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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
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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