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Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog
LA Times ^ | July 25 2012 | Tiffany Hsu

Posted on 07/25/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by scottjewell

[A] Chicago official has pledged to block the fast-food chain from opening in his district amid a heated national debate over the place of the gay marriage debate in corporate America.

. . .

The company’s offense? President Dan Cathy’s comments . . . that he is “guilty as charged” of defining marriage [traditionally]. In other words, he’s not in favor of gay marriage.

“If you are discriminating . . . I don't want you in the 1st Ward," Moreno told the Tribune . . . “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the 1stWard.”

He also added that Cathy’s comments were “bigoted, homophobic.”

Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, followed suit with his own statement: "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty."

. . .

Last week, Chick-fil-A issued a statement saying it would “leave leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena." The company added that it has always aimed to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”

The reaction has been intense:

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald that he no longer wanted Chick-fil-A in his city.

Muppets creator Jim Henson Co. backed out of a partnership with the chain to make kids meals toys.

Protestors are planning to congregate outside locations tonight; participating same-sex couples will publicly embrace.

[. . . ]

Meanwhile, Gizmodo claims Chick-fil-A created a fake Facebook account to raise sympathy on social media. . .

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; bluezones; chicago; chickfila; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; illinois; kenyanbornmuzzie; menino; rahm; swrdswllwngsdshw
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Really unbelievable, what Chick-Fil-A is taking for simply being an excellent, respectful business which supports traditional marriage but imposes it on no one. We are living in an insane era for sure. No longer any doubt.

[above, the Mayor of the City of Boston's communication to Dan Cathy]

1 posted on 07/25/2012 3:32:55 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Obama for America dines on Chick-fil-A

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/25/obama-for-america-dines-on-chick-fil-a/


2 posted on 07/25/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: scottjewell

I will be going to CFA on August 1st for CFA Appreciation Day. I’m sure a lot of other people will as well. I am so happy to be able to support a company like CFA. I loved them before but now I am even happier to spend my money there.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: scottjewell

The bigotry in all this comes from the Heterophobes who want to force their views on people...not Chick Fil A

Looks like I am gonna be eating a lot more Chick Fil A


4 posted on 07/25/2012 3:38:13 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Remember when RINOs were something you hunted in Africa?)
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To: scottjewell
Support the First Ammendment - Patronize Chick-Fil-A


5 posted on 07/25/2012 3:44:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: scottjewell

“Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, followed suit with his own statement: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. “

I would sincerely hope they are not.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 3:44:16 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: scottjewell

“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values...”

ahahahahahaaaaahahhaahaaa....


7 posted on 07/25/2012 3:45:47 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: scottjewell

I’ve had lunch at two different CFAs this week. Both were packed. I don’t think they are worried.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 3:46:03 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: scottjewell

CFA should take that letter and sue the snot out of Boston for violation of constitutional rights. It is illegal for the government to target people for reprisal. Maybe if Boston lost a few billion they would get rid of the jackass.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: scottjewell

The Democrats are just grandstanding for campaign donations from gay interest groups.

Well hey, what else are they gonna do? Talk about the economy and unemployment?


10 posted on 07/25/2012 3:48:32 PM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: scottjewell

I’m not familiar with the entirety of the conflict, but a Facebook friend posted that the head of Chick-fil-a was advocating “killing” gay people.

Anyone know anything about that? Seemed hyperbolic.

That said ... this seems a scary precedent. Maybe it’s not a precedent ... but allowing only government approved businesses to have permits seems very totalitarian.


11 posted on 07/25/2012 3:48:47 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: scottjewell
If the homos are making America choose, I choose Chick-fil-A.
12 posted on 07/25/2012 3:49:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: jimtorr

This is a Romney commercial in the making. Put Obama on the spot.

Call out the moonbats and force the networks to get involved.

Obama will either have to support business or the gay agenda. If he supports business, the gays walk. If he supports the gays, it confirms he is anti-business.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 3:49:14 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: scottjewell

Keep talking liberal idiots, you’re helping Chick-Fil-A with each stupid statement and action.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 3:50:23 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: scottjewell

bttt


15 posted on 07/25/2012 3:51:41 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Winstons Julia

No, on the contrary, the President of Chick-Fil-A said only that he supports traditional marriage, and that the business treats its customers with equal respect, barring none.

The gossip and rumor mill is obviously intent on fanning the flames. Hyperbole and then some!

Yes, I believe it is a very scary precedent. The letter from the Boston Mayor is chilling in my opinion. How would the pro-gay set like to receive such a letter? They would cry bloody murder.


16 posted on 07/25/2012 3:52:46 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Winstons Julia
 a Facebook friend posted that the head of Chick-fil-a was advocating “killing” gay people.

Anyone know anything about that? Seemed hyperbolic.

Yes he said that. He really said that. It's true. Why would you even question that he said that?

17 posted on 07/25/2012 3:53:06 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: tumblindice

Yep...he’s ‘normal’...just like the rest of us.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 3:53:06 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: scottjewell

Chick-fil-A does have a Facebook page. I went there and hit “like”.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 3:53:56 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: scottjewell
Hey everyone!

Forget about Obama's depressed economy, no jobs, Fast & Furious, terrorists in the White House and the constitution he is trashing.

Look over here!

Someone at Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay marriage.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 3:53:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Internet Walnut

Well, that is to their credit, then!


21 posted on 07/25/2012 3:55:26 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: CodeToad
I agree, but if they get a queer Judge, it will go against them.

This queer thing is telling us that the US has a cancer, and it is metastizing.

We will be supporting Chick Filet and skip the others.

22 posted on 07/25/2012 3:56:05 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Iron Munro

Love it.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 3:56:18 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: SeminoleCounty

Had Chick-Fil-A Monday and today. The soup and salad combo is really good too. Let the people decide.


24 posted on 07/25/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: CodeToad

Yes, the Mayor’s letter struck me as un-American, chilling, Nazi-like. I would sue if someone hit me with a letter like that, when I had said absolutely NOTHING to warrant or provoke such a grisly attack.


25 posted on 07/25/2012 3:58:03 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: tumblindice

Ugh, so do I.


26 posted on 07/25/2012 3:58:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: jimtorr

Twenty cars in the drive-thru tonight... They got to me in five minutes and got the order perfect.

The place rocks.


27 posted on 07/25/2012 3:58:57 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: scottjewell

Rahm is the Chief Savage in charge of stirring up mayhem in Chicago with his neo-Nazi anti-gun laws.

Hey, Rahm, how many kids have you killed today?


28 posted on 07/25/2012 3:59:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: scottjewell

So this crap is not discrimination against traditional moral values? This is ok but the traditional values has become discriminatory and undesirable. Screw these bastards and the queer whore they rode in on.


29 posted on 07/25/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Iron Munro

Ha!


30 posted on 07/25/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Lion Den Dan

It is ABSOLUTELY discriminatory against traditional and Christian values. There simply is no other way to interpret it.


31 posted on 07/25/2012 4:05:11 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Menino’s non-support of gay marriage 10 years ago screamed discrimination toward all minorities. Good people should march on city hall with ch**ken br*th wat** ba**oons to defend the honor of minorities till Menino repents of his past betrayal of minorities everywhere in Boston.


32 posted on 07/25/2012 4:07:10 PM PDT by healy61
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To: scottjewell

They have two locations in MA. Simply shut them down overnight, bulldoze the buildings so they can not easily be re-rented and post a banner saying “Massachusetts doesn’t support our 1st Amendment rights, we won’t support them with jobs and tax dollars.”


33 posted on 07/25/2012 4:08:06 PM PDT by matt04
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I agree, now that this whole thing has escalated, Obama should have to go public with a statement. I think it would do him a world of good if he stood up for CFA.


34 posted on 07/25/2012 4:09:19 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Winstons Julia

Thank God for that.


35 posted on 07/25/2012 4:09:52 PM PDT by matt04
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To: scottjewell

I have NEVER eaten at Chick-fil-a....the store is in the mall, and I normally don’t go there.

Well..I’ve looked at their website menu; and, in a few short minutes, I will be giving them a try. I hope their business goes up.


36 posted on 07/25/2012 4:12:04 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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“Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, followed suit with his own statement: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. “

Bill Ayers - the domestic terrorist - helped with 'reform' for Chicago's schools... Close to 300 people have been murdered so far THIS YEAR in Chicago. The town is known for corruption... politicians, police, etc... HELL NO Chicago doesn't have Chick-fil-A values...

37 posted on 07/25/2012 4:14:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I can’t dine there as the nearest one to Toronto is in OH, so on August 1 I’ll show my support by buying one of their T-shirts online.


38 posted on 07/25/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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I am please to hear that Chik-Fil-A will have a better class of customers as a result of this boycott.

The fact that I am less likely to encounter trannies, dikes, & sweet boys will improve my appetite!

39 posted on 07/25/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: jimtorr

I don’t do fast food, but we had CFA for dinner tonight. I was actually impressed with the flavor of the chicken “burger”.


40 posted on 07/25/2012 4:17:22 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: scottjewell

Give these tolerant, PC leaders of our’s 25 more years and they’ll be executing people with glasses ala Pol Pot.


41 posted on 07/25/2012 4:21:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: lacrew

Good for you; hope you enjoy it :-)


42 posted on 07/25/2012 4:23:18 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Saw this. Some “progressives” i know on Facebook are trumpeting this letter.

Folks, there is no reasoning with people like that. We may very well end up in a civil war over what the progressives are trying to do with our society.

Menino will have to face God one day and explain his actions.


43 posted on 07/25/2012 4:26:42 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: I am bigjohn

I hate Chicago and would not spend more dime more then I have to in that city. They are better off not providing a dimes worth of revenue to that evil criminal ridden city.(And I am just talking about the administration and not the gangs)


44 posted on 07/25/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: Squawk 8888

CFA CEO used the phrase, “guilty as charged.” He knew the legal term would be appropiate; in Obamatollah’s America it is now considered a criminal act to think for oneself - and a felony to espouse traditional Judeo-Christian values...

Who is being intolerant? Don’t forget to vote!!


45 posted on 07/25/2012 4:29:06 PM PDT by delcopatriot (Defeat Obamatollah and his czars!)
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To: lacrew

The spicy chicken sandwich is to die for.
p


46 posted on 07/25/2012 4:29:53 PM PDT by pdunkin
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To: sauropod

Yes, they view this as a colossal victory, but it is unconstitutional, plain and simple.


47 posted on 07/25/2012 4:30:24 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Let’s run up the score on their facebook likes. Go like their page at

https://www.facebook.com/ChickfilA?rf=111965888821298


48 posted on 07/25/2012 4:31:10 PM PDT by quizmasteriq (chic-fil-a)
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To: scottjewell

Joe Moreno of Chicago DEMANDS you celebrate SODOMY or else HE will try to STOP you from earning a LIVING!
49 posted on 07/25/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: quizmasteriq

Good idea - :-)


50 posted on 07/25/2012 4:34:44 PM PDT by scottjewell
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