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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:17 AM

Thoughts on the "Chik-fil-A Hate a Gay Day"

I was thinking about this last night on my commute home. I work near the Pentagon and there is a Chik-fil-A right down the block from my office. I heard it was packed yesterday and that ABC7 News was there doing interviews. I started thinking about the lunch counter sit-ins during the Civil Rights era and how this, in a way, is a perversion of those sit-ins for equality. Instead of moving forward, evolving, it seems when it comes to marriage equality and the LGBTQ community in general, we are devolving. This was a sanctioned, publicized and encouraged, public outpouring of bigotry and no one participating seems to get that or cares that what their actions portray.

Could you imagine if the Chik-fil-A CFO was in favor of bringing slavery back, or was publicly in favor of denying women the right to vote. Would it have been okay for Huckabee to go on TV and proclaim and day of appreciation for Chik-fil-A? No, it wouldn't have been but because it is okay in the minds of these people to hate gay people publicly, to demean us, to deny us equal protection, they make a damn party of it. It sickens me that somewhere as "progressive" as the NoVA area is purported to be, that the local Chik-fil-A was packed and that people don't have a clue what their presence there yesterday signaled to anyone paying attention.

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Reply Thoughts on the "Chik-fil-A Hate a Gay Day" (Original post)
justiceischeap Aug 2012 OP
yardwork Aug 2012 #1
GreenPartyVoter Aug 2012 #15
yardwork Aug 2012 #21
lunatica Aug 2012 #2
MADem Aug 2012 #3
ileus Aug 2012 #4
GreenPartyVoter Aug 2012 #5
justiceischeap Aug 2012 #7
GreenPartyVoter Aug 2012 #14
rational_democrat Aug 2012 #6
liberallibral Aug 2012 #8
justiceischeap Aug 2012 #9
uponit7771 Aug 2012 #10
Starry Messenger Aug 2012 #11
lame54 Aug 2012 #13
MattBaggins Aug 2012 #16
bullwinkle428 Aug 2012 #17
Erose999 Aug 2012 #20
4_TN_TITANS Aug 2012 #12
mama-repub Aug 2012 #18
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nc4bo Aug 2012 #19

Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:20 AM

1. The thought of people packing into a restaurant to declare their hatred for gay people makes me sick

What have we ever done to them, that they hate our very existence. I don't get it.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:08 AM

15. I don't get it either. *hugs*

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:50 PM

21. Thanks. I appreciate your kind note!

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:20 AM

2. As an American I find it shameful

and embarrassing and cruel and clueless.

And dangerous.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:21 AM

3. Which is why I applaud Mayor Menino. You're never on the wrong side of history when you stand up

FOR equality.

Those people will, one day, feel shame. They won't want to admit that they turned out for that Hate Fest. Years from now, those people will "remember" how wrong it was.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:24 AM

4. Who to hell would eat fried chicken.

Not any progressives I know that's for sure.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:25 AM

5. I hope you can see these...

Really awesome article: http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/sexandgender/5989/traditional_marriage:_one_man,_many_women,_some_girls,_some_slaves





(Ignore all the edits, I should have used preview to lay things out. Dunno why I didn't LOL)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:35 AM

7. I really like that last one, thanks for posting it. n/t

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:04 AM

14. No prob! Keep passing them on, if you can. :^)

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:29 AM

6. ....

 

Face it... What Rahm did backfired and gave the right something to rally behind. Hell, obama wasn't for gay marriage until like 4 months ago.

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Response to rational_democrat (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:08 AM

8. Exactly!

 

It was about religious freedom, not hating gays... I am FOR gay marriage, but also for free speech, and freedom of religion. Dan Cathy of Chick-Fil-A stated an opinion, he didn't discriminate against gays.

If Ben and Jerry's and Starbucks can hold liberal / progressive beliefs, than why can't Chick-Fil-A hold conservative beliefs (even IF they are misguided)?

Rahm and the other mayors were the INTOLERANT ones. I didn't hear people calling the president a bigot, when he had the same opinion of gay marriage... Funny how that works....

I'm afraid in changing his mind, President Obama will hurt his reelection chances, even though I support him and support equal marriage rights for gays. The black pastors came out in force last week and will continue to gain coverage until November.

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Response to liberallibral (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:12 AM

9. So, as long as you use the term "religious freedom", it's okay to encourage discrimination?

You do realize that the "religious freedom" argument was used to condone slavery? What about my religious freedom to be free from the religious rights' hatred?

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:18 AM

10. +1, this is the conservative cover for hating "others" (aka non straght whites) now.

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Response to liberallibral (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:19 AM

11. Those "misguided" beliefs can lead to violence against LGBT people.

When society shows that they value free chicken over human rights it is sending a message that reverberates into all corners of activities. Ben & Jerry's being for "Save the Whales " or whatever doesn't have that kind of consequences.

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Response to liberallibral (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:29 AM

13. post again when you learn more...

Chick-Fil-A Donated Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2010
July 02, 2012 9:26 am ET
In early 2011, Chick-fil-A came under fire for its donations and political ties to a number of anti-gay groups. Though Chick-fil-A continues to deny supporting an anti-gay agenda, the company has donated over $3 million to organizations like the Family Research Council and Exodus International between 2003 and 2009. And in 2010 alone, Chick-fil-A donated over $1.9 million to anti-gay causes, more than any other year for which public records are available.
http://equalitymatters.org/factcheck/201207020001

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Response to liberallibral (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:12 AM

16. Well Dan is a foul mouthed liar

Dan admitted he was giving money to anti gay hate groups via crap-fi-la charitable wing.

Your "concern" is duly noted.

Here is a clue for you conservatives. IT IS NOT ABOUT BELIEFS. IT IS ABOUT ACTIONS. If you give money to hate groups that want to kill gay people in Uganda, you will be publicly called out.

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Response to liberallibral (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:43 AM

17. First of all, there have been MANY DUers calling out President Obama's position

on marriage equality (prior to the switch) for YEARS. I don't even want to waste the time and effort refuting all of the other crap in your post. Enjoy your stay...I'm sure it will be long and fruitful.

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Response to liberallibral (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:25 PM

20. Congratulations to our visitor from Freep on his 14th DU post lol. ITS NOT THE OPINIONS WERE AGAINST


Its the money they gave to HATE GROUPS.




But to a lesser extent it is the opinions. As an LGBT supporter I'm somewhat less than inclined to give my money to someone who thinks my LGBT brothers and sisters are "sinners" or "broken" etc. On a personal note Dan KKKathy can go fuck himself with a cactus.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:21 AM

12. My take on this whole thing

is that the CEO is a genius! He's milking the Fundys like the Holsteins in their commercials. A fool and his money are easily parted, and they are part from it by the scores in my town.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:35 PM

18. Spam deleted by Neoma (MIR Team)

 

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:39 PM

19. !

Just posted to my FB page about an hour ago..along with a photo of the lunch counter protest.


Some may not like this, in fact some may hate what I'm going to say here.

Replace the faces of the mob behind the protesters with the faces of those who stood in line at the Chik Fil A chain yesterday. Replace the protesters with the faces of your friends, mother, father, sister, brother, cousins who may be LBGT.

This is NOT about choices. No one in their right mind would voluntarily CHOOSE to be gay, considering the treatment they get from the bigots and cowards hiding behind their1st amendment rights and their Xian cross. Being gay is as normal as me being a straight heterosexual and my husband being a straight heterosexual male.

These disgusting hypocrites freely exercise THEIR guaranteed rights while denying someone else's.

All need to go sit down in front of a mirror.

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