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Chick-fil-a Ceo steps back after making comment opposing gay marriage in Atlanta

There are 984 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jul 20, 2012, titled Chick-fil-a Ceo steps back after making comment opposing gay marriage in Atlanta. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

The media and LGBT community has been in an uproar after a comment made by Chick-fil-A president, Dan Cathy , about same-sex marriage .

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Since: Jun 11

AOL

#566 Jul 29, 2012
freethinker1957 wrote:
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how has he harmed anyone all he has done is stand up for what he believes which is his right show me where he has discriminated against anyone.
We have provided documentation showing he has donated millions to groups which work to oppose equal rights and which propose laws which punish gay people, both here and around the world. That includes financially supporting those who push the "kill the gays" bill in Uganda. His support of antigay groups is well documented, has been going on for many years, and is admitted by Cathy.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#567 Jul 29, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
In your eyes libs .
"Sarah Palin On Chick-Fil-A: Republican Shows Support Amid Gay Rights Debate"
Sarah Palin waded into the Chick-Fil-A debate Friday night, posting a tweet and Facebook photo showing her support for what she called "a great business."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/28/sara...
So, in other words, she is reduced to social media now to get attention. how the mighty have fallen. Soon she will be putting notes in bottles and tossing them into the ocean for attention.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#568 Jul 29, 2012
Ken wrote:
<quoted text>
The one north of here, San Francisco suburbs of all places, is doing well. Nice young lady managed thanked me for me call of support. I never heard of this chain before, now gonna drive there tomorrow to patronize them. Thanks, gay guys for introducing me to this buisness. I despise intimidation of a legitimate business because you don't like how they think!
GAYS=THE NEW GESTAPO
From the ER of Orinda General Hospital, July 29, 2014

"Doctor, "Ken's" EKG is off the charts!"

"Yes, I know, I warned him about eating all that fried foods many times and....."

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

"Doctor! He's flat lining!"

"CLEAR!"

ZAAAAAPPPPPPPP

"He's gone. Time of death, uh, 8:32 AM. I have to go tell the family. What a waste, and for FRIED CHICKEN and WAFFLE FRIES. Why do they DO it?"

Since: Oct 09

Arvada, CO

#569 Jul 29, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Wh_ore wrote:
<quoted text>aawwh what's wrong... u got proved wrong by a hooker... so sad
Not quite, it just seems I have a life and you do not. Your little claims have gone unfounded and you have not proven one thing other than you are a filthy liar. I did a quick search on the organizations you listed and other than trying to heal gay and lesbians, I cannot find one "credible" story of them murdering or executing gays and lesbians. So in the typical gay and lesbian fashion, you have lied and made some of the stupidest accusations you could, all in the hopes of getting yourself some attention. It seems you guys have to make crap up, just so you can claim discrimination and try to fool people into supporting your deviant lifestyle. You must lead a very sad and pathetic life. Find God and you will stop relying on Topix for your self-worth!

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#570 Jul 29, 2012
BoDog82 wrote:
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Wow compared to Christians gays are not really doing that bad now are they?
Anyone dying or being killed for their beliefs or sexual preference is tragic. But to say that Cathy is a horrible man because his company donates money to anti gay organizations is totally unfair!
You want a crusade? Go after the hate crimes and all the people donating money to do these hate crimes against Christians!
What hate crimes against Christians? Shake some of the holy water from your ears, your brain has been washed enough.
Chick-Fil-A gets tax breaks to create jobs, not to give the money to tax free hypocrites like James Dobson.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#571 Jul 29, 2012
Melman68 wrote:
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Not quite, it just seems I have a life and you do not. Your little claims have gone unfounded and you have not proven one thing other than you are a filthy liar. I did a quick search on the organizations you listed and other than trying to heal gay and lesbians, I cannot find one "credible" story of them murdering or executing gays and lesbians. So in the typical gay and lesbian fashion, you have lied and made some of the stupidest accusations you could, all in the hopes of getting yourself some attention. It seems you guys have to make crap up, just so you can claim discrimination and try to fool people into supporting your deviant lifestyle. You must lead a very sad and pathetic life. Find God and you will stop relying on Topix for your self-worth!
Exodus is one of the anti-gay groups Chick supports with their profits. Exodus has finally backed off from supporting the death penalty, and now even admits sexual orientation cannot be changed. However, they were involved in the process that led to the "kill the gays" bill. There is plenty of other documentation if this site has too much information for you to wade through:

"February 24, 2009: Exodus Board Member Joins Nazi Revisionist At Uganda Conference. When BTB first broke this story, we couldn't believe what we saw. Exodus International board member Don Schmierer would join Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively and ex-gay “counselor” Caleb Brundidge in a three-day anti-gay conference in Kampala, Uganda."

http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/slouching-to...

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#572 Jul 29, 2012
Ironically, much of the research showing orientation is not a choice, comes from efforts to change it. Not only have such efforts shown efforts to change orientation are not successful, but that they are often harmful to the point of self destructive behavior including suicide.

"Contrary to claims of sexual orientation change advocates and practitioners, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation," said Judith M. Glassgold, PsyD, chair of the task force. "Scientifically rigorous older studies in this area found that sexual orientation was unlikely to change due to efforts designed for this purpose. Contrary to the claims of SOCE practitioners and advocates, recent research studies do not provide evidence of sexual orientation change as the research methods are inadequate to determine the effectiveness of these interventions." Glassgold added: "At most, certain studies suggested that some individuals learned how to ignore or not act on their homosexual attractions. Yet, these studies did not indicate for whom this was possible, how long it lasted or its long-term mental health effects. Also, this result was much less likely to be true for people who started out only attracted to people of the same sex."

Based on this review, the task force recommended that mental health professionals avoid misrepresenting the efficacy of sexual orientation change efforts when providing assistance to people distressed about their own or others' sexual orientation.

Insufficient Evidence that Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Work, Says [American Psychological Association]

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#573 Jul 29, 2012
"The idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that the emergence of same-sex attraction and orientation among some adolescents is in any way abnormal or mentally unhealthy has no support among any mainstream health and mental health professional organizations.

Despite the general consensus of major medical, health, and mental health professions that both heterosexuality and homosexuality are normal expressions of human sexuality, efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy have been adopted by some political and religious organizations and aggressively promoted to the public. However, such efforts have serious potential to harm young people because they present the view that the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth is a mental illness or disorder, and they often frame the inability to change one’s sexual orientation as a personal and moral failure.

Because of the aggressive promotion of efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy, a number of medical, health, and mental health professional organizations have issued public statements about the dangers of this approach. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Social Workers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises youth that counseling may be helpful for you if you feel confused about your sexual identity. Avoid any treatments that claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation, or treatment ideas that see homosexuality as a sickness."

Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth [APP]

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#574 Jul 29, 2012
Evidence exists both through clinical studies as well as through the personal testimony of millions of gay and straight people around the world who will testify they have no choice over to whom they are emotionally, romantically, and physically attracted. Bisexual people sometimes confuse the issue as it takes some of them a long time to realize that while they experience attractions to some members of both sexes, they have no choice over being attracted. Like gay and straight people, they only have a choice of whether to act on their attractions.

American Medical Association: "opposes, the use of "reparative" or "conversion" therapy that is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that the patient should change his/her homosexual orientation"
AMA Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation [AMA]
Fitz

Mount Clemens, MI

#575 Jul 29, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Polygamy is different than allowing same sex couples to participate under the laws currently in effect. Allowing gay people equal participation does not require changing any of the rules that determine what marriage is for straight couples. Polygamy requires drastic and wide ranging changes to the laws currently in effect. It is not equal but something very different. Polygamists are allowed to participate under the laws currently in effect.(unless they are gay)
True the constitution does not specifically guarantee marriage of any kind. It does however, require all persons be treated equally under the law. Marriage has been affirmed as a fundamental right on 14 separate occasions. Gay people are seeking equal treatment under the law as required by the constitution.
But what happens when its not the old polygamy...What about modern day educated women in first world countries who choose to be in a marriage with several other woman to one husband? Or what about one one woman and several husbands.

These are consenting adults remember... What reason to we have for not privelaging their realtionships? Or actually criminalizing them?

Have you ever heard of the polyamory movement? It is a well respected and well published movement in elite highly educated circles.

How can we justify not allowing these adult censensual relationships state sanction?

Why are you stereotyping and trying to demonize relationships that dont fit the heteronormative model.

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#576 Jul 29, 2012
Being gay is a choice. Gays can't make it with members of the opposite sex.

Since: Jun 11

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#577 Jul 29, 2012
Fitz wrote:
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But what happens when its not the old polygamy...What about modern day educated women in first world countries who choose to be in a marriage with several other woman to one husband? Or what about one one woman and several husbands.
These are consenting adults remember... What reason to we have for not privelaging their realtionships? Or actually criminalizing them?
Have you ever heard of the polyamory movement? It is a well respected and well published movement in elite highly educated circles.
How can we justify not allowing these adult censensual relationships state sanction?
Why are you stereotyping and trying to demonize relationships that dont fit the heteronormative model.
I said nothing to demonize those relationships, nor do I support trying to use the law to prevent them through criminal sanctions.

I said it is something different than allowing same sex couples to participate under the laws currently in effect.

Allowing gay people equal participation does not require changing any of the rules that determine what marriage is for straight couples. Poly arrangements would require drastic and wide ranging changes to the laws currently in effect. That is not equal but something very different.

Polygamists are allowed to participate under the laws currently in effect.(unless they are gay)

Polygamy is not a sexual orientation but a social system, or one of those "lifestyle choices" we keep hearing about.
Ken

Concord, CA

#578 Jul 29, 2012
Justfacts99 wrote:
<quoted text>
There are plenty of companies that have values that would contribute to your American dream. They just don't go over the top to push their agenda to the extent Chick-Fil-A does. The religious right view excluded, the company is likely not pleased with the publicity that this episode has caused.
To the contrary, the restaurants have seen better business, even in a northern suburb of San Francisco. You see Americans value freedom of speech and thought, and don't like govt. intimidating legitimate businesses.
Liberalss had no problem with millions poured into the Obama campaign to influence an election by many in Hollywood and trial lawyers.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#579 Jul 29, 2012
lighteredknot wrote:
Being gay is a choice. Gays can't make it with members of the opposite sex.
No mainstream medical or mental health organization agrees with you. Your prejudice is irrational and scientifically unsupportable, as well as harmful.

Additionally, as a result of the irrational prejudice you were taught as a child, many young gay people try to be straight, get married to an opposite sex person, and have children. After years of trying, most eventually realize their orientation does not change.

“I beleave in reason not god”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#580 Jul 29, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Apparently not all those that say they support SSM in public actually vote for SSM in private. For example-
North Carolina
September 07, 2011
"Voters say that if the election was today they would vote against the marriage amendment by a 55/30 margin. That 55% figure opposed to the amendment closely tracks the 54% of voters who support legally recognizing gay couples."
Yet when they voted in privacy , 61% voted FOR the marriage amendment only 39% voted in support of same sex marriage.
that because if the ssm people fine out. they will herazes them to death. call them at homes at all hours. and do everything they can to shut up there opposition. because that what after pro 8. there one case in San Diego where they found she was donatener hazing at all hours she had to quilt her job and move so they could not fine her. the gay biggots really fight dirty.
Ken

Concord, CA

#581 Jul 29, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>From the ER of Orinda General Hospital, July 29, 2014
"Doctor, "Ken's" EKG is off the charts!"
"Yes, I know, I warned him about eating all that fried foods many times and....."
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
"Doctor! He's flat lining!"
"CLEAR!"
ZAAAAAPPPPPPPP
"He's gone. Time of death, uh, 8:32 AM. I have to go tell the family. What a waste, and for FRIED CHICKEN and WAFFLE FRIES. Why do they DO it?"
Actually have never eaten there as chicken is not my favorite.
Looks like you have been channeled by Dame Edna.
You go, girl! And I mean GO!
Fitz

Mount Clemens, MI

#582 Jul 29, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
I said nothing to demonize those relationships, nor do I support trying to use the law to prevent them through criminal sanctions.
I said it is something different than allowing same sex couples to participate under the laws currently in effect.
Allowing gay people equal participation does not require changing any of the rules that determine what marriage is for straight couples. Poly arrangements would require drastic and wide ranging changes to the laws currently in effect. That is not equal but something very different.
Polygamists are allowed to participate under the laws currently in effect.(unless they are gay)
Polygamy is not a sexual orientation but a social system, or one of those "lifestyle choices" we keep hearing about.
Gay marriage requires a host of changes from the presumtion of paternity, to intestate succesion, to the recognition of mutiple parentage and so forth..

Technical questions & practical issue's do not suffice as rationals for discriminating against a whole range of relationships in favor of your heternormative and arbitrary two person standard.

Just as it is with gays, polyamorists are making a case for positive Justice.

What makes your relationships so much better than theirs that yours should get recognized and they be discriminated against?

The case for gay marriage is predicated on the fact that love is the standard for affirming marriage. Lots of people in and out of the LGBT community fnd love with more than one partner, and their is no reason of justice or law that it should discriminate against this love simply because its a little more complicated to work out.

We already have laws dealing with divorce and remarriage and custody and the like. Polyamorists are indeed oriented twoards relationships that involve more than just one individual.

Polyanna

Fairburn, GA

#583 Jul 29, 2012
Can you please tell me why only the comments that DO NOT support Chick-fil-a are the ONLY ONES PRINTED? Hummmm.....
BoDog82

United States

#584 Jul 29, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>No, sexual orientation is not a choice. Ironically, much of the evidence it is not a choice comes from the failed efforts to change it.

Could you choose to be both emotionally and physically attracted on an enduring basis to someone of the same sex? Recognizing someone is attractive as you note, is not the same as wanting to share you life and your bed with them for the rest of your life. You did not choose to be straight, nor could you choose to be gay.(Unless you are bisexual)

I never said he was breaking any laws. Again, what he is trying to do is to impose his discriminatory beliefs on the entire population using the force of law. As documented previously, laws that discriminate result in harm in many ways.
There you go again!
Forcing something is breaking the law!
You rant and rave about evidence that it is not a choice..... WHERE? SHOW THE EVIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!
You are so stuck in the mud spinning your tires you actually think you are going somewhere! Look at all your post. All the same! Cathy is breaking the law, people don't choose to be gay, blah blah blah!
All kinds of folks in here have shown to you where gay is not normal, so are you suggesting being gay is a sickness? Or are you saying it is normal? Because if it is normal that goes against the laws of nature!(Much more GOD). But let's not bring God in the picture. The fact still remains it don't fit!!!!!
The anus is for evacuating the waste of your intestine. The vagina has two holes one for urinating the other for procreation! Now looking at the fact that crap is disgusting and nasty, why would you want to insert your penis in there?
Or women, the first thing lesbians do is buy a dildo! You can't screw a nut onto another nut and you can't insert a screw into another screw! It is made this way for a reason! Figure it out for yourself.
But leave the Cathy family alone if he hasn't broken any laws. He has the same rights you have. Here you are trying to cram your gay agenda down our throats ( please excuse the pun)(was not intended). Aren't those your beliefs and they way you interpret mans law? Well Cathy is going by GOD LAWS. This IS his CHOICE!

“I beleave in reason not god”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#585 Jul 29, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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I said nothing to demonize those relationships, nor do I support trying to use the law to prevent them through criminal sanctions.
I said it is something different than allowing same sex couples to participate under the laws currently in effect.
Allowing gay people equal participation does not require changing any of the rules that determine what marriage is for straight couples. Poly arrangements would require drastic and wide ranging changes to the laws currently in effect. That is not equal but something very different.
Polygamists are allowed to participate under the laws currently in effect.(unless they are gay)
Polygamy is not a sexual orientation but a social system, or one of those "lifestyle choices" we keep hearing about.
even in society where polygamy is legal 1 to 1 marriage is still the norm. it takes money to to maintain several wives. but what it does do is create an imbalance. a man with money can have multiple wives. and women may see advantage in becoming the second or third wive of a rich men. rather then the first wive of a poor man. as a result women will become 2nd class. and there will be a surplus of unattached men. when their is a surplus of unattached men it tens to lead to increase crime and homosexuality. if ssm is ever legal polygamy will follow there are already groups that are making such plans. just Google polygamy rights.

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