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Warning: Contains Chick-fil-A facts toxic to your rage
Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/1/12 | Mark Washburn

Posted on 08/01/2012 7:41:27 AM PDT by bigtoona

Edited on 08/01/2012 8:38:46 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

You know the story by now.

You know that during a visit to North Carolina last month, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy gave an interview to the Cary-based Biblical Recorder, which has been writing about Baptists hereabouts since 1833. Cathy was asked about his company’s family-oriented values, which include closing restaurants on Sundays.

You know that Cathy said: “We are very much supportive of the family – the Biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

You know that the Jim Henson Co. asked that its toys no longer be distributed with Chick-fil-A kid’s meals, that the mayor of Boston said the chain’s restaurants are not welcome there and that gay-rights groups called for boycotts because of Cathy’s remarks were construed as opposition to gay marriage.

Do you know the whole story?

No.

Did Cathy ever use the words gay or same-sex marriage in the interview?

No.

Excerpt, read more here: Charlotteobserver


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: cathy; chickfila; homosexualagenda; interview
This is a great article that surprisingly appeared in our local left wing McClatchy paper today. I will be showing it to friends that are pro-boycott. I will also be eating all 3 meals there today with the family!
1 posted on 08/01/2012 7:41:36 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: bigtoona

I’m getting some gift cards for college students.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 7:43:40 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: bigtoona

Had breakfast there this AM, going back for lunch. The lines were busy both inside and out. Chick-fil-A is my new best friend and I hope every Chick restaurant prospers!!!!
Prosperiety always ticks off lefties:-)


3 posted on 08/01/2012 7:52:31 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: bigtoona

i heard that the store in new hampshire was sponsoring some sort of gay days. as if pandering to the left ever got them to stand down.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 7:52:31 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: bigtoona

Had breakfast there this AM, going back for lunch. The lines were busy both inside and out. Chick-fil-A is my new best friend and I hope every Chick restaurant prospers!!!!
Prosperiety always ticks off lefties:-)


5 posted on 08/01/2012 7:52:41 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: bigtoona

Facts don’t matter. They needed another character for this weeks “Two Minute Hate”.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: bigtoona
Had Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel done his homework on the issue when he said: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

Actually, Emanuel was right when he said “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

"Chicago values" are "Ten murders a week".

I would bet more than one beer that Dan Cathy would agree that "Ten murders a week is not a Chick-fil-A value".

7 posted on 08/01/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: bigtoona

...when he said: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

Well, I agree with him.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 7:55:17 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: PogySailor

Re: Two Minute Hate...we are now in a Cold Civil War. East and West Coast Blue state culture...anti-religion...anti-Republican against everyone else.

We know which side most of the media is on.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: bigtoona

10 posted on 08/01/2012 8:01:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: bigtoona
The bovine excrement going around is amazing. Yesterday, I challenged a person on FB, who claimed that CFA discriminates against gay people. So I asked her to give me specific instances where CFA discriminated against gays in hiring or service.

*CRICKETS*

BTW, I'm enjoying my chargrilled chicken salad from CFA as I write this post.

11 posted on 08/01/2012 8:13:37 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TurboZamboni

Perfect!


12 posted on 08/01/2012 8:14:53 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1289 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: DuncanWaring

Emmanuel worked for Obama at a time when Obama opposed homosexual marriage. So what values did Emmanuel have then?

Emmanuel worked in the Clinton White House when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act. What values did Emmanuel express over that issue?

Emmanuel is stupid for another reason. Same-sex marriage isn’t even legal in the state of Illinois, yet, he’s saying that in order to run a business in Chicago, you must support it. You must support something which isn’t even in the law of the state, and an issue which has nothing to do with your business, in order to run a business in Chicago. Does any of this make any sense?


13 posted on 08/01/2012 8:16:44 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PogySailor

Nice, the “two minute hate” reference is spot-on. I was thinking about this last night and forgot the name of it. 1984 is becoming more prophetic every day. I re-read the book 3 years ago, and could not sleep for 3 nights.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 8:19:57 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: bigtoona
Had Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel done his homework on the issue when he said: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

Actually, I'd say a bit "YES" to that one. Chick-Fil-A values are NOT Chicago values as the continuing gang wars in Chicago graphically illustrate. I bet the casualties during the Capone years in Chicago were lower...
15 posted on 08/01/2012 8:25:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: bigtoona

16 posted on 08/01/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: bigtoona

You may want to reconsider the all 3 meals idea.At 10 o’clock this morning the wait time at the local CFA is approximately 45 minutes.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Bitsy

I bought 10 bisquits and chicken for the office. The wife is taking out family friends for lunch. I have never seen it that busy. The counter person said that they had sold more for breakfast than they usually do for lunch.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 8:32:31 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: bill1952

bill1952~” Do people who favor diversity, tolerance and a civil dialogue on social issues always practice what they preach? “

This is another demonstration of Liberal BIGOTRY .
They preach tolerance ... for everyone who agrees with them
They preach intolerance ... for everyone who disagrees with them

In a religious magazine ,designed for particular religious organization , the owner admitted that he supports traditional marriage.
That the Lezbo/Fag/Uncertain Sexually Confused made this such an issue means that they were looking for a public issue , and stalked the owner’s beliefs. They had to go out of their way to look into a religious publication; they were in need of an issue.

I dont beleive that I will ever visit Chicago since they don’t hold the same values that I have (thuggery , Tammney Hall, kill capitol of the Free World, etc. )
I will not boycott them , I just have no reason to go there


19 posted on 08/01/2012 8:37:20 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political Correctness is tyranny with manners " ~ Charlton Heston)
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To: richardtavor

The counter person said that they had sold more for breakfast than they usually do for lunch.

That’s why I stopped for breakfast. I live outside New Orleans and I was worried they would be out of chicken before I could get there for lunch. I e-mailed my address book this AM wishing them a Happy Chick-fil-A day and they have been responding back with their plans for today. What was meant for bad turned around for good. I pray prosperiety on ALL the stores!


20 posted on 08/01/2012 8:37:52 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I will support Chic-a-fil , unfortunately there are none arround here.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 8:39:37 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Political Correctness is tyranny with manners " ~ Charlton Heston)
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bigtoona...thanks for pointing out this article.

I would never have seen it as we don’t subscribe to the Charlotte Disturber anymore.

Mark Washburn will get a tongue lashing over this, I bet!


22 posted on 08/01/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT by moovova (Chic-fil-A is good...and right.)
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To: bigtoona

I like to point out to those that claim a SUPPORT Of traditional marriage is an attack on gay marriage that their SUPPORT OF gay marriage is then an attack on traditional marriage.

I have yet to find one that will accept their own logic.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 8:43:20 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: bigtoona
Went to Chick-fil-a this morning for breakfast, just got back. The place was packed with three police cars in parking lot. Went in to eat and there were two flamers with a poster sign screaming,”ENJOY YOUR BISCUITS OF HATE!”....
One of them walked up and asked in a loud voice if I support this homophobic business and their chicken of hate.... I started to laugh... And I mean laughed out loud laugh... And then the people in the restaurant started to laugh... Everyone was laughing so hard we were crying... This made the two flamers even more mad.....And they left... Biscuits of hate... That just tickled my funny bone...
24 posted on 08/01/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219

According to my liberal activist daughter, Chick-fil-a is considered anti-gay not because of the interview cited, but because they provided financial support for organizations that campaigned for Prop 8 - or whatever the California referendum was that opposed Gay marriage.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 8:53:41 AM PDT by Glenmore
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To: bigtoona

I only time I get to a CFA when I am travelling.
Do they sell T-shirts with their logo?


26 posted on 08/01/2012 9:02:43 AM PDT by Leep
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“Do they sell T-shirts with their logo?”

Yes, here is the link: http://shopchick-fil-a.com/default.aspx?act=catalog.aspx&Category=Clothing&browse=&MenuGroup=Home


27 posted on 08/01/2012 9:14:53 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: bigtoona

News helo just did a live look at a local Chick-fil-A and the line spills out into the parking lot.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Leep

Every business that believes in freedom, prosperity (which creates profit), and Americas future should stand up and say they support traditional family values and freedom! Just come out and say it!

The libs can’t protest them all and this would shut down the entire homo agenda TYRANNY instantly. They would never be able to hold a business hostage again.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 9:28:31 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: Mamzelle

I may buy some and send them to the Mayor of Boston.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 9:32:08 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: baddog 219

“Biscuits of hate,” huh? Now that IS funny. What a bunch of self-important narcissist nincompoops.

And that was a great response - ridicule, right out of the Alinsky playbook. They really, really hate it when they get a dose of their own medicine.


31 posted on 08/01/2012 9:38:05 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: bigtoona

Actually, this is illustrative of the left’s actual position on this issue.

They aren’t pro gay “marriage”, they’re anti biblical marriage, because the statement that they object to so much is a pro-biblical marriage statement.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 9:41:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bigtoona

Went to a Chick-fil-A in Springfield, VA, this afternoon for lunch. The line was out the door.

It looked like the restaurant was prepared... at least 4 managers and 10 other employees working in the front of the restaurant(could’t see into the back). For as busy as it was, the service was pretty fast and all the employees were extremely friendly. I hope all of their restaurants do as much business today.


33 posted on 08/01/2012 10:01:37 AM PDT by gruffwolf
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To: baddog 219

S. Dale Mabry? I have to see this!


34 posted on 08/01/2012 10:09:05 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: All

RECORD SALES !!

I ran into friends I haven’t seen in awhile.

The lines went from cashiers to the back of the store and then snaked all the way back front to the doors lol.

Crazy Carnival Crowded.

DON’T BELIEVE THE POLLS....ELECTION DAY IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY IF YOU WANT oBAMA kicked to the curb.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 10:21:39 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: baddog 219

I would have said, “better their biscuits of hate, than your buns of love!”


36 posted on 08/01/2012 10:33:52 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: bigtoona

37 posted on 08/01/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT by PLD
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To: bigtoona

Just got back from there at lunchtime. Wow, it was crazy. It took us almost an hour to get through the drive through. People were parking at stores down the road and walked to Chick-Fil-A. The line snaked through the restaurant and out the door. Cars were lined up in every direction to get into the parking lot. Police eventually came to direct traffic. Can’t wait to see what their sales were for today.


38 posted on 08/01/2012 11:17:43 AM PDT by silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids
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To: TurboZamboni

Thanks for a very good chuckle for the day.


39 posted on 08/01/2012 11:26:09 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: bigtoona

Just back from Chick-Fil-A for breakfast. Whe I got home My Chick-Fil-A box 0f goodies arrived, T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Stuffed plush Cow, mug and Fridge Magnet! Life is good!! Go Chick!!!!!!


40 posted on 08/01/2012 11:36:26 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: gruffwolf

I have a family member who is an operator. Word came down from above to staff for a 50% to 80% increase today in business...

I have been to 5 local CFA’s and ALL of them have been crazy busy...

Where are all the homo nazis who threatened a “kiss-in”?


41 posted on 08/01/2012 12:06:16 PM PDT by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Fear not, fellow Irish!

I bought 4 extra sandwiches, milkshakes, fries, and a salad, when I brought my family there today. Usually I'm holding the kids back from ordering extra food. Today, I told them to order whatever they wanted, as long as they could actually eat it.

Over $55 later, it's all been eaten. With 3 growing kids in the house, it went fast.

We've got you covered.

42 posted on 08/01/2012 12:30:32 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: baddog 219

You should have thanked them for reminding you to also order the fudge brownie.


43 posted on 08/01/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: bfh333

I think the kiss in is supposed to be this Friday. The MSM will be hard pressed to report any great turn out in all but a few places. Nothing like today’s support from the good guys.


44 posted on 08/01/2012 12:38:41 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: bfh333

I think the new plan is for the ‘kiss-in’ to be this Friday. I’m going to Chick-fil-a that day, too!!!


45 posted on 08/01/2012 1:14:40 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty; All

What if every Chick-fil-A silently tells all of their employees to take Friday off (paid) due to their superb handling of the rush today and all the extra money they raked in; call it an Employee Appreciation Day. Then, when the truly intolerant ones show up this Friday, they’d be greeted by locked doors and empty parking lots. Perrrrrfect. Someone contact CFA, please. (and keep bumping this reply to the top!)


46 posted on 08/01/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: hollywood

I just emailed my Employee Appreciation Day idea to CFA. Hope they can make it happen.


47 posted on 08/01/2012 3:41:27 PM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: Glenmore

Yep. The UNC Charlotte student paper has been whining about chick fil a for at least a year..


48 posted on 08/01/2012 3:53:35 PM PDT by gcraig (Freedom is not free)
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To: hollywood

Alternate response might be for all of today’s respondents to arrive Friday and encircle the kiss-in-ers shoulder-to-shoulder with their backs to them. Of course some kiss-in-ers would then become extremely inappropriate, at which time cameras should be turned on them and police called.


49 posted on 08/02/2012 4:43:30 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: bigtoona

personally I think Chick Fil-a should create a new menu item- the Soddom and Gemorrah baskets- a bunch of burnt to a crisp chicken parts- and hand them out to folks at the ‘kiss-in’


50 posted on 08/02/2012 11:55:38 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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