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  •  Slightly missing the point (0+ / 0-)

    The issue to me anyway is not so much what the views of Chick Fil A executives are (by all means eat there or not), but whether it's appropriate for civic officials to prevent a legal business from operating in their community because of said beliefs.

    •  Nope. (13+ / 0-)

      That was Mayor Menino and Emmanuel distracting and hijacking the subject AWAY from this, the original point: Chick-Fil-A funds hate groups and if you eat there the profits you generate will fund hate groups.

      You're not being "oppressed" when another group gains rights you've always enjoyed.

      by Scott Wooledge on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 01:52:53 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, YOU Are Missing the Point (8+ / 0-)

      It's about a company's profits being used to finance hate groups whose sole purpose is to deny and/or take away the civil rights (and, ultimately, the very freedom) of law-abiding, tax-paying citizens whose existence doesn't affect them in the slightest.

      Read this for further background:

      http://thinkprogress.org/...

      Please eat the shitty chicken sandwich if you must. And know that your money is sponsoring acts against innocent people all over the world simply because the family that runs Shit-Fil-Hate thinks that Teh Ghey But-secks is Icky and gives Jeebus a sad.

      Never mind that Jesus doesn't say bupkus about gays and lesbians. NOTHING.

      And never mind that Chick-Fil-A sandwiches are frankly terrible. And full of stuff that's bad for you. And Cracker Cuisine of the worst order.

      -8.75,-8.00. 1,138 rights and responsibilities of civil marriage are denied married same-sex couples, and I demand that we get them. RIGHT. NOW.

      by CajunBoyLgb on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 01:59:49 PM PDT

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      •  yep (0+ / 0-)

        thats the way to bring people to your side of the argument.

        "resist we much" Al "not so sharp"ton - 2011 "they at all the pie" Al "not so sharp"ton - 2011

        by 2012ilovebarakdaddy2012 on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 02:04:33 PM PDT

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      •  You're doing it wrong. (2+ / 0-)
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        And Cracker Cuisine of the worst order
        This shit gets tolerated, even encouraged, and then we all gnash our teeth and ask what's wrong with Tennessee, and moan about West Virginians voting against their economic interests.

        When you say bigoted shit targeting a specific ethnic group, you repel them.  It doesn't even matter if what you advocate will help them.

        No one wants to support people who hate them because of who they are.

        That includes white people in poverty in clapboard shacks, too.

        All Cretans are sockpuppets. -- Epimenides the Cretan

        by JesseCW on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 03:14:15 PM PDT

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        •  TOO FUCKING BAD (3+ / 0-)
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          These are people who HATE US.

          These are people who are SPENDING MONEY TO TAKE AWAY AND DENY US OUR EQUAL RIGHTS.

          These are people who WANT TO PUT US IN JAIL. AND/OR DEPORT US. AND/OR HAVE US KILLED.

          All because they think their God doesn't like LGBTQE people. Many of them think that their God talks to them and expresses his hatred of LGBTQE folk.

          Last time I checked, people who follow the antisocial and/or mayhem-encouraging suggestions of invisible bipolar Sky-daddies normally don't get free chicken sandwiches. They usually get heavy tranquilizers and involuntary institutionalization.

          I refuse to accept that these cretins simply have a Bible-based "difference of opinion" with us LGBTQE folk regarding sexual orientation and civil rights.

          THEY WANT US DEAD.

          I call them what they are: SOCIOPATHS. PSYCHOTICS. DELUSIONAL, DANGEROUS FUNDAMENTALIST WHACKJOBS.

          I'm through playing nice with these idiots. They're a danger to the entire world. Face it.

          -8.75,-8.00. 1,138 rights and responsibilities of civil marriage are denied married same-sex couples, and I demand that we get them. RIGHT. NOW.

          by CajunBoyLgb on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 03:24:52 PM PDT

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      •  Cracker Cuisine of the worst order (0+ / 0-)

        having never heard of, much less seen, a chuk-a-fill-a, i assumed "cracker cuisine" was your moniker for a real item on chuckfilla's menu... a fsukney creation made of cracker crumbles.
        like rice krispie cakes or fried cheese sticks... or deepfat fried lard...

    •   (0+ / 0-)

      which politicians blocked legal for-profit or non-profit projects only because of beliefs?
      like these?
      http://www.aclu.org/...

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