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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

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    Those things aren't protected under the 14th amendment like gender is, and sexuality for that matter.
    If EITHER race or gender was "absolutely protected" by the 14th amendment then why did we need the 15th or 19th amendments?
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    If EITHER race or gender was "absolutely protected" by the 14th amendment then why did we need the 15th or 19th amendments?
    Because the legislature decided to fix the problem instead of the SCOTUS having to rule upon it.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    To those supporting Chick-Fil-A --> please be advised of small potential risk.


    You run that risk everytime you eat out. Chick-Fil-A is probably one of the cleanest fast food joints out there. On par with In-and-Out and Five Guys. Funny though, that link shows just about every restaurant has someone complaining about food poisoning.

    Do you actually have stats if the food-poisoning risk is greater at Chick-Fil-A compared to other fast food joints or are you just defaming because you don't like them?

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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And I'm calling bull**** on you as you cannot possibly know what all those people were thinking. It's not a silly remark my Emanuel either, it's a serious threat of government force against our free exercise of rights. That sort of behavior cannot be tolerated from government. If people want to boycott or buy, that's their business; but the government cannot get involved. And his little remarks did constitute government involvement, he laid credible threat against an individual who had merely spoken his mind. It is not tolerable.
    His threat was NOT credible, he already walked it back, and he never took any legal action toward blocking them in the first place. Of all the reasons why people might have gone to Chick-Fil-A yesterday, Rahm Emanuel probably doesn't even crack the top 10. Just who do you think you're kidding? Trying to make this all about Rahm Emanuel, rather than the CEO's hateful comments and pro-discrimination advocacy, is incredibly transparent.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    His threat was NOT credible
    The threat was MADE. "Not credible" who do you think YOU'RE kidding. They could at any point do that, they could let Chick-Fil-A take them to court, drag out the proceedings, and in the intern not allow them to open businesses or other actions they could have otherwise done. Not credible? You're just saying that because you want to make a hack point that no one could possibly be upset over the government threatening action through the use of government force against an individual who exercised their rights. No, it must be because they all hate gay people and don't want same sex marriage! While that is likely the largest demographic, there is nothing to suggest it is the only one. And being upset at government for threatening someone over the exercise of right is acceptable and rational.

    The only thing transparent here is your desire to make a political point at all costs.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Actually the aggregate dynamics of polygamy make it unstable on large levels. Furthermore if you look at any culture or subculture that has endorsed polygamy (and we still have some sects of crazies in this country who do), the most common application is exceedingly sexist and leads to whole hosts of problems including the ejection of members of the society so that polygamist families can exist on some whole. Polygamy in practice has dynamics which infringe upon the rights of others and we have seen this in any sufficiently "large scale" (which for polygamy doesn't have to be a high absolute value) of aggregation. Monogamy, two people making the "core" of the family, we do know to be very stable over time.
    States have MANY different and conflicting laws concerning "marriage" and other "living arrangements" between "partners":

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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    His threat was NOT credible, he already walked it back, and he never took any legal action toward blocking them in the first place. Of all the reasons why people might have gone to Chick-Fil-A yesterday, Rahm Emanuel probably doesn't even crack the top 10. Just who do you think you're kidding? Trying to make this all about Rahm Emanuel, rather than the CEO's hateful comments and pro-discrimination advocacy, is incredibly transparent.
    What about these fine citizens that have the essentailly SAME view as Cathy for SSM?

    Black Pastors Call on NAACP to Repudiate SSM - YouTube
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The threat was MADE. "Not credible" who do you think YOU'RE kidding. They could at any point do that, they could let Chick-Fil-A take them to court, drag out the proceedings, and in the intern not allow them to open businesses or other actions they could have otherwise done.
    Yeah, but they didn't. Mitt Romney COULD declare himself Emperor of America, conspire with top military generals to stage a coup, and run the nation as a dictatorship for the rest of his life. But let's instead worry about what will actually happen rather than what could theoretically happen.

    Not credible? You're just saying that because you want to make a hack point that no one could possibly be upset over the government threatening action through the use of government force against an individual who exercised their rights. No, it must be because they all hate gay people and don't want same sex marriage! While that is likely the largest demographic, there is nothing to suggest it is the only one. And being upset at government for threatening someone over the exercise of right is acceptable and rational.
    If your goal is to oppose Rahm Emanuel rather than support Chick-Fil-A, buying a chicken sandwich is a very odd way of doing it. Do you always protest the actions of public officials by eating fried food?
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What about these fine citizens that have the essentailly SAME view as Cathy for SSM?

    Black Pastors Call on NAACP to Repudiate SSM - YouTube
    That's a good question.

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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What about these fine citizens that have the essentailly SAME view as Cathy for SSM?

    Black Pastors Call on NAACP to Repudiate SSM - YouTube
    If they agree with his views, then they're ignorant bigots too.
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