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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:35 PM

Chick fil a facts

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Did you enjoy your fried chicken sandwich today? Did you know that Chick-fil-A supports The Family Research Council, which spent $25,000 to lobby congress in support of the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda. Yep. It's not just chicken and one man's right to say nasty things about gays getting married. It's about corporations who help support the murder of people for being gay.

The Kill the Gays bill seeks to institute a death penalty for gays. Why would any Christian want to be a part of this?






http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/06/christian-love-family-research-council.html

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Reply Chick fil a facts (Original post)
Texasgal Aug 2012 OP
patrice Aug 2012 #1
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #2
tomm2thumbs Aug 2012 #9
Bobc1956 Aug 2012 #28
DURHAM D Aug 2012 #29
xchrom Aug 2012 #3
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #4
12ZTR Aug 2012 #5
bemused Aug 2012 #20
sufrommich Aug 2012 #21
Son of Gob Aug 2012 #22
yewberry Aug 2012 #24
seabeyond Aug 2012 #27
sufrommich Aug 2012 #30
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #32
Marrah_G Aug 2012 #38
HillWilliam Aug 2012 #39
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #41
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #6
IcyPeas Aug 2012 #11
southmost Aug 2012 #7
Texasgal Aug 2012 #8
FBaggins Aug 2012 #10
Texasgal Aug 2012 #12
FBaggins Aug 2012 #13
Texasgal Aug 2012 #14
Igel Aug 2012 #37
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #15
Faygo Kid Aug 2012 #16
Initech Aug 2012 #18
beyurslf Aug 2012 #17
EmeraldCityGrl Aug 2012 #19
Egalitariat Aug 2012 #23
uppityperson Aug 2012 #26
Texasgal Aug 2012 #31
Egalitariat Aug 2012 #33
Texasgal Aug 2012 #34
ElbarDee Aug 2012 #35
Historyprof77132 Aug 2012 #25
young_at_heart Aug 2012 #36
mama-repub Aug 2012 #40
just1voice Aug 2012 #42

Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:37 PM

1. Some mighty f-ing BIG GOVERNMENT there when it can KILL you for your sexual identity!!! nt

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. Fuck Chick-fil-A-Holes.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:14 PM

9. duzy

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Response to Bobc1956 (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:30 PM

29. One and done.

see ya

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:39 PM

3. Du rec. Nt

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:49 PM

4. Chick-Fil-A's Charitable Arm Gave Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2010

Chick-Fil-A's Charitable Arm Gave Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2010

WinShape Is Chick-Fil-A's Charitable Arm. The WinShape Foundation is Chick-fil-A's charitable arm, created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy in 1984. WinShape has received a substantial amount of funding from Chick-fil-A: in 2010 alone, WinShape received $8,067,161 from Chick-fil-A Inc.

WinShape Gave Over $1.9 Million To Anti-Gay Groups. In 2010, WinShape donated $1,974,380 to a number of anti-gay groups:

Marriage & Family Foundation: $1,188,380
Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
National Christian Foundation: $247,500
New Mexico Christian Foundation: $54,000
Exodus International: $1,000
Family Research Council: $1,000
Georgia Family Council: $2,500

http://equalitymatters.org/factcheck/201207020001

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:00 PM

5. I'll say it again.

 

Boycott everything Republican.

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Response to 12ZTR (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:43 PM

20. why

 

So much for free speech. The man is using his money to support his beliefs.

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Response to bemused (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:51 PM

21. "So much for free speech"

What do you mean? Who's arguing that he should be arrested? The KKK used their money to support their beliefs too, what's your point?

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Response to bemused (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:55 PM

22. Boycotting bigoted companies is also exercising our right to free speech

Take that info back to your cave and tell your buddies.

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Response to bemused (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:08 PM

24. Yes, he is. And we are using our money to support ours.

If money is speech, he gets his free speech, and we get ours. Same deal.

Where's your problem with this?

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Response to bemused (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:27 PM

27. bah hahaha. totally contradictive while being a hypocrite. he uses his money for beliefs

but, you have issue with those that do the same, if it counters and argue it is stopping his free speech, by stopping ours. what a fuckin hoot.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:33 PM

30. Bemused has left the building (although he/she

seems to be making another appearence in this thread). See Bobc1956

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:43 PM

32. They are both gone...

rookies!

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Response to bemused (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:21 AM

38. No one is taking away his right to free speech

But speech has consequences. If you own a business that relies on the public's willingness to buy your crap, perhaps spouting your hatred of a large group of Americans to an even larger group of American that support them, is a bad business decision.

When he is arrested or penalized by the government for what he is saying, THEN you can complain about free speech.

Until that day.....it's just capitalism! Free market and all that!

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Response to bemused (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:24 PM

39. When at least four of those entities are known and listed hate groups

Chick-Fil-A's participation ceases to be "free speech" and crosses the line into supporting acts of terror.

Nuff said.

Enjoy your (short) stay.

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Response to bemused (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:29 PM

41. Did you read about killing people?

Is that free speech? Really?

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:00 PM

6. Groups and individuals supporting Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day:

COMPANY FACTS
Chick-fil-A is a family owned and operated company.
It has 1,615 stores in 39 states
2011 sales were $4.1 billion.

Groups and individuals supporting Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

• International Christian Concern, charity foundation
• Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink
• Wisconsin Family Action
• George Faught, OK Congressional candidate
• Rick Santorum, former US Senator from PA, and his Patriot Voices organization
• Rich Hudson, NC Congressional candidate
• Citizens United
• Wallbuilders, an evangelical Christian American history education organization
• Rep. Mick Mulvaney, SC 5th District , US Congress (R)
• Liberty Counsel, legal advocacy organization dedicated to religious freedom
• Project 21 – Conservative public policy group of African-Americans
• Denison Forum on Truth and Culture – Evangelical outreach of Dallas pastor Jim Denison
• Bob Vander Plaatz and The Family Leader, former IA gov candidate
• Concerned Women of America, nation’s largest women’s advocacy group
• Dave Weldon, former Congressman and candidate for US Senate from FL
• Family Research Council
• Rep Jeff Duncan, SC 3rd District, US Congress (R)
• CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education
• Dan Patrick, TX State Senator
• Rev. Billy Graham
• First Baptist Church of Dallas, Rev. Robert Jeffress
• Sarah Palin, former AK gov and former VP nominee

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/01/chick-fil-appreciation-day-brings-out-supporters-more-protestors/#ixzz22LHCgs3Q

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:05 PM

7. why is there a half mile line of cars at chicfila?

What's all the buzz about today?

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Response to southmost (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:09 PM

8. it's chick fil a appreciation day.

apparently hate is good for lunch.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:21 PM

10. Plenty to complain about without making stuff up.

The story was corrected over two years ago. Nobody lobbied in favor of the legislation (and the vote was overwhelming)... They lobbied to remove "whereas" language that claimed that lgbt rights were universally accepted around the world.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:43 PM

12. I may be guilty of spreading

an non fact. Please give me a link to correct myself?

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:01 PM

13. Here's what I found

http://www.queerty.com/frc-didnt-lobby-congress-to-nix-uganda-resolution-just-to-make-sure-it-included-hateful-rhetoric-20100607/

We can fairly question what "factual" changes they wanted to make, but it would be a huge reach to try to claim that they were lobbying congress to NOT condemn the law itself.

But it's not your fault... that's the kind of thing you find on facebook, right?

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:04 PM

14. Yes, and it came from a good source too.

I certainly do not want to be known as someone who spreads false info.

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:25 AM

37. Another decent link

http://www.scribd.com/doc/32526785/frclobbyingreport

It contains the entirety of that particular lobbying report.

A lot of the bills were gay-related. A few were HCERA related (that would be the financial side of the PPACA). Some involved gambling.

The source you linked to screamed "there's something wrong". The "report" is in three pieces, and given how long it is it should have been on one page. Why scan 3 different image files for one page?

Turns out the report's 20 pages long, and these are bits from it put together to look like one page. Even without knowing why they lobbied for this one resolution, you'd have to suspect that the amount of lobbying for it was small. (And more was probably spent on other activities.)

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:08 PM

15. American Taliban.

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:11 PM

16. +1

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:35 PM

18. Sometimes our religious fundamentalists are no better than the ones we're fighting.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:26 PM

17. Thank you for posting this.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:39 PM

19. someone shove a mic in Dick Cheney's face next time he has the

balls to show up on one of those interviews and ask him if he supports
Chick Shit and let's hear what he has to say now that he has a grandchild
from his lesbian daughter and her wife. I'm so sick of these hypocrites

It's only gonna get worse. With droughts due to climate change, the economy
and job problems due to an inept congress, people are gonna cling tighter and
tighter to their god and their guns. I look at these people in line on the news
and their all just about the same color, same age range. I can't wait for this
self absorbed generation to age and disappear off the planet even though it's
the same as mine.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:59 PM

23. You paid taxes to a government that used drones to kill innocent people. Which is worse?

 

Both statements can probably be proven "factual". But neither represents what a normal person would call truth.

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Response to Egalitariat (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:11 PM

26. I can chose to not spend money at a restaurant that donates millions to anti-gay fights

Why does there have to be the "which is worse" thing about this? You approve of giving money to companies that donate heavily to anti-gay legislation. I don't.

I don't approve of my tax dollars being spent on a lot of things, but must pay my taxes or be fined. I can easily chose to not give money to anti-gay legislation supporters.

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Response to Egalitariat (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:33 PM

31. Are you serious?

REALLY?

So in your mind I should not boycott anything?

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:58 PM

33. I think you posted under the wrong post. I have no opinion on what you choose to boycott.

 

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Response to Egalitariat (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:12 PM

34. No, it wasn't the wrong post.

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Response to Egalitariat (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:44 PM

35. And it is our duty to protest

the actions of anyone or anything that is evil.

I am against the murder by Americans of innocent Peoples by remote control, by bombs, rifles, mines, bayonets, swords, sticks, stones, and by bigotry in action, thought or deed.

WE MUST take a stand for good, or evil will triumph.

Be it chicken or drones.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:10 PM

25. Because thy don't know...

They aren't curious enough to find out. They submit to a higher authority (usually in the form of a pastor speaking for God) and don't question anything. They are told that dissgreement with them is their "Christ-like" persecution foretold in the Bible. They are simply mindless robots that throw out any evidence that does not conform to their world.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:15 AM

36. WinShape---founded by Cathy in 1984----some really horrible things they have done!!!

The WinShape Foundation is an American charitable endeavor of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A and its founder Truett Cathy and his family. Some of the groups the corporation has contributed to through WinShape, the side company created in 1984 for corporate giving, include organizations that not only actively work to end marriage equality, but also groups that attempt to "convert" gay people and one that's considered a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:55 PM

42. I wonder how many pets read that on Facebook, LOL

 

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