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July 27th, 2012
06:53 PM ET

Chick-fil-A wades into a fast-food fight over same-sex marriage rights

By Sarah Aarthun, CNN

Atlanta (CNN) - Ordering lunch just got a lot more complicated than deciding how to answer, "Do you want fries with that?"

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked reactions that were swift and strong after he weighed in on same-sex marriage by saying his company backs the traditional family unit.

Politicians from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke up. Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage protested. And suddenly, the type of fast-food bag you carry could reveal your views on a hot-button social issue that has split the country.

Some proponents of same-sex marriage have decried Cathy's comments and called for a boycott of the chain, which had annual sales of more than $4.1 billion last year and has more than 1,615 locations in 39 states and Washington, D.C., with the strongest concentration in the Southeast.

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  1. Keith

    Kinda like the Nazis messing with Jewish businesses. You qu.eers don't like the guy's stance-go eat somewhere else. I want to know when the violence from the qu.eers will start? It is coming you know.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • Keith

      Funny how the qu.eers are soooo tolerant....so long as you agree with THEM. If you don't, then of course you are a hateful, bigotted ignorant, blah, blah, blah....

      July 28, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • Huebert

      Are you actually this stupid? How did you manage to use a computer?

      July 28, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Hey, Keith, do you still think Obama is a Muslim?

      July 28, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Voice of Reason

      Keith,

      Thank you for displaying just who you are, a lowlife stupid fu*cking idiot. Someone needs to bi*tch slap you in front of all your bigot buddies. You don't deserve the air you breath, in fact, why don't you stop breathing? We would all be better off!

      July 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Keith

      Voice of "Reason", So does this mean you'll be one initiating the violence? Bring it. Obama hasn't managed to disarm the American public yet.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • Keith

      Tom, Do you still think he's not?

      July 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • Keith

      Voice of "Reason"?, Just who is "we"?

      July 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Keith

      You need to wake the f*cuk-up azzhole, your world view is twisted and derogatory. You add nothing to our social structure as you are apparently uneducated and uninformed. It's not 2000 years ago and your bible is a bunch of nonsense babble. When you go around spouting-off hatred someone should put you in your place and if it takes a good beating for you to learn the so be it. Isn't that the way your daddy taught you?

      July 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • Keith

      Qu.eers are so illogical. Why don't you go and procreate? Oh, that's right-you CAN'T! That means you would be extinct after ONE generation. Guess that means you weren't "born that way".

      July 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Keith

      we = the reasonable and the fair humans of this world

      July 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
    • midwest rail

      Keith still has the most unintentionally funny posts ever. Always good for entertainment value.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Huebert

      Keith, when you find yourself at the bottom of a hole, it is best to stop digging.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Keith

      Voice of "Reason"?, Who is "our"? Who put you losers in charge? Like I said, bring it. You fa.gs want to smash my face-and I'm the hateful one? Go figure.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Keith

      vor, And just who gets to determine what's "reasonable" and "fair"? A simple majority? Even if that simple majority is wrong? How about an elite minority that thinks they're better than everyone else? Isn't that what you are at this point?

      July 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
    • Huebert

      @Voice of Reason

      Don't get mad at Keith. That is his goal. Feel free to call him all sorts of names like moron, fcuk head, inbred uneducated troll, you get the picture. Just don't let your emotions slip into your post, that only feeds the little sh!t.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Keith

      You just don't get it do you you fu*cking moron? You started with the hate and I'm going to fight fire with fire and you're just getting what you asked for, intolerance. I'm not going to sit here and not blast back at you and you're lucky it's only words. We know your type, you're just afraid of change, you're a little p*ussy.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Keith

      Listen azzhat! I never once stated that I was better than anyone else, did I? You're the one that started with spouting hatred. What 'cha havin' for supper tonight? A TV dinner and a warm beer?

      July 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Keith

      You sicken me, I'm through.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • Keith

      vor, "lucky it's only words" . Ha ha ha. Big tough keyboard commando, eh? Like I said, bring it. Are all you ho.m.o's this militant as this voice of reason loser?

      July 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • Keith

      Huebert, Thanks for proving my point. You are your own worst enemy.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • Huebert

      Keith

      You are a coward. You would never dear to spout your views in public because you are aware of what would happen to you. And calling Voice a keyboard commando is incredibly hypocritical seeing as it is you who chose to start a fight on an internet message board.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • Jen

      Only idiots assume that all people that defend gay rights are gay themselves. What's it like to have zero education, have a blue collar job and live in a double wide Keith? Must be a pretty pathetic life......

      July 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
    • Keith

      Jen, Thank you for proving my point along with Huebert. You people are easy.

      July 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  2. Chick Filler

    The company name says it all. P0rn and fast food, quick in and out.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  3. Cindi

    LIKE YOU, I TAKE THE BIBLE SERIOUSLY! Many good people build their case against homosexuality almost entirely on the Bible. These folks value Scripture, and are serious about seeking its guidance in their lives. Unfortunately, many of them have never really studied what the Bible does and doesn’t say about homosexuality.

    We gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians take the Bible seriously, too. Personally, I’ve spent more than 50 years reading, studying, memorizing, preaching, and teaching from the sacred texts. I earned my master’s and doctoral degrees at a conservative biblical seminary to better equip myself to “rightly divide the word of truth.” I learned Hebrew and Greek to gain a better understanding of the original words of the biblical texts. I studied the lives and times of the biblical authors to help me know what they were saying in their day so I could better apply it to my own.

    We must be open to new truth from Scripture.

    Even heroes of the Christian faith have changed their minds about the meaning of various biblical texts.

    It took a blinding light and a voice from heaven to help the apostle Paul change his mind about certain Hebrew texts. A sheet lowered from the sky filled with all kinds of animals helped the apostle Peter gain new insights into Jewish law.

    Jerry Falwell believed the Bible supported segregation in the church until a black shoeshine man asked him, “When will someone like me be allowed to become a member of your congregation?” Through those simple words, the Holy Spirit spoke new truth about the ancient biblical texts to the Rev. Falwell, and in obedience he ended segregation at Thomas Road Baptist Church.

    Even when we believe the Scriptures are “infallible” or “without error,” it’s terribly dangerous to think that our understanding of every biblical text is also without error. We are human. We are fallible. And we can misunderstand and misinterpret these ancient words — with tragic results.

    What if someone asked you, “Is there a chance you could be wrong about the way you’ve interpreted the biblical texts sometimes used to condemn homosexual orientation?” How would you respond? What does it say about you if you answer, “No, I could NOT be wrong”? I am asking you to re-examine these texts — carefully and prayerfully. Lives hang in the balance.

    If heroes of the Christian faith could change their minds about the meaning of certain biblical texts, shouldn’t we be prepared to reconsider our own interpretations of these ancient words when the Holy Spirit opens our minds and hearts to new truth? That’s why we study the Bible prayerfully, seeking the Spirit of Truth, God’s loving Spirit, to help us understand and apply these words to our lives.

    On the night he was betrayed, Jesus told his disciples he was going away from them for a while, but that the Father would send them a “Comforter,” an “Advocate,” the “Holy Spirit” who would “teach them all things.”

    I believe with all my heart that the Holy Spirit is still teaching us. When we reconsider the texts that are used by some people to condemn God’s gay children, we must fervently seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance, or we risk being misled by our own prejudices.

    The Bible is a book about God – not a book about human sexuality.

    The Bible is the story of God’s love for the world and the people of the world. It tells the history of God’s love at work rescuing, renewing, and empowering humankind. It was never intended to be a book about human sexuality. Certainly, you will agree.

    In fact, the Bible accepts sexual practices that we condemn and condemns sexual practices that we accept. Lots of them! Here are a few examples.

    DEUTERONOMY 22:13-21
    If it is discovered that a bride is not a virgin, the Bible demands that she be executed by stoning immediately.

    DEUTERONOMY 22:22
    If a married person has sex with someone else’s husband or wife, the Bible commands that both adulterers be stoned to death.

    MARK 10:1-12
    Divorce is strictly forbidden in both Testaments, as is remarriage of anyone who has been divorced.

    LEVITICUS 18:19
    The Bible forbids a married couple from having sexual intercourse during a woman’s period. If they disobey, both shall be executed.

    MARK 12:18-27
    If a man dies childless, his widow is ordered by biblical law to have intercourse with each of his brothers in turn until she bears her deceased husband a male heir.

    DEUTERONOMY 25:11-12
    If a man gets into a fight with another man and his wife seeks to rescue her husband by grabbing the enemy’s genitals, her hand shall be cut off and no pity shall be shown her.

    I’m certain you don’t agree with these teachings from the Bible about sex. And you shouldn’t. The list goes on: The Bible says clearly that sex with a prostitute is acceptable for the husband but not for the wife. Polygamy (more than one wife) is acceptable, as is a king’s having many concubines. (Solomon, the wisest king of all, had 1,000 concubines.) Slavery and sex with slaves, marriage of girls aged 11-13, and treatment of women as property are all accepted practices in the Scriptures. On the other hand, there are strict prohibitions against interracial marriage, birth control, discussing or even naming a sexual organ, and seeing one’s parents nude.

    Over the centuries the Holy Spirit has taught us that certain Bible verses should not be understood as God’s law for all time periods. Some verses are specific to the culture and time they were written, and are no longer viewed as appropriate, wise, or just.

    Often, the Holy Spirit uses science to teach us why those ancient words no longer apply to our modern times. During the last three decades, for example, organizations representing 1.5 million U.S. health professionals (doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and educators) have stated definitively that homosexual orientation is as natural as heterosexual orientation, that sexual orientation is determined by a combination of yet unknown pre- and post-natal influences, and that it is dangerous and inappropriate to tell a homosexual that he or she could or should attempt to change his or her sexual orientation.

    While there are some people now living in heterosexual marriages who once perceived themselves to be gay, there are millions of gay and lesbian persons who have accepted their sexual orientation as a gift from God and live productive and deeply spiritual lives. The evidence from science and from the personal experience of gay and lesbian Christians demands that we at least consider whether the passages cited to condemn homosexual behavior should be reconsidered, just as other Bible verses that speak of certain sexual practices are no longer understood as God’s law for us in this day.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • Huebert

      Are you silent in church, as the bible says all women should be?

      July 28, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  4. A dose of reality

    A few questions should help shed light on the relationship between religion and rational thought.
    The completely absurd theory that all 7,000,000,000 human beings are simultaneously being supervised 24 hours a day, every day of their lives by an immortal, invisible being for the purposes of reward or punishment in the “afterlife” comes from the field of:
    (a) Astronomy;
    (b) Medicine;
    (c) Economics; or
    (d) Christianity
    You are about 70% likely to believe the entire Universe began less than 10,000 years ago with only one man, one woman and a talking snake if you are a:
    (a) historian;
    (b) geologist;
    (c) NASA astronomer; or
    (d) Christian
    I have convinced myself that gay $ex is a choice and not genetic, but then have no explanation as to why only gay people have ho.mo$exual urges. I am
    (a) A gifted psychologist
    (b) A well respected geneticist
    (c) A highly educated sociologist
    (d) A Christian with the remarkable ability to ignore inconvenient facts.
    I honestly believe that, when I think silent thoughts like, “please god, help me pass my exam tomorrow,” some invisible being is reading my mind and will intervene and alter what would otherwise be the course of history in small ways to help me. I am
    (a) a delusional schizophrenic;
    (b) a naïve child, too young to know that that is silly
    (c) an ignorant farmer from Sudan who never had the benefit of even a fifth grade education; or
    (d) your average Christian
    Millions and millions of Catholics believe that bread and wine turns into the actual flesh and blood of a dead Jew from 2,000 years ago because:
    (a) there are obvious visible changes in the condiments after the Catholic priest does his hocus pocus;
    (b) tests have confirmed a divine presence in the bread and wine;
    (c) now and then their god shows up and confirms this story; or
    (d) their religious convictions tell them to blindly accept this completely fvcking absurd nonsense.
    I believe that an all powerful being, capable of creating the entire cosmos watches me have $ex to make sure I don't do anything "naughty". I am
    (a) A victim of child molestation
    (b) A r.ape victim trying to recover
    (c) A mental patient with paranoid delusions
    (d) A Christian
    The only discipline known to often cause people to kill others they have never met and/or to commit suicide in its furtherance is:
    (a) Architecture;
    (b) Philosophy;
    (c) Archeology; or
    (d) Religion
    What is it that most differentiates science and all other intellectual disciplines from religion:
    (a) Religion tells people not only what they should believe, but what they are morally obliged to believe on pain of divine retribution, whereas science, economics, medicine etc. has no “sacred cows” in terms of doctrine and go where the evidence leads them;
    (b) Religion can make a statement, such as “there is a composite god comprised of God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit”, and be totally immune from experimentation and challenge, whereas science can only make factual assertions when supported by considerable evidence;
    (c) Science and the scientific method is universal and consistent all over the World whereas religion is regional and a person’s religious conviction, no matter how deeply held, is clearly nothing more than an accident of birth; or
    (d) All of the above.
    If I am found wandering the streets flagellating myself, wading into a filth river, mutilating my child’s genitals or kneeling down in a church believing that a being is somehow reading my inner thoughts and prayers, I am likely driven by:
    (a) a deep psychiatric issue;
    (b) an irrational fear or phobia;
    (c) a severe mental degeneration caused by years of drug abuse; or
    (d) my religious belief.
    Who am I? I don’t pay any taxes. I never have. Any money my organization earns is tax free and my own salary is also tax free, at the federal, state and local level. Despite contributing nothing to society, but still enjoying all its benefits, I feel I have the right to tell others what to do. I am
    (a) A sleazy Wall Street banker
    (b) A mafia boss
    (c) A drug pusher; or
    (d) A Catholic Priest, Protestant Minister or Jewish Rabbi.
    What do the following authors all have in common – Jean Paul Sartre, Voltaire, Denis Diderot, Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, David Hume, René Descartes, Francis Bacon, John Milton, John Locke, and Blaise Pascal:
    (a) They are among the most gifted writers the World has known;
    (b) They concentrated on opposing dogma and opening the human mind and spirit to the wonders of free thought and intellectual freedom;
    (c) They were intimidated by the Catholic Church and put on the Church’s list of prohibited authors; or
    (d) All of the above.
    The AIDS epidemic will kill tens of millions in poor African and South American countries before we defeat it. Condoms are an effective way to curtail its spread. As the Pope still has significant influence over the less educated masses in these parts of the World, he has exercised this power by:
    (a) Using some of the Vatican’s incomprehensible wealth to educate these vulnerable people on health family planning and condom use;
    (b) Supporting government programs that distribute condoms to high risk groups;
    (c) Using its myriad of churches in these regions to distribute condoms; or
    (d) Scaring people into NOT using condoms, based upon his disdainful and aloof view that it is better that a person die than go against the Vatican’s position on contraceptive use.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  5. And now the reality of the situation

    For "Kindness" and similarly deluded fools:

    10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

    9 – You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from a rib, which means we are all inbred from 2 people.

    8 – You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in the "father, son, holy ghost" base of your so called religion.

    7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

    6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life like a zombie, and then ascended into the sky.

    5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

    4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs – though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."

    3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

    2 – You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

    1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian. ....

    July 28, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  6. John

    Some argue that since homosexual behavior is "unnatural" it is contrary to the order of creation. Behind this pronouncement are stereotypical definitions of masculinity and femininity that reflect rigid gender categories of patriarchal society. There is nothing unnatural about any shared love, even between two of the same gender, if that experience calls both partners to a fuller state of being. Contemporary research is uncovering new facts that are producing a rising conviction that homosexuality, far from being a sickness, sin, perversion or unnatural act, is a healthy, natural and affirming form of human sexuality for some people. Findings indicate that homosexuality is a given fact in the nature of a significant portion of people, and that it is unchangeable.

    Our prejudice rejects people or things outside our understanding. But the God of creation speaks and declares, "I have looked out on everything I have made and `behold it (is) very good'." . The word (Genesis 1:31) of God in Christ says that we are loved, valued, redeemed, and counted as precious no matter how we might be valued by a prejudiced world.

    There are few biblical references to homosexuality. The first, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, is often quoted to prove that the Bible condemns homosexuality. But the real sin of Sodom was the unwillingness of the city's men to observe the laws of hospitality. The intention was to insult the stranger by forcing him to take the female role in the sex act. The biblical narrative approves Lot's offer of his virgin daughters to satisfy the sexual demands of the mob. How many would say, "This is the word of the Lord"? When the Bible is quoted literally, it might be well for the one quoting to read the text in its entirety.

    Leviticus, in the Hebrew Scriptures, condemns homosexual behaviour, at least for males. Yet, "abomination", the word Leviticus uses to describe homosexuality, is the same word used to describe a menstruating woman. Paul is the most quoted source in the battle to condemn homosexuality ( 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 and Romans 1: 26-27). But homosexual activity was regarded by Paul as a punishment visited upon idolaters by God because of their unfaithfulness. Homosexuality was not the sin but the punishment.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Paul gave a list of those who would not inherit the Kingdom of God. That list included the immoral, idolaters, adulterers, sexual perverts, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, and robbers. Sexual perverts is a translation of two words; it is possible that the juxtaposition of malakos, the soft, effeminate word, with arsenokoitus, or male prostitute, was meant to refer to the passive and active males in a homosexual liaison.

    Thus, it appears that Paul would not approve of homosexual behavior. But was Paul's opinion about homosexuality accurate, or was it limited by the lack of scientific knowledge in his day and infected by prejudice born of ignorance? An examination of some of Paul's other assumptions and conclusions will help answer this question. Who today would share Paul's anti-Semitic attitude, his belief that the authority of the state was not to be challenged, or that all women ought to be veiled? In these attitudes Paul's thinking has been challenged and transcended even by the church! Is Paul's commentary on homosexuality more absolute than some of his other antiquated, culturally conditioned ideas?

    Three other references in the New Testament (in Timothy, Jude and 2 Peter) appear to be limited to condemnation of male sex slaves in the first instance, and to showing examples (Sodom and Gomorrah) of God's destruction of unbelievers and heretics (in Jude and 2 Peter respectively).

    That is all that Scripture has to say about homosexuality. Even if one is a biblical literalist, these references do not build an ironclad case for condemnation. If one is not a biblical literalist there is no case at all, nothing but prejudice born of ignorance, that attacks people whose only crime is to be born with an unchangeable sexual predisposition toward those of their own sex.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:40 am |
    • Sue

      Great post, John. Well stated.

      July 28, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  7. YeahRight

    "THANK GOD SOMEONE IN THIS SICK WORLD IS STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT! I "

    Actually you are wrong, they are just uneducated prejudice bigots. Heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in this country to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of SocialWorkers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured."

    July 28, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  8. Kindness

    Kindness
    This is my experience... Thank you.

    MY personal testimony.
    A thought to consider without an ego response

    I Accepted Jesus christ as my lord and saviour. You never know how soon is too late. Transcend the worldly illusion of enslavement.
    The world denounces truth....

    Accepting Jesus Christ (for me) resulted in something like seeng a new colour. You will see it .....but will not be able to clearly explain it to anyone else..... Its meant to be that way to transend any selfism within you.

    Also... much the world arranges "surrounding dark matter into something to be debated" in such a way that protects/inflates the ego.

    The key is be present and transcend our own desire to physically see evidence. We don't know anyways by defending our own perception of dark matter.

    Currently.... most of us are constructing our own path that suits our sin lifestyle. Were all sinners. Knowing that we are is often an issue. But both christians and non are sinners. Even once we are saved by christs merciful grace we will still experience adversity to mold us to adhering to the truth.
    We will slip... But not fall of the ship ...carrying us onward to perfection in christs grace.

    We don't like to Let go and let god. We want control to some degree. This is what Jesus asks us to do. "Follow me".
    It's the hardest thing to do... but is done by letting the truth of scripture lead you (redemptive revelation)... as I said .

    Try reading corinthians and see if it makes sense to you. Try it without a pre conceived notion of it being a fairy tale.
    See the truth...
    do we do what it says in todays society... is it relevant... so many have not recently read and only hinge their philosophy on what they have heard from some other person...which may have been full of arogance pride or vanity..

    Look closely at the economy ponzi, look at how society idolizes Lust , greed , envy, sloth, pride of life, desire for knowledge, desire for power, desire for revencge,gluttony with food etc .

    Trancsend the temporal world.

    Just think if you can find any truth you can take with you ....in any of these things. When you die your riches go to someone who will spend away your life..... You will be forgotten.... history will repeat iteslf.... the greatest minds knowledge fade or are eventually plagerzed..... your good deeds will be forgotten and only give you a fleeting temporary reward . your learned teachings are forgotten or mutated..... your gold is transfered back to the rullers that rule you through deception. Your grave will grow over . This is truth .

    Trancsend your egoism and free yourself from this dominion of satan. Understand you are a sinner and part of the collective problem of this worldly matrix... Repent.... Repent means knowing (to change) The Holy spirit (within) will convict you beyond what you think you can do by yourself. Grace is given to those who renounce the world. That are" in" the world but not "of " the world.

    Evidence follows faith. Faith does not follow evidence..... Faith ....above reason in Jesus Christ.

    Faith comes by Reading or Hearing the word of god from the bible . Ask Jesus in faith for dicernment and start reading the new testament... You will be shocked when you lay down your preconceived notions and ....see and hear truth ... see how christ sets an example ... feel the truth....

    Read Ecclesiastes. Read romans or corinthians.

    You cant trancend your own egoism by adapting a world philosophy to suit your needs. Seek the truth in Christ.

    Sell all your cleverness and purchase true bewilderment. You don't get what you want ....you get what you are by faith above reason in christ.

    I promise this has been the truth for me. In Jesus christ .

    Think of what you really have to lose. ...your ego?

    Break the Matrix of illusion that holds your senses captive.

    once you do . you too will have the wisdom of God that comes only through the Holy Spirit. Saved By grace through Faith. Just like seeing a new colour.... can't explain it to a transient caught in the matrix of worldly deception.
    You will also see how the world suppresses this information and distorts it

    You're all smart people . I tell the truth. Its hard to think out of the box when earthly thinking is the box.
    I'ts a personal free experience you can do it free anytime . Don't wait till you are about to die.. START PUTTING YOUR TREASURES WHERE THEY REALLY MATTER >
    Its awsome and It's just between you and Jesus

    my testimony

    Romans 10:9

    "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved

    July 28, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • Satan

      Saladandchips..com has pics of all the stories above...

      July 28, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • And now the reality of the situation

      10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

      9 – You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from a rib, which means we are all inbred from 2 people.

      8 – You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in the "father, son, holy ghost" base of your so called religion.

      7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

      6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life like a zombie, and then ascended into the sky.

      5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

      4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs – though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."

      3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

      2 – You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

      1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian. ....

      July 28, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Andrew

      Revelation 9:21

      Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  9. A dose of reality

    Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian
    10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
    9 – You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.
    8 – You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.
    7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!
    6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
    5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.
    4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs – though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."
    3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.
    2 – You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
    1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  10. Jack

    Hello everyone. Each of you are cordially invited to visit ... thestarofkaduri.com

    July 28, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • Satan

      See jack naked at saladandchips.com

      July 28, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  11. Salster

    I am so glad that someone has the guts to stand up, and speak out agains the great sins of a minor group of sick people.
    GOOD FOR CHIC FIL A.
    You tell em Dan Cathy.
    Amen to that.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:28 am |
    • JWT

      If people do not follow your particular version of a religion then they are not sinners and your view of rules do not apply to them.

      July 28, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Salster: Without using your book of fairy tales, please give one personal reason as to what your issue with gays is. How do these people directly affect your personal life? If you can't give a personal reason, you can count yourself in with the great many of others who are quite simply bigots!!

      July 28, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Jason

      Thank you Chick-fil-A! You will be getting more of my business!

      July 28, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • YeahRight

      "the great sins of a minor group of sick people."

      The experts around the world have proven you WRONG! Heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in this country to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of SocialWorkers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured."

      July 28, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Jason=Ignorant Bigot...now please explain what it is that you personally have against gays...no using your big book of delusions.
      SUPPORT KFC...THEY ARE NOT HO.MO.PHOBIC BIGOTS...THEY'RE FOOD IS NOT TAINTED WITH HATE.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • pervert alert

      Truth is not hate and it is not 'gay' it is qu eer. Qu eers the folks that gave the world AIDS.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • .

      "Truth is not hate and it is not 'gay' it is qu eer. Qu eers the folks that gave the world AIDS."

      Until recently, the origins of the HIV-2 virus had remained relatively unexplored. HIV-2 is thought to come from the SIV in Sooty Mangabeys rather than chimpanzees, but the crossover to humans is believed to have happened in a similar way (i.e. through the butchering and consumption of monkey meat). It is far rarer, significantly less infectious and progresses more slowly to AIDS than HIV-1. As a result, it infects far fewer people, and is mainly confined to a few countries in West Africa.

      In May 2003, a group of Belgian researchers published a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. By analysing samples of the two different subtypes of HIV-2 (A and B) taken from infected individuals and SIV samples taken from sooty mangabeys, Dr Vandamme concluded that subtype A had passed into humans around 1940 and subtype B in 1945 (plus or minus 16 years or so). Her team of researchers also discovered that the virus had originated in Guinea-Bissau and that its spread was most likely precipitated by the independence war that took place in the country between 1963 and 1974 (Guinea-Bissau is a former Portuguese colony). Her theory was backed up by the fact that the first European cases of HIV-2 were discovered among Portuguese veterans of the war, many of whom had received blood transfusions or unsterile injections following injury, or had possibly had relationships with local women.

      Given the evidence we have already looked at, it seems highly likely that Africa was indeed the continent where the transfer of HIV to humans first occurred (monkeys from Asia and South America have never been found to have SIVs that could cause HIV in humans). In May 2006, the same group of researchers who first identified the Pan troglodytes troglodytes strain of SIVcpz, announced that they had narrowed down the location of this particular strain to wild chimpanzees found in the forests of Southern Cameroon . By analysing 599 samples of chimp droppings (P. T. troglodytes are a highly endangered and thus protected species that cannot be killed or captured for testing), the researchers were able to obtain 34 specimens that reacted to a standard HIV DNA test, 12 of which gave results that were virtually indistinguishable from the reactions created by human HIV. The researchers therefore concluded that the chimpanzees found in this area were highly likely the origin of both the pandemic Group M of HIV-1 and of the far rarer Group N. The exact origins of Group O however remain unknown.

      HIV Group N principally affects people living in South-central Cameroon, so it is not difficult to see how this outbreak started. Group M, the group that has caused the worldwide pandemic, was however first identified in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Repub lic of Con go. It is not entirely clear how it transferred from Cameroon to Kinshasa, but the most likely explanation is that an infected individual travelled south down the San gha river that runs through Southern Cam eroon to the River Con go and then on to Kin shasa, where the Group M epidemic probably began.

      Just as we do not know exactly who spread the virus from Cam eroon to Kin shasa, how the virus spread from Africa to America is also not entirely clear. However, recent evidence suggests that the virus may have arrived via the Cari bbean island of H aiti.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • YeahRight

      "Truth is not hate and it is not 'gay' it is qu eer. Qu eers the folks that gave the world AIDS."

      This poster is an uneducated TROLL on this thread.

      There is no single definition for the term ‘homophobia’, as it covers a wide range of different viewpoints and attitudes. Homophobia is generally defined as hostility towards or fear of gay people, but can also refer to social ideologies which stigmatize homosexuality. Negative feelings or attitudes towards non-heterosexual behavior, identity, relationships and community, can lead to homophobic behavior. This is the root of the discrimination experienced by many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Homophobia manifests itself in different forms, for example homophobic jokes, physical attacks, discrimination in the workplace and negative media representation.

      “Homophobia continues to be a major barrier to ending the global AIDS epidemic”

      July 28, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • pervert alert

      @.
      BULL SH IT

      July 28, 2012 at 11:17 am |
    • YeahRight

      "@.
      BULL SH IT"

      See homophobics can't handle the REAL truth. LMAO!

      July 28, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • pervert alert

      Just pointing out that mr dot was in error as is yeah right. Qu eers try to hide their perverse sin behind all sorts of bull sh it. No one buys their crap. Qu eers the folks that gave the world AIDS

      July 28, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • YeahRight

      "Just pointing out that mr dot was in error as is yeah right. Qu eers try to hide their perverse sin behind all sorts of bull sh it. No one buys their crap. Qu eers the folks that gave the world AIDS"

      This is how uneducated this fool really is The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of SocialWorkers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured."

      This poster is a great example of someone who suffers from low self esteem issues you really need to seek professional help.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • pervert alert

      @yeah wrong
      Real people do not buy your bull sh it, you are only fooling yourself. There is no cure for sin, it must be repented of and put under the blood of Christ. Qu eers the folks that gave the word AIDS

      July 28, 2012 at 11:37 am |
    • tonykeywest

      God set the standards Obey and be blessed. do not obey and be cursed. and no ammount of words or none of your insults threats or attacks will EVER change that. No dogs in heaven

      July 29, 2012 at 2:31 am |
  12. Reality

    Some 21st century nitty-gritty (only for the new members of this blog)

    o "Abrahamics" believe that their god created all of us and of course that includes the g-ay members of the human race. Also, those who have studied ho-mo-se-xuality have determined that there is no choice involved therefore ga-ys are ga-y because god made them that way.

    To wit:

    1. The Royal College of Psy-chiatrists stated in 2007:

    “ Despite almost a century of psy-choanalytic and psy-chological speculation, there is no substantive evidence to support the suggestion that the nature of parenting or early childhood experiences play any role in the formation of a person’s fundamental heteros-exual or hom-ose-xual orientation. It would appear that s-exual orientation is biological in nature, determined by a complex interplay of ge-netic factors and the early ut-erine environment. Se-xual orientation is therefore not a choice.[60] "

    2. "Garcia-Falgueras and Swaab state in the abstract of their 2010 study, "The fe-tal brain develops during the intraut-erine period in the male direction through a direct action of tes-tosterone on the developing nerve cells, or in the female direction through the absence of this hor-mone surge. In this way, our gender identi-ty (the conviction of belonging to the male or female gender) and s-exual orientation are programmed or organized into our brain structures when we are still in the womb. There is no indication that social environment after birth has an effect on gender ident–ity or s-exual orientation."[8

    3. See also the Philadelphia Inquirer review “Gay Gene, Deconstructed”, 12/12/2011. Said review addresses the following “How do genes associated with ho-mose-xuality avoid being weeded out by Darwinian evolution?”

    Of course, those gays who belong to Abrahamic religions supposedly abide by the rules of no adu-ltery or for-nication allowed.

    And because of basic biology differences said monogamous ventures should always be called same-se-x unions not same-se-x marriages.
    To wit:

    From below, on top, backwards, forwards, from this side of the Moon and from the other side too, ga-y s-exual activity is still mutual mas-turbation caused by one or more complex s-exual differences. Some differences are visually obvious in for example the complex maleness of DeGeneres, Billy Jean King and Rosie O'Donnell.

    Yes, heteros-exuals practice many of the same "moves" but there is never a doubt who is the female and who is the male.

    As noted, there are basic biological differences in gay unions vs. heterose-xual marriage. Government benefits are the same in both but making the distinction is important for census data and for social responses with respect to potential issues with disease, divorce and family interactions.

    July 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Young Autistic Man

    As soon the man gave up his cigarette, he have a conversion with this woman. God send him a message cigarette weaken his communication with God. His communication with God did strengthened. Also, it is God who help me. I was struggling with autism and God help me. I point to object instead of speaking when I was young (not toddler nor infant). My parents were told by God that to not respond when I am not speaking. It left me no choice but to speak. This help me gain a conversation. I am no idiot. I happened to be a young man who outperformed most of the people with mild autism.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:03 am |
  13. arnold

    THANK GOD SOMEONE IN THIS SICK WORLD IS STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT! I SUPPORT CHIK FIL A!!!!!!

    July 28, 2012 at 8:59 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      So many bigots not enough lions!!

      July 28, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • A dose of reality

      When you can prove your g*d or any other g*d is real than I will think about thanking him for something. FWIW, J*sus made a point of NOT discrimin*ting according to your BuyBULL. But than you only beleive what you want to beleive

      July 28, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      arnie, what makes you think it's "right"?

      July 28, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • just sayin

      Because it is right. God bless

      July 28, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • YeahRight

      "THANK GOD SOMEONE IN THIS SICK WORLD IS STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT! I SUPPORT CHIK FIL A!!!!!!"

      That means you supported uneducated prejudice bigots. It's people like you that are a menace to our society. Heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in this country to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of SocialWorkers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured."

      July 28, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • Roy

      Galatians 5:19-21
      1 Timothy 1:9
      Revelation 21:8
      Revelation 22:15
      Proverbs 6:16-19

      July 28, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • YeahRight

      "Galatians 5:19-21
      1 Timothy 1:9
      Revelation 21:8
      Revelation 22:15
      Proverbs 6:16-19"

      You realize it's the xtian community that is lying about gays so I hope what you posted you take to heart. By the way are you so uneducated as to not realize the word homosexual was added later by a bias and prejudice scribe. Nowhere in your bible does your god condemn the saved loving long term relationship of a gay couple. What your bible does condemn is male prostitution, rape and worshiping a god using sex.

      The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of SocialWorkers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured."

      July 28, 2012 at 11:28 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      So all you have is bible verses? Sorry, that's not the standard that's accepted here in the US. Sorry for you.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • just sayin

      Bible verses? Perfectly acceptable in the USA. We are one nation under God. God bless

      July 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • Pete

      I am above your god becuase your god doesn't exist. Only my god exists

      July 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  14. kway

    Just like CNN to distort what was really said to create scandal. This is the most sorry news agency. This is what he actually said. “We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” said Cathy.

    July 28, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  15. MSG

    Long live freedom of speech. Seems "tolerance" is always a one way street.

    July 28, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • midwest rail

      No one's 1st Amendment rights have been violated.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  16. Sarah D

    Have you see the video of the three drag queens rolling around in the chick fil a brand – heeelarious –
    http://www.youstand.com/news/72412/-muppets-says-no-to-chick-fil-a-80

    July 28, 2012 at 8:14 am |
  17. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    July 28, 2012 at 7:22 am |
    • A dose of reality

      prove it

      July 28, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • junior

      proven

      July 28, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • A dose of reality

      Ok Junior....where is the proof? Where are your facts? The only proven thing about prayer is that it makes you dumber and more lazy(if possible) because you believe GAWD will take of things and you can sit on your big duff and just pray.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs! .

      July 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  18. Appreciation Day!

    We support you Chick-Fil-A

    July 28, 2012 at 6:31 am |
    • Mirosal

      Yeah, thank you for supporting bigotry and discrimination. Most are in the southeast huh?? The buy-BULL belt is wrapped too tight around their necks, no blood flow to the brain. I can generalize as well. Go back to your double-wide, say hello to your wife/sister/mother (same person anyway) Have a Bud long-neck, watch NASCAR on your TV with the coat hanger for an antenna and the black-light velvet Elvis portrait on the wall.

      July 28, 2012 at 6:41 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Mirosal: Hey, I take offense to that...not only do bigots and wretched hick-a-billy types watch NASCAR, some good Atheists do...I just mute the TV when the invocation plays. 🙂 People like this loser have no basis for disliking gays on a personal level, they only have their 2000 year old book of fairy tales to guide them...they're not capable of thinking for themselves, the pathetic gullible bigots. Lesbian friends of mine here just got approved for adoption and a lesbian couple I know of in Texas are doing invitro...both couples are going to make amazing parents. There's the difference between christard bigots and us, we don't have a book to tell us to hate what we know from the scientific studies to be purely natural.

      July 28, 2012 at 7:12 am |
    • Mirosal

      And hello to you too m'lady 🙂 OK, go watch your NASCAR lol ... but you used a bad word .. you said "scientific"... that word is almost outlawed in religion, especially in religious schools, and the limit of a redneck's science knowledge comes from grand-pappy's old moonshine still lol

      July 28, 2012 at 7:21 am |
  19. Mohamed Jumi

    Chick-Fil-A has great food and thats were I am taking my Family. You guys have too much time worrying about non-sense, next your protest the internet cause of a overload of Information. Thier are really problems out there, unemployement, poverty, ETC.

    July 28, 2012 at 5:48 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      People simply are not willing to support a company that is bigoted and thus they take a stance against the company. Some people have good morals and sadly you're not teaching your children decent morals by going there and supporting these pigs. This issue has nothing to do with the other issues you mentioned, this has to do with equal rights for all.

      July 28, 2012 at 7:20 am |
  20. kway

    What happened to free speech? I guess it is getting thrown out with freedom of religion?

    July 28, 2012 at 3:44 am |
    • midwest rail

      Nonsense.

      July 28, 2012 at 6:40 am |
    • kway

      Really? The ACLU agrees.

      July 28, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      The ACLU agrees that free speech is infringed upon? In what way?

      July 28, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • junior

      ACLU represented NAM-BLA as well

      July 28, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • kway

      Look it up on http://www.aclu.org

      July 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I'm not going to wade through the aclu website to find what you're talking about. Either cite it with specifics or describe the case, K.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
    • kway

      Why be so lazy?

      July 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      That's what I wonder about you. You're the one who made the claim. Put up or shut up.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
    • kway

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2911503/posts

      July 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Finally. Thank you for doing the job of providing your evidence. I thought you said it was on the ACLU's website. Why is it you had to cite free republic?

      Anyway, I agree that Cathy has a right to express his opinion on gay marriage.

      July 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
    • just sayin

      Cathy is free to express his bigoted opinion..no one is stopping him. And people are free to protest his store. He is getting a nice education of free enterprise and what happens when you isolate and speak out against a group of people and they speak their mind and protest. Not only are they protesting but also "straight" people who don't appreciate bigots. What is the big deal?????

      July 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • just sayin

      I loved their food but after he "expressed" himself I feel I cannot support his food chain. I can say most people I know are also no longer going there. Will christian bigots support him? of course.

      July 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Free speech does not equal "No one can disagree with me". How fucking stupid are you that you equate the two. Going "OH BOO HOO people disagree with me, only people who think the same as me have the right to express disagreement with another group".
      I always find it disturbing how some theists think freedom is only for them.

      July 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      I forgot the @kway

      July 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Odd that kway never got back to me with the link to the aclu website he/she claimed was the original source of information.

      July 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • jimmer

      Am I the only one who sees the Irony in "Tea Party" members being upset about people protesting chi fil a?

      July 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Irony? Perhaps.
      Double standard bullshit from a bunch of elitist fucksticks who think freedom is only supposed to apply to them? Much more likely.

      July 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
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