Did the Chick-fil-A Boycott Backfire?

Aug 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

After thousands of people turned out to support Chick-fil-A and marriage equality on the Mike Huckabee created Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, many media outlets are calling the boycott on the fast-food chain a failure.

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lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#27 Aug 6, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Obama uses his International Star Power
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so true, he is 'one' of 'you' you know.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#28 Aug 6, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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The anti-Christian, anti-patriot agenda has taken a beating and we are only getting started.
You had the leftist audacity to think that you would silence Chick-fil-a but in reality you made them richer and read they plan to soon sell frozen in supermarkets and I dare you to utter a gay peep about that, they will sell off the shelves.
You have not even tasted the political wrath of the sleeping giant you have awaken.
Why didn't YOU donate some Chick-sill-A to food banks or inner city schools or homeless shelters? If you had, you would have accomplished two things, you would have shown incredible Christian charity and shown everyone that you are a fine generous spirit and made even me admire your motives and your backing Chick-sill-A. It actually would have stopped the rhetoric and boycotts, showing how noble your goals were.

Instead, you greedily shoved it down yourself, ignoring the basic tenants of your own Bible.

Proverbs 22:9
"A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor."

Luke 14:13-14
"But when you give a banquet, invite the poor..and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."

You did NEITHER for, sure if you did, you would have been crowing about it now. You didn't even think of it, did you? Admit it, if not to me, then to yourself.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#29 Aug 6, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Hey Queer Curteese, I'm not a Christian and neither are you so play that card somewhere else Fa&&ot.
Who cares? I'm Jewish redneck, I'm sure you hate that also.

Is there ANYONE who comes up to yours scary standards? Honestly, does ANYONE meet your approval?
Hooper

Vestal, NY

#33 Aug 6, 2012
A failure? I should say not. It was a roaring success for Chick-Fil-A, Christians, and conservatives in general. I think it woke up a lot of people about just how nasty the gays are, especially against Christians. Yes, indeed, we are galvanized. Oh, he meant failure for the gay side? Well, I should say so. But, it just goes to show that evil cannot win indefinitely.
Hooper

Vestal, NY

#35 Aug 6, 2012
Brian wrote:
The boycott was a failure because they all are. Remember 1 million moms boycott of JCPenney?
Also, most Chick Fil A's are in southern redneck states where people probably don't even accept that blacks have rights yet.
Go figure.
The JCPenney boycott was not effective? Then why has Penney's stock dropped by HALF since the boycott? Check it out.

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#36 Aug 6, 2012
"He who laughs last, laughs best."

All this tempest in a teapot over Chick-Fil-A will ultimately prove to meaningless. In the end (and sooner rather than later) same marriage is going to be the law of the land because legal precedence and the Constitution demand it.

In the meantime, my fiance and I are planning to get married in New York next spring, and spend our money in a state where it will be appreciated, knowing that the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution will eventually be used to force our home state to legally recognize our marriage (that's already happened in a test case involving Oklahoma and a same sex adoption performed in another state).

And so I could care less who is eating waffle fries and who isn't. That's not really the issue. It's not really even "an" issue, at least for me. But if it keeps Mike Huckabee & Friends busy while I'm taking care of the things that really matter in the long run, good enough.

I'll be back later to laugh loudest, longest, and best.
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#37 Aug 6, 2012
It's very simple. You should never put human rights up for a vote. It has failed in the past and could probably fail again.. Blacks would still be riding at the back of the bus and women would still be denied the right to vote if it were up to an ignorant, superstitious, deeply prejudiced mob.. IT'S NOT A BEAUTY CONTEST.. And it's being treated as one just for the pleasure of the more despicable part of humanity.. The sane part of America is trying to fight these outrages.. Let it not be said that a great country will end up hanging back with the brutes..
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#38 Aug 6, 2012
Hooper wrote:
A failure? I should say not. It was a roaring success for Chick-Fil-A, Christians, and conservatives in general. I think it woke up a lot of people about just how nasty the gays are, especially against Christians. Yes, indeed, we are galvanized. Oh, he meant failure for the gay side? Well, I should say so. But, it just goes to show that evil cannot win indefinitely.
They're neither Christians nor Conservatives; only a pitiful, sensation-seeking tribe of primitives.. Of course, YOU wouldn't notice..

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#39 Aug 6, 2012
david traversa wrote:
It's very simple. You should never put human rights up for a vote. It has failed in the past and could probably fail again.. Blacks would still be riding at the back of the bus and women would still be denied the right to vote if it were up to an ignorant, superstitious, deeply prejudiced mob.. IT'S NOT A BEAUTY CONTEST.. And it's being treated as one just for the pleasure of the more despicable part of humanity.. The sane part of America is trying to fight these outrages.. Let it not be said that a great country will end up hanging back with the brutes..
Well said, David. But what many people don't seem to understand is that in America, our Constitution guarantees that the rights of any minority may not be subjected to a vote of the majority. That basic bit of Constitutional law has been affirmed in any number of cases sent to the Supreme Court, including Loving v. Virginia and Lawrence v. Texas. That's why I'm able to state with certainty that the Supreme Court will eventually strike down DOMA, as well as all existing state laws defining marriage between a man and a woman. That's how the remaining laws against interracial marriage and sodomy were summarily struck down across the country in the past.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#40 Aug 6, 2012
It was a tremendous success, regardless of your beliefs. It brought to light just how far the progressive left will go to stop anyone who might disagree with them. Donít believe in what your progressive mayor does and they will try to ruin your business. Who's next?

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#41 Aug 6, 2012
RustyS wrote:
It was a tremendous success, regardless of your beliefs. It brought to light just how far the progressive left will go to stop anyone who might disagree with them. Donít believe in what your progressive mayor does and they will try to ruin your business. Who's next?
I'm glad you consider it successful. And by all means, keep on eating at Chick-Fil-A ... have every meal there it makes you feel better and more empowered. And while you're at it, boycott Amazon and J. C. Penny and all the other companies who support marriage equality. Whatever floats your boat ...

As I said before, it matters not one whit to me because it will not affect the outcome of the legality of same sex marriage in this country.

One correction, though: you mistakenly referred to "my beliefs". You may have beliefs, and you're welcome to them. But I have knowledge. I know the Constitution, I know the law, I know history, and so I know how this is issue is going to be resolved. That's all I care about.

Have a nice day.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#42 Aug 6, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Death threat
bye bye

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#43 Aug 6, 2012
Hooper wrote:
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The JCPenney boycott was not effective? Then why has Penney's stock dropped by HALF since the boycott? Check it out.
Yet YOU were the ones shedding bitter teats, boo hooing about how your precious chicken joint might be hurt by boycott, yet you are boycotting and gloating about another old business being in trouble. Hypocrite much?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#44 Aug 6, 2012
bitter TEARS, but knowing your kind, I am sure your women DO have bitter teats.

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#45 Aug 7, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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The anti-Christian, anti-patriot agenda has taken a beating and we are only getting started.
You had the leftist audacity to think that you would silence Chick-fil-a but in reality you made them richer and read they plan to soon sell frozen in supermarkets and I dare you to utter a gay peep about that, they will sell off the shelves.
You have not even tasted the political wrath of the sleeping giant you have awaken.
Sure we have - did you forgot "AIDS? What's AIDS? Reagan" "What's a gay person? Bush 1", "No Condoms! Bush 2"

We've suffered PLENTY of political wrath at the hands of uber-Christian, Right-wing, "conservatives".

How many Christians DIED because of the anti-gay policies of these 3 Presidents? A lot of gay folks DIED. A lot more have been beaten and abused. Kids have taken their own lives rather than suffer the abuse of you right-wing gay-hating "Christians".

You should in no way be proud of all the harm you and your ilk have done to this country and selected citizens who you have single-handedly determined aren't worthy of respect.

You are shameful and you act shamefully.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#46 Aug 7, 2012
People need to keep in mind that not everyone was there that day to boycott gays, same-sex marriage, or denial of freedom of speech (I have yet to see how their freedom of speech and religion was violated by a boycott from gays). Some people were there because of curiosity just like when people slow down when there is a wreck on the highway and everyone wants to see what is going on and then causing traffic to back up. Bigots like to create the illusion that there is more of them than the other side of the issue or those who are neutral.

To those who keep bragging about how they outnumbered the gays protesting there of course they did. Gays are a minority. Of course they are going to be outnumbered when there are more straight people in the world (I also believe there are more bisexual people (men and women) in the world than gay people). Many would like you to believe that all straights are against same-sex marriage but that is not the case and many could care less who marries who. People who are secure in their own sexuality and marriage aren't going to be concerned about what two men or two women are doing together. I don't see how me marrying another man does anything to anyone else's marriage. I'm not responsible for the marriages of other individuals only my own if and when I marry. I don't want to get married in a church, I'd like to be married in the courthouse. I want a civil marriage, not a religious marriage. I'm all for churches allowing what they want in their own churches and that is already protected in the U.S. Constitution.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#47 Aug 7, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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You nasty A$$ perverted Queers aren't any better than a common criminal. Actually I'd trust a common criminal before trusting you Fa&&ots, especially with children. That's Right Queer. LMFAO
Are you a criminal? You seem to admire them. Maybe you missed the news back in 2003 but sodomy laws were struck down. It's no longer a crime to be gay in this country. You may also want to know that most pedophiles are straight and identify as straight and I believe the higher number of victims are female. Males have been molested by many heterosexual pedophiles. The majority of gay people are not pedophiles.
Ruby Dawson

Mexia, TX

#53 Aug 7, 2012
Yes, it backfired. Americans are ready to support companies that have a spine and practice the American way of free speech and standing up for what they believe in. We've almost lost that in our country.
Brian

Houston, TX

#54 Aug 7, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Hey Queer Curteese, I'm not a Christian and neither are you so play that card somewhere else Fa&&ot.
I think you spelled your name wrong. Shouldn't it be NoIQ

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#59 Aug 7, 2012
I love Chick-Fil-A and don't give a shit about queers one way or the other.

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