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Thousands Celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day [ABC news coverage]
ABC News ^ | Aug 1 2012 | Amy Bingham

Posted on 08/01/2012 10:19:40 AM PDT by scottjewell

People across the country are flocking to Chick-fil-A today, not because of the fast-food chain's chicken sandwiches, but because of its CEO's vocal support of traditional marriage.

Nearly 600,000 supporters signed up to celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day today, which former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee created to counter a boycott launched by gay marriage activists last week after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said he was "guilty as charged" for not supporting gay marriage...

Courtney Clem, 22, strolled over to the Chick-fil-A in Crystal City, Va., to pick up lunch for her entire office and show her support. Clem said she wanted to eat at Chick-fil-A today not only because she supports traditional marriage but because she supports the First Amendment.

"We want to support their right to an opinion," Clem said. "I do support that opinion. And the right. Even if it was an opinion I disagreed with, I'd be here today. "

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Gay rights groups launched a national boycott of the chicken chain last week, which the mayors of Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C., have publically supported.

The Philadelphia City Council is considering a resolution to condemn the company for what councilman Jim Kenney called their "Anti-American attitude."

D.C. councilman Marion Barry tweeted that he does not support "hate chicken," Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino said there is "no place for your company" in his city and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the restaurant's "values are not Chicago values."

The Chicago Republican Party is making a formal complaint against Emanuel today, alleging that the mayor has "broken civil rights laws pertaining to religious freedom and the First Amendment in denying Chick-fil-A a permit...

National conservative figures have responded to the controversy with an outpouring of support for the restaurant.

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KEYWORDS: chickfila; homosexualagenda
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To: scottjewell

So where are all the Gaystapo faggies with their counterprotest same-sex gross-in and threatened confrontation with us hated “breeders”?

Oh...sorry, forgot......that’s Friday at 8:00 p.m. when most of the bigot antigay homophobic heteros will be eating supper at home with their families.

This...is...huge!

Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz is already trying to paint a happyface on it. Mustn’t mention the Tea Party, now, Debbie!


51 posted on 08/01/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: dainbramaged

Yep, it’s about a tenth of a mile from my office. :)

It is a Chik-fil-a “Express”, but you should see the lines on a daily basis! During orientation, there are regularly 40 to 50 people in line.


52 posted on 08/01/2012 11:07:39 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Mister Da
Collierville, TN CFA is packed. Cars lined up for 2 blocks for drive-thru lane. A long line of people standing in the parking lot trying to get in. No room in the parking lot, so cars are spilling over into a vacant car dealership next door. Also spoke with someone who says the same thing happening at a Memphis CFA on Poplar Ave.
53 posted on 08/01/2012 11:08:18 AM PDT by CobraJet
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To: Pining_4_TX

Don’t forget to support Wendy’s, McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, etc for they support CFA, spread the support! Maybe it should be a Monday @ Wendy’s, Tuesday at Taco Bell, Wednesday CFA, Thursday McDonalds, Friday @ KFC, etc etc!


54 posted on 08/01/2012 11:09:00 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: scottjewell; don-o
Johnson City TN reporting, sir:

Chick-Fil-A at People's Ave, packed as of breakfast time.

As of lunch time--- husband reports --- cars backed up more than half a mile all the way to N. State of Franklin Road. Later --- friend from church reports --- traffic nearly gridlocked at Knob Creek intersection.

And now I'm kicking myself. It would have been a perfect chance to walk up and down handing out leaflets for local Conservative upcoming events, or at least circulating petitions.

NOTE TO SELF: MAKE THE MOST OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES, YOU DUMMY!

55 posted on 08/01/2012 11:09:36 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (.)
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To: CobraJet

Hit the one in Hagerstown MD while I was on the road, lines out both doors, running 4 registers, lot full, traffic jammed and backed up on the boulevard.

God Bless Americans!!!


56 posted on 08/01/2012 11:10:09 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: scottjewell
D.C. councilman Marion Barry tweeted that he does not support "hate chicken," Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino said there is "no place for your company" in his city and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the restaurant's "values are not Chicago values."

D.C., Boston, Chicago... As if CFA would want to root in those corrupt, high-tax, high-crime liberal hellholes anyway... If I were Dan Cathy, I'd consider those rejections blessings in disguise.

57 posted on 08/01/2012 11:10:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Yep! this is a VERY GOOD SIGN for November.

It is so important that Obama loses by a wide margin, so that cheating & "lawyering" cannot possibly win the election for him.

58 posted on 08/01/2012 11:10:09 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: scottjewell

I got breakfast there this morning but could not wait for lunch. At 12:30 the Chick Fil A in Olathe, KS.
you could not even get close. Cars in every direction . Police directing traffic . We ended up eating at Mr. Gyro. I didn’t have the time. Might try for dinner. asked a person who parked about 1800’ from the entrance to the rest how long it took him and he said 45 mins to get to the front of the line. The cars at the drive thru had to be 60 of them. good to see.

The liberals will burn for this crime against AMERICAN VALUES.

I hope Mr. Cathy shows his appreciation by giving every voter on November 6th a Free shake with proof of voting (little sticker most get at the polls saying I VOTED.


59 posted on 08/01/2012 11:10:18 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: happilymarriedmom

Yes, is this case the MSM was not their friend, having led them into a delusion. Did them no favors, and now they are having a day of awakening.


60 posted on 08/01/2012 11:11:07 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Pining_4_TX
Good idea!

We had never eaten before at CFA. My husband had the day off and has been in line for more than two hours and wonders if the place will run out of food. There are two lines circling the area and news camera only just showed up.

It is frightening when the right to own a business is to be decided by such criteria. It is like the former Soviet Union. I have seen no demands to close down amazon.com whose CEO Jeff Bezos has contributed $2.5 million to promote gay-marriage laws. Bill Gates also made a heft contribution to gay marriage.

61 posted on 08/01/2012 11:13:06 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: ScottinVA

Have there been any reports from those areas? D.C., Boston, Chicago...?


62 posted on 08/01/2012 11:13:31 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Goodyear, AZ! Intersections blocked, lines around the building. Employees passing out free paper cups of water! 100 degrees in the shade!


63 posted on 08/01/2012 11:13:41 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: ScottinVA

We’ll be at the Suffolk CFA tonight. Looking forward to it.


64 posted on 08/01/2012 11:15:50 AM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: scottjewell

I’m looking at this and what I see is November. I’m also hoping that nobody in the Democrat party is paying attention.


65 posted on 08/01/2012 11:16:40 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: elcid1970

“So where are all the Gaystapo faggies with their counterprotest same-sex gross-in and threatened confrontation with us hated “breeders”?

Oh...sorry, forgot......that’s Friday at 8:00 p.m. when most of the bigot antigay homophobic heteros will be eating supper at home with their families.”

Not exactly a show of bravery, is it? If they truly had the courage of their convictions you would think the Kiss-In would have been staged for today.


66 posted on 08/01/2012 11:16:44 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I just got back. My daughters and I waited 35 minutes in a line that snaked through and around the building, with the parking lot packed and employees taking orders in the street.

This is a HUGE win for people who will not be bullied or intimidated into silence.

The left can only embarass themselves on Friday.


67 posted on 08/01/2012 11:17:00 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: blam

wow, thanks for that link! So it is true. You ought to post that as its own news thread on FR.


68 posted on 08/01/2012 11:18:51 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: elcid1970
Oh...sorry, forgot......that’s Friday at 8:00 p.m. when most of the bigot antigay homophobic heteros will be eating supper at home with their families.

And of course the lamestream media will cover the gay gross-in like white on rice, and do its best to magnify the actual numbers of protesters in order to advance the lie that there is widespread support for the gaystapo societal assault.

69 posted on 08/01/2012 11:19:00 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: WomBom

Ha, it was for a good cause. ;)


70 posted on 08/01/2012 11:19:51 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Brookhaven

Same here. I tried, but with only an hour for lunch, I couldn’t do it.

It was a beautiful sight to behold, though!


71 posted on 08/01/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: atc23

Man, this warms my heart to see this kind of response all over the USA. If this is the reaction to political thuggery against just one business, what does this mean for Nov. elections? I can only hope.


72 posted on 08/01/2012 11:20:54 AM PDT by CobraJet
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To: SJSAMPLE

“The left can only embarass themselves on Friday.”

Just thinking the same exact thing.


73 posted on 08/01/2012 11:22:45 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Tried to go to our Chick-Fil-A after lunch hour rush. At 1:20PM there was a mile long traffic jam filling 4 lanes.

When I finally got there, the parking lot was full and cars were parking along the side of the road and anywhere they could find a place. People were walking over 1/2 a mile in places just to get carryout. This is Reynoldsburg Ohio. Not much of a battleground state here.


74 posted on 08/01/2012 11:23:24 AM PDT by TomMix
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To: happilymarriedmom
“And the rainbow agenda surely was not expecting this blow-back.” That’s because they think (due to the MSM reporting it) that the majority of this country supports & celebrates them and that people like Mr. Cathy are on the fringe.

Meanwhile, this should be a clue that a number of people are fed up with pandering to the gay lobby.

75 posted on 08/01/2012 11:25:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: TomMix

These reports are just amazing.


76 posted on 08/01/2012 11:25:35 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: elcid1970
So where are all the Gaystapo faggies with their counterprotest same-sex gross-in and threatened confrontation with us hated “breeders”? Oh...sorry, forgot......that’s Friday at 8:00 p.m. when most of the bigot antigay homophobic heteros will be eating supper at home with their families.

Perhaps some of us can surprise them.

77 posted on 08/01/2012 11:28:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625

“Meanwhile, this should be a clue that a number of people are fed up with pandering to the gay lobby.”

The really sad thing - or actually the incredibly funny thing - is that its too late now for Obama or the Dems to take back the same sex marriage endorsement and gay marriage plank announcement for the DNC in North Carolina. Had they forseen this, they might have used caution; as it stands now, though, its too late for them to put the genie back in the bottle.


78 posted on 08/01/2012 11:28:49 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: PapaBear3625

Probably a very good idea to show up at their staged kiss-in.


79 posted on 08/01/2012 11:29:42 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The Big Man upstairs is smiling today.


80 posted on 08/01/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: scottjewell

Yep, a stark contrast...vast numbers of normal looking people vs. a few gay guys kissing.

It’ll be interesting to see just how many of them show up.


81 posted on 08/01/2012 11:34:41 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: scottjewell
It was jam-packed during the Appreciation Day lunchtime at the Chick-fil-A in the sane Northwest section of the People's Socialist Republic of Austin. Chick-fil-A must have brought in a lot more help; the staff was swarming around like fire ants on a freshly kicked mound.

But everyone was having a good ol' time waiting in line, polite and all, talkin' to each other about how great Texas weather is... and about the Cruz victory and the like.

The spicy chicken sandwich was delicious.

82 posted on 08/01/2012 11:35:51 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: IM2MAD; rlmorel
Burlington, MA

Burlington, MA

83 posted on 08/01/2012 11:36:01 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: animal172

Indeed He is.

Dan Cathy is too. :o) Can’t wait to hear their numbers report tomorrow.


84 posted on 08/01/2012 11:36:10 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: TomMix

So excited to hear this! I ate there on Monday, and spoke with the manager briefly. I told him I will keep coming back just to show my support for the 1st Amendment (and marriage). We will try to get in for dinner tonight!


85 posted on 08/01/2012 11:37:38 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: scottjewell

I AM HUNGRY! Couldn’t even get close to CFA in Macedonia Ohio! Drive thru line was a 1/4 mile long, stretching way down the street. The parking lots at an adjacent big box were packed. Lines to get in the door went around, and around and around! Didn’t have that much time, so will try again later!


86 posted on 08/01/2012 11:38:05 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: scottjewell

Just got back. Line was out the doors, and the drive-through line was around the building and out of the parking lot. I had to park in another parking lot and walk a few hundred yards to get there. It was like a mall parking lot before Christmas.

The homo-boycott not only backfired, it was NUKED!


87 posted on 08/01/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I was thinking too that you only see these kinds of crowds at Christmas shopping.

Yes, it was nuked. They never saw the frontal attack coming.


88 posted on 08/01/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: rockabyebaby

careful. Much of the support from those stores comes from the store owners. Not the corporation behind the name.


89 posted on 08/01/2012 11:45:14 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

ah, sorry. At least you went hungry for a good cause. ;)


90 posted on 08/01/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: BlatherNaut

That is alright. If even 1/1000 of us show up Friday as we did today we’ll outnumber them 10 to 1.

I will be there Friday night, however I am leaving my kids at home.

(if there is an actual kiss in, my kids don’t need to see that crap)


91 posted on 08/01/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: scottjewell

Today is a huge day for many reasons. This is a legitimate groundswell of real American support for traditional, Christian values and conservative principles. It is in no way “astroturfed” like most of the “aggreived protests” of the left. It is the average American showing the disgust he or she feels with the homosexual agenda pushed by the left in media, academia and government. It is nothing less than a wholesale rejection of all that the left stands for.

0bama, the democrat politicians, and their propaganda organs in the media must be crapping their pants. And in truth, I don’t think they can even grasp what they are seeing.

This is a harbinger of November. The American people are NOT HAPPY with the direction of the country, and they want to take it back. It is going to be a landslide, and the democrats are going to be swept out of power. Oh, they won’t go completely away, like the Sith Lords. But the wilderness awaits them.


92 posted on 08/01/2012 11:53:42 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: scottjewell

I dropped $25. It was hard to get into the parking lot.


93 posted on 08/01/2012 11:55:08 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: ncfool

Tulsa, Ok CFA’s are packed!


94 posted on 08/01/2012 11:55:43 AM PDT by jag.drafting
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To: henkster

I think your words are prophetic, and will be fulfilled.


95 posted on 08/01/2012 11:56:24 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Same here in Cincinnati the CFA at tri county mall had traffic backed up kemper road as far as we could see, parking lot full and spilling over to the lowes lot—NO Protestors!!!!


96 posted on 08/01/2012 11:59:25 AM PDT by alchemist54 ((for those who fight for it freedom has a taste the protected will never know))
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To: scottjewell

THIS IS GREAT !!! I feel proud to be a American again.


97 posted on 08/01/2012 12:01:03 PM PDT by Orlando
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To: scottjewell

we are all over the C-F-A in Noblesville Indiana. lines out the door, serpentined inside, drive up lane backed out to the highway


98 posted on 08/01/2012 12:01:37 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: blam

Way to go Wendys...yes!!


99 posted on 08/01/2012 12:03:05 PM PDT by Orlando
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To: RightOnline

They have. That’s the problem.


100 posted on 08/01/2012 12:03:36 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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