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Gay rights come to Toy Town [gay rights groups ask publishers to quit Chick-Fil-A partnership]
The Telegraph ^ | 11 Aug 2012 | Jacqui Goddard

Posted on 08/12/2012 5:13:02 AM PDT by scottjewell

Publishers of children's series The Berenstain Bears are facing pressure to make a stand against homophobia in the latest episode of a controversy over the Chick-fil-A fast food chain, and its president's stance on gay marriage.

In the 50 years since they made their literary debut, The Berenstain Bears have taught generations of children valuable lessons about acceptance and the rejection of bigotry.

Now, publishers of the beloved children's series are facing pressure to make a stand against homophobia in the latest episode of a controversy over the Chick-fil-A fast food chain and its president's stance on gay marriage.

Gay rights groups want the bears to pull out of a marketing partnership with Chick-fil-A, which plans to hand out some of their titles as part of a forthcoming children's meal promotion.

Campaigners say that Chick-fil-A's conservative Christian president, Dan Cathy, has exhibited exactly the kind of social intolerance that Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister and Honey Bear educate young readers to avoid, with his public declaration that his 1,000-restauarant chain supported "the biblical definition of the family unit" and that same-sex marriage was "inviting God's judgment on our nation.'

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; gaystapo; homofascists; homosexualagenda; pedophiles; sodomhusseinobama

1 posted on 08/12/2012 5:13:06 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

These radicals need to be beaten back on their gay agenda to RUIN everything good and wholesome left in this country.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 5:17:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: scottjewell

I went to Chick-Fil-A last night. I just can’t get enough of their food. I always order the chicken club with fries and drink. The lettuce and tomato on the club is ALWAYS fresh...not like some places that the lettuce is wilted and not very good looking. The people are ALWAYS polite.....I love when I ask for something and they say “my pleasure”. What a great place to go. With six of us, we spent another 50 bucks. And guess what, “It was MY pleasure”. To be honest, I am glad that the drama has happened because prior to it, I used to go about once every six months. Since the drama, my family has gone four times.....once before 1 August (end of July) and 3 times since.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 5:17:32 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: scottjewell

All they want is tolerance - tolerance plus veto power over our sermons, our private conversations, our professional actions, our choices on whom to associate with, the toys and comics in our Kids Meals, and other review powers to be specified once they consolidate that initial level of control. How could anyone be hateful enough to oppose tolerance?


4 posted on 08/12/2012 5:18:45 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: napscoordinator

That’s great - and I too am glad that the drama continues. It’s good for CFA and good for politics.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 5:19:33 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Ann Archy

I think its actually good that the gays will not drop this - It means more people will feel the need to stand up for Chick-Fil-A and for traditional marriage. It will have an effect on the Nov elections as well.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 5:21:07 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Pollster1

Well, the good news is they are being exposed fully for what they really are : Intolerant.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 5:23:04 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

i PRAY that you are right!!


8 posted on 08/12/2012 5:24:20 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: scottjewell

A Chick Fil A manager laughingly said “who can we get to boycott us next? Our sales have been up every single day since the boycott.”

Of course he didn’t really want to be boycotted but people are still making a statement with their fast food choices;
I know I have.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 5:25:12 AM PDT by Josa
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To: scottjewell

One thing I was surprised at was the number of blacks participating in support of Chick-Fil-A......I.m not sure Obama will get the numbers with blacks he got the last time.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 5:29:08 AM PDT by ontap
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To: scottjewell
New Line: "B' F-ing Bear" sold with "Porkin' Pig" (Accessories sold separately).
11 posted on 08/12/2012 5:30:58 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: scottjewell

I noticed most of the British papers were relentlessly PC in their approach to the Chick fil A story. The Mail had about thirty photos, all of which depicted small smatterings of gays close up and very fuzzy pictures of the huge lines behind them. One of their stories didn’t show the crowds until about picture 20.

This might seem a credible story in England, where they didn’t have trouble driving home from work because of the huge lines and police presence directing traffic around ChickfilA. (I noticed that a point of rage on the DU boards - the traffic jams for CFA drove them crazy)

Here, we laugh. Unless the Bears have a radical gay marketing manager, that Wed taught them a big lesson. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and say the marketing staff of many, many companies did a heads up with that. JC Penneys, whose stock dropped enormously after their two daddies on Fathers Day probably had a fit.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care
The reporterette for the local FOX news was standing outside somewhere (couldn't tell where since it was a very close up shot of her head) doing the story but claimed she couldn't show the protesters because it was too far for the camera. Say what? Since when can a tv news camera not zoom in from three blocks away? IOW, there was no protest. The only crowds we heard of were those supporting CFA.
13 posted on 08/12/2012 6:13:52 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Ann Archy

Those ignorant of history doomed to repeat it etc.

If you pointed out to the militant gays that they are no different from Nazis or Islamic Fanatics in their tactics they would react with rage and/or disbelief.

As with DADT and subsequent ‘gay pride parades’ in the military (remember when it was patriotic pride?), the original play-for-sympathy has been abandoned in favor of another relentless march by the Thought Police.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 6:36:01 AM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

paid protesters....


15 posted on 08/12/2012 7:21:41 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: relictele

paid protesters....


16 posted on 08/12/2012 7:22:18 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: scottjewell

Watch video of lesbians attacking a lone priest who was supporting freedom of religion.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chicago priest shouted down outside Chick-fil-A

CHICAGO - Father Gerald O’Reilly of Chicago’s St. Thomas More Parish was shouted down Wednesday by a group of protesters from the Gay Liberation Network as he prayed outside the Watertower Chick-fil-A in downtown Chicago. YouTube via John J Kirkwood.

VIDEO:http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/


17 posted on 08/12/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: nevermorelenore

sorry for the double post -
this picture for this story certainly looks like the protesters have been hired, to “look” like regular folks....


18 posted on 08/12/2012 7:23:35 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: scottjewell
The Thorne family had lunch at Chick-fil-A yesterday at the Paramus Park Mall. It was delish and Chick-fil-A was clearly the most popular place in the food court.

Hooray for Chick-fil-A!

19 posted on 08/12/2012 7:31:03 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who takes contributions from Goldman Sachs)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Good going - and yes, it is. We should all keep patronizing CFA :)


20 posted on 08/12/2012 7:42:33 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: KeyLargo

Thanks for that. How vile and rude. Very revealing.
Why don’t you post that video as its own thread? More FReepers would see it. ;)


21 posted on 08/12/2012 9:37:55 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The Nazi campaign against the free expression of Christian faith and tenants is hardly enduring me to the cause of gay Nazi rights.


22 posted on 08/12/2012 9:38:33 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: scottjewell

They should stand up to these anti-Christian bigots.


23 posted on 08/12/2012 10:01:09 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: scottjewell

We must stand against this assault on traditional values and marriage, but also on the use of words. I have never met anyone who is afraid of Gays, therefore, there is no person who is homophobic.

I haven’t met anyone who “hates Gays” either. But there are plenty of straight haters.


24 posted on 08/13/2012 3:48:23 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

Hear , hear.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 3:50:49 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
I think its actually good that the gays will not drop this...

I'm inclined to agree. I'm hoping they manage to keep this on the political front burner through October. It is (1) very noisy, (2) very unpopular, and (3) very obviously abusive behavior. They and their MSM allies want to make it a big campaign issue, that's just fine with me.

26 posted on 08/13/2012 3:57:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: scottjewell

Hope Bernestein Bears sees the support versus the hate and does not bow to the latter.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: scottjewell

Hope Bernestein Bears sees the support versus the hate and does not bow to the latter.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 4:01:10 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Billthedrill

I think they will, and I think it will work against them and serve to further our side.


29 posted on 08/13/2012 4:03:59 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: oneamericanvoice

Yes, I am hoping they have the sense and integrity to make the right choice.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 4:05:36 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: oneamericanvoice

I hate militant faggies. And I don’t want run-of-the-mill queers anywhere near me.

Their perverse sexual practices disgust me. Their in-your-face aggressiveness inspires only defiance & counterattack. Their assault on Chick Fil-A, however abortive in outcome, is straight out of Sodom & Gomorrah.

They hate straight people & they hate the teachings of the Bible that specifically condemn their awful behavior.

Questions? And no, I have neither homosexual friends nor homosexual relatives.

):^(


31 posted on 08/19/2012 8:22:35 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: elcid1970

I have a Gay friend who does not condone the assault on Chick-Fil-A, nor on the Bible. He supports traditional marriage, and freedom of speech. He is Conservative.

During my time in the Army, I met Gays for the first time. They didn’t flaunt. Chris sewed on stripes and other things for uniforms for the Straight guys, but they turned on him just because they thought he was Gay. Funny, how this possibly Gay man wasn’t intimidated by Straights, but the Straight guys were intimidated by him.

I said there was no hate towards Gays in this whole CFA thing, but you proved me wrong. Not all Gays are the same. Some are just as patriotic and believing as you. You might have been around a Gay or Lesbian and not even known it. Perhaps if you knew some who are then you wouldn’t lump everyone as you did.

Your anger does you no good. Especially to a fellow patriot like myself. My former Army Lt. boyfriend is the same way.

Deborah Leigh
Sgt, US Army


32 posted on 08/22/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

Sergeant, I’m a retired warrant officer who started out in barracks just like you. Oldfashioned wooden squad bay barracks where all bodily functions & personal hygiene were performed with little to no privacy. Showering was tolerable knowing one wasn’t being possibly eyed.

Did you notice I expressed dislike for MILITANT queers? You may have gay friends who are nice people and not in-your-face, but they’re not the ones in the driver’s seat. You may even have Muslim friends who have never screamed “Allahu Akbar!!”, but they’re not in the driver’s seat, either.

If homosexuality is OK, then the Bible is a lie. Bottom line.

Anyway, see you at Chick Fil-A. Or maybe I won’t.


33 posted on 08/22/2012 5:39:02 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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