A “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A tomorrow?

posted at 11:36 am on August 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

One day after having the best sales day in its history, Chick-fil-A will have to prepare itself for a counter-protest to yesterday’s “appreciation day” by those outraged over threats made by mayors and city council members in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York (Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not join his colleagues in the other cities).  Supporters of same-sex marriage will stage “kiss-ins” at Chick-fil-A locations tomorrow, if a Facebook-organized protest succeeds:

Yesterday’s banner turnout at Chick-fil-A restaurants for free speech rights — with thousands of people nationwide and hundreds in the Bay State’s two locations lining up to buy chicken sandwiches — has turned up the heat on gay rights activists who hope to draw similar crowds for tomorrow’s kiss-in protest at the suddenly controversial fast-food chain.

“We planned an action a few years ago and we only expected 50 people but 500 showed. We’re crossing our fingers for that kind of support again,” said Ian Struthers of grassroots group Join the Impact Massachusetts, who plans to pucker up tomorrow at the Burlington Mall Chick-fil-A for national Same-Sex Kiss Day.

Gay rights advocates are using Facebook to organize the kiss-in in protest of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s opposition to same-sex marriage and the millions of dollars they say the company has donated to anti-gay groups.

The Bay State group plans to hand out fake coupons to customers for a “free side of bigotry” during the Friday night protest.

Well, good luck with that — and I’m not being entirely flippant, either.  This protest has been rumored since at least last week, before supporters loosely organized the “appreciation day” yesterday, but seem to be having difficulty coordinating it. Even if it does get off the ground tomorrow, it’s very unlikely to approach the level of support shown by fans of Chick-fil-A and/or free speech and free exercise of religious expression yesterday.  A weak showing tomorrow would be worse than skipping the protest entirely, as we saw with the failed Occupy movements, whose spring offensive never materialized after being mostly ignored after the first couple of weeks of protesting last fall.

However, there is nothing wrong with protesting over Chick-fil-A’s political connections or ownership’s political views, as long as protestors obey the law in doing so.  That is a perfectly acceptable free-speech, free-market approach to disagreement within commerce.  I’d rather see kiss-ins than lawsuits, for instance, and certainly more than seeing politicians extort businessmen to support their political agendas, as is exactly what Thomas Menino and Rahm Emanuel attempted to do in Boston and Chicago, respectively.  Protests that don’t block customers from accessing the business or act violently are a good release valve for a free society.  Pro-life activists have picketed abortion mills for decades — and often had to fight courts for that same right.  LGBT activists have just as much right to protest Chick-fil-A.

Mike Huckabee, who helped promote yesterday’s appreciation day, agrees:

Huckabee said he sees nothing wrong with “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A,” although he is skeptical of the strategy.

“Probably I won’t be there for that,” Huckabee said. “But so what? That’s America. As long as they’re orderly, as long as they don’t disrupt the flow of customers and traffic — if they believe that will help their cause, to put people of the same sex kissing each other in a public place in front of families, if they believe that will encourage people to be more sympathetic, then, you know, more power to them.

“In America, I believe people have a right to do things that I might not agree with,” he continued. “What I don’t want to do is shut down the voices of Christians because they don’t like those voices.”

In America, we used to take that for granted.  Unfortunately, the cities of Boston, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco elected politicians who forgot that America doesn’t require an oath to support The Party as a condition of engaging in commerce.  In my new column for The Fiscal Times, I point out that this is an essential ingredient in America’s success from the start by guaranteeing equal treatment and regulation regardless of religious belief or political temperament, and that we risk a lot more than a missed chicken filet sandwich if we forget that:

Until now, we have welcomed people of all faiths and creeds into the marketplace as long as they observed rational and reasonable regulation intended to prevent fraud, theft, and abuse, but without trampling on their ability to abide by their beliefs.  In return, a large number of people bring their capital and talent to our markets and generate wealth, jobs, stability, infrastructure, and an increased tax base to our communities.  If we force these people to take their capital and exit these markets, it will result in seriously degraded economies, restriction on choice, fewer jobs, less demand, and a lower standard of living – not to mention keep some of the most talented people from addressing the difficult issues that we face.

Our founders understood that explicitly. They saw the disruptions and damage done by religious tests not just for office but also for commerce, and acted to ensure that our governments would not impose such systems on Americans.  For more than two hundred years, that freedom transformed us into the most powerful nation in the world, economically, militarily, and politically.  Imposing a test for political correctness that excludes tens of millions of faithful Americans cannot help but undermine all that progress as well as our natural rights as citizens.

If government has grown so powerful as to be able to impose and prosecute such tests, then that may be the clearest indication yet that government has grown too large and intrusive to the detriment of all.

Instapundit wrote today that he’s less worried about the impact on our economic health than on the First Amendment — and I agree.  But it’s worth considering the kind of damage that the demand for political and religious orthodoxy as a condition of doing business will have on us in the long run.

Meanwhile, at Patheos, Fr. Dwight Longenecker marvels at the success of yesterday’s protest — and then decides it wasn’t really a protest as much as a rally as an expression of “ordinary” Americanism:

The Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day yesterday was historic. It  was historic because it marks a new method of mass protest. I even hesitate to use the word ‘protest’ because it wasn’t a protest. There wasn’t any anger. There wasn’t any hate. There wasn’t any bullying. There were no unwashed crowds of unhappy people holding a sit in and causing other people stress, inconvenience and expense. There were no protest signs, no marches, no noise makers and attention grabbers. There were no revolutionary slogans, no clenched fists, no class warfare, no sullen adolescents in a stroppy mood.

The classic signs of a protest movement were absent. If they were not actually violent revolutions, the great protest movements in history have often had violent undertones. Subtle threats were made. Bullying tactics, financial and political pressure was exerted. Guns were wielded. Behind the scenes in smoke filled rooms men did deals and crossed swords to determine the future of millions. In the great revolutions hoards of unhappy people filled the streets, rioting and on the rampage they took what they wanted, killed who they wanted and in misplaced zeal for justice overturned an established order. …

Yesterday’s Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day was the sort of ‘revolt’ this country needs, but it was even better than the non violent revolutions and peaceful protests which have changed the world because it was so ordinary. It was just plain, ordinary Americans getting in their cars and doing a plain, ordinary American thing: going out for lunch to a fast food joint. It was just plain, ordinary Americans doing something plain and ordinary, but positive and joyful and good. In buying an ordinary tasty chicken sandwich at their corner fast food emporium ordinary Americans were expressing the wish to be left alone to be ordinary Americans.

After two weeks of highly anti-American behavior by elected officials who should know better, it’s good to see Americans acting like Americans — especially in large numbers.  That’s true even of the kiss-in, to whatever extent it succeeds.  Let’s debate politics and religious values, while allowing everyone to come to market and make their own choices about who and what to engage there.  That is what liberty is all about.


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Any cult whose climax of their ceremony is eating flesh and drinking blood should be the last to say what is a sin and what is not. Is that a host in your hand or bath salts?

LevStrauss on August 2, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Bobby Bible-Thumper is confused.

One XY male with AIS (eg, has lady-parts) likes boys.
The other XY male with AIS likes girls!

Which one should Bobby Bible-Thumper throw the proverbial Chicken Sandwich at? He doesn’t want to damn the wrong one to hell!

Nor does he want to be open-minded like those lovable Episcopalians or Lutherans. Those Christians are baaaaaad.

Can you help Bobby Bible-Thumper out?

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Can you help Bobby Bible-Thumper out?

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Can you help us out by shutting the hell up? Isn’t it dinner time or something?

spiritof61 on August 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Adopt kids? If gay-sex couples are exactly the same, they wouldn’t need to adopt; their normal sexual activity would produce children.

Spot on, if you want equality, you should produce equal results.

Rusty Allen on August 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

So… then does that mean that you support pro-family organizations like the owner of Chick-fil-a? After all, we see those issues too and those organizations are trying to fix that.

dominigan on August 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Absolutely I support Chick-Fil-A and it’s ownership. I’ve not stated otherwise.

JetBoy on August 2, 2012 at 6:57 PM

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I think you unwittingly nailed what this is all about. This isn’t about homosexual marriage, or even homosexuals smooching in a chicken shack.

The real agenda is to attack, minimize and, if possible, destroy Christianity. The homosexual thing is just a convenient vehicle for the left, the flavor of the month, if you will.

Make no mistake, the enemy of the socialists/leftist is, and has always been, Christianity. That’s what they’re really after.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Yeah, they’re going to come out pretty hard on Friday.

A preview: ‘MSNBC Hacks Attack ‘Hate Groups’ Who Turned Out for Nationwide Chick-fil-A Buycott’. That’s gold!

Donald Douglas on August 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

When I clicked your link I saw the link to Legal Insurrection and it seems that jerk from the video yesterday- Vante CFO, got fired for conduct unbecoming.

Night Owl on August 2, 2012 at 7:01 PM

LevStrauss on August 2, 2012 at 6:43 PM

There you go again, being superficial. Do you really think that Jesus’s willing sacrifice of His body and blood, and Christian remembrance of it, was or is some sort of cannibalism?

Because if you are saying that, that’s on a par with the infamous Blood Libel, and I am surprised that you would stoop so low.

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Read Glenn Beck’s An Inconvenient Book, it outlines the communist plan to destroy America and Christianity. The gay agenda is attempting to destroy our way of life–not to integrate into it.

Rusty Allen on August 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I haven’t researched the history of marriage in this country, but I do know that in medieval England and Europe, marriage was a private contract, between a man and a woman (and sometimes their families, if we’re talking nobility or royalty), which was then solemnized by the Church. Contracts could be drawn up years in advance of the solemnization of the marriage.
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Thanks for your patience! I just cut out a bunch of my post so your and other folks’ eyes wouldn’t glaze over. :-)

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I’m back and kinda zipping thru here…I know the feeling of having so much you want to say and trying to keep it edited :/ Give us a bar and a few beers and we could debate this til the cows come home :)

I wanted to point that statement out tho…about the origins marriage. True, in the early days of marriage, there were those to whom marriage was a private contract. And royalty of the time were considered to be God’s representative and to rule with divine authority. Church and state, although in differing ways, weren’t exclusive of each other.

My point tho is that I have a “facepalm” moment when people trot out their religious views to deny marriage to gays…when the whole argument has nothing to do with any religion…it’s a state matter. Like myself, there are many Christian gays out there…we’re not all atheist bent on the destruction of Christianity so we can have Folsom St. fairs at St. Patrick’s cathedral.

Again, the topic of gay marriage has nothing to do with anyone’s faith. If gays marry, and are recognized by the state, your person faith isn’t affected one bit. Nothing is taken from you..and anyone who feels their own marriage “wouldn’t be the same” and “It changes the definition of marriage” probably shouldn’t be married in the first place, or have the wrong idea of what marriage is all about…love, dedication, stability, family–biological or adopted kids or no kids at all. It’s not just some scheme to attack Christians.

Whew! see, I get just as carried away sometimes lol

JetBoy on August 2, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Here’s a Bible-buster.

Take an XXY person (Klinefelter’s), for example, who has both male and female parts. Or a genetically male XY person, who has Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome and thus looks physically female.

Neither of these people are male OR female. So, exactly who can an XXY person marry? Do we flip a coin: heads makes marrying ‘males’ and sin, tails makes marry ‘females’ a sin?

Or, I guess we could cover our eyes and start screaming ‘one man, one woman’ over and over until any conflicting evidence in the natural world magically vanishes.

But really. I’d like to know where you categorize inter-sex people in that ‘one male, one female’ world view of yours.

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

You will make a fine liberal when you grow up! You have mastered the art of expecting to change the lives of 300+ million people to solve the problem of, how many? How about the guy I saw on TLC who had no body at all below the waist? What about him? What is he supposed to do?/

Night Owl on August 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Umm, I think that the intent is to destroy the First Amendment. Once they’ve done that, they can pick off any religion they choose.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me. — Martin Niemoller

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Just so I’m clear, what benefits are we talking about here? Is this hospital visitation issues or tax deductions?

Regardless, these days, I want as little government as possible, especially with all this Chick-Fil-A stuff, so I’m in the mindset right now where I’d argue for getting rid of all but the demonstrably necessary benefits anyway.

Esthier on August 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I’m with you on all counts…and yes, it’s about hospital visitation and tax deductions the thousand of other befefits afforded to legal married couples.

But most of all, above all else, it’s about love and commitment and being treated, by law, as any other “traditional” marriage is. Not special treatment…equal treatment, as our contitution guarantees all Americans.

We give more benefits and rights to convicted felons than we do for gay couples.

JetBoy on August 2, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Here’s a Bible-buster.

Take an XXY person (Klinefelter’s), for example, who has both male and female parts. Or a genetically male XY person, who has Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome and thus looks physically female.

Neither of these people are male OR female. So, exactly who can an XXY person marry? Do we flip a coin: heads makes marrying ‘males’ and sin, tails makes marry ‘females’ a sin?

Or, I guess we could cover our eyes and start screaming ‘one man, one woman’ over and over until any conflicting evidence in the natural world magically vanishes.

But really. I’d like to know where you categorize inter-sex people in that ‘one male, one female’ world view of yours.

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

You will make a fine liberal when you grow up! You have mastered the art of expecting to change the lives of 300+ million people to solve the problem of, how many? How about the guy I saw on TLC who had no body at all below the waist? What about him? What is he supposed to do?/

Night Owl on August 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Or I forgot about dumping them into the ‘misfits’ category and denying them companionship and partnership, the joys of raising children and all the fun stuff that would make them feel like decent, normal human beings.

‘Cause that’s exactly what Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40 said. Love the Lord with all your mind, hear and soul; and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ except if they are gay, or are neither male nor female. Then it’s okay to marginalize, dehumanize and ban them from civil marriage because that’s LOVE.

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM

But most of all, above all else, it’s about love and commitment and being treated, by law, as any other “traditional” marriage is. Not special treatment…equal treatment, as our contitution guarantees all Americans.

We give more benefits and rights to convicted felons than we do for gay couples.

JetBoy on August 2, 2012 at 7:26 PM

So who do you think should not be allowed to marry, and why not?

Mimzey on August 2, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Umm, I think that the intent is to destroy the First Amendment. Once they’ve done that, they can pick off any religion they choose.

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I will agree that the left wants to selectively use the First Amendment. Much like their definition of “tolerance” and “hate”. To the left, tolerance means everyone must agree with them, and hate means that you disagree with them. He who controls the language, controls the debate.

I still maintain that the real enemy of the left is Christianity. I think there is a greater battle going on here than homosexuality, an eternal struggle that dates back to the beginning of time.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:35 PM

But really. I’d like to know where you categorize inter-sex people in that ‘one male, one female’ world view of yours.

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

At some point, they have to pick a gender. There are only two boxes on every government form. Did you miss that episode of “House”? I think there’s even an Olympian who had to undergo gender-testing.

monalisa on August 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Umm, I think that the intent is to destroy the First Amendment. Once they’ve done that, they can pick off any religion they choose.

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I will agree that the left wants to selectively use the First Amendment. Much like their definition of “tolerance” and “hate”. To the left, tolerance means everyone must agree with them, and hate means that you disagree with them. He who controls the language, controls the debate.

I still maintain that the real enemy of the left is Christianity. I think there is a greater battle going on here than homosexuality, an eternal struggle that dates back to the beginning of time.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:35 PM

But how to explain the left’s alliance with radical islam? That makes no sense to me at all.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM

But really. I’d like to know where you categorize inter-sex people ….

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

It should be categorized as mental illness or delusion.
It can be accepted by an individual or society, but should not be enabled or encouraged as “normal”. Its not imo.
It doesn’t matter if the people afflicted as “nice” or not…the guy who thinks he’s Abe Lincoln or the woman who claims to be Cleopatra, or the people who claim to be psychic can be very nice people and responsible citizens, but those delusions should not be encouraged. It just leads to greater and grander delusions.

Mimzey on August 2, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Then it’s okay to marginalize, dehumanize and ban them from civil marriage because that’s LOVE.

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM

How old are you, 20? Do you really think that anyone who disagrees with you is a H8R? Do you scream “H8R!” if you don’t get your way right now? [eyeroll] Total lack of maturity, dude.

Now read carefully:

It is never okay to marginalize your neighbor.
It is never okay to dehumanize your neighbor.
Civilized adults can disagree on the purpose, function, and meaning of marriage and still remain civil, something you seem to be having a hard time doing.
(And don’t give me any crap about “Well, you guys do it, too!” That didn’t work on your mother, and it won’t work on me.)

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM

But how to explain the left’s alliance with radical islam? That makes no sense to me at all.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Islamists hate Christianity and thats all that matters.
Yes…these fools are that blind.

Mimzey on August 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

But how to explain the left’s alliance with radical islam? That makes no sense to me at all.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM

That makes my point. The real enemy of the leftist is Christianity. It is much more about minimizing, or destroying, Christianity, than anything else.

They’ll gladly partner with radical islam, who are passionately homosexual, because it furthers their real goal. Why? The question answers itself.

Hypocrisy is a pillar of the leftist foundation.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:51 PM

They’ll gladly partner with radical islam, who are passionately anti-homosexual, because it furthers their real goal.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Fixed.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:58 PM

But how to explain the left’s alliance with radical islam? That makes no sense to me at all.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM

“the enemy of my enemy is my friend”

Strike Hornet on August 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM

It should be categorized as mental illness or delusion.

Mimzey on August 2, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Actually, sometimes it’s caused by a “hormone storm”.

The Australian blogger Zoe Brain started life as a boy, got married, had a kid, and then suddenly “he” started turning into a “she.” (I used to read Zoe’s blog regularly, but it fell off my radar in the run-up to the 2008 elections. I should stop in there sometime. Zoe is a very fine writer on a wide variety of topics.)

Over fifty different hormones have been discovered in the human body. There’s a hormone or hormones to govern every physiological process we have. A “hormone storm”, if not treated in time, can set off a metabolic cascade that can kill a person.

Zoe, and others, have reported experiencing the biological crisis of a body whose hormones suddenly didn’t match its physiology. I can see that that might drive a person temporarily or permanently insane, but if so, the mental illness didn’t cause the gender confusion — it was a result.

However, IANAMD and don’t even play one on TV!

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Fixed.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Well, actually you’re both right. Islam has the most schizophrenic response to homosexuality on the face of the planet.

On the one hand, you have people being stoned to death for being gay, or even accused of being gay.

On the other hand, soldiers in Afghanistan learned this joke and many variants) from the locals:
Q. “Why do birds fly over Kabul using only one wing?”
A. “Because they have to cover their behinds with the other!”

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Well, actually you’re both right. Islam has the most schizophrenic response to homosexuality on the face of the planet.

On the one hand, you have people being stoned to death for being gay, or even accused of being gay.

On the other hand, soldiers in Afghanistan learned this joke and many variants) from the locals:
Q. “Why do birds fly over Kabul using only one wing?”
A. “Because they have to cover their behinds with the other!”

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

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So does this mean that Mayor’s will have the power to not allow any businesses owned my Muslims?? Especially since their belief is that gays should be stoned to death????
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pastselldate on August 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Actually, sometimes it’s caused by a “hormone storm”.

The Australian blogger Zoe Brain started life as a boy, got married, had a kid, and then suddenly “he” started turning into a “she.”

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Whatever the various mechanisms may be, as you point out, it’s a medical condition in much the same way the various mental illnesses and delusions can based in chemical imbalances.
That being said, I still think that the stance of “letting it run..its none of your business” going unchallenged is a mistake.

Mimzey on August 2, 2012 at 8:14 PM

“Probably I won’t be there for that,” Huckabee said. “But so what? That’s America. As long as they’re orderly, as long as they don’t disrupt the flow of customers and traffic — if they believe that will help their cause, to put people of the same sex kissing each other in a public place in front of families, if they believe that will encourage people to be more sympathetic, then, you know, more power to them.

“In America, I believe people have a right to do things that I might not agree with,” he continued. “What I don’t want to do is shut down the voices of Christians because they don’t like those voices.”

Huckabee is being a sly dog. He knows perfectly well that “kiss-ins” will have the opposite effect of encouraging people to be more sympathetic.

Besides, all it takes to turn this protest on its head — assuming it even gathers enough steam to be noticeable — is another Chick-Fil-A appreciation day when hordes of people add to Chick-Fil-A’s bottom line.

This is a losing proposition for the homo-advocates, and I think they know it.

tom on August 2, 2012 at 8:15 PM

As a blk/whte conservative woman, i really don’t care what people do in there homes as long as no one is getting hurt. How AMERICANS live their lives is NONE of my business!!
Having said that… Please Please LGBT just step back and ask yourself “is this the best way to move our agenda”? As someone who loves you, I really don’t think so.

mmcnamer1 on August 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM

They’ll gladly partner with radical islam, who are passionately anti-homosexual, because it furthers their real goal.

TitularHead on August 2, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Actually, islam is fine with homosexuality, so long as it’s on NAMBLA’s terms.

Rebar on August 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM

So does this mean that Mayor’s will have the power to not allow any businesses owned my Muslims?? Especially since their belief is that gays should be stoned to death????
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pastselldate on August 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM

If mayor Menino demonstrates that he has the guts to do that, I will applaud.

Sadly, His Dishonor hasn’t enough guts to fill a thimble, even with his brains put in for good measure.

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM

…i really don’t care what people do in there homes as long as no one is getting hurt. ..

mmcnamer1 on August 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The country needs many more folks like you, and a lot fewer busybodies! :-)

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

“is this the best way to move our agenda”? As someone who loves you, I really don’t think so.

mmcnamer1 on August 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM

What do you surmise their agenda to be? Just curious.

Mimzey on August 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM

So does this mean that Mayor’s will have the power to not allow any businesses owned my Muslims?? Especially since their belief is that gays should be stoned to death????
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pastselldate on August 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM

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If mayor Menino demonstrates that he has the guts to do that, I will applaud.

Sadly, His Dishonor hasn’t enough guts to fill a thimble, even with his brains put in for good measure.

Mary in LA on August 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM

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Trust me. I know.
I (unfortunately) live in Massachusetts. ugh!
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pastselldate on August 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

‘Cause that’s exactly what Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40 said. Love the Lord with all your mind, hear and soul; and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ except if they are gay, or are neither male nor female. Then it’s okay to marginalize, dehumanize and ban them from civil marriage because that’s LOVE.

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM

That gambit only works if you feel that way and you don’t. You want to use it against me to make me feel guilty for making light of your odd example, but you didn’t answer my question. The whole country has to change what they believe to suit you? That’s very childish.

Night Owl on August 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

‘Cause that’s exactly what Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40 said. Love the Lord with all your mind, hear and soul; and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ except if they are gay, or are neither male nor female. Then it’s okay to marginalize, dehumanize and ban them from civil marriage because that’s LOVE.

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Yer silly.

Mimzey on August 2, 2012 at 8:36 PM

You gotta love people that hate Christianity posing as experts interpreting bible passages and on what “Jesus would do”…
“Paid Shill Leftist Clown Posses”, hey, at least they are working…
ROTFL

Strike Hornet on August 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

You gotta love people that hate Christianity posing as experts interpreting bible passages and on what “Jesus would do”…
“Paid Shill Leftist Clown Posses”, hey, at least they are working…
ROTFL

Strike Hornet on August 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

My favorite is the ignoramus’s ‘go to’ with the golden rule.

It is essentially saying, “Hai guise! Let me demonstrate my fundamental ignorance about something I demonize!”

tom daschle concerned on August 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM

You gotta love people that hate Christianity posing as experts interpreting bible passages and on what “Jesus would do”…
“Paid Shill Leftist Clown Posses”, hey, at least they are working…
ROTFL

Strike Hornet on August 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

There has been a lot of that going on lately! They are getting pretty desperate. I think tomorrow will be interesting.

Night Owl on August 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

To counter the kiss in, buy an extra sandwich if you see any same sex kissing.

reddevil on August 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I know there are several hundred comments, and unfortunately I do not have time to read all of them, and on top of that I may be plagarizing anothers comment, but here we go:

F U

Thanks, I’ll be here all night…

ccrosby on August 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Isn’t it funny watching the bigots like ZachV rip off their masks and start drooling?

Seriously. Did they think we wouldn’t realize that their only motivation is antireligious bigotry?

northdallasthirty on August 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM

“the enemy of my enemy is my friend”

Strike Hornet on August 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

-Sir Winston Churchill

JustMary on August 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Can you help Bobby Bible-Thumper out?

ZachV on August 2, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Ummm. Do the orderlies know that you’ve slipped your restraints?

Axeman on August 3, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Problem is, gay marriage is just a beginning, not an end, for the progressive homosexual agenda.

Rebar on August 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Hey, what two people do with their own lives–plus the person levied by the state, dragged there to take pictures–is just the business of the two consenting adults… and then there is that levied government slave–who really has no right to be such a bigot!

This is liberalism, people.

Axeman on August 3, 2012 at 1:12 AM

Axeman on August 3, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I love when progressives thump their chests and proclaim “gay marriage won’t effect straight people – until it does, then see you in court bigot!”.

Oh wait, they always leave that last part out.

Funny how that works.

Rebar on August 3, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Yep. Unfortunately, he’s all we have left.

kingsjester on August 2, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Fortunately, you are wrong. There will be one true Conservative on the ballots in November.

The economy is Issue #1 with the country.

BlaxPac on August 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Yet voters are STILL waiting to hear from Willard his plan to fix the 0bama economy, and so far he has managed to encourage less people to volunteer than McCain did four years ago. HMM!!!

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Fortunately, you are wrong. There will be one true Conservative on the ballots in November.
DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM

The one we write in!

Dunedainn on August 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Went to my local chick-fil-a today, pretty much a normal and busy lunch rush with people thanking the employees for not caving to the pc thought police and sticking to their principles. the ‘kiss-in’ protest is pretty much dead on arrival. lulzzz.

theflyonthewall on August 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Attention, Attention:

The Official kiss in is to held at any local mosque near you.

Wanna bet that will never happen?

dthorny on August 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

You gotta love people that hate Christianity posing as experts interpreting bible passages and on what “Jesus would do”…
“Paid Shill Leftist Clown Posses”, hey, at least they are working…
ROTFL

Strike Hornet on August 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

There has been a lot of that going on lately! They are getting pretty desperate. I think tomorrow will be interesting.

Night Owl on August 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

You want religious irony?

God destroyed Sodom and Gemorrah for homosexuality, literally, the same thing Mr. Cathy supports: marriage between a man and a woman.

Liberal tolerance = do what liberals say.

dthorny on August 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Went to Chick-fil-A in Burlington, MA today.

No kissing.
No demonstrations.
No lines.
No waiting.

Big difference from Wednesday. Huge line, 1-1/2 hour wait.

HA!!!
LOVE IT!

GO CHICK-FIL-A!

pastselldate on August 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I am the conservative here
No you are wrong, I am the conservative
No no I am the most conservative
No no no you are wrong, I am the most conservative
Uh uh, its me me me the mostest conservative
You are full of it, I am the very mostest conservative here
You are a rino, you are not conservative
I am not a rino, I have been conservative for twenty years
Well, I have been conservative for thirty years so there
Psssfft! I have been conservative all my life
Heck, I was conservative in my first life
And I will be conservative when I am dead
Can’t top that, you win. You are the most conservative here
And on and on ad infinitum sufferings and tribulations
One thing for sure, you both are the biggest bores.

AReadyRepub on August 4, 2012 at 1:54 AM

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