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  • Colleges rally to kick Chick Fil A off campuses

    08/18/2012 3:25:33 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 47 replies
    Huffington Post | 8/17/12 | Shane L. Windmeyer
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shane-l-windmeyer/chick-fil-a-colleges_b_1790565.html
  • University of Maryland students gather signatures to get Chick-fil-A out of food court

    08/18/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 18 2012 | Malu Banuelos
    The Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage debate doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Ever since President Dan Cathy stated his stance on gay marriage last month, the fast-food chain has been under scrutiny. Now, some University of Maryland students and staff are working to get the restaurant off their campus. They’re using online petitioning via change.org to persuade Adele H. Stamp Student Union officials to remove the restaurant, reports campus newspaper The Diamondback,
  • Result Of Liberal Rearing: Can’t Take NO For An Answer

    08/18/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-18-12 | Audrey Russo
    There are those who argue that Liberal ideology promotes creativity and produces citizens with “happier” demeanors. With no legit proof ever proffered up by them to support the theory, I counter that argument with proof that the worst possible ideology is one which refuses to teach its followers to take NO for an answer… With the shooting and homicidal intentions Wednesday at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, DC … we saw the fruition of the seething, unrestrained hatred on the Left and their complete and total intolerance of ANYONE who dares to hold a differing opinion than their...
  • Forum: Chick-fil-A at BU a welcome addition

    08/18/2012 12:25:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Peoria Journal-Star ^ | August 17, 2012
    Re. Aug. 14 story, "BU food court pick draws complaints": Bradley alumnus Eric Miller is quoted in the story as stating that allowing the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Bradley University counters the core values of what it means to be a Brave. BU's mission statement infers that they "represent a diverse learning community that acknowledges respect and understanding of all individuals." Chick-fil-A is a top-rated enterprise devoted to helping young people develop new skills while they gain employment. Outstanding service is promoted among employees. Their chicken sandwich is rated high in taste in Consumer Reports. The fact that they are successfully...
  • NYC voters: Officials should back off Chick-fil-A

    08/17/2012 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 15, 2012 | Staff
    NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- New York City may be one of the more liberal cities in America, but more than 80 percent of voters there believe public officials should neither prevent Chick-fil-A from opening new franchises nor discourage citizens from visiting it, a new poll shows. The Quinnipiac University survey of 1,298 New York City voters showed that by an 82-12 percent margin, the city's voters don't think that the Chick-fil-A president's stance on marriage should "have an impact on their ability to obtain government permits to do business." Similarly, by an 83-11 margin, voters don't believe elected officials...
  • Bozell Column: Skipping Over the Shooting at FRC

    08/17/2012 9:17:21 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC’s policy positions, and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against perhaps the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds. Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group’s headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard...
  • Suspect in (FRC) shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'

    08/17/2012 2:53:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/12 | Jordy Yager
    Suspect in shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'By Jordy Yager - 08/16/12 01:03 PM ET Officials have filed charges against Floyd Lee Corkins II for allegedly shooting a security guard in the arm at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) building in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors with the Department of Justice charged Corkins, who is from Herndon, Va., with illegally transporting a firearm and ammunition across state lines and assaulting the guard with the intent to kill him while armed. Corkins, 28, is expected to make an appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday. In...
  • Skipping Over the Shooting at FRC

    08/17/2012 4:12:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC's policy positions and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against, perhaps, the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds. Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group's headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard...
  • The Culture War Turns Hot

    08/16/2012 3:54:07 PM PDT · by morethanright · 22 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-16 15:19:02 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was at the hospital just before midnight last Wednesday when Leonardo Reno Johnson was wheeled out of surgery, a bullet having been removed from his left arm. Earlier that same day, Johnson was in the lobby guarding the conservative Christian think-tank when a man possessing a Sig Sauer automatic handgun, two loaded magazines, 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, attempted to enter the organization's offices.When an alert Johnson stopped the unfamiliar visitor and demanded identification, the man pulled his weapon and fired, wounding Johnson in the arm. Injured but undeterred,...
  • Crickets Chirp When Leftist Hate Inspires Violence

    08/16/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 16, 2012
    Bias: A gay activist opens fire in a conservative organization's offices, inspired by the steady drumbeat of leftist vitriol against those who value traditional marriage, and no one says a word. You won't hear any call for civil discourse from President Obama's bully pulpit over the shooting and wounding of a security guard at the offices of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C. The alleged shooter was a volunteer at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and the FRC favors traditional marriage. Those who blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel...
  • Civil rights group bristles at shooting criticism

    08/16/2012 4:41:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    News Talk Radio Ohio ^ | 8/16/12 | BEN NUCKOLS
    WASHINGTON — A man who volunteered at a gay community center had a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a box of ammunition when he said "I don't like your politics" and shot a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative lobbying group, authorities revealed Thursday. Floyd Lee Corkins, II, was ordered held without bond on charges that he opened fire a day earlier inside the lobby of the Family Research Council, an influential conservative Christian group that has supported the president of the fast-food chain his staunch opposition to same-sex marriage. Though the shooting was swiftly condemned by...
  • Chick-Fil-A and the one day that changed the world

    08/16/2012 11:54:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute
    Nine Days that Changed the World is a book about Pope John Paul II’s nine-day trip to Poland in 1979. The Pope’s pilgrimage laid the groundwork for the revolution of conscience that eventually brought down the Communist regimes throughout Eastern Europe. Thus those nine days really did change the world. Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day could very well be the One Day that changes our world this year. During Pope John Paul’s first trip to his homeland after being elected Pope, he did not assemble an army. He did not set up a network of spies. He did not give rabble-rousing speeches....
  • Alleged FRC Shooter Charged With Assault, Was Carrying 15 Chick-fil-A Sandwiches at Time of Shooting

    08/16/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 70 replies
    DCist ^ | Aug 16 2012 | Unattributed
    Pending other possible federal charges, the U.S. Attorney for D.C. announced this morning that Family Research Council shooting suspect Floyd Lee Corkins II will be arraigned this afternoon on charges of illegally bringing a weapon across state lines and assault with intent to kill: "The defendant was charged with the federal offense of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, along with the District of Columbia offense of assault with intent to kill while armed. The offenses carry the following maximum penalties: 10 years imprisonment on the federal offense and 30 years imprisonment on the District of Columbia offense. The...
  • Family Research Council Attacker Could Face Terrorism Charge

    08/16/2012 5:44:38 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 16 2012 | Mark Memmot
    The gunman's motive will determine whether he's charged with a federal crime such as attempting a terrorist act, The Washington Post reports this morning as news outlets lay out what's known about Wednesday's shooting incident at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council. ...The wire service adds that the man identified as the gunman, Floyd Lee Corkins II, "had been volunteering recently at a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people" in Herndon, Va., about 30 miles west of the nation's capital. According to the AP, he allegedly "made a negative comment" about the Family...
  • Anti-Christian Terror Attack in the Nation's Capital

    08/16/2012 4:33:20 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 13:26:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:At approximately 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man carrying a Chick-fil-A bag entered the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a family-oriented Christian think-tank in Washington, D.C.According to news reports, having failed to pass himself off as an intern to the lobby security guard, the man allegedly pulled a handgun, shooting the guard in the arm. The guard returned fire, wounding the suspect, while lobby bystanders wrestled the deranged man to the floor."Don't shoot me, it was not about you," the shooter told the wounded guard, "It was what this place stands for," Fox News reported.The FBI...
  • Shooting suspect was volunteering at LGBT center

    08/16/2012 12:19:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 8/14/2012 | ERIC TUCKER and PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. A law enforcement official has identified the suspect arrested in Wednesday's shooting as Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Va. Investigators were interviewing his neighbors. Another official says the shooter made a negative reference about the work of the Family Research Council before opening fire.
  • Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters

    08/15/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion ^ | 8-15-2012 | Anne Sorock
    Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters Posted by Anne Sorock    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:21pm Will media rush to judgment? At approximately 11:35 a.m. eastern Casey Mattox of the Family Research Council tweeted that there had been a shooting at their headquarters in downtown DC. While few details are known, Mattox reports that a guard was shot.Mattox reported that they were “on lockdown” on the 5th floor, and later made it outside. Mattox tweeted a photo a few minutes later, at 10:48 a.m. eastern:A statement was released on the FRC Blog: Incident at FRC Headquarters Family Research...
  • President Obama Ignores Family Research Council Shooting

    08/15/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/15/2012 | PJ Tatler
    ...Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reacted quickly, long before most cable news networks even reported the crime, releasing a statement condemning the act. The Human Rights Council, which just a day ago labeled the FRC a “hate group” for its traditional values, even tweeted that its hearts went out to the FRC. But a look at President Obama’s twitter timeline shows no reaction to the attack at all.
  • Hero security guard shot thwarting attack at Family Research Council HQ

    08/15/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT · by wideawake · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/1/5/2012 | no byline given
    security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground. The gunman entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, Fox News has learned. When the guard, who was not identified, asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.
  • Chick-Fil-A Fail: How we can do it better the next time around

    08/15/2012 10:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Pride Source Between The Lines News ^ | August 16, 2012 | Abby Dees
    Thinking Out Loud There were so many things I could have written about today: openly lesbian Tammy Smith's promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the fact that the military is still intact after DADT, or Thomas Beatie's (once dubbed the "pregnant man") divorce court struggles due to Arizona's confusion about his gender, or perhaps the fact that NBC's Olympic coverage actually included mention of out gay Olympians. Instead, I'm still stuck on Chick-fil-A. Oh, that's so last month. Let's move on already! I argued with myself about this. On one hand, it was hardly a lunch counter sit-in....