People Come Out For Chick-fil-A appreciation Day

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago

Today"s Chick-fil-A Day and CNN reports on the hubbub surrounding it all after its president spoke against gay marriage.
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Male 621
Easter is NOT a US federal holiday.

Currently, Christmas is the only non-secular federal holiday in the US.

As for why that is a holiday, that would be because Congress decided to make it one. No more, no less.

You will note that the holidays apply only to federal US employees, though others may *choose* to follow them, because the US Constitution does not give Congress the right to make *national* holidays.

The fact that a single federal holiday is made for Christians (though it should be noted there are many other non-Christian celebrations at roughly the same time), does NOT somehow mean that that the US has one "official" religion.

One should not confuse the *influence* of a majority religion on government with an actual official religion.
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Male 2,143
If America has no "OFFICIAL" religion, why are christmas and easter Federal holidays?
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Male 36,410
@aj: You forgot which thread it was on! Perhaps the Col. Sanders thread?

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idk why I find that SO very funny...

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Male 10,339
Did I get banned, or did I forget which posts my conversation was taking place several hours ago?
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Male 881
Its saddening to see how despicable people be, and it is heart wrenching when it is encouraged by so many.

I guess I shouldn`t be surprised; these people worship a cruel and petty God.
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Male 621
@5Cats: What you have to remember is that many of the people who came to "the new world" came here seeking religious freedom.

So, when the founding fathers decided to build a new government, they sought to create one that would protect religion from government and keep religion from trying to set governmental policies (preventing religions from establishing religious-based laws that would affect those who were not of those religions).

The Supreme Court has repeatedly backed the interpretation that "neither a state nor the Federal Government can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another". So, yes, the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is also meant to provide freedom from religion in our government, so that people can practice religion freely.

P.S. If bias caused poor ratings in cable news, Fox News would be off the air.
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Female 426
*sighs*...I love how people pick and choose things from the bible to follow. Gotta love it though, you`ve got the freedom to hate, but the moment you need freedom to love there is a wall.
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Male 7,909
5Cats

Wait.

You are sending me a link of the opinion of one ultra conservative Christian? Of course Christians think that.

"2) the preference by the U.S. government of one religion over another"

How is that ambiguous? Using Christian principles to create laws instead of Muslim principles, Jewish principles, Wiccan principles, or Atheist principles is wrong.

No religion or set of beliefs should get preferential treatment from the state.
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Male 36,410
Wake Up @HolyGod

You are just plain wrong.
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Male 7,909
5Cats

1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. Prohibits 1) the establishment of a national religion by Congress, or 2) the preference by the U.S. government of one religion over another.

That quite clearly in my mind states that I have a freedom to not have religious views forced upon me by the government. There may be people who oppose gay marriage for other reasons, but the vast majority oppose it for religious reasons. It is the reason teh head of Chick-fil-a actively opposes it and it is the stated reason "these kooks" in the video oppose it.

"You`re bound to accidentally make a valid point"

I think that was a very valid point and I`m pretty sure I am destroying you just the way I did last time we debated an issue. But I guess it would take impartial 3rd party arbitration.
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Male 7,909
5Cats

"You seriously believe that EVERY SINGLE person who opposes "gay marriage" is a Bible-Belting Christian?"

I said "these kooks" as in these in the video (did you watch the video?) as in the lady that says "biblical views" and "god`s views" and the guy that says "this book says marriage is between man and a woman that`s the way god ordained it" while he LITERALLY beats his bible.

"Freedom "from" religion? Not in the Constitution, sorry, your fail is epic. "


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Male 36,410
@HolyGod: You seriously believe that EVERY SINGLE person who opposes "gay marriage" is a Bible-Belting Christian? (Or Muslim, eh?)

NOT ONE SINGLE person has other, valid reasons for keeping marriage the way it is? It HAS TO be the BIBLE.

Seriously man, you trollin? Freedom "from" religion? Not in the Constitution, sorry, your fail is epic.

Do "Double Down" again though! You`re bound to accidentally make a valid point, sooner or later, completely by accident...
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Male 7,123
God tastes like chicken.

Except the bacon god, whose name we never mention. (It`s Trevor, but we never mention it.)
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Male 250
[quote]It`s......... chicken......... my God[/quote]
No, the other way around: "It`s......... my god......... chicken"
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Male 7,909
5Cats

"REALLY @HolyGod? I think it is YOU who needs education!
Seperation of Church and State means the STATE will not oppress ANY religions views! "

Exactly. Including the view that there is no god. So when someone brings a bible or any other holy book and points to it as an authority on marriage or any other subject and thus the basis for which we should legally define anything, he clearly doesn`t understand the distinct separation of church and state. It is not just a freedom of religion it is also a freedom from religion.

Seriously man, you cannot honestly be THAT ignorant?
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Male 14,330
If we ban Chick-A-whatever can we also ban churches. At least Chick pays taxes...
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Female 146
You know what.....let these people eat all the chick-fil-a all they want....in fact, I hope they all gorge on it. Chick-fil-a is awful for you and maybe when they all get diabetes and hypertension then they`ll think twice about being so angry about homosexuality and get angry at the things that really matter.....like health care
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Female 2,764
It`s......... chicken......... my God
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Male 15,832
Suicism, that wasn`t local coverage; that was HLN, formerly known as CNN Headline News. They`re part of CNN, and they`re a bunch of lying liberal @$$holes.

Another thing, did you notice that they didn`t even mention how this idea got started in the first place? I`ll leave it to you to see of you can figure that out from your left-wing biased "news" sources. Lots of luck with that.
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Male 3,631
Ollie, you know I`m the last person you need to preach to about the excesses of city governments trampling on the first amendment. However, what you`re describing here sounds more like a conclusion you came to on your own, outside of what is presented to us by this broadcast. Sure, SOME of the people attending chick-fil-a`s today may be there to advance the cause of free expression, but clearly there are plenty of people there with bible in hand. You want to cherry-pick and at the same time accuse another news organization of bias. Not that you`re a news organization Ollie, I`m sure your ratings would be through the roof ;-)

Let`s save our outrage for clearer examples of media bias, not local coverage sh*t like this with some poor camera crew driving to the nearest chik-fil-a and getting the consensus of opinion there for all you or I know. Unless you were there, then I want footage.
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Male 2,592
They need to retire that damned book.
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Male 15,832
Obviously, Suicism, YOU didn`t notice that they didn`t even give the correct REASON for this. People here weren`t there to support Dan Cathy`s stance on gay marriage; they were there to support the 1st amendment right to freedom of expression after some Democrat Nazi pricks like Chicago mayor Rham Emanuel and Boston mayor Thomas Menino threatened to block Chkck-fil-A from opening restaurants because they disagreed with the owner`s position on a gay marriage, which, BTW was the same as Obama`s position till he decided he needed to raise campaign $$$ from the gay lobby. But did you notice that CNN didn`t even MENTION this side of the story?

Also, did you notice the selection of supporters they chose to put on the air? Out of a crowd of thousands, do you seriously think that these were the most intelligent and articulate people they could find? That`s why no one trusts them for honest news coverage anymore, and their ratings show it.
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Male 2,384
god, their sandwiches aren`t even that good
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Male 766
Most christians I know are cheap c#nt$ because they give 10% to the church. That is why the losers give scripture instead of money for tips. Therefore their support is really meaningless. Where as a gay support boycott is going to (rightly) hurt the bottom line. Can the bozos claim the loss for income tax?
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Male 36,410
@Suicism: CNN`s ratings fell 20% from June to July 2012.

ALL the "traditional" news sources have fallen regularly in the past decade.

They refuse to adapt: thus they will become extinct...
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Male 36,410
[quote]Hey dumbass! Marriage was around long before that book...[/quote]
@RobSwindol: Yup! AND "That Book" allows polygamy too! How "convinent" that the Christians overlook that! To claim that "marriage has never changed" is IDIOTIC! To put it mildly.
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Male 36,410
[quote]is that the Governments of this nation are, supposedly, forbidden from using State power and/or resources to support or forward the agendas of any ONE religious group.[/quote]
@kangoala: For some strange reason I respect your opinions BUT!
That`s not what the Americans mean by "Seperation of Church And State"
PART of what you say is true: Not supporting ONE religion.
However: it most assuradely means NOT oppressing ANY religion! It means that the STATE should NEVER establish a particular religion above all others!
This includes "atheism" in MY books!

When @jamie76 proclaims "freedom FROM religion" he`s really whistling "Dixie" out his arse, ok?

@nerd_rage: That`s EXACTLY what Mr Cathy is doing: Expressing his 1st Amendment RIGHTS on an issue.
If for ONE minute he broke the law against gays? I`d boycot him too! BUT he has NOT EVER EVEN ONCE done so.
K?
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Male 2,514
"This book says that marriage is between a man and a woman..."

Hey dumbass! Marriage was around long before that book was, you fuqing moron!
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Male 3,631
Actually Ollie, in case you didn`t notice they gave FAR more airtime to the supporters of this gesture, and placated the opponents with a paltry last-minute clip. Maybe that`s all they could get, I don`t know. Is that why their ratings are sinking? (I haven`t checked to verify this assertion)
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Male 133
Someone says gay marriage and then the first thing you think about is the act. sexual preferences should be private, and if they want to get married let them. No real need to judge people, if that`s there poison let god deal with them.
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Male 15,832
Bias much? This is why CNNs ratings are in the toilet and sinking lower every day.
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Male 307
Frankly, I find all of this a bunch of hooey.

Let`s forget for a second that it was the Council of Trent in the mid 1500`s that proclaimed marriage was a sacrament and that before that, the Catholic Church considered marriage equivalent to prostitution; even Jesus spoke against it.

As a gay man, I have watched this cycle with Chick-fil-A come around three times with the gay community and screaming "BOYCOTT!" - this is not new news or a new fight at all. Truett at first or his idiot son now hasn`t cared what the gay community has thought and they won`t now so save your energy for something that matters.

Besides... who cares? They aren`t refusing to serve gay people - it`s the personal opinion of one man... I happen to like their food and will continue to go.
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Male 37,888

Marriage "Has never changed down through the ages" !
HAHAHAHAHA {take a breath} HAHAHAHAHAHA

That`s the funniest part of christians.
They speak with such authority about a book they`ve clearly never read.
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Male 185
Seems to me that Obama was against gay marriage not too long ago, until he flip flopped...
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Male 425
It`s America, folks; you have a right to hate on gays. As long as you don`t infringe on their rights; throughout this entire escapade i have never once heard of any gays being refused service @ a chic-fil-a; this country was founded on freedoms and rights; if you don`t agree with it , go to another country.
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Male 702
ALSO....
What jamie76 said :D
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Male 2,578
Antagonizer, you have a douchey, slightly authoritarian mentality. I don`t care about their politics, but I will still eat there. It`s the same way that I don`t care about the politics of Greyhound, Jetblue, Apple, or a bunch of other companies that deliver quality products.

Have we really come to this point? I would wager that most of you all here would disagree with the private political views of the executives of nearly every major company. I`d like to see you boycott them all. Have a spine.
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Male 702
@5Cats
Ummm. That`s not what separation of church and state means at all... What you`ve just said is an almost-verbatim passage from the 1st Amendment, which applies as much to religious expression as it does to your sometimes unfortunately long rants on this forum.
What it ACTUALLY means (and I just know you`ll find a ton of Right-wing citations to counter this), is that the Governments of this nation are, supposedly, forbidden from using State power and/or resources to support or forward the agendas of any ONE religious group.
Seriously 5Cats, seriously...
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Male 2,345
Freedom of religion for those that are having trouble with the concept means that anyone has a right to practice whatever religion they want without interference from the gov.

BUUUTTTT

it also means FREEDOM FROM RELIGION.

that is right, you cannot have one without the other and there is NO ROOM in this country for religious laws or rule.
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Male 3,909
I love hearing some of these people pick & choose quotes from the bible. If you actually read the whole, unedited story from beginning to end it`s a very frightening, sick and twisted piece of literature. There`s a little bit of everything in there; rape, mass murder, slavery, you name it!
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Male 2,345
bigot appreciation day...
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Male 546
LOL.... This`ll drive the libs crazy!
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Male 508
The people that say "I don`t care what their ideology is, I`ll still eat there" exhibit the same douchy mentality as Chris Brown fans. Separate the man from the music my a s s.
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Male 36,410
[quote]These f.ucking kooks need to be schooled on what "Separation of Church and State" means.[/quote]
REALLY @HolyGod? I think it is YOU who needs education!
Seperation of Church and State means the STATE will not oppress ANY religions views!
THUS: Mayors, Aldermen and other representatives of the State have violated the Constitution by opposing CFA based on the RELIGION of it`s owner!

Seriously man, you cannot honestly be THAT ignorant?

I`d bet dollars to donut-holes that if you examined the politics and/or religions of MANY large company`s ownership? You`d oppse them too.
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Male 2,143
When you quote god,you`re quoting men who wrote books.Only people with severe mental disorders have make-believe friends in the sky.
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Male 483
Why does their chicken have to be so delicious? I honestly don`t care how backward their views are, as long as they remain views. However, they do support organizations that work against equal rights for gays and lesbians, which means what they are doing is no longer just expressing opinion.

As a business, however, their employees have always been very courteous to me and their product is always of high quality. They get a thumbs up for sales and a thumbs down for PR.
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Male 2,578
Kja1995, polygamy should be legal. Even more so, after the definition of marriage gets officially changed. Why not? If all participants are willing, you have no right to deny them happiness. Just because you don`t understand it, doesn`t mean it`s wrong.
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Male 579
When I read "come out", I thought a bunch of people went there to come out of the closet. Who knows.. If that happens, maybe the bible thumpers who feel they have to speak out about it so much will admit their own gay tendencies they are trying to hard to hide.
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Male 7,909
These f.ucking kooks need to be schooled on what "Separation of Church and State" means. We don`t care what you do or don`t do in your church. Quaint meaningless religious ceremonies are your personal business. We are talking about legal federally recognized marriage. God and his opinion has NOTHING to do with it.
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Male 1,284
please let this stay in the USA where it belongs
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Female 2,674
My dad participated in this idiocy and proceeded to brag about it on his facebook. =.=
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Male 123
The bible SHOULD be the law, I for one am completely for slavery! The word of the lord NEVER CHANGES! In fact, polygamy should be legal as well!

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Male 19,854
Link: People Come Out For Chick-fil-A appreciation Day [Rate Link] - Today`s Chick-fil-A Day and CNN reports on the hubbub surrounding it all after its president spoke against gay marriage.
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