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Chick-fil-A supporters have appreciation day(MA Stores video)
wcvb.com ^

Posted on 08/01/2012 1:09:00 PM PDT by matt04

Supporters of Chick-fil-A are eating at restaurants in the chicken chain Wednesday as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about gay marriage.

Long lines were reported at Chick-fil-A restaurants at malls in Peabody and Burlington.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family." That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: aar; bluezone; buycott; chickfila; homosexualagenda; ma2012
Video of huge line in a MA mall.
1 posted on 08/01/2012 1:09:09 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Took me 30 Mionutes to get to the register to order. There was a traffic jam in the mall parking lot with the cars waiting in the drive through line. The line started outside the door and wound around after it got inside. Everyone was polite smiling, and happy, the sandwich was great.

Poor kids working there will sleep tonight they worked their butts of today.

I live in Maryland and we have a referendum on homosexual marriage in November. Watching the crowd at Chick Fil A gioves me great hope that same sex marriage will go down in Md.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 1:14:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: matt04
Crown America, owners of the West Manchester Mall in York, Pennsylvania barred reporters from speaking with people in line and even from taking notes:

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_21208671/chick-fil-supporters-pack-local-restaurant

I support private property rights but you don't check First Amendment at their door.

Some of the Twitter comments:

# RT @regularguy Unreal RT @sadkins75 A mall security guard outside Chick-fil-A stopped me from taking notes. Directed me to the Mall office. by wisashl via twitter 8/1/2012 4:41:41 PM 12:41 PM

# West Man. mall official told me that I can't speak to people on line at Chick-fil-A. Said the mall was private property. by sadkins75 via twitter 8/1/2012 4:39:46 PM 12:39 PM #

A mall security guard outside Chick-fil-A stopped me from taking notes. Directed me to the West Manchester Mall office. by sadkins75 via twitter 8/1/2012 4:37:16 PM 12:37 PM

Pretty repressive, if you ask me.

3 posted on 08/01/2012 1:16:38 PM PDT by lightman (One of the marks of the Beast is a white lower case "f" on a blue square.)
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To: lightman

You have now spammed the same post on 8 threads.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:lightman/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

You should try reading the First Amendment and see what it actually says. It does not prevent private property owners from protecting their customers from being harassed.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 1:27:10 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: matt04

Thanks for posting this. Hope your referendum succeeds.


5 posted on 08/01/2012 1:28:31 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: matt04

Even in Mass-of-chute-sex?


6 posted on 08/01/2012 1:30:50 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: lightman

Did you try the one in Shrewsbury?


7 posted on 08/01/2012 1:31:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: carriage_hill

No. The nearest location for me is about 80 miles away. Just saw the video.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 1:39:55 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
I was in the Burlington, MA mall today, but had to eat elsewhere because I only had a few minutes for lunch and couldn't stand in line. I estimated 200-300 people in line while I was there, this is what it looked like:

I didn't feel so alone in the People's Republic of Massachusetts today...:)

9 posted on 08/01/2012 1:41:41 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: rlmorel
Great picture. I'm very happy that the line went by the SSM-supporting at&t store (the at&t CEO is attacking the Boy Scouts, whose Board the serves on, for their policy keeping self-identified gays out of Scouts).

Maybe at&t and other businesses will figure out that catering to a tiny, angry, hate-filled minority is not the best business plan after all.

10 posted on 08/01/2012 1:46:48 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: matt04
If a democrat wants to open up a chicken restaurant to appeal to only their base.

Ask democrat gov. Lester Maddox for business advice.

Maddox did and was elected by his democrat base.

Chic-A-Fil-A, serves to everybody and hires not based on religion, race and sexual orientation.

11 posted on 08/01/2012 1:49:30 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Mencken)
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To: rlmorel
I didn't feel so alone in the People's Republic of Massachusetts today...:)

Didn't Taxachusetts have homosexual "marriage" imposed on them by the court & legislature rather than having a chance to vote on it? I know we did in CT. The point is most people in any state are against this sham type marriage, this is one way they're able to express their outrage. The added bonus is that they're getting a good meal in the bargain.

12 posted on 08/01/2012 1:53:10 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: thackney

And I’ll probably “spam” it to at least eight more.

I know the reporters in question—they are not push, obnoxious, or otherwise “harrassing”.

Free speech (reporters’ questions), free assembly/association, and free press don’t get cast aside because management fears publicity.

The reporters were basically providing free advertising for a struggling mall.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT by lightman (One of the marks of the Beast is a white lower case "f" on a blue square.)
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To: dancusa

Lester Maddox. A Democrat chicken restaurant owner.

14 posted on 08/01/2012 1:56:31 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Mencken)
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To: dancusa

Moonbats on the Boston Herald web-site have Jumped the Shark. They are calling the people who are jamming the Chick-Fil-A’s “Racists” because they are mostly White. Then they started saying the food causes Cancer. LOSERS!!!!!!


15 posted on 08/01/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lightman
The first amendment restricts congress from passing laws against an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It does not force private property owners to allow others to use their place of business in a manner they do not want.

16 posted on 08/01/2012 1:58:44 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: lightman
The first amendment restricts congress from passing laws against an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It does not force private property owners to allow others to use their place of business in a manner they do not want.

17 posted on 08/01/2012 2:03:38 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: massgopguy

Listening to Howie Carr right now. I read the BH comments. Libs heads are exploding on comments.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 2:22:37 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Mencken)
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To: lightman

What part of the term “Private Property” don’t you get?


19 posted on 08/01/2012 2:24:21 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: massgopguy

Glad to see the support but to get at the press maybe dem tactics are in order. Examples to use: Some people reported that Rahm and other democrat politicians spat on people waiting in line in their cities. Also there was a report that stabbings and assaults were common by both the press and those demonstrating against CFA.

It has also been reported that Chicago gang members threatened those in line with baseball bats and guns. Reports gushed in from emergency rooms throughout the city.

None of the above is true but truth never seems to matter when the left use similar tactics.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 2:32:35 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: YankeeReb

You are so right. Exactly what they did.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: matt04
That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.

But when the Muslim president opposed gay marriage they did nothing.

22 posted on 08/01/2012 3:05:29 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: YankeeReb
Didn't Taxachusetts have homosexual "marriage" imposed on them by the court & legislature rather than having a chance to vote on it?

True. If memory serves, not one single referendum put before voters in any state in this country ended up in favor of homosexual marriage. The states that allow it do so only because it was imposed by tyrants in black robes.

I didn't even know there were "Chick-Fil-A"s in Massachusetts! I am very glad to see this thread and that there is still support for freedom of speech in this state. Take that, Mayor Mumbles Mushmouth Menino!
23 posted on 08/01/2012 4:36:19 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

As I said to another poster, Menino has backed off. Someone with a little more brains than him told him his position was unsupportable in the extreme.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 4:39:43 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: lightman

What about private property and the right to free association?


25 posted on 08/02/2012 12:36:18 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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