates of cherry-picking what we believe in the bible.

"Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work..." Exodus 20: 9 That means the folks at Chik-Fil-A (and everywhere else where they "believe in the "Word of God" should work Sunday through Friday, and rest on Saturday. It's pretty clear to me.

Did it change when I wasn't looking?


No, you probably just did not read your bible.

Go back and REREAD my prior post.
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