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  • Chick-fil-A Sets the Record Straight

    09/21/2012 5:24:07 AM PDT · by fwdude · 98 replies
    CitizenLink ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | Karla Dial
    In response to media reports that Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop making charitable donations to groups like Focus on the Family, the company today released a statement to set the record straight. Contrary to reports first made by the gay-activist group The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) on Tuesday and later picked up by mainstream media outlets, Chick-fil-A and its charitable-giving arm, the WinShape Foundation, did not agree to stop making donations to groups that support the biblical definition of marriage in exchange for being allowed to open a franchise in Chicago. “For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been...
  • Father disowns his gay son in heart-rending letter after he comes out

    08/07/2012 9:29:23 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 73 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8-7-12 | Daily Mail reporter
    It is probably one of the hardest things a gay man will ever have to do and one has decided to share his heartbreaking experience with the world. 'James', 33, from Pennsylvania, uploaded a letter sent to him by his father five years ago on internet messaging board Reddit, shortly after he worked up the courage to come out to him. James reveals he called his father to tell him the news in August 2007: 'I finally built up the courage to tell my father I was gay.

    08/06/2012 4:51:13 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 3, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    Should someone be fired from their job and threatened with violence, torture, even death because they have an opinion different than yours? Of course not. And yet, that is what Adam M. Smith of Arizona says happened to him. Adam Smith’s life has been turned upside-down in the 36 hours that followed his posting the video of his protest at Chick-fil-A, which involved letting a young, female employee at the drive-thru know what he thinks about the company. (You can watch the video here.)
  • Chick-Fil-A'd: Bully Fired After Video Goes Viral

    08/02/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Aug 2012, 3:18 PM PDT | Dana Loesch
    Adam Smith, the man who videotaped himself getting free water at a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru just to berate the young woman as been fired. Smith in his video said he was happy to feel "purposeful" in condemning the Chick-Fil-A employee over CEO Dan Cathy's same-sex-marriage remarks. The video went viral and citizen journalists tracked him down online and grabbed copies of his resume. His employer, Vante, released this statement a bit ago: Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO Employee Has Left the Company TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The following is a statement from Vante: Vante...
  • Mainstream Media Blacks Out Chick-fil-A Story?

    08/02/2012 11:12:42 PM PDT · by Doomonyou · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8-2-12 | Mike Warren
    Wednesday was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and Americans flocked to the fast food restaurant in response to criticism of COO Dan Cathy's opposition to same-sex marriage (as well as threats from the mayors of some major cities). The photos of long lines and traffic jams reveal the extent of the restaurant's support--for some it's about traditional values and for others it's about freedom of religious exercise and speech in the face of government intimidation. There are even rumors that Chick-fil-A set a new world record for sales in a single day, though the company has yet to release any sales numbers.
  • Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, Chicago style: by "George," I think Rahm's wrong!

    08/02/2012 5:26:11 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 3 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 8-2-12 | Tom O'Toole
    Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment. --Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, speaking on why he is in favor of blocking Chick-fil-A from opening in Chicago Recent comments from those who administer our city seem to assume that city government can decide for everyone what "values" must be held by the citizens of Chicago..being a Chicagoan never [before] included submitting my value system to the government for approval...must those who do not conform [now] move? Is the City Council going to set up a "Council Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities"...
  • Supporters of Gay Marriage to hold a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A tomorrow?

    08/02/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One day after having the best sales day in its history, Chick-fil-A will have to prepare itself for a counter-protest to yesterday's "appreciation day" by those outraged over threats made by mayors and city council members in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York (Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not join his colleagues in the other cities). Supporters of same-sex marriage will stage "kiss-ins" at Chick-fil-A locations tomorrow, if a Facebook-organized protest succeeds: Yesterday’s banner turnout at Chick-fil-A restaurants for free speech rights — with thousands of people nationwide and hundreds in the Bay State’s two locations lining up to buy...
  • Intolerant Lefty Harasses Chick-Fil-A Employee

    08/02/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT · by tom h · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 1, 2012 | Adam M Smith
    Watch this short video clip to watch a lefty in action.
  • The Sleeping Giant Awakens and Stands on Line for Chick-fil-A

    08/01/2012 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush ^ | August 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Raleigh, North Carolina, this is Jay. Thanks for the call, sir. Great to have you here. CALLER: Thanks for having me on, Rush. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I just wanted to touch base with you in regards to what I saw. I went to a Chick-fil-A in Raleigh, North Carolina, today. It took me 20 minutes just to even get my order placed. It was packed full of exciting people and a lot of people there just excited to be there. I've been through that Chick-fil-A a lot. I've never seen it so crowded. RUSH: Let me...
  • Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead

    08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 01, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court. "I write as the...
  • Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day sees massive turnout

    08/01/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 30 replies
    NBC News 12 VA ^ | Aug 1 2012 | Shawn Maclauchlan
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The lunch-hour rush came in force Wednesday for Chick-fil-A's around central Virginia. Lines of vehicles wrapped around several outlets in Chester, Hanover, Mechanicsville, and many other locations for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The movement started when Chick-fil-A took an anti-gay marriage stance two weeks ago and came under fire from gay rights activist groups.
  • PHOTOS: Chick-Fil-As Across The Country Are Absolutely Jam-Packed

    08/01/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT · by blam · 122 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-1-2012 | Brett LoGiurato and Kim Bhasin
    PHOTOS: Chick-Fil-As Across The Country Are Absolutely Jam-Packed Brett LoGiurato and Kim Bhasin Aug. 1, 2012, 4:06 PM By all early accounts, Gov. Mike Huckabee's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" seems like a wild success. Conservatives are lining up in droves. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is offering his support and urging supporters to visit a restaurant. One Wendy's franchise owner expressed his support for Chick-fil-A at a North Carolina Wendy's. Chick-fil-A originally incurred a backlash when COO Dan Cathy affirmed in an interview that the company did not support gay marriage. "We are very much supportive of the family —...
  • CBS News Admits to Not Covering Chick-fil-a Appreciation Day (Atlanta-Video)

    08/01/2012 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Jonathan Sampson
    2:17, fun begins at the 50 sec. mark
  • FNC's Shep Smith Slams 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' As 'National Day of Intolerance'

    08/01/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 131 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/1/12 | Ken Shepherd
    On his way out to commercial break at 3:24 p.m. Eastern, Studio B host Shep Smith noted that August 1 is "National Badminton Day," and quipped "Forget National Day of Intolerance, let's just stay with badminton."
  • Updated: ‘Absolutely mobbed’ - Chick-Fil-A restaurants deluged

    08/01/2012 3:10:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 1, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, August 1, 2012 ( - Countless lunchgoers posted pictures on their Facebook pages and Twitter showing their Chick-Fil-A stores and drive-thrus stuffed to the gills on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, a show of support for CEO Dan Cathy’s Biblical stance on marriage. Conservative leaders from across America described the chicken-crazed chaos. Jim Sedlak of the American Life League said that “our little Chick-Fil-A in Stafford, Virginia was absolutely mobbed at lunch time,” forcing hungry families to journey over from nearby parking lots. “They have a very little parking lot, but it was just absolutely mobbed today. It was terrific,” Sedlak...
  • Overwhelming Support for Chick-fil-A

    08/01/2012 8:23:23 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 272 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 08/01/2012 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, an event semi-organized by Mike Huckabee in response to the Gay Mafia's attempt to browbeat a private citizen into silence, all because he stood up for something he believed in. Mumbles Menino and Rahmbo can kiss moral America's collective butt if the response in other Chick-fil-A restaurants is even remotely similar to what I saw just a few minutes ago at our local one. The place is being overwhelmed!! I told the manager why we were here and, after thanking us, he said that there was no way he could have prepared for such a...
  • MASSIVE LINES at Chick-fil-A on “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”

    08/01/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 487 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2012 | Andrea Ryan
    Today is “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”After intolerant and First Amendment-hating Chicago politicians blocked Chick-fil-A from building a restaurant, former Governor Mike Huckabee announced his support for the restaurant chain and its Constitutional right of free speech. He declared today Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.Allen sent this picture from west county St. Louis. Allen added: People are standing in line 100+ deep to go inside. The lines go out and around the building. Two lines of drive through cars are around the shopping center.St. Louisans also came out in huge numbers to show their support for the First Amendment. The lot was jam-packed…...
  • Post your Chick-Fil-A after action reports HERE!

    08/01/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 274 replies
    If you're participating in Chick-Fil-A appreciation day, please take a moment to post your experiences today here!
  • Contract FROM America: Giving the People a Voice in Congress

    03/15/2010 1:16:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 336+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 14, 2010 | Daniel P. Crandall
    In 1994, Newt Gingrich presented the "Contract with America." It was a "contract" from Republican politicians to voters concerning what legislative action the new majority would take in its first hundred days. In 2010, the People are preparing a "Contract from America," which establishes what the voters expect from their legislative representatives. The "Contract from America" is what the "Contract with America" should have been but wasn't. The "Contract from America" (CFA) is a grassroots, bottom-up document created by hundreds of thousands of people who are part of the Tea Party protests and Glenn Beck's 912 Project. It began in...
  • Feckless Association Rides Again

    01/04/2010 9:00:57 AM PST · by bs9021 · 282+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 4, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Feckless Association Rides Again Malcolm A. Kline, January 4, 2010 The union of college professors in the Golden State that one member dubbed “The California Feckless Association” is working overtime to show how out of touch it is with nation, state and world. “At a time when the present California budget crisis causes the California State University system (CSU) to institute steep tuition hikes, drastic restrictions in the number of students admitted, a hiring freeze, and forced non-paid furlough days for faculty and staff (resulting in a forced deduction in pay), is it equitable or honorable to force faculty and...
  • Activists jarred but not beaten by sitter's death

    04/21/2002 8:27:04 PM PDT · by Glutton · 14 replies · 361+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 21 April 02 | AP
    Activists jarred but not beaten by sitter's death By The Associated Press   Recommend this story to others.   PORTLAND - A week after Beth O'Brien fell 150 feet to her death from a tree-sitting platform, activists protesting a federal timber sale are conflicted. Some said her death - which happened the same week the U.S. Forest Service canceled the controversial Eagle Creek timber sale - makes them more committed than ever to stopping logging on public land. Others voiced anger that protesters must risk their lives to change federal forest policy. And most said cancellation of the timber sale...