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Chick-fil-A franchisee gave free meals to gay marriage supporters at rally
Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 3-27-13 | Neil Nisperos

Posted on 03/27/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT by Bullish

RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Corey Braun, the operator-owner of a Chick-fil-A near Foothill and Day Creek boulevards, provided dozens of free entree tickets to gay marriage supporters at a demonstration.

The fast-food chain came under fire from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, groups last year after statements from the company's chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Braun said Cathy's statements don't coincide with the company's policy on service to its customers.

"There were a lot of things said over the past year," Braun said. "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody. We serve everyone. We're happy to serve the community and this was an opportunity to have this group LGBT rights supporters demonstrate for gay marriage Monday in Rancho Cucamonga. (Neil Nisperos/Staff Writer) come in and show them our hospitality regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever. "

He added : "Chick-fil-A has never been about hate.

"I think things were taken out of context. The COO Dan Cathy was asked about his opinion on marriage and he just supports a biblical view of marriage."

The demonstration was held Monday evening at the northwest corner of Foothill and Day Creek near the Rancho Chick-fil-A.

Eden Anderson, a board member with the local LGBT rights group Equality Inland Empire, called Braun's appearance at the demonstration surreal.

Braun was able to convey his message to the crowd through a microphone and amplifier that was being used by speakers.

"The crowd was very accepting, of course," Anderson said. "We got quiet and we were listening, and with some skepticism. But really, what I experienced with the community, is when people are open and apologetic and accepting, it's touching to us. It feels like acceptance and we just want to be accepted and engaged in society, so when it's confirmed, I think the overall reaction was, yes, certainly that Chick-fil-A in Rancho Cucamonga is welcoming to us. "

Last year, hundreds lined up to eat at the Rancho Cucamonga Chick-fil-A and other local franchise locations on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The day was in support of the restaurants after LGBT groups called for boycotts because of Cathy's statements.

Anderson said the LGBT community was surprised by the turnout last year "and how much it hurt. "

"A lot of them aren't just against marriage equality," Anderson said. "They believe gay people are a sin against nature and God and it felt like a display of disregard for our humanity. "

Braun has been the operator of the Rancho Cucamonga Chick-fil-A for five years and does not operate any other franchises.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: chickfila; homosexualagenda; trollalert
Vids at link.

To me this is just more capitulation to the Gaystappo.

1 posted on 03/27/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Bullish

OMG, a business man trying to generate customers!!


2 posted on 03/27/2013 8:16:35 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Bullish

I see it as showing what liars the leftist loons are. When Mr. Cathy made his radio appearance, all we heard about is how CFA discriminates against gays. False.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 8:18:04 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Bullish

Any free Chick-fil-A meals for those protesting *against* same-sex deadlock(*not* wedlock)? If not,then this Chick-fil-A franchse *is* discriminating.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 8:18:07 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Bullish

Face it. We’re alone. There’s no corporation, or political party standing for us or with us, standing for God or with God. The Great Falling Away has already occurred.


5 posted on 03/27/2013 8:20:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Bullish

It is just one franchise owner out of thousands. Probably just a stunt to drive traffic anyway.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 8:21:24 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: liberalism is suicide

“Any free Chick-fil-A meals for those protesting *against* same-sex deadlock(*not* wedlock)? If not,then this Chick-fil-A franchse *is* discriminating.”

No one is discriminating.

You were free to show-up at the Pro Gay Marriage protest and receive free food from Chick-fil-A.


7 posted on 03/27/2013 8:21:26 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Viennacon

Yeah man, you get it.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 8:22:55 PM PDT by Bullish (A genuine President wouldn't allow the Obama's on the White House grounds)
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To: Bullish

Dan Cathy better do something or I won’t patronize them again.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 8:29:59 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: mnehring

“It is just one franchise owner out of thousands”

Yup. If Dan Cathy stated he’s for faggots, then I will be upset.


10 posted on 03/27/2013 8:38:03 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Viennacon

Proverbs 25: 21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.


11 posted on 03/27/2013 8:40:58 PM PDT by Waryone (Trust the Lord not your own understanding. Acknowledge Him. He will direct your path.)
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To: Bullish
That right there is the love of Jesus. God bless him for demonstrating it.
12 posted on 03/27/2013 8:42:29 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: Bullish
It feels like acceptance and we just want to be accepted and engaged in society,...

I think it is all about people telling them that their lifestyle is not perverted. People can lie and tell them that it is 'normal,' but it is still perverted none the less.

They just want Mom and Dad to tell them "it's OK honey, I still love you."

I could still love them, but what they do is not good for their lives. We need to tell them that and not lie to them.

13 posted on 03/27/2013 8:42:39 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Viennacon

did hobby lobby give in too?


14 posted on 03/27/2013 8:48:49 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Viennacon

We’re still on the right side of the issue.


15 posted on 03/27/2013 9:00:47 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Waryone
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Not to mention, you just might demonstrate true Christian love.

16 posted on 03/27/2013 9:03:27 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: cableguymn

I forgot about them... I hope not.


17 posted on 03/27/2013 9:10:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: EEGator

Of course we are. If you are on the side of our creator, you are on the right side by default, since He is omniscient, and knows everything there is to know.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 9:11:08 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

You just sounded a bit bummed out, just trying to help. :)


19 posted on 03/27/2013 9:14:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Viennacon

Hobby Lobby stands with us.

So does Dominos.

Just off the top of my head.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 9:31:47 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: EEGator

Thanks :)


21 posted on 03/27/2013 9:35:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Anytime. :)


22 posted on 03/27/2013 9:36:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Waryone

Amen Brother.


23 posted on 03/27/2013 9:40:18 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Bullish
"A lot of them aren't just against marriage equality," Anderson said. "They believe gay people are a sin against nature and God and it felt like a display of disregard for our humanity. "

That's not what Christians believe.

24 posted on 03/27/2013 9:53:54 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

Been to that Chick-fil-A in Cucamonga, and have been given free coupons as well, they certainly don’t discriminate LOL


25 posted on 03/28/2013 3:55:17 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Viennacon

And it’s only gonna get a lot worse. Look up!


26 posted on 03/28/2013 5:18:06 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Bullish
To me this is just more capitulation to the Gaystappo.

Or in keeping with the Scriptures, Luke 6:27 - But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

27 posted on 03/28/2013 8:51:20 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: mnehring
It is just one franchise owner out of thousands.

Exactly and, from what I've read, it sounds like the owner was simply demonstrating that Chick-Fil-A, contrary to how the shrieking leftist banshees portrayed it, does not discriminate against homosexuals. They will serve them food, with great customer service, offer them discounts (coupons) and they will even hire homosexuals to work in their restaurants, just as the policy of Chick-Fil-A has ALWAYS been.

28 posted on 03/30/2013 7:05:34 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: Sister_T

Can’t argue with that.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 7:06:26 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Bullish

Yeah. Bummer. You’d think Cathy might want to keep all those conservatives who are such faithful customers. But, no. Like everyone else, he thinks Ghea is Kool.


30 posted on 03/30/2013 7:09:26 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Bullish

Watch House of Cards, feeding your opposition protestors is a smooth move. Makes you look magnanimous, and you steel the headline.


31 posted on 03/30/2013 7:13:06 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: AnnaZ

“not to mention” — !! Thanks; take care dear Freeper!


32 posted on 04/08/2013 8:43:32 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Bullish

If your enemy is hungry, feed him, for in so doing you heap hot coals upon his head.


33 posted on 04/08/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Mamzelle; Bullish

First off, it was just ONE franchise. Second it sounds like the owner was just showing that Chick-Fil-A, contrary to how the Drive BY media portrayed it, does not discriminate against homosexuals. They will serve them food, with great customer service, offer them discounts (coupons) and they will even hire homosexuals to work in their restaurants, just like everyone else, as the policy of Chick-Fil-A has ALWAYS been. Also, have you ever heard of Proverbs 25: 21-22?

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.


34 posted on 05/03/2013 11:38:10 AM PDT by Jacob Kell
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