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GOP Reps. say in letter: We welcome Chick-fil-A
Baptist Press | Aug 2 2012 | Michael Foust

Posted on 08/03/2012 6:35:44 PM PDT by scottjewell

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Seventeen members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, saying they welcome his company's business in their district and are appreciative of the way he and his company have reacted to opposition in recent days.

"We write today to show support for the manner in which you have defended your values and reputation in the face of unfair and malicious criticism," the letter, originated by Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R.-Miss., and co-signed by 16 other Republican representatives, reads.

"... We are bewildered by those who would take offense at your values and would block the expansion of your business into their communities. We welcome Chick-fil-A's investment in our districts. The example of quality, hard work, and charity demonstrated by Chick-fil-A is one that others who, when faced with opposing views, resort to hate would do well to emulate."

The tone of the letter stands in stark contrast to the reaction by some political leaders in light of Cathy's comments supporting the biblical definition of marriage. The mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., all have made comments critical of the restaurant, implying or saying the company is not welcome in their cities. The mayors of Boston and Chicago backed off their original statements. Attorneys from across the spectrum, though, say a city cannot legally block a restaurant because of the company president's beliefs.

On Wednesday (Aug. 1) thousands of Chick-fil-A supporters packed the company's 1,600 restaurants, with lines stretching outside the doors and often topping 100. In some locations, it took well over an hour just to place an order. The drive-through lines often backed up traffic on main roads, and police sometimes were called in to help direct cars.

Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A's executive vice president for marketing, said in an Aug. 2 statement at the company's website, "We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country."

Robinson said Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day "was not a company promotion; it was initiated by others," but he acknowledged, "While we don't release exact sales numbers, it was an unprecedented day."

"We congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality," Robinson said. "The Chick-fil-A culture and 66-year-old 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."

The U.S. representatives, in their letter to Chick-fil-A, said the company "represents an American success story."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; appreciation; chickfila; frankwolf; homosexualagenda; vanity; virginia

1 posted on 08/03/2012 6:35:52 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

How many people actually ate there for the first time, *because* of this attempted tyranny?

Hubby stopped there when I said to tonight and for the first time, *ever*, did *not* have a single complaint about a fast food sandwich.

He wouldn’t shut up about how big it was and delicious!

We now have a “I Love Chick-Fil-A” sticker on the car.
[and I don’t “do” bumperstickers]

The homo-rage earned CFA a brand new loyal customer.

Surely we aren’t the only ones.

Thanks sodomites!

The food is great!


2 posted on 08/03/2012 6:40:47 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Salamander

Good for you/bumpersticker and all! I liked the remark ‘unprecedented day’.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 6:51:47 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: scottjewell

Yes, we want more Chic-fil-A in Texas!

Only sorry I can’t get chicken sandwich on Sunday.

I remember when all stores closed on Sunday.

But that’s okay, some stores still close on Sunday, like HobbyLobby.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 6:51:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: scottjewell
Only 17 House Members? Was this not circulated to all the GOP reps?
BTW Don't forget to send your own quick thankyou note to Chickfila. http://www.thankchickfila.com/
5 posted on 08/03/2012 6:52:49 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: scottjewell
The U.S. representatives, in their letter to Chick-fil-A, said the company "represents an American success story."

Why didn't they say that THEY BUILT? Let the resident eat his words every day.

6 posted on 08/03/2012 6:57:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks scottjewell.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 7:03:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: scottjewell

8 posted on 08/03/2012 7:05:04 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: scottjewell; newgeezer

Did they do this before or AFTER the success of Wednesday?


9 posted on 08/03/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (If a man will not work, then neither shall he eat.)
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To: Salamander

We were first-timers too. It is a bit far from our home, and by the time we got there the line was STILL 1.5 hours long and we were hungry. We’re going tomorrow on our way out of town. And next week, on our Oregon Trail/ Wyoming leg trip, we will search them out.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: scottjewell
The U.S. representatives, in their letter to Chick-fil-A, said the company "represents an American success story."

Now that was a very nice thing to do. Chic Fil A deserves an applause.

Let's hope their blessings continue to multiply. After what they've been through, they deserve them.

11 posted on 08/03/2012 7:17:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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12 posted on 08/03/2012 7:18:45 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Salamander

I did, even though I’ve been around them for years. Went 4 times this week and in the mood for a Spicy Chicken meal right now.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 7:21:26 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: scottjewell

The representatives who co-signed the letter are Spencer Bachus, Ala.; Marsha Blackburn, Tenn.; Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Lynn Westmoreland, Ga.; Dan Burton, Ind.; Renee Ellmers and Walter Jones of N.C.; Randy Forbes and Frank Wolf, Va.; Gregg Harper, Miss.; Andy Harris, Md.; Vicky Hartzler, Mo.; Jeff Landry, La.; Donald Manzullo, Ill.; and Jeff Miller, Fla.

http://m.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=38406


14 posted on 08/03/2012 7:24:07 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Maelstorm
Only 17 House Members? Was this not circulated to all the GOP reps?

Yes. Good point. I'd like to know who did NOT defend the right to free speech and expression.
Who are the RINO Republicans who want people censored for their beliefs?

15 posted on 08/03/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Salamander

How many people actually ate there for the first time, *because* of this attempted tyranny?


Guilty. And proud of it! I didn’t even know there was a chick-fil-a in Minnesota. Now I know there are 3 with 2 more coming.

I can’t wait till the one not behind the TSA wall of hands or inside a college campus.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: Salamander

How many people actually ate there for the first time, *because* of this attempted tyranny?


Guilty. And proud of it! I didn’t even know there was a chick-fil-a in Minnesota. Now I know there are 3 with 2 more coming.

I can’t wait till the one not behind the TSA wall of hands or inside a college campus opens.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 7:24:48 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: presently no screen name

We didn’t go there until tonight.

The place was friggin’ PACKED.

Hubby remarked that while he was in line, the manager was going to every table, asking if their food was good, did they need aything else, etc etc.

He’d couldn’t get over it.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 7:27:43 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: JediJones

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

Wicked.


19 posted on 08/03/2012 7:29:28 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: bboop

They should make new stickers that say “Follow Me to Chick-Fil-A”....;D


20 posted on 08/03/2012 7:30:56 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Buy extras on Saturday and reheat them.

:)

We’re getting a Hobby Lobby in town in October and I cannot *wait*!

I am currently having to drive 50 miles to the nearest one but it’s totally worth the trip.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: scottjewell

I wish they were a publicly traded company...I’d love to buy their stock. They going to make an unimaginable amount of money in the next months, and, heck, I’m not against the idea of making a bit right along with them!


22 posted on 08/03/2012 7:34:47 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Wow..now that’s dedication....;]


23 posted on 08/03/2012 7:34:52 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: cableguymn

Well, then...this ‘hate sauce rant’ worked out really great for the whiny liberals, didn’t it?

;D


24 posted on 08/03/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: cableguymn
Guilty. And proud of it!

Ditto. Never heard of them before this. They were out of my usual path. Now I know where they are, and we can stop by when we get groceries each week. It's for a good cause.

Because of this, I seek out businesses just like them. I used to get sewing, knitting, quilting etc. supplies at Jo Ann Fabrics. I found out Hobby Lobby is pro-family, too. Now, when I need anything, I'll shop at Hobby Lobby instead.
I'm still looking for more pro-family businesses to buy from, and I'm learning which ones are supporting homosexual sodomy, too (They're definitely out! I won't step foot in them!)

25 posted on 08/03/2012 7:39:58 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: scottjewell

On Austin, TX FOX late news a few minutes ago, a reporterette was standing outside somewhere talking about the big kiss thing at CF but claimed she couldn’t show it because the camera couldn’t reach there. Say, what?!? Since when can a tv camera not capture an outside event? Could it be it wasn’t happening? Naw, the msm wouldn’t lie, would they.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 7:48:13 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Salamander

What would a company have to pay for advertising to increase sales like that? Look at all the companies like Penny’s and target that cater to the “gay” mafia to avoid retribution. I doubt if there is any increase in sales, probably the opposite.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 10:41:30 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: scottjewell

Where’s the link?


28 posted on 08/03/2012 10:53:51 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Eagles6

Our local JCP parking lot is a wasteland.

The only time there’s a bunch of cars in it is on Saturday night when the street rod club has their weekly meet/show.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 10:57:19 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: DungeonMaster

After.


30 posted on 08/04/2012 4:08:43 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: SunkenCiv

Most welcome. :-)


31 posted on 08/04/2012 4:10:02 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You know, I posted the link twice. First time it didn’t “take” , second time it did , but looks like it didn’t show for some reason. Sorry, here it is:

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38406


32 posted on 08/04/2012 4:11:51 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: bgill

From all I have heard, the kiss-in was a flop. ;-)


33 posted on 08/04/2012 4:13:31 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

So they ‘kissed off’ their ‘kiss in’ - they aren’t serious in their commitment but they really expect us to be serious about them/’their way’.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 5:47:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Salamander

I was able to buy a trunk load of canvases, oil paints, frames with weekly 40% OFF coupons over a very short time. Love that place. Beats Michael’s all to hell.


35 posted on 08/04/2012 7:19:28 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Maelstorm

Thanks. I added my name and shared on FB.


36 posted on 08/04/2012 7:25:17 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I got a lifetime supply of P.H. Martin’s Bombay India Inks with mine....;]


37 posted on 08/04/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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