Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A 'Kiss in' protest small compared to appreciation day
Posted on 08/04/2012 5:10:11 AM PDT by scottjewell
A week of debate over the issue of gay marriage ended Friday with a "Kiss Off" organized by gay rights activists at Chick-fil-A restaurants.
Couples sent in photos of themselves kissing at restaurants around the nation to various gay-rights websites. But the protests appeared to draw far fewer people than an event earlier this week in support of the chicken chain.
Huge crowds turned out Wednesday in a show of support for company President Dan Cathy, who ignited a national debate by publicly expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage. Critics have also said the company supports causes harmful to gays and lesbians.
The scene on Friday was much quieter at locations across the Southland.
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Dozens protested! Traffic was backed up for minutes!
Here’s the thing. Where there were crowds...it’s large urban areas (St Louis, Chicago, Philly, or Washington DC). When you drove out into the middle of Iowa to some town of 20k...there was virtually nothing seen for the entire day. Same for towns in Mississippi or Alabama.
Not a surprise. Most gays went on Wednesday with the rest of the folks based on free speech. This proves though that if we put up a decent conservative Presidential candidate, we would win. Why everyone on Free Republic (Most anyway) feel that Romney is the greatest candidate on Earth is beyond me. As you can see people will support values and morals as proved on Wednesday. Dump Romney for a conservative and watch the conservative immediately get voted in with zero worries. Romney is going to be a close call which we do not need.
It also looks like they all stayed well outside for their little protests. Some of them don’t even look like they were on Chick-fil-A property.
Anyone seen any cases where they went into the restaurant and tried anything? I’m thinking this looks like a massive backing-down.
Romney is absolutely not the right candidate for this moment in history. He is lukewarm on social issues and not a part of Wed. Aug 1, which was a strong public showing of the extent to which social issues really do motivate people.
In picking him the GOP not only could have done better, they could scarcely have done worse.
Nope - I really think Wednesday made them lose their nerve, collectively.
You are so right about Romney. That piece of crap just told conservatives to suck it when he said that Chick-Fil-A was not part of his campaign. Some here think he is going to make things better.......they are so delusional. It is so sad to see otherwise very intelligent people being duped by a liberal piece of trash....Romney is the worst human being we have nominated as the Republican Candidate for President in our history!!!!!
Where on Earth did you get the idea that most Freepers think Romney is a great candidate? If you followed FR during the Republican primaries, you would see overwhelmingly that Romney was almost nobody's favorite here.
I agree that Romney is not the right candidate for this moment in history, and he was certainly not my choice for the Republican nominee.
But it appears now that he IS the Republican candidate this time around. Being willing to vote for him now to get rid of Obama, and even support Romney's candidacy with money, is seen as the better of the two options.
Given the alternative of a lame-duck Obama with four more years to "transform" our beloved nation, supporting Romney is the only responsible choice. But that doesn't mean that most Freepers like it. I know I don't.
even support Romney’s candidacy with money, is seen as the better of the two options.
Voting for I can see. But giving money to a liberal is not a good idea. He said that Chick-Fil-A is not part of his campaign. So if you send him money than you agree with this sentiment and other beliefs he has like pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage and Obamacare since he loves Romneycare. Vote for him if you will but people who send money are showing treason to America.
Well God commands man to hate evil reverend. This reverend must of got her doctor of divinity from an online university for 50 bucks and two box tops.
But the joking aside there is no hate speech in what Cathy said. It is a simple fact that marriage is an institution as old as civilization and not something that courts or governments should feel is in their power to change.
Marriage is the foundation of society and most of what is wrong with our society has its roots in the softening of that foundation. Fatherless children and single mothers are at the base of inter-city violence and crime.
The so called protest did one thing. It is waking up people to how hateful perverted homosexuals are.
The reporterette for FOX news in Austin, TX last night was standing outside of somewhere and claimed she couldn’t show the kiss-in because it was too far away for the camera. Say what?!? That makes no sense unless there were not protests and the kiss-in never happened.
Of course. Cameras do zoom in, as she knows. And why was a FOX news reporter trying to cover for a poor showing of gay event anyway. She should have admitted they were a no show.
I thought they were supposed to. These photos look like they were for distribution to their friends, not for protest. Big whoop. Epic fail.
Funniest thing I have read in days...I KNOW you have been here a while and post regularly- but you might need to read more...really?
Romney is not going to win any popularity contest here, in fact I expect many that post here will vote third party or not at all because they can't bring themselves to vote for him even as a vote against Obama. In fact it is because of what I read here that I fear we may get four more years of Obama.
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