Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A being delivered to Mid-Coast Maine Tea Party (email from CCL ME)
Posted on 08/14/2012 1:54:39 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
Christian Civic League (ME) and Massachusetts Family Institute Assist Tea Party in Support of Free Speech
When Carroll Conley heard the Mid-Coast Tea Party was desirous of serving Chick-fil-A at their next meeting, he called Tea Party organizer Gordon Colby to offer to deliver the poultry snacks.
"This seemed like a great opportunity to celebrate freedom of speech and have a little fun. Certainly the Tea Party and the Christian Civic League would have the common interest of supporting Chick-fil-A in light of recent events."
"Since Maine does not have any Chick-fil-A's, I thought many of our members would like to make a symbolic gesture to support Mr. Cathy's freedom to exercise his right to share his opinion," said Colby.
Conley would enlist the help of his counterpart in Massachusetts, Kris Mineau, President of the Massachusetts Family Institute, to get the coveted chicken safely into Maine.
Mineau, a retired Air Force colonel and decorated fighter pilot, quickly offered to transport the goods from the Chick-fil-A in Peabody, Mass up to Warren, Maine, "We 've got magnetic signs for our vehicle with the Freedom Torch and the Chick-fil-A logo. This is our way of showing solidarity for Mr. Cathy and the Tea Party who certainly share our commitment to freedom of speech."
"It's one thing for citizens and celebrities to offer support or criticism on public policy issues, but when the mayors of cities like Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and D.C. say they will keep someone who disagrees with them from doing business... that's the epitome of intolerance," said Conley.
The trek will take about three hours for the Freedom Torch and Chick-fil-A goodies to reach the Tea Party members of Knox and Lincoln Counties. The Tea Party event takes place on Thursday August 16 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:45) at 105 Camden Road in Warren.
Mineau will address the gathering along with a number of Republican candidates who have been invited to the event, "I'm very concerned about sitting officials trying to suppress the opinions and speech of others. I didn't fly over 100 combat missions so politicians like Tom Menino and Raum Emanuel could trample our first amendment rights."
” - - - signs for our vehicle with the Freedom Torch and the Chick-fil-A logo - - - “
Anybody know if there are flags that can be purchased with either logo on them?
I know that I should consider myself to be unworthy to “build [either flag], that - - .” But I will buy flags from “somebody else made that happen.”
The “Power Cards” for our kid’s private school go on sale Friday.
$10 per card and it has deals from 16 local establishments.
Chick-Fil-A is on all the Private Christian School Cards around here. Their deal is buy a # 1 meal and get a free regular chicken sandwich.
Texas Road house has a free Small Cactus Blossom with 2 entree’s. Mi Casita has $5 off $40 or more - our’s is like $42.
Bottom line C-F-A supports the local School’s fundraisers.
One would think that with the population density in the area there would be at least one Freeper private pilot who could get it there faster.
How far apart are these areas, anyway?
I usually brown bag it to work, but I’ve been to CFA three times in the last two weeks. I like the waffle fries the best.
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