Gay Rights Advocates To Protest Chick-Fil-A With Same-Sex Kissing In Front of Restaurants

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National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A
In what may be the boldest and most effective method of protest against Chick-Fil-A, whose president openly proclaimed his anti-gay stance last week, gay rights advocates are planning a National Same-Sex Kiss Day on Friday, Aug. 3 at locations nationwide. The event, organizers write sarcastically, is to "thank" the chain for its "support of love, equality, and the real definition of family." All are invited to grab a same-sex partner or pal you wouldn't mind smooching, head to your nearest Chick-Fil-A, and go at it as the company's religious execs squirm. (This is happening in addition to the Laguna Hills protest on Thursday.) 


Aug. 1 happens to be former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, which invites people to eat at the chain to "affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse." 

It's a great shame that these events aren't happening on the same day.  

National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A currently has more than 3,500 RSVPs. 

Writes one attendee: "I am a straight Christian male. I have never eaten Chick-Fil-a and have never really wanted to, but I still feel like attending this event to show support to all of my gay and lesbian friends. I'll even kiss another man."

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JFreshley
JFreshley

Well, I hope they plan on purchasing something before or after their futile demonstration. Otherwise it will be considered loitering. I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't want to see ANYONE, regardless of their sexual orientation, make out with someone in a restaurant. By acting out this way they further the polarization of our society, when they themselves proclaim that they only want the world to unit. For some reason they feel that audacious, flamboyant, and outright distasteful displays of protest will once and for all unite society under a rainbow flag of love, and what did Obama say the other day, ah yes, "fairy dust." I don't see this demonstration aiding their plight, and as I stated before, they should purchase something during their visit to this BUSINESS, as well as check with the Fire Marshal to ensure the safety of other patrons if their assembly is larger than a few people. If not, they are at risk of being cited for charges including unlawful assembly, disturbing the piece, loitering, etc.

tsteiden
tsteiden

He didn't say he hated gays, he said he supported traditional Christian marriage, as do most Americans. Most of us don't really care what you do. You can call it "marriage" as far as we're concerned, but it won't be holy matrimony - it won't change God's definition. The government shouldn't sanction it for the same reason they don't sanction plural marriage. It doesn't promote good outcomes for the children produced by (or in your case, adopted into) those marriages. Children are less stable mentally, more likely to commit suicide, less likely to have lasting relationships, the list goes on and on.Whose affirmation are you after with all this acrimony? The church? the state? God's? You are likely to only ever get the state's reluctant acceptance for it at best and I don't think you will ever be satisfied with that, because it will always be "homosexual marriage", not "marriage" to most of the world. 

stacy256
stacy256

It's a sign of the times that people are so hateful towards those who honor the word of G-d.  No one is trying to take away your rights, but we have every right to stand up for the word of G-d and for you to hate me for it is satanic.  I don't hate you because you're gay, but because I love you, I need to tell you that you are doing an injustice to the Lord.  He loves you, it's NEVER too late to turn to him.  A protest like this is an offense to G-d and to children everywhere.  Children do not need to see an act like this, nor be influenced by it.  Stop this satanic ritual.  Read the Word.  The more you read the Word, the easier it gets to see where satan is influencing your life.

eldapeeze
eldapeeze

I like how they think they have a right to go to a privately owned restaraunt and do gross disgusting things in front of people. All they are going to do is piss people off more. I though they wanted people to accept them, well this sure as heck is not going to help their cause.

jj.streets
jj.streets

The media stiring the pot as always.......

jrodman72
jrodman72

Why are Gay & Lesbo fans groups allowed to force there beliefs on others ?

Exador
Exador

Great graphic - I spit out a little morning coffee when I saw that.

JackGrimshaw
JackGrimshaw

Uh, hot chicks kissing? In the name of journalistic integrity, the American public demands proof! Photographic proof! PHOTOS! Now! The more the better! Close-ups! NOW! (Did we already say that?) PHOTOS, okay?! LOTSA photos! (Excuse us, we need to go splash some cold water on our face.)

jtneotx
jtneotx

The words "God Hates Fags" and "You're Going To Hell" were never mentioned or even implied in the interview.  There was no mention on any hatred or animosity towards any group.  I am disappointed in seeing this type of journalism that seems to intentionally misconstrue people's words.

Winkle
Winkle

In response to, "For those of you with a short memory homosexual conduct was previously classified as abnormal sexual behavior. . ."   Previously, women and blacks were considered second class citizens, if that, and even abused because of who they are.  And overwhelming research shows gays can't help being gay anymore than blacks can help being black and women can help being women.  This country was NOT founded on these principles of be "normal" or be persecuted.  Exactly the opposite!  It was founded on freedom.  FREEDOM doesn't mean you're free if you're Christian, white, and male.  It means EVERYBODY.  And if everyone would spend less time pointing at others and more working on being better people themselves, this would be a much better world to be in. God said it's not our place to judge, but His.  Maybe you Christians should listen.  And because this country was founded on freedom, I defend Chik fil A's right to express whatever feeling they want.  They have that right. And we have the right to agree or disagree.  Personally, I think the LGBT community should take the high road and just boycott the franchise, spread the word to their families and friends.  Maybe Chik Fil A will consider giving their money to more worthy causes, like childhood cancer, which receives about 2% of the national research cancer funding. That's way more "Christian" than supporting hate groups. Do what you want. Believe what you want. This country gives you the right to do that. But it goes both ways. Others are allowed to do the same so leave them alone!

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

It just kills the radicals and liberals that there are citizens and business owners who still believe in the principles that the United States was founded on and who refuse to be intimidated.  For those of you with a short memory homosexual conduct was previously classified as abnormal sexual behavior, before being upgraded to alternate lifestyle.  Now I am not sure how deviant behavior can go from one extreme to another overnight, but many aren't buying it.  My hat is off to the Chick-Fil-A people for their philosophy and sticking to their guns. 

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @JFreshley dont be an idiot-this is NOT about changign minds-gays gave that up years ago-we win through the courts-this is about showing love and helathiness, that gays are human and will not just give up our rights because fat redneck america thinsk they are less...

OCPsychologist
OCPsychologist

 @tsteiden

 I am a heterosexual mother of two and a clinical psychologist who can inform you that there is no research that supports any damage or harm to children as a result of being raised by homosexuals.  However, you may be interested in the plethora of findings regarding children raised in households by parents with rigid intolerant views.  Further, their is well documented evidence that homosexual teens are 4x more likely to commit suicide when raised by parents who reject their homosexuality.  Stop fabricating false research findings simply because you think there is no one reading the blog who knows any better.  Most of the remarks I have heard such as yours have been made by ill-informed and misguided people who would love to believe they were speaking the truth. 

 

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @stacy256 got it, bitch-you think gays will burn-now go and do something with your life-sitting around in that trailer, getting fat and working at the Piggly Wiggly AINT gonna improve things no matter how much you pray!

brilynch1283
brilynch1283

 @stacy256 This is probably the most polite way of saying "god" hates fags I have ever heard. I am a straight, ATHEIST, male who can not stand bible thumping, hate mongerers such as this. The issue I take with you is that you try to replace your hate with the word love because it sounds nicer. The truth is underneath your veiled 'love'. Every bible thumping christian, catholic, etc really needs to sit down and do some research on the opinions of those they spout as fact from a book that was not so much as even touched by this so-called Christ or God. The opinions you tout as your beliefs are nothing more than creative propaganda that unfortunately persists to this day. Why does it persist to this day, ahh yes, the money makes the world go-round!!

JuniperBriar
JuniperBriar

 @jrodman72 What do you mean "beliefs"??!! 

 

Being gay is not a belief nor is it a choice. Read a book sometime; preferably something that doesn't have King James Version written on the spine. 

 

Did YOU choose to be straight? 

 

 

JK513
JK513

 @JackGrimshaw They didn't say "hot chicks kissing". They said lesbians. Ever met a hot lesbian? Most look like men. LOL

michellewoo
michellewoo

 @jtneotx The National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A organizers were using this image to promote the event on Facebook, which is why it is relevant. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @jtneotx 

 

There is no misconstruction of Chich-fil-a's extremist Christian fundaMENTALism.

 

 

jtneotx
jtneotx

 @Winkle What kind of hate groups does Chik Fil A support?

my2cents
my2cents

 @ltpar Oh you mean like freedom from religious persecution?  Do people not use their religion to persecute those that don't adhere to their principles but keeping them from the same life, liberty and pursuit of happiness?

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

 @ltpar Yes, and forty years ago epileptics couldn't marry either. Was that a founding principle too? What's your point?

leonalejandro
leonalejandro

 @ltpar Kind of ignorant aren't you?The change from abnormal sexual behavior to alternate lifestyle came about from a better understanding of human psychology and biology. Go get an education.

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

YOURE AN IMBECILE-it was classified as a mental disorder over 40 years ago because psychology wasn't that astute concerning gays. Now with numerous studies by ALL psychologists and medical professionals, it is detemrined that being gay is normal, helathy and a natural variation in human and animal psychology. Now please die off, bigot-REAL Americans dont wnat you here

hopkins.andrew77
hopkins.andrew77

 @JuniperBriar

So what in your biological make up made you gay. Gay is a choice just like you chose what kind of ice cream you want

jrodman72
jrodman72

 @JuniperBriar 

Now that I have been thinking about this and maybe your right. People are born gay. I guess it is like any other mental illness like Bipolar or Schizophrenia . Maybe some day they will get a medication for this mental illness.

jrodman72
jrodman72

 @JuniperBriar 

No I didn't choice to be straight. I was born this way like everyone else. If people were Born this way "gay". They would be able to reproduce with anyone or anything they wanted. But seeing it isn't natural. Reproducing will never happen. Maybe people are born this way. Cause some people are born with only one arm or born with a disease or sickness of some sorts. "Belief" as in way of life

jtneotx
jtneotx

 @michellewoo Michelle, do you think "God hates fags?"  Do you think this was the proper conclusion to draw from the interview?

jtneotx
jtneotx

 @DonkeyHotay I'm not sure if you understand the word fundamentalism.  How does responding to an interviewer's question and stating one's beliefs equate to extreme Christrian fundamentalism?  What does non-extreme Christian fundamentalism look like?  

jtneotx
jtneotx

 @DonkeyHotay The words "fag" and "hate" were never mentioned or even implied in the interview.  To support the Biblical principles of marriage does not automatically mean that all of Chik-Fil-A hates everyone that disagrees. 

JuniperBriar
JuniperBriar

 @jtneotx Chick-Fil-A's Anti-Gay Donations Totaled Nearly $2 Million In 2010. 

 

These include: WinShape Foundation, which was created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy in 1984, were the Marriage & Family Foundation ($1,188,380), Exodus International($1,000) and the Family Research Council (also $1,000)

 

If you eat there you are funding anti gay groups. If you eat there despite knowing what organizations they give money to then you are showing your true colors and exactly what type of person you are. 

 

Gay is not going away. Too bad. 

 

 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

 @my2cents

 You would do really well under Sharia Law.  Sticks and stones would break your bones.  Better hope the Muslims never take over the world. 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

 @dasubergeek

 My point is a business is entitled to be run by it's owner by whatever standards and/or philosophy they choose.  If they are Christian, they may choose to close on Sunday, just as many Jewish businesses close on Saturday.  I don't believe anyone has accused Chick-fil-A of refusing to serve them or to even not hiring gay people.  They merely feel as do a majority of us that marriage is between a man and a woman.  You don't like that philosophy, feel free to take your business to McDonalds or Carls Junior. 

ModernMessiah
ModernMessiah

 @leonalejandro nothing changed. It is still abnormal. Normal behavior for biological entities is to reproduce. PERIOD. Hey, speaking of periods, if a lesbian was MADE not to reproduce, then why do they menstruate? Some people make the choice to reproduce and others choose not to. Those who choose not to reproduce are going against what nature has deemed normal behavior for a biological entity. This goes for straight people as well. Straight people CHOOSE not to reproduce for many different reasons as well. Point is, homosexuality is not normal behavior as defined by nature itself. Bacteria and mold grasp this concept, why can't you and your gang of cultural misfits?

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

 @leonalejandro

 I already have more education than you will ever have in your lifetime and street experience to go with it.  A better understanding of psychology had nothing to do with it, the definition was changed because of pressure of political correctness and politicans selling their souls to the Devil for votes.  However, for many of us, while tolerating such behavior,  it is still abnormal behavior.  Just be thankful that you live in the good old US of A, where such conduct is tolerated. 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

 @norman.dostal

 Well Norman, you must be out of the closet and are clearly convinced that you are normal.  These phychologists and medical professionals you are referring to are the same jerk offs who are releasing all sorts of deviants from institutions back into society with an opinion that they have been rehabilitated and pose no threat to society.  They then become walking time bombss prowling the streets of America in search of their next victim.  Yep, I have a lot of faith and confidence in the credibility of your medical professionals.  Lastly, if  you think you are a "Real American," then I have a bridge in Brooklyn I will sell to you real cheap.  Chances are that I will die of old age, but chances are you will die of AIDS.  Frankly, I like my odds better.   

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @hopkins.andrew77 the same thing that gives people blue eyes...oh wait, tehres no blue eyed gene? ok-what about beign left handed? oh-no left handed gene? you, see, dumdum, biology is a little more complicated and we have barely mapped out the human genes-maybe some day they'll find a gay gene, maybe not-doesnt matter though-even if its choice, gays deserve the same rights under the  law tha you enjoy-and they WILL get them

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @JustSaying pedophiles are of course wired that way too-no, they are not to be supported because they VICTIMIZE children-get it? gays do not victimize anyone-they are consenting adults-please try a different argument-only idiotic buffoons still talk about bestiality or pedophilia in this context...shameful

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @stacy256 yorue an idiot-now shut up-the bible orders women to be silent when men are talking

stacy256
stacy256

 @jrodman72

 People are not born gay.  Homosexuality is a perversion influenced by the unusually high level of pornography (a tool of the devil) in this world today.  Lust is insatiable, the devil knows this and he uses it to turn people away from G-d's Word.  I think it has a lot to do with teen pregnancy as well; a young single mother has no way of providing a masculine influence on young boys when her scared teen boyfriend flees the situation because he's still a boy himself.  This is why abstinence is so important.  It's really very simple, and all laid out in the bible.  If you choose to ignore it, this is the type of thing that can and does happen.  It doesn't mean people who adhere to this Word hate you.  Just because we disagree does not make us enemies.  As a child of G-d, if I know something that can help you and I keep quiet about it, I am committing a sin (which means i'm "missing the mark")  True Christians are here to help others on their path TOWARDS G-d.  We are not meant to think of ourselves, or to hate.  If you meet a "Christian" like that, just leave, they are not true children of G-d.  You can learn all of this by picking up a bible and tuning into a bible study like Joyce Meyer, Les Feldick or tuning into KWAVE.  They have many excellent sermons, or studies, every day.  Put forth an effort and He will bless you.

my2cents
my2cents

 @jtneotx very true, he was only stating his own opinion, he was not speaking on behalf of company itself...but once a snowball rolls... I don't personally agree with his personal opinion... but I know for a fact their hiring practices are not biased, as I've know several LGBT that work in the local area...

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @DonkeyHotay Leviticus also forbids eating shrimp, cutting your bangs and stoning for adultery-come on, dumdum, the levitical law was only for the priests at the time-every moron knwos that-Bible 101

stacy256
stacy256

 @DonkeyHotay

 if you study the bible, this was part of a whole host of impossible laws G-d charged to the Jewish community in order to make them wake up, and say "this is wrong".  That didn't happen.  Instead, the people lived the law by the letter, and anyone who did not was ostricised.  That's because mankind is ruled by the flesh and therefore, very suseptable to the devil's influence.  This was never a law meant for the gentiles (us) to live under.  Gotta love the people who have never studied the bible quote it like they know what they're talking about.  It's the most complicated book in existence.  You're supposed to study it.  "None so blind as those who will not see."  Read Matthew 13:13, or Jeremiah 5:21, or Isaiah 6:9-10, that is talking about you.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @jtneotx 

 

If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.  -- Leviticus 20:10

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @JFreshley youre so stupid-stay on topic please-you really should NOT eat there-thats why you and your family are fat

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @jtneotx check closer-they give to hate groups, one of which supported the Kill the Gays bill in Uganda-go on, google it...we are waiting

JFreshley
JFreshley

 @JuniperBriarLMAO! I'm going out on a whim here, but I'm pretty sure you have purchased gas from a gas station owned by someone of the Islamic faith. There is a very good chance, as in my situation, that a portion of the money you pay them goes to fund Islamic organizations. Islam denounces the practice of homosexuality AS WELL as denying women any rights. In fact, women are considered lower than second-class citizens in some fundamental Islamic sects. According to their religious leaders they have no souls.

I'm also certain that you have purchased something made in China, which if you haven't had your head securely attached to your @$$ you would know is a communist country. A communist country that partakes in the overall suppression of everyone's civil liberties. You have no voice in communist China.

I will continue to eat Chic-Fil-A's DELICIOUS chicken sandwiches. You can go live in the desert and not partake in consuming any products from ANY companies, for there is a good chance a portion of the money you spend WILL be spent in a manner you deem "immoral" or "wrong." Murderers often purchase their weapon of choice using "funds" they received from their JOB. Your options for consumerism are slim considering all of  the possibilities for your money to be misused. Good luck with your drastic lifestyle change!

JustSaying
JustSaying

 @JuniperBriar If I am looking at this issue through your "rose colored glasses," you are ANTI-FAMILY right?  You are in favor of and support same sex marriage or no marriage at all,  therefore by your own logic you are anti-family.  The organizations you listed above are not "anti" anything; but merely supporting triditional (thousands of years of history, read that book) family structors.  

jtneotx
jtneotx

 @JuniperBriar WinShape looks like an organization that supports marriage, family and foster children.  Can you show me where they talk about hating or oppressing the gay community?  

JFreshley
JFreshley

 @ltpar Don't let the simpletons get to you. If they had it their way, they would be able to sue Chic-Fil-A for not being open on Sunday. After all, they get hungry on Sundays too, and it's "their right" to eat whatever they want. Apparently they REALLY want some Chic-Fil-A. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @ModernMessiah again, youre an idiot-gays can reproduce too-since only 3% of animals are monogamous, being with one partner is actually Unnatural if you want to discuss biology. So people that are not fertile are not natural too? what is your point? Homosexuality has been around since teh dawn of man-why would nature keep making homosexuals if it wasn't nnatural? perhaps population copntrol? you don't make any sense-i suspect retardation, but that would be insulting to the mentally ill

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @ltpar the SAME people from 40 years ago (1973) are releasing people? what the hell are you talking about?? the only release i know about was Reagan ordering the schizos out of the asylums in the 80s which is why there are so many mentally ill homeless people-are you just pulling stuff out of your ass? tragic!

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

YOURE AN IDIOT-you hope I die of AIDS? OK, fuckwad...

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