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My stupid conservative friends on FB have been pretty disappointing lately but this one is pure gold...

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Bwahahaha
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LOL GENOCIDE
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Both the Atlantic and Reason mag hit the nail on the head w/ Chick-Fil-A. They do not refuse to serve homosexuals, employ openly gay people in their stores, etc.

Do you ask your barber, banker, doctor, etc. who they vote for? Doing business based on the owner's politics is a slippery slope. It would be different if the company's practice was discriminatory, but it's not.

This whole thing has gone just a little bit too far.
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Both the Atlantic and Reason mag hit the nail on the head w/ Chick-Fil-A. They do not refuse to serve homosexuals, employ openly gay people in their stores, etc.
Do you ask your barber, banker, doctor, etc. who they vote for? Doing business based on the owner's politics is a slippery slope. It would be different if the company's practice was discriminatory, but it's not.
This whole thing has gone just a little bit too far.

Agreed...
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[rational thoughts]

From what I heard of the original interview, the main talking point wasn't "homosexuality is wrong," but rather "same-sex marriage is wrong," which puts the owner of Chik-fil-A on about the same grounds as Obama circa 2008-2012.
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From what I heard of the original interview, the main talking point wasn't "homosexuality is wrong," but rather "same-sex marriage is wrong," which puts the owner of Chik-fil-A on about the same grounds as Obama circa 2008-2012.

Obama was motivated by craven politics, what do you think the owner of Chik-fil-A is motivated by? (haven't seen the interview).
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Obama was motivated by craven politics, what do you think the owner of Chik-fil-A is motivated by? (haven't seen the interview).

Does it matter?

(For what it's worth, he's motivated by his religion.)
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Does it matter?
(For what it's worth, he's motivated by his religion.)

Of course it matters.

What is his religion? Some kind of Christian? So he can pick and choose from all of the awful laws and prescriptions in the bible, and homophobia didn't lead him to choose this one over all the others that he (presumably) doesn't support.
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Does it matter?
(For what it's worth, he's motivated by his religion.)

Of course it matters.

What is his religion? Some kind of Christian? So he can pick and choose from all of the awful laws and prescriptions in the bible, and homophobia didn't lead him to choose this one over all the others that he (presumably) doesn't support.

It really does not matter as personal motivation for what opinions one holds is meaningless within the context of doing business in the modern world. This is governmental abuse of power not about what opinion the CEO of a franchise organization holds on gay marriage. People seem to not realize this isn't about the CEO of CFA but rather about folks like Rahm and the Boston mayor.
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Of course it matters.
What is his religion? Some kind of Christian? So he can pick and choose from all of the awful laws and prescriptions in the bible, and homophobia didn't lead him to choose this one over all the others that he (presumably) doesn't support.

Are you attacking his beliefs, or are you defending the actions of politicians that are preventing him from opening a store in their respective cities?

If the former, fine. I have no problem with that. If the latter, then I'll respond by saying that a morality litmus test is a strange thing to have to pass to do business in America.
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Are you attacking his beliefs, or are you defending the actions of politicians that are preventing him from opening a store in their respective cities?
If the former, fine. I have no problem with that. If the latter, then I'll respond by saying that a morality litmus test is a strange thing to have to pass to do business in America.

Well I think my opinion of religious belief is well known on this site. I believe that religion is often a smoke screen for homophobia and the religious pick and choose which tenets they follow based on non-religious motivations.

As far as politicians preventing him from opening a store in their respective cities, if they were doing that outside the rule of law then I would not support them, however I don't think they are. (Are they?)

A political leader standing up and saying I don't want this business in my city because it is run by a homophobe is not the same as actually stopping the business from opening. Would you feel the same way if the Grand Wazoo of the KKK wanted to open a business in your town and the mayor stood up and said "Hey we don't want you bastards here"? As long as the Mayor/s follow the rule of law then I don't have a problem with them trying to stop the business from opening. Then if the people agree or disagree with him it'll show at the next election.
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Well I think my opinion of religious belief is well known on this site. I believe that religion is often a smoke screen for homophobia and the religious pick and choose which tenets they follow based on non-religious motivations.
As far as politicians preventing him from opening a store in their respective cities, if they were doing that outside the rule of law then I would not support them, however I don't think they are. (Are they?)
A political leader standing up and saying I don't want this business in my city because it is run by a homophobe is not the same as actually stopping the business from opening. Would you feel the same way if the Grand Wazoo of the KKK wanted to open a business in your town and the mayor stood up and said "Hey we don't want you bastards here"? As long as the Mayor/s follow the rule of law then I don't have a problem with them trying to stop the business from opening. Then if the people agree or disagree with him it'll show at the next election.

I, for one, welcome anyone's right to open a chicken franchise, regardless if they are a Grand Wazoo or Grand Wizard or even a Padawan learner.
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