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135 Comments

  1. Ash
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Loves it. :)

  2. GZeus
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Is this the National Organization for Marriage, or the National Organization for Chick Fil A?

  3. Jason
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    The chick fil A in Wilson NC has traffic backed up for over half a mile. It is amazing. I have never seen so many cars and so much traffic blocked from people going to Chick-fil-A. Praise the Lord.

  4. Good News
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Wow!

    Is there something happening in America?

    Amen, amen, amen!

    -I love the truck parked out in front of Starbucks.
    -And the MacDonald's sign is just to much for words. Its got a whole lot of love written all over it!

    Thanks for allowing me to take part in this life giving parade of respect and beauty. Man, at his best.
    Keep it coming.
    August 1st, 2012: Thank you America!

  5. SC Guy
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    This is wonderful to see this! It once again shows the sleazy lies that the media and liberals propagate to suggest that Americans support SSM.

    As for CFA, I plan to get dinner their tonight to support traditional marriage!!

  6. Zack
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately I cannot attend. However I will eat there possibly next week.

  7. Renee
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/15241/meninos-massachusetts-chicken-sandwich-stimulus

    Massachusetts well represented

  8. Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Great pics!

    @GoodNews #4: Yup. This is the one. Who knows why? The Cathys' simply stood up and would not be backed down.

    Whatever reason, this is the game-changer.

    The issue now becomes a sociological phenomenon, one which will decide the next election.

    Thank God!

  9. Jeremiah Mutty
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    That McDonalds sign is forged using http://www.says-it.com/ I am pro-family all the way, but I would take it down before our credibility is questioned. Love you guys and the work you do!

  10. Kathy Dobrowolski
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    How much you wanna bet none of this makes national news tonight???

  11. Gina
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Amen, God soil be the ultimate winner in all of this as all Christians and Americans who believe and support Gods laws for all of us. God bless all and Chick-fil-a!!!!!

  12. leo
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Love the Mcdonald's pic!

  13. Randy
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Now, We have seen what takes place when companies support 1 man and 1 woman marriage and we have seen what happends when companies support gay marriage. The companies that support gay marriage goes down like JCPenny has done while a company that supports 1 man and 1 woman goes up.

  14. JR
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I imagine one McDonald's franchisee is going to have some explaining to do for not remaining neutral.

  15. Valerie
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Seeing these pictures brings tears to my eyes. There isn't a Chik Fil A anywhere near where I live, but I am there in spirit!!! This is an amazing phenomenon and says alot about the people in our country!! Amazing, simply amazing!!! God bless everyone!

  16. TC Matthews
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Actually JR, the McDonalds picture is just a funnery someone created in photoshop. McDonalds lost their neutrality years ago when they came out calling pro-family position "hateful".

    "Throwing out any pretense of being neutral in the culture war, McDonald’s has taken up the rhetoric of gay activists, suggesting those who oppose same-sex “marriage” (SSM) are motivated by hate.

    AFA has asked for a boycott of McDonald’s restaurants because of the company’s promotion of the gay agenda. AFA asked McDonald’s to remain neutral in the culture war. McDonald’s refused.

    In response to the boycott, McDonald’s spokesman Bill Whitman suggested to the Washington Post that those who oppose SSM ["same-sex marriage"] are motivated by hate, saying “…hatred has no place in our culture.” McDonald’s has decided to adopt the “hate” theme used by homosexual activist groups for years.

    Whitman went on to say, “We stand by and support our people to live and work in a society free of discrimination and harassment.” Mr. Whitman has intentionally avoided addressing the reason for the boycott. This boycott is not about hiring gays or how gay employees are treated. It is about McDonald’s choosing to put the full weight of their corporation behind promoting their agenda.

    McDonald’s donated $20,000 to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in exchange for membership and a seat on the group’s board of directors. The NGLCC lobbies Congress in support of same-sex “marriage.”

    McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner said the company will promote issues they approve. “Being a socially responsible organization is a fundamental part of who we are. We have an obligation to use our size and resources to make a difference in the world…and we do.”" http://americansfortruth.com/2008/07/14/ronald-mcdonald-anti-christian-bigot-mcdonalds-suggests-pro-family-advocates-motivated-by-hate/

  17. TC Matthews
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    We've avoided McDonalds for years. No need to go there.

  18. Dan
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Wow!! Go Chick-fil-A! Take note all you other business whose parking lots are being taken up by Chick-Fil-A's customers!! Let it be an example to you of how the American people will support you if you support God's ways. Turn your back on Him, His ways, and His definition of marriage and watch your business struggle just as other businesses are that snubbed their noses at Him. Your choice.

    Time to go international too, if you haven't already, Chick-Fil-A! There are so many other countries that want your values in an American business on their soil. You'll do very well globally! Now is your time. With no other fast food company standing up for true marriage, it's all yours for the taking!

    Will be there tonight and buy more than needed to give away to someone in need of of a free, tasty meal because the only thing better than supporting one good cause is supporting two while you're at it. :)

  19. Andrew
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Good on Chick Fil A! It's so good to see people standing up and taking a position for what's right.

  20. Dan
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the info, TC. Will be sure now to always drive on past McDonald's and head over to Chick-Fil-A whenever hankering for fast food! :)

  21. Good News
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    @Renee
    Thanks for the link. I just can't get enough.

    @Jeremiah
    Okay Jeremiah, they got me. And my smile is feeling a little bit cheap right now... But I just can't wipe it off my face. Just let me hold it fort a few more minutes. This time for the creative tricky little artist who put the whole thing together. Its bringing health to my bones.

    - I replace my MacDonald's second place favorite with the one with “the sisters... and the sisters”. Photoshop or no photoshop.

  22. Donna
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    We stopped eating at McDonalds in 2008 when we found out they were advancing the gay agenda. I am so proud of Americans for using this tool to show their support of true marriage (religious or not) and their various relgious beliefs and the right to stand proudly for them and not be bullied into feeling ashamed. I am so glad that this has all happened. It truly is an changing point. I think the gay communities in the large cities don't have a clue about what the rest of the country really believes in. This may open up their eyes.

  23. AM
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    And the oppostion? Classy as ever:
    http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/582561/Bomb-threat-called-in-to-Chick-fil-A-in-Martinsburg.html?nav=5222

  24. Andrew
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I remember that McDonald's boycott back in 08, but from what I remember, they pulled back on their LGBT activism and decided to be neutral again. Just goes to show what power we have when we stand together. http://www.thevoicemagazine.com/culture/society/mcdonalds-pulls-plug-on-pro-gay-marriage-push.html

  25. Dan
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I hope this gets continued into a regular event. Let's not let this be a one time thing. Let's give Chick-Fil-A record sales year-round, not just one record quarter.

  26. Elisa
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    To those living in the metro DC area, the Chick A Fil support day was mentioned on WTOP this morning! :)

  27. Andrew
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Bomb threats? Seriously? I love how they say, "The fast-food chain has come under fire recently for comments made by its president, Dan Cathy, to the Baptist Press. According to an Associated Press report, today has been declared "National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" by supporters of traditional marriage. However, it is unknown if the threat against the local restaurant is related."

  28. debbie everhart
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    We live in Wellsburg WV, I wish we had a Chick-fil-A here. It would be wonderful, whenever we see one we always stop. Keep up your fight, we are all behind you. May God Bless You

  29. Mary
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome! When will government see that Americans have beliefs, and majority rules!

  30. Denise
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Mike Huckabee just announced this will be a reoccurring event. Next Chick-Fil-A appreciation day - November 6!

  31. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Just returned from a great lunch with friends at Chick-Fil-A. The place was packed, average wait time was 30 minutes, but nobody cared. The mood was festive. Everyone seemed to know that today was an important day. :)

  32. Son of Adam
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    I swear, you can't possibly buy publicity like this! If this keeps up, Chick-fil-a will be even bigger than McDonalds!

  33. TC Matthews
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Right on Denise!

  34. fredb
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Businesses should take note of this as an example of what happens when you are pro-family. Hopefully we will see a wave of businesses adopting similar policies to Chick-Fil-A and renouncing erroneous anti-family policies that some like amazon, starbucks and others have adopted. I had chick-fil-a earlier this week and plan to eat there more than normal next week but unfortunately had business meeting that prevented me from attending today. It is nice to have a restaurant that you can feel safe taking your kids to.

  35. Austin
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    "Majority RULES!" as heard by a gay man:

    Because the majority in America are Christian, the majority of people who vote are Christian. Therefore, I will never be accepted, I will never have equal rights, I will always be labeled a sinner for loving someone, I will never enjoy the same rights that are bestowed on straight couples.

    You may be the majority, but Christ himself would never enact laws to harm his fellow man.

  36. Raynd
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Austin, you can have relations with anyone you want, within the law. You can even have benefits, in fact, many states give all the benefits they have to give to civil unions and domestic partnerships. No problem. What you CAN'T have, is moral correctness. You can't force people to agree with what you choose to do.

    Love the sinner, but you don't have to agree with him.

  37. Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Austin:

    You will never be denied any constitutional liberty, but then again, you will never persuade a Christian to believe you and disbelieve God.

    No chance at all there- you might pick off the weak Christians, but they will come right back home when the sense of "historical inevitability"-which has always been the key psychological strategy of the marriage corruption movement- is demolished (and it is being demolished in front of your eyes right now).

    Austin, what you do when faced with the teachings of Christ is your business.

    What you do in the bedroom is your business.

    Try and turn it into a movement top destroy marriage, children, and families?

    Now it's *our* business.

  38. OvercameSSA
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Just watched a segment about CFA on the TV news; this is a big deal! They interviewed some of the patrons who said that they were there in support of free speech, freedom of religion, and freedom to do business.

    Good to see Americans who understand what America is about and who are willing to come out and show their support for American values.

  39. Rover Serton
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps the marriage bus tour should learn from this. Offer food.

    CFA gave money to the FRC that wants Ugandans to kill gay people via new laws. That is why I don't support FRC or their friends.

    To support is one thing, to openly work to kill gays in other countries is why i'll never eat at this place. To pretend tolerance here since it will be accepted while selling murder where IT is accepted is what I dislike.

    Rover.

  40. Lefty
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    This is the second time recently that the lavender mafia has picked the wrong fight and wound up losing control of the message when their targets have failed to give up and back down as they were supposed to do. This also happened during the Dharun Ravi case, when Ravi's community stood by him and the attempt to make a harsh example of him in court ultimately failed.

  41. Diego
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    This is the last kicks that hate in this country will give. Every one should have the same rights in this Country. This restaurant has been giving money to keep gay people from having the same rights. Shame on the bigots that spend money on such a hateful cause.

  42. Greg
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Lefty, you are absolutely out of your gourd, Bigot.

  43. Raynd
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    One thing CFA doesn't sell is sour grapes. Freedom for all! But, when in doubt, call names right?

  44. RC
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!! A deep fat Fried Bigot party!

  45. Peter Thomas
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I see a lot of news here over the past few days about Chick Fil A. But has anybody noticed other news of the world?

    Today, Judge Vanessa Bryant, a George W. Bush appointee to the District Court of Connecticut, struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional today in Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management, a case brought by Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) in November 2010. In her ruling, Judge Bryant writes,
    “Having considered the purported rational bases proffered by both BLAG and Congress and concluded that such objectives bear no rational relationship to Section 3 of DOMA as a legislative scheme, the Court finds that no conceivable rational basis exists for the provision [DOMA]. The provision therefore violates the equal protection principles incorporated in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

    Chick Fil A can sell as many sandwiches as they want, but DOMA will soon be defeated in court.

  46. Amanda
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Those who would call names rather than participate in the discussion just show themselves for what they really are. Intolerant.

    This issue isn't about calling names, it's about supporting family, freedom, and choice. Try to elevate your level of discussion, even if you are just trolls and detractors.

  47. Janet Manecke
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    I was just trying to run to the office supply store today on my lunch break in chandler, az and got caught in this incredible traffic jam and couldn't figure out what was going on, until I got closer and realized it was people in line for Chick-fil-A! I was moved to tears to see so many cars and people waiting in line! It was beautiful!

  48. Mian Lee
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Hooray for Freedom! You guys are doing so great!

  49. Valerie
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    This is so much more than marriage equality...whatever THAT means. This is about Freedom of Speech and Religion. Wake up and smell the chik'n!!! I like the previous comment about love the sinner, but you don't have to agree. You can't force people to go against their Christian beliefs. And I do believe that the majority has spoken. Someone, also already said, that other businesses should pay attention to this momentous day! Kudos to those patrons who also bought food for the hungry!!

  50. Mian Lee
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Marriage is between a man and a woman. It's what makes society strong-- strong families make strong society. Goodness knows we could use strength in our society. Thanks CFA, the baker, Leatherby's and all those who stand up for marriage to support those who are coming under fire for their beliefs in family. It's a beautiful thing.

  51. Javon
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    We have the right to express our personal Christian views without fear of retaliation. I'm glad to see we can at least agree on that. Go CFA!

  52. Good News
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I am not a Christian nor of any religion.

    "Marriage is between a man and a woman."
    "Marriage is between a man and a woman."
    "Marriage is between a man and a woman."

  53. Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    It is awesome to see how many new contributors are speaking up on this thread.

    I waited until 3:30, figuring the lines would be down by then.

    I was wrong :-)

    This is truly amazing, what is happening with this.

    Darned good sandwich btw.........

  54. leo
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Austin said:
    "Therefore, I will never be accepted, I will never have equal rights, I will always be labeled a sinner for loving someone, I will never enjoy the same rights that are bestowed on straight couples."

    Austin, the problem with your statement and notion as well as others like you, you remain under the delusion that you are like "straight people" ( as a homosexualist ), not to say you can't be but choose not to. What is different and separate can never be equal; different forms of unions are not meant to be treated the same. Would you treat your relationship with a family member the same way you treat your friends, or your mate? Of course you would not... The fact of the matter, SSM is the opposite of marriage between a man and woman, in principle and cultivation. M/F marriage serves as a good to all societies in the world and should be treated with that respect, while SSM does not.
    Actually, SSM devalues the long existing marriage culture. It isn’t broke nor do we need or want your idea of fixing it...

  55. Randy E King
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    The wife and I just got in from our 1.5 hour trek to Chick-fil-A in Long Beach, CA. The lines had doubled in size by the time we got out of there - they had sold out of chicken salad.

    @Peter Thomas,

    That ruling was from the 1st Circuit and that District Judge based her opinion on the recent 1st Circuit Appellate opinion that chose to ignore SCOTUS guidance in favor of their belief that the current SCOTUS might choose to reverse Baker v. Nelson; not going to happen.

  56. Marie
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I ordered the bumper sticker.

    http://shopchick-fil-a.com/default.aspx?act=catalog.aspx&catalogid=963&description=&browse=&MenuGroup=Home

    :-)

  57. anthny
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I find it a bit hypocritical that that this site comes to the defense of Chick-fil-A's 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech and acts appalled at any mention of boycotts and protests by the left/liberals, while at the same time promoting links to petitions to boycott companies who exercised the very same 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech to support Gay marriage. Can't have it both ways.

  58. anthony
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    <>

    Fear if retaliation from government, not from everyday citizens who choose to execerise the very same freedom of speech and to peaceably assemble against Chick-fil-A. Just Saying.

  59. Janine
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    So the "No H8" crowd isn't against hate; they just want to make sure you hate the right people...

  60. Pocketharpy
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    There was supposed to be a counter protest today. Supporters of same sex marriage were supposed to go to Chick-fil-A and just order water - for free. I didn't see anyone just ordering water at the Chick-fil-A I went to but I have a Facebook friend who said she waited in a very long line to order her protest water. She indicated she was disappointed in the number of other water protesters there. (I suspect she was the only one.) And I imagine she walked away with her free water in a Chick-fil-A cup. I don't know what she thinks she accomplished by that.

    I don't think the SSM supporters have thought things through very well. I mean, what do they expect to accomplish with the Kiss In on Friday? To show everybody what miscreants they are? To rile up the CFA supporters even more so they give CFA even more money? They ought to quit while they're behind. They were owned today!

  61. Zack
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    http://www.jamesallenshow.com/hey-chick-fil-a-boycotters-what-about-opec-putting-homosexuals-to-death

  62. Marie
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Exactly Pocketharpy, and did you see the muck Wendy's stepped in today trying to appease the bullies?

    http://twitchy.com/2012/08/01/fail-corporate-wendys-caves-to-tolerance-tyrants-implies-chick-fil-a-discriminates/

  63. Pocketharpy
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    I was not able to go to my neighborhood Chick-fil-A today because the traffic had become such an issue that the police were waving us past the store. The parking lot was jammed. We could not get in. There were 4 police cars at the intersection just outside the CFA and there were a few more blocking the entrances to the parking lots of neighboring businesses. It was way too hot to walk, so I went to a CFA in a much smaller town. It was 2:30 when I got there. The drive-thru line was wrapped around the building and out into the street. I went inside. The line wasn't very long but by the time I finished eating it was going out the door. I timed it just right.

    It was such a fun experience! Everyone was polite and cheerful. I don't think anyone was expecting it to be this big. It did my heart good. Maybe politicians will now think twice before they claim that Christians don't have the right values to open businesses in their towns...

  64. AM
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Pocketharpy
    I heard reports that CFA employees were going around handing out water to people waiting in line. Maybe this was their clever response to the "water"counter protest. :-)

    As for the planned kiss in protest? Yeah, talk about doubling down on stupid.

  65. This Chik-Fil-A thing is really not about gay marr
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    This Chik-Fil-A thing is really not about gay marriage... it is an outward manifestation of the disgust that the average American is feeling about all three levels of government, both parties, and fact that the Liberals are always trying to cram their beliefs down our throats and outlaw ours. Most people are tired of our honor students being suspended for wearing American flag shirts to school, for high school coaches being fired for saying a prayer with the team before a big game, for always being called racist and homophobe because you disagree with someone, for our president to be living like a king off our dime when he has caused us all hardships, for Facebook and Twitter sensoring conservative profiles, for the IRS being given so much power and authority, for the ptesident appointing radical Czars that answer only to him, for each of us who are watching our rights and freedoms get whittled away before our very eyes because people do not do any research, for the hate filled first lady who wants to take away salt and fast food when her and her husband are always stuffing their faces then have a beer and smoke, and for the radical leftist media that has actually become the propaganda wing of the Democrat party. Enjoy your Chik-Fil-A!!!

  66. Bart
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Lines at CFA out into the parking lot. In Los Angeles county!

  67. Publius
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quote in the media today

    “In Barboursville, West Virginia, Brett Walker said, "the scene at Chick-fil-A seemed like a massive silent protest."

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/01/us/chick-fil-a-appreciation/index.html

    A massive silent protest, indeed.

  68. SC Guy
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Well, my story today is I went to go get dinner for Chick Fil A here in South Carolina and it was very crowded and the drive thru was swamped. I heard from my dad later that the cars were backed out into the street.

    Go traditional marriage! I hope this is a snapshot of conservatives flocking to the polls in November to replace our anti-traditional marriage president.

  69. Jasper
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Mr. Emanuel on inadvertently winning chicken salesman of the year.

  70. Maryanne May
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    No kidding. America ate chicken today-- Rahm Emanuel ate crow. What a great day for families and freedom!

  71. Ane
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    This is great. Chickfila is still booming on the west coast!!! Every parking lot in the area is full! They got tables and chairs outside...its that serious! So awesome.

  72. BEVERLY J. SCHOEN
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Living in Green Bay, WI, I never even heard of Chick-fil-A until now! Free Advertising is great!! Couldn't afford to buy this "good" publicity. Therefore, you have my support in words and not in mouth! haha

  73. Posted August 2, 2012 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    @Jasper #69:

    Zing! :-)

  74. Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Merci, merci, merci! Si tous les chrétiens du monde se donnaient la main... Que Dieu bénisse l'Amérique! God bless you!

  75. Eric ktf
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Hello from a French,

    you are the America that we respect.

    May God give us your cohesion.

    Congratulations, be, last.

  76. Dorcy
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    I was almost giving up on America with the values being screwed up everyday and things getting sicker and sicker.........this just gave me hope!! Kudos to all Americans supporting Chick Fil A!!!

  77. Michelle Roberts
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    I hope the employees got a big bonus.

  78. Ash
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    "America ate chicken today--Rahm Emanuel ate crow."

    Loves it, Maryanne! :)

  79. Randy E King
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Marriage corruption supporters are acting like someone just ate their lunch. ;)

  80. Good News
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    @ leo #54
    Very nice. Thank you. (Worth holding onto.)

    @ 65 You said it!

  81. Austin
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    @leo

    dude, you're disgusting. You insult my family and expect me to tolerate you? Go jump off a cliff, bigot

  82. Austin
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    "you will never be denied rights"

    Right. Just like in 2003, when I was in an accident and my partner couldnt visit me in the hospital.

    Or the fact that should I die, my partner will never get the estate tax exepmtion for a spouse, my SS benefits, or be presumed to be my heir by law.

    Or the fact that I can still to this day be fired for being gay.

    Every SINGLE argument against the GOVERNMENT treating my marriage the same UNDER THE LAW has had a religious motivation or connection. I am not Christian, stop trying to force me to live under your theology.

    If my relationship were granted the same rights as married couples are afforded today, nothing about straight marriage would change. NOTHING.

    I love seeing the pictures of the supporters from yesterday, at least I know that once the boomer generation goes to that Chick-Fil-A in the sky, the people who actually follow Christ's golden rule will treat their fellow man with respect and dignity.

    Hiding behind religious views in order to discriminate is hypocritical and cowardly. "Oh, I love you, truly. I just want to make your life as hard as I possibly can because youre a sinner"

  83. eliasasm
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Hate and ignorance thrives in America and you all are proud of it. Sad day for us all.

  84. Randy E King
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    @Austin

    "I am not Christian, stop trying to force me to live under your theology. "

    And over 80% of the population of this country our self professed Christians; so stop demanding we be subjugated to your tyranny. If you truly believed your depravity was moral you would not be demanding it be declared that which it was incapable of being.

    In your quest to cultivate willing victims you failed to recognize the fact that you left the house sans clothing; as in “The Emperor has no clothes.”

    note: we will leave your blatant lies and falsehoods fo another day - how about the 1st week in November?

  85. Lefty
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Don't worry about me, Greg. I'm not important. Worry about the mindset that keeps driving your side to needless antagonism with the general public.

  86. leo
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Good News:

    Thank you for the good news and shoutout! lol

    I would also like to give a shoutout to all of my NOM brothers and sisters, NOM's staff, new members.Symbolically,thanks for attending a great party, whether you were with us all physically @ your local Chick-fil-A for their delicious food, or blogging here from your home or cell, to give "thanks" to CFA, or sharing your CFA restaurant experience, thanks for participating in a very special day on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day!

    STAY THE COURSE, FIGHT FOR TRUTH, AND STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY...

    NOTE: pray for poster Austin @ 82, he needs help!

  87. Publius
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t make it to Chick-fil-A yesterday, but I beat the crowds by going twice last week. I am very satisfied with their product and the First Amendment.

    Re 82 “nothing about straight marriage would change.”

    Actually, the very definition of marriage would change. Marriage would be de-gendered. Marriage would lose its intergenerational focus. It would be changed to friendships with federal benefits. The essential public purpose of marriage would be changed. See http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the_essential_public_purpose_of_marriage/

    See also
    http://tech.mit.edu/V124/N5/kolasinski.5c.html

    and

    http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/a-secular-case-against-gay-marriage/

    I actually favor liberal hospitalization rights and the ability to write your own will to determine who gets your property. Many states have employment protections. I have no problem with that. I would like to see employment protections for free speech rights.

    As for Social Security, singles don’t get to designate someone to receive their Social Security benefits. The only way we could make it equal for singles (who presumably have rights, too!) would be to make it a private pension with designated beneficiaries.

  88. john c
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Never heard of Chick Fil A until about a week ago. (Don't watch TV and don't venture too far locally as all the routes out are heavily tolled now.) But I will be traveling next week across Oregon and Washington and will seek out as many Chick Fil A's as I can.

  89. Mark
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Here is the long line from Las Cruces, NM: http://on.fb.me/QwqYxa

  90. Sunni
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    If Cathy had not had the courage to rise above our collective silence on issues that we prefer "polite silence," this outpouring of visible support nationwide would never have occurred. Tipping points. All it takes is a brave soul to effect a change. What can all of us here do to continue this momentum? We should think on it and, most important, act!

    I am not a bigot. I have homosexual friends and colleagues. I wish we would work diligently to teach respect for all humans. But I don't believe that if Jesus returned to earth, came to America and found Himself in the midst of a movement that believes men can marry men and women can marry women that Jesus would be enlightened. I don't believe that Jesus would be enlightened if He listened to these Mayors advocating discrimination against a business because the owner exercised his right to voice his views. Gays want us to change our views by thinking that if they make us uncomfortable by calling us bigots that we'll change our minds. Well, I didn't create marriage. The state did not create marriage. Religion did not create marriage. No, it was nature millions of years ago that created the male and female body in such a unique way that it can merge during sexual intercourse to become one in a manner that no man or woman can ever do with their same sex partners. Gays can not have marital sexual intimacy so it's impossible for them to marry in the way that nature intended -- as the step towards pro-creation, family and the contributing of male and female aspects to the family unit. I will continue to support domestic relationships but marriage -- no.

  91. scragsma
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Wish I could've participated. There are NO Chick-fil-As in Washington State...

  92. Randy E King
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    "The silent majority has awoken, and they are pissed off!"

    http://wakeupblackamerica.blogspot.com/2012/08/chick-fil-appreciation-day-was-collasal.html

    The left is conspicuous in their silence on this subject; in their utter refusal to acknowledge the message sent yesterday in no uncertain terms.

    "Pay no attention to that man behind the green curtain" is not the right campaign slogan to rest you hat on at this stage of the game. One would think the Democrat mascot was an Ostrich; as opposed to the obstinate Ass they are so proud of.

  93. beverly christy
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    had no idea McDonald's was a pro gay company.... im going to look up where chic fila restaurant in my area and make a point to go there this week....and in the future. I remember when Publix stores were closed on Sunday and how i respected that. ...

  94. I Know You Will Censor This
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow. That is one of the most depressing sets of photographs I have ever seen. So much hate. And so much excitement about discriminating against families and attacking innocent children.

    Shameful.

  95. Eastergf
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    We were sooooooooooooooooo happy to support and eat the great Chik-Fil-A! What an awesome feeling to be part of such a massive STATEMENT!!!

  96. Fitz
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Randy E King

    Wasn't it you who said something the other day about "Awakning the Sleeping Giant.."?

    No......?

  97. Daniel
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    So encouraging to see these pics from overseas, where I'm stationed. Keep standing for what's right! America, draw near to God and He will draw near to you!

  98. Steven Turner
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Richard Nixon referred to the silent majority on November 3, 1969. This is the orderly, confident, enthusiastic, moral majority...all over the country!

  99. Oyebade
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    We praise God for the support Chilk-fil-A had for traditional marriage. May the Lord bless the business beyond human comprehension in Jesus name.

  100. Lawrence
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Went to Paramus NJ. store. Got there late (almost 9pm) and the line was still a mile long! The people were calmly waiting and no one was leaving. I did not wait, but will return to eat there in support of the Cathy family. I was glad to see that the people that turned out were from all walks of like. The whole scene boosted my hope for America!

  101. Byrd
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Long live Chick Fil A!!!!!!

  102. yaelra
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    T-shirt idea:

    Hey Democrats:" America's chickens have come home to roost!!"

    or

    "Don't be chicken! Stand up to Democrat bullies!

  103. Preserve Marriage
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Chick-fil-A gave to causes that opposed redefining marriage.

    Cathy said marriage was between a man and a woman.

    The marriage redefinition movement went crazy. Politicians tried to get some homosexual campaign contributions by saying they'd ban Chick-fil-A, knowing they couldn't. SSM advocates announced a boycott.

    Huckabee said let's counter all this with a Chick-fil-A appreciation day.

    Yesterday, throngs of customers lined up all around the country to support Cathy/ Chick-fil-A.

    Homosexual reporters in the mainstream media can spin it any way they want. Those are the facts. And they are undisputed.

  104. leo
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    As for the opposition (gay opponents) protest, this Friday, I thank all Chick-fil-A operations should close down until the ridiculous “Kissing In" perversion event, in protest of CFA's stands on marriage, is over. This is just another form of bullying by the so-call victims of bullying, opposition that should be part of the local authority's jurisdiction. If gay groups are planning to disrupt the restaurant owner’s business by lewd or sexual behavior, the chain owners has the right and should call the police to prevent from happening. Last time I check intentionally disrupting the owner's business is either a misdemeanor or a crime. In any event, conduct deemed harassment, unlawful conduct or unlawful disruption of your business should be reported to the local authorities.

    Please SPREAD the word be for it’s too late… tweet it to a willing friend, or call your local CFA, let them know their options to protect their business and customers. They are innocent bystanders caught in a cross fire… ARE YOU WITH ME, make that call or pass on this message to others! Also, post your thoughts on the issue. I thank we need about 100 people to make that call, help divert an embarrassing and ugly event for CFA owners and their employees… will you help????????????

    Starting tomorrow morning, Fri at 9am, I will attempt to call as many CFA restaurants as I possibly can, warning the owner to be prepared for the unexpected , and don't hesitate to call their local police in preparation for a Gay protest, using bullying tactics and causing disruption of their business and scaring customers away. This is what I'm planning to do before going in to work tomorrow...

  105. Randy E King
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    @Jean-Charles,

    "Merci, merci, merci! Si tous les chrétiens du monde se donnaient la main... Que Dieu bénisse l'Amérique!"

    Translation:
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! If all the Christians of the world give themselves the hand... God bless America!

    Thank for reminding us that we are not just standing up for ourselves Jean-Charles; we are also standing up for all those around the world who were denied a voice by their corrupt governments.

    Merci Bouquet

  106. leo
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Dear NOMers, and NOM:
    My call for ACTION tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 3rd., is in queue, stay tone...

  107. Ash
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    " T-shirt idea:

    Hey Democrats: 'America's chickens have come home to roost!!'"

    Loves it, yaelra! :)

    Hilarious and clever!

  108. Jacqueline
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    @Rover "CFA gave money to the FRC that wants Ugandans to kill gay people via new laws. That is why I don't support FRC or their friends." This is a strong accusation you've posted, but no proof. Where are you getting your information. Who is FRC? If you cannot provide proof of what you are saying, then you shouldn't say it. Otherwise you come off like you're just making up stuff because you're mad. Where's your proof?

  109. Pocketharpy
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    The FRC (Family Research Council) does not want Ugandans to kill homosexuals.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/family_research_council_explai.html

    "FRC does not support the Uganda bill, and does not support the death penalty for homosexuality -- nor any other penalty which would have the effect of inhibiting compassionate pastoral, psychological and medical care and treatment for those who experience same-sex attractions or who engage in homosexual conduct."

  110. M. Jones
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Just another absurd and baseless accusation from the left: "CFA gave money to the FRC that wants Ugandans to kill gay people via new laws."

  111. leviticus
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    It's so great to see people taking a stand against the homosexual agenda.

  112. bman
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Wow. That is one of the most depressing sets of photographs I have ever seen. So much hate.

    Love of good morals and opposition to corrupt morals is what I see in those pictures.

    If you see that as hate its because you can't distinguish a principled moral stand from hatred.

  113. Vienna
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Thanks for Chick-Fil-A for bringing this issue to the national stage in such a big way. Far more people did NOT go to Chick-Fil-A than did, and all of them are now talking about it. And, it seems, the sentiment still falls in the direction of marriage equality on the bigger scale. So Mr. Cathy has done us a huge favor, and I hope, in the future, the children who will grow up in a better and more equitable world won't feel too ashamed of their parents who thought that supporting bigotry was a good thing.

  114. Preserve Marriage
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    bman,

    The belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and that people should be free to say that out loud, is not "hate".

    Stop trying to silence your opposition with intolerant attacks on them.

    The pictures are of people that are frankly offended that people like you are offended.

    In this debate, those who preach tolerance – are the least tolerant of all.

  115. leo
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Vienna:

    The bigotry notation in your post, used often by gay militants to prevent people and their families from distinguishing and “discriminating” from right and wrong behavior, has expired... From this day forward, I urge all people of faith and none, to never be persuaded by those clinging to the "I'm the victim" status with falsehood in order to brainwash others to give up their strong held beliefs to what is right and just...
    The political terminology of “gay equality” is nothing more than a hidden persona of those ideas and behaviors of the world that is deviant and dangerous and should always be condemned.

  116. Posted August 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Vienna:

    It is indeed a remarkable kind of faith which concludes after Chick Fil A and 33 straight electoral defeats that same sex marriage is somehow winning.

    It is losing, horrendously, and it will cost Obama his Presidency this November.

    See you on election day.

  117. Gio
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    There has been recently a series of boycotts by christians against american companies for their gay pro stance, but once gays had the nerve to speak out a/b how they are being demonized & vilified by a christian company, all hell broke loose.

    Why are so many christians so obsessed with the private relationships of gays that they can't leave us alone?? We want to marry the partner we love & it is none of your business who we love & it is none of gays business who heterosexuals choose to love as well.

    Please in god's name stop using the bible & religion to hide behind views that are prejudice & discriminatory. We all have to live in this country together & show respect for each other's relationships even though we might not personally agree with one's choice of partner, husband, or wife.

  118. L
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    We Americans simply cannot allow government to use it's power against someone for their personal views. I. This case, i happen to agree with Chik Fil A that the definition of marriage should remain as it is. But what if he were pushing in favor of homosexual marriage and the government said he couldn't open a store there? I'd be equally outraged. Our country was built on freedom of belief and expression and we cannot allow government to usurp those rights!

  119. steve
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Chick Fil A- good values, good neighbors, good business partners, and good food.
    What's not to love?

    Eat at Chick Fil A and annoy liberal hypocrite today.

    Win-Win.

  120. Posted August 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Gio:

    Because you have decided that you want to redefine marriage and this we cannot allow.

    You guys made the choice to go after marriage, and it was a bad one.

  121. MarriedGayChristian
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Rick,
    There are ~120,000 legally married gay families in the USA now. In what ways has your marriage been damaged because of those other marriages?

  122. Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Sit in a prominent place in the store today with your sammy and read the Word of God. The kissers will stare daggers at you and the Word will protect you from them.

  123. LEO
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    L@ 118
    Your hypothesis is a non-issue since your scenario will never happen in our life time... A gay business that caters to 3% of the population is a non-issue to the size of CFA... A gay managed franchise business would be an extremely rare phenomena. Don't mistake all those sympathizers as part of the LGBT population, there is no equal playing field in numbers or competition at issue... Also, don't mistaken tolerance meaning acceptance of homosexuality or gay issues in our communities, cities, or states. The fact of the matter, homosexuality will never be acceptable by masses, this is a reality that gays and their supporters must deal with or change their ways. The pushing of the gay agenda down their throats, only lessens the masses tolerance...

  124. Posted August 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    MGC @121:

    Pseudo-marriage is the destruction of marriage itself, and its replacement with a bit of social engineering genius, Federal Friendship With Benefits.

    Now it isn;t too hard to see the incredible devastation of the rights of parents, believers, and most especially of children, in those states which have fallen to the legal and political assault of the pseudo-marriage movement.

    Here are a few of the interesting effects of a pseudo-marriage law recently defeated in Maine, for those who wonder what it would be like if their state made the same mistake, and allowed their children to be indoctrinated accordingly in public schools:

    1. Husbands are not male
    2. Wives are not female
    3. Fathers are not male
    4. Mothers are not female
    5. Brides are not male
    6. Grooms are not female

    Now let me say that if the above is not enough for you, if you are prepared to allow your children to be indoctrinated in the six insanities above, then vote with GCM.

    We'll take the other side of the question.

  125. Publius
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Re Gio # 117 “Why are so many Christians so obsessed with the private relationships of gays that they can't leave us alone?”

    I am sufficiently libertarian that I pay little or no attention to the private relationships of gays. It is when someone tries to change the underlying basis of family law by redefining and repurposing marriage so that it is de-gendered and totally disconnected with procreation that I become engaged. It is when someone tries to curtain free speech and free enterprise to advance a PC agenda that I become engaged. California has a legal structure where gay families have everything but the word marriage, and that is considered intolerably hateful by the LGBT lobby. This is not a live and let live attitude. Redefining marriage in California isn’t their final goal. Redefining marriage in the whole U.S. isn’t their final goal. The final goal is crushing anyone who doesn’t endorse the LGBT agenda. That means the schools will be the next battleground. If they can crush Dan Cathy, whom will they try to crush next?

  126. bman
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Preserve Marriage->bman,The belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and that people should be free to say that out loud, is not "hate". Stop trying to silence your opposition with intolerant attacks on them. The pictures are of people that are frankly offended that people like you are offended.

    The part of my post you disagreed with was actually a quote taken from "I Know You Will Censor This" in post 94.

    Except for the case of mistaken identity, your comment was an excellent reply to that blogger and others of that camp.

  127. Fred
    Posted August 4, 2012 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Rover Serton wrote:

    "CFA gave money to the FRC that wants Ugandans to kill gay people via new laws. That is why I don't support FRC or their friends."

    You are aware that Saudi Arabia, which sells oil to the US, legalized the public execution of homosexuals. Thus whenever you fill up your car's gas tank, you are funding the mass murder of homosexuals you rail against. A truly righteous person would bike to work.

    Just something to think about.

  128. M. Jones
    Posted August 4, 2012 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    I saw at least 20 or 30 gays with signs saying "I'm Gay and I support Chic Fil A" It must be just a minority of radical and extremist homosexuals that want to destroy freedom of speech and religious liberty.

  129. LEO
    Posted August 4, 2012 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Clint Eastwood endorses Romney's presidential bid. Clint just made Romney's day today!

  130. Dave
    Posted August 5, 2012 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Proponents of same-sex "marriage" fail to mention what would follow in their wake. Schools will be compelled to teach same sex unions as good , normal, and acceptable, and morally equal to normal marriages. Children from normal families will be indoctrinated and encouraged to consider homosexuality as a positive alternative. But not one child so taught sprins forth from homosexuality. It is a biological impossibility. This contestt is about our children's and this society's future course. It is not hatefull to understand cause and effect . It is not hateful to laud marriage between a man and a woman as the fountain of life and strength to all nations. If same sex "marrige" never

  131. Dave
    Posted August 5, 2012 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    If same sex "marriage" dies as a notion, life will go on as it provides nothing essential to any people. If it were to take root, our children will be recruited into homosexual acceptnce and experimentation. Opposition to ihomosexuality will be punishable even as Catholic adoption agencies are denied contracts or funding for their work for refusing to support adoption by homosexuals. This is about far more than many understand. It's time to stand tall for marriage even as we ought humble ourselves before God for the terrible tolerance of fornication, cohabitation, pornography, abortion and other plagues we witness but are largely silent about. We need to repent and pray. Then we might wonder in awe at what the living God and Redeemer might do!

  132. JOAN
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    When asked Mr. Cathy was condemmed as hateful when he gave his opinion. I support marriage between a man and a women but if others feel differently so be it but don't slam me for my beliefs. As Gio # 117 expressed above you are right it is none of our business who you want to marry so why do you go to such lengths to make others feel the way you do. Mr. Cathy should be granted the same freedom of speech as you enjoy. This isn't hate.

  133. Chairm
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name, near one location they did more than stare daggers.

    Have you seen the video of the abuse that the SSMers dished out on a homeless preacher?

  134. Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name
    Posted August 8, 2012 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    133

    I didn't see the video. Gotta link?

  135. Pierre-Charles
    Posted August 8, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    My wife and I are in solidarity with you.
    A marriage is a man and a woman and not two people of the same sex.
    Hang in there! We like people who face the lobby
    May God protect the U.S.A. and FRANCE
    Pierre-Charles and Gisele of FRANCE - GIRONDE - COUTRAS (City)

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