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Chicken Run

kmackellerann Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 2:31 PM
Chicago and Boston are now in violation of Federal Law. You cannot deny a business license to someone based on their religious or philosophical ideals. The whole Gay-Lesbian thing is stupid. What people do in their bedrooms are nobody's business, especially the Government's. If Chick-fil-a wants to disparage gays and lesbians, it is their right to do so. If that means they lose business, that is also their right. To be denied the right to do business based on their belief is dead wrong. Using the same logic, Chicago or Boston could prohibit the opening of any business at all because of the owner's opinion, and that is dead wrong as they will find out.
Fil-TX Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 10:17 PM
Remember that Mr. Cathey did not disparage gays and lesbians, he simply stated that his business supported the Bibical definition of marriage. Chick-Fil-A does not discriminate against gays/lesbians in hiring, promotions, and service. You are correct to point out that the consumers should decide whether they wish to purchase products that the business is selling. CFA will have a banner year...you can't buy the kind of advertising promotion that they're getting for free. J C Penney is dead from the neck up and can't figure out why they are losing business. They won't get a penny from me because of support for causes I do not agree with and we are both still within our constitutional rights.

Gay marriage, the Muppets, and a fast-food chicken franchise: what do they have to do with each other? Nope, it’s not about Bert and Ernie’s eating habits.

It’s a question of free speech amidst political disagreement.

Dan T. Cathy told a Christian news organization that his company, Chick-fil-A — founded by his father, S. Truett Cathy — supported the traditional, and quite Biblical, definition of “the family unit.” (Thankfully, the Bible doesn’t use the ugly term “family unit.”) The Southern-fried chicken fast-food chain and its management have long had this position. It’s not new. Indeed, this should surprise no...