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Watch Hollywood Chick-Fil-A Supporters And Protestors Explain Their Position

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Well this is fun!

A camera crew went down to the Hollywood Chick-fil-A location on Mike Huckabee's "Appreciation Day" to get reactions from supporters of Dan Cathy's "free speech" and those protesting his definition of what a family is, as well as his efforts to use his family's fortune to oppress the LGBT community.

While protestors surrounding the building shouted "equality for all", others cited the same old rhetoric used to discriminate against homosexuals.

Reverend Jessie Lee Peterson, for example, states this compelling argument in favor of Chick-fil-A:

"The president of this organization was right when he said that marriage was between a man and a woman and he has the right to say that. Also, homosexuality is not about love. It's not about family. It's not about civil rights. It's about sex. And these folks are trying to impose an abnormal lifestyle upon America. And it's okay for them to be okay if they want as long as they do it in private."

LOLz! That's classic Reverend Peterson for ya! Remember when he said that "one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote."

Let's discuss his most recent public speaking blunder, shall we?

First of all, we AGREE with the second statement in the first sentence. Yes, people have the right to freely speak about their opposition to gay marriage. Shout it from the rooftops, protest all you want, but PLEASE don't cross the line and let your personal beliefs affect the legal rights of others.

The rest of his statement, on the other hand, is about as strong as a 90-year-old's sphincter muscle.

If "homosexuality is not about love" and just sex, then why are so many gay couples wasting their time trying to get married? Guess that means "traditional marriage" must not be about love in this guy's mind either. Maybe he's using the biblical definition in which a father transfers the property rights over his daughter to her husband. By the way, in this biblical explanation of holy matrimony, the woman has no say in the matter.

And no, the LGBT community is not trying to "impose an abnormal lifestyle upon America." They simply want to be accepted and treated as equals, which means they want to get married to the love of their life and enjoy the legal benefits that come with that union. The assumption that gay people want straight people to abandon their natural sexual orientation is preposterous.

So watch the video (above) for yourself to get more perspectives on the issue which has taken America by storm.

Based on the Reverend's comments, it doesn't really sound like he's worried about the "free speech" issue as much as he's worried about what really sparked this debate in the first place — using religion as an excuse to deprive gay people of equality!

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41 comments to “Watch Hollywood Chick-Fil-A Supporters And Protestors Explain Their Position”

  1. Fa_G says – reply to this


    Greatest thing about America? A man, who PRIVATELY owns his own company, can choose to support whomever and whatever he wants. That man can also use his OWN money to his OWN liking. So he supports anti-Gay marriages? Just because his belief is different than yours, doesn't make him anymore wrong than you.

  2. Alexis says – reply to this


    Why am I certain that I dont even need to watch this damn video to see how pathetic in its bias agenda, trying to show all Chick-fil-a supporters as stupid bigots? Who's next Perez? The Catholic Church? They've got far more money than Chick-Fil-A doe, and has far greater influence. BTW, since when does NOT sharing the same beliefs as someone else make you intolerant? Isn't that…oh..I dunno…hypocritical? Automatically placing someone in a "hate" group? Please stop feeding the constant "with me or against me" segregated attitude in this country.

  3. Zoey34 says – reply to this


    $100 bet says you're exhausted today… You probably ran all over Hollywood yesterday trying to find the perfect, fruity Chapstick for the kiss in. You were probably up all. Iger calling your fake friends and showering adult personals sites to find someone to kiss. But, I bet you came up with a big fat zero.

  4. 4

    So you want to see an entire company destroyed, employees (many who are gay) loose their job, Franchise owners loose their business. All because of something one man said he believes. Sounds pretty hatefull to me, and I'm atheist and have never seen much less eaten at one of these places

  5. 5

    The overwhelming outpouring of support for Chick-fil-a wasn't so much about anti-gay or anti same-sex marriage as it was a response by Christians who feel their faith is under attack. The secular media will do anything to tar Christians as intolerant, bigoted,and stupid. The reason so many showed up to Chick-fil-a restaurants all across this country was to say, enough is enough.

  6. Katie says – reply to this


    Absolutely pathetic. Are the gays the only ones that are allowed to voice their opinion? The man doesn't believe in gay marriage because of his religious views! How fucking dense do you have to be to not understand that? So instead of agreeing to disagree, you would rather see him bullied into agreeing with your views. Hate to say it but some of the biggest bullies I know are gay.

  7. 7

    Perez, you are right on the money when you say, 'people have the right to oppose gay marriage, but please don't let your personal beliefs affect the legal right of others'. Why is it so hard for people to see the difference between opinion and oppression?

  8. Jamdoman says – reply to this


    This was great bc the people they interviewed actually spoke well. It's obvious that more people are for traditional marriage, it is just skewed in the media and through social media. Chic fil a had their greatest sales in history yesterday despite the huge backlash online. Today, for the supposed kiss in demonstration, no one was at the location near me. And I bet that was the case across the US besides locations in California. Perez is the biggest propaganda/bully of all time and we all, aleady know that he never showed up to protest chick fil a today. The bark of the Noh8 campaign is far greater than their bite. People will not be bullied in the real world. Ps. The best part of the video was at the end when the gay protestor accepted the water in the chick fil a cup. Priceless

  9. 9

    TRANSLATION: "My way or no way."
    (Que: John Lennon's, "Imagine" music playing in the background,
    holding their bic lighters towards the sky.)
    Totalatarian intolerant, dumbass hypocrites.
    Today's Democrat voter.

  10. marisa says – reply to this


    Perez, please shut up. it's amazing how biased you are, stop posting these stupid "gay hating" videos. No one cares.

  11. 11

    I'm sure you know, Pumpkinhead, precisely how strong a 90 year old's sphincter muscle is.

  12. 12

    Just because we have freedom of speech doesn't mean we should walk around spewing hateful things! If you don't believe in same sex marriage, don't marry someone of the same sex. If you think abortion is wrong, don't have one! All of you homophobic pigs make me pro-abortion!

  13. 13

    William Owens, Sr., a black pastor and veteran of the civil rights movement of the 1960s,
    spoke at the National Press Club on Tuesday to announce that a group he founded,
    the Coalition of African-American Pastors, is leading the charge against President Obama's
    recently announced support of gay marriage.
    It's starting.
    The Black clergy, at last, are standing up, along with the Catholics and other Christians, who are against Obama, for selling out the church and their teachings, solely for the money from the gay community.

  14. 14

    Re: rosebud99 – Oppression? CFA doesn't oppress anyone. They hire & serve people of all faiths, ethicities, genders, races, sexual orientation, etc. And as a private company, they choose to donate millions of dollars to support charities that align with their family's Christian beliefs such as Christian programs for more than 13,000 girls and boys annually and 14 foster homes that care for more than 100 children. They've also awarded more than $30 million in Restaurant Team Member college scholarships to hourly employees. The only oppression going on here is those who are trying to silence their right to free speech and their religious freedom.

  15. RobPatttts says – reply to this


    90 year old sphincter? You sound stupider and stupider every day. Do you really think that speaking like that is going to help persuade people to adopt same sex marriage? As for Cathy, I guess he's supposed to to just drop his faith and everything that he's believed in because it's not in support of same sex marriage? You're a moron Perez. You're basically saying that his faith that is over 2000 years old, the faith that his built his exceptional company and that allows his employees (including gay ones) to spend time with their families and friends on Sunday is wrong because it goes against what the MINORITY of American's believe? The Noh8 campaign is flawed and it is one of the contributing factors that will ensure gay marriage never passes in this country. There a million times more practicing Christians than there are gays in this country. When you bash someone's faith, you're never going to get their vote. Especially when you try to bully them… and even more so when it's done against America's favorite sandwich!

  16. LiberalsMakeMeSick says – reply to this


    Today (Friday) I went to the mall and walked the food court and there was no protests. I just made a mental note of how all the other food stands had none or a couple of people in line but Chik-Fil-A was PACKED. There were about 25 people in line. I jumped in line and watched as the line quickly moved. I am a vegetarian but I didn't care, I was there to support them again.

    Kind, courtious, great food and fast. They even asked me if I wanted 2 salad dressings! I was shocked.

    The dining area was FILLED with people with Chik-Fil-A bags and lots of happy customers.

    This attempt to bully Americans again is NOT working.

    Get off your rainbow bandwagon Perez. It is NOT WORKING!

    BTW incase you are interested in anything serious……unemployment went up to 8.3% today.

  17. 17

    the most stupid thing ever done by a man is ask a christian restaurant owner what his views are on gay marriage..let see ..well he is christian so what do you expect to get!!!..its like asking a gay man what his believes are on biblical marriage! its obvious what the answer is gonna be..so why ask??!!??? seriously the whole LGBT community is just taking it a little too far..i mean think about it when you go to a chick-fil-a most of the times you'll find kids inside..nd they are gonna kiss in front of them!! how are you gonna explain that to kids? they are probably gonna be traumatized , so just keep it classy and in private

  18. 18

    I didn't see one protester today … I'm gonna guess that the homos weren't out in force like the Chick-fil-A supporters were the other day. You keep trying to spin this, pansy, but the numbers are crystal clear. That you don't like it changes nothing; it only reveals your desperation and inability to deal with reality. And it's really funny. Pathetic, but funny.
    Re: rosebud99 – The gays don't have the legal right to marry in most of the country. And here's an interesting point: The homos put gay marriage on the Cali ballot, and when they didn't get the votes they wanted, they took it to court. The people spoke, and the homos couldn't stand it. And I don't see how ONE man, the CEO of CFA, is "oppressing" anyone. He has the right to have and express his opinion. He's not bullying anyone, and he's not posting hate on his site, unlike Perez. YOU may be willing to overlook the hypocrisy, but the rest of us are NOT. Perez is part of the problem, not the solution, and if you encourage and enable him, YOU ARE TOO.

  19. ridiculous says – reply to this


    Has anyone seen the video going viral of the man totally harrassing the drive-thru worker at CFA? This is a young girl trying to do her job and this spineless older man is badgering her like she is Dan Cathy or something - way to pick on a girl half your age. Its so creepy and uncomfortable. Its truly pathetic and makes the pro gay marriage groups look pretty bad. Way to keep it classy, what a douchebag.

  20. tadge says – reply to this


    This is an interesting story…again, I would urge people to look what happened outside the USA a few years so, civil partnerships came along and the world did not end. Most gay people ( like me ) are really happy With the civil partnership and don't need to be ' married'. The issue I have with the CEO is that is is actively spending company profit on scheme like ' pray the gay away ' cos that always works! He is free to support whomever he likes but when he starts spending money that's differ. I assume CFA workers don't get paid too much right? On the other hand if people want to support him and eat fatty processed chicken then more power to them. There seems to be about 20 very anti gay people that post on this site which is a real shame. A small minority speaking for the majority?midont think so. My getting a CP to another man can't have affected your ability to get married can it?

  21. 21

    The traditional marriage supporters outnumbered the gay marriage supporters 1,000 to 1.

  22. Shinita says – reply to this


    I support same sex marriage but tolerance works both ways.

  23. 23

    Re: ridiculous
    Yes, saw it and was thrilled to see he got fired. heh
    Sometimes, there are consequences for bad behavior.
    TEA-NAMI - washing away the nasty in November '12

  24. Ryansmiley says – reply to this


    Obama must be kicking himself right now…. By coming out and pretending to support gay marriage he probably thought he was being all clever and strategic. Since he said he was supportive, good people, people of faith are stepping up to the bullying. He will go down in November as a terrible president. As of today, unemployment is 8.3% (not including hidden unemployment) which makes it 42 consecutive months of 8% or higher.

  25. Wyyner says – reply to this


    I will not respect someone else's beliefs if it means that I am treated like a second-class citizen and an inferior human.

  26. 26

    The Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day yesterday was historic.
    It was historic because it marks a new method of mass protest.
    I even hesitate to use the word ‘protest’ because it wasn’t a protest.
    There wasn’t any anger. There wasn’t any hate. There wasn’t any bullying.
    There were no unwashed crowds of unhappy people holding a sit in and causing other people
    stress, inconvenience and expense.
    There were no protest signs, no marches, no noise makers and attention grabbers.
    There were no revolutionary slogans, no clenched fists, no class warfare, no sullen adolescents in a stroppy mood.
    Yesterday’s Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day was the sort of ‘revolt’ this country needs, but it was even better than the non violent revolutions and peaceful protests which have changed the world because it was so ordinary.
    It was just plain, ordinary Americans getting in their cars and doing a plain, ordinary American thing:
    going out for lunch to a fast food joint. It was just plain, ordinary Americans doing something plain and ordinary, but positive and joyful and good.
    In buying an ordinary tasty chicken sandwich at their corner fast food emporium ordinary Americans were expressing the wish to be left alone to be ordinary Americans.

  27. 27

    God doesn't make excuses for his dictums! Be careful, your prejudice is showing and it's very self-serving at that. I'd also like the world to JUSTIFY and EXCUSE me for my sin publically, but I wouldn't have the audacity to ask for it as the gay population has done in this instance.

    One more thing to ponder….gays have EXACTLY THE SAME RIGHTS AS HETEROSEXUALS. How is that possible you ask? Both can marry ANY human being of the opposite sex that they choose (assuming that person wants to marry them)…heterosexuals cannot marry A PERSON OF THE SAME SEX EITHER! How is that denying any rights to gays?

    Rethink your position, talk to God, quit catagorizing and condemning an entire group of people who are honoring God's laws. There is black and white, there is right and wrong, and your special interest group DOES NOT get to determine those parameters. God Bless!

  28. Ashley says – reply to this


    Love that people are saying that it's about family and they are worried about children. Pretty sure it's been scientifically proven children with homosexual parents are just as normal as children of heterosexual parents. children of divorced parents do show psychological affects so maybe the church should choose to fight that instead of something that harms nobody.

  29. 29

    Re: LiberalsMakeMeSick – I went to the coral ridge mall In Coralville , Ia and the same thing. No protesters. Just long lines at Chick Fil A.
    Mario probably has a share in the company.

  30. BeTolerant says – reply to this


    Re: Fa_G – The problem is that he is not simply expressing his personal opinion being against gay marriage, which of course he has a right to. And let's be real here, his private wealth which you say he has a right to spend whichever way he pleases is going to organizations that ATTACK and try to limit the rights of another group. That makes it a public issue. It's like saying using my personal wealth to fund terrorists is no business of, and has no bearing on, the rest of the country or public who may fall victim to it.

  31. Liz says – reply to this


    I would like to know how this one mans statements and belief is affecting the legal rights of others? He stated what he believed in. He is not the one man in the world who decides who gets married and who doesn't him stating his beliefs does not stop gay people from having rights! Wow.

  32. GreatGooglymoogly says – reply to this


    I don't see anything wrong with protest, as well as I do understand that anyone who works for his money has the right to put his money towards whatever he deems necessary (as long as its legal). What I do believe is wrong is using religious doctrine to back policy. If we were abiding by religious doctrine all who have sex before marriage should be scorned and cast out of their communities, or adulterers should be imprisoned. We can't keep using doctrine to back anti-gay legalities unless we are going to apply the biblical principles EVENLY across the board. That is my only issue, don't whip out the bible when it is convenient. Christ isn't about convenience he's about Love. Our job on this planet is to love one another and THAT'S IT. Let's leave the judging to God, and last I recall there is only 1. Everyone else needs to stop applying for his position and worry about our own spiritual growth and how we can love each other and practice in the TRUE path of Christ. If these people are doing wrong they will face their god soon enough, we need to be worried about facing him as well.

  33. Camille Chapman says – reply to this


    Omg Perez these people are so ignorant. How can they really think what they are saying is right. I will never support anyone who supports hate of any one for any reason. These people are using the bible for their hate. That is a sin in itself. You are supposed to love one another. That was Jesus main thing. They're using this whole freedom of speech thing too. They're not standing for free speech they are gay bashing. Not like we dont have to deal with enough crap. Now we got a whole mob of people protesting us.

  34. Brandt Hardin says – reply to this


    If companies are people and people vote with dollars then the destination of the restaurant’s donations are open for public debate. It very well should be an issue as to where peoples’ hard-earned money goes after the chicken goes down their gullet. This issue has made our little feathered friend the modern martyr as Chick-fil-A laughs all the way to the bank. Watch the poultry be nailed to the cross and pierced by the spear of destiny at the hands of those devious cows on my artist’s blog at

  35. Erin says – reply to this


    not chick-fil-a!

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