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Old 07-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #901
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As a Christian I believe the Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman.

That said. I daily use products and services from companies that openly promote the homosexual agenda.

I'm not out trying to boycott them.

I don't understand the intolerance that many on the left seem to exhibit.

It is scary that this society seems so ready to censor or punish people that
disgaree with what they consider correct thought.
What is a homosexual agenda and who promotes it?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #902
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Some conservatives choose not to give their money to businesses who take stances they disagree with. Some liberals do the same. Big whoop. That's not censorship or intolerance, that's spending your money where you choose to spend your money, based on reasons that you don't have to defend to anyone.

I have to agree with the reservations about what Boston is doing re Tasty Chicken Lived a Sad Life*, though.



*close enough, yeah?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #903
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Nice posts, Cori. I thought your thoughts came through just fine .

Anywho, good on Target with their wedding registry ad . That's cool.
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Wallaby boycotts marriage until gays have same right

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I'm not out trying to boycott them.
You may not be, but plenty of antigay and/or anti-SSM Americans are. Just for starters, visit the American Family Association's homepage for a rundown of their current actions against JC Penney, Office Depot, Target, Sears, and Home Depot. (And their planned "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day" on August 1.)

Actual intervention by a city government to prevent the local spread of a chain does admittedly raise some other issues, and might or might not be opening a can of worms in a way these politicians didn't foresee or intend.
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It is scary that this society seems so ready to censor or punish people that
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Are you a libertarian or not?

Should my hard-earned money not be mine to spend however I see fit?
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I just love that the left is being called "intolerant" for daring to suggest supporting anti-gay attitudes is a bad idea.

Once again, anti-gay rights people: You are entitled to your views. And we are entitled to not agree with those views and claim them to be wrong if we so wish. Being free to have a viewpoint/opinion does NOT mean you are also automatically free from criticism of said viewpoint/opinion.

Also, "do unto others", "eye for an eye", and all that. You want to show intolerance towards gay people, don't be surprised, then, when you get that same intolerance in return.
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To me, there's an absolutely enormous difference between people boycotting CFA over this and cities (not only Boston, but now Chicago and Philadelphia) taking any sort of official action against CFA. I'm not actually generally a fan of boycotts myself (although it's irrelevant for me, because I won't eat at CFA for other reasons), but there's nothing really fundamentally wrong with other people doing it. It's just a way of exercising freedom of speech, and CFA isn't being oppressed if the left uses their stance on gay marriage as a reason to boycott them. Neither is Target being oppressed if the right does something similar.

I really have problems with government actions against CFA, and I don't see how they'd hold any water in any federal court. It's a pretty blatant attack on the right to free speech of the owners of CFA. I find their opinions pretty disgusting myself, but come on.
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Also, "do unto others", "eye for an eye", and all that. You want to show intolerance towards gay people, don't be surprised, then, when you get that same intolerance in return.
Exactly. Well said.

I saw a Facebook meme not too long ago (odd source, I know) that showed a pic of an Orthodox Jew and explained that while pork is against his religion, he does not go around trying to ban it altogether from the public sphere. That says a lot about how religious people should balance their beliefs with the rest of the world.
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What is a homosexual agenda and who promotes it?

When he tells you, please let a homosexual like myself know what it is.

It's interesting to be yourself, your existence, an object of disagreement.
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I just love that the left is being called "intolerant" for daring to suggest supporting anti-gay attitudes is a bad idea.
yep. yet it's perfectly cool for all these other organisations to boycott groups like jcpenney and encourage going to chick-fil-a as much as possible. it's a bit hypocritical.
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I'm not one to boycott stores where the ownership has views I disagree with, but in this case I make an exception. I just can't go there anymore. That said, I have an issue with governments blocking them from opening stores. Let the consumers make a statement with their wallets.

Also, the owner of the Hollywood store released a statement saying all franchises are independently owned and they don't necessarily agree with the views of their founder.
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I don't understand the intolerance that many on the left seem to exhibit.
And do you understand the intolerance of the right, or do you just choose to ignore it?
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I've always heard the right say that this is part of capitalism. Do you no longer believe in capitalism and freedom of speech when it's against an intolerance you believe in?
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Also, the owner of the Hollywood store released a statement saying all franchises are independently owned and they don't necessarily agree with the views of their founder.
that's a good point. though some of what each franchise earns will find its way back to the cathys. too bad i can't go to a franchise that isn't bigoted and pay under the table.

there's a same sex kiss protest that's supposed to happen today at chick-fil-as and the owner of one in southaven, ms (a suburb of memphis) said he welcomes them. it kinda surprised me. granted it'd probably be bad pr to be like "stay away fags" but he could've just not gone on the local news (if he didn't approve i mean), it's not like it's the only cfa in town.
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