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Tag: chick-fil-a

Oct.
22nd

R-74: Remember Dan Cathy and reject

In August 2008, to Rev. Rick Warren, candidate Barack Obama states his opinion that marriage is between a man and a women and acknowledges that marriage is a sacred institution. The audience applauds. Aside from the muted disappointment expressed by gay activist groups, there is no criticism.

Fast forward to May 2012, and now President Obama declares his support of gay marriage. The media and Hollywood cheer him on. Gay activists are ecstatic, and Democrat politicians are nearly unanimous in their support.

At nearly the same time Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy expresses his view that marriage is between a man

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Aug.
3rd

MARRIAGE: Media shouldn’t be taking sides

Re: “Chick-fil-A controversy odious – and so too is some of the reaction” (TNT, 8-1).

I was and remain bothered by Lane Filler’s commentary about Chick-fil-A’s financial support of a particular social agenda. Apparently that was just the one of the fronts taken by a member of the news media. Now Chick-fil-A protesters are receiving additional media attention in a variety of formats.

What about corporations that have supported the other side of this issue? It seems to be OK with the news media that Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Nike and others have financially supported a social agenda from one

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Aug.
3rd

MARRIAGE: Moral guidance at a chicken restaurant?

Re: “Chick-fil-A says it set a record in sales” (TNT, 8-3).

I have been surprised by the public support of Chic-fil-A after it came out in support of the biblical definition of marriage.

I’m not surprised by the fact that many people don’t support gay marriage. I am surprised at the number of people seeking spiritual guidance from chicken restaurants. I guess it is no sillier than worshipping a magical man in the sky or a flying spaghetti monster.

I also find it hard to tell where one headline ends and the next headline begins in the media. One

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Aug.
1st

MARRIAGE: Amazon.com vs. Chick-fil-A

For goodness sake, the closest Chick-fil-A franchise is in Boise, Idaho (not exactly the liberal mecca of the Northwest). Most Chick-fil-A franchises are in the South, making it highly doubtful that a boycott by advocates of gay marriage is going to have much impact. Since Chick-fil-A already closes on Sundays (foregoing a weekend day of profits), I doubt they care.

It’s interesting to note, however, that as much opposition as many Southerners may have to gay marriage (as stated in many of their state constitutions), they are not raising a hissy fit over  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ stand on the

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Aug.
1st

RELIGION: Private donations vs. use of public dollars

I appreciate Lane Filler’s comments on the Chick-fil-A controversy (TNT, 8-1). There’s a huge difference between a private company donating to causes the owner believes in and politicians using taxpayer dollars to promote causes they think everyone should be forced to believe in.

So when Filler buys his favorite chicken sandwich, he shouldn’t feel guilty. He should think of it as a statement of support for religious freedom – which includes the freedom of Jews more orthodox than himself.