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Mike Huckabee and Tony Perkins Call Dan Cathy 'Coward' for Chick-fil-A Retreat on Anti-Gay Stance: VIDEO


Mike Huckabee and Dan Cathy went after Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy on FOX News program Huckabee over the weekend, reacting to the Chick-fil-A CEO's recent statements that he wants to put the company's anti-gay controversy behind him (even though his personal views haven't changed).

CathySaid Perkins:

"I think we're seeing those in the business community becoming cowards."

Asked Huckabee:

"Why is it that businesses would capitulate to the pressure and demands to just shut up and go away and not say anything when nobody is asking the Left to do that?"

Added Perkins:

"Tolerance is a one-way street for these individuals. What they want to do is force the rest of America not to just to tolerate but to celebrate what they're doing. They want to redefine America...They're doing it in large part because many, even conservative business owners who are fearful of these attacks, are going silent. They're going dark on these issues. They're capitulating. And that's just allowing this group to roll over our freedoms and liberties...What they're wanting to do is silence the vast majority of Americans who disagree with them."


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  1. got to love it when they start eating their own

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Apr 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

  2. out with the old in with the new....keep gasping for air assholes!

    Posted by: Johnny | Apr 14, 2014 11:14:24 AM

  3. No, TP. I don't want you to "celebrate" what we're doing. I just want you to stop trying to put roadblocks in our way, and to stop attacking us and trying to shove us back into the closets.

    Posted by: john patrick | Apr 14, 2014 11:26:04 AM

  4. Really? Nobody is asking anybody on the left to shut up and go away? What about all the protests and calls for boycotts against gay-positive companies like J.C. Penney and Honey Maid Graham Crackers?

    Posted by: Clayton | Apr 14, 2014 11:27:13 AM

  5. "My son tortured and murdered a dog!" - Mike Huckabee

    In light of the anti-semitic murders what point are we doing to recognize unrepentant bigotry as the danger that it is?

    should Heil-Hitler brand Klanksman be allowed to own firearms? Should Hitler-loving american neo-nazies be *allowed*, seriously, to own firearms?? What about people who kill animals, or whose entire lives seem to thrive and revolve around anti-gay hatred?

    Yes - Fox news hates gays, and by keeping this sort of anti-gay hatred alive it will indeed result in more deaths of LGBT people.

    this is what obsessive hatred leads to.

    please read and take note.....notice how the murdering Klansman likes to delude himself? "OH, you're threatened by what i say! you know i'm right! you're scared of me! you're intimidated!"

    know what that sounds like? This site's hack coward resident troll - a delusional and potentially-dangerous man whose hatred and ignorance courses through every vein of his body - who convinces himself that smarter people are "threatened" by his B.S. fallacies and lies.

    Fox News is responsible for the deaths of lgbt people across America. They are responsible for children being disowned by their families and kicked out of their homes. They are responsible for the countless young people who take their hopes and dreams and attach them to the end of a hanging noose.

    It's a cancer on your country.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 14, 2014 11:30:49 AM

  6. Ah the GOP bullying their own.

    Someone pop some popcorn.

    Posted by: Sam | Apr 14, 2014 11:49:07 AM

  7. What's funny is, Dan Cathy has made it very clear he's still anti-gay, but because he doesn't make a platform of it...he's vilified. It's not enough to be anti-gay for the Tony Perkins of the world. You need to stand and actively fight LGBT people or you're "complicit" in allowing us to destroy America and Christians.

    Posted by: Francis | Apr 14, 2014 11:49:43 AM

  8. Out of curiosity, and wanting something to read I checked out Mussolini's Italy: Life under the Fascist Dictatorship 1915-1945. I am sure it's not going to be a " easy light read " BUT the author is really trying to build a foundation for the reader to continue, using current affairs, to help and try to understand: The why's and how's
    this ever happened.

    We're seeing and experiencing History repeating itself.

    Posted by: anthony | Apr 14, 2014 11:52:46 AM

  9. I don't know why no one calls out Tony Perkins being a supporter of the KKK. I guess he agrees with what happened in Kansas as well for "religious liberty."

    Posted by: RK | Apr 14, 2014 11:53:37 AM

  10. " Asked Huckabee: "Why is it that businesses would capitulate to the pressure and demands to just shut up and go away and not say anything when NOBODY IS ASKING THE LEFT TO DO THAT?" "

    ...except for the fact that is exactly what those American Family Assciation people routinely do. That is their idea of a business - McDonalds, Home Depot, Starbucks - supposedly being required to "remain neutral in the cultural war".

    Posted by: AdamTh | Apr 14, 2014 12:01:55 PM

  11. Very well stated Patrick.

    Posted by: Keith | Apr 14, 2014 12:03:18 PM

  12. Chik-fil-A is expanding into the Northeast, cities outside the South, and college towns, revamping and expanding their entire PR department and re-branding to "millenials" in the process.
    The goal is profit. It's been covered a lot of places, including here.

    THAT is the only reason Dan is trying to "put this behind him".

    Only the facade of the menu options and storefronts will change.

    His views HAVEN"T changed, and NEVER WILL.

    He isn't "retreating". Anything BUT retreat.
    More like a Trojan Horse operation.

    Don't fall for it.

    Posted by: Leo | Apr 14, 2014 12:08:28 PM

  13. Perkins, Huckabee and even Cathy are such VICTIMS of the Equality movement! After all, their party only controls one branch of congress and slightly less than 50% of the other. They only hold 29 govenorships and not all of them. They can pass anti gay laws through state legislatures but are oh so oppressed when people complain about it. Sadly, their religious laws are not the unquestioned law of the land. Yes, these guys are victims of intolerance. How sad for them.

    Posted by: Chadd | Apr 14, 2014 12:13:24 PM

  14. Please devour each other alive, you Christianist velociraptors. Where's Hannibal Lecter when you really need him?

    Posted by: dommyluc | Apr 14, 2014 12:18:45 PM

  15. @Leo - totally agree that Dan’s view haven’t changed and he is just keeping his mouth shut for profits. However, I don’t consider that bad; I consider it progress. A lot of our grandparents were racist and would never date or marry a person of another race however by the 70s they wouldn’t vocalize their racist views (even though they still had them deep down). The result was that the next generation was less racist and the generation after that was even less.

    Most homophobes won’t change in their lifetime but they will be marginalized and hence be quiet. Society has already changed a lot and in two or three more generations being anti-marriage equality will sound as crazy as being pro interracial marriage (miscegenation) bans. Progress takes time; it is stunning how fast it has happened for us…four years ago the world was a different place.

    Posted by: Will | Apr 14, 2014 12:26:43 PM

  16. It is quite amusing to watch Mike Huckabee's bigotry unfold.

    Posted by: Jay | Apr 14, 2014 12:29:34 PM

  17. Losers losing, what a joy! If they didn't pervert the Bible so much they wouldn't have an issue with "the perverts" to start with. These guys are so screwed up with their religious crap... do they really believe that it means their sh*t don't stink? And - hey stupid - "the vast majority of Americans" DO NOT disagree with us!

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 14, 2014 12:35:24 PM

  18. Huckabee and Perkins are making the erroneous assumption that their anti-gay opinions, based on nothing but animus and religious prejudice, deserve equal time and consideration. They don't deserve it, just like racism and anti-Semitism and misogyny don't deserve it. They have biases that are possibly Biblically justifiable but certainly no longer socially acceptable, and they're pissed as hell that in the space of 15 years they've moved from mainstream opinion to fringe freakshow. They saw this coming years ago, based on demographic studies. And of course they did nothing about it, just kept on spewing their vile crap. If they don't like the fact that they're nothing more than social pariahs now, they have no one but themselves to blame.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Apr 14, 2014 12:47:54 PM

  19. Death to Chick-Fil-A.

    Posted by: Sergio | Apr 14, 2014 12:54:03 PM

  20. The reason is simple. Business is not religious charity. Its sole purpose is to make money. Cathy's decision was based on rational calculation. Why would someone so stupid to sacrifice for some ideology and alienate customers while in business.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 14, 2014 1:00:50 PM

  21. More adventures in bigoted white trash shaking their fists at evolution.

    Posted by: Richard | Apr 14, 2014 1:22:54 PM

  22. "Why is it that businesses would capitulate to the pressure and demands to just shut up and go away and not say anything..."

    Easy. Same reason you'll shut up and go away: M-O-N-E-Y. When the money dries up and goes away, so will you, you Fat Tub of Goo. When you can't find haters to fund your hate for LGBTs, then you'll have to move on to another target.

    Unfortunately, the fake pastors like the Huckleberries and Scott Livelys and Rick Warrens and Franklin Grahams of the world can make a nice little living out of selling hate and violence, and supporting bigots and hate groups like NOM, FRC, and a sadly large swath of the Republican party (cue Louis Gohmert entrance).

    Your day of reckoning is coming.

    Posted by: Thieves in the Temple Tonight | Apr 14, 2014 1:23:42 PM

  23. When too much right wing publicity hinges on the media's darlin' of the day, it's only a matter of time before said darlin' gets their own mind about them and ceases to continue to push and publicize the right wing agenda.

    The desperate clowns within the party start a new media sideshow based on their own abandonment. This abandonment only proves that right wing agendas and association are bad for business.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Apr 14, 2014 1:26:28 PM

  24. Wonder when Huckleberry's next "chick-fil-A appreciation day" will be. It seems that Cathy doesn't appreciate it. It makes Huckleberry look like an idiot.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 14, 2014 1:31:08 PM

  25. Perkins should be the LAST person preaching about tolerance. Funny, the conservatives love to accuse those who call them on their crap of doing exactly what they are guilty of. Hypocrites.

    Posted by: BETTY | Apr 14, 2014 1:32:39 PM

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