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IL Activist Wants Chick-fil-A Run Out of Business
JHPolitics.com ^ | 8-6-2012 | Justin Higgins

Posted on 08/06/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by RealTeen

Choosing not to eat at Chick-fil-A (or choosing to eat there, as millions did last week) because of the ownership's views on gay marriage is one thing, but calling for their business partners to disown them is a little different. I am not opposed to boycotts, or buy-cotts like the one that occured last Wednesday, although I often question their legitimacy. I am opposed to bullying from political officials and activist groups trying to drive companies out of business through coercion, as Equality Illinois' director of public policy proposes:

In a petition, Equality Illinois is urging socially responsible business and institutional leaders across the country to challenge Chick-fil-A's discriminatory practices and end all relationships that enable the Chick-fil-A brand to operate on their premises.

We urge mall owners who rent space to Chick-fil-A to look deeply at the hateful organizations the company supports. We ask university officials to reconsider accommodating a business that ostracizes a large segment of their student body. We want corporate leaders who allow Chick-fil-A to do business in their offices to consider a new restaurant option during contract renegotiations.

First off, nothing Chick-fil-A does is discriminatory. Giving money to groups that support traditional marriage, including some that are incredibly active and deemed by some as radical, does not mean the restaurant discriminates. It also does not ostracize, as the editorial claims. They wait on, serve and even employ homosexual employees. That's not discrimination.

Secondly, should businesses really make determinations based on the ownership's social and religious views as opposed to the economic impact? Does Randy Hannig (the author) not realize the incredible economic damage he is calling for by wanting to tank a large enterprise like Chick-fil-A? Luckily for the chain, Hannig's group is unlikely to make even a tiny dent in their business. I've been to Chick-fil-A near here since Wednesday, and passed it multiple times, and the lines are still longer than normal.

If gay "rights" activists want to make a splash, maybe they should focus on convincing more Americans to embrace their views, rather than act like a bunch of politically intolerant school children who cry "bigot" any time someone holds a contrarian view. They may move the needle on the issue more than petitioning companies to throw away cash by cutting out a viable business partner.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012; brownshirtleft; bullying; chickfila; christophobia; democrats; gaymarriage; homofascism; homosexualagenda; liberalfascism; marriage; persecution
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1 posted on 08/06/2012 11:39:03 AM PDT by RealTeen
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To: RealTeen

Can a person or corporation sue another citizen/corporation for calling on others to discriminate against them for exercising their first amendment rights?


2 posted on 08/06/2012 11:41:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RealTeen

“We urge mall owners who rent space to Chick-fil-A to look deeply at the hateful organizations the company supports.

We ask university officials to reconsider accommodating a business that ostracizes a large segment of their student body.

We want corporate leaders who allow Chick-fil-A to do business in their offices to consider a new restaurant option during contract renegotiations.

We’d like all Americans to think twice before they bite into their next Chick-fil-A sandwich.”———————

Please, please, please keep going in this stupid direction - this is what I have been praying you’d do for years now; finally do yourself in with your own obnoxious hubris.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 11:44:11 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: RealTeen

Homofascism.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 11:45:27 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: RealTeen

My question is what kind of ego-maniacal, childish group tries to kill a business because they don’t agree with them when there are 40 Million people out of work or under-employed in a stagnant economy?

Sorry kids (and adults), I know you’ll lose your jobs, but it’s more important to me that your owners not be allowed to disagree with me.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 11:45:27 AM PDT by dannyboy72a (the circuit is closing)
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To: RealTeen

I know everyone thinks this has helped the organization, but I think it will be a serious longterm problem.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 11:46:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RealTeen

I say let’s split the country in two. Faggots, librats and parasites on one end, and normal people on the other. They can have their pick of which end they want.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 11:46:55 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: RealTeen

Dear Real Teen, I don’t think you get the concept of the anti-Christian secular left and its socialist and communist (aka progressive) leaders: To disagree with us is to oppose us, to think for yourself and express ideas that are NOT our ideas then you are either a hatefilled person or a hate group who is also bigoted. For the left, the true concept of freedom and individual thought is abhorrent and must be wiped out.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: RealTeen
It must be an awesome feeling of power for a dweeb in a tax-supported bureaucracy to put a free market company out of business, or even the delusion that they can have such power.

The best antidote is, once unmasked, to deluge the delusional idiot and keep the light of public scrutiny on him/she/it.

9 posted on 08/06/2012 11:49:06 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: MarineBrat

You’re being much too generous.

I say we give them Guantanamo Bay.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 11:49:06 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MarineBrat

You’re being much too generous.

I say we give them Guantanamo Bay. Then they could free all of their friends there.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 11:49:32 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: RealTeen

We are in the middle of a horrible social war on America, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to win. We have 1-1/2% of our population trying to force their sodomy views on the other 98-1/2% . . . we have a homosexual resident in our White House . . . we have extreme homosexual sympathy for Paterno and Sandusky’s participation in perversion, we have a military that prides itself on homosexual pride parades, all female crews and no more urinals in naval ships.

We’re killing 3,300 unborn and newly born babies every day in this country, and our attention has to be diverted to these sodomy activists who are hell bent on sending everybody else to hell.

Lord, help us!


12 posted on 08/06/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: RealTeen
Equality Illinois...what an oxymoron. Hey, EI, would that be like me calling for all businesses to end or cut off all business links with gay/homosexual owned businesses? Frakin idiotic morons...! =.=
13 posted on 08/06/2012 11:50:43 AM PDT by cranked
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To: RealTeen

How ‘bout we all just line up and put a boot in this little homofascist’s @$$? America doesn’t need the “In your face” hate that this maggot is peddling.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 11:51:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: RealTeen
"...Equality Illinois is urging socially responsible business and institutional leaders..."

"...Equality Illinois is urging business and institutional leaders to only agree with us or else..."

Fixed.

15 posted on 08/06/2012 11:52:56 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RealTeen
to challenge Chick-fil-A's discriminatory practices

And what 'discriminatory practices' might that be?

These people are kooky.

16 posted on 08/06/2012 11:54:10 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: dannyboy72a

Daughter just called from Indy & was going to try Chick-fil-A for lunch but the line was so long she had to go elsewhere. She didn’t have time to wait.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by GrannyK
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To: dannyboy72a

These people have been on a massive ego kick ever since they successfully ran Dr. Laura off of TV. Getting Cracker Barrel to cave on their no gays policy only emboldened them more.

They are not going away. After being humiliated like this they are going to double-down and start scouring the countryside for little “gotchas” to try and take down this company.

If I were Mr. Cathy I would start coming up with an alternate business plan for any of my stores which were located on college campuses where they required any kind of support from university administrators. That is the weakest link, and Queer Nation will go right after it.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 11:55:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: agere_contra
This is more in the early Nazi, than Fascist, variety of monolithic fanaticism. In the early 1930s the Nazi second in command was the militant homosexual thug, Ernst Rohm. It was Rohm who was in charge of the bullying aspect of the movement, until even his fellow Nazis had too much of him.

The fanaticsm of these people was impressive with Rohm in 1930-1933; but seems to be back under Obama, who incidentally has adopted some of Hitler's crowd manipulation techniques. (See Leftwing Chickens Come Home.)

William Flax

19 posted on 08/06/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: publius911
Hard to tell if this is a tax-supported group or just another rock under which the deviants manage their war against tradition, family and normality. Funded by the 2% of nature's mistakes, funded by Soros and the Cloward-Piven "destroy America" crowd.

Pervert Site

20 posted on 08/06/2012 11:57:51 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: MarineBrat

Lets do it, but I want the West to be the normal section.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 11:58:27 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway

“I know everyone thinks this has helped the organization, but I think it will be a serious longterm problem.”

See #17. Their biggest long term problem will be figuring out the best way to invest their enormous profits.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 11:59:53 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: scottjewell
1-3% is a large segment of the student body, or do homosexuals disproportionally go to college nowadays? I don't even like Chick-fil-A’s food, but I feel impelled to go there regularly now.
23 posted on 08/06/2012 12:02:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
How ‘bout we all just line up and put a boot in this little homofascist’s @$$? America doesn’t need the “In your face” hate that this maggot is peddling.

Fight back.
I will send them regular love notes (under the "contact us" button) urging them to get help.

See post #20.

24 posted on 08/06/2012 12:02:31 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: agere_contra

Heterophobes.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 12:03:29 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: agere_contra

Fascisexual


26 posted on 08/06/2012 12:03:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: laweeks

What I see more is Americans starting to take America back. Just look at what happened last week when there were very very long. There may be battles lost, but the war is being won.


27 posted on 08/06/2012 12:05:30 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: RealTeen

Just voted “strongly disagree” at the bottom of the article, and that choice is running at 79% with well one 4000 votes tallied. Not that it’ll make a huge difference, but Mr. Brown should know where he stands with the public.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 12:07:17 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We only started going to Chik-Fil-A since a new one came to the town fairly near us. From now on, it will be first choice whenever we’re in that town.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 12:08:42 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: scottjewell

Yeah, how’d that work out for Carbonite when they sided with Sandra Fluke against Rush?


30 posted on 08/06/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: laweeks

> We have 1-1/2% of our population trying to force their
> sodomy views on the other 98-1/2%

Not exactly.

Because that tiny percentage constitutes a now-protected and pet minority of the Left, they have been able to convince nearly half the nation, perhaps even more than half, to go along with them.

After all, they reason, what can be the harm? What’s the big deal?

They will discover what the big deal is when some of these “gay pride” activists do something to offend the sensibilities or steal the innocence of their children by acting out in front of them.

They will have no recourse then.

None.

The gay fascisti will be able to do whatever they want whenever they want to whomsoever they want with total impunity. They’re almost there now.

Most of the people supporting the fascists in this don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. They see it as a “human rights” issue.

They’re mostly good folk who have been led astray.

I don’t know what we can do to win it back.

All that’s left to us is prayer.


31 posted on 08/06/2012 12:12:12 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Springfield Reformer

one 4000 = over 4000

Droid’s fault. Not mine. :)


32 posted on 08/06/2012 12:12:47 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Biggirl
"I want to express my complete outrage at your hateful web site and message against 'normals'."
All we ask it tolerance. We have no obligation to agree with the outlook or opinions of nature's mistakes. But i don't feel any obligation to attack you, so long as you don't force me to join your dysfunctional unhealthy lifestyle.

What happened to "Live and let live?"

Find some tolerance towards 'normals,' or expect lots more grief.

33 posted on 08/06/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

There’s a better way for CFA to fight back. It’s called a “tortious interference” suit.

If it turns out that this, or any, Progressive Fascist organizatin pressures a CFA partner to abandon their contract/business relationship, CFA can pretty much own them, legally, for doing so. Not that I think CFA would do so ...


34 posted on 08/06/2012 12:12:57 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: NEMDF

great example.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 12:13:30 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: RealTeen
Chick-fil-A's discriminatory practices

Ummm, sorry Charlie. They do not pracitce discriminate in anyway shape or form. They sell to gays, they hire gays. It is not discrimination, nor a practice of discrimination, to state you support traditionally defined marriage as that being between 1 man & 1 woman. It's called the 1st Amendment. Get used to it, just like we have to tolerate your right to show support for gay/lesbian marriage.

36 posted on 08/06/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: RealTeen

And where are the apologies for homosexuals’ spread of HIV/AIDS?

What’s the bigger “hate”: opposing homosexual “marriage” thru free speech, religion, association.

Or gay “bathhouses” clubs which are cesspools of HIV? Where’s the apologies for all the wives, women, children, babies, sex trafficking victims et al who’ve been infected with a deadly disease?

Or the insurance costs or medical resources that have to been diverted to treat a behavioral disease?

Where’s the apologies and the promises to stop the killer behavior?

Answer those questions


37 posted on 08/06/2012 12:18:46 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: publius911

“I will send them regular love notes...”

I just did. More to follow daily.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 12:20:34 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: Westbrook

“I don’t know what we can do to win it back. All that’s left to us is prayer.”

We’ve tried the soap box and the ballot box. Only one box left. It’s coming, probably sooner than later. I see no way to avoid it.


39 posted on 08/06/2012 12:27:54 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: laweeks

“We are in the middle of a horrible social war on America, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to win. We have 1-1/2% of our population trying to force their sodomy views on the other 98-1/2% . . . we have a homosexual resident in our White House . . . we have extreme homosexual sympathy for Paterno and Sandusky’s participation in perversion, we have a military that prides itself on homosexual pride parades, all female crews and no more urinals in naval ships.

We’re killing 3,300 unborn and newly born babies every day in this country, and our attention has to be diverted to these sodomy activists who are hell bent on sending everybody else to hell.

Lord, help us!

Post of the day.. with stars!


40 posted on 08/06/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by Kratos
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To: RealTeen

Homosexuals have worked long and hard to achieve equality. This flap over the chicken place lets us know what they do with that equality.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The weak link for the other side when it comes to CFAs presence on campuses are the alumni.

My wife is an alumnae of a good sized, fairly Liberal, public university. That Thurs/Friday the Univ. President issued a statement saying that he and his administration were reviewing the contracts with CFA, strongly inferring that hecwas doing so with an eye to throwing them off.

The alumni discussion groups and FB pages went berserk with threats to cut off donations. By Monday the univ pres had managed to discover a little thing called the “1st Amendment” and publically backed down.


42 posted on 08/06/2012 12:38:57 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: RealTeen
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43 posted on 08/06/2012 12:44:59 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: beelzepug

> We’ve tried the soap box and the ballot box. Only one box left.

I don’t think that’s going to work this time.

All it will do is garner more sympathy for the poor, oppressed collection of Leftist pets like the Occutards, Sodomites, Moslems and all the other special interest groups under the wing of the International Left.

In fact, it might even invite “intervention” by UN troops. I don’t think we want those guys on our soil. As they have shown in other parts of the world, not only are many of them soulless torturers and killers, but they are also immune from prosecution.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RealTeen

CEO, Dan Cathy is guilty of having the courage to express his values. Those without values or courage hate him for it. They are acting like spoiled children demanding others change their values and accept their life style.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: RealTeen

What “practices”? If they are discriminating in either hiring or serving anyone, that’s legally actionable. But they aren’t. The CEO just spoke his mind. This is insane.


46 posted on 08/06/2012 1:05:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: RealTeen
The rainbow crowd has it all figured out:
47 posted on 08/06/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: nickcarraway
I know everyone thinks this has helped the organization, but I think it will be a serious longterm problem.

Why would you think that?

I think that standing up to fascism is a commendable trait, and I will back Chick-fil-A 100% in this. I realize that I don't speak for all, but judging from the size of the crowd on Wednesday versus the stragglers protesting Friday, Chick-Fil-A stands with the vast majority of Americans.

48 posted on 08/06/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: tanknetter

Excellent victory story! I wish I could be as confident in all alumni standing up to these sorts of actions.


49 posted on 08/06/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RealTeen

I went to Chick-fil-A today. It was packed. I intend to keep going as long as this “boycott” of free speech continues. I hope to see these “equality” groups go broke.


50 posted on 08/06/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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