Chick-fil-A Opening in California Draws Protest by Gay Marriage Supporters

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Unlike the cities of Boston and Chicago, Laguna Hills did not place a ban on the opening of Chick-fil-A in its area. But perhaps it now wishes it had.

A new store in that town was greeted this morning by protestors from the Orange County Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, holding signs and calling for boycotts of the chain whose President has come out against gay marriage.

Chick-fil-A Protests

Aside from simply saying his company was "guilty as charged" when it came to supporting the "biblical definition of marriage," Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy has donated millions to the Marriage & Family Foundation and the Family Research Council.

The issue first came to attention when Ed Helms Tweeted his reaction to that news and said Chick-fil-A had lost him as a customer.

The The Jim Henson Company has also severed ties with the store, who tried to stem the tide of public disdain by releasing a statement that read: "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena."

So far, as today demonstrated, it has not worked.

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Wow...7 people. What will chick fil a ever do to recover? fugginfagz

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The point is, imo, they've a right to protest, same as anyone.

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'Chick fil a' is an amazing business success. At the same time Truett Cathy and his son Dan have given millions to support foster families, college for needy young men and women, as well as solid jobs for thousands. If any of these protesters knew the details of this companies support of the community they back away in shame. Any reference to the Bible and Christian truths is "salt on a wound" to those that want their view forced down the throat of others. Stand your ground 'Chick fil a' --praying for your ongoing success!!

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what is a chick-a-fill

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Eating at fast-food 'restaurants' with all the added sugar, salt, and preservatives in the food is bad for your health. Everyone (gay, straight, bi, transgender, neither...) should stay away.

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@Southern Belle - yes, anyone has the right to protest (some)things they don't agree with. Just as you have a right to express your opinion, so do the protesters. The problem is Mr. Cathy iss theCFA president. This makes him a representative of CFA to a degree. Thanks goodness we live in a country where we have freedom of speech. With freedom, though, comes responsibiity.

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@Jen- I agree Mr. Cathy didn't need to say he was against gay marriage...whats the point? It can be important to know w/ some - elected officials, for example. But President of CFA? Only if they hire, fire, promote based on something other than qualification(s). I hope the employess working @ CFA aren't affected!

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It seems everytime someone supports Biblical marriage, you homosexuals come out of the woodwork! The guy says he supports the Biblical definition of marriage. Does he not have his right to say so! Down south, Chick-fil-A is closed on Sunday yet their business thrives and is prosperous! I wonder why!!!!!! Do you people that protest all the time not have jobs???? I am so tired of you trying to shove your immoral and unnatural relationships down our throat! Get a job and get a life!

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poochiloo, I think you commented on the wrong article...

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Whats the big deal on this young lady, men cheat on women all the time and they do it in the worst of ways -- like with the helper, nanny, the woman next door, the co-workers and they say she's just a friend. They even cheat with your own sister or family members, you all can take a hike and leave this young woman alone, so what, she made a mistake, that is what my hubby told me when he got a woman pregnant, and then he had the collossal gall to get her pregant again, this time he denied that it was his child. If they can give it, then they must be able to take it. Sit on your ego and digest the infidelity done to you. Wonder if you have ever cheated on some poor gal.