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Chick-fil-A Protester Posts A Video Apology To ‘Rachel’ And Explains His Actions
The Blaze.com ^ | 8-4-12 | Mike Opelka

Posted on 08/04/2012 6:17:37 AM PDT by Houmatt

It is just after 11:30 on Friday night and Adam Smith has sent an email with a link to his official video response to the all of the events that followed his protest of Wednesday‘s ’Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.’ The clip, nearly eight minutes in length, opens with an apology to Rachel, the woman who was working the window at the drive-thru.

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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Smith’s actions are more like those of a militant atheist than a homosexual activist.

The only difference is the way they prance.

51 posted on 08/04/2012 6:55:11 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Houmatt

Adam Smith’s Money World just got kinda skimpy. HA! HA!


52 posted on 08/04/2012 6:55:48 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: F15Eagle

“I wish he had identified himself in this video”

A very cheap voice recognition system would do a 100% match of Adam’s voice when states he has been an atheist.

I think it is interesting that Adam Smith goes out of his way to find the cross bearer along the highway.

Maybe Adam Smith will have a “come to Jesus” moment as the cross bearer had had.

We can all pray Adam Smith will get rid of the atheistic power now in control of his actions.


53 posted on 08/04/2012 6:55:54 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: F15Eagle

I don’t watch nor do I care about them either. What is happening is remarkable...Our side is starting to hold these blankhats accountable for what they say and do...and it is about darn time we do...including Harry Reid and King Bozo Overbite...


54 posted on 08/04/2012 6:56:18 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Houmatt
He still doesn't get it.

I thought it was interesting when he referred to Rachel as collateral damage.

My biggest problem with homosexual marriage is they will be able to adopt. This is not a human right. If I wanted to adopt a child, I'm sure they would tell me I was too old.

Socialist England would not allow the grandparents of children to raise them because of their age (I think the woman was 46 at the time) and gave the children to a homosexual male couple instead.

People with different points of view are automatically hate-filled with this man. He doesn't realize that he needs to look in the mirror to see intolerance.

55 posted on 08/04/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Houmatt

What has been seen (by millions) cannot be unseen.


56 posted on 08/04/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Misconduct off the job is sufficient grounds for a disqualification...what worries me is if he asks for a hearing the Administrative Law Judges are making up reasons to pay people...


57 posted on 08/04/2012 6:59:53 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Houmatt

Yeah yeah I’m sorry Rachel. You’re a lovely girl and you work for a hate-filled company that donates to hate-filled organizations and I am so not hate-filled that I will fill the next 7 minutes with my non-hate because I’m a freaking clueless narcissist.

Shut up already, Adam or whatever your real name is.


58 posted on 08/04/2012 7:00:08 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: Starboard
I tried to watch...he apologizes to Rachael first then spends the rest of the time lecturing us on how he was wrong but we are so full of hatred we can't see how his intentions were right. You won't be able to watch the whole thing I made it a little past half way!!
59 posted on 08/04/2012 7:00:28 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Houmatt
Quick! This requires immediate intervention: Open in Case of Emergency
60 posted on 08/04/2012 7:00:47 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Houmatt
One has to learn to pick his/her battles.

The song, The Gambler, comes to mind.

61 posted on 08/04/2012 7:01:08 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Militant Atheism definitely explains his actions. I was curious why a Heterosexual would risk so much and be so obviously emotionally involved in the pro-gay marriage issue.

He can call himself a Christian that turned Atheist. But I don't believe it...

I think he may have been a nonpracticing Christian, or perhaps Agnostic. I just don't see how a Christian that believes there is a God and that Jesus is the son of God would totally lose their faith and go Atheist.

By saying he was once a Christian he thinks it gives his Atheism more credibility. Like he once was a blind follower of God, now he has become enlightened through research, facts, and the power of his own thought process.

62 posted on 08/04/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT by Max_850
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To: RummyChick
This guy has just learned a hard life lesson.

I'll bet he hasn't learned anything, except that he's now a poor whining victim. He'll probably write a book.

63 posted on 08/04/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: All

Note to the Chick-fil-A protester, “Stupid is as stupid does!-Forest Gump.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=thNqs9fPcgM

NOTE: ABOVE VIDEO MAY SOON BE REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE!


64 posted on 08/04/2012 7:02:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (".....All 57 states must stand together and defeat usurper O-bozo!.....")
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

I would share it with others if it can be confirm (need real proof) that it was on his uploads.

I *believe* it’s him but want it to be airtight.

He had declared a little personal war on Christians.

It blowed up in his face, real good.

He’d better wake up before the Antichrist comes along and offers him a 666 damning his soul forever and forever (yes, it is twice, essentially, in the warning in Revelation 14).

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2014:8-11&version=KJV

Revelation 14:8-11

King James Version (KJV)

8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.


65 posted on 08/04/2012 7:03:46 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: ROCKLOBSTER

...and that initial rum of books will be at Odd Lots by Christmas....


66 posted on 08/04/2012 7:04:37 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Houmatt

He is sorry that he got caught, not for what he did.


67 posted on 08/04/2012 7:07:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: RummyChick

Looks like they spend a lot of time having cocktails and telling each other how fun it is to be Godless. The staff at the bar calls them “The A-Team”. I know what it stands for, but I’d substitute “A$$hat” instead...


68 posted on 08/04/2012 7:07:40 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: RummyChick

I agree that he’s had a valuable lesson presented - whether or not he learns anything is yet to be determined.


69 posted on 08/04/2012 7:08:18 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Max_850
They think by saying they spent XXXX years as Christians and then became atheists it gives them more credence...truth is they are lying....they might have attended church at some time but they were never Christians!!
70 posted on 08/04/2012 7:12:23 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Max_850

I was RAISED a Christian and therefore considered myself one for years. But God was simply my waiter, Santa Claus, good-luck charm, etc... It didn’t work for me.

Once my life hit bottom, I became a Christian for REAL. My LIFE belong to Him, no longer me.

I think Adam and his wife lived their first 25-30 yrs as the first type I’ve described here.


71 posted on 08/04/2012 7:12:23 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: F15Eagle

1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Adam is already in the digestive tract.


72 posted on 08/04/2012 7:12:29 AM PDT by Bassfire (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: Houmatt
he is looking at the business end of homelessness for himself and his family.

Wonder if one of his kids is going to write a book someday, "How Daddy Came Out of the Closet and Left His Wife and Us Kids Homeless and Destitute?" What a rude message to get from your own father. Homos love no one but themselves. It's hate all around. True evil.

73 posted on 08/04/2012 7:14:22 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Houmatt

No doubt filmed in his new home... his mother’s basement...


74 posted on 08/04/2012 7:14:42 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: rockrr

new info:

Roger Vogel, chairman, president and CEO of Vante, said the decision for Smith to step down was mutual. Vogel said he was “shocked” by the video, which he first discovered when people emailed him a link.

“We obviously found it very disturbing,” Vogel said. “We respect everybody’s ability to share their opinions in the public square and we have a very diverse workforce with a diverse set of opinions. We expect employees to behave in a professional manner that’s commensurate with their positions, and discuss their opinions in a civil fashion. … We thought what he did was inappropriate.”

Vogel said the company has no stance on the gay-marriage issue but has always had a “good relationship” with Chick-fil-A. He said the company will consider contacting the employee that Smith ambushed in an attempt to mend fences.

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_3f4b902f-2db4-52ed-a7a8-c62c5ea3699c.html#.UB0sFPpBJww.twitter

It is not Vogel’s responsibility to mend fences. It was not an act of his company. (wonder if he is worried about being sued)...but it is a nice thought of him to reach out.


75 posted on 08/04/2012 7:16:06 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: FR_addict
Another thing that was interest is that he said he went by the Chick-fil-A to apologize the next day. I bet he planned to tape that one too,but Rachel did not want to meet with him.

I bet she was scared to death to meet with him. It would almost be like stalking her. Why didn't he just mail an apology to the Chick-fil-A restaurant where she worked.

76 posted on 08/04/2012 7:18:21 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: joethedrummer
Sadly there are a lot of people who fit the first definition....I might be one...it's a very easy trap to fall into!!!
77 posted on 08/04/2012 7:18:20 AM PDT by ontap
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To: RummyChick

Good! Rachael should be given his old job and he should be given hers! They are each suited for it.


78 posted on 08/04/2012 7:18:20 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: RummyChick

Vogel worked at IBM - same as Adam Smith

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/roger-vogel/32/816/9a0


79 posted on 08/04/2012 7:18:59 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: KeyLargo

I hope this pic goes viral.

The gay movement is based on slogans. Not the reality of what is behind it - i.e. a mental disorder which “tolerates” two guys (or three or four...) having anal sex with each other, or one another.


80 posted on 08/04/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: bcsco
"Looks like they spend a lot of time having cocktails and telling each other how fun it is to be Godless."

Hmm..."Drinking Godlessly." A raving leftist associate of mine conducts similar gatherings at the local watering hole, and calls the organization "Drinking Liberally." It would appear alcohol and herd mentality are necessary components of their belief system.
81 posted on 08/04/2012 7:19:40 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: KeyLargo

... and not a soul in that Chick-fil-A outside dining area paid them the least bit of attention, the haters, lol.


82 posted on 08/04/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: KeyLargo
Bawney Fwank On Chick-Fil-A: “I Wouldn’t Want To Personally Eat There”…

Another good reason to eat at Chick-Fil-A:

Fewer Perverts


83 posted on 08/04/2012 7:23:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: RummyChick

Oh man, who hasn’t done something incredibly stupid that they later regretted? I feel for the guy but that showed an incredible lack of critical thinking skills. The company had to let him go.

I thought his ‘apology’ video was an attempt to position himself for a new job. It is possible Rahm Emmanuel might have a position for a guy with those approved Chicago style values.


84 posted on 08/04/2012 7:23:03 AM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: RummyChick

looked like a lot of these guys from Vante came from IBM - including Adam Smith

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brent-fausett/12/12b/412

i read where Vante was employee owned. I bet Smith has a piece of the company.


85 posted on 08/04/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

wow, good find. How sad that they have children.


86 posted on 08/04/2012 7:27:18 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The great thing here is that he probably can’t draw unemployment since he got fired for cause.

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Rules don’t apply for the Left. I am sure he will find a way around that.


87 posted on 08/04/2012 7:27:34 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: coon2000

another person that was on Vante’s site but isn’t now is

Norbert McLaughlin

Wonder if he asked for it to be taken off during this firestorm.


88 posted on 08/04/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I was a managing director in a corporation. What you do, both on and off the job reflects on you as an individual, and to a degree on the corporation who hired you. You are a testament to their good judgement. At least, that’s how both I and the corporation I worked for looked at it.

Sure, we have a lot of fun amongst ourselves both on and off the job. It made for a great working relationship. But our “front” to the outside, both when working or at leisure, was always meant to reflect our position. It’s maturity, responsibility and good business.

It just seems to me, this Adam M. Smith has hit a few bumps along the process of maturing, and is more concerned with himself than those he represents. This is what Roger Vogel obviously saw, and didn’t like one bit. I can’t blame him.


89 posted on 08/04/2012 7:31:56 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Houmatt

“Do you not know that the wicked shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not misled; neither the immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor the corrupt nor men who lie with males . . . shall inherit the kingdom of God.” I Corinthians 6:9,10


90 posted on 08/04/2012 7:32:17 AM PDT by Tootie65
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To: Houmatt

If there is such a thing as a third gender, Adam Smith is the poster child. He is not a man.


91 posted on 08/04/2012 7:33:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: RummyChick
“But when I got to your window, after seeing all the people in and outside the restaurant that came to support Chick-fil-A, I lost it. I just lost it. I couldn’t believe the number of people came out to support a corporation that associates themselves with anti-gay groups, like Exodus International and the American Family Association.”

Great advertising! Thanks, Adam!


In the words of Antoine Dodson, Adam Smith ..You are so Dumb.

Even openly gay Antoine Dodson showed support for Chick-fil-A.

92 posted on 08/04/2012 7:33:54 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: GOPPachyderm
I thought his ‘apology’ video was an attempt to position himself for a new job.

As stand-in for Shepard Smith.

93 posted on 08/04/2012 7:33:54 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: GOPPachyderm
"I feel for the guy but that showed an incredible lack of critical thinking skills."

More accurately, the guy showed an appalling lack of humanity. It was disturbing to witness his eagerness in the run up to the confrontation. This is the Leftist Atheist future. "DELIVER UNTO ME MY FREE WATER, NAZARENE WENCH! AND BE QUICK ABOUT IT!"
94 posted on 08/04/2012 7:36:23 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Iron Munro
"I am not a queer! There's not a bit of a gay in me!
(not that there's anything wrong with it!)"

Somebody needs to make that into a t-shirt.

95 posted on 08/04/2012 7:36:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: PowderMonkey
It would appear alcohol and herd mentality are necessary components of their belief system.

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? My bet would be on the atheism (or in your associate's case the raving socialism). Both, to me, connote someone with problems of identity and self worth that alcohol can seem ease to an extent.

96 posted on 08/04/2012 7:37:31 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: joethedrummer

Good! Rachael should be given his old job and he should be given hers! They are each suited for it.

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I don’t think so. By all accounts, the CFA employees are polite. This guy is a jerk. (I hope you are not looking down on people who work in fast food establishments. That’s Leftist.)


97 posted on 08/04/2012 7:39:51 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: F15Eagle
Now watch as Ellen, Rosie and Anderson vie to get this clown on their shows and talk about how he was the victim.

This guy has managed to create strong bipartisan opposition. I read a couple of DU threads on this subject...they hate him almost as much as everyone here. And the comments section of his YouTube apology were running about 10-1 against him last night. He has no defenders.

98 posted on 08/04/2012 7:40:06 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: KeyLargo

I DON'T do chickens! How many times must I say it??!!
99 posted on 08/04/2012 7:40:06 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Houmatt

Not interested.

He’s certainly old enough to have known better and thought that through and not done it in the first place.

He’s certainly old enough to have known better. What he did was too premeditated.


100 posted on 08/04/2012 7:42:16 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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