Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Brings Out Supporters; Protesters' Kiss-In Planned for Friday; Says Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriot, "They Used to Have Something Called 'Hot Brown' and It Was So Good!" (Mm, Sinful)

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Chik-fil-A supporters at a Gilbert location today.
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Since Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said his Georgia-based fast food chain opposed gay marriage, the company has been scorned by the mayors of Chicago, Boston, and Washington, parodied by trannies -- hell, even the fuckin' Muppets don't want anything to do with them.

Which brings us to today, Wednesday, August 1, when, in a response to the opposition, those who support Chick-fil-A have been encouraged to vote with their wallets by visiting their nearest location.

And (shocking) the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots have encouraged their members to join in on the chicken shit storm by posting the event on their website.

"We should all show our support for Dan Cathy, president of Chick-Fil-A, for pronouncing that the traditional biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman is the only true marriage," writes Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots member and the event's organizer, Vince Ansel, on the organization's website. "Since when is asserting one's First Amendment rights a crime? Should heterosexuals now research gay-owned businesses and likewise boycott their businesses?"

Some of GPTPP's members posted the following responses:

"Due to weight problems, I try to stay away from fast food, but this is an exception and we will have lunch."

"They used to have something called 'Hot Brown' and it was so good!"

"I've never been to a Chick-Fil-A before, but after hearing all the really stupid statements from governors and pundits, I must buy lunch there on Wednesday."

"Chick-Fil-A is on the family list: my favorite is the spicy chicken sandwich, carrot raisin salad and a double waffle fries. Grandkids love the strips and fruit tray and, of course, the waffle fries they can load with ketchup."

Noted.

This Friday, August 3, supporters of same-sex marriage will have a chance to speak up. A "kiss-in" has been planned at Chick-fil-A locations nationwide encouraging gays and lesbians to share a PDA (public display of affection) at the restaurant.

My advice: Ask for the "Hot Brown."


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Jon Vasi
Jon Vasi

sticking to family values

Jon Vasi
Jon Vasi

and i love the marketing plan they have done

Jon Vasi
Jon Vasi

i stand behind chick-fil-a 100%

James L. Crabtree
James L. Crabtree

I am saddened that gays wanting to marry is an issue in the first place.

Erica Connell
Erica Connell

In history the fight for equal rights was for women's rights, blacks rights and interracial marriage. NOW it's is gay marriage. It's IS our responsibility as citizens to fight for the equal rights of those being oppressed. We need to follow our predecessors by taking action against those who are supporting this oppression. We need to boycott these business and organizations to make a change for the Equality of all! Protest, do sit ins, boycott and more importantly TAKE ACTION! To say by doing these things is only hurting the business and the people who work there is a moot point. Your ignoring the FACT by supporting them is paying for discrimination and the population THEY are hurting! Pick a side either your for Equal Rights or your a bigot and an enable for supporting people who are against them.

Kathy Ferneau
Kathy Ferneau

I think i'm tired of hearing about judgemental idiotsj

Greg Maiben
Greg Maiben

It doesn't matter, if you're gonna eat there anyway

Laurel
Laurel

I don't care what Cathy's opinions are on gay marriage. Opinions are like a-holes; everyone has one and they all stink.

 

That said, I simply choose, based on C-f-A's financial support of anti-gay groups, NOT to financially support them with my money.

 

That's the beauty of the free market. I can choose where my money goes and where it doesn't go, for whatever reason I choose.

Don Blank
Don Blank

Seems pretty stupid to alienate 50% of your potential customer base because of your bigotry

Nicki Karns
Nicki Karns

you really think all the other business you patronize share you personal and political beliefs? this is crazy and a waste of time

Richard Vick
Richard Vick

Bunch of knuckle dragging tea tards and not one of them was there for freedom of speech.

Luka Bleu
Luka Bleu

Burn them all down... Along w/ the ass hats in them...lol

jonno232
jonno232

It would have been fine if he were just stating his beliefs. But he wasnt.

 

The problem is that the restaurant has given money over the years to groups that have actively lobbied to keep denying equal rights to gay people. One of the groups they gave money to even tried to get legislation introduced to make gay people register as sex offenders. Another bill they tried to get sponsored would have taken away voting rights for gays. I don't think even they believed it would ever be introduced as legislation, but the fact that it was even written up and attempted is disturbing to me. That a major corporation would do the same thing is disgusting.

 

I would never give my money to a company that would then pass it on to groups that do things like that.

Sean D. Sweat
Sean D. Sweat

People seem to be confusing "freedom of speech" with "freedom of facing no consequences for the things you're free to say."

K. Dani Davis
K. Dani Davis

I still feel bad for all the franchise owners. Just because someone from Corporate is acting like a fool, lots of hard working, good people are going to suffer. I have never had bad service at ANY Chick-Fil-A. The whole thing is a shame.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Nobody's interested in their [CEO's] opinions. To what hate groups they donate and then write it off as charity is another matter.

Molandes Chet
Molandes Chet

True, everyone has the right to their opinion no matter how stupid and ignorant they may be...but the first amendment is there to protect their right to give voice to whatever opinion they may hold. There is a provision, I do believe, that says in effect, that you may voice your opinion to the extent that in so doing, you are not promoting harm or injury to others. In my opinion these people that express there hate of another sexual or marriage preference in a negative light could be encouraging violence against the same but I guess that could also be said the left when we speak out against the rich. So who is to say what is right in that regard/ Truth and goodness will always win out in the end against ignorance and hate. So, there is no worry's and if the CEO of Chick Fila wants to throw his money away. who is to say he can't. I personally will not eat there, but then again, I do not recall eating there in the first place. I think their food sucks even for fast food..lol.

Garrett Duell
Garrett Duell

Shame on Chick-Fil-A for having a CEO that has led the company to amazing profits, come up with innovative ways to make the product better and for being a religious family man who sticks to his beliefs (http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Company/Highlights-Fact-Sheets). What is America coming to when we allow people to have their own opinions and religious freedom. Chick-Fil-A, shame on you. Im going to kiss a man while still purchasing and eating your product!! That will show you!!

Stanford Max Leef II
Stanford Max Leef II

If you sheeple knew the opinions of other businesses you buy from, you would never buy anything. This whole thing is stupid. K bye, I'm going to get some yummy chick fil a and feed it to a gay homeless person.

melissa.0924
melissa.0924

Can someone please explain why this is a big deal, and why people are still talking about it? One person asked an openly religious person what they thought, and he answered honestly. Do I think he's right? NO, but that's my opinion. I am fairly positive, however, that C-F-A has made more money since the comment was made. Sounds more like a publicity stunt  to me.

Maybe he should have replied with an "it has no effect on me or my family, so I have no opinion on it either way" which is what I would have said, but he didn't. so what, who cares. shut up, and move on. I've heard at least a handful of completely ignorant things today alone. Should I boycott everything and everyone, or get on with my life and mind my own f'n business???

Warren J Sarvis III
Warren J Sarvis III

All the people that support Chik-Fil-A have a right to their opinion but it also screams I am Ignorant or is it ignant.it's 2012 people, 2012.Stop the ignorance.

Judy Adams
Judy Adams

America on the decline? You bet, and this is a sad example. In the 50's and 60's while there were people who believed in seperate but equal and said so, MOST people understood it was wrong as the Supreme Court affirmed. C F's owner made a bigoted statement and if you asked him, he probably is against interracial marriage, too. His personal feelings should have stayed so. History will eventually prove he was on the wrong side of this issue.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

I think it's hilarious. If I am going to 'eat-in-support' or 'eat-in-protest,' it will not be at a fast food. We have better eat-for-a-cause choices recently with Barrio Queen's school supplies drive, BLD's medical bills for a fellow local restaurateur, and Devour's Waste not. All these are better causes too. P.S. Edward, size does matter, but not in the way you think.

Tony NOyes
Tony NOyes

Let people have their opinions without getting shitty towards them or their business.....childish. Ok to disagree...but uproar (anger) and name calling is ridiculousness!

Chantelle Heath
Chantelle Heath

They are still buying food during this "kiss in" I don't get it.....

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

Gays only make up 4% of the entire population, good luck with your 'Kiss-In"" Epic FAIL!!! BUHAHAHAHA!

Joe Pastori
Joe Pastori

I think it is sad and sick that this has turned into another "us against them" controversy where hate and invective rules the day and in the end...no one wins because there is nothing to win.

Rick Wood
Rick Wood

Chick-fil-a should be able to build where they want. Consumers however,should be aware of where their money goes..THAT is another issue altogether.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

But what if the owner of Chic-Fil-A had announced he was against blacks marrying whites, would he still be supported?  Wouldn't he have that right to voice that opinion?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

is this article for or against Chic-Fil-A's view on gay marriage and the scheduled "kiss-in" tomorrow?

Alicia Geier
Alicia Geier

Um the Hot Brown in a Kentucky tradition from Louisville. Chick fil A is from Atlanta & never carried it. Quoting a Tea Partyer is as lame as all the hype. I disagree with their policy but thats their right & all this has done is given them more publicity than they ever had before. Politicians are using this for grandstanding & not ethics.

Paula Smith
Paula Smith

Aaaahh maaaan, Laura! Why did you have to go and do that? Why did you have to go and get political? I enjoyed your blog until today. I learned a lot from your blog. Sadly, today I learned you cannot tolerate diversity. I learned you cannot tolerate another person's beliefs. I wish you could be as tolerant as Chick-Fil-A is. The COO of Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, may believe something different than you, but his company policy is: "the Chick-Fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect - regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orentation, or gender." I'm rather surprised, as a writer, you would not stand up for Cathy's freedom of speech. For a writer free speech is everything. If you threaten someone else's freedom of speech, you are threatening your own. Where was the left having "kiss-ins" when President Obama publicly stated the exact same beliefs as Dan Cathy for the past 15 years when he first entered public office? And oh please, those of you belittling Chick-Fil-A's food, you know you all love getting those free samples at the mall. You know it's delicious chicken. Now you're going to have to sneak around to get your Chick-Fil-A fix, all because you have to be politically correct. I suppose you are so disappointed today to learn how out of touch your views are with the mainstream. If you've paid any attention at all you know that every Chick-Fil-A across the country had more business today than they've (or anyone else) have ever seen. Many Chick-Fil-As sold out of food and had to close their doors hours early. Have you e.v.e.r. heard of such a thing before? Right here at the Superstition Springs Chick-Fil-A the crowd in line cheered when they were told the food was sold out and all that was left was ice cream. After the news, and after cheering, everyone remained in line for ice cream. Here are some other stories from across the country I thought you might enjoy, just in case you missed it: http://theblaze.com/stories/this-is-what-chick-fil-a-appreciation-day-looked-like-with-your-pictures-and-video/

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

//"Vince Ansel, on the organization's website. "Since when is asserting one's First Amendment rights a crime? Should heterosexuals now research gay-owned businesses and likewise boycott their businesses?""//

 

You aren't really current with what 'free speech' actually means, are you Vince? See, here's how it works:

If you want to protest a gay-owned business, you are TOTALLY free to do so. You can even organize protests... You'll get called an asshole, most likely, but it doesn't sound like it is that much of a stretch, and besides, it is only THOSE people expressing THEIR First Amendment rights.

 

The only time your rights are infringed is when you are arrested, locked up, fined, or otherwise sanctioned by the government for speaking your mind. This doesn't include discriminating against someone in hiring or housing, THAT is illegal, and isn't protected free speech. Otherwise, people picketing a shitty fast food restaurant isn't harming anyone's free speech rights.

 

It IS ironic that you are whining about protests while suggesting that you should do the same thing though. I guess it's OK for you jackasses though?

 

In other words, boycotting is not infringing on anyone's rights, and if you want to do the same thing, go right ahead, it's not like anyone can think any less of the Tea Party anyway. You guys haven't picked any decent spokespeople yet, so you only have yourselves(and Ted Nugent) to blame... 

guest
guest

finally, a gay-free dining experience. I wish that all of the aggrieved minority groups would boycott more often and post lists of places that we can expect them not to be.

Michael Brownlee
Michael Brownlee

CFA's food is garbage, if they are run by homophobic-christain zealots then so be it. Actually, that is probably why their food sucks to begin with.

Suzanne Dutcher Larsen
Suzanne Dutcher Larsen

Well obviously, I'm unfriending you. Ever hear of being fair to everyone regardless of your own personal view. Shame on you.

Rheanna Schmidt
Rheanna Schmidt

This is such bullshit. Congrats on wasting your money on crappy food, and it wont even go to support your belief, it'll just go make someone richer. Congrats, idiots.

KevininPHX
KevininPHX

All the problems facing the US, in fact, the whole planet, and THIS is what gets people motivated to do something?  Wow, no wonder we're up the proverbial creek without a paddle.  I'll never eat there, because the food is garbage, and the CEO is an imbecile.  Besides that, I like onions on my sandwich.  Who knew Jesus hates onions as much as he does gays?

Kim Silva
Kim Silva

The "(ugh)" is sort of a dead giveaway. . . just sayin'

liveandletlive
liveandletlive

 @melissa.0924

 What he may gain on the front end, he will lose on back end. This will only hurt the business in the long run and i am sure the franchise owners are well aware of that.

emilioybarrajr
emilioybarrajr

with all the derogatory comments towards chicken and Chic Fil A i would have to say the article is as queer as a 3 dollar bill

Laurel
Laurel

 @guest I'll make you a deal. I'll let you know who/when my liberal bleeding heart will be boycotting restaurants, if you'll do me the same courtesy and let me know who/when your bigoted pussy a$$ will be boycotting so I can enjoy a bigot-free dining experience.

 

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

 @guest Published anonymously like a true 'Murican Patreeut... You keep on fighting the good fight as an anonymous pussy, all right?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @emilioybarrajr I see.  Well I am happy to say that this is one thing I agree with.  Everybody has a right to their opinion but that doesn't mean you can let the whole world know if it would be controversial.  I would be curious to know if their same supporters would still be supporters if they instead had announced they were against blacks marrying whites?

Laurel
Laurel

 @arpaiofan " Everybody has a right to their opinion but that doesn't mean you can let the whole world know if it would be controversial."

 

Actually, the First Amendment gives him the right to let the whole world know what his opinions are, regardless of how controversial they would be.

 

And I'd be willing to bet that, yes, these same supporters would still be supporters if he had instead announced his opposition to inter-racial marriage.

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