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Now "Strangely Polarizing" Rev. Billy Graham Has Emerged To Publicly Support Chick-Fil-A
Business Insider ^ | Jul. 26, 2012, 5:08 PM | Kim Bhasin

Posted on 07/26/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT by Maelstorm

It all started when president and COO Dan Cathy made statements against gay marriage. and now, things have ramped up into a national debate.

Rev. Billy Graham, the legendary evangelical minister, has now entered the fray, coming to the aid of Chick-fil-A.

The 93-year-old is against gay marriage, and has been strangely polarizing lately. Earlier this year, he publicly endorsed a constitutional amendment to ban it in North Carolina.

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Seems like this reporter is an anti-Christian bigot to me.
1 posted on 07/26/2012 4:55:37 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Standing up for the word of God is polarizing? So be it. I know what side I’m on. August 1 - CFA Appreciation Day. Unbelievable that saying marriage should be between a man and a woman can cause this much controversy. America is doomed.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 5:00:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Maelstorm
Seems like this reporter is an anti-Christian bigot to me.

Judging from her pic at the link, she looks a bit anti-male, anti-heterosexual too.

3 posted on 07/26/2012 5:00:39 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Maelstorm

Strangely, Billy Graham actually believes in the Bible that he has presented to the masses for over 60 years!

How is that strange? don’t get it. i must be stupid. /sarcasim

blessings, bobo


4 posted on 07/26/2012 5:02:53 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Maelstorm
So now Christians who take a stand against depravity are 'strangely polarizing.' In a backhanded sort of way, I take that as a compliment. After all, God did say that we would either be for Him (one pole) or against Him (the other pole).

God's word and His perfect law are separating those who love Him from those who hate Him. Just trust Him and let Him do his job.

5 posted on 07/26/2012 5:03:22 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Eternal vigilance or eternal rest. Make your choice.)
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To: Maelstorm
It all started when president and COO Dan Cathy made statements against gay marriage.

Lets start the discussion with a BELLY CRAWLING LIE and then proceed to knock down straw men.

For the Record, Dan Cathy DID NOT make statements AGAINST queer marriage. He only expressed support FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

But in the queer world, that's a negative to begin with.

Shows you where their perverted minds are.

6 posted on 07/26/2012 5:03:26 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Maelstorm

Gee even late in life he won’t “evolve” to celebrate sin and applaud same sex marriage.

Imagine that.

Some are stunned that some do no welcome gay men to do the same to young scouts that Sandusky did to young athletes.

Then again, newsrooms have significantly higher incidence of homosexuals than the general society. Overvalue their own interests.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Maelstorm

“Unexpected!”


8 posted on 07/26/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Maelstorm

Ah, so now he’s strangely polarizing, but the queers who want to wreck a business because of the private views of ts executive are not?

Got it.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: bobo1

Yep like the queer pot calling the kettle strange.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 5:06:53 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: bobo1

Yep like the queer pot calling the kettle strange.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 5:06:53 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Flycatcher
Judging from her pic at the link, she looks a bit anti-male, anti-heterosexual too.

Really? He looks anti-female to me:)

12 posted on 07/26/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ilovesarah2012

>>Standing up for the word of God is polarizing? So be it. I know what side I’m on.

It is supposed to be polarizing. The Bible says so in a couple places. I know what side I’m on too.

>>America is doomed.

Probably. The sodomites and their followers will seal this nation’s fate.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah unexpected that a Christian really believe the Bible. Strange & polarizing that be.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 5:08:58 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

that’s a hoot. u made me shoot my adult beverage out my nose.

blessings, bobo


15 posted on 07/26/2012 5:09:34 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: skeeter
Lol!

I think the right pronoun for the writer is "it."

16 posted on 07/26/2012 5:09:43 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Maelstorm

“The 93-year-old is against gay marriage, and has been strangely polarizing lately”

Strangely? I’m sure it all appears “strange” to this author.

So be it.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+11:13&version=KJV

Hebrews 11:13

King James Version (KJV)

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them,
and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter+4:4&version=KJV

1 Peter 4:4

King James Version (KJV)

4 Wherein they think it strange
that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot,
speaking evil of you:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1:7&version=KJV

Jude 1:7

King James Version (KJV)

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to fornication,
and going after strange flesh,
are set forth for an example,
suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 5:09:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Maelstorm

I think that kim might like the backdoor man.

LLS


18 posted on 07/26/2012 5:10:40 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Flycatcher

She clearly pushes Pink Journalism whether she munches carpet or not.

Her one line summary of an earlier article this week:
"The truth about bigotry and chicken sandwiches."

http://www.businessinsider.com/author/kim-bhasin

CHICK-FIL-A MANAGER: 'It Sucks Because A Lot Of Good People Have Been Affected By One Man's Views'
Kim Bhasin | Jul. 26, 11:55 AM | 32,812 | 113
The truth about bigotry and chicken sandwiches. Read »

19 posted on 07/26/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: bobo1

Glad you enjoyed it. :-)


20 posted on 07/26/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

Good for Rev. Billy Graham.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Maelstorm

If Rev. Graham’s comments are “polarizing,” then I say, good. It’s about time conservatives stop being so tolerant while the opposition tramples on their rights.


22 posted on 07/26/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 60Gunner

Wait until GOD introduces them to HIS version of “polarizing”... as in Heaven and hell.

LLS


23 posted on 07/26/2012 5:13:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Maelstorm

If Rev. Graham’s comments are “polarizing,” then I say, good. It’s about time conservatives stop being so tolerant while the opposition tramples on their rights.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 5:14:13 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: a fool in paradise

I think that’s a dude. Check again.

“He is also currently a part-time graduate student in Business and Economic Reporting at New York University. Kim holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Pace University and a BSc in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/author/kim-bhasin#ixzz21mFoAr1F


25 posted on 07/26/2012 5:14:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: jtal

Business publications that are steering investments away from certain companies because of corporate politics deserve to be open with readers/investors.

That means asking muslim owned Church’s chicken what the owner’s stance on same sex marriage is.

That means informing investors of how much money (including union dues) are being directed towards gay pride parades and gay targeted advertising.

Or is this issue already decided by the lavender mafia?


26 posted on 07/26/2012 5:16:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Maelstorm

I live about 3 hours from the nearest Chick-fil-A in Seattle.

I have never been to a Chick-fil-A, but the next time I am close to one I’ll be trying them out.


27 posted on 07/26/2012 5:16:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Unbelievable!
That our news sources and journalists can write: “Against” when such vile unthinkable evils can be “Supported” and endorsed; that which was illegal and shameful in all our nation, and states.

If being right, and seeking righteousness is called “bigoted” and “intolerant” then I and nearly all peoples I know would and will chose righteouness.

Our Saviour and our Lord Jesus said: “Blessed are they which hunger and thirst righteousness: fo they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)


28 posted on 07/26/2012 5:18:36 PM PDT by Letmarch75
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To: F15Eagle

He should stick to business performance and leave political evaluation (that this was “bigotry”) out of his reports.


29 posted on 07/26/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Maelstorm

“strangely polarizing”???

Guess he knows nothing about Billy Graham.

reporter is “abundantly ignorant”


30 posted on 07/26/2012 5:20:38 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: a fool in paradise

Whoa, Church’s Chicken is Muslim-owned!?

I thought Islam was against artificial sterilization! :-). :-) :-)


31 posted on 07/26/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Letmarch75
Unbelievable! That our news sources and journalists can write: “Against” when such vile unthinkable evils can be “Supported” and endorsed; that which was illegal and shameful in all our nation, and states.

It is unbelievable, but consider the source.

This is fag propaganda, written by a fag propagandist.

He/she/it should be fired.

But he/she/it won't be.

It's pathetic.

32 posted on 07/26/2012 5:22:41 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Maelstorm

GOD BLESS THEM and all that stand with them!


33 posted on 07/26/2012 5:26:26 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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I've always loved and respected Rev. Billy Graham..He is truly a man who loves our GOD..I grew up listening to him on his TV revivals..
and I love North Carolina, son just relocated there. maybe time for mom and pops to relocate also...sounds good.
34 posted on 07/26/2012 5:27:14 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: jtal

Apparently it may no longer be halal (although I suspect some restaurants were bought by observant muslims and may still operate that way http://www.zabihah.com/d/Houston+17856+Churchs-Chicken/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church’s_Chicken

Church’s was owned by AFC Enterprises, along with Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Cinnabon, through the end of 2004, when it was sold to Arcapita (formerly Crescent Capital Investments). Because Arcapita is an Islamic venture capital firm, pork products were removed from the menu after the sale (as pork is not halal) in 2005.[5][6] Also, American Church’s Chicken restaurants switched beverage products to Coca-Cola, while still retaining the Pepsi contract in Canada.

...On August 10, 2009, San Francisco private equity firm Friedman Fleischer & Lowe bought Church’s Chicken from Arcapita.[7]

In some areas, Church’s is co-franchised with the White Castle hamburger chain.[8] In Canada, Church’s Chicken items were once available in Harvey’s restaurants, but the co-venture was discontinued.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedman_Fleischer_%26_Lowe


35 posted on 07/26/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Amen & Amen!
Very inciteful, when we say we are for something, they reword it to say we are against something!


36 posted on 07/26/2012 5:28:45 PM PDT by Letmarch75
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To: Gator113

Be sure to try their shakes...the best ever...


37 posted on 07/26/2012 5:28:54 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Standing up for the word of God is polarizing?”

Well, yes. “Remember when they hate you [for spreading God’s word], they hated Me first.” The word of God has always gone sideways down the throats of unbelievers.


38 posted on 07/26/2012 5:34:23 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: a fool in paradise

Sounds like he’s a liberal at heart


39 posted on 07/26/2012 5:41:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Maelstorm

Jesus was also “strangely polarizing”.


40 posted on 07/26/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Maelstorm; All

“Graham has traditionally stayed away from “thorny social issues” for years, so this should raise some eyebrows. It’s just not like him.”

Billy Graham for foremost an evangelist interested in converting unbelievers to believers. He avoided social issues because he felt, right of wrong, that they detracted from his primary purpose. Also, he believed (and I understand this), if a person is converted, they will no longer see homosexuality, abortion, etc. as OK.

Now that he no longer crusades, he is just saying what he has always felt. It can no longer detract from his ministry and may leave him with an even better legacy.

I am glad to see him do this. I was so distressed back in the Monica Lewinsky scandal that he didn’t speak out against Bill Clinton and his immoral behavior. It was almost, in my perception, like he didn’t mind. Of course, I know he didn’t really feel that way. However, it did upset me at the time.

I wished there was a Chic-A-Filet in my area....I would be sure to give them my business. I used to eat at one in a previous location where I lived. I always admired how they would stay closed on Sundays and it didn’t hurt their bottom line.


41 posted on 07/26/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: haircutter

Will do...


42 posted on 07/26/2012 6:06:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Maelstorm

“Polarizing?”

Hey, the state can do whatever it wants, it won’t make it a marriage

And since when do a person’s religious beliefs disqualify him from doing business in America?


43 posted on 07/26/2012 6:09:43 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s a fella.


44 posted on 07/26/2012 6:14:17 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces, Oh where will it lead?" from "Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: a fool in paradise
Then again, newsrooms have significantly higher incidence of homosexuals than the general society.

Newsrooms have more gays than conservatives...

45 posted on 07/26/2012 6:29:21 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: GOPJ

Tru dat!


46 posted on 07/26/2012 6:32:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What is really happening is Nazi Germany. Anyone associated with God or what not is deprived of his rights. It’s like when friends of jews were sent to the death camps. The gays are doing the same thing.


47 posted on 07/26/2012 6:40:34 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Maelstorm

Good for Graham.

It’s time someone stood up for straights.


48 posted on 07/26/2012 6:41:30 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: GOPJ

Newsrooms were stolen the way the gays are trying to steal the label ChickAFilet. The only thing Obama won’t let them quite steal are the gun business... and that is very interesting because that means gays ultimately, like blacks, are slated to the government plantation.


49 posted on 07/26/2012 6:42:13 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Sola Veritas

Good grief. Since when did this become a “social issue” in their tiny minds? It’s a moral issue, and he has every right and in fact the duty to say what he wants about it.

Also, why has it suddenly become completely verboten to utter even the mildest disagreement on this subject? I’m stunned at how fast the left and the press are moving to enforce their latest idiocy (”gay marriage”), but I’m also stunned by the overt harshness and barely concealed threat behind their words.


50 posted on 07/26/2012 6:45:15 PM PDT by livius
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