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August 1 declared Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day to show support for traditional marriage
Pegasus News ^ | July 29, 2012 | J.J. Smith

Posted on 07/30/2012 2:31:52 PM PDT by NYer

After the Mayors of Boston and Chicago and elected officials in other cities vowed to block efforts to open Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities because the company’s president told reporters that he supported the traditional definition of marriage, thousands of Christians are mobilizing efforts nationwide to support Chick-fil-A – led by Fox News Channel host and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Huckabee has declared August 1 “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

“Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, August 1,” said the former Republican Presidential candidate.

Huckabee said the company has come under attack from militant homosexuals and is being “smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left.”

“The militant homosexual advocates have launched an all out assault on Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A,” he said. “The attempts to hurt or destroy Chick-fil-A are nothing short of economic bullying.”

What do the Rockwall Chick-fil-A franchise owners Tim and Melissa Moseley think about the controversy and how Appreciation Day will affect their location at 2835 Ridge Road in conservative, traditional, family-oriented Rockwall? Unfortunately they are currently on vacation and couldn't be reached for comment.

But Chick-fil-A did issue a corporate statement regarding the protests from Donald Perry, vice president Corporate Public Relations:

Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.

Rockwall City Council member and Lake Pointe Church member Michelle Smith supports the effort and publicly questioned whether such attacks by the gay lobby are right on her Facebook page July 25. She referred to an editorial on TheAtlantic.com entitled “In Defense of Eating at Chick-fil-A”: “This is about the right of a private business to operate as it wishes," she said. "Do we really want a country where people won’t do commerce with those who have beliefs different than their own?”

“This country was founded on freedom of religion, not freedom from religion,” she added. “I strongly support the first amendment right to free speech.”

Chick-fil-A is privately owned by the Cathy family. The company president, Dan Cathy, angered gay rights advocates and supporters when he made recent statements that some have alleged are anti-gay.

Cathy told Baptist Press that the company was unapologetically in favor of traditional marriage.

“Guilty as charged,” he said. “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

In a separate interview on the Ken Coleman Show, Cathy suggested that the nation could face God’s wrath over the redefinition of marriage.

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” hesaid. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”

Boston Mayor Tom Menino was the first to state that the Atlanta-based company would not be welcome in his city.

“You can’t have a business in the City of Boston that discriminates against a population,” he told the Boston Globe. “We’re an open city. We’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also condemned the fast-food chain, vowing his support for Alderman Proco Moreno’s announcement that he would block construction of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in his district.

“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. “They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents.”

“If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don’t want you in the First Ward,” he told the newspaper.

Mountain View California, a bedroom community of San Francisco, has temporarily blocked the chicken chain from opening there after a homosexual couple spearheaded an effort to launch a zoning challenge.

Threats to ban Chick-fil-A have drawn fire from editorial pages across the nation.

The Los Angeles Times condemned the decision, calling it far more troubling than Chick-fil-A’s support of traditional marriage.

“Public officials have a responsibility to carry out their ministerial tasks fairly and evenhandedly – and to uphold the principle of free speech – whether or not they like a business executive’s social or political stances,” the Times opined.

The Boston Globe wondered “which part of the First Amendment does Menino not understand? A business owner’s political or religious beliefs should not be a test for the worthiness of his or her application for a business license.”

Donald Wildmon, the founder of the American Family Association, is backing Huckabee’s efforts saying he hoped it would generate the largest one-day sales in the company’s history.

“I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick-fil-A company,” Wildmon wrote in an email. “It’s a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left.”

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, was especially disturbed by the actions of Boston’s mayor.

“This is really outrageous when you see this is the train that follows same sex marriage,” Perkins told Fox News. “This idea of the loss of religious freedom – the freedom of speech — and it’s on perfect display in Boston with the intolerance of this mayor.”

Perkins noted that Americans have overwhelmingly endorsed the traditional definition of marriage – 32 times in 32 states.

“Chick-fil-A is in the mainstream,” he said. “The mayor of Boston is in the minority.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: chickfila

1 posted on 07/30/2012 2:31:59 PM PDT by NYer
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Bon Appetit!


2 posted on 07/30/2012 2:33:29 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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3 posted on 07/30/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NYer

I wish there was one near us. We’ve never eaten there.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 2:40:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Until the story hit the news, I had never heard of this fast food chain. There is only one in the entire State of NY and, surprise!, it’s located in Greenwich Village. I would be more than happy to support their efforts but will do so, via prayer.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 2:44:08 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer


6 posted on 07/30/2012 2:47:07 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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"We'll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution and Chick-fil-A."

7 posted on 07/30/2012 2:49:22 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NYer

We have had a Chik-Fil-A in our town for about 5 years, and I had eaten there one time before this. Since this came up, I have already gone twice for lunch. On Wednesday, I will take my son there for lunch, and will probably pick up dinner for the whole family from there. And I will be buying lunch there at least once a week for the foreseeable future!


8 posted on 07/30/2012 2:51:32 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: NYer

I had lunch there today.....ymmmy !!!!

I will also have lunch there on Wed,......yummy !!!!!


9 posted on 07/30/2012 2:59:39 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: Kimmers

oops forgot the “u” in my first yummy.....


10 posted on 07/30/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: NYer

Numerous groups and organizations across the Nation are rallying to support free speech and morality. I am riding into a Chick-Fil-A for supper with a large group of bikers on Wednesday. We are going to take a photo of us all in front of the restaurant and send copies to the mayors in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia, thanking them for increasing the sales at these family oriented businesses!
Oh and insuring them that since they are intolerant of Christians we all will avoid traveling through their cities so as to not spend any of our money in their locations.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: trisham
I will have Breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, and just for you I will force myself to have dessert there as well. Do you prefer the Brownie sundae or the cookie sundae?
12 posted on 07/30/2012 3:07:13 PM PDT by verga (Every single cult leader has believed in Home schooling, think about it.)
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To: NYer

Might I suggest that we freepers all meet at our local CFA at one time to show our support.

In mass, I am sure we can over come the 2 or 3 protesters that will likely be there.

I’ll be going to the UofM campus on the 1st.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: NYer

Our chuirch is going Wednesday evening...

Im gong to get the Peach Shake and something else

:)

I had forgotten that one of my grandchildren had a birthday party there a couple of years ago...

The kids had a great time and the food and service was great


14 posted on 07/30/2012 3:09:28 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NYer

We will be there. I’ll throw my gluten free diet to the wind and pig out.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 3:11:31 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: NYer

We should uses the term Actual rather than Traditional marriage.

There is no possibly of a marriage between two people of the same sex and therefore their claim to be married is incorrect.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 3:12:13 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: NYer

I got my lunch there today - spicy chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and tea. Also got chicken nuggets and polynesian sauce to heat up Wednesday when others all over the country go eat at a CFA.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: NYer

Chick-fil-a is awesome! The regular, standard CFA sandwich is my favorite. Waffle fries are phenomenol. B-fast biscuits are terrific. I’m taking my daughters there Wednesday morning for breakfast and getting it to go for dinner!

Our local CFA gets involved with the schools and with CYT (Christian Youth Theatre) of which my 15 year daughter is affiliated. CFA does good things!


18 posted on 07/30/2012 3:19:22 PM PDT by albie
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To: onyx

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

What i always suspected

Eating at Chick-Fil-A makes you goodlooking, smart and patriotic...


19 posted on 07/30/2012 3:23:46 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NYer
The Los Angeles Times condemned the decision, calling it far more troubling than Chick-fil-A’s support of traditional marriage.

Someone needs to ask The Los Angeles Times what exactly is troubling about real marriage?
20 posted on 07/30/2012 3:25:12 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hiya Sweet GF!
I hope you’re right! One is scheduled to open in my small town and I plan to eat there!
GOOD to see you!!!!


21 posted on 07/30/2012 3:26:50 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NYer
Got together with friends in a medium size town south of Dallas this past weekend.

From what they said the one CFLA in town is NOT going to be able to keep up.

:-) .

22 posted on 07/30/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: NYer

As a gesture of solidarity, I took my son to Chick-fil-A a few days ago. We each got some nuggets and a peach shake. The tab was $16. Hence, Mr Cathie is going to have to face the liberals without my assistance. I’m not in a position to buy fast food that’s so expensive.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 3:27:27 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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24 posted on 07/30/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: NYer

I’ll be at one of their stores on the 1st. I might go on the 3rd as well. I don’t suffer faggots and their agenda.

Bat Guano!


25 posted on 07/30/2012 3:30:45 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: ottbmare
Oh, and while we were there I asked about delivery to our office, which is about a mile and a half down the road from the mall where this Chick-fil-A store is located. They told me the minimum order for delivery is FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS. I thought I hadn't heard right but the very polite manager confirmed this amazing number. Our office is going to stick with Domino's and Chinese take-out. This is nuts.
26 posted on 07/30/2012 3:31:04 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: NYer

Proud to say that our church is bring in Chick-fil-A for our evening meal before prayer meeting Wednesday evening. I do believe we have a record number of orders for the meal this week. We will be following with prayer for Chick-fil-A and all other companies and Christians and their rights of free speech!!


27 posted on 07/30/2012 3:37:07 PM PDT by beccisue (This is the day that the Lord has made.)
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To: onyx
Would you believe there's not even one Chick-fil-A in Connecticut. Figures.
28 posted on 07/30/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: beccisue

3 CFA’s within 2 miles of me.

Maybe I should go to all of them.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 4:20:34 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: NYer

Chick-fil-a is worthy of our support. They donate so much food to community events, I sometimes wonder how they turn a profit.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 4:25:44 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: ottbmare

“I asked about delivery to our office, which is about a mile and a half down the road from the mall where this Chick-fil-A store is located. They told me the minimum order for delivery is FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS.”

I’ve lived in several cities that have food delivery services. They’ll pick up food from places that don’t deliver and their fees haven’t seemed that bad. I think my local one is called something like Food Runners.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 4:40:23 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: NYer

We’re there.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 4:42:11 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: NYer

I’m planning to have supper at the CFA in the Burlington Mall, one of only 2 MA locations, on Wednesday! I’m thinking the Chicken Club might be good, but I’m intrigued also by the Peach Milkshake. Might have the sandwich and those excellent waffle fries for supper and take the milkshake on the road for dessert!


33 posted on 07/30/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NYer
Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A
34 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer
Everyday is Chick-Fil-A day!

EAT MORE CHICKEN!

35 posted on 07/30/2012 5:20:53 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: NYer

Dont forget folks that if you cant get to a Chick, call in and buy someone a meal whose check is being rung up.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: NYer

Because of recent health related scare, I will only be able to support this very wonderful food chain in spirit.


37 posted on 07/30/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer

Sexual deviants in Asheville, NC to protest at a CFA on Wed.

http://www.mountainx.com/article/44557/Just-Us-for-All-will-hold-Aug.-1-protest-at-Asheville-Chick-fil-A


38 posted on 07/30/2012 5:27:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: NYer
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” hesaid. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”

I believe that Mr. Cathy is right on target. What really appalls me is how the United Methodist clergy here in "hippy-dippy" Northern Virginia dont get it. A young pastor of my acquaintance posted on Facebook a "thoughtful" article from a woman calling for moderation and toleration. It's all very reasonable sounding of course.

But what the author and this young associate pastor fail to grasp that this is not about acceptance. The gay activists want affirmation, endorsement, and even conformity. And it won't end at homosexual couples. Polygamy is on the agenda next. And those of us who refuse to knuckle under will be punished if these pawns of Satan have their way.

The Christian Left pisses me off. They don't even recognize that war is upon us. They are the spiritual equivalent of what Lenin called "useful idiots."

39 posted on 07/30/2012 7:24:00 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: ottbmare

FYI - Chick-Fil-A doesn’t make deliveries any more than McDonalds does. Their catering service is available. It’s for groups, and for a price, as you found out. It’s readily available for reading @ their website.


40 posted on 07/30/2012 9:34:53 PM PDT by RobertHorton
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41 posted on 07/31/2012 11:19:16 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: McGruff

The nearest one is in N.J. I’d love to support them, but I’m not driving 40+ miles to do it.


42 posted on 07/31/2012 12:12:01 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Did you have a point to that post?


43 posted on 07/31/2012 12:22:24 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: y'all

Getting ready for Wednesday.

Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Locator. . .

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/Locator

Catering - Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Food/Catering-FAQ


44 posted on 07/31/2012 3:40:03 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: deks

Posting from Chic-fil-A right now!


45 posted on 07/31/2012 3:49:22 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: NYer
Amen! We badly need Almighty God back in the USA. I thank the Lord for men and women that stand up for and run their businesses based on Godly principles. No one alive today has truly experienced God's wrath, but that day shall come so very soon. Perhaps those that don't believe need to study up on what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah, they too lived Ungodly.

Chick-Fil-A, excellent purpose statement, and I thank you for being bold for God, I support you 100%. No weapon [seen or unseen] formed against you shall prosper. Praise God and may He pour out His blessings on You and your Families. I call you blessed in the Mighty Name Of JESUS.

46 posted on 07/31/2012 4:53:49 PM PDT by CaptainGumbs (God, Jesus,support, USA)
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To: CaptainGumbs
Just got back from the Chick-Fil-A here in Houston off of 1960 and Cutten Road.

Hordes of folks there to support Chick-fil-a.

Only 4 lesbian protesters with signs. News cameras present and news helicopter flying overhead.

Gotta watch the news tonight to see the liberal slant.

47 posted on 08/01/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by servantboy777
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