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Chick-fil-A ‘Kiss In’ Counter-Protest Was Sort of a Bust
New York Magazine ^ | 8/4/2012 | Caroline Bankoff

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

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; antichristian; carolinebankoff; doma; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pinkjournalism; traditionalmarriage

1 posted on 08/04/2012 3:28:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

You got that right. It was a flop.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 3:32:25 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: nickcarraway

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.


3 posted on 08/04/2012 3:33:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Commitment to bigotry”......what a maroon!!!


4 posted on 08/04/2012 3:34:50 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: nickcarraway

“commitment to bigotry”? Believing the Bible is bigotry to the left. It wouldn’t be Christian to write what I am thinking.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 3:35:54 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: nickcarraway

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.)”


6 posted on 08/04/2012 3:36:43 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Flaccid. {grin}


7 posted on 08/04/2012 3:37:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: nickcarraway
commitment to bigotry

We know where Caroline Buzzoff stands.

8 posted on 08/04/2012 3:37:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: scottjewell
You got that right. It was a flop.

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.

9 posted on 08/04/2012 3:38:44 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: nickcarraway
Crow tastes awful. Especially when you have to eat it so publicly.
Sure doesn't taste much like chicken. More like putrefied buzzard meat.
10 posted on 08/04/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


11 posted on 08/04/2012 3:42:12 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Yes, there will be weeks of increased sales, but the government crackdown will continue until they get put out of business...


12 posted on 08/04/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Curtis Sliwa was funny yesterday. He set up a remote hoping to see some hot lesbian kissing action and didn’t get any.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 3:49:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: nickcarraway

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.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 3:52:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: nickcarraway
To repeat what I posted on an earlier thread...

"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.

15 posted on 08/04/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: nickcarraway

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?


17 posted on 08/04/2012 4:01:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

JCP stock $43.18 to $20.90

Carbonite $21.10 to $7.59


18 posted on 08/04/2012 4:02:07 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 4:02:57 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: nickcarraway

oh, I dunno. sometimes, the future of the republic is as stake (steak?). but sometimes, it’s just a chicken sandwich.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 4:03:51 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: nickcarraway
While Wednesday's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day inspired an apparently record-setting number of people to display their commitment to bigotry ...

... Friday's Bugger-In inspired virtually no one. The homo commitment to bigotry is writ large every time they open their mouths.

21 posted on 08/04/2012 4:20:27 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Mach9
You're exactly right, Mach. It may take a generation to accomplish, but we need to get our children out of government schools and into either Christian-based schools or into homeschooling. We need to produce the next generation of conservatives outside of public school indoctrination.

This issue should go to the top of conservative’s reform platform.

22 posted on 08/04/2012 4:22:51 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: nickcarraway

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.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Revolting cat!
You call that a bust?

"EXSCREWS ME?!!!"

24 posted on 08/04/2012 4:26:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: mnehring
Pretty sorry that the left couldn't even hire some for such a display.

Notice how the media had to go out of their way or coordinate coverage of the kiss in. Most locations had no protesters.

25 posted on 08/04/2012 4:31:27 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: nickcarraway

“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.


26 posted on 08/04/2012 4:42:03 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: nickcarraway
"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 ... " So that means a couple to a handful of homos? A quorum of queers? Let your freak flag fly, Caroline. You lose. By the way:
27 posted on 08/04/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: nickcarraway
They need to get ready to move from the queer friendly places such as Chicago, NYU. Why? Because from now until they shut down, they will be plagued by Govermental health Inspectors, Violations of Human Rights charges, phoney discrimination lawsuits and trumped up code violations, increased insurance premiums. Leave the "queer frendly " territory to the queers.

Plant City, Florida could use a store and I am sure other places would welcome them also.

28 posted on 08/04/2012 4:50:01 PM PDT by sport
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To: nickcarraway

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.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 4:53:51 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Don’t forget to add Fox vs. msnbc and its incestuous siblings

Talk radio vs. Air America . . .


30 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: nickcarraway
Homosexuals: Two percent, maybe three, of the American population.

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.

31 posted on 08/04/2012 5:10:17 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: JohnBrowdie

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?


32 posted on 08/04/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: nickcarraway; jazusamo
Seriously, reportette Bankoff should be fired for this slanted report.

But since she probably received no monetary compensation for it, they should keep her on staff and "salaried."

She's "earned" it.

33 posted on 08/04/2012 5:41:36 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: nickcarraway
While Wednesday's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day inspired an apparently record-setting number of people to display their commitment to bigotry...

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.

34 posted on 08/04/2012 5:42:45 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Grams A

The franchise owners are the ones supporting CFA. They’re being told to take down the signs by corporate, I believe.


35 posted on 08/04/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Flycatcher

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.


36 posted on 08/04/2012 5:56:48 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Grams A

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.


37 posted on 08/04/2012 7:12:24 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: scottjewell
This has always been a problem for fringe groups.

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.

Oh well.....

38 posted on 08/04/2012 7:23:11 PM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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