Chick-Fil-A cooking up controversy

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KKCO) Protesters demonstrated near a mobile Chick-Fil-A lunch truck on Thursday in Washington. The company's CEO does not support same-sex marriage. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said he does not support "hate chicken" in his city. Governor Tim Pawlenty said officials threatening a business for having a different political opinion is "chilling and jaw-dropping." "I have historically been a supporter of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights and I will continue to be so. You know, when people don't support marriage equality, it is the law here in the District of Columbia, people who don't support human rights for everybody, there just is no place for them in this city," says Gray.

"No, we don't do that in the United States. We can have civil disagreements about our view versus another view, but we don't use the power of government to try to intimidate and chill and retaliate against people for exercising their free speech rights. That's outrageous," says Pawlenty.

The mayors of Chicago, San Francisco and Boston have talked about denying business permits to open Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

Pawlenty was speaking at a Mitt Romney campaign event in North Carolina.

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  • by Jerry on Aug 1, 2012 at 01:50 PM
    My wife & I ate at Chick-fil-A today, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in support of the Chick-fil-A's stand for the Bibical marriage. It was heartwarming and encouraging to see the long lines, both inside and the drive-thru. The service was fast & effecient. Freedom of speech in a wonderful right we have here in America. Thank you for speaking out.
  • by jolie on Jul 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM
    Watch Fox News.... you WILL get a fair and balanced view of the news. They will tell you the facts and let you decide. Of course, you have to have the intelligence to understand what they are saying in the news to make a common sense decision. Unfortunately there are a whole lot of people that just don't listen to anything but the buzzing between their ears.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM in reply to jolie
      Fox news is full of liberals.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:56 AM
    There was a documentary on another channel Which is very reputable, that speculation that Hitler himself was a Closet Homosexual, based on his early commander reports and during his service in WW1. No Scott it true that German locals and Catholics did not support Hitler. But if you seen someone dragged off to a concentration camp or murdered in the street by his SS, you would work underground and try to save Jews like Ann Frank or what Karol Józef Wojtyła did to save them.
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      by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM in reply to
      He might have been. Doesn't change the fact that he had gays and atheists sent to death camps right along side Jews. And I really don't think you can support the claim that no one in Germany supported Hitler. Who elected him Chancellor? Where did the armies come from? Where did the guards at Auschwitz come from? I'm not saying there weren't some who opposed him. Never did. But a few who opposed him doesn't mean everyone did. Like it of not, a lot of Christians went right along with Hitler. That doesn't mean ALL Christians supported him, any more than you can use Westboro baptist as an example of Christianity in general.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM in reply to Scott
        My comment was based on what Chuck said not yours, I worded in the same way he did which was just as true. Also the SS where the watch dogs to keep the German army in line, weren’t they? Majority of this army were Good Law abiding citizens of Germany and did not partake in the Incent slaughter. Now back to the Homosexuals and Chick Fillet, I will never support any Homosexual preferences in the law for what should be a private act; I don’t want to see couples man and women getting preference for sexual acts. I also think that what better way to boost your business and get free advertising than to appose and unpopular political group such as the Homosexuals, and this unpopular president as Obama. I will bet they are raking in the money because of his standing up against the Homosexuals.
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 01:05 PM in reply to
          Yes, the SS were the elite troopers, and they were Christian. What does that tell you?
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to
          And you're absolutely right, that homosexuality should be private, and yet, as you say, Chik-fil-A is raking in the money because so many people are so concerned with a private act. That should tell you something as well.
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          by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 05:43 PM in reply to
          SS the secret police of Hitler being Christians means nothing. They were fanatical Social/Progressives and nothing including God would stop their “Socialist agenda”. Their Political affiliation is what has manipulated the evil like Hitler. This is because more Christians and Catholics died in Hitler’s Concentration camps than the Jews did. If religion mattered to Hitler, he would not have attacked any Bordering nation.
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:27 PM in reply to
          Funny how it now doesn't matter that the SS were Christian. Watch those goal posts shift! And how about a citation that more Christians died in the death camps than Jews. I'm calling BS on this one. Support your assertion.
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          by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:06 PM in reply to
          With an estimated number of Jews being around 6 million (high side estimate) and a high estimate of 17 million totals slaughtered in camps . With a high majority of the countries having Christian religion as their main faith. They do not add mentally ill disabled German children’s religion nor do they add the Captured soldiers from Russia, USA, and England, ie Allies religion that they slaughtered in camps or summarily executed in mass graves. This also doesn’t include the slave labor deaths and their religion. Yes, there are more Christians than Jews killed by this Political Group The Nazi Socialists.
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:42 PM in reply to
          Not quite. Six million is the accepted figure for Jewish casualties, not a high-side estimate. Seventeen million is the extreme high-side estimate for the total, with median figures running around eleven million. And don't forget, not all of the remainder were Christians. Atheists were shipped off as well, not to mention other faiths. And, as you indicate, many of the remainders are not included as Christians. So your assertion is only backed up if you use the absolute highest numbers for the Holocaust, not the median figures. Not very convincing. Certainly not an accepted fact.
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:45 PM in reply to
          One more thing. Lets not forget that, even if more Christians were killed, which I doubt, they weren't killed because they were Christian. They were killed because they fell into other groups that were "unacceptable".
  • by who cares Location: earth on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    Leave Chic fil a alone. The homos can look for support from wienersnitzel! A dozen frozen wieners please.!! Haha.
  • by OK Location: GJT on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:14 AM
    Dan Cathy was also reciting what the bible, God's word states...if people and governments are unhappy with his comment they are really at issue with God, may they take up their complaints against our creator then, not Chik Fil A.
  • by Chuck Location: GJT on Jul 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM
    I'm amazed at the sheer stupidy of some people. People say.... It's his opinon. (end of story.) So I would have to wonder... if his opinon was "I think blacks should be SLAVES or Boy Hitler had the right idea" I'd have to wonder... would you still be applauding him? And by the way... his is a real dog, because the Christians supported both HITLER and SLAVERY! But I'd have to wonder... why is it okay, when were talking about GAYS, but not when okay when we're talking about Jews or Blacks or Mexicans or anyone else? Opinion is opinion, right? Well, the key word here is DISCRIMINATION! Shame shame shame shame shame on anyone whom finds Disgrimination in the United States of America acceptable in the 2012. This reminds me of when the Christians use to say "Its okay because they're JEWS, as the CHRISTIANS supported HITLER, or when the Christians once said, it's okay when the CHRISTIANS supported SLAVERY and SEGREGATION! And today, the CHRISTIANS are at it again and say "It's okay because they're GAY" Well, I'm here to tell you, it was NOT okay in Nazi Germany and it surely is not okay in the United States of America. Discrimination is not a acceptable "Opinion" in a free society. Education, education, education.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 06:12 AM in reply to Chuck
      What a bunch of warped half-truths to justify deviant “social misfits”. In addition, Christians and German locals didn’t support Hitler or slavery. In fact, Blacks Owned Blacks, yes “blacks” were slave owners. I do like that you placed the homosesuals in the same place in history as Hitler, they both are depraved. We as a society should teach them that what the homosexuals are doing is wrong.
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        by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:31 AM in reply to
        Sorry, Anon. Hitler was a Christian (Roman Catholic) and used that faith to justify his war on the Jews. Read "Mein Kampf" and you'll see it nicely laid out why he thought he was doing the work of the lord. He was never ex-communicated and the SS soldiers had "Gott Mitt Uns" (God is with us) on their belt buckles. By the way, he also threw gays into the death camps and burned "Origin of Species".
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          by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 08:26 AM in reply to Scott
          Scott my homosexual friend, (we know your in the closet) I never said he didn’t or wasn’t a Roman Catholic, The fact is there are many, many more who apposed him vigorously who where Roman Catholic and Protestants, and if given a chance would dispatch him with their bare hands. The difference that makes him stand out is that he was a “Socialist/Progressive” who executed and abnormal humans, mentally ill and anyone who would not follow what the socialist government promoted. Hitler’s big Government control led us into the 2 world war by dividing Germany and attacking his own country men. Like the Obama administration is trying to do to this country.
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:27 AM in reply to Scott
          No, you said "Christians and German locals didn’t support Hitler" which is flat out false. The vast majority, if not ALL of his supporters were Christians, because he felt the same way about atheists as he did about Jews and gays. I don't deny that not all Christians supported him, and some worked against him but to say that Christians (in general) didn't support him is wrong. I would also disagree about German locals not supporting him. Hitler had a masterful way of getting crowds on his side. He gave the German people a sense of pride and nationalism that they hadn't had since WWI. They may not have supported him the whole war, but you don't get elected if people aren't supporting you.
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      by Anon-Amos on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to Chuck
      My god man he just made a statement of his opinion any blue blooded lefty should appreciate that. It's not like he is denying same sex couples into Chick-Fil-A or poisoning their chicken burgers. If you don't like his opinion don't go but comparing the dude to Hitler? Come on get real.
  • by Bohica Location: GJT on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM
    KKCO should try some minimal investigation into the tripe they publish otherwise they end up looking like Brian Ross and Georgie Stepinalotofit blaming a Tea Party member for the shooting in Aurora.
  • by Bohica Location: GJT on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM
    By the way KKCO, that nitwit tutu-wearing fruitcake in Chicago has already walked back his comments trying to claim he meant something other than what he said, which was him using the power of government to deny a legitimate business a license to operate within his shooting gallery because of THEIR VIEWS. Would KKCO express concern over the FCC denying them a license because of their leftist views? Same thing.
  • by Bohica Location: GJT on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM
    What a BS headline. So expressing your First Amendment rights is "cooking up controversy"? Seriously? Just because some "tolerant" leftist politicians of other rat holes in this country want to CREATE controversy to deflect from their own sorry state of affairs within their city does NOT mean a private business is suddenly doing something controversial. Chik-fil-A has had this position for quite some time. It is only because some lame leftists in failed cities want to deflect from the body count within their city (Chicago 270 ) that this is news. Pathetic that KKCO mindlessly repeats it.
  • by Say What!! on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:15 PM
    Just curious, do you people get this garbage over the internet to insert in the web page, or do you cook it up by your own selves? Is this driven from NBC corporate or is your own little idea? (Or did they tell you to create stories like this?)
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