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Friday, July 27, 2012

Huckabee Says Let's Eat Chick Fil-a August 1.

Huckabee: "The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.
Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant."

82 comments:

Sarkazein said...

The haters sure are going after an honest businessman because he disagrees with them.

Chicago is burning with murders and corruption as the mayor holds those values as superior to knowing marriage is between one man and one woman.

NewGuy said...

Chicago Alderman Proco Moreno wrote in the Chicago Tribune Thursday, "Because of [Mr. Cathy's] ignorance, I will deny Chick-fil-A a permit to open a restaurant in my ward."


and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel supports this concept?

Amazing....that government here in the United States is apparently of the opinion that it's ok to regulate businesses based on their political opinions or religious views!

If you hold a different position on legislation than the incumbent regime, then you don't get a business license!

Amazing. Of course this will last until the judge hears the opening statement....if that long! But, to have a public official even suggest such a thing is actually quite scary! What next? Maybe have Jews put signs in the windows of their shops?

Sarkazein said...

Jews with signs may happen. The mayor is consulting with Faracahn (no I don't care how he spells it).

NewGuy said...

Chick-fil-A, which promotes its Christian values and is closed Sundays, said in a statement that the "culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect—regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."

Rahm Emmanuel spokesperson stated:



"The mayor simply said that Chick-fil-A's [president] does not share Chicago's values," Mr. Emanuel's spokeswoman said in a statement.


What will you bet that if it had been a Muslim business, they would not have released that statement!?

guy faulkes said...

I wonder if the Chic-fil-A company has a legitimate lawsuit if they are denied a permit for this reason. It would certainly seem so.

USS Rodger Young said...

pov liberal sheep,

But you say nothing of Chicago's attempt to deny Chick Fil A a business permit based on religion. You liberal sheep lemmings want religion out of your face, yet when a fellow liberal does something based on religion you accept it. This is what we call a liberal paradox.

Were you born this stupid or did you just get that way?

Mike D. said...

POV,

"Failing to support" and "restricting" are two radically different things.

You want a reason to not like Chick-Fil-A? How about ignorance? Their mascot cow, which is supposed to be a beef cow, is actually a Holstein, a milk cow.

Interestingly, I've not heard any reports of Chick-Fil-A discriminating against employees or customers. So why should they be punished for their CEO's political views?

Sarkazein said...

The Chicago government should require sensitivity training for the Chick Fil-a executives. Camps that get people's minds right are the answer.
If you want to do business in this town comrade, you must think like Dear Leader. Continuing educational stays will be required as Dear Leader evolves on a regular basis.

Sarkazein said...

Oh, and to Mike D- cows and chickens and tunas can't really talk either.

Sarkazein said...

or write on billboards.

NewGuy said...

I generally advise my friends who own their own small businesses NOT to get their businesses too involved in controversial political issues. It really should't be that way, but the fact is when a business takes a stand on any political issue, there can be a backlash from those "former" customers who feel strongly about the other side of that same issue.

I remember the controversy a few years ago when the "old" downtown Farmer's Hardware ran an ad in the local papers that showed pictures of George W. Bush being morphed into a chimpanzee.

Numerous people complained to the paper about even running the ad and many promised that they would never do business with Farmer's Hardware again.

If you are in business to try to make money, then it doesn't pay to offend large numbers of your customers. Even though it's your right to do so!

I have never heard of Chick-Fil-A ever "pushing" any political agenda with their employees or with their restaurants. It would seem - at least to me - that the owners of the company should be able to donate to causes and support those issues that they believe in without having the "opposition" try to shut them down.

Should we start publicizing which local businesses give to which political candidates? or charities? and then organize boycotts if they are on the "wrong" side? Wrong religion? Don't support the charities we like?

It seems like it is almost always the liberal causes that organize to prevent the conservative voices from being heard. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I can't recall any where conservatives were organizing a boycott of a company that supported a liberal position.

Hell, I even buy Heinz catsup....

USS Rodger Young said...

I love Chick Fillet. They believe in God and Jesus Christ our Saviour. I will go out of my way to eat at Chick Fillet. I plan to tip the person working the drive in window. Go Chick Fillet!!!!

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- You are right. Businesses should not show political opinion.
Now, flying the US Flag can offend someone or showing a sign supporting the troops. A Christmas tree or pork can offend. Just being seen smoking a cigar or cigarette can offend. Too many things have become political.
Too political because government is in everything now. Everything has to have a law. Who would have ever thought that a small population of this country would try to force others to change the definition of marriage. Who would have ever thought a business might be blocked from doing business by a government because their minds weren't right?

Sarkazein said...

USS Rodger Young- Same here. I look forward to walking by a protestor on my way in the door at Chick-Fiil-A... unless they are union thugs hired by Obama, because it would escalate and things could get real ugly real fast.

NewGuy said...

Sark...remember when the Wisconsin public sector unions were trying to intimidate businesses into putting 'pro union' signs in their windows?

Some of these liberals scream that the businesses should be boycotted if they privately support a cause. OK, at least that's legal. But, for local government to try to deny business licenses, permit, etc because they don't agree with the owners position on a controversial topic?

These same people would be the first to raise hell if the business owners were to screen potential hires based on their political views.

"What? You support gay marriage? Sorry, you can't work here."

"And you? You think government should place more controls on gun ownership? Nope, you can't wash our dishes! Try someplace else!"

USS Rodger Young said...

Good one New Guy!

Sark - I used to ignore animal rights protestors and liberals protesting. Not anymore. I let them know they are pretty stupid. Will be patronizing Chick Fil A a bunch.

guy faulkes said...

the libs are intellectually and emotionally unable to admit there is no difference in not hiring a person for different beliefs and not giving a company with differing beliefs a business permit. Chic-fil-A is clearly morally superior to Chicago because they do not force their employees to agree with them in these matters.

Thanks for making the point, New Guy.

Nancy said...

I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place. I'm not sure of the rules on this. I think our Party should do some of the cash mobs the other party is doing. I think its a great idea to support local business. Who would I contact about this?

NewGuy said...

Nancy....the local Republican party can be contacted at:

828-355-9708
or, email...


wataugagop@gmail.com

They are always looking for volunteer help. Also, they have a pretty active Republican Women's Club which might also be interested in doing something of this nature.

Sarkazein said...

I always admired Chick Fil-A for not opening on Sunday. At one time in many states the government only allowed certain businesses to open. Blue Laws. Chick-Fil-A does it on their own, their choice. It gives employees time with their families and time to spend Sunday as they see fit.
At a big mall, in the food court, you see all the food sellers open on Sunday, but the Chick-Fil-A store stands dark and empty. Another form of individualism instinctively hated by the Left.

Anonymous said...

For Nancy.
http://www.wataugarepublicans.com/help/

NewGuy said...

Our ASU student newspaper, "The Appalachian" has an interesting article on the Chick-Fil-A issue. Apparently, someone on campus is starting a petition to ban Chick Fil A from campus.

Not recognizing the irony of their position, the argument seems to be that Chick-Fil-A management is not tolerant of the views of the petition organizer. Therefore, in perfectly seriousness, he demonstrates his own lack of tolerance for the views of Chick Fil A and others who share their opinions.

Anyhow..here is the article...

http://www.theappalachianonline.com/campus/9068-should-chick-fil-a-be-removed-from-campus-some-students-say-yes

It's worth reading the comments that follow the article. Clearly there are some people on campus who are "tolerant" of both sides!

NewGuy said...

I can see how ASU in court now trying to defend cancelling (or not renewing) a contract with a vendor, not because of the vendors performance but because the university is not "tolerant" of the vendors views on an issue.

"We can't tolerate CFA's intolerance!" said a lawyer representing ASU. (at least I think that's what he said. It was difficult to understand him because he had a paper bag over his head to hide his identity).

guy faulkes said...

It is inter sting that the organizer of the petite accuses others of homophobia while at the same time decrying the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech.

Anonymous said...

The ignorance and intolerance of the left against anyone with opposing viewpoints is appalling! They would try to curtail the rights of others whom they don't agree with by pressuring a university to violate the first amendment?

USS Rodger Young said...

liberal pov sheep lemming,

Who in chick fillet contacted what organizationsa? Names and references please.

More unfounded trash from the intolerant left.

EX ASU said...

About 10 years ago, ASU students garnered enough support to block Starbucks from coming onto campus in the new library. Had nothing to do with bad coffee or bad service - simply that students wanted a locally owned shop instead. If the students demand something on campus, as it is their campus, they usually get it. If they garner enough support to either remove chikfila or drive their demand down so much, ASU will be forced to find another vendor - and I don't think chikfila's lawyer will have a leg to stand on with the way their vendor contracts are written. Is encouraging discrimination by funding discriminatory groups an act of discrimination in and of itself? If a nationwide chain was shown to financially support thee KKK, would that be any different? Just something to chew on.

Jus; said...

That durned constitution!

NewGuy said...

I would have to say that the "APPALACHIAN" did a good job in presenting this story in a fair and balanced manner.

I'm also impressed that what appears to be the majority of commenters on the "APPALACHIAN" Facebook page seem to be supporting the first amendment rights of Chick-Fil-A executives.

Many of our next generation of leaders are pointing out that they disagree with what CFA is saying, but support their right to say it.

Even the Chicago and Boston politicians are backing down and accepting the fact that they can't determine a company's right to do business based on the political or religious views of that company.

Of course, individuals may spend their money where they see fit to do so. If some students don't want to see CFA succeed, they can "vote with their feet" and choose to buy from someone else. That is a lot different from the STATE university denying a business' rights based on what their executives might think or say on a topic of public interest.

NewGuy said...

A footnote to my above comment.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.Com has recently announced that he will give $2.5 million dollars to support Washington States gay marriage initiative.

Should ASU Student opponents of gay marriage insist that the University computers block access to Amazon.Com?

Or is it only ok to deny first amendment rights to DOMA supporters?

(PS>..Good article here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444840104577553433755101016.html

guy faulkes said...

I will be dining there on the 1st.

NewGuy said...

My guess is that this whole controversy is more likely to result in an increase in their business than a decrease.

Blogger said...

Agree with you New Guy. Almost all Chick Filets are in the South.

NewGuy said...

Blogger....I was impressed with the wisdom of the many, many students who came out opposing ASU attempting to penalize DFA for "speech".

Sarkazein said...

I most Chick-Fil-A s I've been in, I couldn't help but notice employees who have "special need" were busily employed there.
This aggravates the liberals (especially the shyster liberals) because they want those folks on government disability-- out of sight and out of mind.

NewGuy said...

I have to admit that I have only been in chick fil a ONE time since they have been in business here. I'm not much on fast foods but had heard many favorable comments about them so I wanted to give them a try.

Normally, we eat mostly at local independent restaurants like Peppers, or Woodlands, etc...We just arent fans of the fast food chains.

I will most definitely start going there now - to show my support!

Nancy said...

I sent an email to the place listed above, but I have not heard back yet. Have you seen the story on the High Country Press sight today about the cash mob? I believe we should join the other Party on this. I believe it looks bad if we don't. Can someone give me a phone number I can call for the President of the county Republicans?

Happily Married said...

Sark,

I am not sure what a shyster liberal is but your comment is incorrect about liberals not wanting differently abled people to work in the public. It was, in fact liberals who pushed through the ADA in order to make facilities and workplaces more friendly for those with disabilities. Liberals seek equal rights where all people have equal opportunity to work - not live oput of sight on the government dole. If you don't know hat of you speak, maybe drink a big ol glass of STFU.

guy faulkes said...

HM, i see you are as much a person of your word as LPOV. Oh well....

I knew you could not stand it and would return.

Please provide some proof of your statements concerning the ADA.

Your comment on liberals not wanting people on the public dole is hilarious. Buying votes with bread and circus entitlements is how the left gains its power.

Happily Married said...

guy,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_with_Disabilities_Act_of_1990

Democrats led the charge and the primary opposition was from the religious groups and business interests.

The left gains its power through proposing laws that treat people fairly mostly. Your overgeneralized statement is just as bad as Sark's.

And once again I am drawn back into the mud puddle with the pigs.

NewGuy said...

Nancy....

828-355-9708 is, I believe, the contact number.

Tired of Hypocrites! said...

Happily Married,

"Pigs"

Really? And yet you complain about others insults to you?

Happily Married said...

No,

In a previous comment where I indicated I was tired of the back and forth insults, I referenced a saying that goes "beware of wrestling in mud with pigs - no one wins and the pigs actually enjoy it". I was not actually calling anyone a pig. Not being a hypocrite - referencing a old southern saying.

Anonymous said...

"It was, in fact liberals". You may want to check facts and wiki's not always accurate. It was an issue both sides agreed upon.

“In the end, it was passed by an overwhelming majority. Only two members of the Senate failed to vote for it, and in the House, it was passed by one of the largest majorities ever recorded.” Lex Freiden

Nobody said...

HM,
STFU? Thanks for keeping it civil. I see that you continue to be totally intolerant of those who disagree with you as you preach tolerance.

Tired of Hypocrites! said...

OK so you called them "pigs" before, how does that make it right?

Pot, meet kettle!

Happily Married said...

your right - I apologize - my response to outrageous statements does not allow me to stay civil as i would like to be. I will endeavor to be civil if Sark and USS stop making ridiculous generalized statements that are just specious. As indicated the main opposition to the ADA was religious groups and business interests. I did more research than just going to Wikipedia. Research shows the sponsors to be democrats.

Anonymous said...

My quick research indicates that it was passed with only 8 "no votes" in the Senate then passed by unanimous voice vote in the house and signed into law by Republican President GW Bush.

Religous organizations opposed the language of the act because it gave government authority over their houses of worship. They were exempted from coverage in the final version which was passed.

Tired of Hypocrites! said...

No apologies are necessary and you probably have received as much or more than you gave out.

I'm just trying to point out that it does seem to go both ways. Other than that, I enjoy your posts.

Sarkazein said...

UnHappy-It is liberals wanting to pay people to stay home. It is liberals wanting to pay people (other people's money) not to work. It is liberals (Obama) overseeing a huge rise in disability claims. It is liberal shysters (slip and fall lawyers) advertising 24 hrs a day 7 days a week for clients for SS disability.
All well meaning people want disabled people to be able to pursue happiness. President George H W Bush made it happen. Did you feel as though you had rooted up an acorn when you found which President signed the bill into law? You say Democrats led the charge.... they they were in control of both Houses.... duh.

guy faulkes said...

One cannot expect to get anywhere in a debate with HM. This person has broken his/her word several times by saying they are leaving the blog and then continuing to post, so how can anyone give any credence to what he/she says?

NewGuy said...

If everyone who ever posted a "goodbye forever" post were to actually quit posting, the internet wouldn't be nearly as busy as it is today!

It's rare when someone actually leaves when they say they will. Most will return - sometimes under another name, sometimes with apologies and explanation - but most actually return.

HM, like G.I.G., seems to have something of value to contribute. I seldom agree with her(?) but she(?) makes an occasional good point.

Some of the regulars on here...myself included .... sometimes don't make it easy on those we disagree with! At least HM is arguing her positions and isn't here for the sole purpose of denigrating the other posters.

And, who knows? Maybe she will learn something and eventually come around?

;)

Sarkazein said...

Happy- Business is against most laws the government tries to pass to "help" certain groups because the laws threaten fines and jail time. Most of the laws are very complicated and lawyers sit in the dead trees above society waiting to pick the bones of those unable to comply. So most laws protecting people are merely chum for the sharks.

Sarkazein said...

..."my response to outrageous statements does not allow me to stay civil as i would like to be."- Happy

Happy claims her victim status. "It's not my fault I cuss and call people names, they made me do it."- translation
All liberals are proud of their victim status.

Happily Married said...

Sark,

1) I am not a victim and I owned my reaction and apologized for it.
2) I have liberal leanings regarding social issues and I dont want to pay people to stay at home - if your approach is that if you can cite one example it must exemplify an entire set of people then you are proven wrong about liberals. More broad specious statements.
3) I can play too. Businesses, for the most part, are not interested in helping people - they are only interested in their bottom line. This is hwy they opposed it - they did not want to have to spend any money to help the disabled.
4) The pres only signed the bill, Senators like Kennedy were the ones who pushed it through.
5) New Guy - I appreciate the props - I continue to post in hopes of you guys learning something. If nothing else, learning how to have a constructive dialogue.

Happily Married said...

Sark,

Please note the words I, me, my - my reaction was couched in terms of no one but me - once again your presumption about me being a victim is specious. I grow tired of proving you wrong and would ask you to think before you write. Maybe do research and not just spit out the latest grandiose fox news babble that is broad brushed and without merit.

Sarkazein said...

"....liberal leanings"? I'll say.

But, about your "apology"-- you blame your actions on others (people with a differing opinion).... and FOX never even mentioned it.

Obama-- blames everything on others. He too is a liberal. It's in the liberal DNA.

When liberals support laws commanding others to spend money to make themselves feel better about themselves, there will always be a push-back.

Instead of giving Chick-Fil-A kudos for hiring "special needs" people, you go off on what a great guy the drunken man-slaughtering spoiled rich kid philanderer Ted Kennedy is/was. You are hardcore in your "liberal leaning".

guy faulkes said...

HM, you have never proven anyone wrong as far as I know, You only continue to state your mistaken opinions. You have every right to these opinions, of course, but frustration over being unable to defend them led to your multiple statements you would quit.

Please refresh my memory, New Guy. As far as I know, only three people have said they would quit posting on this bog. They were LPOV, GiG, and HM. I do not know of any others.

I know Bushrod Gentry stopped to a large degree because he said there is no use in trying to educate liberals, but he never said he would quit posting. He just said he was wasting his time talking to liberals and kept his word by posting the occasional general comment after that. He never did another rebuttal, to my knowledge.

I never said HM should quit. I merely point out she (?) is a liar if she does not. Her case is a little different than that of LPOV who offered to quit if asked. He was asked and then did not quit. So far, GIG has been a man of his word.

NewGuy said...

Guy, I was speaking in general terms about "goodbye forever" posts on various internet forums...not just specifically "A Watauga Conservative".

But, I would add "Jack" to your list. I think however, that he has posted recently under a new nick. No matter- we would be happy to see him back. And, of course, various "anonymous's have informed us that they would no longer read the blog because they hold opinions contrary to what was posted here.

I think Blogger and I both feel that hearing intelligent, well meaning posts from "the other side" is a good thing and makes for more interesting dialog. Differing opinions are always welcomed - trolls are not!

"Everyone who passes through our door makes us happy. Some when they enter; some when they leave."

Sarkazein said...

"Everyone who passes through our door makes us happy. Some when they enter; some when they leave."

THAT is a good one!

Happily Married said...

I owned my reactions to your statements - I never blamed my reaction on others. They were mine and no one else - I will repeat my statements included the words I, me, my - so wrong once again. You desperately joust at windmills that don' exist. I will repeat I am no a victim. I own my reactions - end of discussion. I never indicated FOX mentioned something about me being a victim.

Obama takes responsibility for the economy http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/obama-takes-full-responsibility-for-the-economy/2011/11/02/gIQAgKm6fM_blog.html - so once again your over generalized statements are specious. (Guy - you do see that I have just proven his statement - Obama blames everything on others - wrong - maybe you need to own that)

When did I indicate that the ADA was about making liberals feel better. I thought it was aid special needs people get out into the world with everybody else, and according to your own cohorts it was unilaterally supported - so wrong once again.
I think it is great that ChikFila hires special needs people. I never indicated Kennedy was a great guy - I simply indicated he was one of the primary sponsors to push the legislation through. Your comments are so far off base and without merit they have become ridiculous. I encourage you to actually read my posts before you react this time.

I believe in the right to own guns, the death penalty, and I am a firm opponent of affirmative action - so just hardcore am I? Wrong again on your broad based and baseless statements.

Happily Married said...

New Guy - doesn't Sark count as a troll at this point. His broad based pointless babble does not offer any intelligent or useful perspective. He takes thinsg out of context and applies labels where they do not belong. So is he still welcome?

NewGuy said...

HM...No, I wouldn't consider Sark to be a "troll"...any more than I would someone who made oblique references to other posters as "pigs" would necessarily be "trolling". If you read Sarks posts over time you will see that he makes frequent valuable contributions to the discussions here and I consider him to be a very welcome participant!

To me, the "trolls" that are not welcome are those whose primary intention seems to be to do damage to the blog; to repeatedly post with the apparent intention of disrupting the dialog and engaging in personal attacks against the other posters.. We remove those troll posts for what we consider to be in the best interests of the blog itself. Long time readers here are well aware of the kind of troll I am referencing.

We would probably prefer that posters were more respectful of one another and could "disagree without being disagreeable" but that, unfortunately, is not the real world here in the blogosphere.

Sarkazein said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!- You say that video was NOT Obama blaming others? He takes NO blame.

Are you confusing "responsibility" with blame? The video was exactly like your "apology"... he put the blame on Congress and the previous administration. Yeah, the responsibility is his, he wanted to be President.

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- Thank you, this is why I always hold back on my comments and censor myself constantly.

To quote the late Rodney King Jr- "Can't we all just get along?"

Liberals only see agreement with their misconceptions as "useful perspective" or "evolving".

Sarkazein said...

Happy- It is not "the right to own guns" it is the Right to Bare Arms. As in carry them.
Remember Bill Clinton wanted all guns locked. His law even made manufactures include safety locks and keys with their guns. A locked gun is a useless gun, unless the perp will allow you time to find the key and unlock it and then shoot him.

guy faulkes said...

So, you can post one link to a foreign news organization that says Obama said he owned the economy, HM. Sark has posted many links from many sources that said the opposite. I do not believe you proved anything.

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- Happy's linked video was the same thing he's been saying since his failure started. I thought she had found the smoking gun video where Obama does a mia copa for Obamacaretax slowing down hiring, increased regulations, borrowing up massive amounts of money, not meeting with his committees etc.

Sarkazein said...

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. I plan on at least on visit there tomorrow, and maybe two.

Happy- Can I buy you lunch?

Sarkazein said...

Really, this will be fun today at Chick-Fil-A. People standing up for a man's right to his opinion. An opinion proven by time and by common sense. Like-minded people standing up for an honest businessman being Saul Alinskyed by radical Leftists.
Yesterday an 11 year old in Chicagoland was caught with a Molotov cocktail. The murders are skyrocketing along with corruption and Rahm Emanuel goes after a man who expresses his opinion about the obvious.

Anonymous said...

Chickfil-a in Boone this morning was packed!

Sarkazein said...

If Chick-Fil-A advertised a free lunch, the liberals would be there too.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if they take food stamps?

guy faulkes said...

I just returned from lunch at Chic-fil-A in Boone. At twelve o'clock there were hundreds of people in the restaurant. Every seat was taken with total strangers sitting with each other and enjoying their conversations. One could hardly move from the number of people waiting to place orders, get their food, or find a seat. The staff did an excellent job as did the police officers that were directing traffic into the restaurant from 321.

At 1:45, it was easier to find a seat, but people were still lined up out the door. Traffic was backed up past the WalMart intersection.

The people dining in the restaurant ranged from very young babies to old buzzards like me. Everyone was polite, and enjoyed their conversations with other diners as well as the good food and service. The staff certainly deserves a bonus. A friend of mine checked his Ipad for information at other locations. It seems Boone is indicative of many other Chic-fil-A franchises today.All in all, I think our version of occupy Chic-fil-A was a huge success.

Thank you, everyone for your support of the First Amendment.

NewGuy said...

Guy! Absolutely 100% agreement here!
We went a little before 1PM....turning South on 321 from the Wendy's intersection, we saw that traffic was backed up in both Southbound lanes all the way from the Boone Mall entrance. It moved along pretty good until right near the Post Office at which point it was stop and go one car length at a time. Probably took us a half hour to get from the KMART area to the ChickFil-A turn.
We saw several people we know there...maybe even saw you but wouldn't recognize you....Everone was cordial and friendly, no hassling just a group of patient people politely waiting their turn to show that they are believers in people's right to speak their opinions!

Made me feel good to be a conservative American! I wonder how the "boycotters" will react to this outpouring of support from people who believe in free speech?

NewGuy said...

I was wondering if the local media would cover this story and, if so, how would they report it.

I still haven't seen anything on Goblueridge.net or on the Watauga Democrat website but the HCPress does have an article.

According to HCPress, the people were there to support "amendment one". While I am sure that there were some there for that reason, I am equally sure that many of us were there to support Dan Cathy's rights to voice his opinion. Wouldn't you think that most media would be stomping their feet and calling attention to the first amendment issues here? I guess it just depends on the viewpoint of the reporter.

I doubt that anyone who was there in support of Chick Fil-A has any issue with anyone else who wants doesn't want to do business with them for whatever reason....but the attempts to force them out of business by denying business permits or pressuring the University to cancel their established contracts solely because they dared to speak out on an issue is reprehensible!

Too bad the press doesn't seem to understand this part of the issue!

NewGuy said...

"The Chick-fil-A firestorm has taken on different meanings for different people. For some, it harks to the days of intolerance and segregation. For others, it is about religious views of marriage. But for most people who Fox News spoke to today, it is about free speech."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/01/chick-fil-appreciation-day-brings-out-supporters-more-protestors/#ixzz22KFgBQKk

Eat Mo Chikn said...

Facebook followers can go to Chick-Fil-A of Boone. Click "Like" to show your support.

Anonymous said...

I refuse to take sides, BUT, I do respect freedom of speech, durn, he spoke as he believes, and to be damned for that?????

Sarkazein said...

Hey, we have now heard from the Swedes.

NewGuy said...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/8026_10151726414197814_1875559577_n.jpg

This looks like Boone did today but it's Chicago...You know, where Mayor Rahm said that "Chicagoans don't share Chick Fil A's values".

USS Rodger Young said...

Chick Fillet was packed today. Very impressive. If people get this pissed for the election, Romney will pull it off.