Thursday, September 20, 2012
Chick-fil-A has not confirmed reports.
A Chicago alderman attempting to block the popular fastfood restaurant Chick-fil-A has released information saying the company has agreed to no longer fund anti-gay groups, according to a Cox News report in the State. A culture war developed over the summer with the fried chicken joint smack in the middle — pro-gay groups boycotted the restaurants and staged "kiss ins" due to it donating money to anti-gay groups such as Family Research Council, and free-speech advocates and anti-gay protestors dubbed Aug. 1 as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. In South Carolina and around the nation, Chick-fil-A restaurants saw long lines that day. Chick-fil-A has not responded to requests from Patch seeking comment, and did not respond to Cox News for its …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Does anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church deserve the same free speech protections and support as anti-gay Chick-fil-A?
While millions of Americans last week were clogging roadways, parking lots, and drive-thru's in a show of solidarity for Chick-fil-A's highly publicized anti-gay marriage stance, another tidbit of notable news managed to get shunted aside. In a bipartisan vote, Congress passed "The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012," which President Obama has vowed to sign into law. The innocuously titled bill, however, would appear to run counter to the notion of free speech that Chick-fil-A supporters purported to uphold with their presence and their record-breaking business on Aug. 1 as part of Chick-fil-A "Appreciation Day." The new law would prohibit protesters from picketing military funerals two hours …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Muppets are. Will you?
After owners of the popular restaurant spoke openly against same-sex marriage, boycotts and protests have appeared all over social media sites asking people to stop eating at Chick-Fil-A. The Jim Henson Company, founder of the Muppets, also severed ties with the restaurant.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Former Speaker of the House files paperwork to enter Palmetto State primary, challenges President Obama to series of debates.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich stumped in Greenville on Friday, stopping at the Chick-fil-A on Pelham Road. He used the stop not only to turnover a filing check to SC GOP Chairman Chad Connelly, but also to take multiple shots at President Barack Obama. One of the jabs included a direct challenge to the president. "We've heard some talk about debates the last day or two. Let me just say the Lincoln-Douglas debates were amazingly important," Gingrich said. "Maybe the most-important collective dialogue since the Federalist Papers. They debated seven times, three hours each, with a timekeeper and no moderator." It was in that same spirit, Gingrich said, that he would ask Obama to take part in a similar series of debates. "I …