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Published: Saturday, July 28 2012 8:26 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Haven't been there since moving to Utah. I just went there last night. I plan to at least once a week.

mcdugall
Layton, UT

I find it concerning that a great majority of the comments posted this week in regards to the media attention of Chick-fil-A have been highly supportive and increasing patronage. The company actively supports organizations that want more government control of individuals lives, they want the government to tell people who can enter into a committed and legally recognized relationship. This is in no way a core American value, government involvement in individuals lives should be limited.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

worf
Mcallen, TX

Now a statement against abortion will really increase sales.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

mcdugal,
what are you talking about? what organization are they supporting that wants more government control in our lives? I think you are twisting the argument a bit too far.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Cows around the country are getting worried. Look for mass cattle riots.

EJM
Herriman, UT

Will go to Chick Fil A on August 1st and eat. I respect the honesty of their President when asked the question. I have no problem with the idea of civil unions. I can't go there with the idea of calling it marriage. Those who want to call the man all kinds of names I feel bad for. Whatever happened to respectfully disagreeing? And I am saying with THIS particular situation because he has been respectful in his public statements.

mcdugall
Layton, UT

@lost in DC

Chick-fil-A has donated money to the following organizations:

Family Research Council
Marriage and Family Foundation
Exodus International

All of which lobby politicians to legislate their beliefs which in turn restrict the rights of adults. It's big government interfering with individuals lives, no question about it.

Phred
Ogden, UT

There are 15 locations between Logan and Orem.
Yum!

George
Bronx, NY

@lost in DC

Not about more control in our life's? you may want to tell worf that he seems proud of that fact.

Rynn
Las Vegas, NV

I no longer live in a part of the country that has Chick Fil A.
I don't agree with their position, but it would not stop me from going there if I wanted to.
I don't think someone should lose their business just because their opinion does not match mine.

So for me, I wouldn't turn getting some food at a restaurant into a political statement.
I wouldn't go there less because of it, but I also wouldn't go there more because of it.

Now if a company was supporting illegal behavior or advocating violence towards other people or animals, that would be a different story.

Gr8Dane
Tremonton, UT

We love Chick-Fil-A and will continue to patronize it.

If I "protested" every Hollywood movie for the left=wing political views of prominent movie stars, I'd never go to the movie theatre again. Likewise, I don't like Barbara Streisand's leftist political views and her outspokenness on the same, but that doesn't mean she's not talented or that I don't enjoy her music. I do.

I don't like that JC Penney and the Gap have "in your face" gay billboards and advertising. And if given the choice, we'd buy our clothes elsewhere because of it. But at some point, people need to respect the moral or political views of other Americans even if we disagree with them. But we get into trouble when we personalize the fight and demonize those who disagree with us.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

mcdugal,
thanks for the response.

what about laws that restrict the rights of male muslim family leaders from executing an honor killing on female family members that have disgraced the family? what about laws that tell members of the aristocracy that they can no longer kill or maim members of lower social classes with impunity? ALL laws place restrictions of some kind or another on people.

What about Obamacare, which forces people to buy a product, which "brocolli-tax" Roberts says is really a tax (we get to pay our taxes not to a government entity, but to a private business, if THAT makes any sense).

What about Obamacare, that says practicing Catholic business owners are required to provide abortion coverage to their employees contrary to everything they hold sacred (contrary to the first amendment)?

No, I don't get the impression you have ANY problem with any of those rights curtailments, but you object to groups that want to protect the sanctity of marriage.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@lost in DC
Laws against killing people are to protect fundamental rights. There is clear, definitive harm. What exactly is the problem with same-sex couples marrying?

worf
Mcallen, TX

atl134,

Same sex couples want to raise children. According to the majority of people, this takes away the fundamental right of a natural environment.

People do have the right of thought and value. If this right is taken away, chaos will result.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@worf
Do you really expect us to believe you do not know the difference between your right to have your own thoughts and values and the right you do not have to impose those thoughts and values on others through the force of law? Your reasoning is nothing but a shallow attempt to discourage others from challenging your claims under the false guise that doing so somehow violates your rights. you have the right to your opinion and we have the right to challenge those opinions.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

atl134,
only in those societies that recognize human life as sacred. Obviously some muslim cultures do not, or they value SOME life above other, and throughout the history of the world, many cultures have not. We are imposing our morals (sanctity of life) on them when we say "no honor killings". What harm does a muslim daughter bring to her family by going out without a burka? The point is not what harm is or is not done, it is that ALL societies impose some type of moral standard that not all agree with. To claim otherwise is to support an untruth.

Mcdugall (and it appears, you) are saying ONLY the organizations chic-fil-a has been supporting support the control of others' lives. This is folly. It appears you oppose the rights of Catholics to practice their religion through your support of Obamacare. the constitution promises Catholics the right to practice their religion, despite what Obamacare and HHS says. Read the article in this morning's DN from the NYT (YES, the NYT!!!!) about the hypocrisy of the left concerning the "free exercise thereof" portion of the 1st Amendment.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@lost in DC
"It appears you oppose the rights of Catholics to practice their religion through your support of Obamacare."

I have never taken a position that Catholics have to use birth control. I don't know anyone who has.

LordPillsbury
Mcminnville, OR

@atl134

I work at a Non-profit Catholic Hospital, and right now, they have come out against the ObamaCare because of the issue of providing insurance that covers abortion. They originally supported ObamaCare because it presented itself as a more caring and compassionate bill to help the poor. Now it is poised to take away 1st amendment rights of a charitable organization.

As far as the article goes here about Chic-fil-A, certainly the president/owner has the right to express his/her views on anything, including moral or political views. Gays have the right to express their disapproval by verbal or collective boycotting the business. What I find disturbing is that government (cities of Boston & Chicago) have stated that Chic-fil-A is not welcomed to do business in their cities for expressing a political view. They have exceeding their political powers. Chic-fil-A did not break any laws to warrant the rebuttal from government entities that it did.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: mcdugall Layton, UT
"I find it concerning that a great majority ..... have been highly supportive and increasing patronage."

There is still foolish hillbillies here in Utah that cling to the naive notion that the 1st Amendment gives us the right to express opinions even if they aren't politically correct. Personally I think the thought police should be granted the right to review opinions before people are allowed to utter them.

(Just a little sarcasm for the liberals among us who really believe that.)

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Once again, the homosexuals in America are trying to cram their lifestyle down our throats.

Going to Chick Filet Wednesday.

So's my wife.

And my kids.

All 3 of them.

Might eat lunch AND dinner there.

How long, Lord, how long?....

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