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Poll: Does Chick-Fil-A Deserve Boycott for Marriage Stance?

Chicken franchise faces gay and lesbian criticism for CEO's comments.

Chick-fil-A, home to a diverse chicken menu (and a few very supportive cows in a long-running marketing campaign), is facing push-back over comments from company President Dan Cathy.

Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was "guilty as charged" in its support of traditional marriage. Cathy later visited a radio program and spoke further regarding the gay marriage movement.

"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about," he said in the interview.

On the Chick-fil-A Facebook page, a company representative noted that, "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena."

Chick-fil-A has been criticized in the past for its donations to groups opposing gay marriage, but the latest round of comments seem to have struck a nerve with opponents and supporters in the gay rights debate.

"National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A" event is planned for Aug. 3, while radio host and former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee has called for a "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" on Aug. 1.

What do you think? Take the poll and tell us in the comments section below.

william clark August 02, 2012 at 11:24 PM
MR WILLIS, YES MR CATHY IS RIGHT , AND THOSE WHO SPEAK AGAINST HIM KNOW HE IS RIGHT, THEY MUST SCREAM OUT AGAINST THEIR FAILED LIFE OF RUNNING WITH SATAN AND HIS PEOPLE, WHEN ONE SUPS WITH THE DEVIL , ONE NEEDS A VERY LONG SPOON OR ONE GETS BURNED.
william clark August 02, 2012 at 11:31 PM
GOD'S LAW IS LAW IN MY HOUSE, AS LONG AS I OBEY HIS LAW AND COMMANDS, I NEED NOW BE CONCERNED ABOUT MANS LAWS . NOW DO I. GOD'S LAWS ARE FAR MORE HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS THAN MANS LAWS EVER WERE. I AM NOT HERE TO PLEASE MAN BUT GOD AND CHRIST. FOR ALL YOU WHO THINK OTHERWISE, REMEMBER "ALL KNEES WILL BOW TO CHRIST IN THE LAST DAY. ALL EVEN THE UNBELIEVER WILL BOW DOWN TO THE KING...AMEN
stanley seigler August 02, 2012 at 11:57 PM
@Amanda Leigh Prudencio: '...read Revalation...you will see the truth. GOD IS COMIING VERY SOON! think revelation say there is room for only 144,000 in heaven...is this the truth...cant wait for 'willis and clarks' literal interpretation. surely people cant take the Bible literally... and is 'very soon' measured in our time or the Spirit's time...someone said a million years is but a blink of the Spirit's eye... FYI Christians make up about the same portion of the world’s population today (32%) as they did a century ago (35%). so what happens to the 65% non christians...not to mention christians who approve same sex marriage.
reg August 03, 2012 at 12:19 AM
actually, wm, homophobia is a psychological condition experienced by those who doubt their own sexuality.
reg August 03, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Thank you for your comment, Stephanie. And thank you for being a good sister to your sister.
Brian Willis August 03, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Re 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. keep reading.....Re 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Keep reading....Re 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
reg August 03, 2012 at 12:29 AM
well, willie, the difference is you don't face up to God's law until your final day comes along. Mans' laws, though, are applicable right now - and are punishable right now, too.
stanley seigler August 03, 2012 at 03:31 AM
@Brian Willis if this in response to my concern re room for only 144,000 in heaven...i know the scriptures...my question was/is: is this to be taken literally...andand; if not then why are only cherry-picked verses to be taken literally... apologies for straying from the topic...but maybe worthwhile considering...
stanley seigler August 03, 2012 at 03:39 AM
@william clark: '...I NEED NOW BE CONCERNED ABOUT MANS LAWS...' be careful when you run red lights
stanley seigler August 03, 2012 at 03:53 AM
@william clark your comments do not sound like unconditional christian love...your comments are more and more irrelevant and only provide straight lines to show the ridiculousness of the your positions... when yo in a hole stop digging.
Stephanie August 03, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Dear Mr. Willis, in response to your loud vitreous spewing of condemnation on my sister and I, would you please humor the readers and explain how hermaphrodites are born and not a child of Christ. If you do not believe that someone can be born a certain way, please explain. My sister is pure in heart and washed in the blood. And, yes, we worship together. I am glad that you know the Bible well but you do not know our hearts. For that I say to you, Matthew 25;40, And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Amanda Leigh Prudencio August 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Christians that approve the same sex marriage thing ARE NOT CHRISTIANS!! Same sex marriage its nasty and totally UN GODLY its like sleeping with ANIMALS!!! ITS AGAINST GOD And he will show you! Attack me all you want I KNOW I AM RIGHT! I have grown up in a TRUE BAPTIST CHURCH and I know my Bible. Gods judgment on the earth is coming soon. You will see. Maybe you will see the hard way. @ Brian and Clark You guys need to go out in the streets and PREACH to the crowds like they do here in PERU! I can see my people in AMERICA need it!
Stephanie August 03, 2012 at 02:40 PM
My SINCEREST APOLOGIES to Mr. Willis. I meant to direct to Mr. Clark. Please forgive.
Amanda Leigh Prudencio August 03, 2012 at 02:41 PM
What Bible do you use?
JoSCh August 03, 2012 at 02:42 PM
True Baptists. http://www.myfoxal.com/story/19125864/black-wedding-banned-by-baptist-church http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/interracial-marriage-deep-south_n_1339827.html Stay in Peru please. To the people of Peru, sorry, but better you than me.
Stephanie August 03, 2012 at 02:59 PM
The King James version.
JoSCh August 03, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Wait, there are different versions? How can it be that the divine word of God was interpreted differently? How can I cast judgement on others if I'm not sure which interpretation is correct? I guess I could just do like you people do and wing it and then claim I'm right, it's not like every version is translated and contradictory...
stanley seigler August 03, 2012 at 04:37 PM
@JoSCh link you provided say: 'Black wedding banned by Baptist church' Jesus wept/weeps...hope all will ponder/pray a little on this...
JoSCh August 03, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Just another minority being denied rights afforded most Americans Stanley, why would they ponder it or pray about it? As long as they don't believe their rights are currently being trampled, they don't care. They don't understand the point of America, only their own greed.
John H August 03, 2012 at 07:40 PM
To William Clark; You wrote; “YOUR SISTER WAS NOT BORN THAT WAY . SHE CHOSE THAT LIFESTYLE ON HER OWN,” Do you believe that all people are born heterosexual and choose to be aroused by persons of the same sex?
william clark August 16, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Allen, no, Congress shall make no Law Making a state religion, doesn't say anything about the Nation having a Moral law as in the Bible concerning Marriage between One man and One Woman as the normal and natural Marriage to pro-create the Human Race. we have had laws against adultery and Sodomy, as of now most states have removed their laws against sodomy, which was the first mistake , and now we have watered down the law concerning divorce for adultery, and fornication, this has caused the Nation to degrade itself to a low moral condition, that is why we have so much problems with families not staying together and raising their children. not to mention the law for abortion, where mothers kill their own children.The drug problems and children that have no Father in the house , just a woman who cannot raise children according to what america once did ..it is a shame .
Kaye Fox August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM
If you don't like the program...just change the channel. If you don't like a business for whatever reason don't patronize it. Seems pretty simple to me. Marriage is governed by the civil law. not the church. If a church doesn't want to perform the marriage they don't have to.
Kaye Fox August 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Brian and others. A lot of you cherry pick your scripture from the KJV of the BIble. This is the version that has the most errors in it's "translation." Those of you who literally believe that all these versions should be take literally yet some of you chose to slid by the split hoof, mixed fabric etc. How many of you show Christ's Love she you you cut of some on the road going to work? How many cut off some one to get the parking space. Is that God's Love in action? I think not. Sin is sin and we are all sinners. We work to do God's will. Straight, Queer, Homosexuals, Gays Transgendered, Transexuals. You now what? He says we are to Love one another and that they well know us by our love. From a transexual pastor since 1976 who knows God loves her.
Kaye Fox August 17, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Mr. Clark. You are shouting. Are you that insecure. Where is God's love in your comments. Despite all the things you have said and judgements made I still love you as a a brother in Christ.
Kaye Fox August 17, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Despite all the vicious things that have been said in this "debate," While I don't agree with some of the things said I want you all to know that I love each and everyone of you with the Love of Christ. Pastor Kaye
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Lovers of freedom, equality and justice can resume eating Chick-Fil-A. GOPbaggers, how does it feel to have the funds you intended to increase hate in this country misappropriated? It's like your Klan dues have been forwarded to the UNCF by mistake... http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/09/chick-fil-ends-anti-gay-donations-moves-chicago/57005/
martin, bob September 19, 2012 at 07:16 PM
POLL RESULTS Does Chick-Fil-A Deserve Boycott for Marriage Stance? No. Company is right on marriage issue. 84 (62%)
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Real world results, Chick-Fil-A flip flops when the chips are down, they don't really support your "values."
reg September 19, 2012 at 07:50 PM
say, troll bob - This is not a scientific poll. This is a reader poll, the demographics of its respondents are not even collected, and thus it doesn't not give any indication of the true public opinion. (especially when folks like you sign in with multiple different names to vote as many times as possible)
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Science and facts have no bearing on bobs hatred reg, you know this. I may support Chick-Fil-A this week for getting something right... even if its probably for the wrong reasons.

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