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Chick-fil-A faces "kiss-in" protest in gay marriage flap
Reuters ^ | 8/3/12 | Chris Francescani and Paul Thomasch in New York, Ian Simpson in Washington, Dan Whitcomb in LA

Posted on 08/03/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT by ruralvoter

Same Sex Kiss Day is a reaction to comments last month from Dan Cathy, who said he supported "the biblical definition of the family unit" and that backers of gay marriage were "arrogant."

Carly McGehee, a Dallas political activist who came up with the idea of the kiss-in, said more than 15,000 people said they would join the protest since she posted an announcement on her Facebook page on July 19. (SNIP) An anti-kiss in protester, Leroy Swailes, 61, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, said he had seen two same-sex couples - one male, one female - bussing inside the restaurant earlier.

"I'm a specialist. I've been doing this since the '60s, protesting homosexuals," said Swailes, who was dressed in clerical garb with a T-shirt over it with lettering that said "The Resurrection of Sodom and Gommorah."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; gaymarriage

1 posted on 08/03/2012 1:29:01 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Even if all 15,000 showed up (dubious proposition), that would be maybe 5% of what showed up on Wednesday (300k - anybody seen any real numbers on that?).

But they will lead the league in used condoms left on seats, public indecency, graffiti, and public nuisance arrests.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 1:37:32 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ruralvoter

More than 20 protesters gathered at one of the fast-food restaurants in Decatur, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, where Mark Toomajian kissed his partner, Jim Fortier, 58, for the cameras.

Several thousand supporters of free speech, freedom and liberty went to every Chick-Fil-A restaurant in America making a stand for free speech and morality. We did not do so for the cameras.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 1:42:48 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ruralvoter

“It’s a human rights issue, it’s not a First Amendment issue,” said Toomajian, 41,

I was unaware that being a pervert was a human right.
That said Chick-Fil-A nor anyone else is stopping you from being a pervert. We are just not going to allow you to force us and society to accept perversion an acceptable part of our society. That will never happen..


4 posted on 08/03/2012 1:46:16 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

1,600 restaurants. @ average attendance of 500, 1,000, 2,000, total participants would be 800k, 1.6M, or 3.2M. The number is HUGE.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 1:55:54 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: SECURE AMERICA

WOW! “More than 20 protestors”, eh?

Suppose they gave a same-sex kiss-in and nobody came....er, attended?

Politicians take note. Think twice before catering to these perverts. You’ll lose far more votes than you gain.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 2:03:38 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free
The number is HUGE.

At the end of the day, we shall see. We shall see.

7 posted on 08/03/2012 2:04:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: ruralvoter
You have to give them credit. Watching two men laying a big wet one on each other would definitely kill my appetite. Faith issues aside, I think even the non-religious find the idea of same gender sex inherently repulsive. They'll never overcome the stigma because it's organic.
8 posted on 08/03/2012 2:10:04 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: ruralvoter

I got something they can kiss...


9 posted on 08/03/2012 2:10:14 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ruralvoter

I ate at CFA again today, still long lines, still great service, and the only “mouth action” I saw was people enjoying their chicken and waffle fries.

Libs always overplay their game, and hardly ever walk their talk.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 2:16:20 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free

OK, just took a wild guess at 300k.
at 1.5M, the heterophobes would be 1%.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 2:27:35 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ruralvoter

I understand that tens of people showed up at various CFLa’s


12 posted on 08/03/2012 2:37:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: FrankR

I just drove through Chick-fil-A, bought a sandwich, and gave it to a guy selling the local homeless paper (I don’t eat meat on Fridays). He was happy to have it and told me, “I love Chick-fil-A! I don’t care about any controversy.” Oh, and the store was still crowded at 4pm. No sign of any kiss-in, as I expected in normal America.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 2:37:13 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: Izzy Dunne
Went buy the CFA in Schaumburg, Il, at 7pm Wednesday. The line if cars was about a half mile long. The parking lots on either side, both double lots with pretty big stores, were both full of cars. The Best Buy lot across the street was full. And people were parking in a another lot farther down.

I used to work with the Jr High kids at my old church. We were running between 600-700 kids plus 100 leaders a week.

I'd estimate the crowd outside at 500-600

At 9 pm, the cars lined up was about 200 yards long. All the same lots were full, and I'd say the crowd outside was still 400-500.

Stretch this over 6am-10pm, even with some slow spots, I'd say this one store, 25 miles from Rahm Emanuels downtown Chicago, probably had 5000 people at it, throughout the day.

And thats just one store.

According to Wikipedia, there are 1614 Chick-Fil-A's in the US.

If every store just had 1000 people for the day, that would be 1.6 million

I went to the Schaumburg store at 2pm this afternoon, to offset any gay boycotting.

Didn't see one obvious gay person. No signs. No mischief.

The store was BUSY.

My personal opinion is that this week was obviously CFA's best week ever. I think sales will continue to be above average for awhile and then level off. I think CFA has probably gained some new long term customers because of this week.

I also think that anything that the gays/liberals do in opposition to this last week will further anger all those who showed up, and they will in turn return to CFA to show their support.

This could continue as a tit for tat thing, but the gays have to remember, they are only about 1% of the population. They have to have their entire population involved to be really noticed (except for MSM exposure), the normal population only needs a slight turnout to overpower them.

14 posted on 08/03/2012 2:38:46 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ruralvoter

November 6th cannot get here soon enough.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 2:42:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“November 6th cannot get here soon enough.”.

I know what you mean...


16 posted on 08/03/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
More than 20 protesters gathered at one of the fast-food restaurants in Decatur, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, where Mark Toomajian kissed his partner, Jim Fortier, 58, for the cameras.

and where were the cameras on Wednesday? A CBS Atlanta film crew showed up and said they wouldn't film it as it "wasn't a protest". But this they show up for?

17 posted on 08/03/2012 3:01:21 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: Walrus
Politicians take note. Think twice before catering to these perverts. You’ll lose far more votes than you gain.

The only reason nobama changed his stance on queer marriage is bucks. Pure and simple.

18 posted on 08/03/2012 3:02:58 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
More than 20 protesters

Wow! Twenty! I hear traffic was backed up for minutes!

19 posted on 08/03/2012 3:45:12 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: ruralvoter
More than 20 protesters gathered at one of the fast-food restaurants in Decatur, Georgia

I'll bet not one of them bought anything - just showed up to have their picture taken, then left.

20 posted on 08/03/2012 4:06:16 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: mountn man; sarasmom

I went to the Lombard location (across from Yorktown Shopping Center) for Dinner today.

In & out in under 5 minutes and not a poofer in sight.

I had spicy chicken & waffle fries. Food tasted real good. I will be going there again.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 4:23:02 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: throwback

Watching two men laying a big wet one on each other would definitely kill my appetite.

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They’re admitting it’s repulsive. This is not good for them.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 4:32:38 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: ruralvoter

Our local newspaper has ZERO coverage of today.

Mall security had banned the reporters from covering the Wednesday event—not even allowed to talk with people in line.

That made the zero-coverage option decision very easy.

If a kiss is planted in a CFA and there is no reporter to cover it, is it still a protest?


23 posted on 08/03/2012 4:54:04 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: ruralvoter

I think we got a sneak peek of the upcoming election. The Tea Party and the “quiet conservatives” are not going to be waving flags and yelling at people ... they are just gonna’ show up and make it happen, just like they did this week. Seeing what I personally saw Wednesday, it reminded me of my march in DC with the Tea Party folks a couple years ago. A quiet surge. What this really shows is how well people are “tuned in” to what is going on. One guy (Huckabee) mentions it, the social media picks it up, the mainstreamers pick it up to ridicule it ... and as a result... MILLIONS of people respond. We saw it in the last election, I really believe we’ll see a landslide this time. The polls would not have predicted all these people showing up Wednesday, and they were predicting a “significant” turnout for the kiss in ... wrong both times. Something is happening that libs are not going to forget.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 4:55:13 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: ruralvoter
Because public exhibition of disgusting behavior is exactly how you convert people to your cause!

Really, we couldn't ask for a better validation of the position of the conservative argument.

25 posted on 08/03/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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