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Thread: Chick-fil-A

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Punished by the government, or punished by the consumers? They shouldn't be punished by the government; that's just freedom of speech. They should be punished by the consumers if they support discrimination though. I'll try to avoid Chick-Fil-A for the same reason I try to avoid golf courses with racist membership rules. That doesn't mean I'll never eat there again, but if I have the choice between Chick-Fil-A and something else, their actions are enough to push me toward the other option.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    No, they shouldn't be allowed to donate at all. And a business can't hold an opinion. Only people can. It is only Chick Fil a's ability to pour its considerable money into the political process that makes its opinion worth getting in a tizzy about. Get the blasted money out of the electoral process and the owner of Chick Fil a can have or advocate any opinion he wants. His opinions will carry exactly the same weight as everyone else's.

    Should the city governments block Chick Fil a because they disagree with them? No. Should people boycott the business? Hell yes. Should Chick Fil a or any other business be permitted to spend more money than a private individual in an election? $%^& no!
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Zaxby's > Chick-Fil-A....Forever!!!
    I can agree with that.

    I like them both, but Zaxby's is much better. They just aren't as close as Chick-Fil-A.
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    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    This whole issue about Chick-fil-A has imo boiled down to whether or not business owners have the right to hold an opinion/donate in favor of their beliefs, without being punished. The ACLU has even stepped up to defend Chick-fil-A's rights. I think that so long as the ACLU, which is typically left-leaning, supports the rights of businesses with vastly differing beliefs, America's freedoms are preserved. My simple yes/no question is this:

    "Do you think a business owner should be able to hold an opinion and/or donate in favor of certain beliefs, without being punished by politicians/government?"

    Looking at the whole question I say yes.Governments should not be allowed to punished companies based on their beliefs or what they donate to(unless of course they are donating to terrorist organizations/enemy countries). If private individuals want to boycott a company or buy stuff from a company over what its owners have said then that is their business.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Is it hard living in such a politically correct world?
    I see no reason I should give them money to support discrimination, if I have other options available that DON'T support discrimination.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I see no reason I should give them money to support discrimination, if I have other options available that DON'T support discrimination.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Is it hard living in such a politically correct world?
    Ummm, not to beat a dead horse, but the OP and the post question are worded differently which is the reason for some ambiguity in the answers. Many thought they had to clarify, including me.

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    View Poll Results: Should business owners hold opinions/donate towards them without fear of punishment?
    Question at the end of the OP:

    "Do you think a business owner should be able to hold an opinion and/or donate in favor of certain beliefs, without being punished by politicians/government?"
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Ummm, not to beat a dead horse, but the OP and the post question are worded differently which is the reason for some ambiguity in the answers. Many thought they had to clarify, including me.

    Question over the Poll:



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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Ummm, not to beat a dead horse, but the OP and the post question are worded differently which is the reason for some ambiguity in the answers. Many thought they had to clarify, including me.

    Question over the Poll:



    Question at the end of the OP:



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    Re: Chick-fil-A

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