Chick-fil-A Kiss-In more of a … raspberry

posted at 11:31 am on August 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Rarely do we get to see two competing viewpoints this explicitly matched against each other, with enough separation to judge the strength of each side.  After leading politicians in three of America’s largest cities threatened to block Chick-fil-A from operating because of the political and religious beliefs of its ownership, customers flooded into Chick-fil-A locations across the country — not to overtly protest, but to show support for the fast-food chain in the face of, well, intolerance.  Same-sex marriage advocates arranged for a “Kiss-In” protest to counter the “Appreciation Day” organized by Mike Huckabee and scheduled it for two days later — yesterday.

How did it turn out? No contest (via Instapundit):

Couples sent in photos of themselves kissing at restaurants around the nation to various gay-rights websites. But the protests appeared to draw far fewer people than an event earlier this week in support of the chicken chain.

Huge crowds turned out Wednesday in a show of support for company President Dan Cathy, who ignited a national debate by publicly expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage. Critics have also said the company supports causes harmful to gays and lesbians.

The scene on Friday was much quieter at locations across the Southland.

The protests got mainly ignored, and none of them apparently disrupted business.  Actually, the only complaint made to police by a Chick-fil-A location was to clear the media away, when they began interfering with business.  However, that wasn’t the only involvement by police.  Someone vandalized a Torrance, California location by spray-painting “Tastes Like Hate” on the outside wall of the restaurant, which turned out to be the only significant “protest” all day:

At a Chick-fil-A in Torrance where vandals painted the words “Tastes Like Hate” on the side of the restaurant Thursday night, the “National Same-Sex Kiss Day” was off to a slow start.

A steady parade of cars made their way into the parking lot as diners strolled in and out of the restaurant. Some held signs that read “Jesus is the only answer.” Many said they were there in support of Chick-fil-A and denounced the vandalism.

“It’s a civil debate; it has nothing to do with defacing someone’s property,” said Alfonzo Rachel, 40, a Torrance resident who said he dines at the restaurant regularly.

Otherwise, the protests garnered little attention, even in Hollywood, where one might expect to see the zenith of a national gay-rights protest.  Via Zombie, Ringo brought a camera and took some pictures at that location, with protesters in the foreground — but with many more customers behind them, not paying the protesters any attention at all.  Z captioned the image I used for the front page: “I’m Barack Obama, and I’m not yet sure if I approve this message.” Take a closer look behind the protesters, though; the place looks packed with People Not Really Giving A &*^%.  In Hollywood.  Ringo gave an explanation on his Facebook page:

This was taken in the heart of Hollywood, at the corner of Sunset Blvd and Highland – and I am happy to report that there were cars lined up down the street and around the corner waiting to go through the drive-thru. And the patio was packed with smiling customers eating chicken sandwiches and laughing at the handful of obnoxious protesters.

In one sense, this was a victory for free speech.  Both sides of an issue have had their say.  People now can choose whether or not to patronize Chick-fil-A without having politicians demand that a business adhere to their own views on religion or politics.  Bullies like Thomas Menino and Rahm Emanuel should take a lesson from this exercise of free speech and free choice, a point that Chicago’s famed improvisational group Second City drove home with this skit (and believe me, this is Not Safe For Work):

However, for the Kiss-In protest organizers, this is a humiliating defeat. They should have shelved this idea after seeing the overwhelming turnout on Wednesday, knowing that they could never hope to approach that level of support.  The juxtaposition of these two protests made very clear which view is mainstream, and which view is fringe — another lesson that Menino and Emanuel should heed.

Update: How did I miss that the man quoted by the LA Times in Torrance was PJ Media’s ‘Zo? At least, they have the same name and the same age, I believe.


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Thought you were out?

Bmore on August 4, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Might want to bring the apology out onto the front page. Lol!

Bmore on August 4, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Sadly, they have shot themselves in the butt…

claudius on August 4, 2012 at 11:34 AM

That dude just can’t quit digging. ; )

Bmore on August 4, 2012 at 11:35 AM

“It’s a civil debate; it has nothing to do with defacing someone’s property,” said Alfonzo Rachel, 40, a Torrance resident who said he dines at the restaurant regularly.

That wouldn’t by any chance be the ‘Zo, would it?

KingGold on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Legalize love?

1) Then regulate it..
2) ???
3) Profit!

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Lesbians kissing. Tasty, tasty chicken.

Hmmmm…I think we have a great idea for a new restaurant concept.

HeatSeeker2011 on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

That means there are plenty of smart gay folks.

They saw how stupid this was too.

Most of them are normal and want to live their lives and be left alone just as their hetero neighbors.

cozmo on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

All the video needed was a dead fish and a tutu.

txag92 on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

It also shows the strength of the conservative movement over that of progressives. Like Wisconsin, this week’s events build on that momentum and foretell the disaster about to befall democrats in November.

Romney by 10.

BKeyser on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Too bad any of teh gheys went for this stupid idea. No matter the huge hetero turnout earlier in the week, lots of us ordinary folks quietly agree with homosexuals at least somewhat in their marriage quest. Dignity’s the way, peeps.

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM

While I hate the idea of equating the support of traditional marriage with hate, why would anyone think this counter protest would work. Gay marriage lost on the ballot in California for goodness sakes.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Oh…I didn’t notice the Obama “O” icon in Love…

He should be proud…

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Are those three getting married..?

d1carter on August 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM

When some yahoo goes to the drive-up window to berate some teenage server for the political-religious views of her employer it’s intolerance. When government officials threaten to block business arrangements because of the political-religious views of the business owner it’s tyranny. This is an important distinction. Accept no substitutes.

claudius on August 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Waiting for the new poll: 80% of people think gay kiss-in was more effective than appreciation day. Fine print: gay activists oversampled 90%.

Christian Conservative on August 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I’m of the opinion the radical gays were looking to be attacked, derided, and removed by police–just to make a political statement on the national stage that they are ‘oppressed’.

I call that ‘professional victimhood’.

CFA: 2
Radical gays: 0
Liberal media: “Who cares about you gays since your stunt doesn’t help Obama”

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Alfonzo Rachel = the ‘ZO’…yes….you are correct. Don’t you just flat out love him?!?

Ltlgeneral64 on August 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

That means there are plenty of smart gay folks.

cozmo on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

They didn’t build that?

Alberta_Patriot on August 4, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I went to CFA yesterday about 1:30 and they had a line of cars waiting to get in. Not as long as the line on Wednesday but still a pretty decent size for that time period. I’m guessing that the “kiss in” helped boost business as people decided to counter-counter-protest the counter-protest.

Rip Ford on August 4, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Here’s the thing: I don’t particularly care if gay people get married.

I do care, however, that the owner of Chick-Fil-A expressed an opinion and people suddenly got all outraged and decided to destroy his business.

If there was a Chick-Fil-A around where I live, I would have been that on the day that was the Appreciation Day.

Because while I do not agree with his opinion, I strongly believe in people having the rights to believe whatever the hell it is they want to believe…..

mjk on August 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I saw a picture of two chicks smacking lips and there were 2 older ladies and 1 older man looking at them and laughing out loud while they ate their chicken sammiches. :)

sicoit on August 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM

So there’s more obese Americans than gay Americans? Who’d a thunk it

Rainsford on August 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

When magnified through the lens of the MSM (who ignored the record-breaking sales event almost entirely), I’m sure this kiss-in will be a rousing success.

29Victor on August 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Might want to bring the apology out onto the front page. Lol!

Bmore on August 4, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I agree – over 100 comments in the Headlines. Promote it already!

22044 on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I missed the actual kiss in they had in my city, but did catch the news coverage. They said hundreds came out for the event. They said hundreds showed up, but the camera shots looked like about 50. So sick of biased coverage.

earlgrey133 on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

So there’s more obese Americans than gay Americans? Who’d a thunk it

Rainsford on August 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I guess you didn’t look at the pictures. I think there are a fair amount of obese gay Americans as well.

Night Owl on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

However, for the Kiss-In protest organizers, this is a humiliating defeat. They should have shelved this idea after seeing the overwhelming turnout on Wednesday, knowing that they could never hope to approach that level of support.

The protesters think the sight of two men or two women kissing would be so shocking to CFA supporters. As in, “we’re going to flaunt our gayness in you bigots’ faces till you soil your loins. hahaha.” The idea is funny to them. I believe the choice of this kind of protest was predicated in part on the idea that traditional “squares” would supposedly express great shock, disgust and even hostility to the kissing. It’s a provocation and a big middle finger at people who support a traditional definition of marriage. What they don’t get is that most people couldn’t care less if two men or two women are kissing, as long as they don’t take it too far in a sexual nature in public.

bluegill on August 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

(and believe me, this is Not Safe For Work)

I’m at home. I guess I can watch it. :)

22044 on August 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

At my job Friday, some girls were making fun of a lesbian all day long, I think one girl got 3 days off. If ppl wouldn’t flaunt what they do in the bedroom the country would be a better place……

angrymike on August 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

So there’s more obese Americans than gay Americans? Who’d a thunk it

Rainsford on August 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Kleenex?

Christians are 78% of our population. Conservatives are 40% Liberals are 19%. Homsexuals are less than 5%. Gay Activists waaay less than 1%.

Math is hard for you, isn’t it?

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Two points:

#1 – Thousands of people showed up for Chick-fil-A appreciation day. Almost nobody showed up for the kiss-in. Close to 80% of Americans identify themselves as Christians. Far less say they are in favor of gay marriage (and that it according to bogus,liberal pollsters). Bottom line: Christians and advocates of traditional marriage are a big majority. The power of the gay lobby is vastly overstated by the media and bogus polling.

#2 – The two Chick-fil-A events are a precursor for the November election. If thousands of people will travel to go pay for a chicken sandwich to make a political statement, they will also race to the polls in November. Enthusiasm is completely on our side.

darkegop on August 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Math is hard for you, isn’t it?

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

; )

Bmore on August 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Legalize love?

1) Then regulate it..
2) ???
3) Profit!

Electrongod on August 4, 2012 at 11:38 AM

And have the FDA analyze it for purity.

hawkdriver on August 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Ltlgeneral64 on August 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Yes! I don’t see as much of his work as I would like.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM

August 3 – Gay Kiss-In Day at CFA. I hope they make the homophobes squirm!!! Gotta love the LGBT community’s ability to organize!
inthemiddle on July 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Chuck Schick on August 4, 2012 at 12:10 PM

It must really be sad for such a tiny minority of people to be so consistently outmaneuvered, outmanned, outgunned and out generaled. Even as the fawning media tries so desperately to prop up their cause.

No hot lesbian tongue~hockey for me, yesterday. As I had an early dinner at the Chick-Fil-A on Ritchie Highway in MD. :-(

I guess the folks around DC don’t brook such nonsense.

Jack Deth on August 4, 2012 at 12:10 PM

This shows why gay marriage proponents have lost every time there has been a vote on this subject. the people do not wish to have gaymarrisge in their states-period.

Ta111 on August 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Haahaaa!! One thing I miss about Sweet Home Chicago is going out to catch Second City’s latest. Looks like Rahm is even more like his a-hole brother Ari (as portrayed by Jeremy Piven on ‘Entourage’) than I could have imagined!

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Gay Kiss-In Day at CFA. I hope they make the homophobes squirm!!! Gotta love the LGBT community’s ability to organize!

Yeah, right. See above.

Epic FAIL.

Good catch, Chuck Schtick!

Jack Deth on August 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

A local Memphis station, owned by the New York Times, spent 4 times a much air time on one “protest” in Midtown Memphis, than they did on the massive lines at all 4 area stores on Wednesday. Propaganda.

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

The kiss-in was a total dud.

Which liblet-troll here was going all out for it, going to organize and make it happen on a huge scale? Someone please remind me.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM

It was inthemiddle

22044 on August 4, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM

intheniddle, quoted earlier in the thread.

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM

So there’s more obese Americans than gay Americans? Who’d a thunk it

Rainsford on August 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I don’t get the obesity crack. My impression is that for the longest time, CFA’s signature sandwich was the very healthful chargilled chicken sandwich, while the fried varieties were more recent additions to the menu.

Seems to me, CFA is a pretty healthful way to go when eating fastfood.

BuckeyeSam on August 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

So, the LSM non-reports CFA Appreciation Day, and reports a Kiss-In non-event. Lewis Carroll would be over stimulated.

Barnestormer on August 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Update: How did I miss that the man quoted by the LA Times in Torrance was PJ Media’s ‘Zo? At least, they have the same name and the same age, I believe.

Better check with Brian Ross first, and the little Greek rat.

ardenenoch on August 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Legalize love?

Is it illegal?

Are all homo activists insane or stupid?

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

This shows why gay marriage proponents have lost every time there has been a vote on this subject. the people do not wish to have gaymarrisge in their states-period.

Ta111 on August 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Less than 2% of the population dictating the moral compass of the remaining 98 percent of the populace, what could possible be oppressive and totalitarian about that?

SWalker on August 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

From Ron Galloway, this is why we are upset that this gift an issue to conservatives is being made “not part of my [Romney's] campaign”:

Could the Chick-fil-A controversy turn out to the be conservative “black swan” event that motivates Republican voters to get to the polls? …
The Chick-fil-A controversy certainly came out of nowhere, and now it’s leading the news, is at the top of the page on Google News, and is all over the national networks..
People started jamming the stores on their own in support even before Huckabee and Palin got involved. And they are pissed. They’ve had enough. The tipping point has been tipped. …
The Chick-fil-A controversy has clearly, absolutely, motivated the conservative base, just as the WalMart wars did for liberals.

anotherJoe on August 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

This shows why gay marriage proponents have lost every time there has been a vote on this subject. the people do not wish to have gaymarrisge in their states-period.

Ta111 on August 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Sadly, I think the two-decade-or-so push for this PC nonsense might register a victory in November. It’s on the battle in Washington, Minnesota, and Maine.

BuckeyeSam on August 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Romney: “Release the crickets!”

AmeriCuda on August 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Of all the pics to put on the front page. Now every time I log in to Hotgas I gotta see a couple dudes smoochin?

Ugh.

Fish on August 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Are all homo activists insane or stupid?

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

No. They’re radical gay.

There is something very seriously wrong with persons whose sole definition of self is by with whom he/she takes to bed.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Like the strong turn out Wednesday to support Chick Fil A and the First Amendment…the to the MSM and the Left following events never occurred…In 2009 the elections of Governors Chris Christie in NJ, Bob McDonnell in Virginia. January 2010 the election of Scott Brown to the US Senate from Massachusetts the November 2010 Elections of Republicans to replace Democrats from the County Court, state offices the US House Senate houses and since November 2010….did I mention 2011 elections…recalls in Wisconsin…

These events never occurred….

DVPTexFla on August 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

If they had a “Chick-in” with hot sorority types, then yeah – epic crowds and huge media attention. No one wants to see fugly dudes making out. Probably not even other gays.

abobo on August 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

It was inthemiddle

22044 on August 4, 2012 at 12:16 PM

He/she needs a new line of work, then.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM

There is something very seriously wrong with persons whose sole definition of self is by with whom he/she takes to bed.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Is that the type of behaviour/mindset that is called “base”?

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Of all the pics to put on the front page. Now every time I log in to Hotgas I gotta see a couple dudes smoochin?

Ugh.

Fish on August 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Ed has to build his street cred as politically sensitive to minority and diversity causes somehow.

SWalker on August 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Why is it that, whenever homosexuals show “affection” in public, it’s like they’re making a porn movie or something?

There’s no affection involved: It’s all for shock and show.

AubieJon on August 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Is that the type of behaviour/mindset that is called “base”?

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Pretty much, yes, in my view.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The kiss-in was a total dud.

Which liblet-troll here was going all out for it, going to organize and make it happen on a huge scale? Someone please remind me.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I suspect that the boss of the Park-and-Ride wouldn’t let her borrow the van so the plan crashed. Remember too, she isn’t gay, she was just going to drive others that were gay.

slickwillie2001 on August 4, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Lewis Carroll would be over stimulated.

Barnestormer on August 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

From the sorts of photographs he liked to take, “over stimulated” is apt.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 4, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I didn’t know LOVE was illegal.

fistbump on August 4, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Second City nailed it, capturing Rahm to a t. It’s flat-out scary.

And even though there aren’t enough gays around to fill a Chik-fil-A, indoor and outdoor seating, run a line out the door and down the street and cause the drive-through lane to snake twice or more around the block, Obama and the Dooms are so desperate for votes they’ll lie, cheat and endlessly evolve to support any special interest group in order to get those votes.

stukinIL4now on August 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I suspect that the boss of the Park-and-Ride wouldn’t let her borrow the van so the plan crashed. Remember too, she isn’t gay, she was just going to drive others that were gay.

slickwillie2001 on August 4, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Liberals pontificate all too much, assume and presume above all reason.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Rahm

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Oh they were sooooooo brave! Sort of like when Lennon and Ono stayed in bed for a week, screwing for peace.

GarandFan on August 4, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Is that the type of behaviour/mindset that is called “base”?

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Every time I’ve been unfortunate enough to see this sort of display, it’s been just as grotesque and offensive. So, yes.

My father-in-law, who is a moderate at best who believes homosexuality is genetic, showed me an article once in Science magazine about a study on the homosexual brain, and how the research showed that a portion of their brains was under-developed. It was whatever part of the brain that determines or control emotions. My response was that it could be that the lifestyle caused the under-development, and not the genetics.

AubieJon on August 4, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Christians are 78% of our population. Conservatives are 40% Liberals are 19%. Homsexuals are less than 5%. Gay Activists waaay less than 1%.

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

What a bone-headed comment. “Errrr, there’s more of us than there are of them. har har.” Stupid and unhelpful, KingJester. There’s no need to pit Christians against gays. Not all Christians believe the same things, and not all gays are non-Christians.

Some of these people being gay is not the issue. The issue is the attempt to silence opposing points of view.

bluegill on August 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

In a modern, progressive, socially just, and fair country like Russia, this public display of perversion would be lauded!

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Alfonzo Rachel = the ‘ZO’…yes….you are correct. Don’t you just flat out love him?!?

Ltlgeneral64 on August 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I’d want to have his children if I were 10 years younger. ;)

totherightofthem on August 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Realistically, did the kiss-in match the outpouring of sales (cash changing hands) to CFA?

Done deal, end of story.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM

bluegill on August 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

HARHAR!~

tom daschle concerned on August 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM

bluegill on August 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

That’s your opinion. Of course, you’re not a Conservative.

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Regarding “PJ Media’s ‘Zo”. Fun experiment of the day:

Surreptitiously slap a piece of paper with the word “Mohammed” over the word Jesus on the back of his shirt and see his courage and edgyness disappear when he discover whos religion he has been unknowingly insulting.

kurtzz3 on August 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM

It amazes me how the Left in this country has moved from “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” to “It’s my way or the highway, Mother F$#@*%rs!” Very sad.

heddly_lamar on August 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM

It amazes me how the Left in this country has moved from “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” to “It’s my way or the highway, Mother F$#@*%rs!” Very sad.

heddly_lamar on August 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Liberalism, by its nature, needs to always become more restrictive.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I don’t get the obesity crack. My impression is that for the longest time, CFA’s signature sandwich was the very healthful chargilled chicken sandwich, while the fried varieties were more recent additions to the menu.

Seems to me, CFA is a pretty healthful way to go when eating fastfood.

BuckeyeSam on August 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I though the government sponsored “fat is evil” program had gone away in shame. The fat people are drowning in high GI carbs, not fat.

bbhack on August 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

ditto here in the phoenix area…

cmsinaz on August 4, 2012 at 12:57 PM

You get a raspberry on top of a turd when you go looking for steak and the only thing being served is chikin.

Stoic Patriot on August 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM

In the annals of the 2012 elections, two things will be of note:

1. Obama’s “you didn’t build that”, and

2. Chick-Fil-A

Thank God that the leftists are delusional Utopian dummies.

p.s. forget the polls – the Wednesday and Friday events at Chick-Fil-A tell you all you need to know.

p.p.s. Chick-Fil-A should send big gifts to Rahm and his other dummies and the guy who insulted the girl, then lost his job. Both contingents marketed CFA as nothing could come close to.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

A local Memphis station, owned by the New York Times, spent 4 times a much air time on one “protest” in Midtown Memphis, than they did on the massive lines at all 4 area stores on Wednesday. Propaganda.
kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I wonder if that is the station I watched. It was te NBC affiliate as we had been watching the Olympics. I am in that Media market.

earlgrey133 on August 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

There’s no need to pit Christians against gays. Not all Christians believe the same things, and not all gays are non-Christians.

bluegill on August 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

However, there are certain beliefs and responses to the gospel that are specifically laid out in the Bible that Christians must believe. To add anything to those beliefs, such as the presumption that homosexuals can become Christians and still claim and embrace the homosexual lifestyle, is to deny the very spirit of what the Bible teaches and is a form of gnosticism.

Can someone be “gay” and become a Christian? Absolutely! But to willfully continue in a lifestyle, or in any other sinful practice, that is repeatedly denounced in the Bible is a perversion worse than the sin itself.

AubieJon on August 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM

liberal4life,crr66,uppereastside

newportmike on August 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM

earlgrey133 on August 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Nope. YOu were watching WMC. I was watching WREG. Pretty pitiful, huh?

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I though the government sponsored “fat is evil” program had gone away in shame. The fat people are drowning in high GI carbs, not fat.

bbhack on August 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Quite odd, really Fat is evil but, if you refuse to consider an overweight woman as ‘beautiful’, you’re guilty of ‘lookism’ according to the feminazis.

In short, a rigged game. And men lose all the time.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Schad, War Planner said that you need to read my blog today. Just letting you know.

kingsjester on August 4, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Dems must be thinking:

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

faol on August 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM

The juxtaposition of these two protests made very clear which view is mainstream, and which view is fringe — another lesson that Menino and Emanuel should heed.

Exactly..I posted this earlier and I still think it is fitting:

Here’s the problem with gay marriage: Most homosexuals are looking for legalized marriage as a way of validating that they are just as good as heterosexuals. The problem is that this type of validation can’t come from the state or external forces. That type of validation comes from within. If you have it then it doesn’t matter what others think. Because they are looking for validation from outside sources; they will never be happy. They will keep going after and bludgeoning any group that they think slighted them in any way. That is why gay marriage will ultimately lead to more first amendment right suppression

melle1228 on August 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Too bad this guy is named Adam Smith.

Imagine how many more comments this thread would have if inthemiddle and libfreeordie wouldn’t be so exhausted from last night’s ‘kiss-in’.

This is just one comment from the video site.

That was about 2 minutes of an apology followed by 5.5 minutes of excuses.

My take – if the obviously very troubled guy, due to the law of unintended consequences, would have doubled the length of his rant, his 15 min. of ‘fame’ would now be over. He needs psychological help. Something bad is about to happen.

If not, watch for a book and a Broadway play “Free water”.

Lastly, no leftist idea/movement goes unpunished. They all backfire in their stupid faces.

p.s. he might as well get out of the closet.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

When some yahoo goes to the drive-up window to berate some teenage server for the political-religious views of her employer it’s intolerance. When government officials threaten to block business arrangements because of the political-religious views of the business owner it’s tyranny. This is an important distinction. Accept no substitutes.

claudius on August 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM

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Excellent point.

Also, did any more of us here read or hear that the “yahoo” got fired from his job, next day ?

listens2glenn on August 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Quite odd, really Fat is evil but, if you refuse to consider an overweight woman as ‘beautiful’, you’re guilty of ‘lookism’ according to the feminazis.

In short, a rigged game. And men lose all the time.

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I meant dietary fat as evil, not body fat, but your point is taken.

bbhack on August 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM

listens2glenn on August 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Listsen to this, and you’ll learn.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM

If not, watch for a book and a Broadway play “Free water”.

Lastly, no leftist idea/movement goes unpunished. They all backfire in their stupid faces.

p.s. he might as well get out of the closet.

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I which Mr Smith’s former employer would rehire him, just so they could fire him again.

bbhack on August 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Listsen = listen

Schadenfreude on August 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Huckabee is a very moderate Republican and he started this. Pallin very conservative was fully on board.

So the entire party was on board basically from very conservative to very moderate.

But Mitt is not on board at all. He actually disses the movement calling it a distraction.

I just do not understand Mitt what so ever. He calls every thing a distraction.

Well Mitt wake up. The MSM is going to force this to be the best possible light for Obama. They will distract every single day. You will never get a message through their distractions.

However this CFA was getting the message to every single American just how bad Obama was. It was loud and clear to normal every day Americans who absolutely were paying attention.

You put your middle finger up at them basically. You more or less defend Obama by telling us to stop this protest.

How is anyone supposed to think Mitt really supports freedom of speech and Traditional Marriage when he can not get on board the biggest movement ever in support of them?

Steveangell on August 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

The irony of these people asking for tolerance at every turn and being totally intolerant of anyone with different views than their own is just priceless. You can’t make this stuff up.

scalleywag on August 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Liberals ruin everything they touch, entertain, or endeavor.

That’s why they always scream ‘bigotry!’

Liberals are infantile in all their practices. That’s why they always call on Big Daddy–some judge–to ‘fix’ what perpetual foot-stomping and endless temper-tantrums can’t get done for them otherwise.

Liberals are NOT, in my view, respectable people. Of course the Left will call me a ‘bigot’ for that. But that’s because of how liberals see them themselves.

If liberals were truly respectable persons, would they have created and lastingly engendered so much disdain for themselves?

Liam on August 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM

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