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Chick-Fil-A Scorecard: Roseanne, City Of Chicago, “No!”; Santorum, “Yes!”

Since Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy announced his company was “guilty as charged” of standing against same-sex marriage, all kinds of people have been coming out to support and lambast the chain.

Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno announced he’d work to block Chick-fil-A from opening a second location in his district: “If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don’t want you in the 1st Ward,” Moreno told the Chicago Tribune. “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant.”

Moreno has the support of former Obama chief of staff and current Windy City Mayor Rahm Emanuel (above), who stated that “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.”

The politicos join the Jim Henson Company, Boston mayor Thomas Menino and actor Ed Helms, who have all made a stink about Chick-Fil-A’s bigotry.
On the other side of the griddle, failed presidential candidate Rick Santorum tweeted today that he’d taken his kids to clog their arteries at the restaurant, and encouraged his followers to join Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Wow, Bob Dole got flack for endorsing Viagra but these two losers are going all out for a fast-food chain simply because it hates the same thing they do?

And forgive us for trudging out an old meme, but do you really want Santorum all over your chicken sandwich?

Wrapping up our roundup of high-profile folks weighing in on the great chicken debate is Roseanne Barr. The caustic comedian let forth a volley of expletive-laden tweets about the company, including “New Shit-Fil_A motto: “We torture Chickens for Christ” and one that reminded us that folks who eat “antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ” will probably wind up with cancer.

In the immortal words of Jerri Blank, “Cancer? That’s hi-lar-ious!”

 

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35 Comments

  • s.b.

    queerty is OBSESSED with chickfila

  • GreatGatsby2011

    Two thumbs up for the Jerri Blank reference.

  • Holly

    What’s with the hate stuff? The owner of the restaurant doesn’t believe in gay marriage. Two years ago the people of California voted against gay marriage. Until his recent “evolution” President Obama was against gay marriage. I didn’t hear Rahm Emanuel lecturing Obama before his evolution. And why is the restaurant owner now an evil man? I’m for gay marriage, but I’m fine with people who aren’t. Lighten up, freaks, and leave people alone. If you don’t want the chicken, don’t buy the chicken. It’s that easy.

  • Gigi

    @s.b.: We’re all obsessed with those who demean and dehumanize us. You should be too.

  • Colin

    @Gigi: Speak for yourself.

  • Chad

    @Holly: Chick-Fil-A does more than go against same sex marriage. They donate money to organizations that want to take away civil rights from tax paying american citizens.

  • Gigi

    @Holly: Name calling is so unbecoming. In the words of Wayne Besen of TRUTH WINS OUT, ” In the 2010 tax year, according to Media Matters, Chick-Fil-A donated $1,000 (not a paltry amount) to Exodus after the ex-gay umbrella group’s treasurer co-launched Uganda’s antigay death-penalty campaign. Meanwhile, Chick-Fil-A appears to have donated $1,000 annually to FRC at the same time that FRC was lobbying for imprisonment of U.S. homosexuals and the detention and execution of foreign sexual minorities.” This is not simply a matter of a man who “doesn’t believe in gay marriage.” This is about a group of people who don’t feel that The Gays should have any rights whatsoever. When we stand up for ourselves and demand equality they call us “radical homosexuals.” They say we’re “hateful” and have a “far-left homosexual agenda.” You might feel better with your head in the sand, believing that these people really don’t matter that much but please know this – they matter. They matter a great deal. We might think the loonier ones like Michele Bachmann (Marcus Bachmann’s crazy-eyed beard), Peter Sprigg and Peter LaBarbara couldn’t possibly be taken seriously by any rational person…but they are. We cannot sit back and relax because if we do, these people will not rest until we have no rights at all.

  • Colin

    @Holly: Thank you, Holly, for stating the truth.

  • ChrisC

    @Holly: Saying that you “support same-sex marriage”, but are “fine with people who don’t”, is like saying that you believe the holocaust happened, but are fine with people who don’t.

  • Colin

    @ChrisC: How many shots or rocks did you do before writing this?

  • doug105

    @Colin: and you’re proof that blog’s like mmo’s should come with an ignore list.

  • Belize

    @Colin: “How many shots or rocks did you do before writing this?”

    More than the small number of times people ever told you you are smart. :) LOL.

    I’m sure you’re pretty butt hurt by that comment since it proves how easily common sense humiliates wall text comments like that of @Gigi considering the fact that such comments rationalize the mentality of imbeciles like you. :)

  • Belize

    @Belize: oops. Sorry @Gigi, I meant to link @Holly.

  • B

    Re No. 3 · Holly wrote, “What’s with the hate stuff? The owner of the restaurant doesn’t believe in gay marriage. Two years ago the people of California voted against gay marriage.”

    First, 2008 is not “two years ago”. Second, a slim majority of those Californians who voted in that election voted in favor of Proposition Eight, which had the effect of making same-sex marriages illegal, existing ones excepted, but which was advertised as something to “save the children” and “protect marriage”. The current polls indicate that a majority of Californians are in favor of same-sex marriage.

    Third, while subject to appeal, the Proposition Eight is apparently unconstitutional under federal law (according to the last court ruling, with an appeal to the Supreme Court still possible).

  • Belize

    @Colin: By the way, don’t you have a fake, pro Chick-Fil-A Facebook account to man? You should get back to work, baby. People are lambasting your client like crazy on the web. You should try to defend it or they’ll fire you and you’ll have to settle for working with someone like Michelle Bachman. :)

  • Paul

    @Holly: Isn’t it funny that when you say “I’m for gay marriage” but then in the very next sentence you say “lighten up freaks”, I don’t believe you and I find you very disingenuous?

  • Paul

    @Colin: No, actually, Colin, you shouldn’t speak at all…the rest of us would be far better off.

  • Colin

    @doug105: Feel free to ignore me if you like, if it makes you feel better. No one’s stopping you.

    @Paul: I’m sure for most people it would be far better only communicating with people who agree with them.

  • JohnD

    @Colin: Why are you here? You realize this is a site for LGBT and ally people, right?

  • sheena

    @Colin: ur an idiot go kill urself with holy u dont deserve to live in this planet lol ur a waste of space why cant u just die lol

  • JohnD

    @sheena: Like Chic-Fil-A created a fake Facebook profile to defend itself, I think Colin made this profile to make people who oppose bigots (or at the very least self-loathing LGBT people) look bad. No real person is as dumb, lacks as many grammatical skills, or so openly calls for someone to die as you (*supposedly*) are and do.

  • Colin

    @sheena: I would like more information on how to kill myself with something holy. Please, explain.

  • Mark

    Is it the Boston Globe or Herald that I read today came out with an editorial about the slippery slope of trying to deny a business (that is not breaking the law) simply because of the “opinion” and free speech of it’s owner, manager or employer? If the ACLU jumps in look for them to side with Chick-fil-A if they are consistent with their goals.

  • Tony Lopez-Cisneros

    STUFF YOURSELVES WITH CHICK-FIL-A SAINTS; Because, Chicago’s Political “Prostitutes” Are Telling Chick-Fil-A To “Stuff It” !

    Chicago’s 1st Ward Alderman, Joseph “Proco(pio)” Moreno, Has Gone On Record Saying He Is Opposed To A New Chick-Fil-A Planning To Open In Chicago’s Near-North-East Side.

    He Has The Support (& Backing, No Doubt In The Next Chicago Aldermanic-Election$) Of Closet-Sodomite-Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Who, Has Also Gone Publicly On Record & CBS-News Radio LYING LIKE THE DEVIL (Emanuel’s Spriritual Father) And Saying “Chick-Fil-A’s Values Are Not Chicago’s Values” !

    I Believe DuSable (The True Historic Founder Of Chicago, IL), Dwight Lyman Moody (Founder Of The Moody Bible Institute) & Old-Fashioned Christian-Fundamentalist Evangelist, PAUL RADER, Would Unequivocally Disagree, Condemn & ANATHAMIZE Chicago’s Present Pro-Sodomite Mayor Rahm Emanuel For His HISTORICALLY PERVERTED WORDS About/Against CHICAGO, THE MORAL POSITION OF THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO & THE PRESENT OPINION AGAINST THE SODOMITES & SODOMY TAKEN BY THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO, IL, TODAY !

    In 2011, Alderman Moreno Endorsed Mayoral Candidate Gery Chico–Whose Union Supporters Referred To Rahm Emanuel As “THAT WALL ST. JUDAS” !

    **ALD. MORENO HAS “FLIPPED” & IS NOW A “JUDAS” HIMSELF !

  • Granster

    @sheena: A BIT harsh perhaps, but thanks for saying it.

  • Granster

    @Tony Lopez-Cisneros: HEY! Wake up. Sombody in Tony’s life…… Get the net. Get it NOW!

  • Chuck

    We need to get Frothy and Bristol Palin on “I’m a celebrity, get me outa here” and leave them on a deserted island or in the jungle. Clearly, society would be much improves, including the national IQ curve.

  • phiggles

    Silver lining: Mental image of Rick Santorum strapped to a toilet seat for three hours last night reaping what he sowed.

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  • Wad

    @Chuck: Yes, Dan Avery, because cancer is ALWAYS hi-LAR-ious! I know I’ll be laughing like crazy when you or someone you know gets it. Because anyone who believes people dying slowly and painfully is more palatable than our inability to marry has got his priorities seriously out of whack. But thanks for—yet again—disclosing your true nature (i.e., being so militant as to bordering on psychopathy).

  • MKisNE

    Ugh I love Roseanne. I can’t wait for her comedy central roast.

  • Ewan

    @Wad: Lighten up. I’ve got relatives who have had cancer, one of whom didn’t make it out the other end. I still laugh at cancer jokes. Stop being a sanctimonious dirge.

  • Gigi

    @Belize: I was wondering. :)

    I’m just ignoring the other two.

  • Daez

    @Holly: It has little to do with his personal stance on gay marriage. I could care less about that. It has much more to do with the millions of dollars of funding that he has given to ex-gay groups including Exodus International. He has given money to a group that all given scientific knowledge has proven serves a snake oil salesman that does irreparable harm to gay and lesbian people. That is a much bigger issue than gay marriage. When someone is willing to donate millions to destroy the happiness and well being of others, they should be hated on.

  • Eric

    Its fine to organize a boycott against Chick-Fil-A for supporting violent bigotry, but I don’t think its okay for city officials to prevent them from opening a restaurant. In fact, Boston’s mayor had to back down when he realized that denying their permit for that reason is illegal. Besides, wouldn’t it be much better to see them open the restaurant only to have it run out of business by a boycott?

  • Ewan

    @Daez: Concisely put, mate.

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