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Protest targets WA Chick-Fil-A truck in gay marriage row
AFP ^ | July 27 2012 | AFP Staff

Posted on 07/29/2012 6:59:32 AM PDT by scottjewell

WASHINGTON — Protesters targeted a Chick-fil-A food truck in Washington on Thursday after the fast-food chain's president came out candidly against same-sex marriage.

"Ho-ho, hey-hey, Chick-fil-A is anti-gay," chanted a young crowd of around 20 demonstrators, with no apparent impact on the steady flow of patrons picking up chicken sandwiches and nuggets under the hot midday sun.

Mainly present in the southern United States, but expanding into other parts of the country, Chick-fil-A is as famous for its Christian values -- it never opens on Sundays -- as it is for its menu.

But company president Dan Cathy angered gay rights groups and their allies when he criticized marriage equality, saying last week that Americans are "inviting God's judgment" by accepting the idea that two people of the same sex can wed.

Elected officials in Boston and Chicago have gone so far as to tell Chick-fil-A to stay out of their towns, while the Jim Henson Company said it would no longer supply its popular puppet toys to the family-owned chain.

Dan Rafter of the Human Rights Campaign, which organized the Washington protest, told AFP that Chick-fil-A has a "long history" of funding groups that oppose greater rights for gays and lesbians.

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All they wanted was tolerance, they said. So they got civil unions and the repeal of DADT - but now it seems if you do not support same-sex marriage 100% you are in violation of human rights and a bigot. And to give donations to National Org. for Marriage means you fund "Hate Groups".
1 posted on 07/29/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

oh NOW I know what those railroad tracks mean. I have seen them on cars and first I thought they were a captain’s insignia like around a military base. Now I see they are a part of the gay agenda trying to carve out a special classification for themselves.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 7:03:02 AM PDT by yldstrk ( That is corrMy heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: scottjewell

Faggots never have eaten at CFA in the first place. They are liberals and I have never met a liberal that didn’t refuse to eat at CFA because “they’re Christian”. It is hard to boycott a business you never used in the first place.


3 posted on 07/29/2012 7:04:03 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: scottjewell

Mob Rule..we are no longer a nation of laws..Politicians are telling the people to disrespect the laws and agencies not to enforce laws.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: CodeToad
Exactly.

And so, now, they'll have to engage in some over-the-top obnoxious behavior to draw attention to themselves.

5 posted on 07/29/2012 7:06:59 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: scottjewell

These radicals need to be fought politically. The owner of chick fil A merely mentioned his religious beliefs and his personal support of traditional marriage. I say if you no longer are safe to say that in America, then MY human rights are being violated and I demand it be stopped.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 7:06:59 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: yldstrk
For a long time, I didn't really know what it meant, but over time I realized it was a liberal symbol, because you always seemed to see it on cars like this one:

7 posted on 07/29/2012 7:08:57 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: scottjewell

These people are thugs. So are some in official positions in the Obama administration.

The Catholic church has been sucker punched over its first amendment right to take no active part in birth control or helping abortions.

We see very little of the Obama anti-Christian attitudes protrayed in the media. They are covering for The One.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 7:09:26 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: scottjewell

saying last week that Americans are “inviting God’s judgment”....

We used to recognize that they were inviting AIDS, hepatitis and a host of other illnesses, because a man’s ___ doesn’t belong up another man’s ____. And sadly, the “gay” lifestyle being what it is, many times we are talking about a man’s _______ being up 1,000 _______’s.

There was a time when common sense wasn’t illegal in this country.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 7:10:14 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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"Ho-ho, hey-hey, Chick-fil-A is anti-gay!"

Liberals and homosexuals pride themselves on somehow being more creative and imaginative than anyone else, but after 45 years, the BEST they can do is start their chants with "Ho,-ho, hey-hey..."

Let's take up a collection and send them this book:

10 posted on 07/29/2012 7:13:53 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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so the faggots want to disenfranchise people from eating chicken.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: CodeToad
Most normal people would hear ""Ho-ho, hey-hey, Chick-fil-A is anti-gay!" and take it as an advertisement.
12 posted on 07/29/2012 7:15:28 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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Faggies holding angry signs - coming to a Chick Fil-A near you, this coming Wednesday the 1st of August. See you there, but it’s going to be crowded with us “breeders”.

Or the next level - youtube vid “Flash Mob Invades Chick Fil-A” complete with cheesy chorus line & typical we’re-here-we’re-queer-we’re-proud gay liberation song.

And when drama queans & chapswearers show up, there’s going to be trouble.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 7:18:00 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: yldstrk

Same here...i’ve seen them on a few cars here and there and now I know the agenda.


14 posted on 07/29/2012 7:18:36 AM PDT by kodiakdave
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To: dalebert

Hammer directly on the nail head!


15 posted on 07/29/2012 7:18:53 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
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To: scottjewell

Dan Cathy should sue those hypocritical Democrat mayors (elected public officials all sworn to uphold the law)in federal court for violating his civil rights. Let the trials and depositions begin! Cathy is a wealthy guy and probably does not want the aggravation but such a suit would benefit the free speech rights of Christian conservatives and highlight the absurdity of the Left.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 7:21:09 AM PDT by allendale
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To: scottjewell

This reminds me when the black mobs attacked Reginald Denny, a loan white truck driver caught in the aftermath of the Rodney King episode. Angry mobs venting their frustrations on innocent people.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 7:27:44 AM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: scottjewell
"Ho-ho, hey-hey, Chick-fil-A is anti-gay,"

This is one of the greatest advertising campaigns any business ever had. If this "Anti-pervert" thing doesn't make them the most popular family fast food restaurant in the country, nothing will.

Go Chic Fil A! Ching ching $$$$$$$$!
God bless these fine people.

18 posted on 07/29/2012 7:29:03 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: rlmorel

I lived and worked in the CA bay area for years and have watched that symbol “ = “ go from “ silence = death” to it’s current shortened form. I think it originally had something to to with the AIDS situation.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: dalebert
Mob Rule..we are no longer a nation of laws..Politicians are telling the people to disrespect the laws and agencies not to enforce laws.

The lefties are making it more and more difficult to remember that "God is patient with you, wanting no one to perish, but all to repent".

20 posted on 07/29/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Williams

“These radicals need to be fought politically. The owner of chick fil A merely mentioned his religious beliefs and his personal support of traditional marriage. I say if you no longer are safe to say that in America, then MY human rights are being violated and I demand it be stopped.”

I agree 100%. Time to stop capitulating; it hasn’t worked and they keep upping the ante.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 7:31:22 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
But company president Dan Cathy angered gay rights groups and their allies when he criticized marriage equality, saying last week that Americans are "inviting God's judgment" by accepting the idea that two people of the same sex can wed.
Just to be clear what happened here:

Did Dan Cathy say gays should be banned from his restaurants?

Did Dan Cathy say that people who disagree with him on the subject of gay marriage should be banned from his restaurants?

Did Dan Cathy do anything other than voice his own opinion on the subject of gay marriage?

The questions answer themselves. The "protestors" and their nationwide network of shit-for-brains sympathizers are only interested in one thing: stifling all opinion that they disagree with.

22 posted on 07/29/2012 7:32:15 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Williams

“There was a time when common sense wasn’t illegal in this country.”

Right, and the more tolerant we became the more belligerant they have become. Time to change course.


23 posted on 07/29/2012 7:33:25 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Ho, ho, hey, hey, got AIDS yet, you freakin’ GAY?


24 posted on 07/29/2012 7:36:47 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: scottjewell

HOMOSEXUAL. Because there’s nothing “gay” about it.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 7:38:17 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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I see four protestors in the ultra close-up photo that accompanies the article. The writer says "around twenty" protestors were there, but don't we think if there were even twenty there, the photo would show that?

They organized a protest and hardly anyone showed up. That is the only news here.

26 posted on 07/29/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT by BigBobber
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Since all these idiot mayors have had to back down from their previous public pronouncements, now would be a great time for C-F-A to begin the building process in those cities. Just imagine the public scrutiny if C-F-A were denied a permit on some frivolous grounds after the mayor of the city made unconstitutional threats against the company. Even the ACLU doesn't see any gray area here...they're on the side of C-F-A.
27 posted on 07/29/2012 7:41:44 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: BigBobber

Very true - one does not see 20. Even 20 is a very low number for a protest.

I am actually hoping that they turn out in great numbers on Aug 3 for their national “Chick-Fil-A Kiss-In” because I believe media coverage of such an event may actually gain them many DETRACTORS.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Standing on the outside looking in, one would have to wonder which side is the intolerant side? Which side forms groups to protest loudly and often threateningly, they hold often nastily worded signs, name call and make threats against and pronounce curses upon the other side? Which side does this? Stand back from all emotion either way and see which side makes a big deal over the enforcement of acceptance of Behavior that the majority of the nation sees as unhealthy and therefor questionable. When did humanity become males, females and gays? Male and female is bestowed by nature(God bestows nature upon us)while gay is about the behavior of some males and some females, isn’t it? And while they protest they feel or are oppressed and they want to over throw the domination of human society that has been handed down through millennium, my question is: Is that what they really want or do they want to become the new oppressor? Is being the dominator really their agenda?


29 posted on 07/29/2012 7:47:04 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: scottjewell

Bunch of bigoted hetrophobes.


30 posted on 07/29/2012 7:47:13 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: rlmorel

wow


31 posted on 07/29/2012 7:49:35 AM 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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“And while they protest they feel or are oppressed and they want to over throw the domination of human society that has been handed down through millennium, my question is: Is that what they really want or do they want to become the new oppressor? Is being the dominator really their agenda?”

Good point, and we both know the answer to your last 2 questions: Yes and Yes.


32 posted on 07/29/2012 7:49:38 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
It's time to start using their tactics. Put their names and addresses on the internet and give them the same business they give. Protest in front of their homes. Hold signs saying they hate Christians. Put videos of them on youtube. Mock the heck out of them individually, loudly and publicly.
33 posted on 07/29/2012 7:51:13 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: samtheman

Exactly. They want to stifle dissent in ANY form and have one single standard of thinking. UNdemocratic in the extreme.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 7:51:18 AM PDT by scottjewell
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Ho-Ho, hey-hey, boycotting Chick-fil-A is really gay!
35 posted on 07/29/2012 7:51:27 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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Most “Gays “ are angry because the’re Homosexuals.
Get over it, and leave the rest of us alone.
Now anytime I am near a Chic-Fil-A, I will have lunch or dinner.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 7:52:33 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Minutemen

Put that on a placard and get out there on Aug 3, my good man. ; )


37 posted on 07/29/2012 7:52:45 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Most “Gays “ are angry because the’re Homosexuals.
Get over it, and leave the rest of us alone.
Now anytime I am near a Chic-Fil-A, I will have lunch or dinner.


38 posted on 07/29/2012 7:52:45 AM PDT by chatham
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Hetero phobic Tyrants. QED.
39 posted on 07/29/2012 7:54:44 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Harley

The question is What are they really angry about? Are they angry about mobs breaking into their bedrooms, separating them and placing them in jail or re-education camps? Hell no, we don’t do this in this decent society, we are more tolerant then we often should be. Or are they angry that they can’t do those things to the rest of society in order to make the rest of society like them? Why are they so angry? And even if the rest of society said fine and gave a stamp of approval, would they still be angry and protesting that everyone wasn’t just like them? Probably.


40 posted on 07/29/2012 7:55:26 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: rlmorel

I refer to the stuff these activists engage in as “Wyle E. Coyote Boycotts”. It always brings the exact opposite of what they “demanded”, the safe always lands on the and flattens them all over the cartoon, but they keep coming back. I told a few they should hurry on over to the Acme Bomb Co. which is having a big sale!


41 posted on 07/29/2012 7:55:59 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: elcid1970

The one I went to yesterday afternoon was pretty darn crowded. Off hour too, it was 4PM local time.


42 posted on 07/29/2012 7:56:11 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: scottjewell

All this hubub over a business that produces lil old chicken sandwiches. Anyone still not convinced that LIEberalism is a mental (and spiritual) disorder?


43 posted on 07/29/2012 7:58:53 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: This I Wonder32460

And why is it that protestors always seem to be those people who are never happy with anything, that have no real kindness or true compassion in them even when they say that is what they are aiming for? Why are they never pleased with anything or anyone? It is a truly a mystery. Are they all narcissists? ????


44 posted on 07/29/2012 7:59:08 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

I believe there is a correlation with relentless quest for special “rights” and narcissism, yes.


45 posted on 07/29/2012 8:00:54 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: dalebert
Mob Rule..we are no longer a nation of laws.
A good read ...

46 posted on 07/29/2012 8:01:23 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: FreedomPoster

One side expressed an opinion, the other side banned those they disagree with. It’s that simple.

I do not see any threat to Chickfla’s 45th straight year of growth from the tyrants on the left.


47 posted on 07/29/2012 8:01:27 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: scottjewell
Video: New Chick-Fil-A song by Tim Hawkins

(To the tune of "God Bless The USA")

If you lined up all the restaurants
Where I've eaten all my life
Give me five bucks, some napkins
Plastic fork, a plastic knife

Then you gave me the choice
To pick where I'd eat today
That's a real easy decision
One that's not too tough to make

I would proudly go for some waffle fries
And a jumbo size sweet tea
And I won't forget the chickens who died
Who gave their life for me

So I grab this sandwich - Take a bite
Put it back down on the tray
Yea there ain't no doubt I love this place
God Bless you Chick-Fil-A

From the city of Atlanta
To the hills of Tennessee i
Louisiana and Texas
New Jersey and DC

So people up to New York
And all over LA
Will be craving Fudge Nut Brownies
And the Diet Lemonade

And I raise a toast with my milkshake
To the mocha with caffeine
And I won't forget the chickens who fried
Who gave their life for me

So I grab this sandwich - Take a bite
Put it back down on the tray
Yea there ain't no doubt I love this place
God Bless you Chick-Fil-A


48 posted on 07/29/2012 8:03:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: This I Wonder32460

funny you should ask....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20063233


49 posted on 07/29/2012 8:03:56 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: scottjewell

You changed the title and inserted the abbreviation for Washington State thereby confusing the reader.


50 posted on 07/29/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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