I'm so tired people claiming that pro-gay marriage is anti-family. It
makes zero sense.
Chick-Fil-A will be getting even more of my business now. Thank you for taking a
stand, and stepping up against the liberal media. I think they just became my
favorite fast food joint.
I have always been a great fan of the owners of this chain because their stores
are CLOSED ON SUNDAY evan the ones in the Mall. I have not had a Chick-fil-A
Sandwish since 1988 because they do not have stores where I live. However when i
lived in Phoenix I did go to Metro Center and buy their food. Of course I am
much more concerned about God bringing his judgement against us over Abortion
then I am over Gay marriage. Gay Marriage is what it is and I am not going to
Vote for it but on the other hand I am not going into the street over it either.
If it quietly walks into my chapel I am going to go shake hands and welcome
them. If the Chain CEO wants to make a statement against Gay
Marriage the he is entitled to this is America. One the other hand the Gay
People don''t have to buy the Chains Food. The people laughing most
about this is the Gay People out or not that work for the chain. Chick-fil-A
being closed on Sunday has always taken a stand. Good for them.
Chick-fil-a just earned a lot of respect and business in my book.
I'm not sure what the President of Chick-fil-A was thinking making a
comment about family and supporting traditional marriage. It's not like
60% of Americans don't agree with him. How dare he say what most of us
think!I'm getting sick and tired of liberalism. I'm going to Chick-fil-A tonight...
I have never eaten at a Chick-fil-A. That's about to change.
In Business you have to serve everyone and everyone has to have an equal chance
at employment. I am sure Chick-fil-A has some Gay Managers employees and
business owners some where weather they are out or not. I do wounder if taking a
stand of this nature is the best descison they could have made. Unless their
trying for the Homophobe Business in the South. Time will tell and we will see.
However making the stand they have a right to do and if that what
they want to do good for them.Remember Jesus loves everyone. Side Note. My Daughter left for her Mission Yesterday. It is a Mini
Mission for the Week End but it is still a Mission, My Daughter having health
issues this may be the best we and she can do.This business about
coming down on people because they are Not Just Like You in all ways. Is
somewhat judgemental behavior and God says Not To Judge. Now Gods
Judgement against us for allowing Abortion which is Murder 1 with the exception
of saving the Mothers Life. That might come to bite us. But a few married gays
in the population?
Yay for chick fil a! I love them and will happily give them even more of my
business. Keep up the good work guys!
The Chik-Fil-A guy was using his Constitutionally protected rights to free
speech, and good for him.The media also uses their Constitutionally
protected rights to free speech, and good for them.You can't
accuse the media of trying to stifle someone's speech, by simply using
their own speech. Otherwise you are trying to stifle the speech of media.
The Mayor of Boston has every right to disagree with the CEO of Chick-fil-A, but
if he tries to deny a franchise owner the right to open in Boston, he's
facing constitutional issues of his own. The CEO didn't say he
wouldn't serve gays. He didn't even say he wouldn't hire them
(though I doubt he would if an openly gay person applied). All he did was
express his religious belief. Now a government authority (mayor) is imposing a
religious test for doing business in his town. If I were his one of his
constituents, I would not be happy about that. I think I'll avoid Boston
this week and go to Chick-Fil-A for dinner.
The mayor of Boston is showing how "inclusive" he is by excluding
Chick-fil-A from his city. So typical.
I thought if kind of strange that people got so upset and offended at a story in
The Baptist Press. Of course they are going to talk about religious things.--in
the Baptist Press.It would be like the country at large being
terribly upset and offended if the Book of Mormon, or missionaries, or Joseph
Smith, or God, or Jesus, OR SUPPORT FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE was spoken or
written about in the LDS magazine The Ensign, or in The Church News. In fact, that is what many non-believers are always suggesting believers do:
Keep your religious views to yourself and talk about them only with other
like-minded individuals who want to hear what you have to say.Seems
to me that was just what Mr. Cathy was doing--answering questions about and
talking about his beliefs and views--in a religious publication.
I find it funny that many LDS people, (including my mom), are so supportive and
effusive in their praise of the Chic-Fil-A owner. This is why politics makes
strange bedfellows. While many LDS people agree with his comments, (I'm LDS
but I strongly disagree), they should remember that it is the same southern
Evangelical supporters who hate the Mormon church. Yes, they may act like they
are on our side now, but remember 6 months ago Rick Perry's pastor saying
Mitt belonged to a cult? These religious evangelicals have persecuted the
Mormons much more than the "liberal media," who many of you posting
comments have criticized. Most of the people who say they would never vote for a
Mormon under any circumstances come from Evangelical Christian churches in the
south and midwest. So while you are lauding this guy as a hero right
now, I doubt most of you will feel the same when he comes out and says,
"Mormons aren't Christians," or "All Mormons are going to
To Mr. X...Y?
And yet, when companies that come out (no pun intended) and say Kumbaya,
everyone has the same rights, people cheer and say yay. Why do they get to stand
their moral ground but I don't?
This just shows how tolerable The Left is they will tolerate anything till a
person with a back bone speaks their mind and it is a opinion that they do not
like then it is Oh your doing hate speech and they fain fake offense. Then they
try and squash the first amendment because they don't like what they heard.
I am so tired of people claiming that support of traditional marriage is
anti-gay. It makes no sense.
Which is more likely to manifest itself?The wrath of an imaginary
deity, or,The wrath of a sizeable number of Americans who don't
think much of ignorant bigotry masquerading as morality?My money is
on the latter.
You go Mr. Cathy! Stand your ground.
Way to go, Mr. Cathy! It's nice to see someone actually speak the truth and
not be afraid of how the world will react.
Let's see, they can call me a bigot (at least according to the Deseret
News' "almighty" monitors), but I can't call them a cry baby.
When you actively work against marriage, you are not pro-marriage.
Gay marriage promotes mongamy and gives parents to the unwanted children of
'traditional' families that put kids up for adoption. FYI?
The 'boycott' of Archie comics due to it's support of gay
marriage? Those comics are SOLD OUT. Starbucks support of gay
marriage spiked their stocks, up. LGBT are in every branch of
civilization, across the world. Not just America. Chick-Fil-A's
days are numbered. Promting dual income Americans to boycott them.
And you all just cheered.
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly: where do these
freedoms come from? You have the right to disagree and to state that
disagreement. You do not have the right to force your ideas on others. The man
has a right to his opinions. You have the right to disagree. You even have the
right not to patronize his business. You do not have the right to prevent him
from conducting his business just because you disagree with his religious and
I'll bet somewhere in that "one wife" marriage of his family, there
is a gay child that hasn't come out yet. I never dreamed there would be in
mine, but guess what? And they are the same great person I knew before. One
day we will all know someone personally that is gay and we never had a clue.
AND it is NOT the end of the world.
This outfit is entitled to be as homophobic as it wants. But it does so based on
religion, and any given one of 'em could easily be totally made up.
It's a gamble either way. In salute, I shall drink a beer in the parking
lot of a chick fil A today. And probably get something to eat.
Great for Mr. Cathy. He has his understanding of the gospel correct on this
issue. I also applaud that he has his stores closed on Sunday. I'll stop by one of his places soon.Dear Joey K: you might
want to study up on the gospel you claim to be a member of if you "strongly
disagree" with his statements. He's spot on and is only echoing the
teachings of Christ, the prophets and apostles.
Didn't like their chicken before, don't like it now.
I find it offensive that our government recognizes any marriage, regardless of
the sex of the individuals involved. The government needs to remove itself from
the marriage licensing business and issue everyone who has a marriage license a
civil union license. If someone wants a marriage certificate they can seek that
document from their respected religious organization. The government needs to
be less involved in individuals lives and give everyone equal rights.
I heard through a rumor that the owner of Chick-fil-let is actually a Latter-Day
Saint. I have no way of proving this and that is why I said rumor.I
also find it odd that because someone says they are against same-sex marriage
that they are bigoted because of their stand. This is as far from the truth as
it can be. The fact is that no matter what anyone says and Elder Packer and
others leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have stated is
that marriage is defined as between man and woman. Whether you agree with that
or not is your own principle. I was told once that if a member (LDS) is not ok
with that and will not step in line that they need to get down on their knees
until they do.As for this he as far as I know he serves everyone who
comes into his fast food places. He will take the money of a gay/lesbian person
just as he will from a heterolsexual. He will hire a gay person but he
doesn't have to agree with them.
Eating at Chick-Fil-A tonight. Who's with me?
Many share his feelings and views.....many more than there are gay! So
don't buy his chicken sandwich, many more will and more of them as a result
of his forth coming comments. You can't hurt his chickfila business,
after all he didn't build it...Obama did!
Joey - "So while you are lauding this guy as a hero right now, I doubt most
of you will feel the same when he comes out and says, "Mormons aren't
Christians," or "All Mormons are going to hell."I'll feel the same. We Mormons and Evangelicals will not agree on
everything - strong words have gone back and forth from people on both sides -
but where we agree we can support each other.
This is not simply a gay marriage issue. Chick Fil A has poured millions (2
Million in 2009 alone, etc.) into virulently anti-gay groups (and some certified
hate groups) like the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, the Eagle
Forum and so on, and has even funded reparative therapy groups like Exodus
International. The indignant "I'm just a simple pro-marriage and
pro-family kinda guy" stance of Chick Fil A's founder is just a smoke
screen for a far more militant, extensive, and fortunately documented, anti-gay
agenda.It's no wonder his children and Chick Fil A's
leadership are desperately trying to do damage control so they don't look
like bigots. It reminds me of the dramatic image makeover, and sudden spurt of
inclusion by Carl's Junior, after their equally anti-gay founder Carl
Chick fa lay, please come to Oregon!
RE: Windsor, Support for Traditional Marriage was spoken or written about in the
LDS magazine The Ensign, or in The Church News. True,"For
example when a woman marries, the law binds her to her husband as long as he is
alive. But if he dies, the laws of marriage no longer apply to her. So while
her husband is alive, she would be committing ADULTERY if she married another
man. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law and does not commit
adultery when she remarries."(Romans 7: 3-4) Same for a man he cannot
remarry (polygamy)unless she dies.
You're right, Windsor, the next move for the pro gay marriage crowd appears
to be monitoring religious media, from individual denominations, and then doing
all they can to harass those religions into shutting up about any beliefs that
run contrary to the LGBT communities' goals. Also, the mayor of
Boston made himself sound totally incompetent. Like many other gay supporters,
he is inclusive.... towards anyone who believes the same way he does. It's
He's free to take whatever position he wants. I'm free to take my
business elsewhere. What's the big deal?
I support Chic-Fil-A. Anyone can express their personal opinion, even if they
are the president/CEO of their company. I defend that marriage is between one
man and one woman. It has been since the dawn of time and will be until the end
of time. Current opinion, practice and belief doesn't change what is right
and wrong. I have gay friends and work with them as well. They are all good
people. I disagree with their lifestyle choice.
They will deny it up and down, but homosensuals are the most bigoted group in
Re Blue.. I'd rather face the wrath of a sizeable number of Americans with
no faith than to face my God knowing I did not stand up for what was right. You can worship your God.. possibly money?.. and I will worship mine.
I will continue to support Chik-Fila. more now that ever!
I will endeavor to go once a week!
All time favorite now.
I support the traditional definition of marriage as being between one man and
one woman for the purpose of procreation. If some want to form a civil union,
that is up to them, but don't try to change a word's meaning by
insisting that that coupling is a marriage. It is not. There is great danger in
meddling with that which God has anointed and made holy. Congrats to
Chick-fil-A for their stand on Sunday closing and wonderful charity work nnd to
its president for having the integrity of standing by his beliefs.
I love two things: First amendment freedom of speech, and chicken sandwiches.
More people need to speak up and not be cowed by oppressive liberals.
I already loved chik-fil-a but now I intend to go there even more often.
@Joey KWell most of "Mormons" support people when they are
right and don't support them when they are wrong. Do you think that just
because we disagree with someone on one point we have to automatically take the
opposite view from them on all other points? That makes no sense whatsoever but
then leftist ideology makes no sense whatsoever.
Where is the nearest Chick-fil-A in my town. I might get some tomorrow for
lunch. Thank You Chick-fil-A CEO!
I don't care much for the food, but I liked the CEOs comments.
Why do liberals always boycott or attack everyone that disagrees with them? The
gay-rights movement always preached how they wanted people to be tolerant
towards them, but they never tolerate others. That was shown in California when
the marriage issue was on the ballot. Gays destroyed property and tried to
destroy the lives of those that opposed gay-marriage. They themselves show the
flaws in their way of life. Just as gays claim it is okay to be openly gay, they
should allow others to be openly for traditional marriage. The hypocrisy among
liberals and gays is sickening. Many liberals and gays call any opposition to
their ideas hate speech but they themselves are the real hate mongers.
If for what you consider to be very logical reasons, you are in favor a
traditional, one man-one woman marriages, does that make you a bigot?
"Why do liberals always boycott or attack everyone that disagrees with
them?"Why should I spend my money at an establishment that turns
around and uses it to fight against my rights? I'm not a bigot for taking
my business elsewhere because I disagree. That is the beauty of the free market
that conservatives claim to worship.
I have always admired Mr. Cathy for his commitment to keep his restaurants
closed on Sunday, and other moral character that he has demonstrated. Now, his
brave stance on the sanctity of marriage and the family has just reaffirmed to
me, the moral character of this man. This country needs more Mr. Cathy's.
I had Chic fil a tonight, and it was good as always. They have great service
and I like that they are closed on Sunday. To Joey, you are right about LDS
being called a cult, but I still support Chic fil a and the owners right to
express his opinions. Gay people have a right to disagree. I have a right to
agree and eat at Chic fil a.
Being 'pro-marriage' does not mean donating $2 million dollars
factually against marriage for LGBT Americans. The CEO can have his
faith. I do not have to adhere to it due to his donating said $2 million dollars
for legislation to force me, to adhere to his beliefs. Also,
let's talk about what Americans want....? Gallup Poll:
Majority of Americans support gay marriage' - By Elizabeth Stuart - DSNews
- 05/20/2011'For the first time since Gallup started studying
the issue in 1996, the polling organization found a majority of Americans favor
legalizing same-sex marriage.Fifty-three percent of Americans answered yes
to the question...' Published by, the Deseret News.
Oreo, Sears, JCPenny, Starbucks, Archie Comics, all support gay marriage. All,
still here. Chick-Fil-A? I hope all you supporters go
every day. Because that's the amount of days I will not give
them my hard earned money. :)
I'm so glad to see that there is still people who stand for the truth. Sure
we have to love and accept others. What about accepting the fact that there is
people over there who still believe in traditional values. We have made the line
so thin now, that we are accepting more and more what it's actually not the
right thing anymore. Traditional marriage between a man and a woman is something
that was stablished by God from the beginning. On the other hand the company is
in a FREE country, with FREE speech and they are a private organization who has
the right to defend their values and beliefs.
--- Even Boston Mayor Thomas Menino waded into the debate, vowing to block
Chick-fil-A from opening a franchise in his city."Chick-fil-A
doesn’t belong in Boston." ---What if a company owner came
out in open and enthusiastic support of same-sex "marriage" and a mayor
said that company didn’t belong in his town and would be banned from
opening a store?Can you imagine the howling and threatened lawsuits
and maybe even rioting that would follow to protest this violation of the right
to freedom of speech?The advocates of "tolerance" on the
left are tolerant of what fits into their agenda, support freedom of expression
for those who agree with them, and have no scruples or shame about shouting
down, defaming, or trying to destroy those who disagree.
I will be buying lots and lots and lots of Chick fil a and telling all my
friends to do the same. I am so proud of this man..awesome
This makes me want to "eat more chikin."
Many exhibit tolerance for opinions that support gay marriage but quickly label
opinions that support traditional marriage as biased. It's an obvious trick
of rhetoric to label something with a socially unacceptable label to inflame
opinions. It's perfectly fair to believe in gay marriage. It's also
perfectly fair to believe that gay marriage is wrong. I'm weary of groups
that become outraged whenever someone shares their opinion or tries to stand up
for their own beliefs. Make your case and let others make theirs. Why try to
shut someone down for expressing their beliefs? We all base our
beliefs on different assumptions and propositions so its inevitable that even
with solid logic we will come to differing conclusions. For example, I believe
that homosexuality is a sin (because the Lord's word says so). Opinion nor
outrage nor mischaracterization nor labeling carries sufficient weight to
overturn the Lord's word. Whether one chooses to believe it or not, the
Lord has taught that homosexual practices violate the commandments.Incidentally, Cathy (rightly) opined that placing one's own opinions
above God's is what is arrogant not what other posters have mistakenly
I've only been to Chick-fil-A once. I'm going to be a regular customer
going forward. This CEO has the guts to say what's right and stay closed on
Sunday. Even so, the food was great.
While I believe that sex outside of marriage is wrong, and while I believe that
marriage should be between one man and one woman, I understand and respect
people who do not agree with me. I think same-sex marriage is inevitable in the
U.S., whether some of us support it or not. What's desperately needed is
civil dialogue. People have the right to boycott products and services from
people they disagree with, but it moves u s no closer to that dialogue.
Silencing dissent is not the American ideal. Let people speak, listen to all
sides, and "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." We are
way too quick to judge and to condemn -- all of us, liberal, conservative, and
everything in between. Bullying people for speaking their minds (unless they are
advocating criminal acts)stifles democracy. "I do not support gay
marriage" is not hate speech.
I think it sad that government at any level is involved with the definition of
marriage. Government should be involved with civil liberties via social unions,
but it shouldn't (in my opinion) be involved with the definition of
marriage. Marriage is a social contract, and social groups should be free to
define how their group views marriage.A good analogy with marriage
is baptism. I believe baptism is a sacred ordinance. My church defines baptism
as an immersion by one having Priesthood authority. Other Christian churches
define baptism as sprinkling or pouring. Other Christian churches define baptism
as immersion by their Pastor. Many people believe baptism is not needed at all.
Government (not yet, at least) doesn't define baptism and leaves that to
churches that consider baptism important. So it should be, I think, with
Every company is taking a stand. Apple has often taken a pro-gay stance. Ben and
Jerry has made special ice creams promoting gay marriage. Oreo cookies are
coming out in rainbow colors. I am so sick of the liberals being allowed to
voice their opinions in every means nessesity, but they go out of their way to
silence the opposition. That's sad.
@paganBut of course you want to pass legislation that makes all of
us adhere to your beliefs. Leftist hypocrisy is amusing.
@Bill in Nebraska"I was told once that if a member (LDS) is not ok
with that and will not step in line that they need to get down on their knees
until they do."Told that by someone who didn't bother
listening to GAs. "Members should feel free to disagree on the issue without
fear of sanction." Elder Whitney Clayton of the Seventy (the one who led the
Prop 8 effort). Anyway it's no surprise that the LDS church is
the least liberal religion/church in America (8% liberal) with a liberal
inactivity rate over double that of the rest of the church since so many members
feel content to ignore the fact that the church is politically neutral in favor
of condemning people because of a stance on the Iraq war or the healthcare bill
(two things I was criticized for, and I'm sure President Hinckley took a
position on neither of them).
What I think is funny is every day I do business with people that I don't
agree with politically, religiously, ethically, or whatever. To say we only do
business with those who agree with us is absolutely immature and unrealistic.
There are certain events, like Disney's Gay Pride days, that we avoid
visiting the Disney parks at... but we don't avoid Disney. There are
theaters that show movies I don't approve of, but I still go to movies
there. There are hotels that sell pay per view tv I don't agree with, but
I still stay at these Hotels... the list goes on and on.So if the
Gay community and their supports decide Chick Fil A isn't for them. FIne.
That is their choice. Chick Fil A has survived its ethical\religious battles
like closing on Sundays, and done just fine. I expect them to not waver, and
hold true to their values. And if there is never a restaurant open in Boston,
good for them. Just as I would never expect a gay person to
compromise their values, I expect Chick Fil A to never compromise theirs.
@A1994"More people need to speak up and not be cowed by oppressive
liberals."Uh, I'm pretty sure the people protesting think
more people need to speak up and not be cowed by oppressive conservatives. For
someone who likes the first amendment so much you sure want one side to be
quiet.@This who don't want marriage subject to
"redefinition"You shouldn't have put marriage in the
gov't in the first place. If you want it to maintain a religious definition
then get it out of the gov't and give everyone civil unions insteead.@betweenthelines"Why do liberals always boycott or
attack everyone that disagrees with them? "Conservatives are
currently boycotting Girl Scout cookies because a troop in Colorado let a
transgender person in.
If the CEO said that Mormons are not Christians I would disagree with him but I
would not demonize him. I don't think very many Mormons would be too upset
simply because most Mormons are comfortable with their so they aren't
threatened by people who disagree with them.In fact if he said
Mormons aren't Christians I would still continue to eat at Chick-Fil-A, I
think that supporting traditional marriage is a powerful tool to fight poverty
and that is a liberal cause. I would support him because of my liberal views.
Liberal but not dogmatic.
In places like UT. and the bible belt the statements by the CEO will play well
and may bolster the business. In more rational parts of the country they
probably won't and it may hurt the business. It will be interesting to
watch this play out from a business perspective.
Here in the South, Chic-Fil-A, is big. Always a line to order. Best tasting
chicken around. Commercials are funny too. Chic-Fil-A won't loose any
customers. Joey K. has a good point, but we're talking about someone
standing for something.The Evangelical community does support Mormons on this
stance of what marriage is. Living in the South, we deal with outspoken people
from religion to politics all the time. Grateful for men and women who stand
It's interesting how the pro gay agenda is plastered all over the media
every day in a in your face way and then someone with an articulate differing
point of view is villified for his opinion.I will be eating more
chik-fil-a in the future.
Have always liked Chick-fil-a food and service.....I especiaaly appreciate their
strong support of traditional family values....we will continue to support them!
Pagan,Gay marriage does NOT promote monogamy. Say what you want,
but I have first hand knowledge that your statement is simply untrue. Some stay
together, but most don't. State your facts and sources on your claims that
every business that supports LGBT experiences additional growth and profits.
Chik-Fil-A is growing all over the nation without support of LGBT. Maybe
it's because LGBT only represents 2% of the population. Good
for Mr. Cathy. The thing about gays/liberals is they want you to be tolerant of
them but they don't want to be tolerant of you. If you don't agree
with their position you're immediately labeled a bigot, homophobe and
whatever other labels they choose to use.
If the Boston mayor doesn't allow a franchise in his city, that is
censorship, a violation of Mr. Cathy's free speech, and downright
intolerant and non-inclusive of the mayor.
I love Chick-fil-A for its courage and integrity and for its utter disregard for
political "correctness." What a rare thing! I'm going to have
some food at Chick-fil-A today!
Our Chick-fil-A has been jammed. People loved it before, and it was
busy before--and now--well, guess people are trying to show Mr.Cathy, with their
purchases, there are more for him than against him. Would be
interesting to hear how business seems at other Chick-fil-A locations.
Oh for the days of Freedom of Speech. Before you boycott Chick-Fillet, just ask,
"do they have business practices that discriminate?" Gays to the left or
back of the room or a different price or quality of service? None. Then
boycotting is just having an irrelevant political snit.Can't
stand many liberal actors, but I watch their movies. I can walk and chew gum at
the same time.
@Afrazier:"Why is it that many of the supporters for Mr Cathy sound
just like the members of the Westboro Baptist Church? "Really, I
haven't seen any examples of his supporters sounding like people from the
WestBoro Baptist church. Can you provide any examples or quotations?
I'm sure this has probably already been said a hundred times, but I would
love to point this out too, along with the others: You would prevent
Chick-fil-A's from coming to Boston because Boston 'doesn't
discriminate.' How then, is that not in and of itself discriminatory? I
mean, I know you are a politician, and it is your job to say things that are
contradictions, but C'MON!
I think this individual is welcome to his opinion, but he shouldn't be
surprised if some of us beg to differ with him. I certainly hope he isn't
poking into the personal lives of his employees or discriminating against those
he disagrees with in the workplace. I believe that is the wrong way to support
his position about marriage.
"Media Firestorm"?? where? it must be over Salt Lake City. I live nearby
the Metropolitan DC area, the center of worldwide news. Normal weather here!I agree, people are entitled to their opinion and other people are
entitled to make decisions based on how those opinions may affect them, if they
have any impact at all.Same sex marriage is moving forward and
obviously their detractors will talk louder and louder as they lose the
battle.It is a good time for the U.S. and the world. Social justice,
equality and wind bringing healthy changes are in the air.Let's
the Cathy's of the world express their sorrow, fear and messages of doom.
We on the other hand should continue with our message of hope,
social justice and equality for all children of God.
The Mayor of Boston says "Chick-fil-A doesn't belong in Boston. You
can't have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a
population. We're an open city, we're a city that's at the
forefront of inclusion." BUT, DON'T ASK US TO INCLUDE ANYTHING WE
DON'T AGREE WITH!
We have reached a point in this country where if you state your personal beliefs
and they are not in harmony with current fads, it's called Hate Speech. If
you support and speak out in favor of controversial lifestyles it's called
Freedom of Speech.It is a dangerous line we tred if we are going to
punish and vilify anyone and everyone who honestly believes that Gay marriage is
not appropriate. I don't agree with it either, but that should not imply
in any way shape or form that I hate people or that I am a bigot and without
compassion. I have several gay friends and they are my friends but that does
not mean that I have to agree with all of their choices just as I do not agree
with all of the choices of my heterosexual friends either. That is my
prerogative, so long as I do not try to force anyone to agree or accept my
Owner of Chic-Fil-A has every right to express his opionion and support of
tranditional marriage - its American - free speech!. Nothing he said is bigoted
or hateful to fair and open minded folks. Wow some Chic-Fil-A chicken sure
sounds good for dinner tonight.
@WhatsUpDoc"Gay marriage does NOT promote monogamy."A
union between two people who love each other and want to make it work
doesn't promote monogamy? You're saying that because some gay
marriages end in divorce it doesn't promote monogamy? Goodness, straight
people divorce all the time, so does any marriage not promote monogamy?
Good for Cathy. He had the guts to tell the truth. And.....God will NOT be
While everyone else is having a cow about this, I'm going to go Eat More
Chikin (the one in AF).
Pagan says:"Oreo, Sears, JCPenny, Starbucks, Archie Comics, all
support gay marriage. All, still here." first, Oreo is not a
company. Perhaps you meant Nabisco? Sears is not doing well. Late last year
Moody's lowered Sears credit rating from B1 to B3. Essentially junk stock.
Some in the business world wonder what keeps the doors open at Sears. JC
Penney credit rating also took a hit early this year. It is now BB-plus. Also
essentially junk stock. While Starbucks is generally a very healthy company, it
has struggled the last few months with negative publicity. Most recent is
regarding using crushed beetles as a red food coloring in strawberry drinks.
YUK!But that's not the point. Your assumption is that
financial success is success. You are gravely in err. To people like Mr.
Cathy, financial success is always secondary to standing for those things that
that are right in the sight of God.When one has a conviction that
they must stand for Christ, and that mortality is only a time to prepare for
immortality, then your measurement of success becomes only important in the good
one can do for others with financial success.
My new favorite fast food place. I wish more companies would do the same. PRO
Good for Chick Fil-A. They're getting my business.
How refreshing to see someone stand up for what's right even at great
financial risk. I I will buy my next meal at chic fila.
Nothing wrong with having an opinion. It is a free country and people are free
to believe that there is a God and that there are behaviors that will bring his
wrath. People made fun of Noah until they were treading water.
The good man has a lot of biblical principles sewn up it would seem and this is
a good thing. Now if he can just master the prideful attitude he will be in an
even better situation.
I find it ironic that there's a link to an article "Teaching civility a
crucial step in helping a child build a future" to the right of all of these
comments. I think we all need to take a look at that article and see if we treat
others who disagree with our views with the amount of civility we would like to
receive. Everybody deserves to be treated with dignity. Everybody has a right to
say how they feel on different issues. Everybody also has the right to voice
their opposing views when a public figure says something about which they
disagree. The people who are complaining about others who say they
will not longer dine at this fast food establishment are likely the same people
who boycotted a female country band who said some unpopular comments about
George W. Bush at a concert several years ago. They are likely the same people
who complained about a recent Oreo advertisement. It goes both ways, folks. You
have a right to express your opposition to others viewpoints.
@CATSno but apparently he will be used for petty politics and apparently
he will allow for people to lie and deceive in his name.
In just ten years attitudes about gays have made a 180 degree turn. It is as
inevitable as integration and women voting.
We support Mr. Cathy's right to express his views on gay marriage and are
saddened that he is receiving so much negative feedback for exercising his
freedom of choice.
Al134: Actually if I gave you the name of the individual you would be
surprised. It is a General Authority and an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.
His full context is that though the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
does not in any question force anyone to believe but if one is in opposition to
the general leadership whether, Bishop, Stake President, Seventy, Apostle or
President of the Church that to actually sustain that person as the authorized
leader also means to follow and stand beside their decisions. If you are not
then you should get on your knees and pray until you are in line with their
direction. By the way that was almost a quote from what was said in a Stake
Conference by said Apostle. I won't say who in regards that it
doesn't matter who said just that it was said.
When fanatic religionists cannot distinguish between their business dealings and
their religious ideologies, they begin to tread on the ground made sacred by the
blood of victims of religious extremism.Tread carefully, believers.
You are at risk of waking a sleeping secular giant.
R:, Bill in Nebraska I heard through a rumor that the owner of Chick-fil-let is
actually a LDS? He talks about Jesus not a church, He sounds like a
Christian.RE: LDS have stated is that marriage is defined as between
man and woman? True, The N.T.(after the gift of the Holy Spirit see Acts)
clearly teaches no polygamy.(Jesus) For this cause shall a man leave
father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one
flesh(Mt 19:5)St. Paul , Appoint Elders in every town as I directed you if
anyone is above reproach, the husband of ONE wife, and his children are
believers and not open to the charge of debauchery) or insubordination. (Titus
1:5,6 NIV).Re; WhatsUpDoc,"Gay marriage does NOT promote
monogamy."Nor does "polygamy," from polygamos " from polys
"many" + gamos "marriage[s]”
Earl1066 says:Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of
assembly: where do these freedoms come from? You have the right to disagree and
to state that disagreement. You do not have the right to force your ideas on
others. The man has a right to his opinions. You have the right to disagree. You
even have the right not to patronize his business. You do not have the right to
prevent him from conducting his business just because you disagree with his
religious and political opinions.---Likewise, you do not
have the right to deny equal treatment under the law (i.e., marriage) to GLBT
couples simply because you don't disagree with their marriages.
@OnlyInUtah;I'm sure your god will be proud of you for
discriminating against your fellow American Citizens and working to deny them
equal treatment under the law - benefits that you, yourself, enjoy. Good luck
with that (Didn't your god say this: "do unto others as you would have
them do unto you"?)@JSB; It does when you decide that even
though you favor one version, you're going to do your best to ensure that
other versions are denied and you've already gotten yours.@isrred; Take a gander at the boycotts conducted by the so-called
"Christians". Liberals aren't the only ones using boycotts.@harley1;Prove your god even has an opinion and that you
actually know what that opinion is.@Janet;It is when you
use your non-support to actually prevent.@Duckhunter;Nobody is passing legislation to force you to have a gay marriage.@Julie M;Perhaps it's because he's denying others their
own freedom of choice?@ThomasJefferson;What about the
freedom of religion of those who believe god doesn't care about the genders
in a marriage?A lot of you are going to be shorter some cash it
It appears that the pro-gay-marriage supporters go out of their way to look in
every nook and cranny for an offense. Perhaps it is because it is so
much easier to make news and raise money when you can create a boogeyman.I will cast my vote behind freedom of speech and have lunch today at
So, many replies claim that people who boycott Chick-Fil-A are
'bullies'. But Chick-Fil-A can donate $2 million dollars
against gay marriage...? Both are legal. And yet, only one is
condoned by persons against gay marriage. Why is that? If you can
take action to legislate your morality upon others, why can't they? Regardless, Marriage promotes Mongamy. Even gay marriage. To be against
the concept of marriage simply because of genitalia omits a stance against
marriage period. Which, I do not think many here are trying to do.
And yet, marriage promotes Monogamy. Arguge against that at your own peril. And last, I want to know how a seperage persons gay marriage,
factually, affects you. Not your religion, not your morality because
this, IMO is semantics. I mean, factually. How has gay marriage
brought your life, any kind of real 'harm'. Because MA has
had gay marriage for 8 years now. Almost a decade. I see no harm to
your lives. As such, no reason to be against gay marriage. And a
life-long commitment, to one person. God Bless America.
Nice. Where do I find one of these to eat at?
Sounds to me like Chic-fil-A is a great place to take a family. I think mine
will fit in just fine there.
There is nothing that would convince me to eat at a Chick-fil-A. It has nothing
to do with politics -- their food is terrible.
I will eat there today to thank them for their courage to stand up for what is