September 25, 2012
Gay Rights, gun control, Madonna Obama, Madonna Obama muslim, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan
Madonna brought her MDNA Tour to Washington, D.C. on Monday night, and added a bizarre dose of politics to the show.
“Y’all better vote for f–king Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that’s some amazing s–t,” she said. “It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, g**damnit.”
Madonna 2nd Night Speech MDNA Tour Washington DC 9 /24/2012
Madonna endorses Obama, calls him Muslim
Madonna isn’t afraid to show her support for President Barack Obama, nor is she afraid to paint it on her body.
Madonna Strips to Reveal Obama Endorsement
August 3, 2012
chick fil a, chick fil a appreciation day, chick fill a kiss in, Gay Rights, same sex marriage
This type thing reminds me of a spoiled child that doesn’t get their way, then retaliates in a childish way. Dan Cathy was only expressing his personal opinion which he has a right to do. Of course in fairness I don’t believe they really know who did this at this time. I haven’t seen anything yet about security video showing who did it…It is very possible this was done to incite the right against the gay movement even more…..you never know now days. Anything is possible today.
Chick-fil-A issued a cheerful statement of welcome to the Kiss Day protesters: “We understand from news reports that Friday may present yet another opportunity for us to serve with genuine hospitality, superior service and great food.”
On a day that some gay-rights activists are planning a “National Same-Sex Kiss Day,” a Chick-fil-A in Torrance was vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti.
Chick-fil-A employees were greeted Fridays morning with the words “Tastes like hate” scrawled in large black lettering mimicking the chain’s advertising across the back wall of the restaurant at 182nd Street and Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.
With media helicopters hovering overhead and police officers on the scene, one employee said, “I’m just trying to sort everything out.”
Chick-fil-A has been at the center of media scrutiny and public debate ever since the company’s president publicly expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage.
On Friday, some gay-rights activists are encouraging same-sex couples to go one of the chicken restaurant’s locations and take a photo or video of themselves kissing.
It remains unclear whether this protest will generate the huge crowds that turned out Wednesday for “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” when tens of thousands waited through long lines in a show of support for the executive.
The privately held company declined to give specific sales figures but released a statement to the Los Angeles Times confirming that frenzied sales of chicken sandwiches and cross-cut waffle fries had made for a record-setting day.
“We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country,” said Steve Robinson, executive vice president of marketing, in the statement. “While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day.”
Newport Beach resident Ian Conger cited both business and religious reasons for dining Wednesday at the relatively new Costa Mesa location.
August 3, 2012
chick fil a, chick fil a appreciation day, dan cathy, Gay Rights, same sex marriage
I’ll have to add here, marriage has always been done on a State level, so I and I’m sure Steve as well believe it should stay that way. Not something the Supreme Court should decide for all States. I believe the 10th amendment applies here, but that probably won’t stop it from going to the Supremes and getting a ruling.
August 1, 2012
chick fil a, chick fil a appreciation day, Gay Rights, marriage man and woman, same sex marriage, traditional marriage
Where’s all that tolerance from the gay community? What’s happen to free speech? I hear on Friday , the gay community will be on the property of chick fil a . .. Protesting. Uh, guess we till have to go again on Friday. Maybe we’ll have some Christian tracts with us to give them.
It used to be that taking a bite of a chicken sandwich just meant you were hungry. Now it has become a symbol of whether you stand for or against same-sex marriage, or – alternately – the right to express your personal views without fear of retaliation.
At Chick-fil-A locations across the country, people voted with their wallets today, coming out to express support for the fast-food chain after CEO Dan Cathy said in an interview that he is a firm backer of “traditional marriage.”
“I believe what the Bible says (about marriage),” Chauncy Fields told us after wolfing down a breakfast of chicken and biscuits. “So I came out here to support Chick-fil-A and the movement.”
Chris Johnson sees a double standard. “He (Dan Cathy) said the exact same thing that President Obama said,” Johnson told Fox News — referring to the president’s past opposition to gay marriage – “And he gets negativity, and Obama gets positivity.”
At one Atlanta location, the restaurant was packed, while the line for the drive-thru looped twice around the building and out into the street.
July 26, 2012
boston mayor thomas menino, chick fil a, dan cathy, Gay Rights, hetrosexual marriage, IsupportChickFilA, same sex, Taco Bell, traditional marriage
I’ve got to ask…..just how ridiculous is this same sex, gay rights thing going to get. People have a right to disagree with things as this. The mayor of Boston must be out of his mind to run commerce out of his city. If the gays don’t like what Chick-fil-a is saying, then don’t patronize them, it’s that simple. Don’t demand they go against their concience. It’s obvious the gays aren’t willing to go against theirs, so why expect someone else to give in? Take your business elsewhere, punish them if you must that way. Your only hurting your cause this way.
On the heels of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s controversial public comments against same-sex marriage, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino fired off a letter to Cathy, urging him to abandon plans to expand the fast food chain to his city.
“In recent days you said Chick-fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said the generation that supports it has ‘an arrogant attitude,'” Menino wrote in a letter dated July 20 and published online Wednesday. “Now—incredibly—your company says you are backing out of the same-sex marriage debate. I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston.”
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,'” Cathy said in a recent radio interview. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
In an interview with the Baptist Press published last week, Cathy doubled down on his stance against same-sex unions.
“Guilty as charged,” Cathy said. “We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
“We know that it might not be popular with everyone,” he added, “but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
All 1,608 of Chick-fil-A’s restaurants are closed on Sundays, a day of rest for most Christians.
June 26, 2011
ATF, Barney Frank, gay pride, Gay Rights, LGBT
You have to ask yourself……..why would the ATF do this?
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under fire for allowing U.S.-purchased guns to flow to Mexican criminals, celebrated its first gay pride event on Wednesday.
The celebration at ATF’s Washington headquarters was intended to recognize the “accomplishments and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to ATF and the nation, and to promote awareness of the LGBT culture,” ATF said in a news release.
“ATF works to ensure sexual orientation discrimination and prejudice are not tolerated in our workplace,” said Acting Director Kenneth Melson. “ATF is an equal employment opportunity environment where effective and equitable participation is encouraged.”
The keynote speaker, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), spoke about his experiences serving as an openly gay congressman.
ATF says it has created an LGBT affinity group called “ATF Pride” with the primary goal of ensuring equal employment opportunity and enhancing development opportunities for LGBT employees at the agency.