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'Christian' and Right-Wing Military Bullies Harass Gay Demonstrators at Chick-fil-A: VIDEO

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Karen Savage took a camera to chronicle the sparsely attended Chick-fil-A kiss-in earlier this month in Sacramento. Putting on a brave face were a few very well-spoken activists who had to face off with Christianist thugs from Prop 8-supporting American River College who offered them trays of free Chick-fil-A in the name of "love".

They were also faced with a group of bullies including one alleged veteran who taunted and harassed the gay demonstrators, saying "I fought for your freedom".

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. This is not bullying, this is evasion and manipulation by the religious right.

    Posted by: Watcher | Aug 14, 2012 11:24:37 AM


  2. Kudos to the LGBT protesters for effectively responding to the ARC phony "love".

    Posted by: Watcher | Aug 14, 2012 11:27:23 AM


  3. We do our community and the millions of kids who are actually bullied every year a disservice by calling this bullying. Agree with them or not, the wingnuts had every bit as much right to be there as the protesters did. And frankly, the "debate" was pretty civilized.

    It's hard for our side to take the moral high ground re: rightwing exaggerations when we do it ourselves.

    Posted by: NyerinMpls | Aug 14, 2012 11:32:01 AM


  4. So, he claims to have "fought for your freedom" but doesn't want you to use it?

    Also, does he realize that gay people don't have equal rights?

    Idiotic.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 14, 2012 11:42:00 AM


  5. I agree that this is not bullying.

    That said, "I fought for your freedom...and now I'm paying people to take that freedom away." Way to render your brave sacrifice pointless.

    Posted by: luminum | Aug 14, 2012 11:42:53 AM


  6. These protests would have been more effective if they had been "hug-ins". Some straights still have problems with men kissing men on the lips or women kissing women on the lips.

    A hug is affectionate, passionate, tender, and makes a better statement for marriage equality.

    I'm sure everyone will disagree.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 14, 2012 12:02:01 PM


  7. A very good chance these are reps are related to the Watchmen of the walls, very dangerous group, Lots of Latvian, Russian, Ukranian immigrants in Sactown and they harass gays all the time, bus to rallies spouting anti-gay chants http://www.alternet.org/story/64336/anti-gay_movement_of_immigrant_fundamentalist_christians_threatens_western_states?page=0%2C6&paging=off

    Posted by: William | Aug 14, 2012 12:07:10 PM


  8. Yeah, does not seem like bullying in my opinion.

    Freedom of speech means the freedom to disagree. That's the beauty of our system.

    Totally awesome how everyone kept their composure and that it did not have a bad outcome.

    Posted by: Jim in Colo Spgs | Aug 14, 2012 12:10:54 PM


  9. Yeah, does not seem like bullying in my opinion.

    Freedom of speech means the freedom to disagree. That's the beauty of our system.

    Totally awesome how everyone kept their composure and that it did not have a bad outcome.

    Posted by: Jim in Colo Spgs | Aug 14, 2012 12:10:57 PM


  10. Hello boys! I don't care what their beliefs are. I'm willing to eat whatever those boys want to feed me!

    Posted by: John | Aug 14, 2012 12:15:50 PM


  11. That mofo who thinks he could have died in war while protecting our freedom, should better have died. How could he talk that way with a women least some elderly women. Is that what his so called sanctioned family taught him? No true man would ever do that. He's a shame. I wish I was there and then the next thing he had probably learnt would have been his love for sucking cocks

    Posted by: Alejo | Aug 14, 2012 12:21:36 PM


  12. @JAMAL49 No, I definitely agree with you on this. (In fact your comments have always been one of the most sensible ones) And it would have been even better if some of these protesters would have hugged these douchebags when they were ranting about 'love' and had shown some brotherly love'.

    Posted by: Alejo | Aug 14, 2012 12:26:54 PM


  13. he went overseas to fight for their freedom to have their freedoms limited by anti-gay "Christians"?

    je suis confuse.....

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 14, 2012 12:29:30 PM


  14. there was a time when interracial kissing "upset the masses"

    didn't mean that interracial couples should refrain from kissing in public, in fact it meant more should

    something is only shocking if you've never seen it before. PDA is, amazingly, an important part of The Movement.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 14, 2012 12:30:52 PM


  15. Why are they speaking for American River College, a public community college?

    Posted by: Say what? | Aug 14, 2012 12:35:17 PM


  16. I CERTAINLY WOULD ACCEPT SOME SANDWICHES FROM THESE KINDLY AND STUDLY ARC MEN. THIS KIND OF RHETORIC IS NOT GOING TO GET US ANYWHERE. "THEY" ARE ALWAYS EVIL, "THEY" ARE ALWAYS "THUGS." LET BOTH SIDES BURY THE HATCHET AND COME TOGETHER IN THE NAME OF "LOVE" AND MOST CERTAINLY IN THE NAME OF "CHICKEN"!

    Posted by: THE QUEEN | Aug 14, 2012 12:39:30 PM


  17. I found it odd that one of the protesters that refused the Chick-Fil-A food indicated that they ate at In-N-Out Burger earlier... I personally boycott In-N-Out because they print Bible citations on all of their printed paper products (the easiest one to find is John 3:16 on the bottom of the drink cups).

    I'm not saying that In-N-Out supports anti-gay organizations (I don't know that and they are quiet on it, unlike Mr. Cathy), but I don't like any business that infuses religion into their business. I also find it odd, that their naming convention is quite similar (bad grammar, hyphens and all).

    Posted by: Dave | Aug 14, 2012 12:47:20 PM


  18. This is one those events where the winning side is the best behaved.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 14, 2012 3:00:57 PM


  19. Does anyone else think the two guys with the ARC T-shirts look like gay lovers ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Aug 14, 2012 3:38:14 PM


  20. The headline says military bullie(s)and the story mentions ONE alleged military veteran who taunted gay demonstrators. Are you serious about this? Change the headline to : One military veteran (ME) who posts on Towleroad opposes the bigotry of the Cathy family.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 14, 2012 7:01:26 PM


  21. There's really no reason to believe that the hater herein who claimed to have fought in the military for the LGBT protesters' right to protest ever served a day in uniform. Then again, there is a reason the military system of justice maintains brigs for the thugs who think the uniform affords certain dishonorable citizens the right to break the law and dishonor service to our USA.

    Posted by: Tom Cardellino | Aug 14, 2012 10:03:40 PM


  22. what would have made this event better is for all the frustrated gays in here would get up and do something besides bit*****

    but stonewall happened why? they fems, drag queens, leather daddies..the unwanted even by some gays...so what can we expect now when we should be doing something more...hmmm???

    Posted by: Derek | Aug 14, 2012 10:31:42 PM


  23. Whoo, Sacramento pride. I'm quite proud of my community for coming out in such massive numbers.

    Posted by: James | Aug 15, 2012 2:50:14 AM


  24. One of the two Amercian River college thugs, the taller one with the sunglasses, is notorious anti-gay activist Luke Otterstad. He's of the Church of the Divide and was a student at American River College at the time of the student council's support of Proposition 8 (watch his perfidious little smile when one of the protestors confronts him with the student council vote on Prop 8). He has been holding anti-gay protests for over nearly ten years. That's the kind of "love" he and his buddies want to offer to the LGBT community.

    Posted by: Peter M. | Aug 15, 2012 5:44:22 AM


  25. One of the two Amercian River college thugs, the taller one with the sunglasses, is notorious anti-gay activist Luke Otterstad. He's of the Church of the Divide and was a student at American River College at the time of the student council's support of Proposition 8 (watch his perfidious little smile when one of the protestors confronts him with the student council vote on Prop 8). He has been holding anti-gay protests for over nearly ten years. That's the kind of "love" he and his buddies want to offer to the LGBT community.

    Posted by: Peter M. | Aug 15, 2012 5:44:23 AM


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