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Chicago Chick-fil-A supporters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel: 'Do not disrespect us'
The Examiner ^ | August 1, 2012 | Radell Smith

Posted on 08/02/2012 11:19:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CHICAGO, Illinois Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepped off a political cliff when he said Chick-fil-A’s values were not Chicago’s values, and some of his constituents are telling him so on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. And others may choose to do so at the polls during his next election.

The former White House employee obviously forgot that he represents all of Chicago’s citizens and not just those who share his views, like the minority that believe in same-sex marriage.

He also appeared to forget that he needs those Christian voters who helped put him into office the first time, like Reginald Baucus, who is the pastor of a West Side church in the state. And some Christian leaders in the state are reminding him of that fact.

“Do not disrespect us,” warned Rev. Charles Lyons of the Armitage Baptist Church.

And the good reverend wasn’t alone in addressing the former White House chief of staff’s political blunder, as many Christians in the Chicago community also let it be known that he didn’t speak for them either in the Chick-fil-A controversy, including the Cardinal Francis George.

Rahm, who followed Chicago Alderman Proco Joe Moreno in the hotly contested issue, had hoped to use his position as mayor to denounce Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s statements in support of traditional marriage...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: chicago; chickfila; illinois; rahmemanuel
Why would anyone who considers themselves a Christian vote for Rahm Emanuel or Barack Obama in the first place?
1 posted on 08/02/2012 11:19:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 posted on 08/02/2012 11:38:20 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; FReepers; Patriots

"We'll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution, our TEA Party and Chick-fil-A."

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3 posted on 08/02/2012 11:47:30 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Chicago Chick-fil-A supporters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel: ‘Do not disrespect us’

Right. Every day you allow this thug tyrant to remain in office is “disrespecting you”.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 4:33:36 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
“Do not disrespect us,” warned Rev. Charles Lyons of the Armitage Baptist Church.

We are standing boldly and speaking with civility and the subtle thunder in these non angry voices is deafening.

For years people of faith and conservatives have been afraid to speak, 8/1/12 was the death of Political Correctness, thank you Mr. Cathy.

But what I am about to say maybe more controversial, Thank You Glenn Beck. You told us to go boldly with out fear and to speak the truth.

My guess is within the bowels of the DNC, Progressive Think Tanks, and Soros Shadow Progressive Group, they are starting to see that wave on the horizon, and it is starting to dawn on them it maybe a Tusnami....

5 posted on 08/03/2012 4:41:11 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

For me, the crux of this issue is not gay marriage. I do not like gay bashing. Any gay person is someone’s son or daughter and is a child of God. The bashing that goes on gives the other side ample justification for calling us haters. Expressing a view as Mr. Cathy did was not gay bashing and Christians should follow that example.

That being said, the Chick-Fil-A phenomenon is the tip of the iceberg. What’s underneath is a huge mass of anger and frustration at liberals who circumvent the will of the people by judicial activism and executive fiat.

This has been going on for decades. Look at all the referendums in various states that are overturned by courts; at Florida 2000; Kelo; Obamacare; TARP; Porkulus; Frank/Dodd and subprime mortgages; out of control spending; lack of border controls; on and on.

We go to the ballot box with the hope and trust that we live in a representative Republic, yet every time we turn around, we are met with the tyranny of the minority.

These are the issues we should carry into November because they are the winning issues at the top of voters’ concerns.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 5:35:31 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: taildragger
My guess is within the bowels of the DNC, Progressive Think Tanks, and Soros Shadow Progressive Group, they are starting to see that wave on the horizon, and it is starting to dawn on them it maybe a Tusnami....

You can add Gonzaga University "Progressives" to that:

So embarrassed for you. It takes a special kind of wingnut to express support for the First Amendment, and advertise his strangely virulent aversion to gay rights, by standing in line to buy junk food at a fast food restaurant.

The person that posted that spent too many of his waking hours at Jack & Dan's Tavern.

7 posted on 08/03/2012 5:49:13 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would anyone who considers themselves a Christian be a democrat?


8 posted on 08/03/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT by ontap
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The liberal politicians forget the important back story to this whole thing:

EVERY SINGLE TIME HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE IS VOTED ON BY THE PEOPLE IT LOSES.

They just can’t wrap their brain around the fact that they are in the minority. Sometimes it causes them to say really stupid things.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 6:18:45 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ontap
Why would anyone who considers themselves a Christian be a democrat?

Those would be the “Robin hood” Christians or those who believe in charity at the point of a gun.

10 posted on 08/03/2012 6:19:52 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: taildragger

A friend’s daughter works at a Chick-Fil-A. They are a strong Christian family.

Anyway, on Wednesday her daughter (let’s call her Judy) was working and there were about ten protesters across the grass from the restaurant on the sidewalk next to the highway.

One of Judy’s friends joined the protesters because he is liberal and agrees with the homosexuals that it is a human rights issue. Because it was such a hot day, Judy decided to take a glass of water to him. When she gave it to him the other protesters assumed she supported them. When asked she said no, but she thought they were hot and could use some water.

The “F” word and various other spittle drenched epitaphs ensued.

Bottom line is that this whole thing is a form of “TEA Party meets OWS”. The differences between the two groups and their “attitude” is striking.

Sadly, I do not think this will end well. The conservatives understand the concept of “speak softly, but carry a big stick”. They are much more well armed than these loudmouth punks and are much more well trained.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 6:29:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: South40

that graphic needs to be updated...with the Adam Smith saga.

His firing was the best part of my day yesterday.

It is a valuable lesson to every person about what you put on the internet.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 7:15:34 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: randita
For me, the crux of this issue is not gay marriage. I do not like gay bashing. Any gay person is someone’s son or daughter and is a child of God. The bashing that goes on gives the other side ample justification for calling us haters. Expressing a view as Mr. Cathy did was not gay bashing and Christians should follow that example. That being said, the Chick-Fil-A phenomenon is the tip of the iceberg. What’s underneath is a huge mass of anger and frustration at liberals who circumvent the will of the people by judicial activism and executive fiat. This has been going on for decades. Look at all the referendums in various states that are overturned by courts; at Florida 2000; Kelo; Obamacare; TARP; Porkulus; Frank/Dodd and subprime mortgages; out of control spending; lack of border controls; on and on. We go to the ballot box with the hope and trust that we live in a representative Republic, yet every time we turn around, we are met with the tyranny of the minority. These are the issues we should carry into November because they are the winning issues at the top of voters’ concerns.

Post of the day Randita, thank you, Copy Paste it and start a thread w/ it. with a title....

Oh, you forgot the GM mess and the abrogation of contract law! :-)... Just kidding :-).

13 posted on 08/03/2012 7:25:13 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: randita
I do not like gay bashing. Any gay person is someone’s son or daughter and is a child of God.

So are mass murderers.

14 posted on 08/03/2012 7:32:08 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He also appeared to forget that he needs those Christian voters

It is CHICAGO, for pete's sake. He only needs a few hundred actual voters and his army of operatives and activists and fixers to win an election.

15 posted on 08/03/2012 7:32:30 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s the thing: Rahm and the other big city mayors WANT to keep the focus on CFA. They know they wont actually lose because of it, and it provides a good distraction from the issue of inner city violence. ESP black on gay violence (like that recent attack in DC)


16 posted on 08/03/2012 7:32:48 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter
Here’s the thing: Rahm and the other big city mayors WANT to keep the focus on CFA. They know they wont actually lose because of it, and it provides a good distraction from the issue of inner city violence. ESP black on gay violence (like that recent attack in DC)

True. Many "Christian" and "conservative" "leaders" want the focus to be on this too, to distract folks from the fact that they are supporting for president a man who unilaterally instituted "gay" "marriage," homosexualized the government schools, and thinks adoptions by homosexuals is the way to go.

17 posted on 08/03/2012 7:45:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And since Chicago values consist of political corruption and drive-by shootings, who needs ‘em anyway?


18 posted on 08/03/2012 7:53:01 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: randita
I do not like gay bashing. Any gay person is someone’s son or daughter and is a child of God. The bashing that goes on gives the other side ample justification for calling us haters.

On another thread, I posted this suggestion about how to answer kids' questions about homosexuals.

"There are some people who are mentally ill with same sex affection disorder. We call them homosexuals. Most of them are not bad people, just a little sick. But some are dangerous, so never let one get you alone.

We shouldn't hate them, but we have to be aware of them. That house with the rainbow flag is a house to avoid. It is not right to harrass them or beat them up, but don't let them get too close either. You can be their friend, but not too close a friend.

It is OK to let them know that God loves them, and that we will pray for them to be cured of their illness. Then we should include them in our prayers. Any questions?"

Of course, to liberals, any mention of God is hate speech...

Homosexual, because there's nothing GAY about it!

19 posted on 08/03/2012 8:06:57 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: randita

What I am saying is be real careful with the ‘love the sinner’ thing when you get into the realm of these people. They embrace evil and reject God and all that is good. They are the type who you give a cup of water to and they throw a cup of urine back. This is work for an exorcist, not a sympathethic conservative Christian.


20 posted on 08/03/2012 8:11:17 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: JimRed
It is OK to let them know that God loves them, and that we will pray for them to be cured of their illness. Then we should include them in our prayers. Any questions?"

Agreed, but stay out of piss range when you 'let them know that God loves them'.

21 posted on 08/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

Not all of them are as you describe. Only a very vociferous minority.

Just as liberal hate speech is not going to win any converts, conservative hate speech will not either.

Following the example of Mr. Cathy and standing on the Biblical principles of marriage is the way to go, IMO. Name calling and painting everyone with the same broad brush is not.

Jesus’s message was one of love and forgiveness. His Gospel was a message to the least, the last, and the lost.

Matt. 7:5


22 posted on 08/03/2012 8:50:51 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: taildragger
I would do as you suggest, except I'm not in the mood to get mercilessly zotted today (regarding the first part of my post).

Just as I did during the GOP primary, I'm about to take a haitus from FR. The group think, rudeness, and crudeness are going way beyond the pale. Last night, I actually read (paraphrasing) "if you don't think gays are the personification of Satan himself, you're not a Christian". How's that for showing Christian love and forgiveness? Matt. 7:5

23 posted on 08/03/2012 8:56:10 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: randita
It may be that only a few percent are vociferous and vile in public. All are vile in private.

I would contend that only a few percent at the other end of the curve are amenable to Real Conversion in any ordinary circumstances (not counting the very Last Days).

I'm sure God would commend you for going after the group in the middle of the curve. I'm not up to that.

Peace be with you and your family.

24 posted on 08/03/2012 11:16:10 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"

Far be it from me to cast the first stone.

25 posted on 08/03/2012 2:03:53 PM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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