Chicken divine

Support of Chick-fil-A is about God-given rights to believe, speak as we wish

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A lot of other things are said to “taste like chicken.” On Wednesday, the chicken tasted like a lot of other things.

The throngs of diners lining up for hours and hours at this
country’s Chick-fil-A restaurants to bite into a piece of chicken could detect hints of love, commitment, dedication and faith, with a strong after-taste of freedom. There was a bouquet of defiance, as well.

The gay lobby and politically correct media and mayors recently attacked the Atlanta-based chain because President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy merely reaffirmed in an interview that the Chick-fil-A family stands for the biblical definition of marriage. That’s it. He expressed his faith, a faith still shared by tens of millions across the nation.

But in return for Cathy’s free speech, the Boston mayor even pledged to deny the company business permits – a clear violation of law and the Constitution that he quickly backed down from.

Majestically, the broader response to all this wasn’t to protest or whine or promise boycotts. Rather, urged on by conservative broadcaster and erstwhile politician Mike Huckabee, Wednesday became “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” in America.

The resulting lines, traffic jams and depleted Chick-fil-A’s that had to close early for having sold out of product are a testament to the spirit of an America that used to stand up for free speech, religious freedom and rock-solid principles of faith and family.

Still does, as it turns out.

“America spoke yesterday,” one radio caller cried Thursday.

What the country said wasn’t about anyone’s marriage so much as a man’s, and yes a company’s, divine right to believe and speak as they see fit.

Hmm. Tastes like chicken.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/03/12 - 06:19 am
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Gay rights activists plan a "kiss day" at Chick-fil-A

Gay rights activists plan a "kiss day" at Chick-fil-A outlets today in response. Next the poly marriage people will go there to demonstrate. Chick-fil-A has somehow become the battleground of liberalism v. conservativism. It will be the latest Occupy Wall St type focus for attack. Who would have thunk it? I wouldn't stop by to use the restroom today.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 08/03/12 - 06:32 am
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sad day when the left

sad day when the left encoutages free speech for every kind of bizarre cause yet when a christian who runs his business the same way he believes is asked a question ..and simply states that marriage is created by GOD and that ought to be the practice of his creation ..he is attacked by every nut case out there ...where was the self conscious left when PALINS family was attacked. from rape to incest....the double standard
by the left would be laughable if it wasnt designed to destroy those who disagree with them..

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/03/12 - 07:03 am
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National Media

It will be interesting how the national media covers the gay protests today there. Yesterday, when CNN ran a photo of Sarah Palin and her husband at the restaurant, they played "Stupid Girls."

draksig
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draksig 08/03/12 - 07:12 am
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Don't stay away from

Don't stay away from Chick-fil-a today just because of the counter demonstration planned today by the gay community. If too many people do this it will give them a powerful tool they can use against companies they have issues with. With very few people they would be able to have the same financial effect of a successful boycott. The best thing that could happen today is for their sales numbers to be normal or a little higher.

My guess is the mainstream media will give today's event plenty of coverage without ever mentioning it is a response to Wednesday's event or that the even even happened.

Techfan
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Techfan 08/03/12 - 07:32 am
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So freedom of speech is

So freedom of speech is reserved for only right wing "christians" who donate millions to documented hate groups? I was under the inpression that it applied to everyone. My mistake.

mikesaul
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mikesaul 08/03/12 - 07:35 am
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They do realise that, unless

They do realise that, unless they are PAYING customers, every one of them can rightfully be kicked out, don't they?!? And, of course, if that happens they will simply have another unjustified reason to blast the company! And if they do buy, kind'a a backfiring protest, wouldn't you say? :)

Kudos to the Cathys for sticking up for their personal beliefs! Too bad this country has become about lack of faith rather than freedom of faith!

mikesaul
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mikesaul 08/03/12 - 07:38 am
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And TF, that freedom is

And TF, that freedom is all-inclusive! But according the the left, that only applies IF you don't disagree with the leftists. Have conservative views, and we (the government) will shut you down or out... Only the government can legally, albeit not legitimately, threaten with force like that!

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 08/03/12 - 07:49 am
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techfan--what hate groups are

techfan--what hate groups are you referring to...i was under the impression that traditional families with a mom and dad were pretty normal..so under your logic supporting traditional marriage is hate..how bizarre...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/03/12 - 08:01 am
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A Right

The man had a right to speak his mind.....if we close down every business when they do that....it would be the same as shooting yourself in the foot...
I don't have to like the politics of the French Market Grill to enjoy the food there (btw I don't know their politics)
but I sure do love the place....esp. the cajun martinis.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 08/03/12 - 08:02 am
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Thought Police

The media keep reporting that Chick-fil-A (1) doesn't "support" gay marriage and (2) discriminates against gay people, but...

This whole uproar began when one person (who happens to work for Chick-fil-A) gave his personal opinion. He was not stating a company position.

Second, not even the staunchest liberal can cite a single example of Chick-fil-A asking any customer or job applicant about their sexual orientation, much less discriminating against them because of it.

Welcome to the world of the Thought Police. Merely thinking something can get you busted by the Left.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 08/03/12 - 08:37 am
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My kind of Christianity

An Atlanta employee of Chick-fil-A, who is a gay man, told this story about the customer who came in and said he supported Dan Cathy and then "continues to say something truly homophobic, e.g. 'I'm so glad you don't support the queers, I can eat in peace,'" Oh those "Christians" and their loving ways.... Now I'll just wait for the first post to ask why does this guy work there then? I guess it's also very Christian to blame the victim?

jic
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jic 08/03/12 - 08:47 am
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There isn't a gay on the
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There isn't a gay on the planet who gives a hoot about what Cathy or Huckabee has to say. Monetarily supporting groups that directly or indirectly advocate violence of any form against lgbt's is a act of aggression against the gay community. The gays decided to push back monetarily as well. The fact that his company and numerous others would undoubtedly fire someone for being gay unless they remain in the closet is also an act of violence and sufficient justification for speaking up. So-called Christians used to speak against injustice in the world. Now hate seems to define you to the core.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/03/12 - 08:56 am
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LOL @ EEL

Wouldn't over generalize there too much, would ya?

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 08/03/12 - 09:02 am
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I wonder....

Truett Cathy and the age-old question: Which came first, the chicken or the hate?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 08/03/12 - 09:03 am
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eel---please support your

eel---please support your story....and then study what christianity really says...let me tell you..a professing christian will tell you he is a sinner..not a perfect, good person..he will fail, he will say things that are wrong, etc..its the blood of christ that pays for our sins and christ rightioussness that gets believers to heaven not our good works ..we truly have none

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/03/12 - 09:11 am
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Funny as heck!

"According to CNN, some Wendy’s franchises in the Carolinas erected signs outside their restaurants that said, “We Stand With Chick-fil-A.”
I guess they were getting a little jealous.

OJP
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OJP 08/03/12 - 09:16 am
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@Riverman1

You have it backwards. Wednesday was organized as a response to the events planned for today.

OJP
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OJP 08/03/12 - 09:18 am
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Beyond the unlawful calls by various government officials

that they would try to block the restaurant in their cities, no one thinks this is a free speech issue, right?

Right?

OJP
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OJP 08/03/12 - 10:04 am
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@Insider Information

You are not fully informed about why the LGBT community has not supported Chick-fil-A for quite some time.

It's more than a personal opinion. The charitable arm of the company donates to, among other groups, the Family Research Council. The FRC opposes equal rights and its President unequivocally supports criminalizing gay acts.

That's what we are concerned about, and justifiably so.

ETA: It is the FRC's Senior Researcher for Policy Studies who advocates criminalizing gay acts, not the President.

Jane18
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Jane18 08/03/12 - 09:24 am
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Nearest Chick-Fil-A:

To Thomson.....................................Gotta go and make a stand!!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/03/12 - 09:33 am
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FRC

"its President unequivocally supports criminalizing gay acts." I doubt that.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 08/03/12 - 09:37 am
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nofan

So OK, real sinning Christians fail, say things that are wrong. If true, I suggest y'all spend more time on dealing with your own failings than judging and criticizing others for what you perceive are theirs. Here's what I think: the guy at Chick-fil-A who called gay men "queers" was only saying what "was in his heart."

InChristLove
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InChristLove 08/03/12 - 09:54 am
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eeel posted "told this story

eeel posted "told this story about the customer who came in and said he supported Dan Cathy and then "continues to say something truly homophobic, e.g."

This was a customer that came into Chick-fil-a because he agreed with Mr. Cathy that marriage should be between a man and a woman and said something inappropriate (if it really happened).

Then you state "Oh those "Christians" and their loving ways.... "

Please tell me and the rest of us, how do you know this customer was a "Christian" (since he sure isn't acting like one) and what does this have to do with Mr. Cathy? Mr. Cathy didn't say it, never said he agreed with the customer's opinion and has no reflextion on Chick-fil-a. For all we know it could have been a homosexual posing as a straight person, saying something derogatory to get a response so they can have something else false to complain about.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/03/12 - 09:50 am
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Evidence

EEL, I think you are a lawyer (might be wrong on that). Where is the evidence that the guy in Chick-Fla-A was a Christian? All the evidence you presented simply show him to be a stupid human being.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 08/03/12 - 09:51 am
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"The fact that his company

"The fact that his company and numerous others would undoubtedly fire someone for being gay unless they remain in the closet "

jic, I know for a fact this is a false statement.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 08/03/12 - 10:03 am
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Effete and JIC: Support your

Effete and JIC: Support your claims about what a cashier said and how CFA "would undoubtedly fire someone for being gay" or take a seat. Neither of you help the issue by spreading hearsay.

OJP
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OJP 08/03/12 - 10:11 am
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@justthefacts

You're right - it wasn't the President, it was the FRC's Senior Researcher for Policy Studies, Peter Spriggs:

"I think that the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned the sodomy laws in this country, was wrongly decided. I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior."

Chris Matthews then followed up by asking, "So, we should outlaw gay behavior?"

"Yes"

Yes...

Transcript: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35224225/#.UBvaBfZlR9s

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 08/03/12 - 10:06 am
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smh.
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We are so seperated as a people.

Seems the event was more about free speech than anything Godly. Smh.

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