Chick Fil-A Pro-Gay Protesters Mock Anti-Gay Man

Submitted by: Andrew155 5 years ago in

Chick-fil-A counter-protesters probably could have been a little more tolerant with this relativity peaceful protester.
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Male 123
You could just see that first guy looking at his friend filming him like, "This is it, Brian, you`re finally gonna look cool in front of everyone!"
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Male 53
god I just wanna knock those kids out
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Male 1,243
markust123: So you`re not going to be happy until i believe what you do? I dont know anything about this situation other than what the video presents. I dont know or care about left or right wing politics, and the name calling and judgements each side makes against the other.. sorry not my pice of cake. Being excellent is what matters, and when people aren`t excellent or loving, like the other guy said, that`s too much, and i can`t stand it either...
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Male 5,413
"Hey look one video of gay people getting annoyed and striking back" therefore according to the internet `tards
"[insert some bullshid sentence about liberal gay something more fancy words about how gay people are intolerant based on this ONE video]"
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Male 2,737
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Male 2
@markust123
"a guy walking into a protest against intolerance from the bible who starts preaching intolerance from the bible is just asking for this very reaction."

And a woman walking down the street dressed in a mini-skirt and tight top is just asking for rape?

No... bad behavior is bad behavior no matter what the circumstances. If only a couple seconds of bad behavior is caught on camera, that is two seconds too much!

and obviously, he was simply sitting there, they had ample time to draw silly things around him.

Try again, markust. NOT his fault
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Male 15,832
And they call conservatives "intolerant?"

Liberalism has become nothing more than hate and bigotry.
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Male 4,854
Would you take a video at face value that was created by a left-wing blog? If Andrew Breitbart taught us anything it is to not trust any partisan blog.
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Male 4,854
"I`m only saying what I see based on the video."

No, what you are doing is believing the illusion that a right-wing blog created by editing out the preachers actions. You are the prime target for opinion media. Take off your blinders.
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Male 1,243
markust123: I`m only saying what I see based on the video. He may be able to convince himself or his peers that he`s right by acting rude like that, but not everyone. Even if he was treated rudely, there`s no reason to return the same, that`s when he has a chance to step up and teach a lesson. But if not, silence will always speak volumes over mockery and rudeness. If there is more to the video and guy with the Bible came in and said some rude things, and you have one, upload it. If that`s the case they`re likely both in the wrong. But the guys in the video are beside the point, the point is mockery and rudeness will always fail next to excellence, honourable and admirable ways.

Love one another, be excellent, they`re such simple concepts, but so hard for this world to exercise.
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Male 4,854
"but some facts stand."

Your facts are assumptions. And you know what they say, if you do that you make an ass out of u and mptions. Wait, that doesn`t seam right.

Can you not see that a guy walking into a protest against intolerance from the bible who starts preaching intolerance from the bible is just asking for this very reaction. Even if he was just preaching normally considering the type of protest he still would know what he was getting himself into. I feel zero pity for the man. And if this was not mob mentality and really the way those guys behave I think they are horrible people. Because as you said you have a choice to walk away. And I have before on multiple occasions when hate was being preached to me in a crowd.
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Male 164
Punks. Let me at `em.
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Male 1,243
markust123: everyone has the choice to choose to be excellent, to be silent, to walk away, or make an ass of themselves (just to name a few choices). Maybe the guy was raving and attacking people before the video, IDK, but some facts stand.

First, the chalk mockings on the ground, clearly point to where he sits. If you`ve ever written that much chalk it can take several minutes, so it`s safe to say he wasn`t walking around too much. He may have just been reading his bible aloud while sitting there, and there is no law against that.

Second, when the video caught his face, he looks over the glasses and has a quick grin. This is a sign of a kind and calm spirit. While he was being screamed at, he was also staying cool and composed as the guy mocked the Bible.

Based on what the video presents, it`s hard to see he was raving and attacking before the video began, but i see more to the contrary. But maybe i`m wrong, like i said IDK.
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Male 1,243
markust123: Another point i forgot to mention is roughly around the 0:25-0:28 mark You see the guy moving in to make the crazy face to the guy with the bible, and then look to the camera for strength, notice his movements too, its a bit of pride in his swagger. But if you take a look a the preacher`s hand during this time frame, it`s open and palm facing away from him, and he`s waving as if to say no no, or hold off, or back up or something we don`t know what. But it`s calm. This few seconds is very telling as to who is doing the attacking, who is in control and who is not in control. Again, he could have chose not to pay any heed to the old man with the bible, or chose to walk away, but due to peer pressure, the heat of the moment, lack of self control, perhaps the mob or rabble mentality, his love was gone and his credibility was lost.
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Male 1,243
markust123: everyone has the choice to choose to be excellent, to be silent, to walk away, or make an ass of themselves (just to name a few choices). Maybe the guy was raving and attacking people before the video, IDK, but some facts stand.

First, the chalk mockings on the ground, clearly point to where he sits. If you`ve ever written that much chalk it can take several minutes, so it`s safe to say he wasn`t walking around too much. He may have just been reading his bible aloud while sitting there, and there is no law against that.

Second, when the video caught his face, he looks over the glasses and has a quick grin. This is a sign of a kind and calm spirit. While he was being screamed at, he was also staying cool and composed as the guy mocked the Bible.

Based on what the video presents, it`s hard to see he was raving and attacking before the video began, but i see more to the contrary. But maybe i`m wrong, like i said IDK.
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Male 2,357
@markust123: At the same time, it is much too easy to use the reading of the bible to justify the actions of these boys - both parties are acting foolishly.

@piperfawn: You should`ve just wrote it in Italian.
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Male 4,854
"I think the guy who was reading the bible is someone we could all learn a lot from in terms of composure and calmness. Faith in God is a very powerful thing, it`s what kept Daniel safe in the den of starving lions."

And that is exactly how the people from the right-wing blog that created this video hoped they would manipulate you into thinking. They conveniently don`t show the beginning of the video. How do you know the guy with the bible isn`t one of those raving lunatics who attacks gays with vicious and repulsive words? How do you know he wasn`t tormenting the crowd to the point where they just couldn`t take it any more? It`s easy to jump to the conclusion that these jerks are the bad ones but consider the source of the video and you will find the truth.
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Male 1,243
The fellow is a good example of a mocker, loud, and with the shifty eyes. You see, subconsciously he knows he`s doing something wrong, but notice his glance to his peers for support and then the raising of his voice. That indicates he`s found something to override that feeling, and presses on with renewed strength. Too bad one of them didn`t just say `Mockers and scorners never win`, because they never do. Mockery and scorn is quite often employed by the foolish, but at any rate, we can all see how ugly it is.

I think the guy who was reading the bible is someone we could all learn a lot from in terms of composure and calmness. Faith in God is a very powerful thing, it`s what kept Daniel safe in the den of starving lions.

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Male 519
Here`s what bothers me about the protests against Chick-Fil-A. Its a private company. All the stores are private property. It doesn`t have to answer to any form of shareholders. It`s profit is more or less the personal profits of it`s founders. If you don`t agree with the business, don`t spend your money there (I don`t.) However, going inside to protest is almost as ethically wrong as going to the guy`s house and protesting on his lawn.
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Male 9,509
scttydsntknw

"The CEO himself does not decide who draws from the charity, they fund a charity that supports christian groups now some of them do not support marriage equality"

No. Sorry. You are incorrect.

Here are some facts:

1. The WinShape Foundation is Chick-fil-A`s charitable arm, created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy

2. In 2010 WinShape received $8,067,161 from Chick-fil-A Inc.

3. In 2010 WInshape donated $1.2 million to the Marriage & Family Foundation.

4. The Marriage and Family Foundation

5. The Marriage and Family Foundation was set up by the Cathys. Donald Cathy is the Chairman.

6. The Marriage and Family Foundation`s sole objective is to opose Gay Marriage and Civil Unions and to keep homosexuality from being a protected discriminatory class.

No soup kitchens. No helping the homeless. No healing the sick.



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Male 5,148
I lol at americans that now do protestst under or against sponsors. This Chick-fil-A "meme" is in itself somethingh really unbelivable. People try to use your pure mind, try to don`t be involved in organized shows.
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Male 4,854
One of the comments in the article gives the whole picture if the commenter is telling the truth:

"The preacher was equating Gay people to pigs and Satan. He was being loud and rude while using his Bible to interupt the event with the intent of shaming peoples life styles. He has his right to free speech, just as I had every right to call him out on his bullsh*t. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that ass hat Christian’s can’t be called out for being dick heads by other dick heads."

"Besides the video is biased and edits out the sh*t he was saying to make him look like a victim. This “preacher” was nothing but a bigot..."
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Male 4,854
Here is the original story where they admit the man was reading the bible out loud.
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Male 1,268
Mob mentality. Gays aren`t immune to it. Their version includes much activity reminiscent of RuPaul, which be honest, almost any straight male finds obnoxious to no end.

Not surprising in the least.
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Male 4,854
@jamie76 I`ve been to a few gay oriented protests in Seattle and DC. They were all really peaceful. This conveniently edited video makes me wonder are these guys assh*les or were they stirred up into this frenzy by a guy spewing ugly hate through misinterpretations of the bible? Doesn`t excuse the jerks but I would like to see the beginning of the video. This was shot by a video camera not an phone. And it was taken by a person who runs a far right blog. We are not being told the whole story.
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Male 4,854
"What I am saying is that the CEO said he doesn`t support gay marriage and then someone didn`t like that then started digging until they found more dirt on him."

I follow a gay news blog that has been reporting quite a while on the large donations that Chick-Fil-A gives to anti-gay hate groups. I and many other gay people had given up their delicious sandwiches long before the CEO opened his mouth.
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Male 2,345
I am all for gay rights...but not their right to be complete aholes and treat others like that.

I do believe that anyone that is anti-gay is a bigot. there is no wa around that.

and as long as they do not try to advocate their beliefs into law, I have no problem with them feeling whatever way they want.

for gay people to get that ugly and act like the closed minded aholes that are opressing them is shameful.

this issue has spun right into crazyland.

I think gays need to take a page out of MLK`s playbook on protesting...
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Male 29
@holygod The CEO himself does not decide who draws from the charity, they fund a charity that supports christian groups now some of them do not support marriage equality, but I bet you no ones is focusing on the other groups that the charity funds....I am not saying just because the company funds groups that help needy families and run soup kitchens that it`s okay that the anti-gay groups exists. What I am saying is that the CEO said he doesn`t support gay marriage and then someone didn`t like that then started digging until they found more dirt on him.
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Male 2,357
@LillianDulci & HolyGod: Would it not then be wiser to be upset with our government for allowing itself to be bought? Why should we attack this man for abusing the system rather than attack those allowing the system to be abused?
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Male 715
I shall never eat at Chick-fil-A again, then again I don`t eat fast food, period.
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Male 9,509
WheresMyGoat

"He can believe anything he wants without everyone persecuting him, disallowing his restaurants to be built in new locations, etc"

I can`t believe how much I am hearing that. Do you people even actually understand the issue? It has become a lighting rod because of what he said, but the problem is not what he said. The problem is what he does with chick-fil-a money. He funnels a portion of it into groups that lobby and fight to alter legislation that decides your rights. So you give money to chick-fil-a, they take some of it and give it to an organization that pays a lobbyist to get politicians to write legislation barring your rights.

I guess if a chicken sandwich is worth it to you, you don`t deserve equal rights.
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Female 2,674
"Neither of you let your personal beliefs be used to disciminate against the other "

That`s not true though. Gay people aren`t trying to take away the rights of straight people. But the CEO of Chick-Fil-A is trying to restrict the rights of gay people, by donating some of his company`s money to anti-gay organizations.
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Male 1,313
drat `em all.. not literally though. You`ll get aids. Bwahahaha.
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Male 2,357
@markust123: Ah, fair enough. I thought you were supporting their actions at first. I agree that we should ask questions when presented with such obvious propaganda.

That being said, I think it is ultimately unwise to use the actions of one intolerant group to justify the actions of another. This logic will only lead us into a spiral.
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Male 36
I`m gay, but I`d still eat at Chic-fil-a if we had any around here. The amount of attention they`ve received over the CEO`s beliefs is ludicrous. He can believe anything he wants without everyone persecuting him, disallowing his restaurants to be built in new locations, etc. Makes me ashamed to see gay people being so intolerant of others beliefs.
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Male 4,854
"Perhaps he committed no actions. I`ve seen the video and nothing more about it; therefore, my interpretations are limited to the video. I do not assume to know more than is shown, nor am I able to extrapolate what isn`t there."

That is my point. Why jump to conclusions when you only have half the story? That is exactly what these heavily edited, heavily partisan, videos from both sides are designed to do. People should be especially suspicious of ones like this that are put out by an organization.
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Male 2,357
@markust123: "Like I mentioned earlier his actions were conveniently left out of the video."

Perhaps he committed no actions. I`ve seen the video and nothing more about it; therefore, my interpretations are limited to the video. I do not assume to know more than is shown, nor am I able to extrapolate what isn`t there.
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Male 4,854
"More importantly, what did this man attacked in the video do?"

That is the question. What did the man attacked in the video do to deserve the wrath of these dumb*sses? Like I mentioned earlier his actions were conveniently left out of the video. What did the man do? Or not do (if he is innocent)?

This is a prime example of sensationalism and how we are led to conclusions by heavily edited videos. People need to open their eyes to the lies we are fed every day and quit being led around like sheep.
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Male 594
The gays are becoming just as bad as Westboro, IMO.
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Male 2,357
@woomanfoo: Sorry to gang up on you here; I know it is a pain answering multiple people at a time.

"My problem is that they are using their beliefs to belittle the rights of those they disagree with"

How so? What has Chick-Fil-A done to limit the rights of others? More importantly, what did this man attacked in the video do?

"Christian beliefs are the basis for laws that deny rights to those who disagree."

Should you not then be more upset with your government, instead of the individual attacked in this video? The video clearly showed many people verbally assaulting this man for his beliefs, and did not show him attacking them for their beliefs.

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Male 8,435
woomanfoo-"beliefs are the basis for laws that deny rights to those who disagree."

Actually, it`s EVERYONE`s beliefs that are the basis for laws that deny rights to those who disagree, and those beliefs evolve over time.

I`m sure there`s some people who think they have the right to murder anyone they don`t like, and it`s everyone else`s beliefs that are the basis for laws that deny them that. Should be respect his belief, too? (I know, absurd example, but correct on the logic angle.)

The changing of laws is never a peaceful process.
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Male 533
@HumanAction: It isn`t their BELIEFS that I have an issue with. I disagree with them, sure. I think it`s insensitive and definitely against the very religion they subscribe to, but it`s their right to believe what they want. My problem is that they are using their beliefs to belittle the rights of those they disagree with. It isn`t just disagreeing anymore. Christian beliefs are the basis for laws that deny rights to those who disagree.
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Male 8,435
woomanfoo-"The only way to fight intolerance is to refuse to tolerate it."

Fine, but what you said sounded like the only way to fight intolerance is to demonstrate intolerance.

There are other ways to fight and negate intolerance. Some work, some don`t. But there will always be some level of intolerance (after all, idiots will always be amongst us). The trick is to make in ineffective.
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Male 2,357
@woomanfoo: Fair enough - but you focus on the wrong group. For instance, I am a white male. It does me no harm for any other group to hate males, or to hate whites. Why then should I attack them?

You don`t agree with Chick-Fil-As CEOs beliefs and he does not agree with yours. How is it that you two are so different then? Neither of you let your personal beliefs be used to disciminate against the other - so why start something with him?

Instead, you are projecting you anger about governmental policies towards one business or one group and using them as the scapegoats. Your intolerance of their beliefs is just as intolerant as their intolerance of your beliefs. Neither should be used as a means to discriminate against the other, nor should they be used as a means to attack the other.
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Male 533
Look everyone, you`ll have to look at what I wrote and use a little abstract thought. I did not mean that literally. Forgive me.
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Male 8,435
patchouly-"Yes. That is what I`m saying."

Then you`re a hypocrit and an idiot.

patchouly-"What difference does it make to you, if a gay man wants to get married?"

It doesn`t, nor do I care. But the hypocrisy is amazing, and I enjoy pointing out the difference between what you demand and what you demonstrate.

Your hypocrisy is WHY no one cares.

patchouly-"Sorry MeGrendel, it is your group that needs to learn tolerance."

For one thing, you have no idea what my `group` is (not that I even have one). And you are not going to receive `tolerance` until you practice it. The Chick-fil-a debacle made your movement look like idiots.

woomanfoo-"intolerance towards intolerance is not intolerant."

Dumbass statement of the day.
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Male 533
HumanAction, I realize that it sounded silly, what I meant was that if you continue to tolerate intolerance, it will keep occurring. The only way to fight intolerance is to refuse to tolerate it.
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Male 2,357
@woomanfoo: "People need to realize that intolerance towards intolerance is not intolerant."

Yes it is. You`ve defined it as intolerance here, so it is intolerance. That`s a very silly statement.

@patchouly & BoredFrank: The err of your logic creates a circle of hate. If Group B uses Group A`s hateful actions to justify their own hateful actions, then we create a circle. Your logic demands never-ending hate.
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Male 4,854
"Sorry, but if the hatred and evil that is spewed by these so called "Christians" is met with hate, how can that be blamed?"

Exactly. Certain "Christians" are asking for hate by spewing bigotry and hatred and then play the victim once they receive a response.

What we don`t see is what caused this group to behave so horribly. Was the guy with the bible preaching bigotry or was he being peaceful? I`m thinking bigotry since his actions were conveniently left out of the video.
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Male 3,625
Wow. The tolerance of this group that preaches tolerance is quite compassionate... Oh wait, no, this just proves that everyone is a hypocrite.

The comparison is no longer "I am no hypocrite, but you are." it`s "How much less of a hypocrite am I compared to you?"
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Male 533
"When you are for equality, and free speech. You must be even when you disagree."

Say you were having a conversation with someone who was anti-free speech. Sure, you, as a proponent of free speech, should respect their right to believe whatever it is that they believe. However, if this person is actually actively chipping away at that right using the law, is that not different? Regardless of what anyone believes, these people are not treated as equals in our country. That`s what it boils down to, and there is no excuse for that, especially not a religious one.
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Male 39,561

What a bunch of idiots.
Protest Chic - fine.
Telling another guy who he should worship or that he can`t
have the same freedom of speach they`re expressing... FAIL
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Male 533
People need to realize that intolerance towards intolerance is not intolerant. It`s much easier to be Christian in this country than it is to be gay. People like the man being "mocked" are keeping the men doing the "mocking" from being equal. That`s something worth fighting for. That`s something worth arguing about.
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Male 546
Imagine if the roles were reversed.... Oh the victimization.

The discussion was fine. But being a hypocrite is what they were in trying to humiliate a single person with their group. Isn`t that what they are against? Shouting over and taunting does not prevail in a discussion. Being passionate about an issue is no excuse for the behavior.

When you are for equality, and free speech. You must be even when you disagree.
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Male 4,745
@MeGrendel,
Yes. That is what I`m saying. These anti-gay people are spewing their hatred. Forcing their opinions on others. What difference does it make to you, if a gay man wants to get married? It doesn`t affect you in any way. Yet, for some unknown reason, you feel that others should believe in your magical sky wizard and do his bidding.

When racists take away black rights, we should stand up and fight them. When Christian nut bars try to force their B.S. on others and take away another humans rights, we should stand up and fight them.

You talk about tolerance. For you, if you "tolerate" gay marriage, nothing changes in your life. For them, if they tolerate your crazy and evil sky wizard, they are forced to be second class citizens.

Sorry MeGrendel, it is your group that needs to learn tolerance.
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Male 2,670
Boo effing hoo. Anti-gay protester gets a taste of his own medicine.
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Male 8,435
@patchouly

So you`re saying that the only ones who need to be `tolerant` are white, christian males?

Why is it that the very people who DEMAND `tolerance` are the very ones who never demonstrate it in thier own attitudes?
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Female 2,761
I respect the side that doesn`t put down the others beliefs.
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Male 2,357
What a bunch of hypocrites preaching tolerance and then verbally assaulting this man for his beliefs. When did we, as a society, begin to accept that it was fine to discriminate against some and not others.

This is just as wrong as a group of Christians verbally assaulting a gay man about his beliefs. Imagine the uproar that hypothetical video would cause though.

Wrong is wrong.
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Male 4,745
Sorry, but if the hatred and evil that is spewed by these so called "Christians" is met with hate, how can that be blamed?
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Male 533
I don`t see the problem here. They weren`t being violent. They`re guilty of being annoying, definitely, but nothing more.
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Male 2,578
Link: Chick Fil-A Pro-Gay Protesters Mock Anti-Gay Man [Rate Link] - Chick-fil-A counter-protesters probably could have been a little more tolerant with this relativity peaceful protester.
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