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Supporters flock to Chick-fil-A restaurants

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- If it took longer to get your chicken sandwich today, you're not alone.

Recent comments against gay marriage by the president of Chick-Fil-A ruffled some feathers. But today, the restaurant chain saw huge business.

For weeks a dark cloud has hung over Chick-Fil-A after their president said he was guilty as charged for backing the biblical definition of a family

Neither that statement nor the early morning rain could stop many in the Port City from lining up to show their support for Chick-Fil-A.

"Mr. Cathy spoke his personal opinion, and he has a right to do that, and we stand behind his right to do it, and we do agree with him that we support traditional marriage," customer Lynn Bullock said as he and his wife visited the Chick-Fil-A in Monkey Junction. "We have been married for 46 years."

"It just goes to show how people in America are supporting what they are doing," customer R.C. Bottles said.

Some even used the event proclaimed as Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day by former presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee as an opportunity to teach their beliefs of right and wrong.

"We had a discussion on the way out here on why we were coming to Chick-Fil-A, and it was that the man Dan Cathy... supports Christian values, and one way we can support him is with our dollar," said Kristine Thompson, who dined at Chick-Fil-A with her children.

But members of Wilmington's gay community say all of this clucking is wrong.

"For any one from the LGBT community, it would be hard for us to go out and spend money with a corporation is donating that money to organizations that promote hate," Wilmington Pride's Ryan Burris said.

Opponents of Chick-Fil-A's stance on gay marriage have planned protests at restaurants across the country later this week, including Kiss-Ins at the restaurants.

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People...take note of how liberals react when their ideals are NOT your ideals...they attack...your a racist...your a bigot...your a fatty...


Puhraise Jesus!

According to a recent study, the Baptists are the most obese of all the denominations.

I'll pay for the tent if area Baptist preachers will put on this Holy Ghost Revival to cure Wilmington of rampant obesity and out-of-control gluttony.

People, put down your forks. Get a grip! Look in the mirror at your bloated faces. Say to yourself, "I'm a glutton." Say it over and over until it registers.

Gluttony is a sin! A deadly sin! Stop your sinning now.


If publicly traded...

Chick Fil-A stock would be SOARING.
Congrats for taking the "proper and correct" position.

Chick Fil-A...

is not a publicly traded company. However, the value of our "stock" in the "stock" of us who are opposed to a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium IS soaring.

You must have wrong facts

Unlike LBBT,the sport of Baseball is growing,as well as Amric's game.

Mr. Cathy

This is to all the gays out there...I have met Mr Cathy, he and his restaurants is one of the finest in the nation. He is one of the only men that I have heard of that will take a stand for what he believes in and his Christian beliefs. For the past few years the gays and lesbians have been trying to shove it down our throats. That is wrong! It is forced in our faces all the time. But we are just supposed to accept it. Our founding fathers of this great country we live in would roll over in their graves if they knew what was going on. This great country of ours was founded on Christian beliefs. THE BIBLE SAYS A MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN. IF YOU CHANGE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS YOU HAVE A ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL. SO TO ALL YOU GAYS AND LESBIANS WATCH OUT BECAUSE YOU ARE IN THE WRONG. SO WITH ALL THAT SAID, THANK YOU MR. CATHY FOR TAKING A STAND...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND THE NORMAL AMERICANS WILL SUPPORT YOU!

Corrections: 1) This country


1) This country was not founded on Christian beliefs. Many of the founding fathers--BUT NOT ALL--were Christian, yes, but they based most of their plans for our country on Enlightenment era philosophers like John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. The words "God" or "Jesus" do not appear in the US Constitution, and in fact, the whole point of the opening nine words of the First Amendment were used to remind us that the government should stay out of religion--just as religion should stay out of government.

2) This country WAS founded, however, on the belief that all people are created equally and deserve certain rights. There are countless times in their correspondence with one another and in the Constitution when the fathers of our country discussed how the country should be free, filled with liberty, and equal rights should go to all. Of course, they didn't include "women" or "African-Americans" in their concept of "people"...but we've fixed their short-sightedness with the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th.

If you believe in equality and freedom, then you believe in America as the founding fathers envisioned.

Change what the Bible says, and change it now!

"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.'

This verse from the Bible has been used by African Christians to target 15,000 children as witches. Over 1,000 have been tortured and murdered.

The Bible can be barbaric and used for nefarious purposes.

The Bible cannot be taken literally. We need to read it critically and analytically.

I'm sick of ignorant, immoral Bible thumpers.

Our great country was 1st

Our great country was 1st founded on tolerance and acceptance. The founding fathers established "American Rights", with those virtues in mind. The did not set up our country on purely Christin beliefs, because if my memory serves me correctly, Christians at the time were persecuting other Christians because they differed on what the bible was telling them. They set up our government up in a way that will protect EVERYONE's beliefs and values systems.

Mr. Cathy has the right to express his opinion and so do you and so does the gay community. That is what makes our country great and our founding fathers would be proud of that. Protection of freedom of speech is useless if it only protects accepted speech. Christians and gays need to stop trying to force people to believe the way they do, you can express your opinions, but that is all that they are. I really do not care what you believe and who you sleep with as long as you do not force your way of life on me, or hurt innocents in the process. You treat me with respect and I will do the same. Just quite telling me Christianity is the only way, or that gay is the way to go.

Everyone seems to be so polarized, in order to live peacefully, where everyone is accepted and tolerated there needs to be some middle ground.

People, People, People....

People, People, People.... read the last book of the Bible - the end, what will happen - thats all that matters - where will you be going when He returns??... gays, straights... we ALL will stand before Him... if you have heard the gospel and deny Him, then you will go to Hell, simply put - if you trust in Him and accept Him as your personal Savior, then Heaven.. there is only 2 choices - and the choice is yours and only yours to make - Yes, how you live your life, you will answer to Him, but YOU will be the one answering for yourself. So if your gay, you have to answer, if your straight, you have to answer... Go support the Chicken place, dont support the Chicken place, thats your choice - just like the end.. thats your choice - but God hates the sin, not the sinner - and we as Christians should hate the Sin, not the sinner - we should want to be like Him.. but it comes down to the last chapter - your choice....

Your right!!

Your absolutely right... If you believe in that sort of thing... There are other endings.... i.e., nothing happens and we take a dirt nap, we turn into ghosts and roam around as residual energy, we come back as a grasshopper, lots of ways this could go... the point is we are here now, and we should make very effort to be as fair as possible now... if some are eligible for tax deductions, and healthcare benefits because they have a legal union so should other varieties of unions... leave the religion out of it...