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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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  • John

    Men wrote the bible. Men decided what material would be placed in the bible…. many books were left out in case you didn’t know. Men who were interpreting ancient hebrew text. Which a lot of characters could have had a lot of different meanings. It is safe to say that this man made book has many flaws… and over the years the Christian faith makes it even worse with the NIV version taking words out and putting in modern day slang, wordage which takes the true meaning away from the original text every time. The thing about your argument which you don’t even see is Jesus mentioned the commandments in the new testament he never mentions homosexual, or anything of the kind. It seems that all knowing God would have foreseen these obstacles, and gave Jesus a sermon to preach on the matter.

  • John

    Are you really that childish? Wow.

  • John

    I know when the term “Homosexual” came into usage. And it is hilarious to watch how over the years the Christian faith has used new slang wordage and incorporated it in the bible with new versions such as the NIV. Which has the word homosexual in it’s passages. This is the root of all of these problems… man keeps interpreting scripture the way they see fit and putting in words that move farther and farther away from the original text to conform to the mainstream of that generation. The passages you have brought forth are fulfilled through Jesus Christ. He wiped out the ALL old testament laws. The only new testament passage you presented was Romans and that was written by Paul who we know as the one dedicated to the old laws of the old testament. God through Jesus, God himself, nor Jesus made reference in the new testament regarding homosexuality. Point blank period. Christians are so quick to grab old laws as Paul did and hold on to them because of a personal distain… So thank you for your reply but again your proof is invalid.

  • GuestOK

    Why no word on how many showed up yesterday at the local Chick-Fil-A for the “kiss-in”? My, my, my. I guess it was a total flop, huh? I can just hear all the excuses now.

  • Guess Again

    God himself only states the rules of homosexuality in the Old Testament. All of the verses in the New Testament which speak out against homosexuality come from Paul, a Jewish man who is still enthralled with the laws of the Old Testament. They do not, as in the original testament, come from the mouth of God, or as in the first four books of the New Testament, from the mouth of Jesus himself.

    Jesus Christ, who gives his name to the Christian faith, saw fit to speak out against many things, including whether or not a rich man can enter the gates of heaven, whether or not divorce was okay, what commandments were the most important to live your life by, and many other things. He never once chose to make reference to homosexuality in his sermon.

    Plus: all of the verses about homosexuality can be attributed to a warning against lust and adultery. The Bible says very little condemning a love shared between two men, and in fact, if you read the story of Jonathan and David, it states that they had a love which far transcended the love between a man and a woman, and that they were “of one soul”.

    Even the much used Sodom and Gomorrah story was not a condemnation of homosexual acts, even though that’s what many Christians use the story to prove. God did not destroy Sodom because the men wanted to have sex with the angels (and if it was a sin of sexual immorality, Lot was just as guilty for he offered up his daughter to the men…), but rather, as Ezekiel 16:49 says: “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”

    The church went the wrong way with Paul, and it’s his teachings which have been used since the dawn of Christianity to persecute and condemn. His word can be blamed for the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition. If all Christians simply followed Christ, we would be a religion of service and love, and there would be no condemnation or judgement. But instead, the “Christian” church might as well change its name to “Paulian” or something else, because they ignore most of Christ’s greatest teachings…

  • GuestReality

    I was referring to your own agenda. Whatever direction you’re trying to sway people to. Believe me, I never for one instant mistook you for a Christian.

    You may have intentionally misunderstood me, but I never said that anyone can live their life making decisions based on every single line of scripture. What I did say is that the Old Testament should never be disregarded by Christians. If you disregard the Old Testament, you would have to disregard the Ten Commandments. The Old Testament and the New Testament are BOTH in the Bible, and God wants us to know them both, or the Old Testament wouldn’t have been included.

  • GuestReality

    The actual word “homosexual” wasn’t used until the 19th century. Even so, I think you can understand that these verses are talking very plainly about homosexuality and how God feels about it. It’s very plain and clear. You would have to be an absolute moron not to understand that God is talking about homosexuality in these verses.

    You asked for proof, here it is. Unfortunately, I tend to doubt your statement that you will be swayed by this, even if you read it in black and white in God’s Holy Word, but I’ll give it a try anyway.

    “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” (Leviticus 20:13).

    “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you.” (Leviticus 18:22-24).

    “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” (Romans 1:26-27).

    “as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude 7)

    “Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” (Genesis 19:4-5)

  • John

    Sorry guestman I thought your above comment was directed to me…

  • John

    You really know me I tell you… I have nothing but love for everyone. I truly value human life, and simply want the best for everyone. I can love and still have a difference of opinion and in some instances such as this point out some truths and some distortions on some peoples parts of what they actually “think” the Bible says… can you say the same for yourself…

  • John

    What wants and needs are you referring too? And who says that I consider myself a christian? I read the bible objectively and for educational purposes. I have no dog in this fight outside of the misinformation of some people of the Christian faith, and the blatant disregard of simple liberties constitutionally awarded to ALL natural citizens of the USA. I’m just saying there is absolutely no one capable of knowing all of the doctrine encompassed in the bible, and can live their life making decisions based on every single line of scripture… utterly impossible… Don’t feel sorry for me I’m quite fine in knowing who I am, and what I’m about.

  • GuestMan.

    or else you skipped the part about loving your neighbor like you love yourself or you are filled with self-loathing. Could you please tell me which it is?

  • Guesticle

    Funny…I can’t recall seeing this much outrage when Obama said the same thing in 2008…

    “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.” – April 17, 2008, while running for president

    “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about.” – Nov. 2, 2008, while running for president

    Yeah, he’s flip-flopped a few times on this issue since his days in the Senate. But, still… where was the outrage then?

  • GuestReality

    Yes, I have read the whole Bible….with understanding. You obviously, have not. And what little you read, you disregarded if it didn’t fit into your own wants and needs. I feel sorry for you.

  • John

    “Christians follow the WHOLE Bible…bahaahahaha… have you even read the Bible? The WHOLE thing?? Your ridiculous…

  • John

    I am sure the king james version is the most commonly produced bible on the market, and in THAT version in the new testament there is no reference to GOD opposing Homosexual behavior. Your are seriously reaching to think otherwise, and you are taking the bible in one hand and your personal opinion in the other and trying to make them stick… Again the problem for you is you are too opinionated for your own good. Until one Christian can provide one once of definite proof God is offended by Homosexual behavior I will continue to defend their rights.

  • GuestReality

    And somewhere in your “warped brainwashed mind you have been conditioned” to believe that being gay doesn’t offend God. You’re wrong. I don’t hate gay people; where did you read that? Certainly not in my post. I hate the acts they perform, but I don’t hate them specifically.

    You must have read your own version of the Bible, which you interpreted any old way you wanted. My Bible never said homosexuality is OK or moral, and it never will.

    You’re entitled to you opinion, but so am I. And I will voice it just as loud as homosexuals voice theirs. Deal with it.

  • GuestReality

    The Old Testament is an important part of the Bible and can’t be ignored if you’re a Christian. Christians follow the WHOLE Bible, not just the New Testament.

    The actual word “homosexual” didn’t come into existence until the 19th century; therefore, The Bible doesn’t specifically use the word “homosexual” in the New Testament, but it’s meaning is clear. What else would you call it when it mentions women laying with women and men laying with men as being “unnatural”? Pretty clear, huh?

    I know you won’t pick up the Bible and read it, even to try to prove someone wrong, but in the New Testmanet, Romans 1:18-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1 Tim. 1:10 are just some of the scriptures that backup Old Testament laws about homosexuality being an abomination to God.

    If you really believe in “faith, love, and charity”, you shouldn’t be telling people to shut up just because they don’t agree with you. This is a public forum and anyone is welcome to comment on any of the posts.

  • John

    I have morals… I am 32 years old, never committed a crime in my life. Married to a wonderful woman I love dearly. I see nothing wrong with people who love each other showing it. This is where you have gone off the deep end… Somewhere in your warped brainwashed mind you have been conditioned to hate gay people. You were more than likely conditioned to this fact from an early age. But here is the good news… So was I, but you know what I grew up, and developed my own opinion. There is nothing in the bible, or otherwise that should prevent homosexuals from having the ability to marry, and live productive lives within their union. Stop trying to sell the non-christians on being offended by their “obnoxious” behavior. I get it, misery loves company. You want people to feel as you feel. It’s time for you to realize gay people aren’t going away. This is not a fad. Same sex relationships have existed longer than the human race… there are over 150 known species which demonstrate homosexual behavior. The people who you are referring to are Americans too.

  • John

    Your first sentence is a complete contradiction. My point is in a country founded on diverse principles homosexuals should be allowed to marry, benefit from joint healthcare, make healthcare decisions for their partner, benefit from a tax stand point as heterosexual marriages do. The do not want what “special” rights just an even playing field. You see their desire for equality isn’t special because somewhere in your warped brainwashed mind you feel threatened that a gay couples could have a loving marriage to rival your own and it turns your stomach… Am I right? I agree people from all walks of life find it hard to accept the fact that two women or two men could love each other, and want to spend their lives together. Just as people in the fifties would have a hard time with interracial relationships. The main problem I have with your above statement is the fact that you are a very uneducated christian as it pertains to your holy book. First off saying I believe in this magical sky wizard the old testament was meant for the Hebrew people, and them only. So as for that section of the Bible it’s a good read but holds no bearing on your faith, or your destiny for afterlife. The only mention of it’s teaching referenced by Jesus of Nazareth was of the commandments. Now name me which one of the ten disapproves of gay marriage? So we can all agree the old testament is nothing more than a good read… Let’s move on to the New Testament… Jesus of Nazareth never made any reference for or against gay marriage… I guess he didn’t find it that important to comment on. Lastly there is nothing in the new testament referencing gay unions… So where has God condemned homosexuality? I would really like to know, and way to go eating that chicken sandwich Wednesday to prove you are the most arrogant christians on the planet.

  • Guest 10101

    I know you weren’t quite the target profile I was posting to but a couple of things in it just gave me enough of a target to do my post as a response……….And it was near the top :-)

    I’m sure you could see from the post who my actual target group is. Watching an honest man with an honest opinion, he had every right to have, become vilified unjustifiably by a small minority of extremists has been the last straw for many. Many, myself included, are also speaking out on the latest twistings occurring with the First Amendment. All voters have a right to vote their opinion, not just extreme liberals. That includeds people who go to church. This, by the way, has always been a civil rather than a religious issue for me even though I have my own religious perspective.

    Kinda thought your comment on “educate” and “majority to decide” dealt with the recent NC Amendment One vote. If that’s what you meant, I agree to disagree with you. If not, maybe yes or maybe no. My definition of a true majority in an election are those who vote, not just give an opinon. Referring to NC Amendment One, the “majority” voted.

  • Guest2020

    I’ve been hearing rumors that we are getting one, but you know how the rumors around here are.

  • Biology

    Yes…atheists who believe in science would DEFINITELY think that homosexuality (which appears in over 150 animal species) is “unnatural”. I’m glad you speak for atheists, too.

  • Guest7969

    the EXTREME right is dying out…unfortunately…the extreme LEFT isn’t! Hopefully…those of us in the center and right of center can hold the line!

  • Guest7969

    I am in love with a 12 year old as a 30 year old man!..THANK YOU for supporting our love!

    Obviously sarcasm…

  • Guest7969

    think the HATE is in YOUR heart…go see somebody about it!

  • Guest2020

    My family and I were in line at Chick-Fil-A yesterday and we will not be voting for Romney. If the people that were in line yesterday want to see their values truly preserved, then they need to support Ron Paul and not Romney.

  • Guest2020

    Homosexuals have the same rights as heterosexuals, to marry someone of the opposite sex. Homosexuals don’t want equal rights, they want special rights. And for your information, not everyone that voted for the marriage amendment are Christians. There are plenty of atheists that believe that homosexuality is unnatural and a perversion. As a Christian, I have the same right as everyone else to go into the booth and vote according to my conscience and my conscience dictates that I cannot condone that which God has condemned under both the old and new covenants.

  • Simon S

    you certainly proved his point! You must be a very bitter ugly person to attack a man with the hope of his demise. You would have been better off saying nothing as all you accomplished was the exposure of your personal hatred for those who disagree with your lame point of view.

  • Guest66830

    What I can’t get over is how off track and stupid this whole thing got in the first place. The Chick Fil A CEO position has been consistent as long as Chick Fil A has been around. Further no one has called for “hate” against gay people. Not one time have I ever heard Truett Cathy call for gay people to be ridiculed, persecuted or otherwise unwelcome at his restaurants or in his employ. Not believing in gay marriage is not “hate” any more than wanting nativities removed from public buildings or prayer out of school is “hate” speech against Christians. Calling Christian people and business names like “bigot” or screaming about intolerance is no different than having people call gay people “perverts” or “queer”. We have a right to have differences in opinion in this country. I’m certain Chick Fil A has plenty of gay employees and I’ll even bet a few gay franchise owners. Meanwhile where are the boycotts against companies like WalMart, Sams Club, Urban Outfitters (who sold anti Prop 8 tshirts then used their profits to fund organizations working to get it passed), InNOut Burger, Forever21, etc who have given money to the same causes and their leadership has expressed the same opinions? Heck, Barack Obama was against gay marriage until about 3 months ago. Were you picketing the White House too?! Was he hateful and now isn’t? Exxon took OUT the clause in their employee policy that protected people from being discriminated against based on sexual preference and despite several attempts by shareholders to put it back in over the years, the leadership has refused. The CEO of Marriott hotels personally gave $300K last year to “pray the gay away” organizations. EHarmony does not allow homosexual matches. They have a sister site specifically for it that was created when there was some uproar about it but they certainly don’t advertise it in the mainstream. I guess it’s ok to hide gay people in the back of the bus as long as you don’t speak about gay marriage in a spiritual magazine? Where are the boycotts?!

    Educate yourself before you go screaming about bigotry and “hate sandwiches”. Stop being stooges of a media created hubbub. Ask yourself that if all of this has been going on all of this time, why this company and why now? I know plenty of people who went to Chick Fil A yesterday not because they agree with them but because in this country you have a RIGHT to speak your opinion and calling for govt intervention for having an opinion (such as keeping them from opening new stores, etc) is no different than the other side asking for govt intervention and gay marriage to be banned.It’s comical because you can go ahead and stop them from opening in your city and they will just open somewhere else and pay tax revenues and payroll somewhere that understands what the constitution is about. Ooh, please don’t throw them in that briar patch! :rolls eyes:

    So don’t go there anymore if you don’t agree with their politics but have the courage to be consistent and stop going to Walmart, Exxon, etc and at least be consistent. The other side will do the same thing. That’s one of the last few great things about America. We all have a right to our opinion and other private citizens have the right to vote with their almighty dollars.

  • GuestMan.

    Unless you are Jewish, the Old Testament means no more to you than the Koran. If you are Christian, you follow the New Testament. No place in the New Testament does Jesus specifically condemn homosexuality, so if you have been baptized, shut up about it and learn to get along with all kinds of people. Faith, Love and Charity, people!

  • Shallotte

    We SO need a Chick-Fil-A in Shallotte!!!

  • portcity rider

    Dan Cathy has a right to his own opinion regardless how anyone of us feel.The bottom line at the end of the day we have to look at our own short falls.In the mean time Chick-Fil-A profits have hit the roof.They have been sucessful for awhile,but now!!!!!!!

  • GuestReality

    You know, you really shouldn’t quote something you know nothing about.

    Leviticus is formally known as “Torat Kohanim”, or “Instructions for the Priests”. Leviticus was a rule book for the proper worship of the God of Israel by His people (the Hebrews). It wasn’t meant for the Gentiles (non-Hebrews/unbelievers).

    In Leviticus 19:19, God commanded His people (the Hebrews) not to be “unequally yoked” (or mingle) with unbelievers. It wasn’t about bi-racial marriage or same sex relationships; it was about Hebrews not associating themselves with unbelievers.

  • American

    Exactly what “AMERICAN” values are you referring to?

    The ones from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence:

    We hold these truths to be self evident that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL and endowed by their Creator with certain INALIENABLE rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    Or the ones from the pledge of allegiance:

    “…with liberty and justice FOR ALL”

    Or the constitution:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of SPEECH, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to ASSEMBLE, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; NOR DENY TO ANY PERSON WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION THE EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS.”

    I’m pretty sure you don’t mean “AMERICAN” values when you speak out against the rights of other people to live their lives and pursue their own measure of happiness, or when you use religion to establish laws, or when you condemn others for assembling peacefully or using their speech freely. You mean “CHRISTIAN” values or “REPUBLICAN” values, because “AMERICA” has always been a place where the many have come together, no matter their differences, to face a common destiny. Our motto is “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, out of many, one. Our country is not a singular view, not a singular ethnicity, not a singular race, not a singular religion. We are a country filled with a plethora of beliefs and peoples. It is the job of the constitution to make sure that, no matter how vast your majority or small your minority, you are protected as an EQUAL citizen in our country. It is the job of the courts to make sure that laws are not created which violate someone’s rights, and often times the courts strike down laws created by the majority which violate the rights of the minority (Brown vs. the Board of Education, for instance).

    I don’t think you mean “AMERICAN” values, I think you mean your own personal values. And that’s fine…please have them, please share them, but don’t misname them. America doesn’t prescribe to one ethos or to one view of the world. It is legion. It sees the world like a kaleidoscope with a thousand different facets and viewpoints. And that is what is beautiful about our country.

  • Guest61246

    It is coming to light that the monkey shine CFL pulled the other day was nothing but a sales gimmick. Some “Sheeple” likely went for it.

  • Native Wilmingtonian

    Red Star…..that’s rich. Thankfully, extreme right wingers like yourself are dying out. Mr Green, you yourself are what, in your late 60’s I presume? Thankfully, the up and coming Americans are not so white, and not so christian extremist. Welcome to the new millennium, Mr Green.

  • Getalife

    It’s amazing how many people use what’s written in a book to spew hatred at others, in the name of god. Just curious why it matters to all of you haters what two people who are in love do in the privacy of their lives. How does a marriage that you dont approve of because of how you interpret a passage in a book, affect the rest of you people? Do you have such pathetic lives of your own that it makes you feel better to show your hatred towards others? What kind of Christians are you? It’s too bad you all can’t spend your free time doing good christian deeds, instead of hating others for how they were born. You people showing your hate is an embarrassment to this good Christian country, seems to me you all need to find something better to do with your free time.

  • Oceanman

    The Chick-Fil-A event of August first was just a small prelude of what to expect on November sixth!! America is FINALLY seeing the light.

  • John

    It is utterly pathetic that we as a people have stooped to such moronic lows. The LGBT community wants the same rights traditional families have, as they should in a country with freedom of speech, and freedom of religion prevails no law should be made on the basis of one religions ideals. With that said Mr. Cathy is a religious man who happens to run a private company which he and his family have instilled a christian business model to run Chick-Fil-A. He has every right to his ideals and convictions as it pertains to God the Bible, and so on. What Christians need to understand is that everyone doesn’t share their viewpoint on “God”, Afterlife, etc. and that this country was founded in a manner where people can practice their personal beliefs away from persecution. Recently some factions of the Christian Church has basically waged a war on the LGBT community by holding gay couples to christian standards by lobbying for same sex marriage laws. Many states have adopted these laws including NC based on one religions fear of what the world might become if this act of marriage is tolerated.

    It is time for Liberty and Justice for ALL. It is time to stop this judgmental approach by the Christian faith that it’s their way or the highway. It’s time for everyone to stop what they are doing and realize we live in AMERICA. You shouldn’t have to prove your commitment to your faith by purchasing a Chicken Sandwich. And many of the comments listed on this blog really show how the members of the Christian faith really represents themselves… Your not the only religion in this country, and everyone isn’t held to your standard. Food for thought.

  • Guest 10101

    You’re so twisted around inside of your politically correct head YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE OBVIOUS even when it’s right in front of your face.

    A man and his company exercise their First Amendment rights and speak up AND YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT because it’s not what YOU wanted to hear.

    Chick-fil-a didn’t play anyone. An overwhelming majority of our society has decided to no longer get played by a few anti-First Amendment individuals AND YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT.

    Voters exercised their right to vote to choose as they saw fit and YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT and say they have to educate themselves.

    A true majority did decide the election AND YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT and say instead it wasn’t true even though it happened right in front of you.

    What you’re experiencing is called backlash. You thought you could publicly demean others just because they had an opinion different than yours. You were wrong. You thought that those other than yourself didn’t have the same First Amendment rights afforded to you by our democratic society. You were wrong. You mistakenly mistook political politeness for weakness. You were wrong and now YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT. Don’t like it? Too bad. Your strident, politically correct nastiness has gone too far.

    People are flocking into Chick-fil-A. They’re telling you that you have a right to your opinion but not the right to get what you want simply because you want it. All of this could have been avoided if you had simply been decent enough to acknowledge that everyone has the right to their own opinion in our society. You could have agreed to disagree but YOU COULDN’T HANDLE IT and lashed out with a temper tantrum instead. That kind of behaviour used to get you what you wanted. Those days might be over. Now you’re stuck with having to pretend it’s not even happening.

    How’s that working out for you? I’m guessing not too well because YOU’RE NOT CAPABLE OF HANDLING IT.

  • Guest6969696969

    “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.

    It’s NOT about “promoting hate”…
    This is about ONE MANS Religious Beliefs and FIRST ADMENDMENT SPEECH!
    When you have several Mayor’s (such as $hitcago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel) working to DENY the business to operate in a City(s), Philly et al, because of your speech/Faith, using the .GOV to do, or FORCE everyone else to your “views”, or DENY COMMERCE It’s just WRONG..
    Especially when, Rahm Emanuel invites a known Marxist/Muslim, ( Louis Farrakhan) …that Supports KILLING the LGBT Community,through HIS beliefs, (Muslim), Move up there with them, you Progressives… Be led into the Oven(s) & Gas Chamber(s)….
    NOTE, you Progressives, every time you buy GAS, your supporting Muslim Countries that would be happy to STONE YOU to death…. For being a *LGBT*…
    meanwhile, I’m eaten MO Chicken…

  • GuestReality

    Society is falling apart because of the lewd, lascivious, obsene, vulgar, indecent, and unprincipled perversion that is practiced on a daily basis by homosexuals, who choose to flaunt their behaviors in society’s and America’s faces. You don’t have to be a Christian to be offended by their obnoxious behavior; you just have to have morals.

  • Melissa M

    People do we really want to start quoting the bible, I can also quote it . The best thing I was ever taught was Dont judge someone just because they sin differently than you. With that Leviticus 19:19 You shall not let your castle breed with different kind, you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seeds…. HUMMM so not only is same sex relationships a sin to God but so is biracial marriage and marriage between two people of different religions…okay everyone lets go back to 1950s so that we can follow religion the right way. JUDGE NOT UNLESS YOUR WILL TO STAND AT THE START LINE. So yes I gave up chick fil a, to donate money to hate is a SIN!!! Im straight but not narrow and will always support human rights !

  • Cathy Lane

    Liberal politicians, Hollywood, the liberal media would all have you think that the majority of US citizens are in their favor. I am not so sure about that. This is just one example of people finally speaking out, mostly in favor of free speech (and some for CFA stand on marriage). Maybe there is hope after all!!!

  • Rick Wilson

    Vacation time that could have been used for something other than word meaning.
    Road trip to a restaurant you seldom go to.
    Standing in a long line…..
    Rumor has it that some of their competitors shut down for the day and went to Chick-Fil-A??????
    Chick-Fil-A played you like a drum…………

    Now the other side of the argument are going to Chick-Fil-A on Friday?
    These people are marketing geniuses!
    I wonder who they will choose to piss off next week and repeat the process?

    I just wish that when the election rolls around in November, all these people would educate themselves on the issues, and actually vote. It would be nice if a true majority decided the election.

  • B M

    Atta boy Chick Filet, people are fed up and want to get back to “AMERICAN” values, November can’t come soon enough!

  • Will White

    If Mr. Romney wants to win in November, he needs to support the values that ‘normal people in this country still live by. If he does, he will see voters lined up to vote just like we saw Chick-Fil-A lines today. Don’t waver Mr. Romney!

  • RSimmons

    Self described Christians out in force to support a man who claims that God wants us to deny another human being the same rights and legal standing that Dan Cathy enjoys. No wonder society is falling apart.

  • Erlkoenig

    I really enjoyed my spicy chicken biscuit.

  • Robert Green

    My wife and I do not approve of the Red Star newspaper , so we show our disapproval by not purchasing the product. Since I disapprove , I do not call for the Red Star to be silenced , such as the LGBT community’s desire to silence Chik-Fil-A. Liberals are always the aggressors with all their movements. The Occutard’s vandalism and violence that was on display for the nation to see was praised by the media as their freedom of expression. Whereas the chronically lying Brian Ross of ABC News failed attempt to tie in the Tea Party with the movie massacre exposed the media’s bias towards conservatism. The market forces determine the successes of companies not politicians , with people voting with their pocketbook. I added to Chik-Fil-A’s prosperity today by visiting their restaurant twice. I was happy to do so and will be returning for many more chicken sandwiches.

  • Rick Wilson

    I will have to admit that I have had some fun with the hoopla over Chick-Fil-A. Please do not take that to mean that I think it is a laughing matter. I DO NOT. If I am asked point blank if I am for gay marriage, my answer is no, I am not for gay marriage. Without any further discussion, there are some who would brand me as living in the stone ages and biased. Just like a few people did to the owner of Chick-Fil-A. Then the media blew it completely out of proportion, and look what happened. If I am allowed to give more than just a yes or no answer, here it is. I am against gay marriage. I also voted against amendment one, and firmly believe that I do not have the right to dictate to others what they do in privacy of their own homes as long as they are not hurting others. I also feel the government needs to quit trying to legislate morality, whatever their definition might happen to be. If everybody in this country are required to pay taxes, then the law should apply equally to everyone. If we balance the playing field, any legitimate argument for gay marriage goes away. The other thing I find puzzling is how many people dust off their Bibles when it is convenient, and the rest of the time live how they want regardless of what the Bible says. No one is perfect, but the people that truly believe, never have to tell you they are a Christian, you know by how they conduct themselves every single day…….

    I do hope there is a silver lining in all of this. I hope that everyone that went to Chick-Fil-A yesterday is registered to vote, and will show the same tenacity showing up in November to vote. I hope they will educate themselves on all the issues and become an informed voter. I also hope that everyone will realize a personal opinion does not justify a boycott. This man was asked a question and gave an honest answer. He is not on the airways every single day bashing people. Everyone in this world is not a politician. They have not been trained to talk out of both sides of their mouths without saying anything. In my opinion, this is a good thing. Give an honest man a break, he deserves it.

    To the poster above me, you certainly imply a lot that I did not say in my original post. I said I wanted people to educate themselves, I did not give the curriculum. I said I wanted a majority to decide the election, I did not tell anyone how to vote. I would like for one election to be decided by a true majority. That means if you will stand in line for hour(s) to prove your point, then you should be willing to stand in line to do something that actually matters like voting. It is called putting your vote where your opinion is.

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