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81 Responses to Chick-fil-A Blocked From Opening 2nd Chicago Store

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Link: Chick-fil-A Blocked From Opening 2nd Chicago Store - Are these the final days of Chick-fil-A?
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    Although I am against Chik-Fil-A`s policies and do not patronize their outlets, no one has the right to tell them they can`t open a store in a given area just because of their policies.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Why is this such a big deal? One obscure restaurant and it`s political view on one issue. A few hundred people have died in the Middle East this week and Syria might just use chemical weapons. Also reports that those weapons may have come from Saddam. Nothing on that. Certainly I would find that more interesting than what Chick Fil-A does.


    I wonder if Denny`s wants offshore drilling. Or if Burger King approves of Drone attacks.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Yes, a call to idiots to eat themselves to death. I hope they don`t go out of business but contribute significantly to hyper tensions, heart attacks and cardiac arrest in all their supporting red states. What god says about other people`s relationships is a lot more important than those commandments about diet.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Chick-Fil-A made the mistake of outing its beliefs...should`ve kept it a secret.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    I am pro-Gay marriage, but I feel like I`m taking crazy pills that this is so popular.

    And unmercyfuldu, you are incorrect. Chick Fil-A eaters are almost certainly disproportionately Democrat voters. A high majority of heavily democratic black voters disapprove of gay marriage. They also make up a huge portion of the South (more than the 12% national average). And if you`ve ever been to a Chick Fil-A, that`s mostly who you see.

    So are you sure you want to wish death upon all those precious Democrat voters? A little weird if you ask me. Very undemocratic, not open-minded, non-liberal, almost authoritarian (either my way or you die) sort of mentality you have going.
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    patridiot Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Next Santorum tweet: "enjoying fried chicken and watermelon with my kids at Sambo`s"
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Baby, you can`t taste hate.
  9. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    @Andrew155

    I made two points. The video states that the company and other advocates are calling people to come support Chick-fil-a`s stance. I find it absolutely absurd that people would care so much about something that really won`t have any affect politically but sure will have a huge affect on their very own health. People who eat crap food to supposedly stand up for "traditional marriage" deserve the poor health that results. Very cute though you trying to dig into my comment assuming I would be all sympathetic towards African American bigots more than white bigots.

    My second point is that people use the bible to justify these things and there is an inherent contradiction presented by those who chose to disobey God`s dietary commandments in order to support one of his other laws.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Freedom whatz is itz?!?!
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    kasuko Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    So, if I understand the situation correctly, it is acceptable to force the Liberal Gay union upon me and my family, but it is not acceptable for me to say "Hey, wait a minute, you are FORCING me to to accept you, while at the same time you REFUSE to accept my views!!!" Therefore, it is safe to summarize that it is perfectly alright to trample on my rights and belief`s as long as I don`t change my point to view to match yours. Isn`t that what the jihadi terrorists are saying too??? Change your religion and we will stop the killing!!! As long as we are forcing our views on others, let us all become Muslim converts then!!!
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    I don`t support what Chick-fil-A says, but I`ll defend for their right to say it.

    Also, I find it absurd that Chicago leaders would refuse to let a tax generating business open within their city limits. It`s almost as if they don`t want tax money... Or revenue... Or to provide people with, albeit crappy but nonetheless, jobs. Seems they care more about being politicians than helping the people they were elected to lead.


    Unmercyfuldu, not all that oppose gay marriage are bible thumpers.
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    PirateWillis Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Way to go Chicago! The forefront of hypocrisy. If you are that devoted to freedom, then isn`t disallowing C-F-A to operate where it wants the exact opposite of what you believe? I thought we were a free country, where we can believe what we want. Apparently not. You don`t have to like Chic-fil-a, or eat their food, but you can`t say where they can or can`t operate based on what a CEO believes. Then you are no better than the uber-Christians that so many of you apparently dislike. Does no one else see the serious infringement of freedom and liberty here??? How batpoo crazy would everyone get if a city said that a pro-gay store couldn`t open shop because they don`t like their values?
  14. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    @Kasuko

    Awww, boo hoo. Your poor rights of controlling other people. Sucks your marriage would be so affected by gay marriage, what with all the gay sax you will have to perform.


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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    can`t tell if kasuko is trolling...

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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Well, it is kind of ridiculous that they can`t open a business, especially if they already have one in the city, too.
  17. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    @kasuko

    Also (I suspect you are a troll, but I`ll bite cause there are people this stupid) No one is forcing you to accept anything, just recognize someone`s rights. Just like you don`t have to like black people, but you and your ilk won`t get off after dragging them behind your truck. You are free to be a angry little bigot all you want, you just aren`t allowed to let your beliefs restrict the rights of others.
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    nosecret Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    just as they are successful without operating on sundays, they will be successful without supporting gays.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    @McGovern1981
    I don`t know but it probably tastes like chicken.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    Liberalism.....
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    If you dont want to ruin your business just dont be openly anti gay
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    So the Mayor of Chicago wants to violate the law? Good! Let him goto jail like the criminal that he is!

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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    Conservatism:

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    AdamBomb Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    This so stupid. They already have one in the city and I don`t think it`s a majority that agrees with "boycotting" Chic-fil-a because everything I go there I can`t find a damn parking spot between the hours of 11:00am and 2:00pm ... frustrating. I wish more people would stop going there so I can get my damn chicken sammich.
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    cartright Male 30-39
    58 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    They could say they hate me personally and I would still go there! It`s that good.
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Chick-Fil-A is way too damn expensive.
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    geckohead Female 50-59
    591 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    I have never eaten there, not gay and will not feel bad for never wanting to go at all.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    Not saying that I agree with Chick-Fil-A, but what right does a city have to block a business from opening just because of the owners political/moral views. This pisses me off.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Great. now im an non-nice individual if i want a drating chicken Sandwich!!
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    johnkelley Male 18-29
    59 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    End of Chic Fil A? You haven`t seen the lines in those places.

    They don`t support gay marriage and they don`t open on Sundays because they are an openly Christian place of business. Why is it ok to hate Christians who use their first amendment to express their beliefs, but in the same breath turn around and talk about how Christians are oppressing non believers and somehow taking the rights of atheists away? It is sad to me that all of these people hate on Christians and talk crap to me about being one, they preach to me all the time about how it is fake and they don`t believe in religion, then gripe that we press our views onto them, hypocrisy, anyone? Who gives a crap if a fast food chain has certain beliefs, if you like their food, eat there, if not....THEN DON`T! Sit back, take your own advice, live peacefully among everyone, whether they believe the same things as you, or not. Atheists are the number one group screaming "Coexist", yet constantly I read, see and
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    kasuko Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    @unmercyfuldu

    Appreciate your updating us on your characteristics -
    ---troll---,
    --racist---,
    ---angry little bigot---
    Any other background information about yourself???
    Read what I wrote - Do not force on others when you will not accept their views either!! I only stated the obvious.
  33. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    See, McGovern, that whole "believes in free speech, unless it offends her" thing is BS. Here`s why: free speech doesn`t hurt anyone. Take the KKK for example. I hate their message. Hate their politics. Hate their stance. However, I`ll rabidly support their rights to say anything they want and demonstrate (legally) any way they want. Same for Westboro Baptist Church. Same for Chick-Fil-A. They want to have a viewpoint, speak about the evils of gay people, etc., I`m fine with that.

    The problem? When they go past speech and start taking action to ACTIVELY discriminate. Chick-Fil-A doesn`t just have a view, they`re paying MILLIONS of dollars in support of discriminatory and bigoted legislation. THAT`S the difference. Have views all you want. Speak all you want. But start supporting laws that *affect* others, that limit their rights, that DISCRIMINATE? That`s crossing the line, IMHO.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I`m a tree-hugging uber Democrat and ate there at least once a week. Even though I KNEW they were anti-gay marriage. Even though I knew they were Christians, supportive of Christian values and super conservative. It was only when I found out that they were actually paying to actively support discrimination that I stopped going.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    @5Cats

    How is he violating the law? They are just not allowing them to get a permit for that location.


    @johnkelley
    live peacefully among everyone, whether they believe the same things as you, or not.

    That is what the same sex groups are trying to do but laws being made or being stopped by people with conservative homophobic feelings are stopping them from living peacefully among everyone. Not all are trying to force their ideas onto you just trying to get the same rights you have that is all the want.
  36. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    @kasuko

    Read what I wrote.

    No one is forcing you to agree with anything. I said you can hate and disagree with whoever you want. Just don`t expect people to like you. And don`t think that other people having rights is somehow forcing you to accept them. Again, feel free to be a bigot.
  37. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    @kasuko

    You are confusing your imaginary right to not be offended with other peoples` real inalienable rights.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32825 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    @zazuch: Here`s How! There have been many court decisions which expressly FORBID the Gov`t acting against ANYONE based on their 1st amendment rights. 3 examples are linked and discussed here.

    Thus: If you say "I hate all Democrats" and the Democrat Mayor refuses to issue you a building permit based on that? It`s ILLEGAL.

    @unmercyfuldu: You be trolling, seriously, just admit it! It`s either that or you`re a fascist. Take your pick!
  39. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    @5Cats

    I can only imagine what is meant when you use the word " fascist"
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    Look. Everyone is free to denounce anyone they like. Conservatives, quit b*tching about people hating Chick-Fil-A. If there was a chain run by a known socialist, or communist, or neo nazi or whatever you guys would be all over him, and it would be your right as customers and Americans to disagree with their beliefs and take your business elsewhere.

    That`s how capitalism works. Your interests are best served by not taking a stand on controversial issues, because it will turn about half of the population against you. As a businessman, you should smile, nod, and sell your product to anyone willing to pay without judging them. If you don`t, some of your buyers are going to go elsewhere because they don`t like you. And it`s your own damn fault.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    5cats

    So what you are saying is if someone would like to open up the "ALL N.IGGERS SHOULD BE HUNG, Child pornography and rape fantasy book store" next to an elementary school in Harlem, that the community leaders have no right to block it from happening?
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    broncofan286 Male 13-17
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    July 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    @5cats
    They have the right to deny building permits because that is not a form of federal punishment. The first amendment does not grant the right to build a business, it grants you the right to say and believe what you want. Mayors have the power to deny building permits for whatever reasons they want, that`s the whole point of a building permit. If the mayor believes that their city will not benefit from that business and if they believe spreading and supporting hate will not benefit, they are free to deny said business.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    5Cats

    I`m going to take a stab in the dark and guess you voiced an opinion that "The Ground Zero Mosque" (which was neither near ground zero or a mosque) shouldn`t be allowed. Am I wrong?
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Oi! settle-down! its a forum, not a sacrificial altar!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    @HolyGod: You`re being stupid? Or trolling? It`s rather boring regardless of your "reasons".
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    HolyGod, pretty sure he was one of the people against the "ground zero mosque". Curious... :P
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    zazuch: "How is he violating the law? They are just not allowing them to get a permit for that location."

    That is no different than denying them a permit because they`re gay, or black, or women.

    Anti-discrimination cuts both ways, and I`d bet it`s written in the Illinois State Constitution you can`t discriminate based upon their religious views.

    Hope CFA sues.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    lol, the Biblical version of marriage? So, any virgin I rape counts as my wife, right? Is that what they mean?
    Bunch of cavemen.
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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
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    July 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    Look out, Even the ACLU in Chi Town says blocking licenses based on a companies stated beliefs would be against the law.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    I nearly posted this earlier, then deleted it. What would you be saying if the Mayor of Atlanta denied a gay club the right to establish itself in Atlanta because its values were "not respectful of our neighbors , our residents, and our families". I`d be outraged!
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    they`re chicken sandwiches aren`t even that good
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    An-egg Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    Their
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    An-egg Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    scheckydamon
    I`ll bet top dollar they won`t say it about this
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    T3hHippie Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    I am going to bet my bottom dollar that the CEO has a enormous house. I am not a religious person, but doesn`t his religion say something about the best people are the poor people? Seriously I hate all these rich people with strong religious views who don`t follow their own damn religion.
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    T3hHippie Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    I am going to bet my bottom dollar that the CEO has a enormous house. I am not a religious person, but doesn`t his religion say something about the best people are the poor people? Seriously I hate all these rich people with strong religious views who don`t follow their own damn religion.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    I guess you have some reference for this.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    I guess you have some reference for this. And I`m quite sure that his religion has tenets about homosexuality. Right or wrong he has a right to those beliefs. He also has a right (under the first amendment) to proclaim them. You have a right to boycott him, but the state doesn`t have a right to
    a) try to silence him
    b)try to intimidate others who might like to speak out
    c)deny him a livelihood
    As I said earlier:
    What would you be saying if the Mayor of Atlanta denied a gay club the right to establish itself in Atlanta because its values were "not respectful of our neighbors , our residents, and our families". I`d be outraged!
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    Good for them. It`s fine not to believe in it but to be disrespectful about it is a whole different beast. As the CEO of a company he should know better anyway... These things always come back to bite them in the butt. There`s not even one in this state, which is fine with me.
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    BTDM Male 18-29
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    July 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    I don`t understand peoples love for Chick-fil-A. I`ve been there once and it tasted just like something I woudl have gotten at KFC for $4 less.
    The only good thing there is their weird ketchup holders, that either let you dip or pour.
    Kinda sad when the only good thing about your restaurant is the free ketchup...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

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    bassman56 Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    So should all businesses in Chicago be required to sign a statement saying they support gay marriage? No businesses allowed that we disagree with? Sounds like fascism to me. I don`t agree with what Truett Cathy(founder of Chick-Fil-A) believes, but I support his right to believe it.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    Chick-fil-A gets 10,000 to 25,000 applications for roughly 60 to 70 new stores that open each year. It is a privately held company with no debt. Averages &2.7 million over McDonald`s $2.4 million per store annual capital. In 2012 they will award $1.65 million in collage scholarships to employees. There employees are paid 20-35% higher average wadges then any area fast food chain. I contend Chick-fil-A may be along a lot longer than the City of Chicago which continues to loose major business second only to Detroit. If you agree or disagree with Cathy`s statement realize that he was trolled by a reporter and used as a distraction by Mayor Rahm Emanuel who`s city is crumbling under his feet as he extorts the life out of it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    auburnjunky wins the thread!
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    HiEv Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm
    Chick-fil-A is easy to understand and easy to boycott.

    Gasoline is far more complicated and intrinsic to too many things. First of all, around 90% of the gasoline used in the US was refined in the US. And around half of the crude oil the US uses comes from the US and Canada. Yes, around 40% comes from OPEC, but there`s no way to separate the imported and domestic gasoline.

    Furthermore, OPEC doesn`t put anyone to death. OPEC is an organization that spans 12 countries, some of which have some rather disgusting human rights policies, while others don`t (e.g. Venezuela, which is a member of OPEC).

    So, there really is little comparison between the one straightforward example and the other much more complicated issue.
  65. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2012 at 12:47 am
    "while others don`t (e.g. Venezuela, which is a member of OPEC)."

    Tangent. Venezuela has HORRIBLE human rights. Killing political opponents. Citizens can`t afford food because of falsely inflated prices. Etc.

    Hugo Chavez is a major douchebag.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2012 at 12:48 am
    Also, the administrators of OPEC, which is based in Saudi Arabia, are extra Muslim, which means, yes, they kill homosexuals, as per their religion.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    July 27, 2012 at 2:34 am
    "Also, the administrators of OPEC, which is based in Saudi Arabia, are extra Muslim, which means, yes, they kill homosexuals, as per their religion."
    And Jews and Americans!
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 27, 2012 at 3:59 am
    I drating love how conservatives are trying to recolor this discussion. It`s NOT that he THINKS or BELIEVES homosexuality is wrong. He can do that all he wants. It`s that he is taking ACTION to ACTIVELY discriminate against a portion of our population by paying millions of dollars to support bigoted and discriminatory legislation. ACTIONS are no longer just thoughts or ideas or tenants. You take action, you try to actively affect MY life (he`s affecting the lives of innocent people with his ACTIONS) and that`s a whole different thing that "holding views". Nice try at misdirection, though.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 27, 2012 at 4:01 am
    However, I do agree that a mayor or public official, while allowed to hold views and beliefs against this man`s/company`s views and beliefs, shouldn`t be able to limit their business`s expansion due to that belief or action (so long as the man/company acts lawfully, which they clearly are).
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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
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    July 27, 2012 at 4:51 am
    An-egg Sorry they have already chimed in.
    Google ACLU Chick Fil A to get the references.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2012 at 7:05 am
    @AJ, They`re Muslim, so obviously they kill gays.
    Good logic.
    Just like because you`re Christian, you slaughter Muslims.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2012 at 8:12 am
    "So should all businesses in Chicago be required to sign a statement saying they support gay marriage? No businesses allowed that we disagree with? Sounds like fascism to me."

    Cute... In case everyone forgot, businesses aren`t humans capable of emotions and opinions. Ther opinions aren`t something we need to know. Just shut up and sell products. I also find it weird that Starbucks has to claim they support gay marriage. Why do the owners get to speak for the opinions of everyone that composes their companies? It seems like an effort to blur the line between human and corporation so corporations will some day get to vote on such social issues, as if their lobbyists don`t have enough power already.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2012 at 9:08 am
    5cats

    You said a community leader blocking a company from coming because of legal free speech issues is illegal. I`m making the case that it isn`t. I gave you a hyperbolic version n of the same situation. It is incredibly offensive, which was the point, but completely legal in regards to free speech. It wasn`t trolling in any way.

    But if it is easier for you to ignore it, OK. I see you passed over my other statement as well.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 27, 2012 at 10:00 am
    **sigh**
    Ground Zero Mosque: I said repeatedly it was their RIGHT to build the Mosque there. However, I didn`t believe their REASONS for it, thought it was in poor taste and fully supported people`s opposition to it.
    100% Consistant.

    @HolyGod: The MAYOR is not a "community leader" he`s a POLITICAL Leader! DUH! When he vows to use government powers to opress free speech it`s ILLEGAL!

    @gothmo: What he actually said, and what his attackers SAY he said are two different things...

    @aj: lolz! Perfect!
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6781 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 10:33 am
    5Cats

    " The MAYOR is not a "community leader" he`s a POLITICAL Leader! DUH! When he vows to use government powers to opress free speech it`s ILLEGAL! "

    Do you even know the story? Must I educate you about the facts before we debate?

    In Chicago it is not the mayor that is blocking Chick-Fil-A it is an alderman.

    "Alderman Joe Moreno, who represents Chicago`s Logan Square neighborhood, plans to use his aldermanic privilege, a Chicago tradition in which City Council members defer to aldermen on local matters, to block the restaurant`s permit."

    In boston the mayor (as far as I`ve read) isn`t blocking Chick-Fil-A, he simply said he didn`t want them there and hoped they`d reconsider coming.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    "Just like because you`re Christian, you slaughter Muslims."

    It doesn`t say that in MY Bible sir.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    I mean Ma`am.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 7:29 am
    I`d do better than shake a fist. I`d raise a middle finger. Except there`s no orientation to point it at, as he doesn`t exist.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    That`s really funny - because this CEO`s beliefs are just that, beliefs - which fall under the protected categories cited by the Mayor`s anti-discrimination policy. Woo-hoo. What about the monetary system and financial crisis in this country? Oh, you`re going out to protest a chicken restaurant? Classy.
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    July 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    I think that everyone that does not toe the "PC" line should be silenced. It`s the American way!
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    3906 posts
    August 1, 2012 at 8:51 am
    Free speech goes both ways. I don`t agree with the Chick-fil-a CEO`s opinion but they aren`t hiring and firing people based on their sex/race i don`t see a problem.

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