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

    I didn't go to Chick-Fil-A yesterday, does that mean I support SSM? No, just means I wasn't aware of the whole thing and I don't know where a nearby outlet is. No fast food is worth the 20+ mile drive to get to it. The nearest small town where I do my grocery shopping does have a Braums, Sonic, Subway and Little Ceasers Pizza. Occasionally I might grab Sonic (as hot as it is, a Rt 44 Slush does sound good) on the way home from shopping, but usually it is Subway, the local little ceasars is pretty bad and they never have what I want "hot and ready" even though they advertise it.

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    I used to be a heterosexual, now I am retired from the game. Haven't taken up any new games, either.
    Old age has retired a lot of me.
    I have never feared or despised the gay community in general, but some of them, and some of the "not them", individually, can be jerks. Doesn't matter if someone is gay, conservative, holier than thou, whatever, people don't want any of the "in your face" attitude from anybody, be they gay, straight, or snake handlers from Alabama..
    Demand all you want, the louder you demand, the less support you are likely to get.
    Conversely, there is always the chance of blowback.
    Besides, self righteous, and probably fake, indignation from a few vote seeking politicians isn't going to change the eating habits of Americans much.
    The courts will settle it, just like they did for Prop. 8 in California...
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    have you tried the polynesian sauce?
    I don't know, I don't really like Polynesians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Cihik-Fil-A didn't say anything though. This wasn't an official business statement. A dude said it, just a dude. You can claim he hasn't recanted, and that's true, but he wasn't speaking on behalf of the company or for the company or setting company policy. This was his personal opinion.
    No, he *was* speaking on behalf of the company. He said the following:
    When asked whether his company had an established position against marriage equality, Cathy said, "guilty as charged."

    He added, "We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. ... We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
    Furthermore, his company donates millions to anti-gay organizations. And even if he was speaking on his own and donating money on his own, it would still be a problem. He's the CEO of the company, not some VP of Accounting. He is an ambassador of his brand.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I've been in and out of the thread for the last few days, and I haven't noticed any anti-gay remarks here. Those who support ChickFilA aren't gay bashers. It's quite the other way round.
    Any advocacy of discrimination is an anti-gay remark. Just like if you support Jim Crow Laws but you manage to do it without blurting out the n-word, you're still a racist.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No, he *was* speaking on behalf of the company. He said the following:

    Furthermore, his company donates millions to anti-gay organizations. And even if he was speaking on his own and donating money on his own, it would still be a problem. He's the CEO of the company, not some VP of Accounting. He is an ambassador of his brand.
    Well, here's your quote:

    When asked whether his company had an established position against marriage equality, Cathy said, "guilty as charged."

    He added, "We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. ... We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
    That viscious bastard!! Where is a credible link about all the millions his company has donated to these so-called gay groups?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Any advocacy of discrimination is an anti-gay remark. Just like if you support Jim Crow Laws but you manage to do it without blurting out the n-word, you're still a racist.
    I just don't agree with you.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No, he *was* speaking on behalf of the company. He said the following:

    Furthermore, his company donates millions to anti-gay organizations. And even if he was speaking on his own and donating money on his own, it would still be a problem. He's the CEO of the company, not some VP of Accounting. He is an ambassador of his brand.
    It's funny that he said "first wives." I guess he isn't a fan of people who get second marriages either. It's like he's looking down at almost all of his customers in some way or another.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No, he *was* speaking on behalf of the company. He said the following:


    Furthermore, his company donates millions to anti-gay organizations. And even if he was speaking on his own and donating money on his own, it would still be a problem. He's the CEO of the company, not some VP of Accounting. He is an ambassador of his brand.
    His money, his company, his choice. He was speaking to The Baptist Press, not his board, not his stock holders. He's just running his mouth. Now if he were actively discriminating against homosexuals, I would say you would have a more valid point. But that isn't the case, yes? And in such case it's just an individual running his mouth about his ideals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Why not just ask me? I went yesterday. I support SSM and don't bash gays It's pure ignorance (and probably hatred) to say those who supported Chick Fil A are gay bashers.
    It's not a stretch to say that a lot of those who went out yesterday were doing so specifically to support their anti-SSM stance.

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

    One day, gay people are going to realize that they are their own worst enemy.

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