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Initial post: Jul 28, 2012 7:17:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 28, 2012 7:23:57 AM PDT
Ambulocetus says:
After coming out against equal rights for all human beings and the separation of Church and State, the folks over at Chick Fil-A have really dialed up the crazy: using fake Facebook profiles to cover their posteriors:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/chick-fil-a-gets-caught-pretending-to-be-a-teenage

I guess someone didn't get the memo about Satan being "a liar and the father of lies."
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john%208:44&version=KJV

And then there are grotesque partnerships which Chick Fil-A has shared with anti-gay hate groups like Focus on the Family and the American Family Association:
http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201103220005#3

Happily, there's fun to be had with all this:
http://memegenerator.net/instance/23950509?urlName=Abby-Farle&browsingOrder=Popular&browsingTimeSpan=Week

Good times!

[EDIT: More fun with Chick Fil-A: http://www.theonion.com/articles/chickfila-debuts-new-homophobic-sandwich,28888/ ]

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 7:26:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 28, 2012 7:27:20 AM PDT
Are you Turkish? Excellent spin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Cf-ZxDfZA&feature=player_embedded

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 7:30:10 AM PDT
Miri8 says:
There go my chicken wraps and the luscious milkshakes. I won't eat there again. Economic boycott (Imho) is the best and most effective form of social protest. Txs for the heads up Daniel.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 7:31:16 AM PDT
I prefer my chicken without a side order of bigotry and intolerance.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 7:38:05 AM PDT
I think its: Oh Calcutta

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 9:16:15 AM PDT
I've long known about Chik-Fil-A's conservative Christian culture, closed on Sundays, mandatory prayer meetings on Monday morning, etc... but jeez! I'm really torn here because I LOVE their sandwiches! LOL
We don't have many of them out here in CA but on the rare occasions I visit my folks in Texas I always try to go there. No more, I guess... <sigh>
And don't forget to avoid Dominoes Pizza either. The owners were big players in the Dover, PA anti-evolution ID fiasco. Boycotting them is a lot easier though because besides being anti-science, their pizza sucks.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 10:13:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 28, 2012 10:19:24 AM PDT
Mark Hubbell says:
Remember a few years ago when homosexuals pleaded for tolerance? Funny how they are unwilling to tolerate an individual or organization that holds to traditional family values.

And they call Christians hypocrites...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 10:20:08 AM PDT
Bubba says:
Domino's under Tom Monaghan also gave large sums of money to Operation Rescue. Tom Monaghan doesn't own Domino's pizza any more.

I don't understand how Dominoes Pizza stays in business with its product being as bad as it is. I miss Godfather's Pizza.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 10:36:31 AM PDT
Mark Hubbell - "Remember a few years ago when homosexuals pleaded for tolerance?"

Deciding to eat elsewhere isn't an act of bigotry. So far as I can tell, all the 'protesters' are doing is letting people know what kind of organization their money is supporting.

"And they call Christians hypocrites... "

If you approve of boycotts by Christians but not against them, then you are the hypocrite, by definition. I have no problems with social conservatives boycotting stores/companies to which they object.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 10:37:50 AM PDT
S. Kessler says:
Thank goodness I love in NYC where there is a decent, family-owned independent pizza place on virtually every corner. There are a few Dominos scattered around the boroughs. How they stay in business is a mystery to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 10:42:56 AM PDT
Why is it hypocritical for gays not to put money into the hands of people who hate their guts and actively promote organizations that want to discriminate against them? It seems like good thinking to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 10:45:54 AM PDT
Black Swan - "I've long known about Chik-Fil-A's conservative Christian culture, closed on Sundays, mandatory prayer meetings on Monday morning, etc"

Growing up in the south, I knew about that stuff too, or at least the 'closed on Sundays' bit. However, I was fine eating there until they came out explicitly against gay marriage. It's one thing for me to sort of infer that your beliefs might be such-and-such, but if you go to the trouble to clarify the issue, I can't really pretend otherwise anymore. I do believe that people are entitled to believe whatever they want. But advocacy and such are actions, not beliefs, and I don't want my money funding active efforts to deny basic rights to people near and dear to me. So, sadly, no more of their sandwiches for me.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 11:09:35 AM PDT
I have never eaten at Chick-fil-a and after this likely never will. How they made a fortune out of selling greasy chicken sandwiches baffles me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:11:20 AM PDT
G. Garner says:
The whole issue of gay marriage-or pretty much gay ANYTHING-is manufactured. The Liberals won the battles that mattered-they improved the plight of women, of blacks, of the working class. These things needed to be done. But they have been pretty well lost ever since.

So...........they concoct stuff to fight about. This is the most glaring example. There has never been any war against homosexuality. Christians label it as a sin, but they label lots and lots of other things as sin, as well.

I don't hear all this whining from those who frequent casinos, or those who love pornography, or the alcoholics, or the gluttons, or the habitually dishonest. Christians, by definition, believe EVERYBODY is a sinner. There is no reason for them to amend that.

The simple fact is, a gay man who obeys the law, works hard, and is the recipient of just a tiny bit of luck-pretty much the same formula as everybody else-can expect to have a perfectly good and peaceful life in this country. The whining is utterly ludicrous. Modern gay people do not know what oppression is.

But it gives the Left what it wants.........an issue that will offend the traditional white vote.

The manufactured frenzy over this is very revealing. In practical terms, it is a non-issue, altogether. All this talk about human rights and equality is absurdly misplaced.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:12:04 AM PDT
Bubba says:
There is a small chain of pizza places here called Mellow Mushroom that makes decent pizza, but no family owned pizza places here. Atlanta probably has some decent, family-owned independent pizza places, but nothing close to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:20:26 AM PDT
Mr. Krinkle says:
Mark Hubbell says:
Remember a few years ago when homosexuals pleaded for tolerance? Funny how they are unwilling to tolerate an individual or organization that holds to traditional family values.

K: Translation:

Remember how homosexuals plead for tolerance? Funny how they are intolerant of intolerance.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:22:43 AM PDT
Irish Lace says:
"Remember a few years ago when homosexuals pleaded for tolerance? Funny how they are unwilling to tolerate an individual or organization that holds to traditional family values. "

What garbage. "Traditional" family values, my arse. When Christians stop divorcing one another, then you might have a sort of a leg to stand on without being complete hypocrites. Anyone may "hold to" anything they want, but as long as that means they dictate their particular version of morality upon others, what possible obligation do others have to "tolerate" it?

You only call upon their tolerance because you're in the majority.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:23:38 AM PDT
Irish Lace says:
"I don't understand how Dominoes Pizza stays in business with its product being as bad as it is."

For the same reason McDonalds or Taco Bell or Pizza Hut stay in business - their patrons no longer know what good food tastes like.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:27:19 AM PDT
G. Garner says:
What intolerance? Gay people can live, go to school, work, pursue a career, socialize, focus on hobbies, enjoy entertainment, engage in activities of virtually any sort.

Yeah, it's a tough life. Sure, sometimes they get harassed in the locker room, but that can happen to virtually anybody.

This widespread, cultural intolerance simply does not exist, and never has. Let a gay man go to work, do well, and he'll have free rein to do what he likes in his private life. Nobody cares. The only true negative reaction most of us have to homosexuality is distaste. And so long as we don't actually see it, that does not apply.(most of us don't want to watch straight couples fornicate in public, either).

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:31:08 AM PDT
Irish Lace says:
"I've long known about Chik-Fil-A's conservative Christian culture, closed on Sundays, mandatory prayer meetings on Monday morning, etc...'

There is a large, local appliance store in St. Louis that is family owned by a seriously Catholic family. The owner has for years (long before the rise of the radical Christian crazy fringe and mega-churches) regularly aired commercials stating, "We're closed on Sundays because that the day the Lord has set aside for us to worship with our families. We hope you will shop with us the other 6 days of the week." I do shop there when I need an appliance because I genuinely admire his honesty and LACK of hypocrisy. (I rarely buy because his prices are too high :~D)

The ChickFilA owner is entitled to his beliefs. I am under no obligation to go near his stores and I won't. I don't think that makes me a hypocrite.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:32:46 AM PDT
G. Garner: Yeah, it's a tough life.

Rachel: That tough life extends to their partners. When Sally Ride passed away this month, it came to light that not only was she a lesbian, but her partner was ineligible for her death benefits due to DOMA. That doesn't happen to virtually anybody, it happens to homosexuals because of legalized discrimination.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:34:10 AM PDT
Irish Lace says:
"There has never been any war against homosexuality. "

Holy clueless, Batman! What bubble do YOU live in!

"The manufactured frenzy over this is very revealing. In practical terms, it is a non-issue, altogether. All this talk about human rights and equality is absurdly misplaced. "

Let me guess... you're a straight, white, Christian male, aren't you?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:35:45 AM PDT
Mr. Krinkle says:
You must be joking? Please, tell me you are joking.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:44:57 AM PDT
G. Garner says:
Joking? Why? Because I state an opinion that is based upon my own thought and observation, rather than upon a desire to fit into a social clique?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2012 11:50:58 AM PDT
Mr. Krinkle says:
No, because you state an opinion that is so far from historical and present reality.
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