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  • Whataburger: Chick-fil-A-esque stand against debt calls

    08/26/2012 8:31:22 AM PDT · by NMRed · 11 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 08/24/2012 | Patrick Danner
    First, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy last month endorsed a biblical definition of marriage, thrusting the chain in the middle of the debate on gay marriage. Supporters came out in droves to its stores on Aug. 1, driving records sales, according to Chick-fil-A. Now, San Antonio’s Whataburger Restaurants LLC is taking a stand of a different note by suing one of the country’s largest debt collections agencies.
  • Alan Wiener World Wide 8/5/12

    08/25/2012 7:52:18 AM PDT · by mylife · 4 replies
    WBCQ ^ | 8/5/12 | Alan Wiener
    Alan Wiener checks in on the Chick-fil-a matter. http://radionewyorkinternational.com/archives/aww/2012-0803%20allan%20weiner%20worldwide.mp3
  • CA: Politics, chicken welcome Chick-fil-A to its new San Jose location

    08/23/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 23 August 2012 | Molly Vorwerck
    Chicken was in high demand Thursday in the Bay Area, as San Jose's first Chick-fil-A restaurant celebrated its grand opening. Located on the corner of First Street and Headquarters Drive, the store marks the fast food chain's first stand-alone restaurant in the Silicon Valley. Before this one, the closest Chick-fil-A was in Fairfield, and many years ago there was a location in the Sunnyvale Town Center shopping center. The chain intends to open another Bay Area franchise in Walnut Creek in October. Not even a sprinkle of protesters, rallying against Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's recent anti-gay marriage statements, could darken...
  • Chick-Fil-A in San Jose (Vanity)

    08/23/2012 1:17:37 PM PDT · by super7man · 17 replies
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    Stopped by the newly opened Chick-Fil-A in San Jose, CA. Business was steady at 11:30 and line was just out the door. No protestors. Got my lunch is less than 10 minutes. Staff was truely up-beat and excited about serving the public. Will be back next week.
  • Chick-fil-A Sandwiches No Longer on Menu at Connecticut GOP Event

    08/23/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 20, 2012 | Alex Murashko
    The organizer of a large picnic event designed to help unify Republican leaders and supporters in Connecticut next Saturday canceled his plans to serve 100 Chick-fil-A sandwiches after deciding the controversy over the restaurant owner's stand against same-sex marriage might become a distraction. . . Apparently, because same-sex marriage is legal in Connecticut, Beck reconsidered his decision, according to the Post. He plans to give 90 of the sandwiches to a homeless shelter and keep 10 for "event staff to taste."
  • Chick-fil-A: Anti-Gay Marriage Chain Set to Open More Bay Area Restaurants

    08/23/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The San Francisco Weekly ^ | August 21, 2012 | Suzanne Stathatos
    Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that San Franciscans reamed last month, has given the gay marriage movement a few more potential Bay Area locations to stage future kiss-ins. According to media outlets, the Atlanta-based chain bought property in Novato in Marin County this past month with hopes of opening a new restaurant soon, and it has other plans to expand to the East Bay. Naturally, this news has left a bad taste in the mouths of the LGBT community. Stuart Gaffney, media director of MarriageEquality USA, told SF Weekly that he wasn't confident the fast-food chain would thrive in this...
  • Liberal talk show host blames FRC shooting on ‘gutter Christians’ who went ‘too far’

    08/21/2012 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.21.2012 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK, August 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “ filthy, degenerate, gutter Christians” at the Family Research Council inspired last week’s shooting by “going too far” with their pro-family activism, according to a nationally syndicated liberal talk show host. “You filthy, filthy right-wing b——-ds, you’re going too far!” Mike Malloy told his audience last week. “One of these days somebody’s going to go berserk and walk into one of your filthy holes of religious insanity with a gun.” Switching to a mocking tone, Malloy said, “Oh. I think that happened today.” Malloy went on to say the council would “happily...
  • Family Research Council Shooting Suspect Had 15 Chick-fil-A Sandwiches in Bag, FBI says

    08/21/2012 3:38:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Floyd Lee Corkins II, the suspect in Wednesday's shooting ‏at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Family Research Council, was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in a bag when he opened fire, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Justice Department on Thursday. Corkins, 28, of Herndon, Va., was charged with "interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition"—a federal offense—along with the "intent to kill while armed." The offenses carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for transportation of a weapon, and 30 years for intent to kill. Corkins is expected to make an initial court appearance later...
  • Mitt Romney campaign spent $500 at Chick-fil-A [OMG.....!]

    08/20/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Mitt Romney campaign spent $500 at Chick-fil-A By: Tarini Parti August 20, 2012 08:44 PM EDT The Romney campaign appreciates Chick-fil-A. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s campaign spent $500 at a Chick-fil-A in Atlanta last month, days before former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s national “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” on Aug 1. Romney’s campaign reported the cost as “meeting expense” in its monthly federal campaign finance filing on Monday. The Atlanta-based fast food chain has come under fire after the company’s president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.”...
  • EDITORIAL: Chick-fil-A’s taste for liberty

    08/20/2012 6:05:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | Editorial
    First Amendment needs no amendmentChick-fil-A triggered a nationwide debate over the meaning of marriage, but another fundamental issue raised during the argument is whether the left believes in free speech. The rapid rise of efforts to retaliate against the restaurant chain for a personal expression of the company’s CEO indicates a vein of hostility toward those who happen to have a differing opinion on an important public-policy issue. Given that some liberals are already campaigning for a constitutional amendment to curtail speech, defense of free expression is more crucial than ever. Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A’s chief, made a simple statement affirming...
  • Chick-fil-A flap embroils N.Y.U.; Vote on fall menu

    08/19/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 48 replies
    The Villager ^ | Aug 19 2012 | Gary Shapiro
    A local food fight is causing a lot of squawking in the Village. The ruckus began when Dan Cathy, president of the Atlanta-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, criticized gay marriage. N.Y.U.’s Weinstein Residence Hall, which is currently closed for summer break, serves food from this company. The Village location is the only Chick-fil-A franchise in the city. Hillary Dworkoski, a former student at N.Y.U.’s Gallatin School of Indi-vidualized Study, caused a lot of clucking by circulating a petition at www.change.org, urging N.Y.U. to stop doing business with Chick-fil-A. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is openly gay, stirred the pot...
  • Group: D.C. gunman may have targeted us, too (Traditional Values Coalition)

    08/18/2012 9:57:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The head of a second Christian conservative organization said Friday she was told by authorities that a note containing her group's contact information was found in the pocket of a man charged with opening fire at the Washington offices of another such group, wounding a security guard. Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty said FBI agents visited her group's Capitol Hill offices hours after the Wednesday morning shooting as part of their investigation. The next day, she said, members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force came by and confirmed that "our information was in his pocket," including the location of...
  • 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...