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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Big deal. Eight people show up tp protest. Chick-fil-a will win this big time.

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CFA has a boycott of its own--it refuses to come to Las Vegas. We're too sinful, the owner says. And Chicago isn't? Talk about a hypocrite.

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So those who are against gay marriage will still tolerate or are even still customers of companies who support gay marriage, yet if the president of a chain expresses his personal view on a matter which has no impact on his company's policy whatsoever, those who are in favor of gay marriage will boycott the facilities? Remind me again who the intolerant ones are...
Personally, I think this is being blown WAY out of proportion. It's one man's personal views, and they have no impact on his company's policies. Just because he happens to be president of a company - and now tons of people who own and manage and serve at restaurants could be affected because people are blanketing personal beliefs over the entire chain. It's quite an exaggeration. I mean, what about all of the other companies out there? How do people know their presidents aren't against gay marriage?
I just think this is getting ridiculous.

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my daughter likes chik fil a and I took her there to eat today... I have to pick and choose my battles, my daughter wins

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Trust me - chic fil a will not lose any business. I bet their customer base increases.

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What bothers me is that the employees of chick-fil-A are going to be hurt the most. How many of us would like to suffer or possibly face lay offs because of our bosses beliefs?