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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
    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
  • 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....
  • Who does the Chick-fil-A boss speak for? (Here's a new line of attack)

    08/15/2012 10:05:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jane Hunt, Democratic candidate for state representative
    Not only is it refreshing and encouraging to hear from young writers, it's also a pleasure to be able to agree with Lizy Swain's defense of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's right to free speech (Monitor Forum, Aug. 7). She knows her Constitution: We don't have to agree with Cathy's opinions to affirm his right to hold and express them. Swain's also right that Cathy's opinion need not affect those who eat at, or boycott, Chick-fil-A. Where's she's wrong, though, is in assuming that customers are Chick-fil-A's sole concern. Chick-fil-A also employs more than 850 corporate workers. Statistically speaking, some 68-to-85...
  • 23 LGBT leaders condemn FRC shooting

    08/15/2012 6:37:49 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Aug 15 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Twenty-three organizations supporting gay rights have condemned a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters Wednesday morning, saying that although the motive of the attack hasn’t been clearly established, the leaders “utterly reject and condemn” such violence. “We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers,” said the leaders in a statement Wednesday afternoon, hours after the shooting took place. One security guard employed by the pro-family conservative group was shot...
  • FRC shooter carried Chick-Fil-A materials: officials

    08/15/2012 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.15.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The suspect arrested for shooting a security guard after attempting to enter the Family Research Council headquarters was carrying paraphernalia related to Chick-Fil-A, the restaurant chain that came under fire last month for supporting traditional marriage, according to reports. Federal officials said the suspect, identified as Floyd Corkins, of Herndon, Virginia, “was carrying a backpack containing materials related to Chick-fil-A restaurants,” according to NBC. In an earlier report, Fox News said that sources claimed the gunman “may have been carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A.” Chick-Fil-A was condemned by gay rights leaders and several mayors...
  • SOURCES: Gunman With Chick-Fil-A Bag Opens Fire At Conservatives

    08/15/2012 6:27:52 PM PDT · by GVnana · 46 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | 8/15/2012
    A 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. “The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy...
  • Security Guard Shot at Family Research Council in Downtown DC (complete details)

    08/15/2012 12:44:39 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 85 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 08/15/12 | Carissa DiMargo
    The shooter entered the building at 801 G Street NW at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. He approached the front desk and said he was an intern before pulling a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun from a backpack. The guard confronted him, and they had an altercation before the shooter fired, striking the guard in the arm. Despite his injury, he gained control of the weapon and held it on the suspect. Authorities found two loaded magazines with 15 rounds each in the suspect's backpack, as well as Chik-Fil-A promotional materials, NBC4's Jackie Bensen reported.
  • Shooting at Family Research Council - Shooter Opposed Chick-Fil-A & FRC's Pro-Life Pro-Family Agenda

    08/15/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 43 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/15/2012 | David Bellow
    A hero guard was shot today as he stopped a gunman from entering the Family Research Council in Washington DC. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. Family Research Council is a Christian, conservative based organization. Fox News reports that witnesses say the shooter was speaking out against the Family Research Council's Pro-Life, Pro-Family agenda as he tried to enter the building. A security Guard stopped the shooter to ask where he was going and that is when the security guard was shot. Thankfully, the guard fought back, even after being shot, and was able to...
  • Poll: NYers tell pols to keep beaks out of Chick-fil-A business

    08/15/2012 6:56:16 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/15/12 | David Seifman
    An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers don't want politicians grilling Chick-fil-A. A Quinnipiac University poll being released today found that voters by a lopsided 83-11 percent margin feel elected officials shouldn't try to discourage people from patronizing the fast food chain just because its CEO openly opposes gay marriage. By a similar 82-12 percent margin, they called on pols not to interfere in the government permitting process for the popular chicken sandwich shops. "New Yorkers may disagree with what you say, but they defend your right to sell chicken," said poll director Maurice Carroll. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who...
  • Dan Cathy And The Silence Of Many Churches

    08/15/2012 5:06:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies
    BobRussell.org ^ | 8/5/12 | Bob Russell
    Chick-fil-A reported record sales last Wednesday as thousands showed support for owner Dan Cathy and his stance on Biblical marriage. However, while individual believers stood in long lines to publicly endorse God’s plan for the family and vent their frustration at the media’s criticism of Dan Cathy’s Biblical stance, a number of churches seemed to opt out of the conflict. While the mayors of three large cities and a few University administrators were publicly threatening to ban Chick-fil-A, and while the discussion was the hot news topic of the week, there were many ministers who said little or nothing at...
  • ELCA Bishop Bashes Chick-fil-A and Its Supporters

    08/15/2012 4:53:30 AM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/11/12 | Dan Skogen
    This week ELCA Bishop of the North Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area, Kevin S. Kanouse wrote a blog (see here) calling those who support Chick-fil-A bullies and he blamed “preachers (?)” for people going to show their support for Chick-fil-A. This after the widespread temper tantrum and bullying from liberals and homosexuals against Chick-fil-A’s president for stating he believes in the Biblical view of one man, one woman marriage. Notice, too, that the ELCA bishop disparages the preachers by placing a question mark after referencing them, apparently implying that he questions whether they are true Christian preachers. ELCA Bishop Kanouse mockingly...
  • Chick-fil-A being delivered to Mid-Coast Maine Tea Party (email from CCL ME)

    08/14/2012 1:54:39 PM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 4 replies
    Christian Civic League of Maine | 08/14/2012 | Carroll Conley
    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...
  • Mike Huckabee: Our Nation’s Challenges Can’t Be Fixed by Politics

    08/14/2012 11:33:32 AM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 13 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | August 13, 2012 | Shane Vander Hart
    Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host, Mike Huckabee, spoke at The FAMiLY Leader’s Leadership Summit in Waukee, IA. He said that one of the greatest fears that someone could have is to be alone. He believes that traditional values voters often feel alone. He said that with Chick-fil-A appreciation day while people stood and waited in those long lines people realized they were not alone. He said the purpose of Chick-fil-A day wasn’t about chicken sandwiches or even Chick-fil-A, it was about standing up to governmental abuse of power and free speech. This wasn’t about Dan Cathy or something...
  • Attorney's analysis of TCRA's Discrimination Case against Chick-Fil-A [ no legitimate case]

    08/14/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 6 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | Aug 14 2012 | Doug Mataconis
    [Regarding Chicago-based LGBT group and their legal filings against Chick-Fil-A, charging discrimination: This legal analysis believes there is no real case:] "[T]here are serious First Amendment problems with this Complaint. The complaint does not allege at all that any of the unnamed Complainants were denied service at a Chick-fil-A location, denied employment at a Chick-fil-A location, or made to feel unwelcome at said location by the actions and omissions of ... employees because of their sexual orientation. In fact, it’s not even clear from the Complaint than any of them have ever actually visited a Chick-fil-A... The entire basis for...
  • Davidson College suspends Chick-fil-A from student events

    08/14/2012 10:36:51 AM PDT · by spacewarp · 38 replies
    News14 ^ | 8/14/12 | News 14 Web Staff
    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson College is giving Chick-fil-A the boot. The school is suspending the restaurant chain from serving meals at student events. The union board will decide early in the semester whether or not to permanently ban the chain from campus. The suspension came after the chain's president sparked a national debate by speaking out against same-sex marriage.
  • The College Union Board & Chick-fil-A

    08/14/2012 10:32:46 AM PDT · by Coffee... Black... No Sugar · 11 replies
    Davidson College website ^ | August 13, 2012 | Bill Giduz
    The College Union Board & Chick-fil-A August 13, 2012 Contact: Bill Giduz, 704-894-2244 The Union Board at Davidson is a student organization that plans and manages student events. They have occasionally served Chick-fil-A sandwiches as part of their "After Midnight" events. "After Midnight" has been a regular monthly Union Board activity since Davidson's Alvarez College Union opened in 2001. It offers students free food and some form of entertainment from midnight to 2 a.m. The Union Board serves different menus at "After Midnight" throughout the year, and Chick-fil-A has been served once or twice annually. The members of the Union...
  • Sophia Bush: 'Chick-fil-A anti-gay stance an insult to god'

    08/14/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | August 13, 2012 | Justin Harp
    Sophia Bush has declared that Chick-fil-A's anti-gay stance is an insult to god. The fast food chain sparked controversy last month when its president Dan Cathy expressed his opposition to same sex marriage. Cathy's comments have led to protests by marriage equality advocates as well as demonstrations of support by some conservative groups. Bush weighed in on the controversy over the weekend, telling E! News that Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage should not be tolerated. "Here's my issue - it shocks me how many people come to their defense, first of all. I'm sorry, it's 2012, if you really think...
  • Christians, Silence Is Not An Option [Respectfully, man-up, Padre! Be “salt and light"]

    08/13/2012 8:45:20 PM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/13/12 | J. Matt Barber
    With the exception of one column previously penned, I pray this becomes my most widely read to date. The secular left has mastered use of the Internet to further its extremist goals. To that end, I have a strange request. I’m asking each God-fearing, freedom-loving American who reads this column to forward it, post it, tweet it, print it out and give it to every pastor, priest or cleric you know. If you don’t know any, give it to someone who does. One need only look to the HHS mandate forcing Christian groups – both Catholic and Protestant – to...
  • Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s and In-N-Out Burger: Spare us your fast-food righteousness

    08/13/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | August 13, 2012 | Petula Dvorak
    Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach? Politics and all things fried, fatty and fast are becoming intertwined to the point of absurdity. We’ve got the Papa John’s pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out west at In-N-Out can’t serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse. The craziness of fast-food commentary on social issues became obvious to me when I stumbled into a totally earnest discussion at a party last week by a bunch of Washingtonians who personally support the right to same-sex marriage, but are also...
  • No more Black Churches within 40 miles of San Francisco

    08/13/2012 4:52:41 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 13 replies
    No more Black Churches within 40 Mils of San Francisco | Me Fevered Brain
    Was discussing government censorship and idiots who feel they are being censored (Joan Rivers-Costco) with a good friend yesterday and he brought up a point that I would like to share with my fellow freepers. Since Edwin Lee, mayor of San Francisco, has said that the nearest Chick-Fil-A is 40 miles outside of San Francisco and they shouldn't try to open a restaurant any closer, and since most black churches share Dan Cathy's opinion that marriage is between one man and one woman, when is Lee going to say no more black churches within 40 miles of San Francisco??