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

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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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Chick Fil-A CEO Wants To Put Anti-Gay Controversy Behind Him Though Beliefs Haven't Changed

For over half a decade, the fast food chain Chick Fil-A has donated millions of dollars to anti-gay groups (including ones that want to criminalize and deport gay "pedophiles"). In addition to those funds, the company president Dan Cathy has repeatedly made statements opposing same-sex marriage. However, he would now like to put all that behind him.

Dan_cathyIn an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution Cathy said:

"Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make," Cathy said. "And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you’re just a fool. I’m thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it." ...

"Probably the elements that were stressful for me most is from our internal staff and from operators and how this may be affecting them. The bottom line is we have a responsibility here to keep the whole of the organization in mind and it has to take precedence over the personal expression and opinion on social issues." ...

"Consumers want to do business with brands that they can interface with, that they can relate with. And it’s probably very wise from our standpoint to make sure that we present our brand in a compelling way that the consumer can relate to."

He’s still against gay marriage though:

I think the time of truths and principles are captured and codified in God’s word and I’m just personally committed to that, [Cathy] said. I know others feel very different from that and I respect their opinion and I hope that they would be respectful of mine.

Let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane and see if Cathy and his cash cow have really moved on to greener pastures…

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Tennessee Chick-Fil-A Vandalized With Pro-Gay Message: VIDEO

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A Cookeville, Tennessee Chick-Fil-A got a facelift last week after vandals spray painted a message on the brick exterior of the establishment. Sprawled across the drive-thru line were the words: "God [Loves] Fags & Chicken!" The perpetrators are unknown, and Chick-Fil-A did not file a police report; the restaurant simply had the words removed with a pressure washing treatment. Still, the message is troubling for some gay rights advocates in the state who believe it does more harm than good.

News 2 Nashville reports:

The Tennessee Equality Project promotes equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Tennessee. 

Executive Director Chris Sanders said no one affiliated with the TEP was involved in the vandalism and the TEP condemns it. 

"It concerns us because our community has been the victim of that kind of violence and continues to be," he said. "What if during this act of vandalism someone was shutting down the Chick-fil-A or the cleaning crew was leaving and there had been a violent confrontation?"

Bias motivated vandalism and property damage is a relatively rare crime. 

According to the TBI, in 2012 there were a total of nine incidents, eight were anti-homosexual and one was anti-heterosexual. 

"We understand why people get angry about things in the news, things that happen and things that effect equality but there are very productive peaceful ways of dealing with them we think," Sanders said. 

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Duck Dynasty Fans Launch 'Chick-Phil-A' Day

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Following the widespread backlash against "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's racist and homophobic comments in a GQ profile published earlier this month, a group of Robertson supporters have started a campaign to show support for Robertson entitled, "Chick-Phil-A-Day," The Huffington Post reports. The group is calling on people to "stand for free speech" by wearing camouflage and eating at Chick-Fil-A, notorious for its support of anti-LGBT groups, on January 21. The proponents of "Chick-Phil-A-Day" claim no ties to the fast food company, saying they are "independent and organized from a grassroots view." The campaign's Facebook page has amassed some 34,000 likes to date.


The Orlando Magic are Giving Away Free Chick-fil-A All Season

The Orlando Magic have teamed up with Chick-Fil-A for their Hot Shot Promotion:

MagicMagic fans will be able to enjoy Chick-fil-A® for free with the help of the Orlando Magic during the 2013-14 NBA season with the Chick-fil-A Hot Shot Promotion. The Magic are partnering with Chick-fil-A to offer a free spicy chicken sandwich to any Magic fan in attendance at any home game in which the Magic hit five or more 3-pointers. To redeem their free sandwhich, fans can take their ticket stub or seat locator stub/sheet into any participating Central Florida Chick-fil-A location the day after the team hits the mark.

Enjoy the taste of hate chik-in with every 3-pointer.

Chick-fil-A and its WinShape foundation have not stopped giving to anti-gay causes.


Chick-Fil-A Bigot CEO Dan Cathy Receiving Equality Award

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Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is receiving an EQUALITY award from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta at its prestigious Equal Opportunity Day Dinner in November, Fenuxe reports:

 This year’s theme is “Celebrating Champions of Justice and Equality.”

Honorees of the prestigious recognition this year include Congressman John Lewis, who is truly a shining beacon of equality, civil rights, and justice for all and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy. You may remember Cathy and the statements he made against gay marriage that sparked headlines throughout the world and a boycott of the chicken restaurant.

Yes, Dan Cathy has since made amends with gay rights activist groups and has stopped donating to organizations that are overtly anti-gay, but his position on gay marriage remains the same. And the corporation is seemingly still donating large sums to organizations like the Marriage & Family Foundation and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which both promote marriage in the ‘biblical sense’ and are strongly and openly opposed to same-sex marriage.

So, Chick-fil-A has basically taken steps to make themselves look better because it was hurting their business … but nothing really changed.

That civil rights hero John Lewis and Cathy would be put in the same sentence, much less on the same stage together is revolting.

UPDATE: The ULGA defends the award in a Facebook post.


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