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Chick-fil-A surprises some with gay marriage talk

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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jul 20, 2012
Chick-fil-A surprises some with gay marriage talk
http://www.dailyrepublic.com/usworld/chick-fi...

Gay rights advocates were surprised Thursday that the president of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has taken a public position against same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said this week that his privately owned company is “guilty as charged” in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family unit.

The Atlanta-based chain opened its first location in a Georgia mall in 1967 and grown to more than 1,615 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C., with annual sales over $4.1 billion, according to its website.

“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” Cathy told the Baptist Press, the news agency of the Southern Baptist Convention.

His comments to the Baptist Press, the news agency of the Southern Baptist Convention, unleashed a mix of criticism and support.

“He’s taking a bold stand,” said Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, which is based in Washington, D.C.“Chick-fil-A is a bible-based, Christian-based business who treats their employees well. They have been attacked in the past about their stand. But they refuse to budge on this matter, and I commend them for what they are doing.”

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign that works for same-sex-marriage, said Thursday that Chick-fil-A “has finally come clean” after cloaking its positions for years.

“While they may have been in neutral, kicking this fight into overdrive now allows fair-minded consumers to make up their own minds whether they want to support an openly discriminatory company,” Griffin said in a statement.“As the country moves toward inclusion, Chick-fil-A has staked out a decidedly stuck-in-the-past mentality.”

Chick-fil-A released its own statement, saying it has a history of applying biblically-based principles to its business, such as keeping its stores closed on Sundays.

“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” according to the statement.

“Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena,” it said.
eric holder

United States

#2 Jul 20, 2012
homosexual dirtbags only make up 2% of the national population but half of the media and about 25% of the democrat party
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#3 Jul 20, 2012
A Chick-fil-A on downtown Georgia Street is an excellent idea. Perfect anchor tenant and role model for promoting good citizenship and business practices.
gimmie gimmie gimmie

United States

#4 Jul 20, 2012
it tastes just like chicken
afraid of retaliation

Fairfax, CA

#5 Aug 2, 2012
I am tired of every 'faction' tearing apart the values this nation was founded on while criticizing the beliefs of the 'silent majority' and at the same time demanding respect and acceptance for their ideology.
At large

Benicia, CA

#6 Aug 2, 2012
afraid of retaliation wrote:
I am tired of every 'faction' tearing apart the values this nation was founded on while criticizing the beliefs of the 'silent majority' and at the same time demanding respect and acceptance for their ideology.
The sleeping giant is restless. Soon he will wake.
oh lawd

Vallejo, CA

#7 Aug 2, 2012
gimmie gimmie gimmie wrote:
it tastes just like chicken
now this is funny, i get it! lmao, almost peed!
lil eva

Vallejo, CA

#8 Aug 2, 2012
At large wrote:
<quoted text>
The sleeping giant is restless. Soon he will wake.
now why is gotta be a he?
gimmie gimmie gimmie

Fremont, CA

#9 Aug 3, 2012
oh lawd wrote:
<quoted text>now this is funny, i get it! lmao, almost peed!
you're welcome !
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#10 Aug 4, 2012
Chaos at Chick-fil-A: Police called to branches over protest crowds, bomb threats and graffiti as gay rights protesters stage 'Same Sex Kiss Day'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21835...

- Thousands flock to restaurants around U.S. on Same Sex Kiss Day
- Bomb threat called into one Chick-fil-A
- Other branches being vandalized and staff verbally abused
- Nearly 700,000 people responded to 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' on Wednesday as cars clogged drive-thru lanes across the nation
- Detroit Lions linebacker said he won't boycott even if they supported slavery because it 'tastes too good'
- Mayor Bloomberg supports free speech right of CEO Dan Cathy
oh really

South San Francisco, CA

#11 Aug 4, 2012
They do support slavery.
They hire African American women with improbable
apostrophe'd and hyphenated names with neck snapping
attitudes to sling their chicken for substandard wages.
Jim in SF

Benicia, CA

#12 Aug 4, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
Chaos at Chick-fil-A: Police called to branches over protest crowds, bomb threats and graffiti as gay rights protesters stage 'Same Sex Kiss Day'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21835...
- Thousands flock to restaurants around U.S. on Same Sex Kiss Day
- Bomb threat called into one Chick-fil-A
- Other branches being vandalized and staff verbally abused
- Nearly 700,000 people responded to 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' on Wednesday as cars clogged drive-thru lanes across the nation
- Detroit Lions linebacker said he won't boycott even if they supported slavery because it 'tastes too good'
- Mayor Bloomberg supports free speech right of CEO Dan Cathy
The LGBTQ community is a real class act, Not.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#13 Aug 6, 2012
Gay activists counter CHICK-FIL-A with STARBUCKS appreciation day
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-m...

Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

The chicken chain enjoyed a surge of support during the Wednesday event, dreamed up by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy went on the record backing the “biblical definition of the family unit.”

A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued.

Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are trying again Tuesday with National Marriage Equality Day, initiated by Equally Wed, a lesbian and gay wedding magazine. So far, nearly 28,000 people have signed up to attend.

The event was originally called National Starbucks Appreciation Day in honor of the coffee giant, which recently threw its support behind efforts to make gay marriage legal.

But several other holidays exist with the same name, including one created by gun rights groups. Starbucks’ corporate offices had nothing to do with those events nor with Tuesday’s planned gatherings.
Adam n Eve

Vacaville, CA

#14 Aug 6, 2012
Man on Man yucky.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#16 Aug 7, 2012
Adam n Eve wrote:
Man on Man yucky.
ALL the VIBers will be going to Starbucks to show their support for LGBTQ marriage.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#17 Aug 7, 2012
ALL the VIBers will be going to Starbucks to show their support for LGBTQ marriage.

Marc Garman
Katie Meissner
Doug Keener
Jim Libien
Alan Wildermuth
Patti Keener *
Gary Cloutier *
Jeffrey Kingman
Diana Lang
Liat Meitzenheimer
Kim White
Paul Norberg
Robert Schussel
J.D. Miller
Mark Hutchins
Joe Feller
Stephanie Gomes *
Tony Pearsall *
Marti Brown *
Joanne Schivley *
Maria Guevara
Robert Stout *
Joseph Tanner *
Nimat Shakoor Grantham *
Adrienne Waterman
Kay Woodson
Dave West
Rick Grant
Pam Keith
Vicki Gray
Collette Sweeney
Gary Wettstein
Ruscal Cayangyang
Lou Bordisso
Wendall Quigley
Manny Furtado
Doug Darling
Max Green
Rick Mariani
Marion Swanson
Aileen Weddell *
Amy Petrolati
Debbie Surani
Bj Conrad
Christopher Wilson
Claudia Quintana *
Daniel Glaze
David Corbett
Debbie Rojas
Fabrice Moschetti
Kathleen O'Sullivan
Mary Ewart
Tony Hutchinson
Teena Ferris Miller
Sarah Nichols
Suzanne Harrington-Cole
Kent Peterman
Robert McConnell
Paula McConnell
Coleen Cole Morrison.
Hetero

Vacaville, CA

#18 Aug 7, 2012
All those people support butt bangin, we are DOOMED.
Gringo Tonto

Vallejo, CA

#19 Aug 7, 2012
Indeed we are if Obama wins and he appoints a couple of gay judges to the US Supreme Court. Can this country afford to be ruled by perverts and liberal idiots?
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#20 Aug 8, 2012
Gay Activists''National Marriage Equality Day' at Starbucks Has Low Turnout
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/gay-activists...

Following the massive hoopla surrounding fast-food chain Chick-fil-A over its gay marriage stance last week, pro-same-sex marriage activists hoped to show support for Starbucks, a company that has come out in favor of gay rights. But, unfortunately for those organizing the “National Marriage Equality Day” on Tuesday, turnout was relatively low — at least when compared to the number of Americans who came out to laud Chick-fil-A just days earlier.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#21 Sep 19, 2012
Chick-Fil-A No Longer Anti-Gay
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...

The restaurant has agreed to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in an internal document and promised that its not-for-profit arm would not contribute money to groups that oppose gay marriage.

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