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A Fast Food Loyalty Rooted in Southern Identity (NYT goes there)
The New York Times ^ | Augus, 2012 | Kim Severson

Posted on 08/02/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ATLANTA — Food has always been a complex issue in the South, where the country’s most distinct culinary region often eats its supper against a backdrop of race and religion.

So for a Southerner like Justin Breen, whether or not to go to Chick-fil-A is not as simple as choosing sides in a national cultural war that has pitted people who support the chain’s biblical position on homosexuality against those who do not.

For Mr. Breen, a young motion graphic designer with many tattoos, a baseball cap and a best friend in the gay pornography business, the chain’s chicken sandwiches and waffle fries transcend all the protests and political symbolism that have played out this week.

“Chick-fil-A is tradition,” he said after his regular stop for a chicken biscuit breakfast on Tuesday...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: chickfila; dixie; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; samesexmarriage
How in the world are they winning the culture wars?
1 posted on 08/02/2012 7:52:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> How in the world are they winning the culture wars?

Are they *really* winning the culture wars? They lose fairly consistently whenever it’s put to a vote.

Or is it just that they possess all the megaphones (teevee, movies, newspapers, music industry) that proclaim that “queer” is the new culture?


2 posted on 08/02/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NYT agree’s with Obama....... Southerners are bitter clingers. Keep insulting us leftists. Hey North Carolina a secret White House source has told me Obama insulted your Grandmothers and BBQ!!


3 posted on 08/02/2012 8:02:48 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Simpering introspection in the face of a massive show of support. They're attempting to rationalize it away, in their own little way. It can't possibly be that they're on the wrong side of free speech, just can't be, so they've gone hunting for reassurance and validation in the usual manner.
4 posted on 08/02/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
in a national cultural war

LOL! Kimmie... if there's a national cultural war instead of leftist temper tantrums, you might want to avoid rope and lamp-posts and the guys carrying torches and pitchforks.

They don't even understand when they get whooped.

/johnny

5 posted on 08/02/2012 8:05:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow. What a crock. They couldn't win on the gay issue because regardless of their fervent desires there just aren't that many perverts or pervert supporters. So now, they have to make an association between Chick-Fil-A and the Confederacy. The KKK will be next. This is kind of how CWI started. The northern manufacturing base ain't what it once was, though. Photobucket
6 posted on 08/02/2012 8:07:55 PM PDT by One Name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t notice southern accents on the thousands of people who lined up to wait for hours outside the Chicago area Chick-fil-a restaurants yesterday.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What sort of person writes this crap?


8 posted on 08/02/2012 8:12:32 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I think we know why they are winning the war.

Too many pussies.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: One Name
Aren't nukes built mainly in Texas and Tennessee? ;)

/johnny

10 posted on 08/02/2012 8:14:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: x1stcav
What sort of person writes this crap?

An idjit. A leftist idjit. I could continue, but it would be piling on.

/johnny

11 posted on 08/02/2012 8:18:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RegulatorCountry

BINGO!...U nailed it completely!


12 posted on 08/02/2012 8:20:15 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: JRandomFreeper

We’re settin’ pretty, what with fracking and all. Pipelines, refineries, steel production, aircraft mfg (Kansas).

Canada to Texas.

Little different deal this time, IMHO.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 8:25:34 PM PDT by One Name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They aren’t winning the culture war they just want to spin the narrative that way so you’ll give up. What Libs don’t understand is there is nothing forward or progressive about wickedness it has been around since Satan got kicked out of Heaven, since Cain killed Able, since the beginning of time.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 8:27:59 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (conservatism is a lifestyle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if the weenies who write articles like this realize that if they drive ten miles beyond the limits of any city in America they will find basically the same culture that supports Chic-Fil-A in the South. Another ten miles and they will be in deep, dark flyover country, where the natives go to church and vote solidly Republican.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 8:35:35 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“They speak of industrialization and becoming a part of modern America, but still holding on to identity,” Professor Ferris said...”


These knuckle dragging commies better buy a clue. We are holding onto the American-American constitutional idenity and Southern food had nothing to do with the Nationwide protest.

The commies tried to attack the first amendment and shove their stinkin’ thinkin’ up our butts like they own us. They don’t own us and now they are messing their diapers after seeing the public, once again, remind them that they are a teeny weeny minority of knuckle dragging perverts and freaks of nature.

In the book of “How do we fool ‘em next?” this creative “smart” liberal came up with the a demeaning divide and conquer lie that the protest was only in the South and had to do with our love for food. We are to believe that the only Christians in the US reside in the South. Liberals are ghastly and ghoulish liars.

And by the way, the failure face NYT is only paying for this bigot’s on line connection because the Ford Foundations gave them half a million dollars to keep the doors open. Soon this pitiful excuse for an American will be on the street with the OWS stinky people where he belongs.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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they’re winning the culture wars because christians are not spending enough time with your children. evangelical should be focus on the family first. I watch my neighbor spend an inordinate amount of time at church events while his kids are messed up from lack of attention. I know more about what his kids are doing then he does.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 8:38:10 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Photobucket
18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:52:57 PM PDT by baddog 219
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That’s why, after checking with a gay friend to make sure he was not offending him, Mr. Morrison decided to continue to eat at Chick-fil-A

After checking with his friend in the gay porn industry? He’s gayer than his gay friend by miles. The east coast crap in this story makes me want to puke. The writer knows not the south or our people or food


19 posted on 08/02/2012 9:10:34 PM PDT by Figment
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To: jakerobins

Obama insulted your Grandmothers and BBQ!!

I insult their BBQ too. They cook with the right wood, but their sides are disgusting. Mayonaise in the cole slaw?


20 posted on 08/02/2012 9:14:00 PM PDT by Figment
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To: RegulatorCountry

Ding Ding Ding, I think we have a winner


21 posted on 08/02/2012 9:15:28 PM PDT by Figment
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To: x1stcav

What sort of person writes this crap?

A whore for the progressives would be my guess........


22 posted on 08/02/2012 11:20:27 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Food has always been a complex issue in the South, where the country’s most distinct culinary region often eats its supper against a backdrop of race and religion.

What???? What in the world is complex about meat and two veggies, perhaps some bread and sweet ice tea?

Ain't no backdrop of "race and religion" at my home. You're hungry, you eat. Okay, you eat AFTER you say a prayer because God provided the food (and also if you tasted my mama's cooking, sometimes it needed blessing). But how in the WORLD does race come into it?

Sheesh. D-yankees!

23 posted on 08/03/2012 12:29:50 AM PDT by Jemian
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Who writes this drivel....?

Kim Severeson: Severson, who is openly gay, served as vice-president of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association. She has written about the economic and cultural impact of being a lesbian without the benefits of legal marriage.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 3:19:23 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can count on the NYT to know how to get ahold of a gay porno producer. Probably a personal contact.


25 posted on 08/03/2012 3:34:36 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: raybbr

The same type of person who teaches in HS and college.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 3:46:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Nervous Tick

They’ve got the minds of our children and expect to win in a decade or so.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 3:56:16 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SampleMan
You can count on the NYT to know how to get ahold of a gay porno producer. Probably a personal contact.

Truer than you may think. It is no coincidence that they find the people they do to profile.

28 posted on 08/03/2012 4:05:34 AM PDT by southern rock
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