Chick-fil-A: "Tastes like Hate" Vandalism Hits SoCal Restaurant

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Who could have anticipated a bitter cultural war at Chick-fil-A?
Hours before a scheduled nationwide, same sex "kiss in" to protest the owner of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance, police are investigating vandalism committed at a Torrance franchise of the fast food restaurant.

Overnight someone committed a misdemeanor crime by spray painting "Tastes like Hate" on the restaurant's outer wall.

Political conservatives, who vigorously back Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy's position that God will punish the United States if gays and lesbians are allowed to marry, are probably disgusted by the vandalism.

On Wednesday, the restaurant won huge sales and vocal support when Cathy fans lined up to buy his food.

On the other side of the controversy, pro-gay marriage equality groups are pushing their boycott today by calling for a "National Same Sex Kiss-In Day" outside of the popular restaurant.

Go HERE to see a link to the event's Facebook page.

Gay anger at Cathy increased after recent reports show he has sponsored the work of homophobic characters and given more than $5 million to anti-equality causes, according to various news outlets.

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Rev. Pat Robertson: I am sure gays caused God to aid the Middle Eastern airplane terrorists who killed nearly 3,000 Americans on 911.
In Orange County, the recent opening of a Chick-fil-A in Laguna Hills won a group of protesters.

9 A.M. UPDATE: The vandalized restaurant painted over the graffiti.

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ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

The only hate I see is coming from the homosexuals and the anti-religious. Well those people have a right to voice their hateful comments, moral people have a right to voice their support for traditional famiy values and morality. Bashing moral people when they do so simply reveals the colossal hypocrisy and intolerance that exists among the homosexuals and their anti-religious zealot supporters.

xregnarts
xregnarts

Where is the logic in this people's preaching and opinions?  The moment we lost our logic, we're screwed and we're going to screw more people. There are more hate acts because of backward thinking. I'm an observer, thinker, and seeker of a better perspective in life, for people and for the world. I do not like saying things over what people go through, i take my time to know what it is like to be in their shoes, i understand their ordeals and relate to them as much as i could. I do not drop a bomb of hate or criticisms without hearing their real story. People of today are troubled, deprived, neglected, abused, and degraded. Now, this is the time not to be narrow-minded but it is a SHAME that those who are in the position to preach, those who are supposed to stay "GROUNDED" and be "RATIONAL" are the ones acting crazily hateful. I question that, what kind of GOD that they believed in, who they represent would say such. I don't think GOD, tolerates such thinking or act. The bottom line and very basis of religion is for humanity to have a PLACE for everyone to co-exist with each other and to share ONE WORLD, without HATE. The moment we step on other people's shoes and terrorize them by our overly critical thinking imposing our own beliefs or standards is what makes other people react a certain way. No matter who we are or what we believe in, we have to keep our composure and do not impose what's best for others unless  they come to us and ask for advice. If we make a public announcement or comment and that's directing a certain population or group, that becomes a big liability because that would reflect a group you represent and that is going to be questioned and challenge. Thus, no one has the right to say what's right or wrong, we, each our own struggles and understanding of the world we live in and we just happened to co-exist in a world full of differences, but should not hate each other just because one says we are not better than them. That is totally STUPID thinking and that is a DUMB statement. Whether it comes from a political view, spiritual, or even just from ordinary person, that makes them IGNORANT.

 

guerro
guerro

I self identified as a "lesbian gender dysphoriac" and swapped spit with a fine ass lipstick lesbian.  She wasn't suspicious at all about my adam's apple, ute belt and scuffed work boots. 

NGCoot
NGCoot

"Political conservatives, who vigorously back Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy's position that God will punish the United States if gays and lesbians are allowed to marry, are probably disgusted by the vandalism." 2 things - one, anyone should be disgusted by vandalism regardless of personal opinion. two - you will probably not find 20% of conservatives who believe that an earthly action will call down the wrath of The Supreme Being.

henkster
henkster

We're staging a protest at 5PM, for the Chick-Fil-A National Kiss in at Tustin Marketplace, we're trying to get as many bodies as possible. If you are interested we will see you there! :D

949girl
949girl topcommenter

I've noticed so many people posting on Facebook etc that this is about our first amendment and it's not anti-gay (I'm really tempted to delete these "friends").  I'm sorry but I highly doubt that anyone who went out on the support Chick-fil-a day and waited for hours for a sandwich really went there to support the first amendment.  They use that as an excuse to support homophobia.  I just find it so sad that the world is so hateful.  All of these Christians say that they are upholding  traditional marriage.  So I want to go out and survey all of the Chick-fil-a supporters and ask them if they've ever been divorced, had premarital sex or had a child out of marriage.  The only people who really have the right, if that's what you want to call it, to say they are supporting traditional marriage better have answered no to all of the above or your a big fat hypocrite in my eyes.  At least people should have the balls to say they are anti-gay and not hide behind deep fried sandwiches.  If gay people can't get married then I don't think straight people should be able to get divorced. 

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Well, Matt, if you wanted to meet me at a chicfila today for lunch, we could, well, umm, u know...  umm.... show our support.  [wink wink]

Exador
Exador

Next time the Weekly reviews a Muslim-owned restaurant, ask the owned how he/she feels about gay marriage. 52% of voting Californians are against it, according to the passage of Prop 8. Point is that gay marriage supporters might not have the support they think they do. Hey, personally I'm for it - why should heterosexuals be the only ones to suffer.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @949girl Actually,  a couple having a kid 'accidentally' out of wedlock, and then getting married (and I know more than a few), is actually the opposite of hypocrisy, it is a recognition of the traditional purpose of marriage, to channel sexual energy into reproduction and to provide a stable environment in which to raise to adulthood the oft-times results of that sexual energy. 

 

And let's stop with the idiotic term 'homophobic'. A phobia is an irrational fear which provokes debilitating anxiety. Concern about homosexuality is both rational (visit the CDC website and look up the STD rates -- not just HIV but the 'normal' ones--among 'Men having Sex with Men' as they call them). And the vast majority of people against homosexual 'marriage' can walk down the streets of Laguna Beach without suffering a panic attack.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

I just realized Moxley, not Coker, wrote this story --- offer suspended!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @Exador Muslims=Good

Gays=Good.

 

Therefore there can be no conflict between Muslims and Gays in the progressive mind.

Exador
Exador

@Mitchell_Young - As if we were dealing with progressive minds.

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