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Chick-fil-A, Papa Johnís and In-N-Out Burger: Spare us your fast-food righteousness
The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | August 13, 2012 | Petula Dvorak

Posted on 08/13/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach?

Politics and all things fried, fatty and fast are becoming intertwined to the point of absurdity.

We’ve got the Papa John’s pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out west at In-N-Out can’t serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse.

The craziness of fast-food commentary on social issues became obvious to me when I stumbled into a totally earnest discussion at a party last week by a bunch of Washingtonians who personally support the right to same-sex marriage, but are also wickedly addicted to Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

This is the stuff of serious dilemma inside the Beltway.

“I don’t know what to do about it. I mean, I guess I can go through the drive-thru where no one will see me,” one woman said.

“It doesn’t matter if anyone sees you there. It’s about helping them fund hate groups by buying their hate-chicken,” another responded.

“Have you had that banana cream pie milkshake?” someone asked.

And the entire room dissolved into a quiet moment of personal ecstasy, the kind that ends with a head-shake of loss, grief and sorrow...

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Translation: Christians and conservatives are winning this part of the culture wars, somehow. We were assured by the Human Rights Campaign and ACT-UP! that Chick-fil-A would fold like a dollar store beach chair under Rosie O'Donnell's posterior! I wish they'd just go away!
1 posted on 08/13/2012 8:28:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 08/13/2012 8:32:54 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So wait, leftists as a whole push immoral, hateful, destructive, enslaving, anti-religious, anti-family, anti-responsibility changes on everyone - and that’s OK.

Some dude comes out against gay marriage, and another wants to put bible verses on his cups - and that’s NOT OK.

I love how these imbeciles think.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 8:33:41 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach?

I don't know, Petula. The Constitution, maybe? You know, the First Amendment.

4 posted on 08/13/2012 8:33:50 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when does owning a barrel of ink let one preach pretentiously?


5 posted on 08/13/2012 8:34:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure the author is equally offended by liberal preaching when she tries to just watch a simple movie or TV show...


6 posted on 08/13/2012 8:36:57 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RE: Papa johns. “ How dare a business have an opinion about the costs of running their business”, says leftist deep thinker


7 posted on 08/13/2012 8:39:49 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; wagglebee
SCREW liberal supporting companies like Miller Lite that sponsored a homosexual leather orgy in San Fransicko with THIS anti-Christian poster and included a sado-maso pervert show on the sidewalk by a Catholic church.

The culture war is on and too many liberals have been riding the gravy train will spitting on the faces of the silent majority in this nation.

8 posted on 08/13/2012 8:41:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Petulan seems a bit petulant today.

These lefty hacks are always so bitter.

I think it’s some sort of psychological disorder.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 8:41:38 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That, Petula, is the smell and taste of FREEDOM. They are free to serve it up as they wish and you are free to eat there (or not).


10 posted on 08/13/2012 8:42:19 PM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i’m sure she’s equally offended by Starbucks and Ben and Jerry’s... biased to the hilt...


11 posted on 08/13/2012 8:44:04 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It doesn’t matter if anyone sees you there. It’s about helping them fund hate groups by buying their hate-chicken,” another responded.

Said by the same liberals who ridiculed the symbolic renaming French Fries FREEDOM FRIES when France allied with Saddam Hussein over a food for oil bribe.

12 posted on 08/13/2012 8:46:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Petula, the very fact that we had a GIGANTIC turnout of customers to support Chick-fil-A proves that there is a gigantic pent-up frustration with extreme Leftist ideas. And that turnout could be a harbinger of things to come this Presidential election season....
13 posted on 08/13/2012 8:46:25 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It doesn’t matter if anyone sees you there. It’s about helping them fund hate groups by buying their hate-chicken,” another responded.

Said by the same liberals who ridiculed the symbolic renaming French Fries FREEDOM FRIES when France allied with Saddam Hussein over a food for oil bribe.

14 posted on 08/13/2012 8:46:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up and open your own Gay-fil-A.
We’ll so who prospers in a free market.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 8:46:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But his remarks on the subject created a furor and divided the nation yet again along political lines. Conservatives flocked to chicken appreciation day to voice their support for Cathy, creating huge lines at Chick-fil-As across the country. Gay rights activists answered with a Chick-fil-A kiss-in.

Revisionist history. The HOMOSEXUALS declared plans to stage a "same-sex kiss-in" protest at the restaurants.

Supporters of traditional marriage and those who simply support a right to FREE SPEECH on such matters staged a PRE-EMPTIVE buy-cott to occur PRIOR to the planned kiss-in.

The Lavender Mafia's plot backfired on them as their protest effort was blown out by MASSIVE support.

16 posted on 08/13/2012 8:48:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: mylife
Washington Post your job is to report the News.

Not to make it up

17 posted on 08/13/2012 8:49:58 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well we had a large church group over last night and we chipped in and proudly dug in to Papa Johns pizza. (Chickfila closed on Sundays) I will continue to support any businesses that angers the establishment of media and nanny government.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach?

Well, I could point out that the mere ability to memorize some lines and regurgitate them in front of a camera would not seem to bestow a license to preach either. Think about it lib lurkers.

However, I think that's just fine - it is called free speech, seems I read about it somewhere in a paragraph marked #1... I don't agree with the KKK nor the ACLU, but I don't want to live in a Country where either couldn't exist.

19 posted on 08/13/2012 8:51:50 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; wagglebee
But over at Papa John’s Pizza, CEO and founder John Schnatter, a Mitt Romney fundraiser, declared last week that the company would raise the price of its pies if health-care reform stands.

INCREASED costs passed onto consumers? Why, I've NEVER heard such a concept. At least outside of economics courses. Gay-supporting swishy cocktail parties don't concern such matters when Journolistas are present. < /sarc >

20 posted on 08/13/2012 8:52:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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