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As Chicago Chick-fil-A Owner Requests Emanuel Meeting, Teens Protest Chain In California: VIDEO
Towelroad ^ | July 26 2012 | A. Towleroad

Posted on 07/28/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by scottjewell

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's announcement that "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values" and opposition to the fast food franchise's expansion there because of CEO Dan Cathy's anti-gay politics really ruffled some feathers.

Lauren Silich, the owner of Chicago's sole Chick-fil-A, is asking Emanuel to have a sit down to iron things out.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

[Silich] invited Emanuel to meet her, her husband and management staff at her restaurant. The mayor's office had no immediate response. In an interview today, Silich addressed Emanuel's comments. "I get it," Silich said in an interview. "I’m from here as well."

"I just want people to know there’s a local face to this controversy," she added. "We’re not a corporate face. We love our city."

In a letter sent to the media, Silich also said that she and her staff are committed "serving all of our guests with honor, dignity and respect." She went on to highlight Chick-fil-A's immediate economic impact: "We alone created 97 jobs this past year and our passion is building leaders for future generations, regardless of sexual orientation or beliefs."

Will Emanuel meet with Silich or will he be a scaredy cat. (What, did you think I'd go with chicken?)

In other Chick-fil-A news, a group of teen activists from Youth Empowered to Act joined forced with GLAAD to protest the grand opening of a new location in Laguna Hills, California. Watch an NBC report on the protest and see some other images AFTER THE JUMP.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: california; chickfila; getajob; homosexualagenda; illinois; indoctrination; marriage; publicschools; youngminds
Does it get any sillier than this??? Ridiculous posters, slogans and costumes. This is absurd and a sad commentary on where we are as a nation.
1 posted on 07/28/2012 12:32:30 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

If there were a protest within 30 miles of here I would go immediately to the location. If I were hungry I would buy some chicken; if I weren’t hungry I would buy some gift certificates.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 12:36:07 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: scottjewell

This lie explains all the homo-ginned-up hysteria:

“...Dan Cathy’s anti-gay politics”


3 posted on 07/28/2012 12:39:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: scottjewell

The intolerant haters are the ones protesting someones personal opinion.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2012/06/28/chick-fil-a-plans-approved-in-two-twin.html

Coon Rapids is right in my back yard!! I’ll be there when they open.

They are trying to kick CFA out of the Mankato campus.. I might be making a road trip to support them (about 100 miles)..


5 posted on 07/28/2012 12:43:52 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: scottjewell

I’ve seen how “boycotts” work in areas of Los Angeles. They quickly turn into BLOCKADES, so that paying customers cannot get in.

WE MUST NEVER PERMIT THIS.


6 posted on 07/28/2012 12:48:45 PM PDT by BobL
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To: scottjewell

I see the California Communist Party has been putting together another demonstration.


7 posted on 07/28/2012 12:48:45 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: scottjewell

Chick-Fil-A wins this phoney war, hands down. Look for great business and top notch earnings, as a result of the “dirt bag” Obamabot/Democrat antics. Wake up, America, Obama is trying his best to destroy the American way of life!!! End of story!!!


8 posted on 07/28/2012 12:49:36 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: scottjewell
Gay-straight clubs in your local public high school are a prime source of indoctrination of impressionable young people. Here's the result.
9 posted on 07/28/2012 12:51:43 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: scottjewell

lol... Gotta laugh at the hypocrisy of it all.

One sign says, “Closets are for clothes.”

Really? And they’re not calling for Christians to stay “in the closet”?


10 posted on 07/28/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: scottjewell
Lots of people may have been ambivalent about the ginned-up outrage against CFA, but the pushers don't realize how much they are now ticking those people off. This is a giant loser for the PC gays and libs.
11 posted on 07/28/2012 12:52:55 PM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: scottjewell

I went 10 miles out of my way today to get lunch at a Chick-Fil-A. The drive-through line wrapped around the building twice. There were people lined up outside the door.

I’d say Chick-fil-A is laughing all the way to the bank. and rightfully so . . .


12 posted on 07/28/2012 12:53:09 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: scottjewell
Is Rahm Emmanuel a member of Man's Country as well?
13 posted on 07/28/2012 12:53:30 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: WashingtonSource
If this is not a Chicago "value". Then I guess Muslims can't do business in Chicago. They have zero tolerance for gays.

This is just another liberal social bandwagon. Like the occupiers that couldn't live a day without, the very things they are protesting about.

14 posted on 07/28/2012 12:58:52 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: scottjewell
Ridiculous posters, slogans and costumes. This is absurd and a sad commentary on where we are as a nation.

The thought that they are our future is even more sad. BTW, I'm in on the buycott.

15 posted on 07/28/2012 1:06:05 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: scottjewell

Hopefully these young punks will grow up someday and REALLY REALLY Really be ashamed of the Really stupid stuff they did for these photographs— then again they could grow up to become public school teachers— or Mere Politicians and remain stuck on stupid.


16 posted on 07/28/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: scottjewell
My reply to the Christians sign. Love the sinner, hate the sin.
17 posted on 07/28/2012 1:13:45 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: scottjewell
Does it get any sillier than this??? ... This is absurd and a sad commentary on where we are as a nation.


Oh, wait, you meant the Chick-fil-A protesters.
18 posted on 07/28/2012 1:15:02 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Salgak
I rode a 90 mile round trip up to Elk Grove Chick-Fil-A.
My first time at one, and it was packed.

One customer laughingly commented to the counter person that they were famous now.

Gotta say, friendliest service at a fast food place to date.

And the spicy chicken sandwich was very good.

No protesters there.

19 posted on 07/28/2012 1:24:20 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: Tired of Taxes

You said it, brother. I noticed that “closets” poster and immediately knew theirs was a very silly protest.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 1:27:06 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: carriage_hill

Right, Cathy’s politics are not “anti-gay”; he has a right to stick to traditional values and not jump on the PC band wagon in America.


21 posted on 07/28/2012 1:28:21 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: JPG

Right, and it is long overdue. The gay agenda has opened up a can of worms and awakened a sleeping giant with this one.


22 posted on 07/28/2012 1:29:55 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Someone made an EXCELLENT point on another thread...OPEC nations impose the death penalty on queers, but you don't see these moonbats boycotting gas stations.

Why is that? Strikes me as hypocritical...

23 posted on 07/28/2012 1:35:05 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: scottjewell

I had breakfast and lunch today a Chick fil a, it helps that one is about 1/2 mile from my house... I probably average eating there at least 5 times a week, lately I have been working hard to raise my average.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT by machman
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To: scottjewell

When was this? Had I known I would have driven over there.

I might swing by a little later to see if these idiots are still out there. Maybe they can protest the new Ashley Furniture Store next door to the CFL because they use innocent Trees to make their products.

In & Out is across the street. They should protest them because they print Biblical verse on their Cups and Wrappers.

This Country is NUTS.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 1:52:04 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

It sure is nuts, and let us know if you run into any lib protesters.


26 posted on 07/28/2012 1:53:50 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: mlizzy

When you look at it from this angle that is one HUGE arse!


27 posted on 07/28/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: scottjewell

So what are y’all’s favorite bites at Chic-fil-A?

I’ve only been there a few time recently. What is the good greasy satisfying sandwich? Do you put mayo on it? Relish? What I’ve had seemed kinda dry and not very exiting.

I only go to fast food for guilty pleasure, I don’t want healthy fast food.


28 posted on 07/28/2012 2:10:03 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Salgak
I went 10 miles out of my way today to get lunch at a Chick-Fil-A. The drive-through line wrapped around the building twice. There were people lined up outside the door.

Just wait till Wednesday. I've put aside 2-3 hours just in case. (and I hope I have to use them)

29 posted on 07/28/2012 2:14:14 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: scottjewell

Stupid yutes buying into the leftist drivel with groupspeak and newspeak ideology and terminology. Many are simply dimbulbs in it for the ride because its ‘cool and in’. Let’s hope the light of truth shines eventually into their darkened souls.


30 posted on 07/28/2012 2:21:24 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: scottjewell
Right, Cathy’s politics are not “anti-gay”; he has a right to stick to traditional values and not jump on the PC band wagon in America.

These protesters are 'dead in the water' on this. The faster they shut up and go home, the better off they'll be. That said, I hope they don't shut up and don't go home. From what I heard earlier, even the beyotches on The View were sticking up for C-F-A.

31 posted on 07/28/2012 2:24:43 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Born to Conserve

Go for the Spicey Deluxe chicken sandwich with a side of waffle cut fries. If you want mustard, mayo, or one of the chicken strip sauces, their condiments are available separately, the Chick-fil-A mayo is good with the waffle fries, actually. They don’t put condiments on the sandwiches in the kitchen, not sure why. The chicken strip trays and nugget trays are good as well. Actual chicken breast, good flavor and texture, unlike the reconstituted chicken shapes sold in many places. The classic Chick-fil-A sandwich is a fried chciken breast with dill pickle slices on a buttered, toasted bun with nothing else. Some apparently don’t care for the simplicity of that, others love it because the tart dill slices contrast with the slightly sweet crust on the chicken. To each his own. The first Chick-fil-A I ever encountered was a storefront walkup with no interior dining in Greensboro, NC in the late seventies. It was good then, still is, hasn’t changed much except expanding their menu and having nice, freestanding stores.


32 posted on 07/28/2012 2:32:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: scottjewell

With shits like those pictured, I can understand while obama is not worried about being re-elected. obama won’t even have to kill them when their usefulness to him is over. They are so stupid that they will starve to death after he pulls whoever he has handfeeding them away.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by sport
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To: scottjewell
Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A

Go to the source thread -- Cathy funds Christian groups, not hate groups.

34 posted on 07/28/2012 2:39:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: scottjewell

There is no chick in our area. I am going to call the one in the next state and buy the next lucky order in the cash register their meal via credit card. Maybe even twice.


35 posted on 07/28/2012 3:00:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: DYngbld

I want to hear from the MOODY BIBLE CHURCH &
the MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE. They’ve been around Chicago a lot longer than Rhan EmmanuaL.

Please “weigh in.”

What about WHEATON COLLEGE??
I’d like to hear from them TOO. They’re close enough to Chicago (bedroom community) to have a say here too.

I challenge the “boards” & “trustees” of these institutions to SPEAK OUT SOON & CLEARLY!!!


36 posted on 07/28/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT by noah (noah)
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To: Born to Conserve

The little mini breakfast sandwiches, served on soft, small rolls, are to DIE for.


37 posted on 07/28/2012 3:14:38 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: scottjewell

Yes; along with the vast majority of America. Those >2% deviant, perverted filth don’t represent The Real America, at all.


38 posted on 07/28/2012 3:18:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Chickensoup

Good for you, that’s the fighting spirit! :-)


39 posted on 07/28/2012 3:27:33 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: CatherineofAragon

I’d have to tell that girl(I think she is) with the
poster that I would sure as hell eat frog legs before
Chik-fil-a any dam time.

Why no Frog-Fil-A?


40 posted on 07/28/2012 4:42:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: scottjewell

If they had dressed up like a cow they might have gotten a free chic-fil-a.


41 posted on 07/28/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: mlizzy

I have to assume that this particular Olympian’s sport is weightlifting, and judging from the picture I would anticipate a gold medal.


42 posted on 07/29/2012 6:38:43 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: scottjewell
These protesters get support from people such as Bill Gates, who has donated large sums of money to promote same sex marriage.

btw, The newspaper today reported that Bill Gates is close friends with a 16-year-old-female table tennis player at the Olympics. She calls him "Uncle Bill." And he said she has beaten him at the game since she was 9. It most likely is completely innocent, but I thought odd that somebody his age hangs out with a 16 year old.

43 posted on 07/30/2012 9:45:56 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: scottjewell

Usually when I read about Chicago,it is about the number of people shot every weekend.It is completely appalling that the mayor can complain about a fast-food diner that is not supporting the homosexual agenda.


44 posted on 08/02/2012 10:37:04 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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