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What do you guys think of the whole chick fil a situation? Is the backlash warranted?

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If you took a presidential

If you took a presidential poll of all the people who bought chick fill a as a "demonstration" then my guess 99 percent of them would be voting for Romney. If it was really for supporting the 1st amendment then i would be all about this demonstration. However, I may be wrong but i feel this is merely the anti-gay controlled right. This is coming from someone who feels strongly about marriage between a man and women.(albeit without gov intervention.) To me this is just another left Right Sports team thing. Never the less I support Chick Fill a for practicing its first amendment rights.

I'm against the thought police

Despite its owner's personal beliefs about marriage, ChickFila doesn't discriminate against homosexuals in any way. Thus, ChickFila hasn't DONE anything wrong. But that's not good enough for some people. They just can't allow someone to have a belief that differs from their own...so they started using the media to bully ChickFila. So people started fighting this bullying with their wallet...a very American battle tactic.

Personally, I don't have a problem with homosexuals and I'm not Christian, but I did fight the thought police/media bullies by buying from ChickFila.

ChickFila has helped members of my family through jobs, mentorships, scholarship, community programs, etc. Every time I eat there, they have superior courteous service. They really have a great business culture that improves every neighborhood they are in.

I will not stand by idly as this great organization gets unfairly bullied. Buying a good chicken sandwich from a friendly teen is the least I can do.

I think both sides are full of it...

... and this is nothing more than a waste of time and energy. Simply another distraction for the masses.

On one side you intolerant "Christians" who are intolerant of people unlike themselves and on the other you have the "Gay community" who are intolerant of people unlike themselves.

In the end this not effect me in any shape or form.

On a positive note I hear the chicken is good.

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"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

I'm not Christian and support ChickFila

For me, this is not about gay marriage and Christianity. It is about the thought police, the media bullies, etc.

Freakin' mayors are leaping to stop businesses from entering their cities simply because their owners have personal beliefs (that doesn't impact business) that differ from theirs.

Wrong.

The gay community is not declaring their "God" hates the Christian lifestyle and that it is a sin, blah, blah, blah or that Christians can't get married because they believe a God/man walked on water, came back from the dead and was born from a virgin. Also, Gays don't have the violent history that has followed Christianity and it's systemic bigotry that has gotten millions of innocent people killed. These are two very different groups.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion...

... even if you or I think it's ignorant or immoral. I could not care less what other people think. I am a Christian but don't care if people fault me for it or spew hatred towards me. I am not a supremacist or gay person, but I would defend the right of others who are to speak their mind or protests as they see fit. The whole issue is a complete wast of time. There are more important issues to shed light on.

Live and let live. And if they tread on my life, liberty or property then and only then do I take issue and would act accordingly.

And for your information there are violent gay hate groups such as G.A.S.H. (Gay Aryan Skin Heads)... this world has enough hate to go around.

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"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

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Most importantly,

the chicken is horrible.

To each their own

I disagree fully here. Their original chicken sandwich has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. IF their chicken was in fact "horrible" I doubt that they would be consistently making millions upon millions of dollars year after year with chicken being their staple.

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

Look at their competition.

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Their "chicken" is disgusting.

You obviously have NO idea what they put in their "food". A good Christian should be protesting Chik Fil A for poisoning other Christians, but NOOO, they stand in line and buy the garbage. Laughable.

hah...

I don't know if I'd go quite that far myself, but will agree insofar as I don't really understand Antoine's love for CFA food as expressed in the video I linked below. I think I've eaten it a total of about 10 times in my life, and never had any real desire to drive across town for it.

This might not speak well of me, but I'll take KFC any day over CFA.

I guess I am a food snob.

I am particular to fresh whole roasters. I like to make sure it looks and smells like chicken before I indulge. I admit to only trying Chick-fil-A once and it tasted like pure MSG. I had to toss it.

That video of Antoine you posted was hilarious.

Roasters...

...I can't vouch for their suppliers or what kind of factory source is at the route, but I adore Wal-Mart's rotisserie chickens. I'd imagine they're chock-full of hormones and by no means cruelty-free...but they are certainly tasty.

To my shame, I don't do any of my own home roasting.

Stay safe out there :)

I find it sad that more

I find it sad that more people around the country rally for their "side" in the matter than they do when The Constitution is constantly ignored.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

To MOST of those thousands of

To MOST of those thousands of people that supported chick-fil-a this was about the constitution. Freedom of Speech

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

That is untrue. This protest was launched on Huckfats show.

He is a well known Christian Fundamentalist. This was fast food for Jesus, so the gays got the message. God doesn't like gay people. He does like disgusting chicken sandwiches and the insane, religious, extremists that run the restaurants. laughable.

Wrong

I know atheists and other non-Christians who supported Chik-fil-A in this situation because they believe in freedom of speech and religion.

Also, Mike Huckabee is NOT a Christian. And why do you hate Christians so much? It's pretty obvious from your posts on the DP. Need I remind you, the good doctor himself is a Christian.
http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/statement-of-faith/

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

This is why fundamentalist Christians are dangerous.

Their intolerance repulses good, intelligent, individuals away from the Liberty Movement. We are left with extremists who will push the Constitution aside if they hear Jesus tell them to. They don't value a diverse country. They are bigots and they will destroy the Liberty Movement if we allow them to have ANY influence. They have a very long history of abusing civil rights and violence. Take a moment and think about what I just posted. They are using this movement as a Trojan horse. It provides them a chance to weaken the Federal government so they can attempt "Christian" take-overs at the local level. I've recently witnessed individuals getting run out of "Baptist" areas because they were Buddhist, gay, etc. Fundamentalists Christians are the enemy of Liberty and provide justification for Homeland Security. We need to prevent them from using our movement for their religious agenda.

I think atheists, anti-Christians, & evolutionists are dangerous

The USSR was an officially atheist state and so is China. Hitler used evolution and natural selection to justify the Holocaust. A lot of atheists are liberals. Anti-Christians are intolerant of freedom of religion. We should have a collectivist attitude towards these people, declare them hopeless, show hate towards them, and not allow them to have any influence at all.

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Can you see how ridiculous you are being??

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

troll please go somewhere to spread your stupidity

Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin for president in 2008. Chuck Baldwin is about as fundamentalist as you can get, So stop knocking people that Ron Paul endorses.

Baldwin and RP

are both evangelicals.

check out the church website

http://crossroadbaptist.net/church/live-stream/ at the bottom is a link to the sword of the Lord, and they are about as fundamental as you can get.

Perhaps I just misunderstand the term

...or as usual, a bunch of knuckleheads have corrupted it to mean something other than what it should (for example, republicans in large part by no means living up to the true paleoconservative republicanism exhibited by Paul), but I would say I consider myself a fundamentalist christian...and am libertarian through and through.

An honest reading (with historical and contextual understanding, primarily as regards the old testament) of the bible - and avoidance of later interpolation and traditions of men, mainly originating in the romish church - indicates that christians should be all for non-aggression/peace, liberty, non-judgementalism, humility, not causing your brother (which should include everyone) to stumple, and so forth.

What we see exhibited by these types is generally anything BUT fundamentalist christianity, and something that Christ himself would likely quite strongly rebuke as the blind leading the blind and essentially owed to the pharisees.

As to the OP - personally, no, I don't consider the *political* backlash warranted. An exec gave his honest opinions, and the company practices its business in full legality with no discriminatory or abusive practices. As far as the donations and groups they're going to, I need to look further into it before providing my thoughts.

Conversely, though, people voicing their opinions AGAINST CFA is also fine, to each their own. But the various mayors bringing politics into it and effectively CLAIMING to bar CFA from their jurisdictions is ludicrous.

So, maybe I'm seeing something incorrectly here, but I'm in full agreement with Antoine Dodson as voiced in his video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxjMMzTbydE - you can disapprove of a lifestyle but still respect the people in it (as apparently CFA does with their gay employees), so who cares about one man's opinion? If I want to eat a chicken sandwich, I'll eat a chicken sandwich.

Take care.

It seems YOU have a problem within your church.

These folks do refer to themselves as fundamentalist Christians. What have you done about that? Nothing. That also sums up the hypocrisy that permeates this group.

And it seems you like to assume too much, friend

Lots of people refer to themselves as lots of things - it's not my responsiblity to fix that.

Regardless, I witness as I'm able, both here online and as options present themselves in the real world. I live my example, and it is frequently seen and commented on, so an impact is made - and hopefully will spread.

Why hypocrisy are you referring to? One you've imagined me committing in your own head?

I'm glad you have such a clear view on things and know me so well...

Be well.

Yeah, the real world. That's what I'm talking about.

Lines of "Christians" forming at Chik Fil A because some fat, fundamentalist Christian (Huckafats) told them it was a good idea. This was a "fundamentalist Christian" protest, launched on a fundamentalist christain's show. So, when I assume this is what fundamentalist christians act like, I'm sure you'd understand. Perhaps the truth is, you aren't a fundamentalist.

Perhaps you're right, at that.

I'd just like to think I have a better claim to the term than most of those who wear it. Admittedly, I don't like the associations drawn, much as I don't when I tell people I'm republican.

I'll say probably best for me to view it as I'm not a fundamentalist in the same way Dr. Paul's not a republican...some words just don't seem to mean what they should, anymore.

Thanks for the thoughts, and be well.

I've had to come to this conclusion myself.

After witnessing several friends endure abuse and isolation from individuals claiming to be fundamentalist Christians and watching this group's behavior around the country, I came to the conclusion the modern definition doesn't fit me. They have taken over the "brand" and I no longer want to be associated with it. Their bigotry is destroying Christianity's reputation. It breaks my heart.