Chick-Fil-A Gets Fileted

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When right winged radio and news organization like Fox try to spin the bigoted and homophobic comments as free speech and criticizes elected officials as being the bad entity, it tends to backfire and the liberal media seems to be flying high exposing the religious spew coming from the right. It is so bad that Republicans are calling upon their conservative LGBTQ members the Log Cabin…and their leader is responding.
Executive Director, Log Cabin Republican: R. Clarke Cooper is calling upon the conservative Christians LGBTQs to stop the boycott according to his post:

Enough about Chick-fil-A already. Yes, what Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy said about gay marriage “shaking a fist at God” was offensive, especially for gay people of faith. And yes, the parodies and memes were funny, the first dozen times around. With politicians and media seemingly on their side, some gay people feel like they have Chick-fil-A on the butcher’s block, and now’s the time to drop the cleaver. While the anti-Chick-fil-A crusade may score political points in the liberal enclaves of Boston and Chicago, where [Democratic] mayors are seeking to cast the restaurant chain into exile, in America’s heartland it is costing us hard-earned support among conservatives, moderates and independents. Municipal bans on private business also raise serious constitutional concerns.

Regardless of party, what allegiance does the Log Cabin have to LGBTQs? Even conservative LGBTQs? Usually, special interests groups tend to support those with the common belief to change things. During the 1980s, Japanese American activist group NCRR (National Coalition for Redress and Reparations) were lobbying for redress and reparation for more than 60,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were illegally incarcerated and placed into concentration camps during WWII.

Their goal was to pass H.R. 442, the Civil Liberties Act of 1987. The bill passed in both the House and Senate, and former President Ronald Reagan signed the bill to law P.L. 100-383. The NCRR concentrated on the one goal and accomplished it successfully. NCRR (Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress) changed their name and are now concentrating on civil rights, with an emphasis on the Japanese American community.

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Yet the Log Cabin Republicans tend to not follow that approach and fail to make any effort to work with any LGBTQ groups promoting rights and fighting against prejudice of people who marry, love, live with someone of the same sex. On Facebook, there was a Log Cabin Group who promoted common law and not marriage. Not demanding equality, but a separate but equal-type relationship.

Were they disillusioned by DADT (which President Obama overturned) or DOMA (which the Obama administration want to overturn) or is their goal merely to be accepted in the RNC as an abused child, and are willing to be accepted by donating to the RNC or are leaders like Cooper who appears to be merely in it for the finance?  But the comments made by Cooper is incorrect.

First of all, any municipality can ban any corporation it deems not acceptable to the community in which the business want to reside in. Apparently, Cooper failed to remember the 9/11 Mosque? Funny though how the right winged Christians conveniently forgot the 9/11 sex shop.

Why is it that no one from the Log Cabin stood up to the right winger hate mongering and question the Constitutionality of banning Mosques? Even former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in a back-handed way supports banning corporations. A church, mosque or temple is a nonprofit corporation, and if Cain and the rest of the dredge from the Republican party support banning of religious places, then it’s all fair game.

Secondly: Being a corporation is not a Constitutional right but a privilege. This privilege extends the employers: tax breaks, the use of the commons, use of clean water, electricity, clean air, prompt first responders, while their ultimate goal is to make a profit. And corporation are not human being. California for example bans discrimination against LGBTQs and the basic philosophy goes against the visions long-held by the people of California…where everyone is created equal.

Yet I find it ironic that the fearless leader of the Log Cabin is standing with Chick-Fil-A and their homophobic philosophy, and blames Democratic mayors for the protests. Really? According to the group YouGov formerly PollingPoint, an apolitical survey group seems to think otherwise:

http://www.brandindex.com/sites/www.brandindex.com/files/Chick-Fil-A%20vs.%20QSR%20Top%20National%20Sector-%20Recent%20Fast%20Food%20Eaters%20Index%20scores.jpg?1343403550
Chick-Fil-A Customers

Full disclosure: I am a pollster for YouGov but did not participate in this survey. But many of the pollsters anonymously choose their answers. And apparently, the bigoted comments seems to be taking a toll on sales. Even if Chick-Fil-A is a private corporation, poor sales would still hurt their bottom line. And regardless of who is trying to defend the religious intolerance of LGBTQs, it just goes to show that we on the left can make things happen…even without the government intervention.

Liberal and progressive shows are speaking about this and the impact from talk shows and blogs reach deeply into the depth of the psyche of the average person. Even PoliticusUSA makes an impact, and there are more supporters for LGBTQ rights than there are the hate-monsters out there. Because, when the right speak and vomit their violence, more people are retaliating and making their voices heard…ask Rush Limbaugh. I’m sure that Clear Channel is doing their best to staunch the bleeding Limbaugh created.

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19 Replies to “Chick-Fil-A Gets Fileted”

  1. Has it occurred to you that HE created all of us…black white gay straight, Jew Catholic…we are all one people created by one Creator. His Son asked us to love, just to love. Not to hate, but to love. And frankly, if you are reading anything but His words, and Jesus never said anything about shunning the gay community, you are relying on some pastor’s interpretation. Don’t you think if Jesus had said anything against gays, it would have been included in one version or another? It isn’t there. The words against women and gays are not from Jesus, but from man. Big difference.

  2. What must it be like to be a Log Cabin Republican?

    You watch while a Democratic president gets rid of the onerous DADT.
    You watch as a Democratic president enacts laws to allow gay partners
    entrance to their loved ones hospital rooms and be insured on each others health care policies and a myriad of other acts of social justice denied previously.
    You watch while a Democratic president tells the world he believes in marriage equality because it is the right thing to do.
    You watch while the Democrats put marriage equality on their convention platform.

    If you are a Log Cabin Republican you watch these things as your own party vilifies your love, demonizes your wants and needs and calls you sub-human and akin to pedophiles and rapists. And the political leaders of your party are probably personal friends to many gay men and woman who they supposedly respect and or love. Yet these same politicians (Dick Cheney) won’t lift a finger to enact equal treatment under the law for you.

    Why would any self-respecting LGBT person call the GOP THEIR party?

  3. The Log Cabins are like Chickens voting for Colonel Sanders and must have quite an agenda to be subjected to such verbal castigation and be down with it.

    It’s creepy. Especially since republicons are teabaggers now/aka/lying POS.

  4. Oh, really?

    You sure DO NOT know your own Bible.

    The OT is full of references to God changing his mind… of God REPENTING.

  5. Just remember… it’s real easy to walk past their restaurant to another fried chicken joint that doesn’t think some people are more equal than others.

  6. Do any bloggers here have a chart or graph for General Mills? I notice Fox was all on board for boycotting them for being pro gay marriage. I just wanted to see if the hypocrites were having any effect at all.

  7. Are you aware John that the owner has also admitted to firing pregnant employees solely to force them to become stay at home mothers “as God intended”? But I am sure you are okay with the complete dismantling of a person’s career as long as they are forced to become what some nutcase thinks is the proper role for them?

  8. I’m a Christian, and I must say that LGBTQ Americans and gay marriage don’t offend me in any way. My first cousin is a lesbian, she’s never hurt anyone, and Elaine is one of the nicest people I know. I don’t understand the Christians who take it upon themselves to speak for God. The New Testament states that no man has the right to determine what is in another man’s heart, or the right to say they know what is in God’s mind. I find it frustrating that some Christians violate both of these teachings on a regular basis and find nothing wrong with doing it. I read my Bible everyday, and I’ve never read that God or Jesus condemns homosexuals. What many Christians take as the “word of God” are really the words of those who wrote the Bible. Not even they received any direct word(s) from God or Jesus that can be used to condemn LGBTQ persons. I imagine that many of these anti-gay Christians would have a hissy fit if they knew that the early Christian churches not only didn’t condemn homosexuals, their officials married them!

  9. Homosexuality is allegedly considered a sin in the book of Leviticus and punishable by death.
    While punished in different manners, all sin is equally wrong according to Romans.
    Why are Christians so hot and bothered about Homosexuality but not concerned with Anything else in Leviticus?

    Also punishable by death-
    Any person who curseth his mother or father, must be killed. (Leviticus 20:9)
    If a man cheats on his wife, or vise versa, both the man and the woman must die. (Leviticus 20:10)
    Psychics, wizards, and so on are to be stoned to death. (Leviticus 20:27)
    If a priest’s daughter is a whore, she is to be burnt at the stake. (Leviticus 21:9)
    Anyone who curses or blasphemes God, should be stoned to death by the community. (Leviticus 24:14-16)

    Seriously. Someone explain to me why Homosexuality is such a big deal, but none of these other sins are.
    I haven’t even bothered listing all the weird death laws in Deuteronomy.

    Ok, ok, just one.

    Kill anyone with a different religion. (Deuteronomy 17:2-7

  10. Solely on the basis of homophobia and the Log Cabin’s hypocrisy…maybe stories like these would bring them over to the light…I have to try :)

  11. This morning I am disgusted to the point of feeling ill. The (known dominionist) churches in this area are starting a big move to try to protect Chic-Fil-A because the company supports hate and people like us have refused to purchase their products.

    http://www.theledger.com/article/20120731/NEWS/120739842?tc=cr&tc=ar

    I’ve been trying to let people know that who they do business with does matter… and no matter how “tasty” their products, if people buy them they’re pouring their money into the coffers of either hate groups or churches whose goal is taking over the world “for Jesus” (for their preachers). It’s amazing how resistant people are to the idea that a company can be so bad when their products are so liked… people have gotten mad at me for refusing to go along with getting food at Chic-Fil-A because “It’s so tasty!” and “It’s just another food chain!” (Shades of the often-heard “But it’s a CHURCH, it can’t be THAT BAD!!!” I regularly hear.)

    I’ve known they were bad news for at least a couple of years now. People who were dissing the knowledge as “conspiracy theory stuff” – all I can say to them is “I told you so!”

    Another “bad news” company is “Hobby Lobby”. There are others. (It might be a good idea for someone to compile a list of bad-news dominionist companies.)

    I fear for my LGBT friends anyway because of the atmosphere in this area, and feel especially bad for them (some have been forced to flee the county because of the threats and hate they personally experienced). To awake to this bit of news… although I rather expect that they’re used to it by now, knowing this area.

  12. Driving to school today… there was at least one sign on a church supporting Chic-Fil-A along the way. I also pass one of those restaurants, and there was a line of 20 vehicles outside of it waiting to go through (half blocking traffic on a major road).

    They’re mobilizing to support bigotry. I guess I’m not surprised, but I AM concerned. They’re getting more and more vocal and activist and threatening.

    I’d hoped that their anti-boycott would be a fizzle, but if what I saw is any sign…

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