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Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cal Thomas

Posted on 07/31/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT by Kaslin

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in hot water with the LGBT community because he committed the cardinal sin in an age of political correctness: Thou must not speak ill of anything gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders wish to do.

In an interview with the Baptist Press and later on a Christian radio program, Cathy, whose father, the philanthropist Truett Cathy, founded the company, defended marriage between a man and a woman and when asked about the company's support of traditional marriage said, "Guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit." Cathy believes American society is rotting (and where is evidence to the contrary?) because the country has turned away from God.

That was it. Cathy did not say he would deny someone with a different view than his the right to eat in or work at any of his fast-food restaurants, which would violate the law. He did not say anything hateful about them. He simply expressed a deeply held conviction rooted in his Christian faith.

The reaction tells you everything you need to know about certain liberals who believe every sort of speech, activity and expression should be protected, except the speech, activity and expression of evangelical Christians.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he would try to deny Chick-fil-A's application for permits to open restaurants in that city. Now that's discrimination. Menino wants to ban Chick-fil-A in Boston, not for discriminating against customers or employees, but because of its owner's beliefs, a threat he has since backed away from. Does Boston have "thought police" who might be ordered to investigate whether other business owners already operating in the city hold similar views? I'll bet there's someone at Durgin-Park who holds similar views. What about a player for the Boston Red Sox? Better follow them to see if any of them go to church.

Maybe Mayor Menino would like to force business owners in the city to testify before an official panel of grand inquisitors and then deny operating licenses to anyone who believes traditional marriage should be the norm?

In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said, "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago values." Are Chicago values represented by the anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan with whom Emanuel is going to partner in hopes of reducing the number of homicides in his city? Are Farrakhan's anti-Semitic and anti-gay sentiments somehow more palatable, more of value, than Dan Cathy's support of marriage and family?

The Weekly Standard found a video posted on the Nation of Islam's website of a Farrakhan speech two months ago in which he blasted President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage. Farrakhan said Obama is "the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid." He added, "...sin is sin according to the standard of God" and "the Bible forbids it."

That goes a lot further than Dan Cathy.

The Jim Henson Company has decided to pull its Creature Shop toys from Chick-fil-A and donate profits already made to GLAAD, the media-monitoring group that promotes the image of LGBT people. I knew Jim Henson when we both worked at the NBC-TV station in Washington in the mid-1960s. While we never discussed politics, I don't think at the time, at least, he would have wanted his characters, which appeal to everyone, involved in a cultural and political battle.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Senator Rick Santorum, both also former presidential candidates, have called for a show of support for Cathy. They want people to eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants on August 1.

This is more than an economic battle. It is a First Amendment issue. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. Dan Cathy has a right to his opinion, so does Farrakhan, so do we all.

The real "war" in this country is not only against the supposed civil right of nontraditional marriage. It is a war against conservative Christians and a denial of the same rights the LGBT community claims for itself. Free speech is an American value. We shouldn't settle for anything less.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: brownshorts; chickfila; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; liberalfascism

1 posted on 07/31/2012 9:06:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The liberal activists use the same McCarthyism type tactics which they view as so horrific.


2 posted on 07/31/2012 9:08:43 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Kaslin

I will be eating more chicken tomorrow, even If I have to wait. A new chick fil a just opened. I will be there.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 9:13:05 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Kaslin

I’m just wondering what would have happened if it had been the owners of Popeye’s who had come out in support of traditional marriage?

[crickets.]

Yeah, I thought so.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 9:15:23 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Kaslin

In 2012 Amerika, Christian = H8.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Kaslin

Eat Mor Chikin


6 posted on 07/31/2012 9:19:24 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: Kaslin

He also said that they are all still married to their first wife. I don’t see any divorced people getting their panties in a twist. I will be ordering online tomorrow because my Chick Fil A delivers.


7 posted on 07/31/2012 9:19:39 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Kaslin
" I knew Jim Henson when we both worked at the NBC-TV station in Washington in the mid-1960s. While we never discussed politics, I don't think at the time, at least, he would have wanted his characters, which appeal to everyone, involved in a cultural and political battle."

I'm not so sure about that. I remember having an argument with my dear old (long departed) Dad in the 80s because I said Jim Henson was probably gay. Dad was incensed, because he played golf with Jim Henson's dad (as if this means anything; but that is how that generation thought). I pointed out that I was not letting my offspring watch too much Sesame Street because all the lead characters were males, and the only female lead was Miss Piggy. The name alone is an insult; but the character was like a drag queen.

I know that Jim Henson was married and had children; but what could possibly have been his reason for such a line-up on the show, including that Bert and Ernie lived together? It just didn't smell right to me. RIP, Jim; but I don't expect he is rolling in his grave over this one.

8 posted on 07/31/2012 9:20:18 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: tennmountainman

Just finished my first Chick Fil A meal. Spicy Chicken sandwich with fries and a shake.

Loved it.

Bought me a t-shirt, too...:)


9 posted on 07/31/2012 9:22:56 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Kaslin

Are Chicago values represented by the anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan with whom Emanuel is going to partner in hopes of reducing the number of homicides in his city? Are Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti-gay sentiments somehow more palatable, more of value, than Dan Cathy’s support of marriage and family?
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Yes: I would say that is pretty obvious.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: scottjewell

Dan Cathy admits his own guilt (”Guilty as charged.”) Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made this a top priority. We must stamp out this intolerance! Smash it in the face in the name of tolerance. This is the most important issue. “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values.” Question: how many people will die this weekend in Chicago? How many people will be murdered in Chick-fil-A?


11 posted on 07/31/2012 9:25:38 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: mojito

Since recently switching to Chick-fil-a all the time, I used to hit Popeyes weekly.


12 posted on 07/31/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Kaslin

The late Jim Morrison ate more chicken than any man ever seen...


13 posted on 07/31/2012 9:29:00 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Kaslin
Maybe Mayor Menino would like to force business owners in the city to testify before an official panel of grand inquisitors and then deny operating licenses to anyone who believes traditional marriage should be the norm?
I think this article is being very unfair to Mayor Menino.

His panel of grand inquisitors don't have to limit their questions to support for LGBT demands.

Prospective licensees can be questioned on:

1. Their belief in AGW.

2. Their belief in Elizabeth Warren's Cherokee Cheekbones.

3. Their belief that Barack Obama is the smartest president who ever lived (a belief that can be enforced even if The One loses his election).

4. Their belief in _____ (fill in the blank with the issue-of-the-day).

14 posted on 07/31/2012 9:34:25 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: mojito

Reminds me of how liberals demonized SUVs a few years ago: owning an SUV was supposed to be a sign of selfishness and disregard for the environment. Funny, you didn’t hear them say much about pickup trucks or powerboats, which are just as worthy targets. The difference was that the SUV owners were people you could reach — the Prius drivers and Escalade owners lived in the same neighborhoods, whereas if your suburban, middle-class do-gooders went after pickup truck owners or sport fisherman, the response would have been somewhere on a spectum that includes contemptuous disdain and righteous outrage.

Similarly, Mr. Cathy is an easy target because, as a Christian and a businessman, he is not interested in baiting or defying his critics, even though he seems admirably willing to speak up in favor of his beliefs. Self-righteous homosexual supporters feel completely comfortable raising a fuss in front of a Chik-fil-A in the mall. Going to the ‘hood to protest in front of a Popeye’s or a Black Muslim mosque? Not so much. Liberals’ willingness to spout off about their moral superiority is limited by their cowardice and laziness.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 9:38:58 AM PDT by thanatz
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To: Kaslin

Voted for Cruz this morning and then went to Chick Fili for breakfast! Lots of cars lined up in the drive thru lol!


16 posted on 07/31/2012 9:44:44 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: rlmorel

There’s none near me, but I bought a t-shirt and a mug online.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 9:45:53 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: rlmorel

There’s none near me, but I bought a t-shirt and a mug online.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 9:46:12 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Kaslin

I have never been in a Chick-fil-A but Aug. 1st I want to show my support and stop in, buy some food.

OK, I have a dumb question. Is it like McDonalds where you can order food to take out?

Thanks


19 posted on 07/31/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: stuartcr
The late Jim Morrison ate more chicken than any man ever seen...

That line is from "Back Door Man" which was first done by Howlin' Wolf, written by Willie Dixon; Jim Morrison lifted it from them.

20 posted on 07/31/2012 10:00:36 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: Kaslin

Made my first trip today, eating the Spicy Chicken as we type.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 10:01:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin

I’m going to Chik filet at the mall today. And I’ll laugh at the liberals around the mall lol


22 posted on 07/31/2012 10:01:56 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: scottjewell

Homosexuals and their supporters are the new bigots.


23 posted on 07/31/2012 10:02:17 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: heylady
I will be ordering online tomorrow because my Chick Fil A delivers.

Do they deliver to Washington State?

24 posted on 07/31/2012 10:03:53 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Kaslin

Chick filet is better than the other fast food places here in this inner city. the Mcdonalds in the inner city has terrible service and rotten food. I won’t go there anymore. the chik filet has courteous peoplee and good food. this city And America are going down. All I see now is feral beasts all around. what a hell hole.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 10:05:09 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Albion Wilde

To surmise that a puppeteer is gay based solely on the implied gender of his characters Is a little bit of a stretch. Most male ventriloquists have “male” dummies. Paul Winchell had Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff, Edgar Bergan had Charlie McCarthy and Snerdly Snodgrass, and almost all of Terry Fator’s dummies are male, as are Jeff Dunham’s characters.

Then there’s Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Elmer Fudd, Wil E. Coyote, were all male characters, too.

The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis...all male characters too.

It’s true that gays are loud and absurd, but can’t start seeing every pairing of same-sex people as “couples”. Has fear of the gays and political correctness made us that paranoid?

Whether Jim Henson was gay is immaterial, as he is long-since dead. It
is whomever is running his company now that is defending gay marriage by attacking CFA. Any boycott toward the current owners for their attack on CFA is the point, not the gender of imaginary characters.

To be clear, I intend to fully boycott the Henson company, but based on their attack on CFA, not on puppet gender. Being ludicrous will not win the battle...leave ludicrous up to the gays.


26 posted on 07/31/2012 10:05:32 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: NRA1995

Yes


27 posted on 07/31/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Kaslin
All RINO Florida House District 120 Candidates square off at forum

Republican pledges support for medical marijuana, reproductive choice

The two candidates vying for the Florida House District 120 seat took turns Monday night espousing support for gay rights, including the right to marry and adopt babies.

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28 posted on 07/31/2012 10:10:27 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: fatboy
OK, I have a dumb question. Is it like McDonalds where you can order food to take out?

Yes, you can walk inside and order "to go" or you can go through the drive thru.

29 posted on 07/31/2012 10:10:48 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: fatboy
OK, I have a dumb question. Is it like McDonald's where you can order food to take out?

Yes like McDonald's it is fast food wrapped in paper and they even have drive-through. But unlike McDonald's the food actually tastes good.

30 posted on 07/31/2012 10:16:13 AM PDT by webheart (King of the Run-On Sentence)
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To: Kaslin

There is not a doubt in my mind that we are having to choose which side we will be on in the coming months and years. I have several gay friends of both sexes, and I love them all dearly; however, I have prayed about this “gay marriage” issue many times and the answer is always the same - obey my Word. It never varies. I am not the hater here, my friends who are foaming at the mouth rabid ideologues are the haters. They will cut me to the quick because I do not believe in their “right” to marriage. Gay marriage will be shoved down our throats in the very near future and it will take tremendous courage to speak out against it. The world is upside down, black is white, evil is good (and vice versa), exactly how the Bible told us it would be.


31 posted on 07/31/2012 10:16:51 AM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Kaslin

Chicken NEVER tasted better.

I’ll be eating Chicken tonight


32 posted on 07/31/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Things aren't as good as they should be and its Obama's fault, the resident said)
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To: scottjewell

Some in the gay “community” think Jerry Sandusky had a constitutional “right” to man-boy “love”.

The MSM will not highlight this point of view.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 10:40:41 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: tennmountainman

Will be there for breakfast.


34 posted on 07/31/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: kjo

No, they bury that in silence for obvious reasons.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 10:50:18 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: samtheman

The mayor has no objections to a mosque being built in his city, even though the head imam has wondered aloud whether homosexuals should be burned to death or tossed off of buildings. I think the city even donated the land for the mosque.

This is a war against Christianity, pure and simple.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: rurgan

Went to support a Chik fil la at the Lakeland (Fl) mall yesterday. The double lane drive thru was totally backed up to the road and was SRO inside.
I waited in line for my order - glad to see everyone supporting them!


37 posted on 07/31/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Sorry you have to live within 15 miles of the Chick-fil-A in Alliance(FortWorth) and I think Washington is just a smidgen over the limit.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 11:19:29 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: FrankR
Ludicrous is as ludicrous does; your exceptions to my observations of the puppet cast seem a bit overkill to my simple cautions as a mother.

I hear you about ventriloquists having mostly male dummies, but they are only one dummy per lap, reflecting the sex of the ventriloquist -- not an entire cast of characters. Bugs Bunny and the other Warner Bros. cartoon characters you mentioned, the Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, and Martin and Lewis all had two things in common that the Muppets did not:

• first, they were all strictly entertainment and not about children's education; and
• second, they all pre-dated the movement for women's equality that directly coincided with the rise of the Muppets.

Most parents of children of the 80s and 90s were eager to teach both their male and female children that women were not just drag queen figures of fun and that males were not the only persons worth taking the lead role. Since the Muppets were promoted as primarily in the business of children's education, the sex balance mattered a great deal; yet it was decidedly off-kilter for the times then and the times now.

I could care less if Henson was gay or not gay. But for whatever reason, he did not present images of a balance of power, interest or inspiration between the sexes.

39 posted on 07/31/2012 11:54:17 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: heylady

Darn. Guess I’ll just have to petitio them to build one here.


40 posted on 07/31/2012 12:13:51 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Kaslin

Have not eaten meat or fowl since 1991 but I will be there buying a bag of yummy chocolate chip cookies.


41 posted on 07/31/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Pining_4_TX
The mayor has no objections to a mosque being built in his city, even though the head imam has wondered aloud whether homosexuals should be burned to death or tossed off of buildings. I think the city even donated the land for the mosque. This is a war against Christianity, pure and simple.
Unbelievable, but true.
42 posted on 07/31/2012 2:12:37 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: thanatz
Reminds me of how liberals demonized SUVs a few years ago: owning an SUV was supposed to be a sign of selfishness and disregard for the environment.

Unless it's a Cadillac Escalade. Al Gore owned at least one so that purified all of them.

43 posted on 07/31/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Albion Wilde

I see that you are gender obsessed regarding equality, and there is no point in any further discussion with you.

Have a nice life.


44 posted on 07/31/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR

You lose.


45 posted on 07/31/2012 5:21:13 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Kaslin

I plan to Eat More Chikin tomorrow... a bit of a ride, but it’s worth it.


46 posted on 07/31/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Kaslin; All
I must ask, is the Chick-Fil-A Fight the Conservatives metaphorical Battle of Bastogne against the Gay Lobby?

For years now, we have been silent in a sense. We are not anti-gay, but we have been forced to accept something we don't agree with and it has been a sneak attack and we are surrounded. It is the constant politicing to change our minds, that we are so sick of, enough already. No we don't want to, no we don't have to accept it. We can disagree with your life style without being hateful or mean etc. Their are things we do in our lives hobbies etc, but we don't force them on you, we feel like we have no choice. Like the Axis Power at Bastonge, has the Gay Lobby taken on more a desperate battle and in the counter-offensive will eventually loose?

Time will tell, but I think Chick-Fil-A is the General when asked to surrender "Nuts!"

So I ask, is this a turning point in this situation? IMHO I think so....

47 posted on 07/31/2012 6:55:59 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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