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Protest targets WA Chick-Fil-A truck in gay marriage row
AFP ^ | July 27 2012 | AFP Staff

Posted on 07/29/2012 6:59:32 AM PDT by scottjewell

WASHINGTON — Protesters targeted a Chick-fil-A food truck in Washington on Thursday after the fast-food chain's president came out candidly against same-sex marriage.

"Ho-ho, hey-hey, Chick-fil-A is anti-gay," chanted a young crowd of around 20 demonstrators, with no apparent impact on the steady flow of patrons picking up chicken sandwiches and nuggets under the hot midday sun.

Mainly present in the southern United States, but expanding into other parts of the country, Chick-fil-A is as famous for its Christian values -- it never opens on Sundays -- as it is for its menu.

But company president Dan Cathy angered gay rights groups and their allies when he criticized marriage equality, saying last week that Americans are "inviting God's judgment" by accepting the idea that two people of the same sex can wed.

Elected officials in Boston and Chicago have gone so far as to tell Chick-fil-A to stay out of their towns, while the Jim Henson Company said it would no longer supply its popular puppet toys to the family-owned chain.

Dan Rafter of the Human Rights Campaign, which organized the Washington protest, told AFP that Chick-fil-A has a "long history" of funding groups that oppose greater rights for gays and lesbians.

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To: FreedomPoster

I think the protesters are winning, I went To a chik-fil-a this morning and they had closed up shop, presumably due to all the protests...


51 posted on 07/29/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: FreedomPoster

I think the protesters are winning, I went To a chik-fil-a this morning and they had closed up shop, presumably due to all the protests...


52 posted on 07/29/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: elcid1970

I hope my CFA T-shirt will arrive before 1 Aug.


53 posted on 07/29/2012 8:10:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: BigBobber
"Twenty protestors" and the best placard that one of the four pictured could muster was:

"My boyfriend used to like your waffle fries"

HA HA!

54 posted on 07/29/2012 8:10:51 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: scottjewell
All they wanted was tolerance, they said. So they got civil unions and the repeal of DADT - but now it seems if you do not support same-sex marriage 100% you are in violation of human rights and a bigot. And to give donations to National Org. for Marriage means you fund "Hate Groups".

I tend to be libertarian, but we should not cave into public pressure like this nor should we make policy based on political correctness either. Policy should not be shoved down our throats for the sake of political correctness either. I don't care what anyone does in the bedrooms, it is their business. There are procedures to change the laws through the legal process. Heck, personally, government should not be involved in marriage at all with the exception of determine who speaks for whom in an emergency medical situation and/or to determine who is responsible for whom (husband/wife responsible for each other and the kids of course). Still though, that's a pipe dream and if government is involved in marriage, I have to vote my convictions and say "no," but I have nothing against civil unions.

I'm a science fiction buff and I like the idea we have where "if you don't wiz on my tree, I won't wiz on yours." sometimes that's imperfect, like you might have battles between Star Wars and Star Trek, but I think we need to have that here and elsewhere. I support Chick-Fil-A, they should not be demonized for their ideals. I don't think anyone should be picked on, if it was the other way, I would think the same way. If you don't like a business, simple, take your money elsewhere. Go to Starbucks instead of Chick-Fil-A for all I care.

Sometimes I think there is a good side to the mooselimbs, I'd like to take these groups and the libs in general and let them experience dhimmitude for a week, then maybe, one will turn to the other and say, "maybe those Christians were not so bad at all, at least they will not lop off our heads" as they try to figure out which end the bullet comes out of an M1 Carbine as the mooselimbs close in.
55 posted on 07/29/2012 8:16:52 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: GraceG

They are always closed on Sundays!


56 posted on 07/29/2012 8:17:30 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: chatham

I agree.. most of them tend to be angry people. IMO, they know something`s amiss and they`re frustrated. Why else would they hold those “pride” parades, if not to remind themselves about how happy they`re supposed to be.


57 posted on 07/29/2012 8:20:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: steve86

Did not mean to confuse, I took that from the picture caption, because I wanted to stress that this was only 1 local protest involving a truck at 1 locale - the original title implied it was nation-wide, which to me seemed misleading and confusing.


58 posted on 07/29/2012 8:21:24 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: JimRed

It is ironic that the word “homosexual”kept many in the closet.
When the word gay was corrupted,it brought those same homosexuals out.They are absolutely one, unhappy group of people.Nope,nothing gay about them at all.


59 posted on 07/29/2012 8:21:42 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: scottjewell

Addendum: I actually thought this was WA state and not DC.


60 posted on 07/29/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Williams
These radicals need to be fought politically. The owner of chick fil A merely mentioned his religious beliefs and his personal support of traditional marriage. I say if you no longer are safe to say that in America, then MY human rights are being violated and I demand it be stopped.

Agreed. I had a dream one time where I was standing next to President Reagan giving a speech in support of Mitt Romney. I asked him after he was done, "how to you deal with liberals when you just can't debate them." He patted me on the back and told me, "you just have to tell them, 'oh just shut up!'"
61 posted on 07/29/2012 8:23:53 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man

The Libertarian method works well within a “live and let live” context, but when people demand special rights within the purview of governmental protections it becomes a whole different battle as you note.


62 posted on 07/29/2012 8:24:38 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

NOTE: The title should read “DC” and not “WA” - this truck was in downtown Washington, DC.


63 posted on 07/29/2012 8:28:11 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
The Libertarian method works well within a “live and let live” context, but when people demand special rights within the purview of governmental protections it becomes a whole different battle as you note.

That's true because they have crossed the line into violating the rights of others as well as getting close to advocating very violent means to do so, thus becoming bullies.
64 posted on 07/29/2012 8:30:19 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: scottjewell

They are the very incarnation of intolerance.


65 posted on 07/29/2012 8:40:27 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: GraceG

“I think the protesters are winning, I went to a chik-fil-a this morning and they had closed up shop, presumably due to all the protests...”

Heh, heh!

;^)


66 posted on 07/29/2012 8:41:00 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: scottjewell

Tomorrow through Wednesday is going to be really busy at Chick-fil-A. When you visit, take pictures.


67 posted on 07/29/2012 8:46:28 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Minutemen

Hey Hey Hey. You like AIDS

Hee Hee Hee. I like chicken


68 posted on 07/29/2012 8:58:14 AM PDT by papageo
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To: scottjewell

“Chick-fil-A has a “long history” of funding groups that oppose greater rights for gays and lesbians”

...Wow! I’m lovin this place more every day! I ate there yesterday. Can’t wait til tomorrow for another sandwich. (I really love them!) I’ll get the whole family dinner there this Wednesday!


69 posted on 07/29/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by albie
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To: F15Eagle

I have actually started collecting pictures of these things when I see them. Living in Massachusetts, I see plenty of real-life ones, but it is dangerous to snap pictures while driving...:)


70 posted on 07/29/2012 9:06:40 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I want to see them with their signs and an ever increasing circular shadow around them...with them at the center!

I like the figurative imagery!


71 posted on 07/29/2012 9:09:31 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: rlmorel

Their little “fish” on the back of the van seems to go well with their support of anti-BAIPA Bammy.


72 posted on 07/29/2012 9:12:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: scottjewell

The left has a childish interpretation of “tolerance”. Tolerance = you do things my way. To work in any situation or relationship, tolerance must be a two way street. Islam, Marxism and progressive social structure all allow no opposition or questioning.


73 posted on 07/29/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Right, their goal really is not tolerance, but to silence and shame all dissenting opinions and world-views.


74 posted on 07/29/2012 9:18:44 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
"Ho-ho, hey-hey, Chick-fil-A is anti-gay,"
75 posted on 07/29/2012 9:28:54 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Minutemen
"My boyfriend used to like your waffle fries."

He still does -- he's just afraid that if he owns up to it you'll have a hissy fit and hit him over the head with your fabulous sequined purse, dahling.

76 posted on 07/29/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: rlmorel

Do they take requests for golden oldie chants? Maybe they could resurrect, “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minn, the NLF is gonna win.”


77 posted on 07/29/2012 9:33:17 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: F15Eagle

LOL, that is why liberalism is so disturbing to me.

They can easily exercise “doublethink” without even a pang of cognitive dissonance.

Liberalism, consistency is not thy name.


78 posted on 07/29/2012 9:35:16 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: samtheman

As in this quote from a June 2012 article:

. . . [ The] radical, organized, homosexual rights movement has turned the tables on upholders of traditional moral standards.

It is now the people attempting to oppose the gay agenda, who may incur obloquy, possibly even having to pay penalties.

For example, consider that for years the ROTC was banned from many college campuses because gays were not allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization, recently stigmatized, as “anti-gay hate groups,” a number of perfectly responsible and respected organizations, such as the Family Research Council. The present writer personally knows of a case where McDonald’s fired a teen-aged employee for expressing his opinion to a fellow worker that a same-sex union does not constitute a marriage.

Again, Apple, the computer giant, similarly and summarily, penalized thousands of signatories of the ecumenical group, Manhattan Declaration, for affirming, among other things, that marriage was properly the union of a man and a woman—just as every dictionary published up until a couple of years ago necessarily defined marriage in exactly the same way.”

http://www.hprweb.com/2012/06/should-catholics-acquiesce-in-todays-homosexual-rights-agenda/


79 posted on 07/29/2012 9:40:25 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: JimRed

Got

Aids

Yet?

What GAY stands for.


80 posted on 07/29/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT by Islander2
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To: GraceG

They are closed on Sunday.


81 posted on 07/29/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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82 posted on 07/29/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Just one more:
83 posted on 07/29/2012 2:42:40 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell; ebb tide; Sirius Lee; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; Monkey Face; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


84 posted on 07/29/2012 3:17:57 PM PDT by narses
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To: scottjewell

The only intolerance and hate I’ve seen this week has come from the anti Chick Fil A folks.


85 posted on 07/29/2012 10:53:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: I am bigjohn
I lived and worked in the CA bay area for years and have watched that symbol “ = “ go from “ silence = death” to it’s current shortened form. I think it originally had something to to with the AIDS situation.

The sad irony is that it was true that silence equalled death, only it was the silence imposed by homosexual activists on anyone who tried to speak the truth, that it was the actual ACT of male homosexual sex that caused the transmission of the disease.

And silence DID equal death when the Red Cross didn't reveal to people receiving blood donated by active homosexuals that it contained the AIDS virus, endangering the lives of hemophiliacs like Ryan White and folks in hospitals receiving what they thought was life saving blood transfusions, but received a death sentence, instead.

It wasn't for many years after people became aware of AIDS that the problem of transmission though needle re-use became an issue. It started with homosexuals, and spread to the drug users.

86 posted on 07/29/2012 11:07:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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