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Chick-Fil-A Approval Rating Plummets After Anti-Gay Controversy

"Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance has gotten some high-profile support by way of Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and other conservative lawmakers. But among their longtime customers, it's a much different story.

Polling organization YouGov found that the Atlanta-based chain's brand approval ratings have plummeted in the wake of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's controversial remarks earlier this month...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

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You'd never know it to be there. Hmm. Makes me question polls vs. reality.
 
I'm sure there are high "red neck" concentration areas where they doing good business 
 
+Tsk tsk +Mike Baer, did I strike a sexual red neck nerve? Does my dislike of hypocritical "religious" types bother you?

Sexuality isn't a choice, calling it a choice just makes it easier for small minded people, like you, to feel good about their hate.
 
....It turns out the gays' boycott of Chick-fil-A did nothing more than energize straight people who are growing weary of gays trying to tell them what to think and do. The gay movement needs to understand that declaring war on anyone who does not support their agenda is a bad idea, especially given they are and always will be a distinct minority of the population. The gays have continually labeled anyone who doesn't agree with them as "hateful" and even accused them of promoting bullying. Even some people who have supported the gay movement have backed away because they've gotten alarmed at the cult-like mentality it has taken on. I respect anyone's right to live their life as they choose and do whatever makes them happy. I do not respect their determination to try to force me to support, condone or otherwise get off on it. What you do in the privacy of your own bedroom is your business. When you shove it in my face it clearly becomes my business and at that point you might not like the response. Congratulations, gay movement, you've brought Chick-Fil-A tens of millions of dollars of free advertising! And the best part about it is the liberal skank media inadvertently gave it to them!.....and its pretty sad you hold a fast food restaraunts ideals higher than your POTUS...
 
+Kurt Laduron just because you and the other local red necks turned out doesn't really mean than much.
 
Civil rights issues have casualties and inadvertent consequences like their possible business increase/decrease. The key is to make a stand for your rights, yet don't pick an unjust fight. I'm sure that the majority of people have the capacity to reason and look beyond prejudices inherent in culture and religion. Others use the movement to strike an offensive and hide behind the banner.

This business's prejudicial stance is ultimately irrelevant. You can't win over everyone immediately and they will garner support and distaste from both sides of the market.

For example, look at the recent display of racism in Mississippi. It's still there, yet our president is black.
 
Brian Serviss, get off your holier than thou atitiude...punk...
 
+Kurt Laduron Jesus cries whenever you launch a personal attack against someone on Google plus.

I do hope you eat plenty of hate filled chicken though. Liven up the old heart
 
You the one who started in on the personal attacks little boy...and let 'em cry all he wants, I dont care....
 
You know nothing of my heart or who I am....
 
+Kurt Laduron, +Mike Baer  poor little red necks, here let me change the channel to faux so you can feel at home. Too funny how you supposed religious types always refer to "loving" in such a hateful manner.

How do you two get around without safety helmets?
 
I get around just fine.....dont watch "faux" news....you sure are a cry-baby, how do you even manage to even get out of bed in the morning?, must really suck to be so afraid of the world around you.....getta life, and make take a Valium...
 
I feel somehow that the content quality has slipped from relevant.
 
Very true Michael...when someone calls me out as intolerant ot hateful simply because I disagree, I seem to get sucked into these stupid little war of insults, I get this same old tired rheotric....and he just doesnt realize that he's the minority, the majority of Americans are for tradiditional family values, yet he cries this high morale ground when actually he stands for deviency....
 
I was only enjoying the banter for a while. I did have a few good laughs, so it was beneficial to a point.
 
Michael, did you read my very first post to this thread....please do, it explains my posistion and thoughts...
 
I have, I've read all of them. The total thread started out strong, yet degraded quickly. About the restaurant, they can do what they want, but must accept the consequences of their position.

It reminds me of Sarah Palin's cries of first ammendment infringement or that's what she calls it.
 
The thing that gets me is that he merely stated his posistion as he was asked, he made no remarks derogatory about the LGBT community...and yet Chik-fil-a had record sales and completely backfired on the "gay" community...which in a way puts a smile on my face, yet is hollow because I am not hater or intolerant simply because I disagree with their posistion...its a central right as an American...
 
What I would like to see are statistics on the next eighteen months. To see if the novelty of joining a group wears off and people get sick of chicken.

Will they have a net gain this quarter?
 
It goes to show with out a doubt his posistion is in the minority in this country...and there is no doubt about it by what we all saw happen around the country...
 
I think civil rights issues will ultimately prevail, but I can't speculate on the timescale. Some say ten years, others a hundred. It's depressing to think it would take that long.
 
Yet it dosnt matter, there will be the religious types who will never get behind gay marriage because they say its against "god's teachings"...and religion has been around a long time....
 
Yeah. Hey, look on the bright side, it's got a downward trend and in a few hundred years, we may have progressed beyond the need for deities and demons.
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