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

    Darn, I forgot to patronize my local restaurant today.

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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.
    Whatever. I'm not the one saying that Southern Baptists shouldn't be allowed to get married. I'm not trying to take away any of his civil rights. I don't give a **** if he's tolerant or not; he can hate gay people all he wants, if that's what floats his boat. But actively supporting legal discrimination against them is WAY over the line, and not something that anyone with a conscience should support.

    If you simply don't care about the issue and just want to go to Chick-Fil-A because you want a chicken sandwich, that's fine. To each his/her own; I have no problem at all with that. But if you go out of your way to attend "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day," or boast about your support for it (as you and others are doing), that's ****ing disgusting and bigoted. You (presumably) wouldn't do the same thing if he had made similar statements about black people and contributed money to take away their civil rights. So why should this be any different?
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    Funny, but up to a few weeks ago that was the Obama position as well, as he supported marriage as one man and one woman. Since the Obama position has "evolved" it is now politically correct to label SOME on the right as "bigots" but, of course, black church leaders with EXACTLY the same opinion are exempt from this feigned "outrage".

    Black Pastors Say Gay Marriage Hijacks Civil Rights Movement | WREG.com — Memphis News & Weather from WREG Television, News Channel 3

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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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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.
    Eating chicken does not constitute supporting free speech.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Funny, but up to a few weeks ago that was the Obama position as well, as he supported marriage as one man and one woman. Since the Obama position has "evolved" it is now politically correct to label SOME on the right as "bigots" but, of course, black church leaders with EXACTLY the same opinion are exempt from this feigned "outrage".

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    Pastor Jamal Bryant:
    I've criticized religious blacks who area against gay marriage as much as i've criticized anyone else for believing the same. I've even criticized Obama (up until a few months ago obviously) for not manning up and having some balls to speak out on the issue, but to draw some sort of parity between what Obama has said about gays and their right to marry and what Cathy has said is downright foolish. Not to mention the fact that Cathy's business actively contributes monetary support to organizations who make it their goal to deny gays their right to marry.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Funny, but up to a few weeks ago that was the Obama position as well, as he supported marriage as one man and one woman. Since the Obama position has "evolved" it is now politically correct to label SOME on the right as "bigots" but, of course, black church leaders with EXACTLY the same opinion are exempt from this feigned "outrage".

    Black Pastors Say Gay Marriage Hijacks Civil Rights Movement | WREG.com — Memphis News & Weather from WREG Television, News Channel 3

    Pastor Jamal Bryant:
    Where do you get the idea that black church leaders against SSM are exempt from the same criticism as others? If you knew a significant amount of pro-SSM people, you would know that they aren't. And I don't know why you link calling anti-SSM people on the right "bigots" to Obama coming out in support of SSM. Many on the left have been calling anti-SSM people bigots since far before Obama officially came out into support of it and the only reason the majority of people didn't call Obama a bigot is because most knew that Obama was just anti-SSM for show which is why people called him a coward.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Whatever. I'm not the one saying that Southern Baptists shouldn't be allowed to get married. I'm not trying to take away any of his civil rights. I don't give a **** if he's tolerant or not; he can hate gay people all he wants, if that's what floats his boat. But actively supporting legal discrimination against them is WAY over the line, and not something that anyone with a conscience should support.

    If you simply don't care about the issue and just want to go to Chick-Fil-A because you want a chicken sandwich, that's fine. To each his/her own; I have no problem at all with that. But if you go out of your way to attend "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day," or boast about your support for it (as you and others are doing), that's ****ing disgusting and bigoted. You (presumably) wouldn't do the same thing if he had made similar statements about black people and contributed money to take away their civil rights. So why should this be any different?
    I have no problem with boycotts. I do have problems with our government using its powers to punish. And so will every court in the land if it can ever be proven that any agency of the government denied rightful permits to a ChickFilA franchise on a whim. I haven't ever BEEN a a ChickFilA. I haven't boasted about a thing.

    Change takes time. Acceptance takes time. I support SSM; don't have a problem with it at all. And I also don't have a problem with those who choose to fight the tide. This political hay that's being made at the expense of a man's Christian beliefs -- and his choosing to make donations through his corporation to support those beliefs -- is absolutely positively ridiculous.

    And the fact that you're so damned angry and intolerant of anyone's religion who doesn't agree with you? Your attitude is worse, in my opinion.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I've criticized religious blacks who area against gay marriage as much as i've criticized anyone else for believing the same. I've even criticized Obama (up until a few months ago obviously) for not manning up and having some balls to speak out on the issue, but to draw some sort of parity between what Obama has said about gays and their right to marry and what Cathy has said is downright foolish. Not to mention the fact that Cathy's business actively contributes monetary support to organizations who make it their goal to deny gays their right to marry.
    Hey, you're not allowed to criticize blacks! What kind of a Liberal are you?

    Get with the program. This was supposed to foment the unrest that allowed Obama to suspend the Constitution and declare himself "Presidente por Vida!" Then we could redistribute the wealth to the Native Americans. You're just screwing it up again...


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Funny, but up to a few weeks ago that was the Obama position as well, as he supported marriage as one man and one woman. Since the Obama position has "evolved"
    Many people never took Obama's opposition to same-sex marriage seriously in the first place, and it looks like we were correct in that assessment.

    it is now politically correct to label SOME on the right as "bigots" but, of course, black church leaders with EXACTLY the same opinion are exempt from this feigned "outrage".
    Who says they're exempt? They're ignorant bigots too.
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    re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I have no problem with boycotts. I do have problems with our government using its powers to punish. And so will every court in the land if it can ever be proven that any agency of the government denied rightful permits to a ChickFilA franchise on a whim.
    None of which has happened. The whole thing is two Democrats running off their mouth during an election year.

    Let's keep it in perspective.


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