Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A ‘Kiss In’ Counter-Protest Was Sort of a Bust
Posted on 08/04/2012 3:28:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
While Wednesday's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day inspired an apparently record-setting number of people to display their commitment to bigotry by waiting in line for fast-food sandwiches, the demonstration designed to protest it Friday's National Same Sex Kiss Day turned out to be less of a draw.
Organizers expected a couple hundred protesters to converge on New York's single (and closed for the summer) Chick-fil-A outpost, located in NYU's Weinstein dining hall, at 8 p.m. Unfortunately, we're having trouble finding reports on the event besides that of the New York Post's Andrea Peyser (frequently to be taken with a grain of salt), who wrote that only about 20 people showed up for the demonstration and that "just three pairs of guys kissed on the street." We expect more Chick-fil-A backlash there come fall, when the University's generally calorie-conscious and gay-friendly students get back into town. (An NYU spokesman has already promised to "reexamine" the chain's presence on campus.)
Outside of New York, the National Same Sex Kiss Day founder hoped to see at least 15,000 people demonstrating at the restaurant's 1,600 locations. Again, the numbers seem to have fallen short: In Decatur, Georgia, about two dozen demonstrators gathered outside a Chick-fil-A bearing McDonald's bags, rainbow flags, and signs
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You got that right. It was a flop.
Ernst Rohm would be ashamed to see what his fabulous militant homosexual movement has been reduced to. Come on! Swappin’ spit and playing tonsil hockey at the local Chick-fil-A? The pastel Nazis just don’t have what it takes anymore.
“Commitment to bigotry”......what a maroon!!!
“commitment to bigotry”? Believing the Bible is bigotry to the left. It wouldn’t be Christian to write what I am thinking.
What an obnoxious and arrogant and presumptuous article. “Commitment to bigotry?” So no one is entiteld anymore to stand for traditional marriage? And you are shocked that the counter-protest fizzled? Why? It couldn’t match Aug 1 so they lost their momentum:
“While Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day inspired an apparently record-setting number of people to display their commitment to bigotry by waiting in line for fast-food sandwiches, the demonstration designed to protest it Friday’s National Same Sex Kiss Day turned out to be less of a draw.
Organizers expected a couple hundred protesters to converge on New York’s single (and closed for the summer) Chick-fil-A outpost, located in NYU’s Weinstein dining hall, at 8 p.m. Unfortunately, we’re having trouble finding reports on the event besides that of the New York Post’s Andrea Peyser (frequently to be taken with a grain of salt), who wrote that only about 20 people showed up for the demonstration and that “just three pairs of guys kissed on the street.” We expect more Chick-fil-A backlash there come fall, when the University’s generally calorie-conscious and gay-friendly students get back into town. (An NYU spokesman has already promised to “reexamine” the chain’s presence on campus.)”
We know where Caroline Buzzoff stands.
Yes it was. But at just 2-3% of the population, there's no way they can compete with us. They make a lot of noise, but it's just bluster.
speaking out publicly in support of traditional marriage was the biggest thing to hit chicken sandwich sales in the history of fast food. if wendy’s and burger king are smart, they will condemn gay marriage next week.
Yes, there will be weeks of increased sales, but the government crackdown will continue until they get put out of business...
Curtis Sliwa was funny yesterday. He set up a remote hoping to see some hot lesbian kissing action and didn’t get any.
Let’s tally up...
Tea Party — Huge on-going success
“Coffee Party” — Dismal failure and never heard of again
CFA Appreciation Day — Huge (and probably on-going) success
“Kiss-In” Day — Total flop
9/12/09 Protest on the Mall — Colossal success
“Occupy” Protests — Murder, disease, rioting, rape, defecation, drugs and bedlam
WE are the clearly the honest, clean, righteous, God-fearing, patriotic, self-reliant, moral and vast majority. Yet our country keeps slipping from our grasp to the parasites and tyrants.
"The silliest thing was to make the counter-demonstration a "kiss-in". It would've been bad enough to have protest rallies, which wouldn't have matched the size and scope of the people who purchased meals, but at least it would have given the opposition reason to stand around all day and wait for favorable press.
But by making it a "kiss-in", many of the of the supporters who might be vocal but aren't ready to put their mouths were other mouths are get excluded from the protest, leaving stray couples to walk up and snap a photo to uploaded to reddit or facebook. Not the stuff of evening news footage.
And to repeat an earlier line: the traffic was backed up for minutes. If that. If anyone even noticed. Good thing for the digital age or no one would've known it had happened at all.
I participated in the kiss in. Gave the Mrs. a little peck on the patio at cfa sarasota while enjoying my deluxe with cheese last night.
Why is it okay for them to be militant about being gay but it’s bigotry when we say it’s against nature? Free speech for them but not for us?
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Carbonite $21.10 to $7.59
The fastest way to kill this thinking is private school vouchers. Kill government schools. And, yes, where they’re concerned, I’m a super-sized bigot.
oh, I dunno. sometimes, the future of the republic is as stake (steak?). but sometimes, it’s just a chicken sandwich.
... Friday's Bugger-In inspired virtually no one. The homo commitment to bigotry is writ large every time they open their mouths.
This issue should go to the top of conservative’s reform platform.
The author is the bigot and most likely a fascist as well since she thinks thoughts opposed to hers are bigotry writ large. Why these people worship one man putting his penis in another mans rectum is something I will never get.
Notice how the media had to go out of their way or coordinate coverage of the kiss in. Most locations had no protesters.
“Sort of a bust” ?
LOL......there were more cars in line in one minute at one location that ALL 12 that showed up in Dallas
Nice spin, beach.
Plant City, Florida could use a store and I am sure other places would welcome them also.
This “Caroline Bankoff” doesn’t look old enough to be a “journ-O-list” Not enough life experiences (and obviously not a reader of The Constitution) to get the many issues here
Instead she just plagiarizes the same-o leftist media crap, and then uses “sort of” and “apparently” to soften what she inside knows to be facts. It was a BIG BUST Caroline, you fool. Grow up. There’s a reason people get more conservative as they age, the get life’s lesson and maturity.
You’ve got a long way to go. Shame on the New Yorker for giving an imbecile like you a forum. You obviously can’t think for yourself.
Don’t forget to add Fox vs. msnbc and its incestuous siblings
Talk radio vs. Air America . . .
Believing (in varying degrees and denominations) Christians: Seventy percent plus.
With those odds the first group should just STFU and be glad the second group isn't inclined to take and follow the Book of Leviticus literally. Yet.
It is my understanding that some Wendy’s and MacD places put up signs supporting CFA but were instructed to take them down. By their owners?
But since she probably received no monetary compensation for it, they should keep her on staff and "salaried."
She's "earned" it.
This is REAL hate speech.
Demonize disagreement with aggressive foulness and insult, strip away all considerations except those of absolute philosophical obedience and submission, and substitute triviality for the deeper issues you're avoiding.
The Left has nothing except lies and murder. Historically, they murder until you accept their lies. That's it, that's all they have - murder and lies.
Just ask them. Go ahead - disagree with them on something. Anything. Then ask them about it.
They won't hide it - they'll tell you: they want you dead.
The franchise owners are the ones supporting CFA. They’re being told to take down the signs by corporate, I believe.
Couldn’t agree more.
NY Mag has her classified as “author” so they must have a very loose definition of writers.
If they payed her what she’s worth she’d starve to death so they should pay her just that.
Orders likely came down from higher than the store owner. The big wigs that run the McDoanlds name (and others) have it in the agreements that corp can say what can, and can not be displayed on the building.
They live in a self-basting environment talking with only themselves and fellow travelers. When aided by the liberal media they tend to think of themselves as central mainstream people.
This week graphically displayed the real size of the gay community nation wide. On Wednesday, CFA was slammed by hundreds of customers per store. On Friday there was what, less than 100 kiss-in participants nation wide?
If that ratio was realistic that means the gay community is less than one per cent of the national population not the 25 to 30 per cent that they claim.