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

Jul 20, 2012 Full story: Examiner.com 988

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

#643 Jul 30, 2012
BoDog82 wrote:
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So I guess all these years we have all been just hoodwinked in thinking that parents should be a man and woman. Wow! Who would have thought that?
I have known two different sets of kids being raised by ssm. In both cases the children were embarresed of their parents and would not mention the parents on their on. Two of the three children (one from each,) were in theropy for manic depression and attention deficit.
Now I'm not a psychologist, but this don't look good.
Now this is fact!
And I can tell you stories of thousands of kids who had straight parents, and were in therapy for different reasons including being emotionally and/or physically abused by their parents. They too were embarrassed by their parents, as most teens tend to be. I can also tell you about both gay and straight kids who had gay foster and adoptive parents and were happy to have parents who loved and cared for them.

Same sex couples have been raising children throughout history. Remember, many women died during childbirth, and parents died from flu, plague, wars, etc. It was common for other family members or community members to take over the care of the children. Gay people raising kids is nothing new.

"The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies." (American Anthropological Association)

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#644 Jul 30, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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"I mind my own business and do NOT tell others what they can and cannot do."
Wrong.
You and your ilk want to impose your will on the world and scream when we patriots rise up.
You hate the sacrament of marriage and hate the Church but most of all you hate patriots.
More irrational hate and fear mongering, unsupported and unsupportable.

If gay people hated marriage, why would so many want to participate? Why are there so many gay Christians? Why are there so many gay people in the military and the various branches of law enforcement, including prosecutors?

Calling yourself a patriot does not excuse you from following the constitution, which requires equal rights for all persons. It is you who wants to impose your irrational prejudice on the world using the force of law. Gay people are simply seeking the legal rights you already enjoy. Harming others through denial of equal rights does not make you a Christian or a patriot. It is evidence you are neither.
TheTroll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#645 Jul 30, 2012
lighteredknot wrote:
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The gay lifestyle is a choice,
Sez who? Fred Phelps? Paul Cameron? The Ayatollah of Iran? LOLAY!
lighteredknot wrote:
Your perverted lifestyle has caused the deaths of many by spreading AIDS....
...or not, since lesbians have the world's lowest AIDS infection rate among all classes of people. Guess that means they're the chosen ones!
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#646 Jul 30, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
<quoted text>
"I mind my own business and do NOT tell others what they can and cannot do."
Wrong.
You and your ilk want to impose your will on the world and scream when we patriots rise up.
You hate the sacrament of marriage and hate the Church but most of all you hate patriots.
You are NOT a patriot, silly girl. You are a fascist. You are opposed to everything America stands for: Freedom, Liberty and Justice.

Yeah, gay people hate marriage, that's why they want to participate in it.

Gay people don't hate the church, we hate the people in them preaching LIES and the congregants too stupid to know any better.

Yeah, gay people hate patriots, that's why we fought to have DADT overturned.

As stupid as you are, I'm surprised you remember to breathe.
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#647 Jul 30, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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Lilith couldn't be more of a lib if she tried.
Sarah Palin couldn't be more of a half-wit if she tried.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#648 Jul 30, 2012
lighteredknot wrote:
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The gay lifestyle is a choice, you will never convince us your alternate sexual use of the male anal opening by a member of the same sex is an example of normality. Your perverted lifestyle has caused the deaths of many by spreading AIDS.
well, if it's a choice----try to be gay for a day. It's not that you won't but you can't!

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#649 Jul 30, 2012
lighteredknot wrote:
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The gay lifestyle is a choice, you will never convince us your alternate sexual use of the male anal opening by a member of the same sex is an example of normality. Your perverted lifestyle has caused the deaths of many by spreading AIDS.
There is no single "gay lifestyle". Gay people represent all categories of humans, and lead all of those various lifestyles you know of, including celibacy, monogamous marriage, and being parents. While various lifestyles are a choice, sexual orientation is not.

Having unprotected, high risk sex with an infected person is what spreads HIV. Straight people do the same thing, but in higher numbers. Your prejudice is irrational as well as harmful. You provide no scientific justification nor legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of equal legal rights.

But since you won't accept the findings of every mainstream medical and mental health organization in the country, attempts at rational dialog are useless.

"Prejudice, we are beginning to understand, rises not from malice or hostile animus alone. It may result as well from insensitivity caused by simple want of careful, rational reflection or from some instinctive mechanism to guard against people who appear to be different in some respects from ourselves."

"Conclusion: DOMA, as it relates to Golinski's case, "violates her right to equal protection of the law under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution"
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#650 Jul 30, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
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Sarah Palin couldn't be more of a half-wit if she tried.
I put her and Michelle in the same boat!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#652 Jul 30, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
<quoted text>
"I mind my own business and do NOT tell others what they can and cannot do."
Wrong.
You and your ilk want to impose your will on the world and scream when we patriots rise up.
You hate the sacrament of marriage and hate the Church but most of all you hate patriots.
July 29, 2012 Fox News:

Former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks Sarah Palin lost the election for John McCain. Though he admitted he personally liked her, he thought her "unprepared for the office" and "not properly vetted".
River Veteran

Roswell, GA

#653 Jul 30, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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We can argue all day about the percentage of gay people but even most of the anti-gay groups place the number at well over 1%. Many use 4%, while other studies find closer to 10% when you include bisexual people in same sex relationships. Yet as a result of the remaining stigma about being a gay person, it is impossible to know, as many lie about it, even in anonymous surveys.
Many gay men and women feel pressured into straight marriages when they are young, and many children result. Many of my friends have children from failed heterosexual marriages. Others adopt, or have children through assistance. Whether biologically related or not, many know the feeling of being a parent.
Sanctity of marriage? There is no legal requirement to have your marriage sanctified. While many gay marriages are performed in churches by religious leaders, many straight marriages have no religious connection. Was Brittany's 48 hour marriage sanctified? Atheists get married every day, and you can get married by an Elvis impersonator in Vegas. "Sanctity of marriage" is a catch phrase intended to stir emotions that has no basis in reality when it comes to the requirements of getting a marriage license.
Hate and intolerance... Remember it is Cathy who refuses to treat others the way he wants to be treated. Gay people are not trying to use the law to deny equal rights to him. He is trying to use the law to harm gay people through denial of equal rights. The intolerance is coming from him (and the groups he supports). We are simply fighting back, trying to get equal treatment under the law, as required by the constitution.
Most of us do not want to shut down Chick. We simply want them to stop using their profits to harm other Americans through denial of equal rights. They can choose to spend millions harming others as they do now, or they can choose to put those dollars to work in other areas that help people rather than harm them. Or they could put that money into the paychecks of their employees... the ones who actually provided the service and generated the money through work.
No...the 1% IS CORRECT. You can try and twist the numbers and throw in the 'people that don't admit', etc....still doesn't fly!

Bisexual men.....they aren't in my opinion. Either you sukdik or you don't! If you do....you're gay.

Cathy hasn't REFUSED to treat anyone differently. He employes gay people (there are two that work at the Chicfila by my house)and he serves them like everyone else. When you walk into a chicfila....a gay person gets treated the same as a straight person...they don't ask your sexual preference when you make an order. Cathy has stated his opinion and belief. So...he gives money to organizations that are Pro-marriage....it's his money and his RIGHT. Don't visit his establishments and he won't have the money to give to the organizations.

If a conservative doesn't like a restaurant for going all out for gays......they just won't patronize the establishment. If a liberal doesn't like a restaurant for...what ever reason, they try everything to demonize it and shut it down. Do you see the disconnect?

Trying to FORCE something that is unnatural down the throats of the marjority of the population won't work.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#655 Jul 30, 2012
TheTroll Stopper wrote:
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Sez who? Fred Phelps? Paul Cameron? The Ayatollah of Iran? LOLAY!
<quoted text>
...or not, since lesbians have the world's lowest AIDS infection rate among all classes of people. Guess that means they're the chosen ones!
Lesbians and bisexual women have a higher rate of obesity, smoking, and stress.

-heavy drinking and drug abuse appear to be more common among lesbians (especially young women) than heterosexual women. Lesbian and bisexual women are also more likely to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana in moderation than other women are. Bisexual women are the most likely to have injected drugs, putting them at a higher risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Bacterial vaginosis (vaj-uh-NOH-suhs)(BV). BV is more common in lesbian and bisexual women than in other women. The reason for this is unknown. BV often occurs in both members of lesbian couples.
http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publ...
River Veteran

Roswell, GA

#656 Jul 30, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>well, if it's a choice----try to be gay for a day. It's not that you won't but you can't!
For gay people....it's NOT a choice. Just like a child with Down Syndrome....not a choice. Like anyone with an abnormality or defect....not a choice.

Bisexual men.......CHOICE. Perverted in my opinion. If you say you like women but suk the occasional dik....you're GAY..not bisexual but GAY!

If a woman is attracted to another woman....gay. If a woman is bisexual....she just likes sex....perverted.
TheTroll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#657 Jul 30, 2012
River Veteran wrote:
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No...the 1% IS CORRECT.
Prove it, bigot boy.
River Veteran

Roswell, GA

#658 Jul 30, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>July 29, 2012 Fox News:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks Sarah Palin lost the election for John McCain. Though he admitted he personally liked her, he thought her "unprepared for the office" and "not properly vetted".
Wow....Palin and Obama were unprepared and not properly vetted. Seems BOTH parties need to get their acts together.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#659 Jul 30, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>July 29, 2012 Fox News:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks Sarah Palin lost the election for John McCain. Though he admitted he personally liked her, he thought her "unprepared for the office" and "not properly vetted".
Heck, Obama wasn't prepared for the office either but he got elected.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#660 Jul 30, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
<quoted text>
"I mind my own business and do NOT tell others what they can and cannot do."
Wrong.
You and your ilk want to impose your will on the world and scream when we patriots rise up.
You hate the sacrament of marriage and hate the Church but most of all you hate patriots.
I hate patriots, huh? Just what is YOUR description of a patriot? I support our troops, I used to volunteer as a phone counselor for troubled Vietnam Vets when I was much younger. I support the constitution and am a deep capitalist. I wish the capital gains laws had been in effect when my parents passed away. I would have been a lot more wealthy today, alas. I pay my taxes without grumbling, not much. I thank Veterans constantly for their service and sacrifice, no matter whom they sleep with, I think all law abiding citizens should be afforded proper respect and freedoms.

Hon, it is you who would gladly take away my liberty and toss me into jail if you could. Or, worse. I have seen some on these boards who admire the horrible activities in Africa or Iran dealing with gay people. I think in your secret heart you agree with them and that makes me really sad.

Didn't you ever have a gay pal in high school or college? Didn't you have a gay pal who took you dancing when you didn't have a date, or go shopping with you? Or, take your phone calls when you were blue? too bad. I had more girl friends in high school and college and grad school than any straight guy. of course they were girl FRIENDS, not girl friends.
TheTroll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#661 Jul 30, 2012
River Veteran wrote:
Trying to FORCE something that is unnatural yap yap yap blah blah blah...
The American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Social Workers all agree that there is nothing whatsoever that is "unnatural" about homosexuality, that it isn't inherently harmful and that it can't be changed.

I'll gladly take their scientifically-proven, peer-reviewed word for it over the word of a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Neanderthal bigot like you any old day of the week.
TheTroll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#662 Jul 30, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Lesbians and bisexual women have a higher rate of obesity, smoking, and stress.
Well, if ignorant bigots like you didn't keep discriminating against them and supporting legislation that keeps them as second-class citizens, perhaps they wouldn't be under the kind of stress that causes such problems. Think about it.

I notice also that you had nothing whatsoever to say in response to the first thing I said in that post you responded to. Guess you've decided to concede my point. Smart move on your part, bigot boy.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#663 Jul 30, 2012
TheTroll Stopper wrote:
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Well, if ignorant bigots like you didn't keep discriminating against them and supporting legislation that keeps them as second-class citizens, perhaps they wouldn't be under the kind of stress that causes such problems. Think about it.
I notice also that you had nothing whatsoever to say in response to the first thing I said in that post you responded to. Guess you've decided to concede my point. Smart move on your part, bigot boy.
Ah, the "I am the poor victim" argument . "Stop picking on me, it makes me so fat. Pass the potato chips and dip, please"

Not sure what the rest of your babble was about so perhaps you can be a bit more specific, flamer man.
BoDog82

United States

#664 Jul 30, 2012
TheTroll Stopper wrote:
<quoted text>The American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Social Workers all agree that there is nothing whatsoever that is "unnatural" about homosexuality, that it isn't inherently harmful and that it can't be changed.

I'll gladly take their scientifically-proven, peer-reviewed word for it over the word of a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Neanderthal bigot like you any old day of the week.
Lol! how gullible are you?
What do you think all these organizations have in common?
They are all in it for the money!!!! It would not benefit them from saying it is unnatural because of the psycho help and the Rx that comes in from this and other made up garbage!
How many kids are ADHD today? How many adults take Prozac? How much medicine do you have in your cabinet?
By saying this without any scientific evidence to back it up is just ludacris!
What causes someone to be homosexual? Is there a gene? Maybe it's heredity? What's your guess? Might as well take a stab at it all those organizations did.
What is natural about sticking your penis in crap? Or how about sticking your tongue in a vagina, or worse, licking a hairy butt?
Oh I know heterosexual folks do this too, but I ask what is natural about it. This is not what it was designed for. If hetros are doing this as well they need to stop also! That's nasty!

Now you said it is scientifically proven. Show that study! I don't mean hypothetical studies either. I mean hardcore, soundproof, and in your case foolproof, evidence.

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