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

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    supporting free speech and religious tolerance does not constitute hating gays.
    So if a business owner made public comments that he supports bringing back segregation and banning interracial marriage because his religion mandates it, and if he donated money to organizations dedicated to rolling back the civil rights movement, would you go out of your way to support his business so that you could "support free speech and religious tolerance"?
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So if a business owner made public comments that he supports bringing back segregation and banning interracial marriage because his religion mandates it, and if he donated money to organizations dedicated to rolling back the civil rights movement, would you go out of your way to support his business so that you could "support free speech and religious tolerance"?
    oh i supposed i missed the part where he was trying to segregate gays and roll back the civil rights movement. Can you link that? please.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Good for Chick-fil-A.


    Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters | Fox News
    It used to be that taking a bite of a chicken sandwich just meant you were hungry. Now it has become a symbol of whether you stand for or against same-sex marriage, or – alternately – the right to express your personal views without fear of retaliation.
    At Chick-fil-A locations across the country, people voted with their wallets today, coming out to express support for the fast-food chain after CEO Dan Cathy said in an interview that he is a firm backer of traditional marriage.
    “I believe what the Bible says (about marriage),” Chauncy Fields told us after wolfing down a breakfast of chicken and biscuits. “So I came out here to support Chick-fil-A and the movement.”
    Chris Johnson sees a double standard. “He (Dan Cathy) said the exact same thing that President Obama said,” Johnson told Fox News -- referring to the president’s past opposition to gay marriage – “And he gets negativity, and Obama gets positivity.”
    At one Atlanta location, the restaurant was packed, while the line for the drive-thru looped twice around the building and out into the street.

    The backlash across the country against Chick-fil-A has been ferocious. After the mayors of Chicago and Boston heaped scorn upon the company, the mayor of Washington, DC, suggested it was peddling “hate chicken.”
    Those comments drew a sharp response from Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors. “Some people are saying that because of the position that Chick-fil-A is taking, they don’t want them in their cities. It is a disgrace. It is the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant," he told a press conference in Washington, DC.
    The Chick-fil-A firestorm has taken on different meanings for different people. For some, it harks to the days of intolerance and segregation. For others, it is about religious views of marriage. But for most people who Fox News spoke to today, it is about free speech.
    “I think it comes down to a First Amendment issue. I mean, I do believe in the traditional values of marriage between a man and a woman,” youth pastor Stephen Lenahan told Fox News after a leisurely breakfast with three members of his ministry. He is also puzzled as to why Dan Cathy is such a target, when other corporate CEOs who openly support same-sex marriage are not similarly criticized by conservatives.
    I think it's a hoot that so many outlets had lines going around blocks. That's the spirit, America!
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think it's a hoot that so many outlets had lines going around blocks. That's the spirit, America!
    going to go support tomorrow. so many tonight chick fil a needs more than a day.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    You missed my post, so let me explain again. You are persecuting a person you believe is a persecutor, Emanual is doing the exact same thing you two just disagree on who the target should be but you both agree that persecuting persecutors is justifiable. Doesn't that make you stop and think for a second?
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    oh i supposed i missed the part where he was trying to segregate gays and roll back the civil rights movement. Can you link that? please.
    Yes. He has donated money to groups dedicated to denying homosexuals their civil rights (including one classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center), and has openly declared that he does not believe that they should be able to get married. Denying people marriage rights *is* a form of segregation and a restriction on equal protection under the law.

    If his religion has a problem with that, **** him and **** his ignorant religion too.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Good for Chick-fil-A.
    I support SSM and I like Chik-fil-a. After the initial controversy, I didn't care about the CEO's position against SSM because I like Chik-fil-a as a restaurant and had no intention of boycotting it or supporting anybody's effort to push it out of their city. However, this "appreciation day" nonsense just turns me off because anti-SSM people are turning Chik-fil-a into an anti-SSM restaurant rather than a restaurant whose CEO just happens to be against SSM. I actually think this might do more harm than good because, at this point, I don't want to be associated with the types of people who are going out of their way to support a place because they support it's leaders' bigotry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If his religion has a problem with that, **** him and **** his ignorant religion too.
    Now that's the kind of tolerance we like to see!! That.Right.There.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    i have calmed down and admittedly overreacted on some people on this issue.

    Tried to go support chick fil a tonight, cant even get near the place. Didnt see any protesters. Chick Fil A is not suffering over this. Mr. Cathy should send the idiots in chicago and sf and nyu a thank you note.
    I actually suspect this might make it suffer more than if "appreciation day" didn't exist since it turns off a lot of pro-SSM people. The majority of pro-SSM people I associate with were not supportive of Chicago and Boston's efforts to push chik-fil-a away. However, now it's almost becoming a mascot for anti-SSM people and opinions which is frankly off-putting for many of those who are pro-SSM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Now that's the kind of tolerance we like to see!! That.Right.There.
    Tolerance isn't always a good thing.
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