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Star Parker: Chick-fil-A protest could set back gay activism
ocregister.com ^ | 7/28/2012 | Star Parker

Posted on 07/28/2012 7:34:07 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

The current hate campaign being waged by homosexual activists against fast food chain Chick-fil-A, because of the firm's Christian values, may well turn out to be a bridge too far. The effort may prove to be a setback for homosexual activism.

The vile attacks on the firm and its owners, the Cathy family, should make clear, finally, that the "gay rights" movement is not about refining and advancing American freedom, but about rewriting American values and advancing, not freedom, but the homosexual political agenda.

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When Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy made his now famous incendiary admission that "we are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit," he was not pontificating. He was responding to a question in an interview done in a paper I expect is not read by many homosexuals – the Baptist Press.

Never mind. It was sufficient provocation that Cathy publicly admitted that the Bible defines his understanding of marriage – the unique bond of man and woman – which also happens to be the standard definition in dictionaries on the shelves of every American home and library.

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1 posted on 07/28/2012 7:34:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

No kidding. I predict a huge backlash.

Time for Christians to rise up in support of Mr. Cathy’s right to express his Biblical world view.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 7:39:30 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: RoosterRedux

My term for these “activist boycotts” is “Wyle E. Coyote Boycotts”. The safe always lands on their heads and that stuff from the Acme Bomb Co. always blows them up. But, hey, I never get tired of watching the cartoon.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: RoosterRedux

marriage – the unique bond of man and woman – which also happens to be the standard definition in dictionaries on the shelves of every American home and library.

Acquiescence will soon change that but hey, it means
a new dictionary for everyone and that means JOBS! /s.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RoosterRedux; Impala64ssa

Thanks Impala64ssa.

5 posted on 07/28/2012 7:43:40 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Backlash? Not to the homos! Any news is good news to them! Even negative news!


6 posted on 07/28/2012 7:44:00 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Steely Tom

Well done!


7 posted on 07/28/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Star is right. This is all about the intolerance of the totalitarian Homosexual political machine. They don’t want to be tolerated. They want to tell others what to think even when it has no bearing on the topic at hand (a restaurant selling chicken). Make no mistake the Democrats and their “Gay” gang are attacking liberty in a big way. And even if you don’t give two hoots about same gender sex, we’re still a free country where we do not have to support their agenda.


8 posted on 07/28/2012 7:45:26 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: SandyInSeattle

yes, in time to stand up against this homosexual steamroller out to destroy any and all traditional family values.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

“My term for these “activist boycotts” is “Wile E. Coyote Boycotts”. The safe always lands on their heads and that stuff from the Acme Bomb Co. always blows them up.”

But like Wile E., they miraculously regenerate themselves & come back to cause more trouble.

I mean, whoever watched the coyote plummet a mile to the canyon floor & disappear in the impact cloud, and then said, “That’s it, he’s done for. Wile E. really bought the farm this time. Might as well switch to Tom & Jerry.”

;^)


10 posted on 07/28/2012 7:54:25 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: RoosterRedux

“The current hate campaign...”

And here I thought we’d outlawed hate speech in this country.

...”a bridge too far...”

Indeed, just as the Occupy movement was a bridge too far.

Liberal officeholders can’t help but jump onto the wrong side of these brouhaha’s, and eventually that’s going to cost them, as they find themselves farther and farther outside the mainstream of opinion, but fully in the mainstream of their liberal acquaintences.

Someone needs to pin down Farrakhan, Maxine Waters, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson (both of them), et al, and get them on the record on this. Let’s see which way they “swing” on the issue.


11 posted on 07/28/2012 7:54:31 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: RoosterRedux

What protest?


12 posted on 07/28/2012 7:55:12 AM PDT by moovova (Chic-fil-A is good...and right.)
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s time for this chit to stop while we still have a few morals left in this world.

We are watching the destruction of our Military, our schools, our values.


13 posted on 07/28/2012 7:57:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RoosterRedux

I have read Cathy’s statement over several time, and there is nothing “incendiary” about it.

People who react so violently as the pro-gays are doing seem to be suffering to a huge inferiority complex. If the really thought that nothing is “wrong” about what they are doing they would go on living their lives instead of trying to force the rest of us to agree with them.

Being “tolerant” is one thing, being a patsy is another; I’m not a big opera fan, but I don’t see those who are going bananas because it’s not my cup of tea.

Personal acceptance, or the lack thereof, is not discrination in the strictest sense of the word. Any thinking person makes their own choices as it affects them, for the most part.

Being gay might be the new “chic” in liberal circles, but to me it’s an abberition and is abnormal.

Even if the Bible didnt say it is a sin, the basic, physical makeup of the male and female body should give even the least mechanically inclined moron some clue as how they are supposed to function.

The gay lobby is trying to “push” a rope, and that can’t be done. They push, but are generally ignored, but if they push too hard, the people will push back.


14 posted on 07/28/2012 8:01:47 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: RoosterRedux

So here we all are in the 21st Century having to argue over the definition and intent of marriage. Progressives our ash—we have regressed into immorality driven by the wild goats on the Left. Anyone who cobbles up with and for them will be recorded as the advocates of hades by the ultimate Supreme Court of the Universe.


15 posted on 07/28/2012 8:02:26 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: elpadre

We aren’t going to stand against it.

I know a gay couple who recently got “married” at one of the Venetian wedding chapels.


16 posted on 07/28/2012 8:03:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rawhide

Yep, more opportunity to play the victim.


17 posted on 07/28/2012 8:05:22 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: RoosterRedux

Laura, sitting in for BOR, had some clown on last night, going WAY out of his way to play the victim.
As though any statement that doesn’t endorse and promote homosexual behavior and marriage, is some grave offense and attack, deserving of banishment to Death Valley.

I’m tired of being told I should accept disgusting public behavior, as though I’m the one with the problem.


18 posted on 07/28/2012 8:14:14 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

No kidding it’s about time. It’s also about time we started using the biblical term for these people as well... Sodomites.


19 posted on 07/28/2012 8:15:47 AM PDT by Afterguard
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To: RoosterRedux

The left has made a big miscalculation. They sped up their slow but steady creep into total socialism, which had been working well for them for the past 50 years.

When obama opened the floodgates of “progressivism” the public as a whole didn’t react as it should have. So then the lefties got greedy. The unions, gays, anti-business, OWS, black racists, etc. went berserk and assumed that under obama, anything goes.

NOW people are starting to catch on and it’s not going to go so well. People are waking up to the fact that their financial well-being is taking a hit because of these people.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 8:15:57 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Star Parker: Chick-fil-A protest could set back gay activism

Uh, you mean gay fascism?

21 posted on 07/28/2012 8:23:38 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: cripplecreek
to stay silent is to affirm
to say, “it is their life to do what they want,” is to affirm.

to voice your opinion that it is wrong; as it is against the laws of nature - it violates clear scriptural teachings - to goes against accepted practices throughout the history of mankind - is to stand against.

22 posted on 07/28/2012 8:24:52 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: RoosterRedux

it’s not like his views have been hidden until now .


23 posted on 07/28/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: elpadre
to stay silent is to affirm

And that's exactly what conservatives will do if they think it will harm their side.
24 posted on 07/28/2012 8:27:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SandyInSeattle
I don't know about a backlash against queers, but Chick-fil-A just got handed millions of dollars in free advertising.
25 posted on 07/28/2012 8:30:04 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: G Larry

You hit the nail on the head. The angry left, radical homosexuals, etc. consider any statements or actions, no matter how mild, to be a statement of hatred.

You can’t just disagree about homosexual marriage or other issues with the left. To them, you are not wrong about an issue, you are truly evil.

I think this is a manufactured protest of sorts. Here we see a company CEO say that he favors traditional marriage. This is simply stating the social/legal policy of 44 states and the federal government. For this, for being in favor of that status quo, he is labeled a bigoted hater and far worse, on sites which allow the use of vile language.

You are right. Any statement which does not explicitly enthusiastically endorse homosexual marriage or the related homosexual agenda, is considered to be hate speech.

What we are seeing with the homosexual marriage debate will be how the left will handle other issues too. By having their useful idiots in the MSM carry their water, labeling any opposition as hatred, we’re not allowed to have a discussion about the merits of homosexual marriage.

Soon, this absurd reasoning will be used in the global warming debate, tax debates, and other debates. Count on it. Opposition to the leftist position will be considered to be hatred. It will even be unpatriotic, if we have a leftist president.

We are in Orwell’s 1984 in some ways, but some don’t realize it yet.


26 posted on 07/28/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RoosterRedux

See you at Chick-fil-A this Wednesday.


27 posted on 07/28/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT by District13 (Ain't America Grand)
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To: RoosterRedux
The vitriol won't slow the tide of current and future Chick-fil-A restaurant openings.
28 posted on 07/28/2012 8:42:34 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

NONE in New England; generally regarded as the ‘LEAST religious’ region of the ‘United’ States...coincidence?


29 posted on 07/28/2012 8:46:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: FrankR
I have read Cathy’s statement over several time, and there is nothing “incendiary” about it.

You are correct...the writer was just being facetious.

30 posted on 07/28/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: who knows what evil?

We’ve got only three in Minnesota right now: the airport, the U of MN, and Mankato State U. A few more are coming in the next year or two to Twin Cities suburbs, though.


31 posted on 07/28/2012 8:52:41 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: G Larry
I’m tired of being told I should accept disgusting public behavior, as though I’m the one with the problem.

The Left will not tolerate not being tolerated. They will whine and cry like babies until you give them what they want, because "they deserve it!".

32 posted on 07/28/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: FrankR

Very well said.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 8:55:19 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: RoosterRedux

Is that why they're called 'chicken hawks'?


34 posted on 07/28/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: jeffc

All should be careful in demanding “What they deserve”.....


35 posted on 07/28/2012 9:03:17 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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Why do they so desperately need the approval of Christians? If given all the approval and the ‘marriage’ they seek, they will still not be happy. Another group of perpetually outraged. Happiness is a choice. They chose to be angry. Sad.


36 posted on 07/28/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: SandyInSeattle

Take a Boy Scout to Chik-fil-A on AUG 1.


37 posted on 07/28/2012 9:45:36 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Ive said it over and over to some of my liberal co-workers. I don't care what your gay friends do. But I won't let them jam their beliefs down my throat.
38 posted on 07/28/2012 10:14:42 AM PDT by lucky american
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To: lucky american

I never heard of them before but since all this whoop-a-la, I’m going to seek one out and give their food a try.

Personally, I think this is and has been, great for their company. Look at all the free advertizing their getting.


39 posted on 07/28/2012 10:32:23 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: RoosterRedux

I never go to Chick-Fil-A, but I sent hubby there on Thursday to bring home some chicken ceasar wraps and waffle fries.

There is a video out now on YouTube with a young woman exhorting people to go to Chick-Fil-A and ask for a drink of water (Proverbs 25), since according to HER it would be hypocrisy for the company to adhere to Christian values and turn people down.

I’m seeing quite a bit of stuff on facebook regarding the oppression of gays and so on...

If there is anyone who does NOT believe this is a spiritual battle, then that person is seriously deceived.


40 posted on 07/28/2012 11:02:45 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: cripplecreek

What is a Venetian wedding chapel?


41 posted on 07/28/2012 11:15:57 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: rwa265

One you won’t hear mentioned at FR because its owned by Sheldon Adelson.


42 posted on 07/28/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Sorry, your friends didn’t get “married,” they entered into a domestic partnership. Don’t confuse the two. Holy matrimony is a covenant between a man and a woman before God. A domestic partnership is between the “couple” and the state.


43 posted on 07/28/2012 11:37:15 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

Doesn’t matter. The fact is that conservatives are cowards about the issue and won’t make a peep because Adelson is the big money behind Romney.

Coward conservatives are no better than the democrats and are every bit as responsible for the mess America is.


44 posted on 07/28/2012 11:43:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

“Doesn’t matter.”

It does matter because homosexuals can’t be “married” in Nevada, they can only enter into domestic partnerships. I think Orwell’s novel “1984” showed us what happens when language is changed. It also seems a bit of a jump and defeatist to equate what is a grass roots movement of true conservatives with Rhino-e’s that support Romney. Things like this and the TEA Party can, have, and will continue to send a message.


45 posted on 07/28/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

What matters to me is the cowardice of the conservatives who claim to fight against it while getting down on their knees for another who supports it.


46 posted on 07/28/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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