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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    How so?.......
    business owners lare not allowed to have their own opinions outside of their business unless it is line with what the overly pc crowd tells them is ok.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    I am flabbergasted by the amount of butthurt from the Right. But really, I shouldn't be.

    How did they not see this boycott coming? How could they arrogantly assume that those who support same-sex marriage rights would just shut up and take it, just like they have taken it since, like, forever? They know this is a polarizing issue; they know that for every person in America who wants to deny gays their right to marry, another supports it. Yet they seem to want one of those two contingencies just shut up and go away.

    That, to me, is a key part of discrimination: Assume that the oppressed will just put up with their oppression, and feign outrage when they and their supporters protest it. We've seen that many, many times before. Pro-slavery groups were outraged that liberals would DARE to suggest that all slaves be freed. Anti-women's-rights forces were outraged that liberals would DARE to suggest that women be given the right to vote. And then, with an intensity straight out of the pits of Hell, anti-civil-rights groups broke into an all out rage against blacks and, to a lesser extent, white liberals, all of whom would DARE to suggest that people of all races be treated equally.

    Tell me, those of you opposed to same-sex marriage rights: How exactly is this issue any different? How can you claim that for once, the liberals are on the wrong side of history and the conservatives are on the right side? You (plural) have a mile-long track history record of hate and discrimination to address before you can even hope to explain away this problem.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    I am flabbergasted by the amount of butthurt from the Right. But really, I shouldn't be.

    How did they not see this boycott coming? How could they arrogantly assume that those who support same-sex marriage rights would just shut up and take it, just like they have taken it since, like, forever? They know this is a polarizing issue; they know that for every person in America who wants to deny gays their right to marry, another supports it. Yet they seem to want one of those two contingencies just shut up and go away.
    But you see, this is the deal: the owner of a business establishment isn't making laws. He has his business interests, which are to sell chicken sandwiches to the public, for making his living. His personal opinions about gay marriage (or any other social issue) don't mean squat in relation to his operation of his business establishment. He isn't discriminating in hiring/firing/ or any other legally-controlled aspect of business that I am aware of. People are trying to turn this into some kind of civil rights issue, when it's nothing of the sort.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    But you see, this is the deal: the owner of a business establishment isn't making laws. He has his business interests, which are to sell chicken sandwiches to the public, for making his living. His personal opinions about gay marriage (or any other social issue) don't mean squat in relation to his operation of his business establishment. He isn't discriminating in hiring/firing/ or any other legally-controlled aspect of business that I am aware of. People are trying to turn this into some kind of civil rights issue, when it's nothing of the sort.
    Yanno I bet he would if he could. And he is trying to affect the law by supporting anti gay marriage groups. I say put a KFC in there instead.

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    But you see, this is the deal: the owner of a business establishment isn't making laws. He has his business interests, which are to sell chicken sandwiches to the public, for making his living. His personal opinions about gay marriage (or any other social issue) don't mean squat in relation to his operation of his business establishment. He isn't discriminating in hiring/firing/ or any other legally-controlled aspect of business that I am aware of. People are trying to turn this into some kind of civil rights issue, when it's nothing of the sort.
    It must be nice to know that public opinion will never, ever infringe upon your right to marry.

    If Mr. Cathy wants to be a bigot, that is his right to do so. His error in judgment was letting the world know about it. As I said earlier, this kind of butthurt from the Right fascinates me.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yanno I bet he would if he could. And he is trying to affect the law by supporting anti gay marriage groups. I say put a KFC in there instead.
    Everyone who votes is trying to affect the law. As for what we bet he would do, if he could, it doesn't matter. What matters is what is legislated. I don't condone closing the religious institutions, based on their beliefs, unless they are infringing on the rights of individuals. I take the same approach to business owners as well.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Everyone who votes is trying to affect the law. As for what we bet he would do, if he could, it doesn't matter. What matters is what is legislated. I don't condone closing the religious institutions, based on their beliefs, unless they are infringing on the rights of individuals. I take the same approach to business owners as well.
    The CFA guy does believe in restricting people based on their beliefs.

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Jesus says, "People shouldn't judge others because they sin differently."

    It's like you're dreaming of Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    My problem is attempting to shut down or ban a business, as these 4-5 mayors want to do, when Chick did not discriminate against anyone. We, as a country, are bleeding jobs. The economy is tanking. And the future isn't looking any better and we're playing political dice with jobs.

    If you don't like where this one particular citizen gave their money, then don't buy from them. It's your right to do so.
    What 4 or 5 mayors? It's one alderman in one city. A couple mayors made comments that they quickly backed away from and this isn't new from politicians on either side of the political divide. Remember the New York Mosque story? How many politicians were ready to go to war to keep it from being built? This isn't any different.
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    How so?.......
    By telling everyone who supports same sex marriage that they are "shaking their fist at God and telling him that they know about marriage than him" and they "are inviting God's judgement on the country."
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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