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What's Your Take on the Chick-fil-A Debate?

The leaders of the Atlanta-based company have been outspoken against gay marriage - and it's created an ongoing argument among those in favor and those against.

This week, Chick-fil-A's president Dan Cathy spoke out publicly against gay marriage. The ensuing public uproar on the subject has been swift.

Bloggers have lit up the Internet, Twitter has been filled with opinions and celebrities have sworn to boycott the family-owned restaurant.

In response, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex referendum in Washington state. How the public will react is yet to be determined.

Even President Obama earlier this year, switched his stance on gay marriage saying publically that he condones unions between same-sex couples.

What's your thoughts on business and political leaders speaking out publically on gay marriage? Will it affect where you dine, which Internet business you choose to do business with or who you vote for?

Speak out: Use the comment box below to respond.

Camille Puckett July 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Truitt Cathy and his family (the Chick-Fil-A family too) are one of the most giving people that you would ever want to meet. They give back to the community in so many ways of which people are never aware. The Children that have been helped by them, the devotion to family and the time that they should spend together are untouched by others. The respect that they have for their employees and the benefits that they receive are not readily found in the corporate world. In addition to this they have a great food product.
K Wade July 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Nice PR piece, Camille. Now how about answering the question.
Laurel July 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM
If Gays don't like it, then they should just shut up and eat somewhere else. That is what they would do if they followed their own rhetoric. At least, I was always told if I did not want to see them on TV, then I should just change the channel. Instead, they are proving that Cathy is right: they are shaking a fist at God. I hope He answers soon.
Jan Kennedy July 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM
My husband and I strongly believe in the Biblical definition of marriage as one man and one woman. We support businesses which agree (esp. Chik-Fil-A!) and do NOT support businesses which have caved to supporting homosexual propaganda. These include Home Depot and J.C. Penney. We'd like to see MORE individuals and groups speak out for what is right! Thank you!
Sharron July 28, 2012 at 01:51 PM
I believe Chick Fil-A will be very crowded on Wed and all week by people showing their support!
Will Bryan July 28, 2012 at 03:57 PM
One of the nice things about being an American is the right to freedom of speech. With that said, we should honor this right when we agree or disagree with what people have to say - this is what liberals always complain about when it comes to the right wing. I personally am somewhere in the middle and refer to myself as an independent. However, I do consider myself a Christian independent and believe we Christians should all strive to follow Biblical teachings. The Bible is clear about the fact that marriage is between a man and a woman - even gay's would agree with me on this. The fact is that ALL Christian's are sinners and we are all on a quest to perfect ourselves and to spread the news of Jesus Christ. Even though we all sin, we should strive to be as much like Jesus as possible. This means condoning something that is clearly sinful is in direct opposition to being like Christ. With that said, I don't understand why people are so willing to speak out again Dan Cathy. Even though I have nothing against gay people (I have friends that are gay), I will not pretend that being gay is something that is right Biblically (it is clearly NOT). So I do not see how a person who considers herself or himself a Christian can blame a person for making a stand in honor of God. If you are not a Christian and do not care about what the Bible says, then I can completely understand your point. Thank you!!
Tom H July 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM
There is no debate. An interviewer asked him what he believes in and he told them. That is his right. Anybody is welcome to eat Chick-fil-a’s great food or not. If we shunned everybody we disagreed with, then we may find ourselves alone. Let it go.
Rhys July 29, 2012 at 02:01 AM
As an atheist, I believe strongly in the pursuit of happiness in this, the only world we will ever know. I have to take whatever stand I can against those who would arbitrarily seek to deny anyone privileges and rights which are accorded to others simply because of race, creed or sexual orientation. So I am participating in the boycott, and actively patronize businesses with an inclusive, progressive policy.

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