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Soapbox Derpy - Appreciate This by TomPreston Soapbox Derpy - Appreciate This by TomPreston
Copyright 2012 Andrew Dobson
Read the latest “Soapbox Derpy” at the following [link]

Originally posted Friday, July 27th

The Jim Henson Muppet company recently pulled a promotional tie-in with Chick-fil-A over the fact that Chick-fil-A supports and contributes to anti-gay groups. Since then, it’s been a public relations nightmare for Chick-fil-A as they try to salvage their company image. They’ve even gone so far as to hire people to make fake Facebook accounts to try and counter the negative publicity they’ve been getting.

The most recent example of backlash came in the form of a letter from the mayor of Boston declaring that the city doesn’t want Chick-fil-A to do business there, since Boston and Massachusetts in general are such strong supporters of gay rights. In response, Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has suggested a “Chick-fil-A Appreciate Day” scheduled for August 1st to help clean Chick-fil-A’s image.

Wouldn't it be funny if the people who turned out for the appreciation day were protestors? I'll bet that would send a powerful message!

Personally I feel that Chick-fil-A is in serious trouble. As gay rights become more mainstream and popular, rallying against such initiatives is going to eventually become antiquated and outdated. Chick-fil-A needs to realize that supporting discriminatory groups is a bad long-term investment for a company centered around serving fast food.

Sources:
Chicagoist.com - [link]
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Facebook page - [link]
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Hawkfire11111 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I share Chic-fil-A's stand on this. I have nothing against gays or other homosexual people. I do have something against the act of being gay or homosexual behaviors. I hold nothing against a person who has told me that they are in fact, gay. I will continue to treat them the same as if they were heterosexual or if they had been an emu before the admission. (speaking of the bird.) Just because someone admits to or declares their orientation status doesn't really change what I think about them, and I will tell them so. I don't hate gays or homosexuals, but I will ignore and not support that sort of behavior in my presence.
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KindredMusing Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Just so you guys know, there are a lot of us Christians out there who don't care whether your straight, gay, bisexual, whatever. It's not our place to judge, nor is it anyone else's. The Christians that voice their opinions loudly against gay marriage and the like are the ones that seem to get the most attention *cough*Westboro*cough*. This gives a lot of people the impression that ALL Christians are the same apparently, which isn't true at all. I mean, we all follow the same Bible and God, but we're free to interpret it differently, ya know? At least, that's how my family sees it. I'm just sad that both sides keep hating and accusing each other of various things. 
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've been looking through pages of butthurt and arguing, commenting where I see appropriate, and trying OH SO HARD not to troll the conservatives on this page. Seriously guys, gays will be gays. I support gay marriage, but do not see the need to get one myself, simply because it's not necessary. Marriage was started as a financial/religious ritual to transfer the daughter from the property of the father, to the property of the husband. Thus, sanctity of marriage can be essentially boiled down to "man own woman, ug". All you christians, your ranting and intolerance will get you nowhere, try to convince us to stop being gay, is like a father trying to reprimand a teenage child, it just makes them more defiant. In the process of which, you have blood on your hands for the thousands of suicides by conflicted or bullied gays, not to mention your monstrous "conversion therapies".
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BronzeScruffy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This is pointless. How dare the Chick Fil A president express his opinion! It's not like its okay to disagree with something!

Guess what? Chick Fil A has received strong support from many Americans, and their business is better than ever.

"Serious trouble"? Nope, they're doing just fine. Live with it.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
There is such a thing as an opinion that should not be tolerated. It was Hitler's opinion that Jews should be wiped out, for example, again, to acceptable.
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The-Madder Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can you compare the belief that humans should mate only with the opposite species (which is, not being anti here, the way it was supposed to happen), to Hitler's belief that every single Jew should go die? There is a massive, massive difference! 

.M

At least there's some logic with being anti-gay.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
There is no logic, because it is not their business.
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The-Madder Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bent.

.M
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, how mature. Name calling?
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The-Madder Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, no! I apologise for that! I meant bent as in "Bent Logic". I really didn't mean it! 
That was stupid of me, eh?

.M

However bent it is, it's still rather stupid.
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