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Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day sees massive turnout
NBC News 12 VA ^ | Aug 1 2012 | Shawn Maclauchlan

Posted on 08/01/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT by scottjewell

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The lunch-hour rush came in force Wednesday for Chick-fil-A's around central Virginia.

Lines of vehicles wrapped around several outlets in Chester, Hanover, Mechanicsville, and many other locations for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

The movement started when Chick-fil-A took an anti-gay marriage stance two weeks ago and came under fire from gay rights activist groups.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbc12.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012issues; cfa; chickfila; freedom; freedomofspeech; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; va2012

1 posted on 08/01/2012 1:55:35 PM PDT by scottjewell
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Ft Walton Beach, Fl had people parking blocks away and walking to CFA. All parking lots in stripmalls were full (2).and you would think there was a parade. What a site to behold. America is not dead yet Mr. Obama and friends. Who would have Cristians would come under such an assault in the coutry that was founded on His beliefs.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 2:01:14 PM PDT by papageo
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To: scottjewell

Burlington Mall, Burlington MA, at least 500 people jammed the food court at 1 PM waiting in line for Chik Fil A!


3 posted on 08/01/2012 2:01:26 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: papageo

Yes, its good that this CFA happened because the lines have been drawn now, and the support is massively, hugely visible today.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 2:04:06 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“The movement started when Chick-fil-A took an anti-gay marriage stance”

Even in the face of crushing defeat, the angry radical pimps at ABC make a twisted statement like that...

God bless America, Dan and Chick-fil-A!


5 posted on 08/01/2012 2:04:49 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: acapesket

Yep, it seems these reports of huge lines and throngs of people are coming from all over, whether from your MA or PA or VA or TX or FL or Ohio....it is amazing to see such a UNIFORM, NATIONAL response!


6 posted on 08/01/2012 2:06:19 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Mister Anderson

Correction... angry radical pimps at NBC.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 2:06:47 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: Mister Anderson

Not surprising, though, as their stance is “either 100% on our side on all issues, or you are a hating bigot”-—even if you support civil unions, even if you have not discriminated against them. They are getting what they richly deserve today.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 2:08:05 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Mister Anderson

Correction duly noted.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Here's my sign. We staged a rally this morning at the Northridge CA "Chick-fil-A." Notice on my sign. I point out that Free Speech is a right, and the Right to boycott and shop elsewhere is your economic freedom as well. Many news media outlets were there. They interviewed us. We emphasized Chicago move to perhaps pull licenses from Chick-fil-A restaurants -- was anti-free speech and anti-free enterprise. Our Rights include the right to 'annoying' opinions and to 'annoying' business owners, as long as these activities are peaceful. Shop there, don't shop there - it's your choice. It's called the 13th Amendment: you are FREE to start your own crummy business, express your views, lose money if people don't like it. Free enterprise. All in all it was a fruitful event, I think the media "got it" (the philosophy behind our rights to free speech, economic freedom & free enterprise).
10 posted on 08/01/2012 2:09:21 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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My local, small-town GA CFA has been packed to the rafters since they opened this morning! 45 minute wait and one of the managers said that every employee on their payroll was working open to close today. The crowd was friendly and cheerful. Many comments were heard throughout the crowd about how bad Zero was going down if the turnout on Nov 6th was anywhere close to what CFA was getting today.

One of the local McD’s and the local KFC had their billboards posting “We agree with Dan Cathy” and “C-F-A Appreciation Day” on them. Amazing that even CFA’s competitors were supporting them.....


11 posted on 08/01/2012 2:10:43 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: scottjewell
BTW - we need to start using the language of the left. Notice that this article specifically mentions an "anti-gay marriage stance."

Why aren't we calling gay marriage supporters "anti-traditional family?"

This subtle use of language by the left helps them *appear* to win arguments. (They don't actually win, as shown by the long lines at Chick-Fil-A, but their language gives them the appearance of the "high ground" in some circuits.)

12 posted on 08/01/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: 4Liberty

Wow, good going! You made the media, and your message is an important one. They would have to get it, it is deeply American in every way. Kuddos. Thanks for posting, and Congrats!


13 posted on 08/01/2012 2:11:50 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The Silent Majority has had it.

Expect lines like this on election day.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: bolobaby

“we need to start using the language of the left. “

yes, 3x YES.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 2:13:38 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Col Frank Slade

“The Silent Majority has had it.

Expect lines like this on election day.”

Succinctly and well said.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 2:15:00 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: clee1

“Amazing that even CFA’s competitors were supporting them.....”

Yes it is. This is actual a hugely political and historic moment today. And the rainbow crowd never saw the backlash coming. All amazing.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Drove past the Chick-Fil-A on Sports Arena Blvd. this morning an hour
before lunch time and the line was “Out the Door” and wrapping around
the building. and not a Homo Nazi in sight. LOL
You Go America. !!!


18 posted on 08/01/2012 2:18:24 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: scottjewell
Shepard Smith calls it "National Day of Intolerance" on Fox News' "Studio B" show today. Video at the link.
19 posted on 08/01/2012 2:18:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Pompah

Obama’s America ain’t the only America - imagine that. ;)


20 posted on 08/01/2012 2:22:33 PM PDT by scottjewell
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All this support for one businessman's Traditional American Values!

And we don't have one elected representative willing to harness that support for fear of being called names on the national news.

Has anyone seen a statement by the RNC supporting this businessman and his Christian values?

21 posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:06 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PapaBear3625

It figures. He’s for marriage “equality”. ugh- thanks for linking to that!


22 posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:53 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The simple fact is the majority of Americans - perhaps a vast majority - view homosexuality as unnatural and a perversion.

THE LAW can treat gays however it chooses, bur SOCIETAL NORMS will still remain a large factor.

And the gays WILL NOT be happy until they use THE LAW to FORCE SOCIETY to accept them.

Not gonna happen.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 2:28:10 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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“The movement started when Chick-fil-A took an anti-gay marriage stance two weeks ago”

Okay, I give up. How is supporting the traditional family anti-gay? The squirrels at NBC (Nobody But Communists) have lost their minds. Maybe someone needs to remind gays that NBC supports jihadists who hang homosexuals on cranes before cheering crowds at stadiums.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: scottjewell

All this Chick Fil A positive attention (granted, not by the MSM), people supporting their business, etc., - and just in the past couple days the DNC announced or leaked that they will be putting gay marriage in as part of their platform. I wonder if they are having any second thoughts about that?


25 posted on 08/01/2012 2:51:02 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bolobaby
Why aren't we calling gay marriage supporters "anti-traditional family?"

You just gave me a new tag line!

Thanx!

26 posted on 08/01/2012 2:58:15 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Start calling gay marriage supporters "anti-traditional family"!)
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To: NEMDF

They are having second thoughts: That much is certain. That they can do anything about it at this juncture is doubtful.


27 posted on 08/01/2012 3:02:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: acapesket
Hi acapesket, I was at the Burlington Mall in this bluest of blue states today, and this is what I saw:

I estimated 200-300 people. Made me feel like it isn't a lost cause here!

28 posted on 08/01/2012 4:33:32 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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Not surprisingly, since the report comes from an NBC affiliate, it's completely misleading... OK, it's an outright lie...

The movement started when Chick-fil-A took an anti-gay marriage stance two weeks ago and came under fire from gay rights activist groups.

Chick-Fil-A NEVER took an "anti-gay marriage stance." Mr. Cathy was asked what his views were on marriage, and he responded, giving his PERSONAL view. While Chick-Fil-A is a company run using Christian values, to the best of my knowledge, no corporate policy has ever been announced.

Either way, what happened is that homosexual Stalinists decided that an example needed to be made, and what better way then to put a family run business that donates to the community and runs summer camps for disadvantaged children out of business.

I plan on showing up to my local CFA this Friday for lunch and maybe dinner too, to counter the threatened homosexual protests.

Mark

29 posted on 08/01/2012 7:27:38 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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Yes, it is a deliberate lie. A scapegoat was needed. Good, as many from our side that can show up Friday the better.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 7:35:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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When we visited last night for dinner (my 4th trip this week) they still had heavy business. Was glad they had food in stock again as the previous night’s food choices were very limited.

Freedom.....it tastes like Chicken!!


31 posted on 08/03/2012 6:17:04 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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