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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:54 PM

Usually, Cockroaches Hide When You Turn on the Lights. Not So with Modern Bigots

Today was a Banner Day for Bigotry.

"It was a Beautiful Thing", said one caller on the Mike Huckabee show this afternoon, of dozens of people lined up for a Chick A fil lunch.





Honestly, since Barack Obama became the POTUS, it seems that bigots are glorifying in their bigotry; they're proud, and showing it off like it's a good thing.

But they aren't alone, they're well funded.



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


AND:

COMPANY FACTS

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

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


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Reply Usually, Cockroaches Hide When You Turn on the Lights. Not So with Modern Bigots (Original post)
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 OP
Lint Head Aug 2012 #1
spanone Aug 2012 #2
Kalidurga Aug 2012 #3
young_at_heart Aug 2012 #4
bullwinkle428 Aug 2012 #5
JaneyVee Aug 2012 #6
sadbear Aug 2012 #7
DCKit Aug 2012 #8
Bluerthanblue Aug 2012 #9
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #11
Bluerthanblue Aug 2012 #12
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #13
AngryOldDem Aug 2012 #10
CatWoman Aug 2012 #14

Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. If you lay some chicken on the counter the cockroaches will come out of hiding.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:58 PM

2. k&r...great post!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:35 PM

3. It is very sad...

I miss the days when bigots hid in their closets. Now they make it a political statement.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:05 PM

4. I have been in a rotten mood all day thanks to Mike Huckabee

I chose the wrong day to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond. It's across the street from Chic-Fil-A and I have never seen so much traffic. All that bigotry----all that hatred and I could hear cheering from the crowd. It literally made me sick!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:12 PM

5. Thank you, GOP, for making bigotry so respectable again!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:18 PM

6. Racism & hate shoots you up the ranks in the RW quickly. Whereas we shun it, they celebrate it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:19 PM

7. They've taken all the mystery away from it.

In the not so distant past, one could only speculate who some of the bigots were. Now we know for sure.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:14 AM

8. Don't sweat it. They have no convictions. It's a one day thing.

 

Our ongoing boycott of CFA is going to last far longer than their support.

If y'all want a real pisser, my trans sister can't pass up a Cracker Barrel and drinks Coors. Was probably standing in like at CFA today. I have no clue.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:18 AM

9. did you hear about the NH Chick Fil A? the owner

is sponsoring a Gay Pride event, and will be providing free food for it-

Not what mr's huckabee and cathy intended- I'm pretty surprised, and happy with this news. It's a small victory- but it shows promise.

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Response to Bluerthanblue (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:32 PM

11. I did read about that.

I'd be torn were I living in NH between supporting the local franchise for their courage, yet knowing that they support the brand and that some of the dollars of my patronage would go toward evil means.

Thanks.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:07 PM

12. yeah, I've never eaten at a Chick Fil A

and don't intend to (two hour drive for a fast food chicken sandwich? no thanks) but I was really surprised and pleased that this guy was willing to stand against the hate- and am writing to express my thanks for his public support for equal rights.

He had plenty of people there willing to promote cathy's agenda- and didn't need to make an issue of his support of marriage equality.

Wish this story had more traction in the MSM so that if there are other franchises out there who really aren't ok with the corporate attitude they would be encouraged to have the guts to speak out as well.

People are trying to hide their hate behind "free speech" now, not only their twisted view of religion, and that really sucks- imo.


I think that emboldened some to come out, who wouldn't have otherwise done so. They pretended it wasn't about prejudice, but rather about defending the first amendment.



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Response to Bluerthanblue (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:10 PM

13. I'd never heard of it and always wondered what was up with the spelling.

We don't have one in this town.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:30 AM

10. Sitting outside reading yesterday...

...when my neighbor comes home, carrying a big ol' Chick-Fil-A sack.

I know the family is deeply Christian, and that's fine with me. But I don't think I'll be able to see them in the same charitable light again. Little gestures tell a lot, IMO.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:13 PM

14. ...

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