Chick-Fil-A Owner NEVER Said Anti-Gay Stuff [Pic+]

Submitted by: 5cats 5 years ago in

He was asked if he supports "Christian Family Values" you know, like Barack Obama does!
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Male 11,739
[quote]There’s not much doubt, even from the context of this single interview, that Cathy is referring to the union of husbands, wives, and children when he discusses support for the traditional family, but that’s not the same thing as condemning anyone.

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That’s a rather forceful statement against the re-definition of marriage – delivered with an invocation of divine judgment that understandably makes some listeners uncomfortable, and is arguably intended to do so – but still not a personal condemnation of anyone.[/quote]

How stupid do you have to be to say it`s not a condemnation? Does he have to come out and say "I hate fags, they should die."?

This country is going to hell at Warp 10.
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Male 4,431
But nice try at recasting the discussion trying to make those upset about Chick-Fil-A`s stance into non-nice individuals. We`re upset about ACTIVE discrimination, ACTIVE and WILLFUL bigotry and discrimination, not views or words. Big, big, big difference.
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Male 4,431
Said anything or not, the company and its owner took action--in the form of millions and millions of dollars in support of bigoted and discriminatory laws. Linky is here. *That`s* what`s at issue here, not something he may or may not have *said*.
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Male 1,449
@Angillion

First of all I do not believe he is refusing to serve gays food.

Secondly - It does not mater if he told nobody or everybody what he thinks, it`s still his personal view.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I don`t understand why a businessman can`t his own business the way he want`s to.[/quote]

So you`d be fine with a business that refused to serve, for example, Jews?

He`s taking his views into the public arena, both in business and in politics. That makes them fair game for public criticism and political opposition because they`re no longer personal views.
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Male 2,436
At work today, a customer brought us a HUGE platter of Chik-fil-A nuggets at lunch time. I scarfed those babies up! They were sooo good! Not because I like chicken, but because I hate fags... and they were free.

Just kidding, I like chicken.
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Female 3,562
"That’s a rather forceful statement against the re-definition of marriage – delivered with an invocation of divine judgment that understandably makes some listeners uncomfortable, and is arguably intended to do so – but still not a personal condemnation of anyone."

Yes it is, stupid article writer. You can`t say "God thinks what you`re doing is wrong" without saying "I think what you`re doing is wrong." It`s the same damn thing. Nevermind the fact that it`s clear the president agrees with that belief.
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Male 20
I believe that many people are misinterpreting the quote “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think we can try to define what marriage is all about.”

I have always viewed a christian`s relationship with "God" more as a General ordering about soldiers than a father and his children, mostly because both involve following orders without question regardless of if you agree with them or even understand their purpose, the main reason I have abstained from both religion and the military. Dan Cathy is not saying he hates gay people, rather he is saying that the people of the US may be facing a Court-martial for not following "God`s" orders. That being said he may indeed harbor a hatred and intolerance for homosexuality, he just
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Male 40,414
[quote]He needs to learn to keep them to himself.[/quote]
Ah! @madest at his FINEST!

You can have free speech: just don`t disagree with the Liberal Left OR ELSE!!!

[quote]Move to the middle east if that`s the life you dream of.[/quote]
Fine advice @madest: why don`t you take your own advice and see how free you are in Saudi Arabia, eh? I`m sure smokin pot is "A#1 OK" there! Also being an open atheist too! Fer sher!
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Male 1,243
They should open in canada, i`d go there. I`ve been haring about them all week, and i`m wondering what their food is like. they sound like some good people too.
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Male 20
I sincerely believe that if two people(or more) want to be legally joined they should have that opportunity, regardless of their sex. However I also believe that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and values and should not be punished if their beliefs, however misguided, are different from our own. Chick-fil-A certainly should not be prevented from opening additional restaurants just because of something the president SAID
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Male 7,378
Look Dan Cathy has his beliefs. He needs to learn to keep them to himself. Nobody is forcing him to marry a man. All these religious types want to force people to live by their fairy tale. We don`t do that here. Move to the middle east if that`s the life you dream of.
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Male 2,737
I spent all morning on facebook trying to explain this crap to some so-called friends just to get finally blocked.People are sheeple and will believe ANYTHING that mass media says.F*cking drones.If the world is gonna end, I`d wish they`d speed it up.
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Male 675
Looks as if he said he was against gays in a very politically correct manor.

"I pray God`s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think we can try to define what marriage is all about."

Let`s pick this particular quote apart, shall we? We notice at first that this is an incredibly close-minded statement from an individual who`s only source is a single ancient text, written by man. We see he ignores new research that suggests being gay may, in fact, be genetic and not a choice. We see that he ignores the hundreds of thousands of gay unions that raise moral children who are straight, despite their parents` orientation. He ignores the many contributing gay members of our country. Yet for all that gay men and women do for society, they ask only that they be allowed to marry with equal rights. I think this is a rather sweet deal, that Dan Cathy simply will not support because it will "tarnish" his Sunday morning ritual.
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Male 87
@onoffonoffon you can run a business and say you dont like gays. thye problem is most people will not go to your business if you say that. even if you are not cool with gay marriage, most people know hate when they see it. now it seems like they are back peddling when their sales are going to be hurt. even if what we are reading is not true. i am glad to have the chance to go somewhere else where there is no doubt. please keep posting so we can be an imformed country, not just blind consumers.
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Male 35
mmmm "Conservative Voices!" Sounds legit.
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Male 559
Saying that you`re not anti-gay, just pro Christian values is like saying that you don`t hate kittens, you just like the sound of their heads popping.
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Male 3,060
All of this Chick-Fil-A talk is making me hungry
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Female 8,006
Okay- I think gay couples should marry- I also think that if you decide to raise children- adopted, born, however you as a couple get those kids, you damn well work at it and stay together as a solid supportive and loving unit for those kids. You make a commitment- stick to it. I find it sad that people focus on the gender of the partners and not the strength of their commitment. BUT a business owner can make decisions about how they run and present their business- and they also suffer the consequences of those choices........... so this guy falls between two stools- and quite hard too.
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Female 1,743
Human events, clearly a credible, non bias website.
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Male 5,811
Well he (without saying the exact words) does say that gay marriage is wrong, that`s clear. He also doesn`t know much about dogmatic law, i.e. Matthew 16:19.
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Female 2,674
"criticism of traditional marriage proponents cannot be viewed as hateful"

People who "criticize traditional marriage proponents" are doing so because those "proponents" are trying to restrict the rights of others. These critics aren`t trying to ban "traditional marriages". So it`s not hateful. This is just people trying to act like the victims when they`re trying to restrict the rights of others.

Also, the Boston mayor did not ban Chick Fil A (or block their license or anything) from opening there. He used his freedom of speech to say they aren`t wanted.
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Male 4,891
What a dumbass. A restraunt owner getting involved with politics, that`s bad business. If he wasn`t the owner, he would probably be fired.
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Male 40,414
[quote]All resistance to gay marriage is instantly transmuted into personal hatred of gay people. On the other hand, criticism of traditional marriage proponents cannot be viewed as hateful, no matter how angrily it might be expressed. It’s a rigged heads-we-win, tails-you-lose game.[/quote]
See?
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Male 40,414
@ShadowVamp: The Henson Company has every right to do what they did! So long as their contract isn`t violated, then there`d be some penalty to pay I suppose. Still their right though.
The Mayor of Boston? Has NO RIGHT to say he`s going to block their liscences.
First Amendment Rights are not dependant of agreeing with local politicians.

@HolyGod and @LillianDulci: See the above link. YOU are free to boycot, go ahead! I hope you also keep Big Gay Al`s Advice in mind...

(dratting cartoon charecter is smarter than IAB posters *grumble grumble*)
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Male 9,543
5Cats

"Cathy is referring to the union of husbands, wives, and children when he discusses support for the traditional family, but that’s not the same thing as condemning anyone.


Quick: Go find a politician who does NOT support traditional family values!
I`ll be waiting..."

Did you read your own article? It isn`t the first quote that is all that damning it is the second.
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Male 9,543
The donations the company makes to organizations that actively fight gay right is much worse in my opinion.

But for whatever reason his bigotry is currently in the news and steamrolling and I think that is good.
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Male 40,414
[quote]Cathy is referring to the union of husbands, wives, and children when he discusses support for the traditional family, but that’s not the same thing as condemning anyone.[/quote]

Quick: Go find a politician who does NOT support traditional family values!
I`ll be waiting...
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Male 9,543
5Cats

Yep. I`ve read this exact thing. I knew full well what he said.

"“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think we can try to define what marriage is all about.”

I find that to be very condemning of gay marriage. Certainly considering that is the head of a major corporation giving as politically correct statement he can to the press about a subject he feels very strongly about. If that is what you say in public to the press when you know you shouldn`t be controversial for the sake of your company, it is pretty easy to figure what he says about gays behind closed doors.

The recent statements are not why I am against him or his company. T
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Female 362
I think it`s very clear from that radio quote that he`s strongly against gay marriage. I still agree with Boston and the Jim Henson company.
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Female 2,674
Except, you know, this quote which was also put in this article:

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think we can try to define what marriage is all about.”

Where he`s saying that giving gay people the same rights as everyone else is going to cause some kind of magical punishment on our country, that we want gay people to have the same rights because we want to defy his god, and that we are the "prideful and arrogant" ones (which, I`d argue, would be him and people like him) for wanting gay people to have the same rights as everyone else.
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Male 40,414
Link: Chick-Fil-A Owner NEVER Said Anti-Gay Stuff [Pic+] [Rate Link] - He was asked if he supports `Christian Family Values` you know, like Barack Obama does!
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