• SumoMe

    Being interviewed at Chick-fil-A

    Thanks to everyone who visited their local Chick-fil-A to support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

    I visited the Chick-fil-A in South Philadelphia after my radio show on WPHT 1210-AM. I was blown away by the turnout. Regardless of where you are on the gay marriage issue, one of the cornerstones of our democracy is freedom of speech and the right to have your own personal opinions.

    Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, expressed his views on traditional marriage. If you disagree with his views, you have the right to vote with your wallet and take your business elsewhere. You have the right to protest. You have the right to share your opinion with others and encourage them to shop elsewhere.

    What is disturbing is many of our elected officials who are making veiled threats against Chick-fil-A in their local communities. As long as Chick-fil-A (or any business, for that matter) is conducting their business in compliance with all laws and regulations, they should not be subjected to political intimidation or “groupthink” because the business owner’s viewpoints are different.

    As long as the business treats customers and employees with respect, they should not be publicly persecuted because another group disagrees with that business owner’s views or the organizations it supports.

    Chick-fil-A does not discriminate or deny service to customers. Yet, to a number of our elected officials, they characterize Chick-fil-A as dangerous as a nuisance bar. If your local elected officials are grandstanding against Chick-fil-A, tell these mis-guided blowhards to focus on more important things: getting crime off the streets, closing nuisance bars, bringing needed jobs to our communities and improving our school systems.

    Here is a clip from my appearance on Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” to discuss the Chick-fil-A controversey:

     

    5 Responses to More on Chick-fil-A Appeciation Day

    1. larrycohen August 2, 2012 at 8:02 am #

      I was shocked that my liberal friends , riding in the car with me listening
      to your show on the radio, were just as angry as I was at these politicians
      when they heard your show.

      It was the straw that broke the camels back for them as well.

    2. Connie August 2, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      I support free speech and civil unions. I also support Chick Fil A sandwiches which are great!

    3. Steve August 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      Where is FOX coming up with the idea that Chick-Fil-A is losing sales because of this? They are not at all. Supporting traditional marriage does not = hate. Frankly, the media has hijacked this issue because among them,they almost all support gay marriage. However, that is not how it is in mainstream USA. You have the right to boycott Chick Fil A, just like I have the right to boycott Home Depot or Office Depot. But the government cannot punish businesses because the owner engages in free speech. For too long the gay activist side has framed this debate with unfair parameters.

    4. Bill August 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

      Supporting traditional marriage does not = hate

      In the liberal mind it does. If you disagree with a liberal they will somehow attack you and your character by using words with suffixes containing phobe or ist.

      The fact that liberal politicians in Chicago and Boston think they can prevent a business from opening because of what the owner thinks tells you a lot about their view on government. Now remember they think that government is the answer to everything. If tht is not enough to scare the hell out of you then nothing will. This election is perhaps the most critical in our history.

    5. Bill August 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      I went to Chick Fil A for the first time on the Wednesday appreciation day. Food was good so I went again the next week. Somehow I think they got many new customers just from the fact that a lot of people like me probably never tried their food and never stopped in before. Now they are on my radar and I’ll eat there if they are in the neighborhood. Bill’s marketing analysis says that Chick Fil A has many more customers and will be ever more successful. Go Romney and Ryan beat the pants off Obama and Biden.

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