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Chick-Fil-A protest could boomerang
Miami Herald ^ | July 30 2012 | Glenn Garvin

Posted on 07/30/2012 4:40:04 PM PDT by scottjewell

...Progressive politicians from coast to coast were lining up last week to keep Chick-Fil-A’s...restaurants out of their towns after the company’s president... made statements that [he supports traditional marriage]. . .

Chicago alderman Joe Moreno, called Cathy “bigoted” and “homophobic” and added: “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-Fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that goes for the entire city: “Chick-Fil-A values are not Chicago values.”.........

You know who the big loser will be in that scenario?

Progressives and their companies. Because, like it or not, they’re the ones who don’t share majority values.

Across America, the right to gay marriage has appeared on the ballot 32 times over the past few years, and it has lost every single time. Only six states and the District of Columbia issue licenses for same-sex marriages...

If pandering progressive politicians are allowed to put Chick-Fil-A out of business, you can bet that the folks on the other side will be doing the same to Amazon.com, whose founders just donated $2.5 million to support a gay-marriage initiative in Washington State.

Say so long to Oreos (Nabisco, earlier this summer, put them in a bag featuring a cookie with a multicolored gay-pride stuffing) as well as Cheerios, Pillsbury pastries and Green Giant vegetables (owner General Mills is opposing a Minnesota constituional amendment that would outlaw gay marriage). JC Penney, which has put pictures of gay dads in its catalogs and uses Ellen Degeneres as its spokeswoman, will be history. And we’ll all be living in Murfreesboro.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


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KEYWORDS: backfire; chickfila; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; swrdswllwngsdshw
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"You know who the big loser will be in that scenario?

Progressives and their companies. Because, like it or not, they’re the ones who don’t share majority values."

Truth. and well stated...without any apologies from Mr. Garvin.

1 posted on 07/30/2012 4:40:06 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Ho, ho, hey, hey
I'm buycotting Chick-Fil-A
2 posted on 07/30/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: scottjewell

the biggest companies on the planet are pro-homosexual by gov’t decree.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 4:46:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: scottjewell

eat mor librals


4 posted on 07/30/2012 4:48:06 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: scottjewell
If other businesses like Chick-fil-a would just stand up and quit giving in to extortion they would be shocked at the support they would get.
5 posted on 07/30/2012 4:49:20 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

“Ho, ho, hey, hey
I’m buycotting Chick-Fil-A”

Isa joinin’ you. ; )


6 posted on 07/30/2012 4:49:23 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell; All

What really bothers me the most about this is that these progressives are criticizing the personal views of a 90 something year old man, who grew up in very different times.

Chick-fil-a happily serves anyone who comes through their door, assuming they are wearing a shirt and shoes, I suppose.

I hate the press more each day. I have canceled my cable because not even Fox is worth watching any longer.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 4:50:19 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: scottjewell

Chic-fil-a is making a mistake. They should be entering the small town market-towns with a population of, say, less than 60 thousand.

They would provide entrance jobs for kids there that would actually be thankful, and a product that would be welcomed as well.


8 posted on 07/30/2012 4:50:39 PM PDT by crz
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To: scottjewell

The “Buy-cott” is easily outpacing the 2 percenters and their regressive supporters.

“We need to replace the term “progressive” with “regressive” because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 4:52:13 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: scottjewell

Not us.

Geting takeout on Wednesday- 3 #1 combos, 3 peach pies and 6 grilled chicken sandwiches- hold the lettuce, tomato and pickles. (All 6 of our dogs are pro-traditional marriage and wanted to support CFA as well.)


10 posted on 07/30/2012 4:52:38 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: scottjewell
“Chick-Fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

"Values". What a weasel-word.

People with high moral principles (as opposed to "values") need to stop using that subjective, watered-down, weaselly word.
11 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:28 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: ryan71

“If other businesses like Chick-fil-a would just stand up and quit giving in to extortion they would be shocked at the support they would get.”

ABSOULUTELY 100% correct. The gay agenda is where it is today and has the support it has because they have been aggressive and relentless. If our side became the same, if the playing field were really level, they wouldn’t stand a chance.

OK: So how do we get these businesses to know this?

A related story: I once worked for an author who had a colleague who had convinced the author that he was indispensable to him. It wasn’t true of course, but the author believed it. Until one day, he found out this colleague was a liar and a fake. And when he turned to others, he got 20x the support, and realized he had never needed the guy. Same thing needs to happen here.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:32 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The dogs don’t like the crap politicians are ladling out, but like Chick-fil-A.
It’s been the best advertising for Cathy & Co. that they didn’t even have to buy.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: scottjewell
". . .Amazon.com, whose founders just donated $2.5 million to support a gay-marriage initiative in Washington State. "

Oh CRAP. I liked Amazon but now they have to go on my chit list.

14 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:50 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: scottjewell

What kind of low life piece of scum would call a man ignorant because he believes in God and his word.

Whatever it is that is Rahm Emmanuel.

May God have mercy on his soul,and he should thank that God for being his Judge,for if I were his Judge he would rot in hell.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 4:55:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: pierrem15

Is that with milk?


16 posted on 07/30/2012 4:55:44 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Disclaimer;

Please excuse all typos from me for the next several months. Rescued a cat from being torn apart by 3 neighbor dogs and got catbit in finger. Finger still swollen, losing a nail and it is nigh impossible to type. Might need a 3rd dr visit to repuncture nail.

But the kitty will be fine.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 4:56:21 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: scottjewell
opposing a Minnesota constituional amendment that would outlaw gay marriage.

Wrongo! Mopeo! The amendment would clarify the definition of marriage to that which it has been for millennia, one man and one woman.

18 posted on 07/30/2012 4:56:44 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

I went Saturday.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:48 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: jacquej

Yes, it is very disrespectful and vulgar to demonize this quite decent old man.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:54 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Pictures of Truett Cathy teaching Sunday School on the source thread for this FR link.>{? Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A
21 posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:56 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: G Larry

“We need to replace the term “progressive” with “regressive” because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.”

Bravo.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 4:59:19 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Rashputin

You can get everything you need from Amazon at Buy.com. Same free shipping with a $25 order and they aren’t giving in to the tax crowd like Amazon and their new love of homosexuals.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 5:00:23 PM PDT by GrinFranklin
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Glad kitty is fine, but take care of that finger, cowgirl.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 5:01:49 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: jacquej
What really bothers me the most about this is that these progressives are criticizing the personal views of a 90 something year old man, who grew up in very different times.

What really bothers me the most about this is that these progressives were NOT demonizing the personal views of Barack Obama three months ago, when he AGREED with the owner of Chick-fil-a.

I would love to be able to counterprotest these people with a sign that says, "Three months ago, Obama agreed with Chick-fil-a! Where were you then?"

25 posted on 07/30/2012 5:01:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
Hey Hey, Ho Ho, hey you...

I'm buycotting Chick-Fil-A too...

26 posted on 07/30/2012 5:03:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Thank you for the reminder, I have 5 houndies, although two are chihuahuas and can share.


27 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:01 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Rashputin

You’ll have to stop using computers too.

Gates and Ballmer both donated big $$ to the Washington State initiative also, and Apple’s top dog is a gay guy.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:01 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

And you are/were on anti-biotics I hope.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:16 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: scottjewell

I guess now is as good a time as any to bring this up.

If left manages to SILENCE a business owner that they disagree with, then what’s to keep them from SILENCING candidates as the next step.

I live in Texas, and Ted Cruz is running for US Senate. Assuming that he’s normal, he’s probably against Gay Marriage (I don’t know, just assuming). So, if I, somehow show support for him (either speaking or giving money), do I get descended upon by the left?

Not to mention Ted - for NOT doing what he’s told to do. We are ONE STEP away from that, so we BETTER take a stand at Chick-a-fill and keep them going.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:47 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: scottjewell

“Chick-Fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

1) Blacks make up 30% of Chicago population and they are NOT pro-homo.

2) There is a large percent of Mexicans in Chicago and they are definitely NOT pro Homo.

3) The Muslims in Chicago loathe Homos.

4) The blue collar types that vote Democrat do not like the Homos.

5) The only pro homos in Chicago are wealthy lefties in ritzy neighborhoods, Academia, the media and the pickle chuggers residing there....and these folks are only the 1% of the population.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 5:06:10 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

FYI, they’re BUYcotting, as in going out of their way to buy stuff there, not boycotting...


32 posted on 07/30/2012 5:07:06 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: FreedomPoster

I went on Friday. It was the first time I’ve eaten at a CFA, and it will definitely not be the last.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 5:13:20 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: jacquej
I hate the press more each day. I have canceled my cable because not even Fox is worth watching any longer.

Ditto. We did the same thing today for the same reason. DH specifically mentioned that FOX wasn't worth it any longer. My reasoning was that it was gay-time on every show (that we were paying for) and I didn't want to sponsor the "cause."

We've become MAJOR Mark Levin fans, sitting around the radio like the old days. LOL

34 posted on 07/30/2012 5:13:36 PM PDT by madison10 (God Bless Chick-Fil-A ;))
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To: scottjewell
They stepped in it, didn't they. The bigger question, for me, since I think we've already won this one and exposed the scumbags as the facists that they are is: how to slow or stop Islam.

The Murfreesboro folks have basically done what Rahm and Menino have done. Is there a distinction between Islam and sharia Islam ? I'm asking.

35 posted on 07/30/2012 5:13:36 PM PDT by chiller (More T-Partiers needed, especially in the Senate)
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To: scottjewell
Could backfire?

I have eaten there once per week forever. But not lately though, as the lines at the drive through have ran out into the streets.

36 posted on 07/30/2012 5:14:13 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Rashputin
I've been with Amazon for a few years. There are other choices for me and I will drop Amazon like a hot potato.

Continuing the divisiveness is Obama’s and the left’s aim. We should soon be shooting gays in the streets. Start packing or you could be a victim. (And I don't mean your suitcase)

I have already “buycotted” Mass and Illinois.

37 posted on 07/30/2012 5:14:54 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: Right Wing Assault
What really bothers me the most about this is that these progressives were NOT demonizing the personal views of Barack Obama three months ago, when he AGREED with the owner of Chick-fil-a."

Or Islam

38 posted on 07/30/2012 5:17:09 PM PDT by chiller (More T-Partiers needed, especially in the Senate)
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To: elephant

I think it comes with a co-coa-la :-)


39 posted on 07/30/2012 5:18:10 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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40 posted on 07/30/2012 5:25:12 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: catfish1957

The support CFA has received is heart-warming. Where in the hell does a Rahm Emanuel divine his wisdom? It is scary that he believes he is so wise he can dictate to his masses. Very disturbing.


41 posted on 07/30/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by chiller (More T-Partiers needed, especially in the Senate)
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To: scottjewell

Think I found why the gays went after Cathy. It wasn’t because he spoke out for traditional marriage. Seems Cathy has a foundation that has donated $1,188,380 to the Marriage and Family Foundation. That much money will go a long way toward combating the gay agenda. He also donated to the Family Research Council and the GA Family Council, plus other Christian organizations. The gays go after people who pose a threat to their plans.


42 posted on 07/30/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: scottjewell

Aug 1st national chick fil a day. bunch of us going


43 posted on 07/30/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: madison10

Me too.

Between radio and Free Republic, I get all the news that matters, and I don’t have to waste time watching idiots. I am getting a lot more accomplished, too.

I do have the 99$ Apple TV, and can watch really great programs through that, via Netflix, YouTube, etc. I do not miss a thing, and used to be a confirmed Cable News junkie.

I wonder how long it will be until the rest of the country realizes that they aren’t getting their money’s worth on cable.

I am supposed to forgive our enemies, and I try, but it is very hard to pray for these “progressives”. They are so arrogant that they do not think they need our prayers.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 5:28:49 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Le Chien Rouge

“Chick-Fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

Thank you Lord!!!


45 posted on 07/30/2012 5:30:31 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: chiller
....and the other over-riding question is: when and why was open season declared upon Christianity ?

Was it Jim Baker and that other TV evangelist scum bag ? Was it the gay priest molestation exposures ? Was it the 60's free love generation and it's incompatibility with religious values. Whether everyone in the country is religious or not, the country was founded upon religious values and probably can't sustain without them. Tocqueville noticed that long ago.

46 posted on 07/30/2012 5:32:26 PM PDT by chiller (More T-Partiers needed, especially in the Senate)
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To: scottjewell

Plan to eat at Chick-Fil-A on August 1st. I am tired of the bigoted and violent attack on anyone who voices a tru moral fact.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 5:33:31 PM PDT by magdalen (abortion)
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To: scottjewell

Plan to eat at Chick-Fil-A on August 1st. I am tired of the bigoted and violent attack on anyone who voices a tru moral fact.


48 posted on 07/30/2012 5:33:34 PM PDT by magdalen (abortion)
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To: scottjewell

Plan to eat at Chick-Fil-A on August 1st. I am tired of the bigoted and violent attack on anyone who voices a tru moral fact.


49 posted on 07/30/2012 5:33:47 PM PDT by magdalen (abortion)
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To: magdalen

Good for you. I am tired of that kind of attack on moral values as well.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 5:37:10 PM PDT by scottjewell
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