30 Companies to Boycott if You’re Going to Boycott Chick-fil-A

Don’t gas up at Exxon Mobil or sleep at Four Seasons, either.

If Facebook is any indicator, many if not most of my friends have signed on to the Chick-fil-A boycott because of that company’s charitable contributions and policies and CEO Dan Cathy’s recent statements about gay marriage. But there are plenty of corporations out there that won’t be sponsoring the pride parade anytime soon.

The 32-year-old Human Rights Campaign is the country’s largest LGBT civil rights organization and annually publishes the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a list of companies graded according to their LGBT-related policies and practices. Each company on the CEI starts at zero and receives points for things like offering partner benefits and including sexual orientation in its equal opportunity employment policy. Points can be deducted, too, in case you’re wondering how Exxon Mobil wound up with a -25. Even Chick-fil-A fared better, with a score of 0.

According to HRC spokesperson Paul Guequierre, any company rated below 60 fails the test, but I decided to set the bar for failure a little higher, including only companies with a score of 30 or lower. I also included only well-known companies or brands that appear on the Fortune 500. So the next time you bypass the Chick-fil-A, be sure to check with this list, lest you wind up at Dairy Queen. I wouldn’t want anyone to think you’re a hypocrite.




Company Name
CEI Score
Fortune 500 Rank
Advance Auto Parts30387
AES Corp. *15156
AFLAC30130
Allergan (Manufacturer of Botox)15459
AmerisourceBergen (Owner of Good Neighbor Pharmacies and Pennsylvania's largest company by revenue)1524
AutoZone15329
Bed Bath & Beyond30304
Berkshire Hathaway (Parent company of Geico, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom)1511
Big Lots15436
BJ's Wholesale15232
Dish Network0200
Dole Foods30331
Dollar General0195
Dollar Tree30397
Exxon Mobil-252
Goodyear Tires15141
Hess1579
Host Hotels & Resorts (Includes Four Seasons and Marriott hotels)30492
Kohl's15142
Liberty Mutual071
Lowe's Companies Inc.1542
News Corporation (Wall Street Journal, Fox News, 20th Century Fox)1576
Phillip Morris094
RadioShack30481
Ross Stores0316
Smithfield Foods0163
Sunoco1578
SYSCO055
Tyson Foods1587
Verizon Inc.2013

* AES Corp does not refer to American Education Services, the student loan company, but to the Virginia-based power company, one of the world's largest.

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  • suburbdog1

    Not sure how this index relates or even compares to companies like Chic-fil-a donating millions to groups actively working against gay rights. If a company doesn’t offer insurance to gay partners or doesn’t holding sensitivity training. That’s their prerogative and doesn’t say to me that a company is actively infringing on someone’s rights.

  • nvillekat213

    Thanks for the information. I printed it out and made a little pocket reference out of it. Now I’ll know where to shop if I’m looking for any goods or services these companies offer, much as I did when I went to Chick-fil-A today and bought 50 peach shakes with my two meals for the employees to just hand out to whomever wanted them. This is FUN!!

  • lynda lee

    I too will be using this info to be sure and shop there and support these companies. This is FUN! I agree.

  • jp12345

    teehee! Supporting bigotry is FUN!!! Do you have a list of companies that fund segregationist groups so I can carry that in my pocket too??!!! Yay!

  • peter1

    Who’d have thought BJ’s wouldn’t be LGBT friendly…

    And I don’t think Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Kohl’s have to worry about a boycott. I don’t think anyone with taste or style could find any of those stores with a compass.

  • boxerjake1

    This is what’s great about America! It’s all our own prerogative to feel the way we do. If Chic-fil-a doesn’t care for gay marriage then it’s their right. Maybe they turn some people off. Maybe they don’t. I bet they still sell a ton of that delicious chicken though! PEOPLE relax with the political correctness. Its something that never should have been introduced anyway, considering its opression. If anything, PROTEST POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! Bing back Archie Bunker. Bring back Mr. Jefferson (may Big Sherm rest in peace). Those were VERY funny shows. Being offended is EVERYWHERE in life. Deal with it!

    • Charlie Rock Collins

      amen we need more people like you

  • paul14

    How do you know Chick-fil-A scored a 0 on the CEI? I do not see them listed on the 2012 report on the Human Rights Campaign’s website. I also found several other articles saying they do not participate in the CEI survey.

  • chuck36

    Hey… Thanks for the list. Americans should demand equality in everything! When will we learn? First it was the blacks we treated like dirt, than the Asians, than the Italians (treated like scum in 1930’s 40’s. in NY, they were known as filthy). Than the Mexicans and now the gays!

    When will we learn?

    Thanks for the list, but to be honest 90% of these companies are very low end hillbillyish type companies that I currently don’t shop at, but I was surprised to learn about Kohls, so I will no longer shop there and I’ve just cut my card up. (Thanks)

  • http://twitter.com/AhContraire AhContraire

    A FEW QUESTIONS/COMMENTS on GAY MARRIAGE:

    If gay marriage is ok, why not make polygamy, incest, or pedophilia, OK?

    And all of aforementioned in the name of ‘LOVE’ will justify them all? Do the “ends” justify the “means” at any cost? Are gays really being honest with themselves and others in “coming out of the closet”? Why the need for gay “pride” in the first place decades ago? Perhaps someone can explain why they want to shame others for their hate or homophobia when they themselves needed to advertise and promote their own “pride” well before anyone knew about gay pride?

    ONE LAST POINT/QUESTION.
    Doesn’t the medical community recommend that you, “Wash your hands after you go to the bathroom.”?

    Yet, now there are some in the medical community that now say it’s OK to “Sleep with the waste that gets flushed down in the toilet?” and that it’s possible to live a perfectly normal life.

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    “I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think its hell.” – Harry S. Truman
    Can’t stand the “Proud-to-call-New-Orleans-Home” bumper sticker types?
    Too afraid to follow me on Twitter?
    You can still bookmark me on Twitter at
    @AhContraire
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    • http://twitter.com/AhContraire AhContraire

      p.s. If you can understand what the above “Wash your hands after you go to the bathroom.” point/question is talking about, then you may understand that it brings a kind of new bio-hazard and medical safety meaning to the gay and lesbian “Born This Way” slogan, doesn’t it?

      • emma

        lots of straight people have anal sex, if that’s what you’re talking about. and not all gay people do. so basically that point makes no sense. and there’s only “gay pride” because there was so much gay bashing. the gay bashing came first. people are only trying to live their lives, be happy, and be respected. incest and pedophilia are completely different because of the outcomes of those (possible genetic mutations in any offspring and adverse psychological effects due to non-consent issues, respectively.). you seem slow. product of incest?

    • Sam

      1. Being two consenting adult and fucking each other is not even remotely close to child molestation Thats wrong plain and simple u never touch a child in that manner as for polygamy & incest look polygamy i don’t know alot about it but its when u have more than 1 partner and it is not commonly practiced in some communities but it is practiced it is a way of life they consent to, so as long as they are not pressured and understand what they want then its up to them as long as they are not hurting others and incest but that is VERY brainwashed like raising a child bride until there legal of age so ganna say no to that because that is u know Very Pedo of some..but then again if there is a way to prove that they weren’t brung up that way and they fell in love then i guess go for it

      2. People have enough trouble coming out of the closet as it is so are they being honest i would say so because why would u pick the harder path o.0??
      if u can get ur rocks off with the opposite sex and not have any trouble with society issues why not just do that? because i know getting a straight man to have gay sex is a no no because they aren’t interested so what makes these other people want to……BECAUSE they truly are interested

      3.They promote their pride because imagine being shamed for being interested in the opposite sex like..come on if im going to get shamed and kicked out of the house for telling the truth that im interested in things others are definitely not then yeah im going to need to understand and fight through life that i dont need to be down on myself because of this also society is going to treat me like a peice of shit (which Fucking sucks Btw) but im not ashamed of who i am because its me im not molesting a child or killing someone not forcing anyone to do anything -_-

      4. Most Same sex likers (lol that sounds weird haha) but anyway they have been bullied most of their lives so some do get shameful with others not agreeing but understand that people are aloud to do whatever the fuck they want (which i am totally fine with expressing ur opinion) but there really is no true reason why gay marriage shouldn’t have already happened its more of a respect kind of thing or equality thing if they can why can’t i?? im not hurting anyone but just loving someone 0.o?? what wrong with that ?? i can’t remember who said this but its like ur geting mad over someone eating a different kind of cake than u..i mean it doesn’t make ur cake anymore worse than it was before

      5. medically everything will be fine as long as u practice cleaning…like think of it this way i know plumbers have probably gotten well lol shit all over them at one point and guess what Oh my gosh they take showers!!! lol exposure will not kill u ..also babys shit themselves often but u just clean them up and they are right as rain :)

      6. it is possible to live a normal life and be gay there is this youtube channel called shep689 and they just show u their everyday life and prove to u it can be normal
      7. Im always open minded for things so if you want to discuss this more maybe disprove or watev idk..this is just what ive come up with in life so far so my thoughts are not set in stone debate is totally okay :D
      also if u dont understand l(if i wasnt clear enough or something ) then ill rephrase or what ever 4 ya (SORRY ABOUT SPELLING AND GRAMMAR :p)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Newvsold Ben M. Allen

    TO: AhContraire

    The reason why pedophilia is not legal is because its not two consenting adults. Polygamy is not but for some reason people just get away with it because we can make Television programs about it. Incest is not legal because it can cause Genetic problems for the children of the two “lovers” usually ending in retardation or mutations.

    Those are the reason. As for the “pride issue” you can have straight pride, but there is a difference between pride and bashing.

    I hope I have helped you with that.

    For your last question Yes, but what does that have to do with anything?

  • prifunk2002

    thanks now i know where to shop..

  • Vince Stagbaugh

    I’m shopping at all of these companies wherever possible.

  • Vince Stagbaugh

    I don’t see Harley Davidson on the list and I am sure they have a score pretty close to zero.

  • James A.

    To all the bigots who came on here to announce that they are going to intentionally support these companies, and that hurting gay people is “Fun!”. You’re on the wrong side of morality, and the wrong side of history. When your grandchildren or others remember you, they’re going to talk about you with embarrassment. “Well my grandmother was an ignorant bigot but she couldn’t help it, she was abused as a child.” or whatever lame excuse they have to come up with to explain away your backwards thinking. You’re no better than the anti-Semites that murdered the Jews (and others) during the holocaust, you’re no better than those who fought against blacks gaining rights, you’re no better than those who fought against women gaining rights. Maybe you’re that way because you’re unintelligent, or maybe it is because you have a black hole where your heart should be, I don’t know. But either way, humanity will move forward despite poisonous people like yourself. It always does.

    • CNNhater2

      lol

    • Mr. Bigot

      Fags love to use the word “bigot” as if it just hurts anti-fags to hear it. It doesn’t.

      If keeping my moral standings, and not pressuring to your twisted views of sexuality and marriage, makes me a bigot I don’t give a flying F***. Although, I would prefer you to call me Mr. Bigot.

  • Taylor Phillips

    Fuck any one who doesn’t like gays guess what I’m gay an fuking proud :D

    • johnboy

      would you say that to Jesus? I doubt it pal. you’re proud of sin? Sorry to hear that. praying for you. I will be proudly supporting these companies. I do not hate anyone. I love all people but am deeply saddened by their choice of a sinful lifestyle.

      • Sam

        lol pray all u want for him because i would tell jesus im gay loud and proud if he truly loves all of gods children then he wont be a bitch and send me to hell for loving someone and if he were to then he is no god of mine

      • Guest

        I’m sorry. I didn’t realize that being gay was a choice in lifesty–Wait… I’m gay, and I didn’t choose to be gay… Wait, Jesus? He’s that religious guy that I don’t believe.

      • Murdered by society

        You’re the only one who is sinning here with your hatred. I use to be ignorant, like you. Hell, I still think I’m ignorant, I still have a long way to go to learn what I must. At least I can admit that. But I’d rather die and go to hell than to refuse to understand that we are all equal and accept the differences among us in romance, whether it is a interracial couple or a gay couple wishing for marriage. What you call love, is beyond what love is to me. This is not love. This is homophobia. Sadden by the ‘choice’? Sadden by a sinful lifestyle? Please. If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard such phrases, I could save people’s lives. Sure, you had not threatened Taylor with hell, like the WestBaro Baptist church, but you are disrespecting him by saying you’d proudly supporting these companies. If you wish to support these companies, fine, go ahead, but keep that to yourself. I do not care if you want to support them, by all means, do it. But have the decency to not say that you are going to do so, because it will be obvious why you support them, so obvious, it is disrespectful. We are boycotting for our rights, and with you, supporting these companies, are no better than the most evil person on Earth- all for denying our rights as human beings. If you were in front of Jesus, what would you say? Do you think he would not love Taylor for who he is? Do you think he’ll ever accept you for judging those who you have no right to? Let me tell you something, you leave us alone and let God do the judging. He has yet to prove to me that he exist, and I’ve been Catholic for my whole life, up until a year or two years ago, I had become an Atheist, no longer depending on him to do right for me. I don’t need God, I can do right all by myself. I can do it until he proves to me that he is here to love me. I’ve prayed far too long, I’ve wasted my time, and I realized that I can do things without remembering God. I can even open my eyes and see where the problem lies, and if I am wrong, I will have full responsibility for my mistakes, accept them, and embrace them. Have you no shame for your sins? How dare you disrespect our rights? What right do you have to say who we can love, because we can not change that. We can not change the color of our skins, we can not force ourselves to have such relations to certain genders, we can not change our gender identity.

        So why should you have any right to tell us that we have sinned, if it is something that we can not change? If we are forced to change, we will only kill ourselves on the way, trying to be what society expect us to be. You are killing us, and you are proud of killing us. You are a murderer. You are proud of judging us, to the point where we end up dead, because too many times we’ve been told to know our place, to go back to our country, to love someone of an opposite gender before we go to hell. You are that spark that lit the bomb. It’s all you, and people like you who judge without knowledge. I may have no knowledge at all, but at least I can accept that I do not know everything and that I may never know everything and will not always be right.

        Can you?

  • realamerican

    Wow to the bigots in the comments… so you hate your gays, blacks, and also your neighbors local businesses as well. Great job guys, keep on supporting the big man with your hateful cause.

    • BigotPride

      Queers love to use the word “bigot” as if it just hurts anti-fags to hear it. It doesn’t.

      If keeping my moral standings, and not pressuring to your twisted
      views of sexuality and marriage, makes me a bigot I don’t give a flying
      F***. Although, I would prefer you to call me Mr. Bigot.

  • Dr Drunk

    Thanks for the list. I will be sure to do business with ALL of these companies. LOL

  • Ted smith

    I think it’s great these companies are against the gays and are standing up for what is right. There is still hope for this country. We need to support these companies. By the way there is no such thing as gay marriage. Marriage is between a man and woman God made it that way . A law changed by man in the judicial system can never change that. It’s not up for debate.

  • BigotPride

    Just wanted to say thank you for the list. I was looking for companies to support!

  • Bob

    Thanks for giving me a list of companies to support. These companies have a right to have their beliefs as much as any pro gay company does.

  • John

    We’ll can’t wait to go to heaven there won’t be any gays

  • Sensible Man

    It is so wonderful to see companies take a stand for what is right, rather than cave in to political correctness. Homosexuality is wrong, regardless of what the liberal media says. As Christians we still love homosexuals as people, but we do not and will not condone their immoral lifestyle. My family and I will make it a priority to support the companies on this list. Thanks so much for publishing a list of these companies so we can support them!!!

  • guest

    Pro Family organizations have just as much right to not support gay marriage as pro gay ones do. It’s so funny how freedom of speech works one way. “Oh you’re gay? What an inspiration! How amazing!”

    And then if you don’t support gays,
    “You don’t support gay marriage? What’s wrong with you? You intolerant disgusting being! It’s LOVE. Keep your opinion to yourself.” This is EXACTLY how our country acts. I am so sick and tired of hearing people praise pro-gay speeches and people, and then shaming and criticizing Pro-Family people and organizations. Now we all have to respect each other despite our sexual orientations, but we are allowed to disagree with it. The majority of the LGBT community needs to get out of their feelings. Not everyone is going to completely support you, and we’re allowed to.
    And btw, God didn’t make people gay. He wouldn’t disagree with gays if He had made them that way. He loves everyone, whether their gay, transgendered, bi, or straight. That’s why He intended for man to be with woman, not man with man or woman with woman. He wouldn’t have created someone to be gay and then not agree with it. And for those who don’t believe in The Lord, Animals even know better not to do that, because nature didn’t intend for it to be that way. You can’t reproduce that way with two men or two women, which is why one man and one woman are meant to be together. You can come up with all the artificial untrue crap you want about how if a woman is infertile she can’t reproduce with a man either, that’s a medical disability, so that’s an invalid point. But my overall point is we are allowed to not support gay marriage as much as you supporters of it are.

  • guest

    Pro Family organizations have just as much right to not support gay marriage as pro gay ones do. It’s so funny how freedom of speech works one way. “Oh you’re gay? What an inspiration! How amazing!”

    And then if you don’t support gays,
    “You don’t support gay marriage? What’s wrong with you? You intolerant disgusting being! It’s LOVE. Keep your opinion to yourself.” This is EXACTLY how our country acts. I am so sick and tired of hearing people praise pro-gay speeches and people, and then shaming and criticizing Pro-Family people and organizations. Now we all have to respect each other despite our sexual orientations, but we are allowed to disagree with it. The majority of the LGBT community needs to get out of their feelings. Not everyone is going to completely support you, and we’re allowed to.
    And btw, God didn’t make people gay. He wouldn’t disagree with gays if He had made them that way. He loves everyone, whether their gay, transgendered, bi, or straight. That’s why He intended for man to be with woman, not man with man or woman with woman. He wouldn’t have created someone to be gay and then not agree with it. And for those who don’t believe in The Lord, Animals even know better not to do that, because nature didn’t intend for it to be that way. You can’t reproduce that way with two men or two women, which is why one man and one woman are meant to be together. You can come up with all the artificial untrue crap you want about how if a woman is infertile she can’t reproduce with a man either, that’s a medical disability, so that’s an invalid point. But my overall point is we are allowed to not support gay marriage as much as you supporters of it are.