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Chick-Fil-A Kiss-Off

Postby olywaguy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:49 pm

In a counter protest to the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day called by Huckabee, GLAAD has asked members of the gay community to in front of their stores for a Kiss-Off.

Will you participate?

GLAAD Counters Chick-Fil-A "Appreciation Day" With "Kisses"
Those on both sides of the gay marriage debate plan competing demonstrations at the chicken chain.
By Abby Ohlheiser | Posted Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at 11:48 AM ET

It's looking like Chick-fFl-A, already in the middle of the ongoing debate on gay marriage, will serve as ground zero for the increasingly heated culture war on Wednesday.

The fast-food chain has long attracted chicken lovers across the political spectrum despite its open alignment with conservative evangelical Christian ideas and organizations that steadfastly oppose same-sex marriages. But that appears to be changing in the wake of CEO Dan Cathy's recent decision to publicly affirm the company's "Biblical" view on marriage to the Baptist Press.

Cathy's comments gained enough media traction to make the company's history of supporting anti-gay efforts compete with the apparent tastiness of its product, sparking calls for a boycott on the left—and some constitutionally questionable efforts by city mayors to ban the chain—and an outpouring of support from the write-in response.

The competing feelings will be on public display Wednesday, when thousands of Americans are expected to show up at Chick-fil-A chains across the country to take part in the Mike Huckabee-created "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day." At the same time, GLAAD has started its own campaign to make Wednesday "National Same-Sex Kiss Day," the Guardian explains, with participants encouraged to take a photo of themselves kissing in, you guessed it, a Chick-Fil-A restaurant.

It's unclear how many LGBT advocates and their like-minded allies will lock lips in protest of the chicken chain. But given Huckabee and co.'s reach via cable TV and radio, many observers are expecting a relatively strong turnout from those on the right who oppose gay marriage.

More than 600,000 responded positively to Huckabee's Facebook invitation, which read,

"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. Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant. This effort is not being launched by the Chick Fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it."

Supporters of Huckabee's initiative include a who's who of the religious right, including Rick Santorum, Rev. Billy Graham, Lou Engle of The Call, and Mike Bickle.


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Re: Chick-Fil-A Kiss-Off

Postby Earl Butz » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:35 am

On a smaller scale, a Denver cake shop owner refuses to bake a cake for 2 men getting married.

It's not what God would want, he said.

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Re: Chick-Fil-A Kiss-Off

Postby nimby » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:15 pm

What is GLAAD?
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Re: Chick-Fil-A Kiss-Off

Postby furface » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:38 pm

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