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Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

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  • #76
    Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

    Originally posted by Unique POV View Post
    I wonder why he is saying that, because Mass law says that they can indeed deny the license.
    It should only be denied because the 'food' there is so awful...This chain ranks right down there with Arby's...

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    • #77
      Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

      Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
      Yep, the left is only tolerant on the things they believe in. Like the cons, they are extremely intolerant. Yet that is understandable, coming from the republicans. The left is extremely intolerant when someone who owns a business has an opinion on social issues that they do not like. So, they go out to damage the guy, because of his views. I guess they really don't believe in the freedom to believe what you want to believe.

      I detest this sort of behavior from both sides. They ought to be ashamed of themselves for acting like anything but a reasonable adult human being. And they should be called out on it, until their damn ears bleed.
      Called out? Rahm and Menino should be facing criminal charges. They have stated their intent to illegally deprive Chick-fil-a of their civil rights under color of law. In a different time, both of them would have already been swinging on the end of a rope.

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      • #78
        Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

        Originally posted by The Islander View Post
        What we're going to see is an avalanche of lawsuits, and lawsuits that Chick-Fil-A will lose.
        ROFL! Not a chance. Any lawsuit Chick-Fil-A brings over this is a gimme. There is zero chance they could lose. There is no defense for what Rahm and Menino did.
        Originally posted by The Islander View Post
        If someone files a civil lawsuit against Chick-Fil-A (and you know it's going to happen), saying that the were terminated because they were gay, or not hired because they were gay, it's going to be a whole lot more difficult for Chick-Fil-A to defend such allegations now. And those claims, even if they're completely false, will be much easier to believe.
        Good luck with that. Chick-Fil-A neither asks nor cares about your sexual preferences. Like most companies, keep it to your damn self and nobody gives a damn. If you happen to mention during the interview that you're gay, I'm not hiring you because you obviously have a problem with discretion and proper social behavior.
        Originally posted by The Islander View Post
        I don't even know if I have any Chick-Fil-A restaurants near me (I don't eat much fast food) but, if I do, I can say, without hesitation, that they will not be getting a single nickel out of me.
        I'm sure you've got them worried. As you said, you've never eaten there - so it isnt like they're losing your business.
        Originally posted by The Islander View Post
        I hate bigots.
        Did you say that for the irony or do you really not get just how silly that comment is?

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        Originally posted by goober View Post
        Mayor Menino has clarified his position, he can't deny the permit, he will urge people not to frequent the restaurant, it's all bully pulpit , he can urge people to boycott the restaurant.
        Menino maintains his opposition to Chick-file-A but admits he can&rsquo;t stop the chain from coming to Boston - Metro Desk - Local news updates from The Boston Globe
        Call it what it is Goober. He hasn't clarified shit. His legal team let him know there was precisely no defense against an impending lawsuit and the city could not afford the damages.

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        • #79
          Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

          Originally posted by Danny View Post
          This is one case where I wholeheartedly disagree with my liberal friends. If a restaurant chain owner has an offensive view, it's the customers, not the government that should punish the chain. Of course if the offensive view made its way into store policy or was visible in the establishment then they should be banned (whites only restaurant for example.) In this case it's just the personal offensive view of the owner. Rahm and Boston are wrong.
          Hm...Satan must have just bought his first parka...

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          • #80
            Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

            For any Christians here, we can refer to Isiaiah 5:20
            Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
            This is a perfect example of non Christians who want to use their office or media power to try to make the evil good and the good evil............... Oh, you don't believe homosexuals should be included in the union of man & woman known as marriage? Why you sir, are a bad person then!

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            • #81
              Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

              Originally posted by goober
              Is that a conservative interpretation of the first amendment.
              Menino isn't blocking the business license , he's just saying things about the company that happen to be true, and he's urging people not to do business with the company.
              I guess that's a hanging offence in your "interpretation of the constitution".....
              Such an egregious abuse of authority? I'd be calling for jail time regardless of who it was.

              No, Menino is not "just saying things"...the man flat out said he would block the license and is backpedaling now. EVERYONE except you seems aware of it.

              Yes, I do firmly believe that public officials who violate civil rights deserve extremely harsh punishment. I did not say it was a hanging offense. I said, in a different time it would have been.
              Last edited by Lutherf; 08-01-2012, 09:18 AM.

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              • #82
                Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                Nationwide as of Wednesday morning, about 582,000 people planned to go to a Chick-Fil-A location and order something for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
                Chick-Fil-A Supporters To Turn Out For ‘Appreciation Day’ « CBS Chicago

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                • #83
                  Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                  At one Atlanta location, the restaurant was packed, while the line for the drive-thru looped twice around the building and out into the street.

                  Read more: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters | Fox News

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                  • #84
                    Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                    Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
                    At one Atlanta location, the restaurant was packed, while the line for the drive-thru looped twice around the building and out into the street.

                    Read more: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters | Fox News
                    I don't support the opinion of the CEO, but as a result, I certainly would not punish the various franchise owners. Left wingers seem to think if they don't like the opinion of a conservative business owner that the whole world will agree to their boycott. In fact most will ignore that boycott if they like the product and conservatives will show their approval of anything the left wing nuts don't like by giving them more business. In the business world, even bad press can be advertising that is good for the business.

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                    • #85
                      Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                      As I said: many people are going to be very surprised come November.

                      This is happening all over the nation today... yet doesn't seem to be getting much, if any press.

                      York County Chick-fil-A restaurants, along with others across the nation, saw a swell of support at lunchtime today for what’s been dubbed national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

                      The occasion, named by Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, represents response to Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s remarks on gay marriage. Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that his restaurant chain is "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family."

                      That message resonates with the crowd that turned up at Rock Hill’s Cherry Road Chick-fil-A this afternoon.

                      Leigh Jeffries of Rock Hill said she chose Chick-fil-A for lunch because of the protest over a Chick-fil-A franchise on campus at Davidson College in N.C.
                      Read more here: ROCK HILL: Long lines, large crowds: Chick-fil-A supporters pack York County restaurants | Local News | Rock Hill Herald Online

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                      • #86
                        Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                        I just rallied up a group to head that way myself.

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                        • #87
                          Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                          local NBC didnt cover it but drove past 2 today PACKED.... looks like the boycott movement isnt working not because the world is about denying gay marriage and all the bs obama CO want to feed people.... Nope the boycott isnt working for people like free speech and LOVE THAT CHICKEN!

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                          • #88
                            Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                            Just got back from lunch at Chick-Fil-A. Had to wait more than 2 hours. Crowd was HUGE!!

                            With probably close to 300 people in the restaurant at any given time and hundreds more outside waiting there was no complaining. Just lots and lots of happy, sociable and hungry people.

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                            • #89
                              Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                              Originally posted by lutherf View Post
                              I just rallied up a group to head that way myself.
                              My landlord bought for the whole building (8 of us)

                              His usual hour round trip took a little over 2 hours... his report: 'people everywhere, cops needed to keep the traffic moving'

                              Food was good as always...

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                              • #90
                                Re: Cities seeking to ban Chick-Fil-A?

                                Originally posted by dnsmith View Post
                                I don't support the opinion of the CEO, but as a result, I certainly would not punish the various franchise owners. Left wingers seem to think if they don't like the opinion of a conservative business owner that the whole world will agree to their boycott. In fact most will ignore that boycott if they like the product and conservatives will show their approval of anything the left wing nuts don't like by giving them more business. In the business world, even bad press can be advertising that is good for the business.
                                The left wing always tries to shut down any conversation they disagree with.

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