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Chick Fil A…..Corey….

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The big pressing issue that is on everyone’s mind today is Chick Fil A. That is basically all that is being discussed.

Do government entities, such as politicians in Boston and Chicago have been suggesting this week, have the right to stop a business from operating, simply because they do not like a personal opinion held by the business owner? In this case, it is regarding the owner of Chick Fil A’s religious views opposing same sex marriage.

This is not at all a discrimination issue involving who the restaurant serves or hires but simply because the guy who founded the chain opposes gay marriage?

Whatever your view on the marriage issue, what these groups, and liberal politicians in Boston and Chicago have been saying this week should be quite abhorrent to anyone who claims to believe in tolerance and civil liberties.

Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage after touching off a furor earlier this month.

Gay rights groups have called for a boycott, the Jim Henson Co. pulled its Muppet toys from kids’ meals, and politicians in Boston and Chicago told the chain it is not welcome there.

Across the Bible Belt, where most of the 1,600 restaurants are situated, Christian conservatives have thrown their support behind the Atlanta-based company, promising to buy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries next week on “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

The latest skirmish in the nation’s culture wars began when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” In a later radio interview, he ratcheted up the rhetoric: “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'”

That fired up gay rights advocates, including a group that waged a campaign against the company in recent years by publicizing $3 million in contributions that the Cathy family foundation has made to conservative organizations such as the Family Research Council….

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July 26, 2012 - Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Editorial, Food, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. How many of these folks gorging themselves on Chick-Fil-A to support this bigot realize what was condoned in a “bible based marriage”?

    Such as how a virgin who was raped must marry her rapist

    Or how a widow who had not born a son was required to marry her brother-in-law.

    Or that a new bride who could not prove her virginity should be stoned to death.

    I’m guessing not many.

    And is this Corey as in our Corey, Mitt Romney’s biggest fan (who isn’t in his will)?

    He isn’t a very convincing cultural warrior–what’s he trying to prove?

    Comment by Scott P | July 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Scott ….

      I have NO problem with the guy saying what he likes….
      I even don’t have a problem with him saying it in a sign at his business…
      my repines would be to vote with my dollar
      and go someplace else…

      evidently for us uninformed….
      this family has been kinda doing this for some time….
      might play good down south or out west ….
      but not in other parts of the country…..

      good publicity stunt though…
      even if it’s negative….
      it’s free advertising…

      Comment by jamesb101 | July 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Indeed

      Corey always has seemed alittle shallwe say

      “Uncomfortable” with some of the rantings of the culture warriors in his party

      Not that he ever overtly criticized them so much as he just seemed to ignore them

      As to Chick Fil A itself

      This will likely hurt their bottom line

      Wouldn’t be surprised to see them exit the “issue” “giving” arena soon with a explanation that they are going to concentrate on more mainline charities,I e,child abuse,diseases etc,

      Comment by My Name Is jack | July 27, 2012 | Reply

      • that WOULD be a out……
        but if they REALLY believe in what they preach….
        will their followers accept that slip away?
        or like Ron Paul will they continue the campaign?

        Comment by jamesb101 | July 27, 2012

  2. I don’t agree with what Chick Fil A is doing

    But I don’t support ,in effect, banning their business either

    I patronize them on occasion

    Comment by My Name Is jack | July 27, 2012 | Reply

    • WELL JACK?????

      The food….
      Or….
      The Pricipal?

      Comment by jamesb101 | July 27, 2012 | Reply


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