Chick-fil-A restaurants face day of "Kiss In" after conservatives deliver record sales

Aug 3, 2012 Full story: www.cbsnews.com 1,013

Gay rights activists and other supporters of marriage equality plan a national "Kiss In" at Chick-fil-A restaurants Friday to protest the fast-food chain owners' opposition to same-sex unions, two days after gay marriage foes delivered the chain a one-day sales record.

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AreYouKiddingMe

Tempe, AZ

#815 Aug 8, 2012
Marriage is for fools, like Charlie said.
If I’ve got somebody to clean my house, cook my meals and am getting a little bit of action on the side why should I get married so some woman can take half my stuff?
D Up

Virginia Beach, VA

#816 Aug 8, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
When I lived in Georgia, they used to serve chicken biscuits for breakfast - you in the world eats chicken for breakfast?(Re: not fried chicken and waffles)
Lots of southerners eat chicken for breakfast. We aren't like you high society northerners with free school breakfast.
And seriously, someone from Milwaukee is going to talk about southern food. Go eat a kielbasa.
moo caca

Saint Paul, MN

#817 Aug 8, 2012
chick fil a will never die, it will not be censored

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#818 Aug 8, 2012
Marengo Jon wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course we would qualify, unless you'd support a two-tier class system.
Those benefits include:
Social Security Benefits
Tax Benefits
Estate Tax and Tax Planning Benefits
Veteran and Military Benefits
Federal Employment Benefits
Immigration Benefits
http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/an-overvie...
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/05/31/11...
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57444462/...
Your correlation to taxation of the rich only underscores my point. LBGT people are paying our fair share of taxes, but we're not entitled to the same benefits. So, in a very real sense, I'm paying for YOUR benefits; benefits to which I am not entitled. Doesn't that seem two-tier?
Absolute BS

A "two tier system"? How does a opposite gendered couple with rights and benefits related to procreation equate to a duplicate gender couple incapable of procreation? How idiotic can you be???

Moreover, any benefits and rights that are applicable can only be fairly applied by distinguishing between marriage and gay unions, as some states already have!

We all pay taxes for numerous benefits we do not and cannot participate in. Stop your whining, and quit trying to take benefits away from families who need them!
moo caca

Saint Paul, MN

#819 Aug 8, 2012
You are jealous of Chick fil a, it will not be censored

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#820 Aug 8, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
A marriage is whatever a couple makes of it. Same-sex couples getting married makes no difference to my marriage.
Tell that to a young couple raising 4 children being equated to two gay guys. Both couples deserve and need the same benefits and rights?
moo caca

Saint Paul, MN

#821 Aug 8, 2012
Wichita’s second free-standing Chick-fil-A opens on Thursday, meaning Wichita’s second Chick-fil-A campout is under way.

About 125 people are set up with tents and card tables and games in the parking lot of the about-to-open Chick-fil-A at 10515 W. 21st St., where they’ve been gathered since 5:30 a.m. Their goal: to remain in the parking lot until 6 a.m. Thursday, when the restaurant officially opens. Those who do will win a coupon book good for free Chick-fil-A food for a year.

Owner/operator Jason Lansdown in his Chick-fil-A tie
It’s part of the chain’s “First 100&#8243; event, which it puts on every time it opens a new store. An identical event drew a crowd of 150 campers when the east-side Chick-fil-A at 7990 E. Central opened in March.

Today’s crowd, which included alternates plus friends of registered campers, was made up of adults, teens and kids from both Wichita and beyond. A 2-year-old girl napped on a blanket on the sidewalk against the building while four teenage boys played a game of four-square nearby. Four people played cards at a folding table under a tent while children navigated the parking lot tent village on their scooters. One woman identified herself as a professional Chick-fil-A camper, who drove from Oklahoma City to participate. This was her fourth “First 100&#8243; campout.

Among the campers was Bryan Aubuchon, whose 3-year-old daughter, Nicole, developed an affinity for Chick-fil-A while on vacation in Kansas City this summer. She loved the playground and the food.“It’s all she ever talks about,” he said with a laugh.“She dances around singing ‘Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A.’”

Aubuchon took off work for the campout. Though he planned to man the tent throughout the hot day on Wednesday, he promised Nicole she could sleep in the tent overnight.

Owner/operator Jason Lansdown was on-site wearing his Chick-fil-A tie on Wednesday morning. He said that police officers will be stationed at the restaurant Thursday through Saturday at least to help direct traffic in and out of the restaurant, which is surrounded by hard-to-navigate road construction at 21st and Maize.

One camper's cart of supplies
The restaurant opens at 6 a.m. Thursday. Hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Also, until 9 p.m. tonight, the Kansas Food Bank will be at Chick-fil-A collecting donations for the “Food for Kids” program, which sends food home with schoolchildren in need. Particularly needed, officials said, are items such as granola bars and peanut butter. Anyone who drops off a donation by 3 p.m. will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich. Donations can also be made by clicking on the Chick-fil-A logo at www.kansasfoodbank.org . Customers can bring in the receipt and collect a sandwich coupon.

Chick fil a rules I will be there
moo caca

Saint Paul, MN

#822 Aug 8, 2012
My dad once noted that there was probably not a chicken left alive in central Virginia after a 60s-era dinner on the grounds celebration at Thomas Road Baptist Church. Of course, he was making this statement in jest. However, that might have been the case in many cities across the nation last Wednesday as pro-family Americans went out in droves to show their support for Chick-fil-A after its president, Dan Cathy, was blasted by many in the so-called mainstream for stating that he favors the biblical definition of marriage. Mr. Cathy has said his restaurants do not discriminate against any customers, but as a Christian he lives according to the Bible’s teachings. I don’t see why that should be controversial at all in this nation founded on religious freedom.

Here in Lynchburg on Wednesday, traffic lines wrapped along our streets all day long as thousands of people joined together to show their support for a company that is pro-family and has a reputation for charitable generosity. You have probably seen a few reports in the media trying to typecast Chick-fil-A supporters as hate mongers, but what really was going on with this nationwide event was a mass rising of people who are thankful that Chick-fil-A’s president believes that marriage should be between one man and one woman for a lifetime.

Romans 1:16 tells us we should not be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. I thank God that Dan Cathy is bold in his faith and lives his life according to the teachings of God’s Word. I respect him for caring more about his faith than he cares about money. That’s what all followers of Jesus Christ are called to do.
moo caca

Saint Paul, MN

#823 Aug 8, 2012
Despite a wave of controversy and protest aimed at Chick-fil-A after the fast food chain's president waded into the gay marriage debate to back traditional marriage, a new poll finds that Americans are still eatin mor chikin.

Rasmussen Reports revealed Wednesday that 77 percent of likely voters do not plan to protest the restaurant over its position on gay marriage, with just 13 percent who do plan some kind of protest.

While the chain has been slammed by gay protests, including a "kiss-in," Americans simply like the stores that serve up mostly chicken and shakes. Some 61 percent of voters share at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Chick-fil-A, including 40% who view the chain very favorably. Only 31% have an unfavorable view of the restaurant, with 14% who regard it very unfavorably.

The controversy, which included mayors from cities including Boston, Chicago and Washington criticizing the firm, has caught the attention of the public, with 71 percent of voters saying that they have followed the issue in the news.

But it's obvious in the Rasmussen poll that people are not obsessed with the story. Just 31 percent told the pollster that they will participate in efforts to show their appreciation for Chick-fil-A by eating more often at the restaurant chain. Fifty-five percent do not plan to eat more often at the chicken restaurant.
moo caca

Saint Paul, MN

#824 Aug 8, 2012
Religious freedom continues to be under attack by those who preach tolerance but don’t practice it themselves. First it was the federal government redefining the role of religious organizations and forcing them to provide health care services to their employees that go against their religious beliefs or be fined. Now it is local government explicitly discriminating against Dan Cathy, the owner of Chick-fil-A, for his religious beliefs about marriage. Unfortunately, what we are seeing is a marginalization of people of faith.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proclamation that Chick-fil-A is “not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members” reflects an unprecedented level of arrogance displayed by an elected official about a person of faith. Mr. Emanuel seems to be forgetting the hundreds of churches in Chicago that support the “biblical definition of the family unit,” as Mr. Cathy said. Does he realize how many people of faith he has offended?

Even more appalling are cities and politicians using zoning to limit free speech and prevent businesses from opening. It happens more than one might imagine.

The First Amendment protects any company from being denied a zoning permit because of its owner’s religious beliefs. However, a common maneuver politicians use to get around the Constitution is using the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc. to ban businesses. This case allowed municipalities to use zoning laws to regulate strip clubs and adult bookstores through the concept of “adverse secondary effects.” This phrase means a city can ban an adult bookstore, for example, claiming that the store may cause negative effects like increased traffic or lowered property values. But under the Constitution, a politician cannot ban an adult bookstore from operating because of the books it sells.

Unintended consequences have arisen from this Supreme Court ruling. City governments for years have been creating zoning laws justified by a stretched definitions of “adverse secondary effects.” Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno is a perfect example, using it to block Chick-fil-A from coming to his ward. He cited increased traffic concerns but clearly, Mr. Moreno disagrees with Mr. Cathy’s views on marriage. Rather than respect the business owner’s First Amendment rights, Mr. Moreno has chosen to misuse his political power. He exemplifies the corrupt abuse of power Chicagoans have come to expect from their politicians.

Homosexual “marriage” advocates are displaying a double standard about what tolerance means and for whom. Rather than say all views are protected by the Constitution, politicians are doing the unthinkable — limiting free speech and expression of religion for those with whom they disagree. Not only is this an egregious misuse of power but it flies in the face of American character. It also reflects the hatred for religious people and their values by the pro-homosexual community, who want equality, but not for those with whom they disagree.

Americans are no fools. Thousands lined up to oppose this sort of dirty politics by ordering food at their local Chick-fil-A using “free speech” or “freedom of religion” as their order name. People of faith throughout the nation have come out in droves to support the restaurant chain, recognizing that much more is at stake than free enterprise.
Fitz

Mount Clemens, MI

#825 Aug 8, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
A marriage is whatever a couple makes of it. Same-sex couples getting married makes no difference to my marriage.
Perhaps not. But it does infact change the very understanding of the insitution for everyone..an therefore is a matter of social concern not individual taste.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#826 Aug 8, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>You didn't specify who "we" is. I hope it's not the brown shirts. The person from Chicago was saying (effectively) that everyone is dirty/who cares?
Well, the reason why we care is- using Hitler as an example- he didn't come right out and say he was going to put people in concentration camps, murder some and work the others to death. Now that we know he did and that he went to great lengths to hide that even AFTER he seized power and thought he had total control, we have to be on guard against such things happening again and that means closely watching certain people. If a guy is gonna get all Old Testament about one thing, he may just get all Old Testament about another. Better safe than sorry.
You, for example, might think a couple of billionaire brothers might spend a billion dollars to save themselves a few million in taxes. I might think it's more than that....
Dude, that's just plain hate mongering. Idiotic hate mongering at that.

You might as well compare Mother Teresa's stance on abortion to Hitler with that 'logic'.

Then you double down on stupid with picking a conservative example of tax avoidance when there are numerous examples of wealthy people from all parties doing the same thing. Legally, by the way.

Now we could use Obama's financial wizard, ex-Gov Corzine as a example of criminal behavior being protected by a liberal Justice Dept.

Smirk.

“**** JOHN VIS ******* ”

Since: Sep 07

"bringin the heat"

#827 Aug 8, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
"Whatever. I really don't care [about JG] anymore."
moved on didja there weenie boy??Too hot in JGs kitchen fer ya??LOL Funny..I honestly thought you were NOT quite as wimpy as Paula said you were

Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#828 Aug 8, 2012
Naughtyrobot wrote:
Gay marriage will never be real marriage, even if it is legal.
In your opinion, which is irrelevant to anyone but you. Enjoy it.
D Up

Virginia Beach, VA

#829 Aug 8, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
I don't care about this place.
It isn't the sort of place I would go for food. That stuff is garbage.
You eat quiche.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#830 Aug 8, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>So part Cherokee - not, a doctorate - not. I would even question that your a gun owner now. It figures, but this is the internet so who really gives a ratsass - but the least you could do is apologize for lying, not to me but to the others on this board.
So much projection. Just because you lie about yourself on topix doesn't mean I do. As I stated before, I do have a Doctorate Degree, and I am part Cherokee.
You and your absolutes and made up statistics show everyone your ignorance. Like 100% of people that are Native American or part Native American know there heritage and tribal affiliation. I'll bet money you're wrong on that, considering I don't, and another poster stated the same. But you are probably dumb enough to take the bet even after you've been proven wrong. Not that you would pay up anyway.
The next best one is your statement that 99% of gun owners can't shoot well. I'll bet you on that one as well. But again it's doubtful you would pay up.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#831 Aug 8, 2012
Fitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps not. But it does infact change the very understanding of the insitution for everyone..an therefore is a matter of social concern not individual taste.
So that's a bad thing? The institution has changed significantly over the years. I Biblical marriages, all were arranged and not often consensual. Consensual marriage is a much newer development. I see no reason for social concern, do you?
Fitz

Mount Clemens, MI

#832 Aug 8, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
So that's a bad thing? The institution has changed significantly over the years. I Biblical marriages, all were arranged and not often consensual. Consensual marriage is a much newer development. I see no reason for social concern, do you?
Why are you going back more than a thousand years in this culture and talking about arranged marriages? Why did you bring up soemthing called "Biblical marriage".

I was refering to marriage as a matter of civil law, how it has not changed, and how nthis purposed change effects the insitution.

Fools rush in.....

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#833 Aug 8, 2012
Naughtyrobot wrote:
Gay marriage will never be real marriage, even if it is legal.
elise in burque wrote:
<quoted text>In your opinion, which is irrelevant to anyone but you. Enjoy it.
Wrong, I agree.

Marriage around the world involves diverse genders and 96% of the time biological children.

Dumbing down marriage to two people who are mutually incapable of procreation so they can impose an impostor relationship on marriage won't change reality.

Even a child will be able to tell the difference. Especially if one couple is mom and dad.

Smile.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#834 Aug 8, 2012
Fitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you going back more than a thousand years in this culture and talking about arranged marriages? Why did you bring up soemthing called "Biblical marriage".
I was refering to marriage as a matter of civil law, how it has not changed, and how nthis purposed change effects the insitution.
Fools rush in.....
So you agree that the institution of marriage has changed over time then. As a matter of civil law, there is no reason to deny marriage equality to same sex families other than outdated religious prejudices.

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