huckabee announces 'anti-gay chik-fil-a' appreciation day

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  1. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

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    no gay chickens were killed in support of this recent protest. i repeat, no gay chickens

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    Chick-fil-A: Today, customers decide -- appreciation or antipathy?



    By Rene Lynch

    August 1, 2012, 7:28 a.m.

    Just two weeks ago, Chick-fil-A was a fast-food restaurant best known for chicken sandwiches and cross-cut fries. Now the chain is known for much more, chiefly its opposition to gay marriage.

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared Aug. 1 -- today -- Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, encouraging residents nationwide who support traditional values to plunk down some money and let the Christian-run company know it's not alone.
    "We are closing in on 500,000 attendees for Chick fil-A Appreciation day," Huckabee said on his Facebook page this week, urging other like-minded individuals to continue to get the word out about the counter-protest.

    Roger S. Oldham said he never anticipated this level of controversy. Oldham, a representative for the Baptist Press, a news service dedicated to Christian Baptist news, said the news service picked up and published what seemed to be a fairly routine story in mid-July. It was a profile of Dan Cathy, president of the popular fast-food chain that proudly abides by Bible-based principals. (It is, for example, closed on Sundays.)

    Cathy took the opportunity of the interview to proclaim his -- and his company's -- opposition to gay marriage. "Guilty as charged," Cathy said, adding that Chick-fil-A supports “the biblical definition of the family unit.â€

    You now know what happened when the mainstream media caught a whiff of the July 16 story. Deep-fried controversy.

    "We just published this story like we would publish any story, thinking it would be of interest to our constituency," Oldham told the Los Angeles Times.

    Except, this story wasn't quite like any other story.

    It went viral.

    Soon, gay right activists were calling for boycotts of Chick-fil-A. Traditional family values activists, such as Sarah Palin, who tweeted a picture of herself picking up some Chick-fil-A over the weekend, urged supporters to rally back. Mayors of several cities wanted to shut the gates to Chick-fil-A outlets. Others, like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said that was going too far.
    Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien summed it up thusly: "It’s hard to believe that the greatest division in American politics these days is “pro-" or “anti-Chick-fil-A,â€" he tweeted.

    Chick-fil-A's brand name may have taken a bruising in some quarters, but it's too soon to say what the controversy will mean, if anything, for the business' bottom line. To date, Chick-fil-A has been the envy of the industry, valued at $4.5 billion.

    Today, America gets the opportunity to vote on it.
     
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  2. JJR

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    I think it's awesome that the gay rights issue was finally brought into the mainstream... by chicken sandwiches. 'MERICA!! Fuck yeah!
     
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    expecting record chicken sammich sales

    guy's a genius
     
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    cheezedbyfate Well-Known Member

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    by all means....all homophobes should gorge on that shit everyday till their arteries turn to concrete and they drop dead....brilliant....
     
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    while bisexual dudes give everyone HIV :coffee:
     
  6. geo

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    they are literally lined up around the block in dfw. fuckin rednecks. :cheer:
     
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    :jj:
     
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    mabye the head of philip morris can make some homophobe remarks and all these yahoos will start chain smoking...
     
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    A chick fil a cup has become an instant bigot identifier.
     
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    somebody will try the same thing; probably won't work as well, what with diminishing returns and the american attention span of a


    ooh, look, a shiny nickle!
     
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    im gonna have to wait 40 minutes today but it will be SO worth it

    its a free speech issue for me, i dont care if faggots get married
     
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    "Free Speech Never Tasted So Good" :buffet:
     
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    that reminds me, where are all the disagreeable liberals who pledged to "fight to the death for your right to say it"? :bigthink
     
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    It's a corporate image thing for me. I don't think gays should ever be allowed to get married, but dude has got to think of how his words could alienate potential customers. So I am never eating there again.
     
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    chik fil a
    skittles
    nestea
    dark knight rises

    The news has too much product placement for me. :no:
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    At one Atlanta location, the restaurant was packed, while the line for the drive-thru looped twice around the building and out into the street.
     
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    Don't we have bigger things to worry about than whether or not people with similar genitalia can get married?
     
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    It's not so much "anti-gay" as it is "pro-non-faggot".
     
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    its not about that.

    its about his right to say what he said...you dont see people calling for a ban or removal of The Gap because they support gay marrige
     
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    On Friday, supporters of same-sex marriage will have their say. They plan a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country – encouraging gays and lesbians to share a public display of affection at the home of the chicken sandwich.

    AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


    this will end well