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Chick-fil-A restaurants become rallying points for supporters
Chick-Fil-A stores throughout the country experienced crowds Wednesday as a show of support for traditional values.
August 1st, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Chick-fil-A restaurants become rallying points for supporters

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Throngs of people weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate at stores across the United States on Wednesday, buying chicken sandwiches to show their support for the restaurant chain and its president's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dubbed it "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

He called for a vocal response to the backlash against the fast food restaurants and their president.

The controversy came about after an interview with the fast food restaurant chain's president and COO, Dan Cathy, appeared in The Baptist Press on July 16 and he weighed in with his views on family.

"We are very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy said. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."

On a Facebook page Huckabee created announcing the event, more than 620,000 people said they would participate.

"The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1," wrote Huckabee, a former pastor.

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  1. 手機保護殼

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    May 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm |
  2. GodFreeNow

    I wonder what the average weight was of the people waiting in line.

    Am I the only one that thinks we should actually encourage these people to eat more fast food? To me, it's a good non-aggressive, long-term solution to the religious problem. Atheists should try to be healthier with diet and exercise. 30 years from now, problem solved.

    August 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  3. Anon

    Yahweh/Jesus/Jehovah was in my toilet while I took a dump.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  4. John Bauer

    ...time to split the country...the northern part should join up with Canada,a very progressive and successful country with gay marriage, a place where almost everyone would like to call home and... jesusland where ignorance is rampant, where god will solve all your problems, where "science" will be abolished and where eventually all creativity and problem solving will be seen as blasphemous...very much in keeping with taliban thinking don't you think?

    August 3, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • pervert alert

      No one wants the qu- eers north or south. Hows about we send all the AIDS drooling fa-ggots to Antarctica in summer wear. Qu- eers the people that gave AIDS to the world.

      August 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • .

      "No one wants the qu- eers north or south. Hows about we send all the AIDS drooling fa-ggots to Antarctica in summer wear. Qu- eers the people that gave AIDS to the world."

      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.

      August 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  5. kip miller

    Actually sorry CNN but this isn't as widespread as you make it seem.. I went to Chick Filet because I was hungry. No one there really seemed to care about anything but serving and eating chicken.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:41 am |
    • Bill Deacon

      I went on Wednesday. The line was so long I decided to come back Thursday. I'm talking cars around the block long. They said Thursday was like a normal day with a busy lunch.

      August 3, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  6. 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

    August 3, 2012 at 12:23 am |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today

      Ecclesiastes; Romans? Please. The self-proclaimed "apostle" Paul was the biggest politician and the most dangerous figure of the NT. And the political and perverted way in which his writings were immediately used to supercede Jesus' teachings became the backbone of the early church, thus rendering it perverted and corrupt from the very beginning.

      Try again kindness – talk about a matrix of illusion.

      August 3, 2012 at 12:49 am |
    • Beth

      Paul was dedicated to the religion of the Pharisees (the forerunner of modern-day Judaism).

      Paul wasn't a "Jew," as were the certain Pharisees that Christ called "children of the devil," (those Jews were of a different bloodline, not of Israel).

      Paul was a Hebrew of the tribe of Benjamin; he was a Pharisee by religion, and an Israelite by blood. 

      Philippians 3:1-11 [Paul speaking]

      August 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
  7. Renee

    If the Chick-fil-a owner is strong enough in his beliefs to close on Sunday's and give up all the potential profits, why would you be surprised that he believes in the traditional biblical meaning of marriage? Whether you believe the same way or not, he at least deserves respect for living what he believes. Just sayin 😉

    August 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
  8. pervert alert

    There is no civil right to be a qu eer.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • troll alert

      .

      August 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
    • pervert alert

      Qu eers attempt to hide the Truth as often as possible.

      August 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
    • troll alert

      sure they do ReligiousPoopShoot.com

      August 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
    • pervert alert

      qu eers have no more rights than any other criminals.

      August 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today

      somebody in a bad mood. guess pervert alert's sister turned him down again tonight..

      August 3, 2012 at 12:51 am |
    • pervert alert

      Qu eers the people that gave the world AIDS. I would sure not be listening to any disease ridden fairies.

      August 3, 2012 at 6:02 am |
    • .

      "Qu eers the people that gave the world AIDS. "

      Moron Alert – 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.

      August 3, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • Get help while there is still time

      Qu eers the people that gave the world AIDS.

      Troll alert.

      God has a plan, HIV is god's plan.

      August 3, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • pervert alert

      HIV AIDS is the consequence of ho mo se xuality mixed with beastiality. Qu eers the folks who gave AIDS to the world.

      August 3, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • .

      "HIV AIDS is the consequence of ho mo se xuality mixed with beastiality. Qu eers the folks who gave AIDS to the world."

      Emotional maturity is defined as: the ability to express one’s own feelings and convictions balanced with consideration for the thoughts and feelings of others.

      August 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  9. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    August 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
    • atheism is healthy for children and all kinds of critters

      Prayer can change your hairstyle if you put your hand on top of your head when you pray.

      August 3, 2012 at 12:53 am |
    • Prayer changes things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. Conclusively proven by response above.

      August 3, 2012 at 6:00 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!

      August 3, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  10. Danger

    We can get christians in america to come out in droves to stuff their faces with fried chicken, but we cant get them to line up like that to help at a homeless shelter or food bank.

    August 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
    • J.W

      How do you know that?

      August 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • t-town

      Christians are the ones funding and donating to food banks!

      August 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • TJ

      You can't be christian and not be hypocritical. The sad thing is, if someone said zeus told him gay marriage is evil we would lock that person in a straight jacket. Why is using "god" to justify hate any different than citing minerva?

      August 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      Apparently you can't be anti-Christina without over generalizing

      August 3, 2012 at 8:56 am |
    • Bill Deacon

      Apparently you can't be anti-Christian without over generalizing

      August 3, 2012 at 8:56 am |
    • GodFreeNow

      I'm an atheist and I love christina! She's the best.

      August 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  11. WASP

    religious people such as the owner of this business are permitted to have their opinion on almost any topic; however doesn't make what they say true or acceptible in modern secular society.
    marriage is and will forever fall in the realm of governmental control.
    due to some crazy religious beliefs out there in the world i.e. marrying off young children and marrying genetic kin, the government can't ever allow religion to dictate marriage policy, so have your ceremonies and deny same-gender couples to marry in your church but bluntly stated your crying and foot-stomping will accomplish nothing, marriage isn't a religious thing it is a civil rights and equality thing, thus if the religious win by denying same gender cuples their civil rights to equal treatment under the law, then don't be surprised when others use those same grounds to deny you your rights under the law.

    August 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
    • BamaDaniel

      Its against tradition that's older than any known religion

      August 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today

      BamaDaniel

      Well tradition is one of those human characteristics like pride that is always a double-edged sword. One cannot guarantee in any give instance whether evil or good will result from it. You really should know this, unless I am talking to a two year old.

      August 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • Huebert

      @bama

      I see you expanded up here. Are you aware that you are using the logical fallacy of an appeal to ancient wisdom?

      http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Appeal_to_ancient_wisdom

      August 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
    • BamaDaniel

      Just saying traditions die hard,it's the olddst tradition we know of,it will probably die the hardest

      August 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • BamaDaniel

      Ancient man took wives for the same reason male bulls fight to keep their herd,marriage was started to keep down fights

      August 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
    • Huebert

      Marriage was originally a business contract, Wives, like food and other resources, were among the first things to be traded. Before that living was communal and marriage did not exist.

      August 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • ME II

      @BamaDaniel,
      "Its against tradition that's older than any known religion"
      Are you saying that 1 man 1 woman marriage is the tradition. What about 1 man and many wives, that seems to have quite a long history? What's your source?

      August 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today

      BamaDaniel

      OK. But some of us would like to be just a little less like bulls, a little less like cavemen.

      August 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  12. Huebert

    Is their any opposition to gay marriage that is not based in religious thinking?

    August 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • BamaDaniel

      Yes

      August 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • Mema

      Yes. I'm not Christian as I have previously stated, however I do not feel that marriage should be anything but between a man and woman. I have no issue with unions or anyone being with whom they choose. It's just where I stand on the issue. And I have absolutely no hate nor ill will towards anyone.

      August 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • Huebert

      @mema

      Why should marriage only be between one man and one woman?

      @bama

      Would you care to expand upon that statement?

      August 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
    • Mema

      Huebert..Although I am not Christian I do not necessarily believe there is no higher power, as my AA cousin calls it. I guess that makes me agnostic. I simply feel that regardless of how or why we are here, our bodies are formed such that they compliment each other. If that can make sense to you. I mean it's just my opinion and where my personal moral compass is set. It seems to me that as humans we tend to take away any and all value or sacredness out of everything. Nothing is beyond reproach. It's hard for me romper it into the right word, sorry. I'm trying here. Besides it's that as a species, in order to continue to be sustainable and continue on a path of survival, that we do not disrupt in any way our function to procreate. I apologize if my opinion offends anyone, but it's just that. An opinion. Good day sir.

      August 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • WASP

      @mema: so which of these two marriage topics are you oppsed to?
      1) same gender couples being legally covered by their spouses benefits i.e. insurance coverage
      2) them having to endure divorce proceedings like the rest of us? lol

      or could you be opposed to the fact of the "unnatural" appearence of two males/females kissing and showing affection?

      or are you scared they will be better parents than opposing gender couples?

      me personally i don't care either way; they deserve the same treatment as any other human in america, just a flashback what if the majority had won out during the whole segregation/ voting rights of minorities? they were religious and using their bible to attempt to block those laws from being passed, america would be a very different place if they had won on the grounds of "god said it was right"

      August 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • Mema

      No one in my opinion should ever be denied benefits if they choose a partner. However having been divorced, I wish that insane experience on no one. 🙂

      August 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
    • Huebert

      @mema

      So in other words it's your opinion and you, based on nothing other than how you feel, are going to attempt to deny a right, that you enjoy, to another group of people. What gall you have.

      August 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Mema

      I sir have made no attempt to do anything of the sort. I'm only expressing my opinion. Which I have every right to. Just as you do. I have not gone out in protest nor voted against anything. It's you sir who have the gall to have an opinion yet want to deny the same. Which makes you no different than that for which you stand.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • Its a disease

      yeah huebert...mindless hypocritical twit!!

      August 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Primewonk

      Couldn't help but notice that neither Mema or Bama bothered to post what non-religious reasons exist to bann same sèx marriage.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • Bama

      Nope I wouldn't, not to the likes of you, huebert. No point in it, you think only your opinion matters. Guess what, look out your window, theres a whole big world out there.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • mema

      Primewonk..reread my post. I did just that sir.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
    • Its a disease

      Yeah primewonk...you blind dumb mother fr€@kin tool! Are you slow? Did you ride the short bus? Sniffin the glue are we?

      August 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Primewonk

      I'm sorry mema, but you didn't. You tried to posit some type of biological reason, but you failed to support it. Biology and the theory of evolution handle being born gay quite nicely. The constîtution handles the rest.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • sam

      So I guess mema, bama and disease are the same person...and none too bright. 'Our bodies complement each other'? wtf is that...so no sex or marriage if the bodies don't complement each other?

      It's called 'I just don't know how else to think'. Idiots.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Primewonk

      I'm sorry "It's a disease", but I don't speak fucking nutter. Perhaps you could run out and find someone to translate the shit you spew?

      August 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • Huebert

      Mema

      "I have not gone out in protest nor voted against anything." But, according to your own words, you would vote against gay marriage if it came up for a vote.

      I have in noway restricted your right to express your opinion, you are free to do so. I have simply pointed out the fact that, if enacted, your opinion would lead to a restriction on the rights of others, and that you base your desire to restrict rights on nothing other than your feelings. A baseless desire to take away any freedoms from anyone is morally reprehensible.

      If you are able to point out a single negative consequence that would stem from allowing gays to marry then you might have a leg to stand on; but you cant, so you don't.

      August 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Huebert

      @Disease

      You are a troll and add nothing to the discussion. All you do is wait for someone to make a point you agree with then jump in and say "What she said" and throw in a few expletives. Kindly fcuk off.

      August 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today

      It's a disease

      Try to come up with even a shred of an original idea here. Spewing junk between conversations of others does little for anyone unless you add something of substance – even declaring a view, even if twisted, ideas will allow others to consider you as something other than a druggie or a child (or someone with only a child's education). Now if you are a child, then go right now and show your parents what you wrote here.

      August 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • Major

      There's also the "ick" factor of it all... Most guys left or right know what I'm talking about. You get it when you see them. Most straight guys do.

      August 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
    • TJ

      No. I have not met one atheist that feels people shouldn't be equal.

      August 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • mema

      Huebert.. if you find it morally reprehensible, then why do most people like you want to restrict religious people? If does not matter that their view on same s€ x is at odds with you or even that you feel their views are fanatical, they still have the right to stand up for their beliefs. Tj..not true. Most atheist want religious freedoms taken away or religion abolished all together. I'm not a Christian myself but I don't feel they should not have the freedom to practice their faith. I may not agree with much of their beliefs but so what, they do.

      August 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
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