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Chick-fil-A President Says Company Opposes Gay Marriage
foxnews.com ^ | 7/18/12 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:31 PM PDT by onlylewis

The president of Chick-fil-A said his company is “guilty as charged” when it comes to supporting traditional marriage and warned that gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”

Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer, told Baptist Press that the company founded by his father was unapologetically in favor of traditional marriage.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: business; cathy; chickfila; christians; gaymarriage; goodforthem; homosexualagenda; traditional
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they risk being further marginalized

Cathy’s comments brought condemnation from the Human Rights Campaign

Chicken With a Side of Bigotry: Chick-fil-A’s Ungodly Business Plan

his stance against gays and lesbians is not only distasteful, it is stupidly counterproductive to business (and what could be holier than the bottom line)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The pro-gay marriage crowd keep making such comments as above but if I'm not mistaken Chick-fil-a keeps making profit year after year after year.

1 posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:37 PM PDT by onlylewis
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To: onlylewis

There goes that company.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He and his father have famously kept the chain private because going public would inevitably lead to opening their doors on Sunday after pressure from their shareholders. I think they’ll continue to operate their company as they see fit.

However, they do have to answer to their franchisees, but they are very selective: you can’t, for example, own more than one franchise.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 5:51:06 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: onlylewis

Good for him!


4 posted on 07/18/2012 5:52:14 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: onlylewis

Good for them, nothing more needs be said.


5 posted on 07/18/2012 5:53:02 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: onlylewis

Funny how Fox news wrote this story up as Cathy supports “traditional marriage”. Other “news” outlets wote it as Cathy opposes “marriage equality”, like he’s some kind of troglodyte. How I HATE the liberal media.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 5:55:17 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: nickcarraway
Time for a buycott.
7 posted on 07/18/2012 5:55:34 PM PDT by 103198
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To: boop
Also notice he jabbed the divorcees as well:

We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives.

Think divorcees (or the MSM on their behalf) will raise a stink, or only the ultrahypersensitive LGBT community?

8 posted on 07/18/2012 5:58:01 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: 103198

I’d love to.. sadly... Not one in town..

Wish I had the $ to open one.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 5:58:01 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: onlylewis

Am I dreaming? WONDERFUL! They have NOTHING to worry about from the double-gated freaks at the HRC. We the People will give them more business than they could ever imagine to support this principled stand.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT by montag813
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To: onlylewis
I've noticed something odd as a result of being on facebook. I have some gay friends on fb, but they never post anything about gay rights or gay marriage. They post mainly about their pets and other innocuous subjects. But there are a few straights that seem obsessed with gay marriage and post links and photos about it incessantly. Nice that fb has a "hide story" function. Those friends that post Obama crud get the "unsubscribe" function.
11 posted on 07/18/2012 5:59:33 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Dan Nunn

I like their food a lot (and generally, it’s very healthy for fast food); the only reason I don’t go there more often is their location. It does bother me a little that businesses are open every day; it was illegal in Chicago for car dealerships to be open on Sunday, the thinking was that people deserved a day of worship/family time, and when people needed a car, they would buy one on the other days of the week. But in this era, I don’t think that this would work.

You have to give them some credit for taking a stand; it’s their company (privately held)...but the franchisees will take the brunt of the backlash.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 103198
Time for a buycott.

I'm in.

13 posted on 07/18/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: onlylewis
Just had my first one today.

I had the charbroiled one, with the "criss cross" fries. Mrs China Clipper had a regular sandwich.

All and all not bad for $12 total.

BTW, noticed that since 1946 they do NOT open on Sundays. How quaint.

14 posted on 07/18/2012 6:06:18 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: 103198

>>Time for a buycott.

I just made my lunch plans for tomorrow. Time for some chikin and waffle fries!


15 posted on 07/18/2012 6:08:19 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: JamesA

Chick-fil-A is a family-oriented, Christian centered restaurant. Their background music is even Christian.
They employ nothing but the friendlinest people. What in the world is wrong with a company stating it’s Christian values? Am I missing something here? All restaurants should be as family-friendly as Chick-fil-A. I support them 1000%.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 6:11:33 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: boop

It is a crucial Marxist strategy to control the language which controls the masses perceptions.

This is why Communist nations (Brave New World) control information. It allows only certain concepts and creates the allowed Worldview (especially for the children).

It is why Freedom of Speech and to debate ideas is crucial to free societies. Political Correctness comes straight from Mao and shuts down all debate so that only certain ideas are allowed in the public square. It will determine the proper worldview of the future generation. It is why God is removed from the public square and we have no freedom of religion. Marxists need to kill God so they can make the State god.

Only when you completely control the language can you make people believe Evil is Good like they did with pairing up the oxymoron, homosexual “marriage” years ago-—to make it seem logical and feasible when the “idea” is silly and impossible.

Marxists have controlled the allowed dialogue since 1970 and is pushing “up is down” to destroy logic and reason—the necessary element of Rule of Law and Just Law. Now we have Unjust Laws being forced on us and people don’t realize how unconstitutional it is (read tagline).


17 posted on 07/18/2012 6:12:07 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: onlylewis

The Chik-Fil-A near my house is always busy, there’s always a wait either in drive-thru or at the counter. Other fast food joints nearby are not nearly as busy. Chik-Fil-A employees greet you when you come in or drive up, they are very polite and respond politely when you thank them. They are mostly American kids and all clean-cut looking. The other places nearby employee a lot of folks that don’t speak good English and that are not required to be polite to customers. The contrast is striking and is a main reason why people go there.

That the Cathys are Bible believing Christians is no secret so their stance on social issues should not surprise anyone (except for those who expect Christians to put politics ahead of God). I thank God for them and pray His highest blessings upon them.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 6:13:13 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: onlylewis

“Chick-fil-A President Says Company Opposes Gay Marriage”

That a multi-state company like Chick-fil-A is willing to take a stand for morality in 2012 warms my heart. There are so few of them that won’t back down when the pink mafia and leftist media come after them.

Eat mor chikin.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 6:13:40 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: onlylewis
A restaurant where one doesn't have fudgepackers and carpet munchers flaunting themselves. I bet they will lose all of that 1% of business. The other >50% of the customer base is elated.
20 posted on 07/18/2012 6:14:56 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SharpRightTurn

and here I thought that when Chick-fil-A offered a free sandwich on election day 2008 if you had an “I voted” sticker they were being Øbamabots.

Hanging head in shame.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 6:17:50 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: NKP_Vet

It is not politically correct because they tow the Christian Ethics of our Founding Fathers and eject the Marxist ethics of Barney Frank and zero.

The Postmodernists killed God, if you haven’t noticed, and are trying to eliminate God from our Constitution so they can remove all our Natural Rights-—which can only come from God (under our Constitution). They are forcing Rights from their god (Satan) and Barney Frank—Totally Transforming our nation to one under Satan instead of God. The elites want to make themselves gods and make slaves of the masses.

They hate the Judeo-Christian ethics because they create individualist who are responsible citizens who refuse to accept slavery and evil as “good”. They don’t want their sons thinking sodomy is ever “good”. It destroys Christian Ethics.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Bryanw92; All

Chick-fil-A
I could eat there seven times a day
Where the people laugh and children play
Oh I’m in love
with Chick-fil-A...


23 posted on 07/18/2012 6:22:09 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: onlylewis

and i used to be a Cheerios eater but now refuse to buy anything from pro-homo General Mills....


24 posted on 07/18/2012 6:26:33 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: onlylewis

“The pro-gay marriage crowd keep making such comments as above but if I’m not mistaken Chick-fil-a keeps making profit year after year after year.”

Seems like a good investment. They are going after the “other 98%” that most other companies have not interest in...


25 posted on 07/18/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by BobL
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To: TheRobb7

Been there once. Food was good, the drinks weren’t watered down and the svc. was nice. Will go again when in the area.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 6:28:14 PM PDT by virgil
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To: China Clipper

BTW, noticed that since 1946 they do NOT open on Sundays. How quaint.”

That’s an interesting word which I haven’t heard in quite a while. I grew up in a time when hardly anything was open on Sunday except for gas stations and church - the Blue Laws era. Wish they would do it again but suspect people have forgotten how to entertain themselves or spend a day doing something quiet and just being with family. Think there would be a whole lot less stress is everything just stopped once in a while.

Never could understand Louisiana’s blue laws though. You could buy gas and booze which they sold at the gas stations but couldn’t buy a pair of stockings to wear to church.

Glad you went to Chic Fil A. Told my grandson that we’ve been there so much he is beginning to resemble a chicken strip.


27 posted on 07/18/2012 6:28:55 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: onlylewis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OwZGmYV-1I

Must watch video of comedian Tim Hawkins performing at what I assume is a Chick Fil A convention.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: savagesusie

As long as the Christian-hating Soreto sits in the WHite House, the attack on Christian values will never end.


29 posted on 07/18/2012 6:32:41 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

No, my FRiend. Hawkins is a Christian comedian who performs at churches across the country.


30 posted on 07/18/2012 6:35:23 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: onlylewis

Good for him!


31 posted on 07/18/2012 6:37:24 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: China Clipper

The only problem with Chick-fil-A being closed on Sundays is that I can’t have lunch there after Sunday school.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:31 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: China Clipper

The only problem with Chick-fil-A being closed on Sundays is that I can’t have lunch there after Sunday school.


33 posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: TheRobb7

Tim Hawkins is a funny guy. He makes some great faces while performing.


34 posted on 07/18/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT by mothball
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35 posted on 07/18/2012 6:43:29 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: onlylewis
I limit my trade with companies supporting conservative values. Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby are two of my favorites. I will not shop at J C Penny, Target, etc.
36 posted on 07/18/2012 6:43:54 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: onlylewis

37 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: NKP_Vet

You are correct....Soreto will only promote his god, Satan. He loathes the Judeo-Christian God (and this country) because it is the foundation of all of our Natural Rights which is causing him problems with totalitarian power over the masses.

True Christians like the Chick-fil-A group will not have Satanists telling them they have to believe a sick, dehumanizing act is “good”. True Christians take their Standards from the Word of God—not Satan and Barney Frank.


38 posted on 07/18/2012 6:45:12 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: TheRobb7

Yes I know who Tim Hawkins is. He also performs at homeschool conventions. This particular video that I linked to seems to be from a Chick Fil A event. He adds a new verse to the Chick Fil A song and takes a jab at the owner Dan Cathy. The camera then pans from Tim Hawkins to a couple laughing hysterically. I assumed they were the Cathy’s.


39 posted on 07/18/2012 6:46:13 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: China Clipper

-——BTW, noticed that since 1946 they do NOT open on Sundays. How quaint. -——

Quaint ?
I think the word you are looking for is “conviction” or maybe “principled”


40 posted on 07/18/2012 6:47:45 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: TheRobb7

Tim Hawkins is the Christian comedian who does lots of songs with his guitar. Do not get him confused with comedian Robert Hawkins, who is funny, but is foul mouthed and often down right dirty.


41 posted on 07/18/2012 6:50:04 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just good looking democrats.)
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To: onlylewis

They just announced that they are building a new place a few blocks form the house. One of my sons can’t wait because he wants to work there and we have a friend who likely knows the franchise owner.

Great food and awesome service.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 7:01:18 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: onlylewis

43 posted on 07/18/2012 7:07:08 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Rather odd, I have the exact opposite experience. Although a few of my friends are libtards, the only ones who post about “marriage equality” or such drivel are the militant Sodomites. The straight folks post about where we grew up, music we like, online games and so forth.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 7:14:07 PM PDT by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: RebelBanker

GREAT! We love Chick-Fil-A — they are SO efficient in how they move customers through the lines as well.


45 posted on 07/18/2012 7:28:12 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: onlylewis

I work at Chick-fil-A. I have met this president of CFA, Dan Cathy. He and his family are as real as they get. His father, Truett Cathy, who founded CFA, is probably one of the most Godly men you will ever meet if you meet him. They not only talk the talk, they walk the walk. CFA makes more money in 6 days then most fast food restaurants make in 7, so they can afford to be closed on Sundays.


46 posted on 07/18/2012 7:28:36 PM PDT by Big Steve
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To: The Antiyuppie
but the franchisees will take the brunt of the backlash.

Around here the CFA drive-thoughs have at least 4 times as many cars backed up as any other resturant, and nearly continuously every day. And they serve food faster than anyone else.

They serve a lot more people than even a mcDonalds with double drive-throughs.

I doubt they'll even notice.

The lines might even get longer.

47 posted on 07/18/2012 7:37:03 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: onlylewis
Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer, told Baptist Press that the company founded by his father was unapologetically in favor of traditional marriage.

Good for Dan Cathy - lots of us out here in the real world - 'unapologetically' stand in favor of traditional marriage. We're tired of liberal bigots and traditional-a-phobes....

48 posted on 07/18/2012 7:38:18 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Popman
quaint
   [kweynt]

1.adjective, quaint·er, quaint·est.
2.having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque: a quaint old house.
strange, peculiar, or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way: a quaint sense of humor.
3.skillfully or cleverly made.
4.Obsolete . wise; skilled.

Yup,quaint works for me. It's a good thing. I liked it. Did that not show in my first post? Mea culpa

49 posted on 07/19/2012 1:45:05 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: The Antiyuppie
...but the franchisees will take the brunt of the backlash.

What 'backlash' are you talking about? Gays are 2% of the population.

And the press has a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG mouth - but journalists in any given town are outnumbered by, well, by every other group. More 7/11 clerks, more lawyers, more people who sell tires, more unemployed, more criminals, more gun owners - hardly any journalists at all... Really, not many - and fewer every day.

So exactly what 'backlash' are you talking about?

50 posted on 07/19/2012 2:55:09 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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