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[Breaking]The Civil Rights Agenda files complaints against Chick-fil-A [LGBT Revenge]
Chicago Phoenix ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Tony Merevick

Posted on 08/02/2012 2:35:48 PM PDT by scottjewell

[OFFICIAL CHARGES OF DISCRIMINATION FILED BY GAY RIGHTS REPRESENTATION AGAINST CHICK FIL A - IL]

The Civil Rights Agenda, a local LGBT rights advocacy group, filed multiple complaints with the Illinois Department of Human Rights Thursday, alleging that the Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A restaurant chain’s “intolerant corporate culture” violates Illinois law and a provision in the state’s Human Rights Act.

“In our current high speed media and social media environment, Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published, to hundreds of millions of people, that LGBT people are unacceptable and objectionable,” said Jacob Meister, Governing Board President of TCRA and the attorney who filed the complaint. “They have made it clear the lives of LGBT individuals are unacceptable to them and that same-gender families are unwelcome at Chick-fil-A.”

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To: Red Badger

DISMISSED on grounds of Stupidity, heterosexual hatred, and no violation of the law.

PAY TRIPLE DAMAGES and get the F**k out of town.

Attorney’s name should be changed from Meister to SHISTER. More truthful and fitting. He should be reprimanded or sanctioned for filing a Frivalous Lawsuit.


251 posted on 08/02/2012 10:31:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Truth29
This is more lawfare from the left. Inventive conservative legal organizations need to figure out to counter with their own lawfare to make the price too high for this form of free speech and religious harasssment to continue.

Agreed, but conservatism doesn't mean what it used to.

Conservative darling Rep. Paul Ryan supports ENDA, a proposed federal law that would allow the Department of Justice to conduct chilling investigations of complaints like these.

252 posted on 08/02/2012 11:26:31 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox
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To: dragonblustar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukFAvYP3UU&feature=fvwrel


253 posted on 08/03/2012 12:04:19 AM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Chickensoup

So constitutional rights are now secondary to “civil rights”.


254 posted on 08/03/2012 12:07:15 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: scottjewell

I thought they served Chicken sandwiches, not GiBLeTs....


255 posted on 08/03/2012 12:52:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: dragonblustar

“I hate Illinois Nazis” ~Jake Blues


256 posted on 08/03/2012 1:02:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: annieokie

Burton Mercer: “You gotta love that 1060 West Addison bit.”
Trooper Mount: “Yeah, real cute.”


257 posted on 08/03/2012 1:21:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: scottjewell

Looks like the CEO of Chik Fil A will have to become muslim in order to be anti-homosexual marriage


258 posted on 08/03/2012 3:52:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: DoughtyOne
What possible case does this group have?

None. But, that's irrelevant. As Rush so aptly points out, it's the seriousness of the charge, not the facts of the matter.

Another current case in point, of course, is Harry Reid's charge that Romney has paid no income tax.

Repeat a big lie often enough and loudly enough.....Check.

259 posted on 08/03/2012 4:05:21 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

Yes, all too true. I found another article on it on David Badash’s (gay advocate) site:

“The allegations come from a man who is Christian, unmarried, and in a relationship with a male partner. Together they are raising a daughter in a “non-traditional” family unit, documents from The Civil Rights Agenda state.

“I do not believe that it is possible for me to eat at Chick-fil-A without being discriminated against simply because I am an unmarried homosexual in a ‘non-traditional’ family unit,” the claimant states, adding, “as a result of Chick-fil-A’s corporate policies which have been both directly and indirectly published by the company’s executive officers, I am being denied a public accommodation free from discrimination against me.”

The claimant, who quotes Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy’s widely-puiblicized anti-gay comments, adds:

“Although I would like to be treated equally and with dignity and respect at Chick-fil-A restaurants, the company’s widely published corporate philosophy, culture and policies make clear to me that as an unmarried homosexual in a “non-traditional” family unit, I am inferior to married heterosexuals and therefore, unwelcome, objectionable and unacceptable to Chick-fil-A.”

The complaint notes that Chick-Fil-A licensees ”have contractually agreed to follow, comply with and refrain from rejecting the statements of corporate policy and ‘values’ as stated by Chick-fil-A’s COO, Dan Cathy,” and “have contractually agreed to be part of the Chick-fil-A ‘brand’ and ‘values’ as determined and dictated by the Chick-fil-A licensor.”

The complaint further notes that “each of the local owners have entered into contracts with Chick-fil-A which require them to adhere to and refrain from contradicting Chick-fil-A’s “values” and corporate policies and philosophy, including, but not limited to the statements of policy and philosophy…”

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/breaking-chick-fil-a-gets-multiple-human-rights-act-complaints-filed-against-them/discrimination/2012/08/02/45487


260 posted on 08/03/2012 4:33:19 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The issue statement itself is a lie.


261 posted on 08/03/2012 4:37:14 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: scottjewell

The issue statement itself is a lie.


262 posted on 08/03/2012 4:37:14 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: scottjewell

The issue statement itself is a lie.


263 posted on 08/03/2012 4:37:19 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: scottjewell

“I do not believe that it is possible for me to eat at Chick-fil-A without being discriminated against simply because I am an unmarried homosexual in a ‘non-traditional’ family unit,”

Only one way to find out, hoss.

I can’t believe a lawyer would buy this one.
I don’t believe I can get a job as a lawyer at his office so I am going to sue him for discrimination.


264 posted on 08/03/2012 4:37:56 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: scottjewell
LGBT - so they filed that complaint. I guess they really do believe they are sodimites, homosexuals and sexual deviants? If not, why are they so upset - maybe it is because they are Anti-Christian, deny God and have no HOPE of Eternal Life. Life my homosexual (gay?) sister whom I beleive is a very unhappy militant anti-social person, most Gays are not happy and are intolerent.

LGBT is just a sign post for people who are Gratification Freaks; it can't be love, except of pervision. And to think they define their existance by whom they have sex? No other social identity, except usually the daily DNC talking points.

I'd say screw'em 'cept they might want to take me up on it....

265 posted on 08/03/2012 4:41:41 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: AppyPappy

You really think conservatives and Christians care about what you do in private. Do you feel the same way about people when you see a republican bumper sticker or hear they are conservatives/Christians? You see, if you keep the parts of your life to yourself that belong on in private then you have not controversy. Of course, if you are militant and make an issue of or otherwise draw attention to yourself then you are the base of the problem. Christians love the Sinner but not the Sin; we care not what you do except you leave us alone. Now your anti-Christian, Pro-Homosexual (you say gay) militant community has picked this very public fight. You Homosexuals are the True One Percenters (I’ll give you 1.8% and a gaggle of part time gratification freaks who pose for sex).


266 posted on 08/03/2012 4:46:56 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: scottjewell
:: Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published, to hundreds of millions of people ::

So, the american press are named as defendants also? Seein-as-how they (MSM) took the story from a niche media group with limited consumers and published it to hundreds of millions of people. Right...right?

267 posted on 08/03/2012 5:22:08 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Eleutheria5

So constitutional rights are now secondary to “civil rights”.

____________________

Seems that way.


268 posted on 08/03/2012 5:22:13 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: scottjewell
So, according to allegation (B 6), the complainant is suing because in his opinion and according to his personal interpretation of Cathy's statement, he FEEEEEEEEEELS unwelcome at CFA.

Unfortunately, this is in IL. This suit will stand and be found in favor of the complainant.

269 posted on 08/03/2012 5:28:44 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: scottjewell; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE :”The Civil Rights Agenda, a local LGBT rights advocacy group, filed multiple complaints with the Illinois Department of Human Rights Thursday, alleging that the Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A restaurant chain’s “intolerant corporate culture” violates Illinois law and a provision in the state’s Human Rights Act.
“In our current high speed media and social media environment, Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published, to hundreds of millions of people, that LGBT people are unacceptable and objectionable,” said Jacob Meister, Governing Board President of TCRA and the attorney who filed the complaint. “They have made it clear the lives of LGBT individuals are unacceptable to them and that same-gender families are unwelcome at Chick-fil-A.

...“intolerant corporate culture” violates Illinois law and a provision in the state’s Human Rights Act ????

I have always been skeptical of employer discrimination and harassment laws and their constitutionality. Now they apply to homos, err LBGTs.

270 posted on 08/03/2012 5:31:38 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: scottjewell

Oooo thoughtcrime! No actual discrimination, just a suggestion of “hostility.” This is where it is going, folks. Hope you all have kept your powder dry!


271 posted on 08/03/2012 5:35:36 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

:: John Zaharakis in Chicago ::

Ha! A Greek that goes greek!


272 posted on 08/03/2012 5:36:40 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: sickoflibs

Yes - furthermore legally all is open to vague interpretation which makes the whole thing murky and hard to pin down.

As in this part of the statement, which is clearly in the minds of the lgbts and was never said or implied:

“They have made it clear the lives of LGBT individuals are unacceptable to them and that same-gender families are unwelcome at Chick-fil-A.”

This would appear to be the gay communities’ interpretation of the “Chick-Fil-A corporate culture” - in reality, it is that they cannot bear tolerance merely, and want absolute approval, which is driving this thing. Can that be part of jurisprudence? No longer tolerance , but approval, or cries of “discrimination” and litigation will follow?


273 posted on 08/03/2012 5:37:39 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The 1st amendment protects free speech. It is legally protected. Now, if they can prove that Chick-Fil-A, via their hiring practices, was able to prevent their homosexual employees from getting married to each other, there is a case.

Let’s see how that flies.


274 posted on 08/03/2012 5:52:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: chessplayer
“Either the CEO backs down, or court costs will cost him a fortune”

I suspect just last Wed. profits will more than take care of any potential legal cost.

Maybe this issue will get fast tracked to the Supreme Court where Roberts will have a chance to redeem himself (or not)

275 posted on 08/03/2012 5:54:29 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: scottjewell
I am no lawyer but dont they have to have a specific injured party?
So do they trot out a gay who says he was scared to apply for a job there because of recent public (political) statements?

Where I live in Maryland where there have been discrimination laws protecting sexual orientation for years and I am rare here because I always saw the danger in expanding such a classification to a vague term called 'orientation'.

Last year they expanded it to trans-sexuals.

276 posted on 08/03/2012 5:55:12 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: cuban leaf

Good point. Yes, let’s see how it flies...


277 posted on 08/03/2012 5:55:40 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“His comments make LGBT people, a protected minority class, feel “unwelcome, objectionable or unacceptable” at Chick-fil-A restaurants, or “public accommodations” under Section 5-102(B) of the Illinois Human Rights Act, Martinez said.”

1st amendment trumps Illinois Human Rights Act. Even if you say it as the leader of your company. Every company is allowed to have values. And those values are protected by the 1st amendment as well.

It would be fun to sue an overtly homosexual local establishment for makning you feel uncomfortable because, as a heterosexual they have done to you what this complaint accuses Chick-Fil-A of.

These guys must really hate the 1st amendment.

Sorry guys/gays.


278 posted on 08/03/2012 5:58:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: chessplayer

If the person’s story is not corroborated by other employees it’s worthless.......


279 posted on 08/03/2012 6:08:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: boatbums

Please gives us a full report if you go. Lol


280 posted on 08/03/2012 6:11:11 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: scottjewell

Where is Judge Roy Bean when you need him?


281 posted on 08/03/2012 6:15:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: sickoflibs
LGBT queer rights advocacy group, filed multiple complaints with the Illinois Department of Human Rights

our governments at all levels have simply become too big...this group of queers can fire shots at a taxpaying corp, who has no real ability to do anything but waste cash in defense of their name...they do it, or be penalized by the *law* as 'haters'...

you would think that Dan Cathy wrote the Bible personally or somethin...

eventually, the only defense against these groups will be for the locals to find em and burn em out...

282 posted on 08/03/2012 6:18:36 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

It’s about ‘fairness’ dude :)

Oh, and ‘equality’


283 posted on 08/03/2012 6:37:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Chickensoup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2T0qDDo1Dk


284 posted on 08/03/2012 7:33:10 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: sickoflibs

Those sicko flibs will do it to you (just an aside).

Alexis de Tocqueville said that Europeans will try to get freedom, but will settle for less. They will, however, kill and die for equality. Americans, supposedly, have it the other way around. So now America is becoming Europeanized. And you know why they call ‘em Europeans. Because You’re a peon if you’re thinking European.


285 posted on 08/03/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5; scottjewell; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
RE :”Alexis de Tocqueville said that Europeans will try to get freedom, but will settle for less. They will, however, kill and die for equality. Americans, supposedly, have it the other way around. So now America is becoming Europeanized. And you know why they call ‘em Europeans. Because You’re a peon if you’re thinking European

It all depends on how you define equality too.

Is it equality when a business has to give handi-capped spots to officially certified handicapped that I cant use and charge me the same as them for it?
Or charge me the same as child bearing women who get Obama-care reproductive (and other womens) services that I cant use as a man?
Is taking from some to give to others ‘equality’??

Strictly speaking that is the Karl Marx definition of 'equality', although Dems have made most (public figure) Republicans teriffied to use the word Marxism, calling it McCarthyism.

286 posted on 08/03/2012 8:01:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

Marxist equality: Equal results.

de Tocqueville equality: Equal opportunity.

Marxist argument: Unequal results = presumptive proof of unequal opportunity, putting burden of proof of innocence on employer.

de Tocqueville equality: Unequal results = cause to suspect unequal opportunity and investigate further. Burden of proof remains on plaintiff.


287 posted on 08/03/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Then there’s the Chic Fil A civil rights complaint version of equality.

Saying something that hurts the feelings of gays might cause gays to feel discriminated against, and therefore violates their civil rights in advance of any actual discrimination. We’re through the looking glass, people. Curiouser and curiouser. Beware the jaberwock.


288 posted on 08/03/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: sickoflibs; scottjewell; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; ...

” I have always been skeptical of employer discrimination and harassment laws and their constitutionality. “

And for GOOD reason!


289 posted on 08/03/2012 10:45:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sickoflibs

that should be on behalf of Chick..hahah politics politics. is Acorn mixed up in this. How about intolerant public officials attacking job makers. Its all about parasites.


290 posted on 08/03/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert
RE :”How about intolerant public officials attacking job makers.

I don't think libs look at private sector employers the way we do. They see them as slave-masters and the employees as slaves, and they are Lincoln trying to free them with gubmnt jobs(the only important work), or food stamps.

I guess in this case the gays are the slaves.

Fortunately for them most people today educated in public schools are trained to believe it.

291 posted on 08/03/2012 11:46:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

you know who started all this..our Prez came out for gay marriage then chick ..and then the mayors..chick is private owned but since win is ok for elected servants to dictate. this is just plain liberal mob rule..


292 posted on 08/03/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

but no one disscriminated..it is hetrosexual envy.a partner will never be anything more than a partner.


293 posted on 08/03/2012 2:39:40 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: scottjewell

Face it Flounder (or whatever the complainant calls himself), you are inferior - and you will be until you recognize the immorality of your lifestyle.


294 posted on 08/03/2012 3:26:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: scottjewell

The name was redacted because the complainant is a hypocrite. How do I know? You can see his name in the upper right on most pages: John Zaharakis, 44 y/o, owner of the gay bar Cocktail in Chicago. They regularly have mostly naked men dancing for the customers, so his claim to be a Christian is more propaganda. His lawsuit doesn’t even state he entered a Chick-Fil-A. Also, look up the Illinois statute. You read further and it plainly states the free exercise of religiously based views shall not constitute a civil rights violation! There’s no record of him having a daughter with his partner, Dusty Hoffman.
But the most hypocritical thing about this all is that his bar discriminates against straight women...they even have a sign! CFA doesn’t bar anyone from their restaurants in ANY way, but John will. Don’t believe me, just google discrimination and Zaharakis. Many of the gay blogs that talk about it even admit that it’s discriminatory. So where’s Rahm & Moreno now? Public records also reveal 15 liens/judgments from the IRS, the state, and private individuals - one of whom was the General Manager of Cocktail! The most recent liens were on July 16, 2012. This is the same day he alleged he felt discriminated against. Someone needs money badly.
This is the best complaint they could muster? The suit itself is baseless and the complainer is the one who should be sued. The arguments these GLBT extremists have are hollow and sensational. Just question their sources before believing the hype.


295 posted on 08/03/2012 8:20:17 PM PDT by eelynek (Pinnacle of Hypocrisy)
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To: eelynek

Wow, great work!!!


296 posted on 08/03/2012 8:43:23 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: DAC21
I guess I'll put a few bucks aside for the Chick Fil A Legal Defense Fund.

All I need to figure out is what they have to defend themselves from.

Classic Victim-hood Liberalism, “I feel, therefore I am”.

297 posted on 08/03/2012 9:08:53 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: eelynek

Yes, the whole case is bogus. Thank you for all of that additional information which only confirms this more wholly.


298 posted on 08/04/2012 5:03:33 AM PDT by scottjewell
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