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Chick-fil-A Denies Fake Facebook Accusations

ChickCowsFacebook found a new member yesterday in a person claiming to be called "Abby Farle" and who promptly began using the social media site to defend Chick-fil-A, a company currently on the defensive after CEO Dan Cathy claimed marriage equality would bring "God's wrath" upon America.

The timing of the creation of Farley's Facebook page —  which specifically addresses the story's latest twist: Chick-fil-A's feud with the LGBT-friendly Jim Henson Company — had some people wondering if Chick-fil-A had made the page with the express purpose of defending itself. The company denies such accusations.

"I can confirm that Chick-fil-A has not created a false Facebook page of any kind. Our official corporate Facebook page continues to be our only one," said spokesperson Tiffany Greenway.

This leaves two other possibilities, as posited by Gizmodo's Casey Chan: "There's a chance that this could all be a stunt to shame Chick-fil-A—or an overzealous supporter." Or Chick-fil-A is lying.

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  1. I note you never touched the quote from Jesus. Why not?

    You claim we are cloaking in Jesus name but he "literally" said marriage is between a husband and a wife.

    You charge of cloaking, then, is baseless.

    Tolerance or toleration = a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's on;

    "I respect your right to believe that marriage can be between a man and a man or women. Though I disagree, I RESPECT your right to your oppinion and you are not less than for it.

    On the other hand, I am STUPID and HEARTLESS AND BRAINLESS for expressing mine.

    Dude - what you are guilty of - literally - is religious persecution.

    Tolerance works both ways.

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 2:54:04 PM

  2. I respect your right to express your oppinion. Even if you are commiting religious religiou by attacking me for expressing my faith beliefs.

    As far as your accusation that Christinas are "cloaking" thier bliefs in the name of Jesus, I noticed you did not touch the fact that Jesus literally said marriage is teh union between husband and wife.

    Your accusation then, while emotionally charged, is baseless.

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 2:57:32 PM

  3. See, this is the issue Josh Knight, anti gay marriage believers want their cake and want to eat it too. You can't have it both ways.

    You can't say that you're against gay marriage and then say you respect gays. You can't say you're against gay marriage and then say that you're not anti-gay. By saying that you're against gay marriage, you're saying that we are not equal to you. So yes, it is anti-gay, it is bigotry, it is discriminatory and it is intolerant to say that gays shouldn't be able to get married.

    And bigotry and discrimination are not "opinions" that are tolerated in this country. Do you have the right to say them? Yes. Are they tolerated by the media and large portions of the population, no.

    Posted by: BEAHBEAH | Jul 26, 2012 3:12:14 PM

  4. Not to change the subject, but is Chick-fil-a known only for chicken sandwiches (we don't have this in Europe… yet)? And is the illustration above what is on the "fake" facebook page? Because I'm kind of wondering why there are cows in this image. What am I missing here?

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jul 26, 2012 3:13:47 PM

  5. @ Josh, Troll say what? You are so desperately trying to equate Marriage Equality with Religious Persecution when they are completely different things. If I was trying to make a Church of any denomination perform a same sex marriage, I can see how that could be seen as religious persecution. However, what we are demanding is marriage equality under the law and all of the rights and responsibilities that come with that.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 26, 2012 3:15:39 PM

  6. As for you mentioning Jesus. We do not live in a theocracy. There is a separation of church and state in this country and your Bible has no say in law or public policy. So take your PERSONAL religious beliefs to your home and your church and stop trying to make everyone else live by them.

    If you want to live in a theocracy, feel free to move to the middle east. They kills gays there, which I'm sure makes you happy.

    Posted by: BEAHBEAH | Jul 26, 2012 3:16:07 PM

  7. @Tikerbelle...they only make chicke. The cows are their ad campaign - usually holding signs that say "eat more chicken" (in other words, eat at chik fil a and save the cows)

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 3:16:25 PM

  8. Oh. Thanks Josh, I thought there was maybe a mixed message in there.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jul 26, 2012 3:20:11 PM

  9. Let's stay focussed dude...your charge was that Christians are hiding behind Jesus as . I proved you were wrong so you changed the subject.

    Ok - here we go - separation of church and state does NOT mean I cannot express my religious views. It means teh government cannot formally create a "national religion" (Like the formal Church of England).

    In fact, our constitution GUARANTEES me the right to be free from religious persecution - which you are commiting by telling me to shut up and not express my religious belies.

    Lastly Separation of Church and State realtes to faith and GOVERNMENT. Not Faith and Corproations (nice try). That, is protected under the First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech ;-)

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 3:23:35 PM

  10. "On the other hand, I am STUPID and HEARTLESS AND BRAINLESS for expressing mine."

    Yes. And while you're at it, Josh, add moronic and delusional...

    There's a difference between expressing your opinions, and working actively to force people to live by your CHOSEN belief. Gay people did not start a war against so called "christians". The so called "christians" started a war against gays. Believe in any religion you want, just don't expect us to "sit in the back of the bus", because some fairytale book tells you we should. There's freedom FROM religion as well. And marriage is NOT a christian institution, no matter how hard you pathetic, lowlife haters try to hijack it. Marriage predates chistianity, and has changed several times too.

    Don't like gay marriage? Don't have one. It's that simple. Yet, it seems, still not simple enough for you to grasp.

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 26, 2012 3:24:59 PM

  11. The quote about a man leaving his parents and cleaving to his wife has been taken out of context, of course.

    The context (Mark 10) was whether a man should be allowed to divorce his wife. The question was posed to Jesus by the Pharisees. And the answer Jesus gave was that Moses allowed divorce only because the people's hearts were hard. However, Jesus felt that one doesn't tear apart what God put together (the marriage).

    So why the hell aren't the Christians screaming about divorce? Instead, they spend their time and energy focusing on gay marriage--something that is never addressed in the New Testament.

    Jesus did not literally say marriage is the union between husband and wife. Or even figuratively. He did say he wasn't for divorcing your wife.

    Regardless: marriage is a mutable concept. It has had several meanings in its past; to say that it hasn't is to be willfully ignorant of human history.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Jul 26, 2012 3:27:57 PM

  12. I'm Catholic. We belive divorce is worng and not the right answer. And believe me, we are religiously persecuted for that belief too.

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 3:32:59 PM

  13. @ John Knight:
    I respect your right to be stupid, heartless and brainless. You also have a right to be a bigot.
    But other people have the right to call you out on these things, and tell you to shut up and take your bigotry elsewhere.
    Nobody's stopping you from grabbing your soap box and go searching for another street corner. So why aren't you doing just that?

    A little tip for you, on your way: If you can't make an argument against SSM without invoking your religion, you are truly a pathetic bigot.

    Posted by: Tanoka | Jul 26, 2012 3:42:15 PM

  14. Oops, that was meant to say 'Josh Knight'.

    Posted by: Tanoka | Jul 26, 2012 3:42:56 PM

  15. Jesus did not literally say marriage is the union between husband and wife. Or even figuratively. He did say he wasn't for divorcing your wife.

    To your point, yes, he was talking about divorce, - which is the legal disolution of what? Marriage. And just waht did he say about disolving a marriage then? He said "a man shall leave his parents and cleave to his wife"

    He did not say "a man shall leave his parents and cleave to his husband" or "a woman shall leave her parents and cleave to her wife."

    Honestly, I respect you for disagreeing - you are not "brainless, heartless or stupid" - you are someone with a differeing viewpoint.

    Again, according to you, becuase I disagree with you - I am "Heartless, brainless and stupid."

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 3:47:03 PM

  16. Actually, Josh. I was the one saying you were Heartless, brainless and stupid. (Stop acting like you are, if you want people to think you're not).

    I never discussed this jesus dribble with you. I don't believe in it. It's pointless to discuss the bible, or any other religious book for that matter, when we are dealing with basic human rights. Keep your faith, I really don't care. I hope it brings you joy. Just don't ever tell me to live by your crazy rules.

    That's all. Bye, bigot.

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 26, 2012 4:02:29 PM

  17. Again, Jesus was talking about divorce. He was not trying to hammer out the definition of marriage. If the definition were that important, I'm sure he would have spent more time discussing it.


    Because in Jesus' time, what is today called homosexuality was a common behavior. Had Jesus found it as unsavory as he did divorce, he would have come right out and said it without pussyfooting around.

    Getting the final, written-in-stone definition of marriage from this single passage is religious malpractice.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Jul 26, 2012 4:08:00 PM

  18. Best to you dude...

    Posted by: Josh Knight | Jul 26, 2012 5:06:14 PM

  19. Josh Knight sure his paycheck for today's trolling.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jul 26, 2012 6:15:33 PM

  20. Christians are always surprised when they get slapped back because they assume they are the ruling majority. Who would dare disagree with their god-approved pronouncements? Supported by ancient books written in strange symbols. How dare ANYONE speak against their pronouncements?

    Posted by: sacred scripture told me so | Jul 26, 2012 6:35:08 PM

  21. Only evil psychotic criminals openly admit to their crimes against humanity.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 27, 2012 12:10:15 AM

  22. Chick fil a constantly sues for copyright infringement with cease and desist letters = specifically the farmer shirtmaker who printed shirts that said "eat more kale". So if this isn't created by them then someone else is doing it, and if chick fil a doesn't send them a cease and desist, then they can't do the same to others who infringe.

    Posted by: john | Jul 27, 2012 12:19:58 AM

  23. Josh Knight you will loose this culture war. We are not going to back down. Our LGBT community is stronger than ever before..and OF COURSE a company like Ben & Jerrys won't get a massive backlash for being pro LGBT. That is a GOOD quality to have and should never be compared to being a homophobe. They are two completely different things. Hence why Kraft supporting equality didn't get much backlash at all. Your side is losing, we will win this. Go grab a cross and pray reallyyy hard little boy

    Posted by: 2Fathers | Jul 27, 2012 1:50:38 AM

  24. Keep up the pressure everyone ! You are doing a great job !
    The man at the top is going to be pushed like Humpty Dumpty when the company profits start falling. Franchisees are already speaking out against the CEO moron. We just need to keep going with our boycott.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jul 27, 2012 2:26:48 AM

  25. Jesus is make-believe.

    Posted by: wtfe | Jul 31, 2012 4:16:59 PM

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