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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Really, I was trying to point out out the inherent lack of specificity in Wake's poll.

    For a minute there I thought of not going to Chik-Fil-A in the heat of the controversy. But then I realized marriage equality is inevitable, no matter how much Chik-Fil-A donates to anti-gay bigot groups. So I keep eating there, because their chicken is awesome and they treat their employees better than most fast-food chains.

    In reality, no store is going to donate to universally unpopular campaigns or ideas. But that doesn't mean that activities undertaken by private companies will never have consequences out in the free market of ideas.

    No business owner has the right or even a good reason to expect that what they do and say will never affect their business. The idea of a city banning a business for their opinions is ridiculous and legally dubious, but individual consumers are free to vote with their dollars.
    That is a good point.

    Shouldn't a business be judged on how they treat people they actually interact with?

    A lot of people don't shop at Wal-Mart because of how they supposedly treat the employees, so shouldn't those same people eat at Chick-Fil-A because of the way they treat their employees?

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That is a good point.

    Shouldn't a business be judged on how they treat people they actually interact with?

    A lot of people don't shop at Wal-Mart because of how they supposedly treat the employees, so shouldn't those same people eat at Chick-Fil-A because of the way they treat their employees?
    Not only that.... its the one fast food place where Friendly Service is a 98% certainty compaired to McDonalds and Taco Hell and Booger King where 80% of the time Someone is throwing **** out the drive through window at you with a scowl on their face.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    I'm still surprised at the utter ridiculousness and drama as a result of a man simply giving his answer during an interview.

    Those people ought to back the **** off.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    I think they should be able to do so without fear of punishment from the government or law. People can "punish" or reward a business based on their values if they want.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
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    Other than that the government shouldn't do anything, but they should be well aware that their customer base may shrink.
    Or grow as the case maybe.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
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    Overall, they look older, wider, and whiter than the average American.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    One day of business does not a good quarter make.
    It certainly doesn't hurt. Do you really suppose that after this, Chick-fil-A will be doing less business than it was before?



    The pro-homosexuality side has managed to deceive itself into thinking that it is the majority, opposed only by a small, narrow-minded, bigoted fringe of a minority. They'd created this illusion through lies and intimidation, to make far too many of those who held the opposing view ashamed or afraid to say so. Up until recently, this truly stands among most successful applications of the principles of political correctness.

    The truth is, the majority of Americans still know that homosexuality is immoral, that “gay marriage” is wrong, and are opposed to both. This has been proven true every time the matter has come up on a ballot. Your side may have made people fearful of publicly speaking up for what they know is right, but the intimidation and bullying which accomplished this doesn't work in the voting booth.

    I think the Chick-fil-A controversy marks an important turning point. This is the point where your side pushed your ersatz “advantage” too far. You stretched the illusion, and it broke, revealing the truth that it is your side that is and will always be the fringe minority. A specific business was attacked because its owner is not afraid to stand up for wholesome moral values, and Americans turned out in drives to support that business, and by proxy, those values. I can hope that nearly all of those who showed up to support Chick-fil-A and Mr. Cathy will no longer allow themselves to otherwise be bullied out of openly saying what they believe about this issue.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Overall, they look older, wider, and whiter than the average American.
    That one in the red looks absolutely drunk on fried chicken.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It certainly doesn't hurt. Do you really suppose that after this, Chick-fil-A will be doing less business than it was before?



    The pro-homosexuality side has managed to deceive itself into thinking that it is the majority, opposed only by a small, narrow-minded, bigoted fringe of a minority. They'd created this illusion through lies and intimidation, to make far too many of those who held the opposing view ashamed or afraid to say so. Up until recently, this truly stands among most successful applications of the principles of political correctness.

    The truth is, the majority of Americans still know that homosexuality is immoral, that “gay marriage” is wrong, and are opposed to both. This has been proven true every time the matter has come up on a ballot. Your side may have made people fearful of publicly speaking up for what they know is right, but the intimidation and bullying which accomplished this doesn't work in the voting booth.

    I think the Chick-fil-A controversy marks an important turning point. This is the point where your side pushed your ersatz “advantage” too far. You stretched the illusion, and it broke, revealing the truth that it is your side that is and will always be the fringe minority. A specific business was attacked because its owner is not afraid to stand up for wholesome moral values, and Americans turned out in drives to support that business, and by proxy, those values. I can hope that nearly all of those who showed up to support Chick-fil-A and Mr. Cathy will no longer allow themselves to otherwise be bullied out of openly saying what they believe about this issue.
    Bob, I gotta say, the most opposition to marriage equality comes from the generation that will be dead in a decade or two.

    Marriage equality is basically an inevitability.

    Time to accept that.

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