'Hateful,' 'day of intolerance' Chick-fil-A restaurants across nation provide water … for protesters

Ah, yes. Another self-righteous and smug liberal claiming tolerance, while being anything but tolerant. Another Twitter user points this pesky fact out to him, in picture form.

Their money “funds hate.” Like the totally hateful act of providing water, for free, to people protesting their company and trying to bully them.

Huh. How “intolerant,” right, Shephard Smith and Donna Brazile? Looks like there was more total bigotry and hate across the nation!

But it couldn’t have possibly happened in the icky, old South, could it have?


The media does; it rips its false narrative to shreds.

That seems to be par for the course for kind and gracious Chick-fil-A workers, even in the face of contemptible bullies. Well done, Chick-fil-A management and employees.

“Tolerant” liberals can learn a lot from you.

  • Kyle Bradelle

    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12

    • gerf

      Yes Brother !

    • Canadianlady


    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000510716996 Regina Rodriguez

      Well said!

  • Vince Trujillo

    Hypocrite liberals!

    “I believe that marriage is
    the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian – for me
    – for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix. …
    I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.” — Obama in 2008

    • Leslie Buster von Arnswaldt

      Old news…….this is 2012. The man has evolved, and so has his opinion. Better run and catch up fast Vince, before the world gets away from you.

      • http://twitter.com/googily_moogily Mark Bishop

        Quite a racist comment. Saying a black man has evolved. Hater!

      • David Sheeks

        God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He does not change (or evolve).

      • Serilda

        Evolved?? If any other politician did that they would call it flip flopping!

      • joe

        The whole evolved declaration is almost as stupid as the “you didn’t built that” comment. Everyone knows that humans opinions do not change over night and most personal views never changes. He still doesn’t believe in gay marriage but he’s saying he does to make his base happy. That is as plain as the nose on his face.

        • CherDash

          Joseph Kline, either that, or he lied when he said he didn’t agree with gay marriage so he could get votes. I am sure he knows how the majority of Americans feel about the issue.

          • Emma Brown

            Was he lying then…or is he lying now…who knows…

        • Emma Brown

          as plain as the big, wart by his snozzola.. 😉

      • Fredrick Massey

        He can evolve all he wants. Christian principles are eternal. They don’t “evolve”. Get yourself some Chikin from Chick-fil-A and relax. God loves homos just not their ways. He loves you too.

      • AddisonDewitt

        Evolved ? LOL—and you people are fools enough to swallow that and are being pimped and used in the worse way-he wants your vote .period.

      • AddisonDewitt

        Evolved ? Ya evolved to be desperate enough now to do anything to garner gay votes.

      • Emma Brown

        Evolved?? Don’t you mean “revolved”? :-O

      • Jeffrey Andrews

        Oh so it’s Okay to Call Mitt Romney a Flip Flopper because he has changed his views on issues like Health Care, but when Obama does it, he’s just “Evolving” Again Liberal Intolerance and evidence of it’s only good for one side not the other. You People are so Blatantly Hypocritical and False when it comes to Facts and Actions

    • http://www.facebook.com/plinnhoward Patricia Linn Howard

      I am with you all the way on this one Vince.

    • Sireta Neighbors

      he evolves every time it is politically expedient to do so

  • james94780

    ” Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.” – Jesus

    “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.” – Jesus

    “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” – Jesus

    • gerf

      Amen !

    • Leslie Buster von Arnswaldt

      This may need some clarification. Who’s being persecuted?….CFA, or gays. Remember, this protest against CFA is the result of Dan Cathy’s donations of $1.8 million to anti-gay, anti-gay marriage organizations that promote and influence politicians in an attempt to deny a certain tax paying segment of the American people their equal rights.

      • james94780

        The way I see it, the protest against CFA is on the CEO’s freedom of speech. Regardless of whether or not they donate money to groups that promote and influence politicians that pro-gay groups don’t agree with, Mr. Cathy still has the right to say what he wants to say and believe what he wants to believe without vicious attacks being spewn across the media.

        Just remember “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate
        you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”

        Both sides can benefit from such wisdom.

        The sick vitriol going across the web on CFA is uncalled for. We can disagree with what the EO of CFA says and even where the company gives their money but the important thing to remember is to disagree without being disagreeable.

      • james94780

        If CFA was persecuting gay people then they’d be denying the a yummy chicken sammich upon ordering and revealing that they are gay, I’m sure CFA would have to do some sort of polling to find out who in line is gay and who is not and then deny them service.

        THAT is persecution.

        But if 5-10% of the U.S. population is gay and CFA employees something like let’s say 60,000 employees across the country then the odds are that 3,000-6,000 CFA employees are gay, yet the company isn’t NOT hiring them cuz they are gay, or firing them cuz they are gay.

        THAT would be persecution.

        The man just voiced his personal opinion on marriage. Like it or not, it’s an opinion, his believe, and he has the freedom to say it.

        If you don’t like it then you have the right to NOT eat at CFA, but you do NOT have the right to trash a man or employees for their beliefs or what they do with their money.

        • arpboy

          Actually, they do, no matter how we may feel about it. That’s also free speech. That’s the problem with a sword that cuts two ways. I personally feel Dan Cathy voiced a very reasonable opinion — I wonder how many people actually read it in context — and he has the right to do so, just as those who revile him have the right to do so — so long as it’s not slanderous.

          • $31502328

            Exactly Richard, they have the right to misinform. We have the right to expose how wrong they are.

            EDIT. Talking about the protesters, NOT Chick-Fil-A, lol. I thought Dan Cathy’s opinion was very well stated.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFQCNQZWFAFRSVP2MIHPXUM4SY Mr

            Props to this. Freedom for all. And if Dan Cathy is wrong for donating his own money to causes that support his beliefs,then so are rich gay people and gay sympathizers for donating to causes which promote academic studies in gayness,anti-Christian propaganda (You know it happens,don’t deny it), and gay-related seminars and awareness groups. There is no difference between the two. We have a free marketplace of ideas. Gays are free to boycott Chick-Fil-A because their CEO is a Christian, and straight people are free to support Chick-Fil-A with their money.

            Far from a “National Day of Intolerance”, it was a nationwide course in our freedoms for everyone.

          • Richard Easbey

            Minor quibble, Mr: straight people aren’t the only ones who went out to support Chick-Fil-A with their money. I know lots of my fellow conservatives who are also gay who went AT LEAST ONCE to eat at Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday. Sadly, I don’t have one near me or I would have been there, too. (I used to live in New Orleans and ate at the one near where I worked on a very regular basis. I know how good their food it.) I did, however, find a way to show my support: I bought a t-shirt and a baseball cap in their online store.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFQCNQZWFAFRSVP2MIHPXUM4SY Mr

            I know that,friend. :) I oversimplified the issue out of laziness,basically.I have only eaten at Chick-Fil-A once and also didn’t have the ability eat at CFA on the official day,so I carried out kind of a symbolic show of support by supporting those who did buy on the official day of appreciation. I can’t claim credit for this win,but I do appreciate the intrepid patriots who braved the heat in order to support the 1st Amendment freedoms of all of us against the real intolerant bullies.

        • Tim Houts

          Right on James!

      • Glen Saunders

        Lester you know this how? I’ve asked this question over 100 times in the past two days and nobody has an answer as to where this information came from. Maybe you do???

      • http://www.facebook.com/robin.e.saunders Robin E Saunders

        Leslie, This is a sincere question. I’m not trying to be a snot. You said, ‘deny a certain tax paying segment of the american people their equal rights’. My brother died in ’93 of AIDS. My sister is a lesbian and has been with her partner for 30 years. I, on the other hand, am a straight, committed Christ-follower who has never married. All three of us, not just my brother and sister, are “denied” the same “rights” as those allowed legally married couples, e.g., 1) no SS beneficiary upon death (though I’ve paid into the system for 35 yrs); 2) inability to insure via my health insurance policy one other than a legal dependent (e.g., elderly parent, sickly neighbor, economically disadvantaged friend); 3) cannot easily get a real estate loan with a friend if we wanted (as we entire our retirement years) to share a home, etc. It seems that many of the ‘rights’ that the LGBT community claims to be solely excluded from receiving simply isn’t true. ALL single adults who are not legally married are ineligbile for such benefits. So this is my question: Why should an LGBT ‘couple’ have access to those benefits simply because they choose to be a couple, while a single adult who chooses celibacy or, as in my case, simply believes that sex was designed by God to be enjoyed by a male/female who are married are also excluded?? It seems that perhaps the ‘fight’ should be to more strictly limit ‘marriage benefits’ or open those benefits to all single adults. It seems there is far more common-ground than is talked about. Rather than politicize one’s sexual relationship, it seems more serious reforms could be made by working together. Just a thought.

        • Joe Eschman

          Beautifully put, Robin.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001477001347 Tracey Williams Moore

          that was the best answer yet

        • http://www.facebook.com/kmansfield Kathy Mansfield

          Robin, you are right on about the tax issues. The marriage issues are the same. No one (gay or straight) has the right to marry who they want. I can’t marry another woman, or a relative that is too close, or someone who is already married, or someone is not old enough. These restrictions apply to everyone EQUALLY. Also, there is equal access and opportunity for ALL to apply for a marriage license. It is open for all –males and females. No one is restricting a gay’s right to apply for a marriage license (that would be a violation of civil rights), but rather, same sex marriages will not be granted because they don’t meet the REQUIREMENT of the law. .
          And just to note, in states where same sex marriage is allowed, it is not recognized by the taxing authorities on the federal level. So just having a state marriage license does nothing for the taxing problems you just stated above.

          • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

            As I understand it, civil unions provide the same rights as marriage, so why are we so hung up on a word?

          • http://www.facebook.com/tim.taylor.5030 Tim Taylor

            The “word” is everything. Marriage is sacred. Meant to be a union between a man and a woman. A union designed to carry out the most important thing of all, creating human life. Sex between a man and a woman is the ONLY union that creates life. Even when scientists choose to play God, the original life form being copied was through the act of sex by a man and a woman. Sex out of wedlock is a sin. God meant for children to be raised in homes with a father and a mother. The world has corrupted sex to a point where people can’t even begin to understand how important it is. I know the first thing people will say is “what about kids raised by two dads or by single moms or by grandpartents or whatever the case may be.” Well sometimes people die or become sick mentally or physically, leaving a single parent to raise the children. The other circumstances mentioned are due to the corruption of Marriage by the world. So to me the “word” is everything. Harsh? Yes. Therefore, God sent his son Jesus to save us from ourselves. Love everyone- no matter who they are, but we are told to hate the sin (and to speak out against it).

        • sacredrocheter

          Extremely well thought out and impossible to argue with your post!

        • http://www.facebook.com/greg.westfall.75 Greg Westfall

          president obamas tax policy taxes married couples if they make over 250k a year while it doesnt tax two gay people unless they make over 400k. hows that fair? is that punishment for enjoying what you call our right to be married?

          • http://www.facebook.com/giftED2Teach Diane Lewis

            Perhaps it’s a “thank-you gift” of our taxpayer dollars to some of his most wealthy supporters.

        • Daniel_Redding

          OR! Or, maybe if the LGBT lobby would start focusing on an approach that conservatives could appreciate: GETTING THE GOVT OUT OF THE MARRYING BUSINESS! Why is the govt’s business anyway? I’m a Christ-following conservative who is anti-gay-MARRIAGE, but pro-civil-union. I also think the LGBT lobby would have an easier battle if they only focused on terming it “civil union”. When you try to re-name something that is what it is, and is held sacred by religions, you can expect a fight. They may as well try saying Jesus was gay or Jesus was a woman, or whatever else ridiculous one can think of. The LGBT lobby needs to learn you attract more flies with honey, if indeed their sole goal is to have their “equal” rights they’re being “denied”. What they are currently doing is trying to force acceptance, which never works (except in islam!). They also need to acknowledge the potential for polygamy and pedophilic relationships. Why can their rights be denied but yours can’t?
          Just a few thoughts…

          • http://www.facebook.com/giftED2Teach Diane Lewis

            Glad you brought up that pedophile thing, Daniel. Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile and presumably bi-sexual or perhaps even gay. His crimes were justly prosecuted and condemned. His actions ruined young boys lives! NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) who presumably do the same things ~ A man “loving” a boy (abusing is a more apt word) and they seemingly get away with just as heinous abuse. What’s wrong with this picture?

          • bennettejenkins

            Robin has a few valid points and you openned the question of ” Was Jesus gay?” He could have been, no one will ever know. You can’t force anyone to accept anything. That’s not what gay marriage is about. Its a person’s choosing to marry or not. There is no forcing of any kind. I chose to marry but didn’t force anyone to accept my marriage. Acknowledging a “need” for polygamy and pedophilic relations is a different ball of wax. Since one is illegal by law and the other is a way of life that is connected by religion. What does force have to do with Islam? Before you state your opinion, you really need to know more about the facts before stating this BS. In my opinion, your lifestyle is your business,not anyone elses or the govt. It is up to the states and the govt. to pass (not force) any laws pertaining to gay marriage. If they do, what does it do to the rest of this screwed up nation that can’t even provide jobs,medical care,etc. to it’s own but will allow illegals to have free medical,food, assistance of any kind plus give them a green card just because it’s an election yr. Just my opinion.

          • http://www.facebook.com/tim.taylor.5030 Tim Taylor

            Jesus was completely free of sin. Homosexuality is considered a sin in the Bible. Therefore Jesus was not gay. I know you guys love to spin and manipulate the “meaning” of everything under the sun. Your comment “He could have been, no one will ever know.” is completely without base. All christians know without the slightest doubt that He was not gay. Before you state YOUR opinion you should consider that you don’t know the facts.

          • http://www.facebook.com/michael.a.mcclain.12 Michael A McClain

            Jesus was not Gay as he was God on Earth and as such was without sin. Sin Gay or Lesbian lifestyles are a sin then Jesus was not Gay. Simple logic folks.

          • http://www.facebook.com/tim.taylor.5030 Tim Taylor

            I’ve been saying the same thing for years. I come from a very strict christian family. “Marriage” is sacred to christians and clearly defined as “between a man and a woman”. If gay people want a civil-union that allows them the same rights as married people I won’t stand in the way of that. I MUST believe that being gay is a sin because it is clearly stated as such in the Bible. But I also MUST understand that I too am a sinner and no different in the eyes of God.

        • http://www.facebook.com/giftED2Teach Diane Lewis

          I had no idea these “rights” were not available to singles, especially the SS benefit, or lack thereof. That should be changed! Thanks for your enlightening comments.

      • Jennifer LeAnne Callahan

        The so called anti-gay groups such as Exodus International may offer programs for people who are wanting to not be gay but people are not forced to be in those programs. That is not a hate group…If Chic-fil-a donated to the KKK or New Black Panthers or Neo-Nazis then we could talk about donation’s to hate groups. And by the way 1.8million dollars to a 4 BILLION dollar company is just pocket change. that is like 0.05 percent of their total revenue.

        • $31502328

          Indeed, most of the groups are Christian groups, like Christian athletics groups. They have the same
          views as Dan Cathy. They uphold traditional marriage and are just as
          anti-gay as a normal happily married heterosexual couple (i.e. not at

      • Tish Morgna

        Yes, he was using his own money for that. What of it? Many other corporations are using their monies to fund the anti-family movement, that is their right. Would you deny this company the same right?

        • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

          Agree, how many people are donating to planned parenthood?

        • john jones

          Exactly, like Home Depot, JC Pennys, American Apparel

      • http://twitter.com/JoanRisley2 Joan Risley

        original story..You are a typical liberal…..They are being persecuted because they have Christain values..So, stick to your original argument….You are allowed your opinions, you just do not allow them, theirs…Now tell me.. Who is exhibiting, brotherly love?

        • Rick Strickland

          If the homosexuals are so up in arms because of a statement or donation by the CEO of CFA, then I would like to know why are they using and buying gasoline. Our oil comes from countries that hang homosexual’s. Just saying…..

          • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

            Or stone them… or behead them…

      • http://www.facebook.com/jay.nye.10 Jay Nye

        What rights? What right does a gay person not have…OH other than having the right to change a definition of a word to suit their needs…didn’t realize that was a right. I want to change the definition of the color blue…I want to sky to be green instead, can we change that so I am happy with myself?

      • Mackie72

        Here are the organizations you Libs ignorantly call “hate groups”. Why because their opinion differs from yours?

        Marriage & Family Foundation: $1,188,380
        Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
        National Christian Foundation: $247,500
        New Mexico Christian Foundation: $54,000
        Exodus International: $1,000
        Family Research Council: $1,000
        Georgia Family Council: $2,500

      • http://www.facebook.com/karma.rose.16 Karma Rose

        Their total revenue was $4 Billion (with a B). A $2 million donation represents 0.0005% of their revenues. It may sound like a lot of money, but it’s like me tossing a dollar to a homeless person. It is relatively insignificant. Not to mention the groups are NOT “anti-gay”. They are “pro-family” – big difference (think Westboro Baptist Church). PLUS, walk into an Chick-Fil-A and look at their walls. They have award after award after award for donating to schools, youth organizations, disabled groups, charities and community organizations, etc. the total amount that was given to christian family organizations is a pittance compared to that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457019699 James Kalinski

        Don’t forget that was his “PERSONAL MONEY”… Get your facts right… Even if it was from “HIS” Corp… it is still his to do with as he will… Jackass

      • garb67

        You might want to protest against Planned Parenthood. I would think that never having the opportunity to be gay is a case for persecution.

      • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

        Is this what you call hate groups? Not the muslim brotherhood who would behead gays and stone women for associating with males outside of the immediate family? Sounds like your priorities are a little skewed. IS THIS THE HILL YOU WANNA DIE ON?

      • Richard Easbey

        Leslie, honey, you don’t have a “right” to marriage. Civil unions are a completely acceptable way to make sure you get the legal protections that actual MARRIED people do, and no one *I* know has a problem with that. You can call your little potluck get-together and ring exchange whatever you want, but it’s NOT. A. MARRIAGE. Oh, and by the way, I am gay. Just not a fascist so-called “progressive.”

      • Bill Sullivan

        Wrong! They havwe the same rights as I do. I cannot marry a same sex partner either. Don’t mix apples and ornges Some folk want special rights. They want what no other person has a right to do either. Neither can I marry 5 of the most beautiful ladies that I know.

        • pepjrp

          I agree Bill. Who wound want a guy if we could have 5 ladies?

      • http://www.facebook.com/giftED2Teach Diane Lewis

        Civil Unions should be enough to provide equal rights. Marriage has been ordained by God for the purposes of companionship (“It is not good for man to be alone” ) said by God in the Garden of Eden before He took a rib from Adam’s side and formed “Woman” and gave them the directive: “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” Gays who wish to “marry” cannot naturally fulfill that command. Thus, Civil Unions ~ right?

      • Ron Rowan

        Marriage is not a right!

      • FGCU_James

        Please explain what makes them anti-gay.

        Seriously. I hear this argument all the time, but nobody ever explains WHY the organizations CFA donated to (and CFA itself) are “anti-gay”.

        Furthermore, as my marital status is currently single, I also do not have the same benefits that a gay “couple” does not have.

        If you want the benefits, go get a civil union, don’t go and try to redefine OUR views to suit your own.

      • http://twitter.com/ReformedCath ReformedCatholic

        “Remember, this protest against CFA is the result of Dan Cathy’s
        donations of $1.8 million to anti-gay, anti-gay marriage organizations”

        Um … CNN ran a story that showed that the WinShape Foundation, the Cathy families charitable foundation, gave $1,000 each to two ‘so-called’ gay-hate groups.

        All this ‘intolerance’ over $2,000 bucks and a man expressing his freedom to exercise his religion and to speak.

      • http://twitter.com/mntwins7 Sarah Thompson

        Having an opinion that is different than yours is not persecution. It is free speech.

  • Marie Dobbs Brasseit

    I expected no less! God bless those who are truly ‘tolerant’!


    Only real hate I see, is from the protesters….when a person or business are allowed to state their views with someone yelling racist, has gone to far…..Obama was NOT in favor or supported same sex marriage until his numbers tank and pandering for votes decided it was time, if his numbers and record was better he would never made the statement……all about votes…………….I am not for it and I could less if your marry your horse,cow or pig………..just as long as it does not concern my life, and your views are pushed down my throat……..which now you trying to change everyone opinion to agree with yours.

    • gerf

      They are mostly all about hate , yet blame it on others , talk about the pot calling the kettle black, after all those who are nice all of the time rarely get any press

      • http://twitter.com/RealLarryBaron Larry Baron

        It is all about hate. If not this issue, they would find some other issue to hate about. It actually a sickness. I’m glad CFA was classy enough to give them water!

    • W.F. DePriest

      oh well for votes I will be a hypocrite, just 1 more lie I must tell

      • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

        Thats just it! Every time you lie it becomes easier. Soon you are caught in a web you will never escape.!

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  • pated21

    They might have brought them food/soda if they had known what they like. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/JPTomblin JPT

    This just goes to solidify my point. Rightwingers are tolerant of the left’s views, but we can politely disagree. I drive around Phoenix with water in my car during the summer and give it out. I never ask where they are from or if theyre gay (and I am). Everyone needs a break sometimes right?

    • David Sheeks


    • pepjrp

      You’re a good guy sir. I could take a lesson from you.

  • Annette Rf

    Romans 12:17-21King James Version (KJV)
    17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

      I think Mr Cathy read the same passage!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrian.carr.7 Adrian Carr

    Chick-fil-A did the same here in Arkansas. A few lines of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar seem to be apropos:

    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones;

    O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
    And men have lost their reason.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Roadrunner48808 Heather Thornton Wiles

    Has ANYONE accused the EMPLOYEES at Chick-fil-A of being bigots or hateful? This is about the CORPORATION OF CHICK-FIL-A FUNDING ANTI-GAY, HATE GROUPS. And protesters are not BULLIES. They are simply protesting a CORPORATION of funding hate groups who are trying to keep rights that heterosexuals already have from homosexuals. How simple is that? What part of that don’t you people understand?
    Yes, it’s wonderful that the employees brought out water to the protesters. And why the hell would they have asked them their sexual orientation? That comment was completely nonsensical. Idiotic. Making issues where there are none.

    • http://batman-news.com Mark Knickerbocker

      Please provide the amounts and names of organizations that Mr. Cathy has contributed to and how those organizations are hate groups. It is easy to spew intolerant rhetoric but not quite as easy to provide the proof of your claims

      • Leslie Buster von Arnswaldt

        Marriage and Family Foundation…..$1,188,380.00
        Exodus International…………..$1,000.00
        Family Research Council………$1000.00
        among a few.
        You can do your own research on these organizations and their agendas. BTW, these are tax-exempt, non-profit organizations.

        • Ed-Denise Vise

          Those are not hate groups. They operate to strengthen marriages & help those seeking to change from the homosexual lifestyle. That does not make them hateful. The argument that: 1. A person is against homosexual marriage therefore2. That person is a bigoted, intolerant hater of homosexuals Is a Non sequitur – it does not follow. The premise (1) does not have a tie to nor is it related to the conclusion (2). It is simply a fallacious argument.

        • David Sheeks

          I am familiar with each of these organizations. None promote hate. Each stands up for their beliefs in a respectful christian manner.

        • camnpat

          “You can do your own research on these organizations and their agendas…” Eeeerrrhhhhh, no Leslie. You are the accuser so the burden of proof is on you. Other than the names of 3 organizations and amounts (which you don’t even identify where are they coming from or who do they belong to) you are not demonstrating anything here. It is not “guilty until proven innocent” as many try to make it seem these days.

          You will have to make your case with specifics if you are really interested in a discussion.

        • Mackie72

          Lester left out some for his own typical lib slant. Here’s the more complete list. Maybe YOU should do YOUR research, Lester:
          Marriage & Family Foundation: $1,188,380
          Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
          National Christian Foundation: $247,500
          New Mexico Christian Foundation: $54,000
          Exodus International: $1,000
          Family Research Council: $1,000
          Georgia Family Council: $2,500

          • pepjrp

            Now would liberal Leslie do that? It had to be purely an oversight. Ha.

    • Nina Dean

      Actually, many Chick-fil-a employees have been called names and harassed. I personally, know of one who has lost many friends. They accused her of working for a hate group. That same CFA has a gay cook and he loves his job and company but is being called a traitor by other gays. He doesn’t understand why because his evil company and co-workers have been extremely good and kind to him while his “friends” have been mean and evil.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dan.treace Dan Treace

      ROMANS 1:25, They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things, rather than the creator – who is forever praised. 26, Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their woman exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27, Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. 28, Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to the depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fireflie74 Ida Elizabeth Higginbotham

      I have yet to notice a sign on the doors of Chick-Fil-a stating that homosexuals are not allowed to be served. They did not ask a company for their opinion for I have yet to hear or see anything about a survey of Chick-Fil-a employees. They asked a man who owns said company HIS opinion. I do not believe his is a bigot for thinking marriage should be between a man and a woman. I am sure there are homosexual employees of Chick-Fil-a. It is quite obvious it is a company owned and operated by christians. As a christian I am standing up and saying “Enough!” Just because I think marriage is between a man and a woman does NOT mean I hate homosexuals. It only means I think the institution of marriage was set for the union of a man and a woman. I believe God gave all humans this wonderful gift of free will (which means we can choose how to live our own lives). I choose to believe in the Bible as the written word of God. If you choose to live your life differently then so be it. I will love you for the fact that whether you believe we are brothers and sisters in Christ or not, I do.

      • Mei Lan Wong

        Well said!

        • pepjrp

          I second your well said. :)

    • Cory Stafford

      Two people practicing sexually deviant behavior and wanting to call it marriage is not a right. You have the rights guaranteed in the constitution, and practicing sexually deviant acts isn’t one of them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kennyerica.osunaparsley Kenny Erica Osuna-Parsley

      Heather, go to you tube & look up Arizonia professor bullies Tuscon Chick-Ful-a drive thru employee.

    • camnpat

      Exactly what rights are being kept from homosexuals Heather? Please explain.

    • arpboy

      There’s a lot of fur flying on both sides of this issue. Dan Cathy voiced his personal views in a magazine when asked. I respect his honesty. The protesters are voicing their personal opinions. I respect their right to do so. There used to be a saying that I don’t hear much anymore: “I disagree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

      I have to say that it’s been my opinion. I’m a follower of Christ as revealed in the Bible, and I happen to agree with Dan Cathy. On the other hand, if I’m going to respect his opinion, support Chick-Fil-A, and be public about it, then I have to respect those who feel differently. Free speech is only free if we disagree, yet allow the speech to continue.

      It seems that both sides change their tune, depending on “whose ox is being gored.” That is, we both want the other side to shut up, because they’re wrong. That’s not free speech, and it’s not dialogue.

      My Christian brethren may disagree with me, but to those who oppose Chick-Fil-A: you go right ahead and keep protesting — so long as you respect my own right to do so.

  • carmijok

    Ha ha.. great picture. I love seeing all those chick- fil -A cups littering the ‘protesters’. That girl with the sign that says the ‘1st amendment does NOT include denying the rights of others’ does not realize that by saying that she is putting herself on the side of those supporting Chick-Fil-A! First of all the CEO is not denying ANYONE’S rights…while the left is doing everything in their power to deny someone the right to express an OPINION and run his business they way he sees fit! Wonder if that ever dawned on anyone?

    • jgeorgia2000

      Remember they get their news from ‘reality’ shows, MSNBC ,Al Gore’s FSTV and LOGO, So she doesn’t have a clue of the irony of her placard!

  • Toni

    The only hate is coming from the left and the protestors and that’s it.

  • Mary K Cardenas

    I’m not surprise my brothers and sisters in Christ past out water. If Jesus himself was hated and beaten and still He Loved. He served as our example.

    • Leslie Buster von Arnswaldt

      Oh please! Give me a break! It’s all a public relations ploy. Who do you think paid for the water and cups…….not the individual employees. With a bit of snooping I bet you could find the company memo instructing them to do this. This water thing was instituted to counter a proposal made by gay supporters to go and ask for only a cup of water and no food, and if denied, quote some biblical passage dealing with giving water to a brother that asked for some.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kristine.f.tanner Kristine Fleischer Tanner

        No, it was not the individual employees who paid for the water and cups… it was the company… the same company who is being attacked for the opinions of it’s executives. I’m sure there WAS a company memo sent out instructing them to do this. Not as a public relations “ploy,” but as guidance for how the company would like it’s representatives (the employees) to respond to the protestors… with kindness and service.

        I think that says a lot about Chick-fil-A and it’s executives. It was willing to afford the protestors the same right Chick-fil-A executives would like to have– the right to voice one’s opinion without persecution. They could have just instructed them to be polite and give out the water if asked. Instead they told them to proactively take the protestors water. They chose to be kind to those with differing opinions, not confrontational or combative.

        The only true “ploy” employed here was that of the gay supporters asking for water and if denied, quoting biblical passages about giving a brother water when asked. I think it’s interesting that this ploy was totally thwarted. They were trying to prove Chick-fil-A a hypocrite. Instead, they were shown to be the true hypocrites, for persecuting others for doing the very thing they were allowed to do– expressing their opinions. Kinda reminds me of the Pharisees with Jesus. They too had hoped to prove him a hypocrite, but instead they were the ones shown to be the true hypocrites. Kudos, Chick-fil-A, you responded with true grace and proved that you will uphold all your Christian values, including that of do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

      • David Sheeks

        The company instructed their employees to behave generously and compassionately… How devious. Lol.

      • pepjrp

        Spoken like another lost and confused one. You have no idea what you are talking about, but one day you will… and boy will you be shocked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MaddenMM Michael Madden

    If we had Chic-fil-A franchises here in my state I would eat there! I have great respect for them right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

      I first experienced Chick-Fil_A about 12 years ago. They are not in my area. I love the food. And now I have more reason to travel to find them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.gershman Kyle Gershman

    This is simply their attempt to attack capitalism…where were these same individuals when the Westboro Baptist Church was protesting our fallen soldiers?

    • Leslie Buster von Arnswaldt

      Standing on the other side of the street protesting the Westboro Baptist Church.

  • Jeagan1999

    All this attention is making me crave Chick Fil A even more…I wish the protestors would stop so I can get waffle fries out of my mind!!!

  • Dorian Saunders

    Chick Fil A are some wise folk…I would’ve let them get their own durn water lol

  • MissQueenB

    yes, nothing says tolerance and love like giving people water. Nothing says, “hey! I respect you as a fellow human being and you deserve to live and love however you choose and I won’t stand in your way or call you perverts” like handing out water. /snort

  • Larry

    I’m looking forward to the ridiculous “kiss in” protests tomorrow. That should be great entertainment. Wonder what the news media will do with that?

  • moi2u

    Chalk It Up for Christlike Service Examples = Many Hatred & Intolerance = 0
    How Refreshing (no pun intended)–Returning kindness in the face of animosity is a rarity these days. Hear! Hear! for Chick-Fil-A!!!

  • jbthe4th

    Christ said to love you enemies for anyone can love their friends. Contrast the behavior of the Chick-Fil-A employees towards those with whom they disagree as compared with, say, the Occupy protestor’s and their downright hostility.

  • tingle007

    That’s a lot more Christian then I would have been. I feel kind of ashamed that I would have not been so kind in their situation.

  • Basset_Hound

    “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there ARE other views.”—William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Denny/1154036390 Tom Denny

    Ok, so Chik-Fil-A donates to anti-gay rights organizations, so you boycott and don’t buy the food. BUT on the other hand large companies donate millions to politicians that deny or endorse certain rights. Have you stopped buying gas, guns, alcohol, cigarettes, fruit, vegtables … and the list goes on…GET REAL (I am Liberal, but rational!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/gregg.talbot Gregg Talbot

      Go ahead and boycott! You idiots don’t know what you’re missing. More for me!

    • pepjrp

      I so agree with your smart words Tom.. and you are very rational and fair minded. I’m on the opposite end of the political spectrum, so I’m not crazy about Starbucks for example, but am thankful they exist for all they provide a way for people to work and pay bills.

  • Bill Gordon

    Good for ChickFilA. I’ve eaten there 2 times this week. I guess these protesters just dont have anything else to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.janssens561 Melissa Janssens

    Freedom of speech……any questions………..

  • http://www.talonspoint.wordpress.com/ Talon

    I knew Chick-fil-A was huge but I didn’t know they were powerful enough to deny rights. Whodathunkit?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelsey.a.wade Kelsey Anastasia Wade

    My cousin is in that picture above, I am not a gay, and I was not at the protest. Although my beliefs are biased to allow whomever love and marry whomever they choose I believe that the protesters are there not merely to boycott this company, which has expressed that they do not believe in a certain type of marriage, but they are there trying to make a point to the public that they are frustrated. They are frustrated because they can’t fall in love and marry the person they have found to spend the rest of their lives with. It isn’t like they are burning the buildings down, and obviously the business won’t notice much of a loss but they are trying to show those supporters that they are there and they are still waiting to have their happily ever after. After all most of the supporters who went to chick fil a are the main reasons as to why our country won’t let these people live their lives married to who they love. The restaurant gave them water to make a statement that they don’t hate gays and because it was hot, but the protesters were only trying to be heard. This is all happening because the US has taken away a simple right to certain people, these protesters are interfering with the lives of people believing in anti gay marriage because they are the people voting to interfere with theirs. If same sexed marriage were legal then we would all live our lives without this conflict because even if they aren’t married it isn’t like homosexuals will just disappear.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_43LQE4VYDAPYKV2UV2JIHEKTD4 Sig

      What Godless people will never understand is that people that follow the teachings of Christ won’t bend to the will of the Godless. This life isn’t the final stop, and we want to get where we’re going. In as much as the LBGT community wants to paint us bigots, we’re really not. We don’t care if two people fall in love and spend their lives together. What two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home, has no bearing whatsoever on the rest of us. I don’t think most of us have any problem with survivors benefits, health benefits, or any of the other things that go along with a domestic partnership. We don’t want it forced into our religion. THAT is where we are drawing a line.

      As a business owner, I would be happy to provide health insurance for a gay family. As a Catholic, I would not attend a religious ceremony uniting two people of the same sex. I have attended a gay “marriage” for friends of mine. It was a lovely ceremony, and they are very happy together.

  • Songbird5764

    I just love how one sign says, “Your money funds hate.” Well, money from Home Depot, Office Depot, and lots of other companies fund filth. They donate millions to help fund the homosexual agenda including the vile gay parades that include nudity and depictions of sexual acts all while children stand on the sidelines and watch. I don’t shop in these stores because of their support of such filth, but I don’t demand that the stores be closed down. The problem with most supporters of the gay agenda is that they think you HAVE to agree with them, or they will do all in their power to destroy you.

    • mom4life

      We’ve boycotted Home Depot and Starbucks for years because of their support for such things, never needed to be hateful to them, we just won’t give them money.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_43LQE4VYDAPYKV2UV2JIHEKTD4 Sig

        I do my shopping in the little locally owned hardware and lumber stores, and we have a coffee shop in town with the best coffee I’ve ever had. No need to shop at the big chain stores.

  • http://twitter.com/Juliethejarhead Julie the Jarhead

    ” Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.” – Jesus

    “Love your enemies; it drives them crazy.” – Julie the Jarhead

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=681506166 FatherAngelo Casimiro

    Jesus Christ teaches us that in all things to practice charity and that’s what the employees at Chick-fil-A did in giving water to the protestors. We need to get past this idea that just because we disagree about something that we hate each other. How can there be peace in the world if all we keep doing is pointing fingers at each other and saying, “You hate me.” Everyone needs to grow up and stop acting like spoiled brats. As Christians, we’re not perfect. No one is. We’re all sinners and in need of repentance. Our Christian faith teaches us to love sinners and hate sin. And that’s what we need to continue doing. Separate the person from their behavior and love and accept each other as children of God, no matter who they are, because we are all created in the image and likeness of God. I beg you, please let us stop trying to demonize each other. Jesus Christ gives us the two greatest commandments – love God and love your neighbor. Now, why is it so hard to do that?

  • Kdiity

    It’s called CLASS and TOLERANCE people, something the libs SORELY lack !!!

  • disqus_eric

    Damn it, don’t you know if you feed them, they won’t go away!?!

    Wait, that applies to vermin.

  • mvpel

    “If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you.” -Proverbs 25:21-22:

  • CowboyLogic

    Those poor, poor people on the Left. Bless their little ol’ hearts. Once again, they just can’t get it right. Out of step, and out of time.

  • AddisonDewitt

    comments being moderated—LOL—talk to me about free speech !

  • Johnny Blade

    Seems like Chick -fil-A is schooling the left in the PR arena.. well done! lol

  • danny price

    tell ya what, all the christians that drove to these chick fillets, how many people in need did they pass on the way to show their lil bullshit support or protest? the christians are hippocrites for supporting a multi million dollar company instead of taking that time to actually help someone

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_43LQE4VYDAPYKV2UV2JIHEKTD4 Sig

      Actually, Danny, I am willing to bet that those Christians give a lot to charities. First of all, any of them that go to church tithe to the church. Churches are notorious for helping people in need. Second of all, you cannot make a blanket statement about “all these Christians” without being an intolerant bigot. I love irony.

      AND people who attend church statistically give more in both time and money than people that don’t, according to this website: http://www.american.com/archive/2008/march-april-magazine-contents/a-nation-of-givers/

      Here is the paragraph, so you don’t have to tax your brain searching for it:
      “Q. We often hear that religious people give more to charity than secularists. Isthis true?
      A. In the year 2000, “religious” people (the 33 percent of the population who attendtheir houses of worship at least once per week) were 25 percentage points more likely to give charitably than “secularists” (the 27 percent who attend less than a few times per year, or have no religion). They were also 23 percentage points more likely to volunteer. When considering the average dollar amounts of money donated and time volunteered, the gap between the groups increases even further: religious people gave nearly four times more dollars per year, on average, than secularists ($2,210 versus $642). They also volunteered more than twice as often (12 times per year, versus 5.8 times).
      Very little of this gap is due to personal differences between religious and secular people with respect to income, age, family, or anything else. For instance, imagine two people who are identical in income, education, age, race, and marital status. The one difference between them is that, while one goes to church every week, the other never does. Knowing this, we can predict that the churchgoer will be 21 percentage points more likely to make a charitable gift of money during the year than the nonchurchgoer, and will also be 26 points more likely to volunteer.”
      So STFU.

    • foghorn_legghorn

      Actually, this whole thing started because the Christian owners of Chick-Fil-A DID give millions of $ to people in need. They NEVER gave money for any “anti-gay” activities, they simply supported charities that among MANY other things have campaigned for traditional family legislation.If you give money to United Way, I guarantee there are dozens of UW charities that do things some consider wrong. When Susan B Komen foundation pulled funding from Planned Parenthood there was a HUGE uproar and it was reversed because “abortion was only part” of what they do, even though it is their primary reason for existence.

      So, clearly, giving money to the needy is NOT what you want. You want it given to YOU. So, are you a hypocrite or just a thug who wants other people’s money?

    • foghorn_legghorn

      Actually, this whole thing started because the Christian owners of Chick-Fil-A DID give millions of $ to people in need. They NEVER gave money for any “anti-gay” activities, they simply supported charities that among MANY other things have campaigned for traditional family legislation.If you give money to United Way, I guarantee there are dozens of UW charities that do things some consider wrong. When Susan B Komen foundation pulled funding from Planned Parenthood there was a HUGE uproar and it was reversed because “abortion was only part” of what they do, even though it is their primary reason for existence.

      So, clearly, giving money to the needy is NOT what you want. You want it given to YOU. So, are you a hypocrite or just a thug who wants other people’s money?

  • G Aich

    The sign one of the protesters holds states that the First Amendment does not include denying the rights of others. Do they not see how idiotic that is since they are trying to deny Mr. Cathy his right to say what he wants, under the very same First Amendment? I guess it only is fair if you are a pro gay activist to have your own say but those who do not believe in what you believe in, must be quiet and have absolutely no rights under the 1st Amendment? Wow. What messed up logic!

  • G Aich

    The sign one of the protesters hold states that the First Amendment does not include denying the rights of others. How idiotic is that statement since they are in turn, denying Mr. Cathy his right to state what he believes under that very same first amendment. I guess unless you are a pro gay activist, you have no right to state your opinion. Only those who agree with the pro gays have a right to an opinion. How idiotic you are sounding.

  • Michon Mimi Noir

    I’m straight. I don’t think any of the people i know who are gay would protest a company who supported gay marriage on my behalf. Always turn the tables and see if the opposite would hold true. Most times, it doesn’t. I have nothing against homosexuals, but I was brought up in a bible teaching church. I have beliefs. and I thank Chick-fil-a for stating and standing by theirs.

  • Dianne Madere Stuart

    What I witnessed on Wednesday was something of Biblical proportion. It was like something out of a movie. The steady stream of cars coming from both directions all day and all night long. People standing in lines for hours in the scorching noon day sun with smiles on their faces. It was like God was in each and every one of those people. I do believe that prayers are being answered and that we’re going to feel the earth move on November 6th.

  • Richard Easbey

    If this were a publicly-funded business, I’d be sinking every dime I have into stock in the Chick-Fil-A company.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Munhall/1663811471 Chris Munhall

    Gay or not, if a person accepts Christ as Savior, they will be in heaven. Remember, all sin is an abomination to God; no man is righteous, not one.

    • DrJennySueNY

      And repents of their sin.

      • http://www.facebook.com/william.garr William Garr

        Their sin is no worse than my sin. I am saved and I sin every day. I don’t want to, but I do. If repentance is truly a requirement, doesn’t that make Salvation a matter of works rather than grace?

        I believe that nothing can separate me from the love of God.

        • Ryan Dexter

          Why do you say that you sin every day. Romans 6:1-2,6-7 declares “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with,a that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. I may stumble or fall short, but I have not been called to a spirit of rebellion, but surrender, so that the Spirit of God can work through and in me. ALL sin can be forgiven and ALL sin can be overcome the Spirit of God and the resources He provides

          • Jim

            Whether intentional or not we all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. Only perfect man to walk the face of this earth was Christ so yes we all continue to sin. Fortunately we have the forgiveness of our sins through Christ’s atonement on the cross.

          • Jim

            Whether intentional or not we all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. Only perfect man to walk the face of this earth was Christ so yes we all continue to sin. Fortunately we have the forgiveness of our sins through Christ’s atonement on the cross.

    • Shane Wyatt

      Wow, you Bible thumpers really need to read the Bible…. Heaven was placed between 2 bodies of water. The only place you can have two bodies of water is whats not land and clouds from this one can logically assume that Heaven is on EARTH, but your so full of materialistic wants that you cant see the beauty that was given to you, all you see is the pain and greed in your heart while your mouth utters blasphemous insults at those around you cause of your insecurities you try to hide in order to look like a Christian, false prophet you!?!

      • Jim

        Wow, quite a few assumptions/judgements there… Thanks for demonstrating tolerance for us though.

      • Jim

        Wow, quite a few assumptions/judgements there… Thanks for demonstrating tolerance for us though.

      • loupgarous

        You accuse “Bible thumpers” of “blasphemous insults” while you insult them annd accuse them of harboring pain and greed in THEIR hearts. Look inside YOUR heart. If you are honest you’ll see what is wrong with what you said about these others, and if you truly care about what you say you do, you will be convicted of your own lack of charity and humility.

        “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5 (King James Bible, Cambridge Ed.)

      • Michael H

        @ Shane Wyatt: and God created the heavenS and the earth— that’s more than one level above the earth. We, today, cannot conceive the details of exactly what they were, but it is obvious there was more than one (as there is today). A small glimpse is: sky, space, and where God’s throne rests. Remember, there was no rain before the Flood, and according to Bible before the Flood, the earth fully watered from the ground. This was describing how the earth operated before the Flood. If you read after the Flood, and notice the dramatic reduction in the lifespan and the geography changed from the Flood, And read the last 2 chapters of Revelation. For more information, check out http://www.answersingenesis.org
        Also, this is a very good resource to consider when studying the Bible (there are deeper materials out, but this is good for starters):

  • Dan SweetTea Gaines

    There is a major difference between being a hateful bigot and having a differing opinion of something. I can disagree with your views and still break bread with you. I don’t have to see eye to eye with you to be your friend. Jesus taught mankind many great things, but the most important thing is that His father loved ALL so much that He gave the best gift anyone could ask for, and that was a chance to know His son so we could know Him, the Heavenly Father, creator of all.
    Now, you don’t have to agree with that and I can still love you, because He loves me unconditionally, no strings attached. (John 3:16)

  • http://www.facebook.com/giftED2Teach Diane Lewis

    Chick fil A CEO is truly Christian in every way: Closed on Sundays, now feeding the needy, ESPECIALLY if they are intolerant and hateful. Jesus says they (unbelievers) will know we are Christians by out love one for another.

  • http://www.facebook.com/giftED2Teach Diane Lewis

    Hopefully quite a few repentant ones, Donnie

  • Tina Jo Gray

    and this is why there are still problems here in america because of hate spewed like your comment!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hander1959 Paul Hanson

    I have learned this weekend that the time to talk about how much God loves you is over. Now it is time to DEMONSTRATE God’s love to others—Chick-fil-a did jus that. . .

  • bennettejenkins

    This was all a play on the media. Hypocrites or not, EVERYONE is entitled to their opinion whether it’s liked or not. You don’t have to listen, read signs or even join in.It’s not a religous thing it’s a lifestyle thing some are born with. So next time before you judge, take a long hard look at the photo(could be photoshopped) and the message that is being put out there by the onesided media blitz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.taylor.5030 Tim Taylor

    really dude? Glad you know what God will do. There are many abominations that people commit unto God. That’s the reason we need Jesus. Without him we are all doomed. I think heaven will be filled with good people who were ALL sinners. Please don’t spread more hate.

    • Shane Wyatt

      The word God is synonimous with anything today. 12 step programs says we turn our lives over to the care of God as we understood him. There are too many Gods, thereby no one can have a relationship with our creator. However the most important accomplishment Jesus did was so small people overlook it todayand try to say this man is God. Sorry folks, Jesus said when you pray pray like this Our Father, pray in your closet, not in front of man, its not the preachers job to try to impress people. But my point is, Jesus’s message is to take the word God that has become impersonal and make it personal again. When you pray and start with Father instead of God this makes the prayer more personal and powerful, you have a sense of connection that just isn’t there when you pray in public to some God that no one clearly knows who your talking about. make sebse??

    • bennettejenkins

      You stated I was putting a spin on it and manipulating the meaning of everything under the sun. No I was stating my opinion and yes I have read the bible and it does state he was free of sin. It clearly DOES NOT state he was not gay. Any and everything written in the bible is an opinion of someone.It was written down by someone.Therefore it is an OPINION! What evidence do you have that he was free of sin and not gay. NONE! What is written is called heresay and is an opinion. Also in my opinion,you should read your own words before you tell others that they do not know. I do know there is evidence and dna of a person called Jesus but no evidence or dna of ” God”. just my opinion.

  • Dennis James Recenes

    We need more businesses like Chik Fil A all over this country. It is businesses like this that have helped make america the great country it is today where even the people who hate can speak their hate freely. Hey, it gives the protesters something to do in their dull lives. Come on down haters, we might even serve you all lemonade. But leave your destruction of property home.

  • Shane Wyatt

    Sorry all you fear mongers, being Gay is a part of all life species on this planet. It was here before we thought of the concept of God that is so beautifully wriiten in the Bible. I’m not gay, but I neither support nor condemn them. People are whom people are, God made us in His image, gave us free will to make our own decisions, who are you to try to top God??

    • foghorn_legghorn

      So, if being gay is SO OK, why is it that ALL of you insist on noting that you are NOT gay, but support their cause? Why does is matter? I would think you would have more credibility without the disclaimer.

    • foghorn_legghorn

      So, if being gay is SO OK, why is it that ALL of you insist on noting that you are NOT gay, but support their cause? Why does is matter? I would think you would have more credibility without the disclaimer.

    • Somethings Cookin

      You do realize your own statement is contradictory, do you not? If “we” thought of the concept of God, then how can we be created in His image and given free will?
      Being a killer is also a part of all life species on this planet. Does that then make it OK? Just because sin is rampant does not make it acceptable to God.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.massalsky David Massalsky

    I’m sure someone among those dear protesters will get the message of Jesus Christ to their heart. I cannot help but being touched deeply by the Chick fil-A people around our land and their love in reaching out to those who deserve it most. God bless them all…protesters and Chick fil-A people alike. And please remember that disagreeing with someone does not mean you hate them. I disagree with many people. But the love of God in my heart loves them without exception. “Mercy said no, I will never let you go.”

  • The Rube

    Hands and feet, hands and feet. No better display of God’s love for us all.

  • The Rube

    Hands and feet, hands and feet. No better display of God’s love for us all.

  • foghorn_legghorn

    So, tell me again why they hate Chick-Fil-A? What is wrong with these people?

  • foghorn_legghorn

    So, tell me again why they hate Chick-Fil-A? What is wrong with these people?

  • Dennis Johnson

    For those of us who are totaly dedicated to following Christ and trying our best to be like Jesus, our beliefs are from the word of God, not personal opinions. If you read the bible it is clear that sexual perversion such as homosexual behavior, is an abomination to God. True believers don’t condem or attack those who don’t believe as we do, but we also don’t approve of things that offend our saviour. Because of this we cannot just treat
    this lifestyle as acceptable. We do have to act with love to all of God’s children, but as far as agreeing that this behavior is a civil or moral right we cannot accept . I only feel sorry for those that disobey God’s laws and choose not to accept his love, mercy, and salvation. I will do anything I can to help any person despite their lifestyle any way that I can, but I will also live my life trying to teach the word of God to anyone who will listen without forcing my beliefs on anyone. This includes those who choose to do things which offend my values because in the end my values don’t matter only God’s values will always prevail. So for all of us that try to follow Christ let us reach out in LOVE to all people and show them the same forgiveness that Jesus died to offer us. No HATE!!

  • http://twitter.com/LBrockwell2001 Larry Brockwell

    No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. If you know the rules (or Policies) of
    the Establishment – don’t go there. The world’s a Big Place, Go find a
    New Place.
    Don’t try to change the Establishment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.gallardo.16 Daniel Gallardo

    LOL look at those cry baby’s with there signs… thinking they have a “Hate” crime. They just need a tissue thats all. Liberals…

  • http://twitter.com/LBrockwell2001 Larry Brockwell

    History – America “One Nation Under God.”, God’s Commandment.- #5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
    Let’s just do away with God in Schools and Government, Do away with Father and Mother. Then we can do away with America. then we have “The Post-American World” author Fareed Zakaria, /Book in the Hands of Obama.
    Just as the Bible has Predicted.

  • golfareus

    I heard that across the country, they served a total of about 6 gallons of free water. Final total was Chick Fil A $10 Million and the protestors 6 gallons of water. God Bless You Truett Cathy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000097410751 Steve Peuster

    Congrats to the people of Chick-fil-a! The sparse groups that were showing THEIR intolerance, should learn a lesson. We can all live together, with our own opinions, even if most of their’s are fabricated lies!

  • Raksha

    I don’t see that Chick-Fil-A ever denied them their rights. No one was ever denied service because of their sexual orientation or otherwise. People just need something to bitch about these days. I will not stop eating at chick-Fil-A just for a comment that was made that the owner supports the biblical defination of marriage. Again the company has not denied anyone service no matter what their personal stance on the matter. Grow up people.

  • http://twitter.com/mntwins7 Sarah Thompson

    What an awesome example of Christian values in action. THIS is what it is all about – love and compassion, not hate as the media loves to claim.

  • http://twitter.com/anzatree Lynn Evans

    Yesterday my daughter and I ate lunch at Chick-fil-A, oddly we didn’t feel or taste hate.

  • Michael H

    Ummm, it’s OK for homosexuals to exercise freedom of speech, but not for those who disagree. Customers created this day, and not the company, by the way.

    This is a free country, create a day to go to a pro-homosexual restaurant. I’m an equal opportunity evangelist, so I will hand out to heterosexual fornicators with as much love of where they will spend eternity as a homosexual. (BTW, as I teen I had interest in homosexual lifestyle, and felt the urge to pursue it, but I cried out to Jesus…. thanks to Him and Him alone, I lost the desire by my early 20’s, and struggle with heterosexual desires to fornicate until age 28, and remained single and a virgin until I got married at age 34. Not my work, but he power of God working in me because I was broken inside for my sinful desires, and wanted to please Jesus above all else because of what He did on the Cross for my wretched sinful heart.)