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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: 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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Just one more:
83 posted on 07/29/2012 2:42:40 PM PDT by scottjewell
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84 posted on 07/29/2012 3:17:57 PM PDT by narses
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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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