Skip to comments.Supporters of Gay Marriage to hold a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A tomorrow?
Posted on 08/02/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
One day after having the best sales day in its history, Chick-fil-A will have to prepare itself for a counter-protest to yesterday's "appreciation day" by those outraged over threats made by mayors and city council members in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York (Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not join his colleagues in the other cities). Supporters of same-sex marriage will stage "kiss-ins" at Chick-fil-A locations tomorrow, if a Facebook-organized protest succeeds:
Yesterdays banner turnout at Chick-fil-A restaurants for free speech rights with thousands of people nationwide and hundreds in the Bay States two locations lining up to buy chicken sandwiches has turned up the heat on gay rights activists who hope to draw similar crowds for tomorrows kiss-in protest at the suddenly controversial fast-food chain.
We planned an action a few years ago and we only expected 50 people but 500 showed. Were crossing our fingers for that kind of support again, said Ian Struthers of grassroots group Join the Impact Massachusetts, who plans to pucker up tomorrow at the Burlington Mall Chick-fil-A for national Same-Sex Kiss Day.
Gay rights advocates are using Facebook to organize the kiss-in in protest of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathys opposition to same-sex marriage and the millions of dollars they say the company has donated to anti-gay groups.
The Bay State group plans to hand out fake coupons to customers for a free side of bigotry during the Friday night protest.
Well, good luck with that — and I’m not being entirely flippant, either. This protest has been rumored since at least last week, before supporters loosely organized the “appreciation day” yesterday, but seem to be having difficulty coordinating it. Even if it does get off the ground tomorrow, it’s very unlikely to approach the level of support shown by fans of Chick-fil-A and/or free speech and free exercise of religious expression yesterday. A weak showing tomorrow would be worse than skipping the protest entirely, as we saw with the failed Occupy movements, whose spring offensive never materialized after being mostly ignored after the first couple of weeks of protesting last fall.
However, there is nothing wrong with protesting over Chick-fil-A’s political connections or ownership’s political views, as long as protestors obey the law in doing so. That is a perfectly acceptable free-speech, free-market approach to disagreement within commerce. I’d rather see kiss-ins than lawsuits, for instance, and certainly more than seeing politicians extort businessmen to support their political agendas, as is exactly what Thomas Menino and Rahm Emanuel attempted to do in Boston and Chicago, respectively. Protests that don’t block customers from accessing the business or act violently are a good release valve for a free society. Pro-life activists have picketed abortion mills for decades — and often had to fight courts for that same right. LGBT activists have just as much right to protest Chick-fil-A.
Mike Huckabee, who helped promote yesterday’s appreciation day, agrees:
RE: I’ve heard that law enforcement is a ready to pounce on these deviants if they insist on disturbing the peace, initiating hate crimes, and harassing patrons at any of the CFA restaurants.
Would doing the nasty in public constitute harassment of patrons? Or is it now free speech?
They better be light on their feet if they plan on dodging cars all day long in the parking lots. ;-)
Surprise! The Boston Herald actually said the cause of the appreciation day is free speech, instead of trying to spin it as bigotry.
I wanna know what happened to the one idiot who got arrested for blocking the CFA drive-thru with his car. One FReeper reported it but no follow-up yet.
Let them have at it. What better demonstration about the differences between Left and right. If left doesn’t like it they want to ban it, if the right doesn’t like it, they won’t buy it.
“Gov. Huckabee is much too agreeable.”
A legitimate concern, judging from well-publicized lewd public behavior at "pride" events.
A large concentration of STD and Gay Bowel Syndrome sufferers congregating around the food and lewdly swapping spit while innocent customers are trying to eat a meal - definitely tough on the digestion!
” and let ‘er rip.”
Considering their preferred sexual activity, that might be to them what pheremones are to us!
I think we both know that such laws are applied in a biased way when race, gender, religious and sexual beliefs come into play (heck, just look at what the DOD did with gays participating in parades while in uniform).
The response to this is all too easy to arrive at, just adopt Alinsky’s “Ridicule is mans greatest weapon” philosophy.
Have Conservatives show up at CFAs with those judges scoring flip charts ... which they then use to “rate” the kisses based on both technique and physical attractiveness of the participants.
Haha Chick-fil-a should close tomorrow :P
I didn’t hear about that. Surprised the crowd didn’t treat them like a beer thief at a frat house!
This just in; The Chik Fil A advertising Cows have stated that chickens nation wide are going on strike saying they are tired of laying eggs and sacrificing their offspring to become sandwiches. Foul state it is unfair that Libs and LGTG groups are making such a stick about traditional marriage. As chicken representatives state without rosters there would be no sandwiches or for that matter bacon and eggs. The Hog council of happy pigs support the strike by the chicken group saying silly gender confused people should keep their follies to themselves.
At least the cops got him, according to eyewitness. I asked for a ping to an update thread but none yet.
what went down yesterday was a message and that message was a collective middle finger from the real America to the faces of the tyrannical left. They ignore that message at their own peril.
Exactly the impression I get. I think the left will be shocked in November.
Dogs don’t engage in anal sex. They only have natural relations with fertile females.
We should have greeting committees to oooo and ahhhh and tell them how hawt they are. That will make them feel better. :)
/The left is always so mature.
My apologies to the canine community.
One group to support, the other to intentionaly offend.
Who are the haters exactly?
I’m sure there are some hound dogs out there who appreciate your apology ;-). (Our greyhound is spayed, so it’s not an issue for her. She just wants meat.)
True, I suspect that the "Haters" do not realize the meaning of the statement in the Bible "Hate the sin, but love the sinner". The whole problem with the situation was misperception of hate. Christians don't hate Gays, they hate the lifestyle that is killing Gays. You don't hate a person with Cancer, you hate the Cancer itself.
The sad thing is the way the "Haters" protest, is to embrace the moral Cancer. Homosexuality is a lust problem, but then, so is hate.
Those who intend to REALLY get in America’s face are planning on kissing a same sex illegal alien.
I beg to differ. They are willingly used as the conduit for the first release of lies, untruths, exaggerations and distortions.
That is what we now call news.
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