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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 4:43 p.m. MDT

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Bebyebe
UUU, UT

No one's freedom of religion or speech was violated. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from criticism. People chose not to buy their food because of what they said. People chose to disagree publicly with their founder which they are also free to do.

No one prevented you from buying your sandwich. ChikfilA made lots of money. Good for them.

Mr.Glass
Salt Lake City, UT

What if a CEO of a corporation said he does not believe black and white people should marry each other? Would you still say the mayors were attacking the CEO's first amendment rights?

I think it's worth mentioning that the definition of traditional marriage changes over the time. It was not long ago, for example, that traditional marriage was defined as marriage between a man and woman of the same race. It used to be the case that traditional marriage defined women as property, and of course traditional marriage used to permit one man marrying more than one woman.

At any rate, we are not a theocracy. If your religion tells you that marriage is only between a man and woman, that's is your right to believe it, but it is not your right to impose your beliefs on others who believe same sex marriage should take place.

Sorry Charlie!
SLC, UT

@ute alumni

So by George using his free speech to protest what Cahty said makes he is anti free speech? how does that even begin to make sense? Georges protest in no way would interfere with Cathy's ability to continue to speak out and your claims otherwise are nothing but a sad attempt to deflect counter arguments against what you know is an untenable position.

Sorry Charlie!
SLC, UT

Sorry that first sentence should read, "So by George using his free speech to protest what Cathy said he is anti free speech?" yes I do see the irony of the next sentence. sometimes my brain likes to get laughs at my expense.

Wally West
SLC, UT

As I said elsewhere... "Who really cares about the protest or the owners cause? The food isn't that good and that is what matters."

re: Screwdriver 9:05 a.m. Aug. 2, 2012

Thats funny! But, would it you like it a family values combo meal...loaded w/ trans fats, sugar, cholesterol?

Mister J
SLC, UT

per Mike Richards (8/1 5:15 p.m)

So? Freedom tastes like chicken?

If I want substandard poultry I go to KFC.

The aforementioned establishment no longer offers Potato Salad as a side. That, if anything, is worthy of a protest.

per Rifleman (8:02 a.m. Aug. 2, 2012)

"The liberals would like to tinker with the 1st Amendment like Chicago does with the 2nd Amendment. Isn't that the city where Obama got his education."

Obama is Ivy league educated just like Mitt, Clinton, & the Bushes.

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