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Poll: What Do You Think of Chick-fil-A Boycotters and Supporters?

A move to support Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy for his comments against gay marriage comes to the San Gabriel Valley.

A week after the made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy went viral on the Internet, the comments made an impact in the real world as supporters of the fast food chicken chain have shown up across the nation to show their appreciation for what they view as Cathy's support for traditional marriage.

The San Gabriel Valley was among the places where supporters of Cathy showed up in droves: as , hundreds showed up to the chain's location in Industry on Wednesday for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, a nationwide event fueled by social media.

We want to know what you think of the sudden notoriety that Chick-fil-A is receiving.  Are you a supporter?  A boycotter?   Do you think that it is time for everyone to move on and focus on more important things?

And in general what do you think of choosing to spend your money at companies that support your values?

Please vote in our poll and leave your comments below.

Marc Nottelling August 03, 2012 at 07:34 PM
I support free speech and the freedom to express myself and my belief as I do support your right to have the same. So don't go ballistic when you hear a different opinion/belief than yours. You're not the only one who has an opinion. It's not about the chicken sandwich, it's about my freedom of speech.
Slam August 03, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Ash - you come off as trying to sound open minded and intelligent. You even threw in a "medical point of view", and then you said, "let's not forget that AIDS was first spread in the USA by gay sex." Your credibility ceased at that point and you became a bigot.
Lisa August 03, 2012 at 08:25 PM
All you hags need to STFU. Especially BETTY JEAN.
Betty Jean August 03, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Here you go little Lisa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ_R-G_i4Xk
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I sincerely hope that Ms. Lisa was removed from the thread by the moderators and, if not banished, given instructions on how to remove herself from emails in a thread when she no longer has interest. Her use of an acronym that involves foul language was used once yesterday and then again today. Not cool.
Lisa August 03, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Bullying hags.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:35 PM
I'm on jury duty and waiting to find out if we wind up in a panel, so I'm going to loop my comments after having read them all. To dear Danielle, passive and aggressive is simply a mirror to the postings you have been making. I notice you repeatedly indicate you have no position on gay marriage, but in other postings, you effectively have said that if the church tells you to go after them, it's on. It's a little disingenous.
Betty Jean August 03, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Oh poor Lisa. :( School starts back at the end of this month, right? Are you excited?
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:42 PM
To those of you who keep stating that the purpose of marriage is to have children, sorry, that's a fallacy. The purpose of marriage is to form a legal partnership between two entities that involves sharing of one's wealth and the disposal thereof. It affords certain benefits like tax deductions (yes, I know the double-edged sword), resolution of assets in the event the marriage fails (like HALF), and survivor rights. Not all marriages result in having kids whether by the inability to have them or the desire to not have them, and even in having them, they go away (if you get lucky and get a break, a la the boomerang kids that are the gift that keeps on giving). A marriage is a legal entity (kind of like corporate personhood) recognized by the government. It can be officiated upon by a religious entity, and that entity can superimpose rules as to whether or not it will support or endorse or even preside over such a marriage, but the churches and synagogues and such should have no legal say as to what constitutes a marriage. By affording a privilege to some on the basis of condition of birth, as in their are born straight, and denying it to someone else, as in they are born gay, is discriminatory. The oldest practicing female attorney in California told me that, when people say I do, if they only treated their marriage like a business, they would be much better off.
Lisa August 03, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Moderator: The last two days Gale M. Montgomery and Betty Jean have continuously bullied and discriminated against people, calling them Bigots. I hope you see fit to remove their posts.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:43 PM
There are two gifts I always recommend as shower presents. One is a book by Nolo Press and is called How to Do Your Own Divorce in California (or close to that). We do not teach our young people what they are actually saying when they say I do and that encumbrances from a spouse can inure to the partner. I do not say that to advocate divorce but rather for them to understand what marriage truly is beyond some Disney Fantasy. The other book? The Joy of Sex!
Betty Jean August 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Sure Lisa. LOL!
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:50 PM
For those of you who laud the Founding Fathers and believe they were Christians and that we are a Christian nation, here is what a number of the key figures actually had to say. Many early on were not Christians at all. Remember, there was a bad taste in the mouths of their forefathers because the original homeland (England for most) tried to superimpose very strict religious views. Go back to the time of Henry the VIII, and the whole of England flip flopped on the subject of religion depending upon who his next wife was and what her faith was. That left for a somewhat divided England and a church that wanted to suppress dissenting views. http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/dispatch/fathers_quote2.htm
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Stamford, you were on a roll there and making strides until you turned this into a challenge on the President and into Republican politicking. There's no way in this world a good many of us could agree with you that Obama is a tragic failure. What he inherited was a travesty and a tragedy. We've come a long way, Baby.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Tom Moore, your comments about straights and kissing at Targeted is simply bigoted. You're so accustomed to seeing straight people, that you may not even be noticing. Plenty of fondling, smooching and the like going on there for all.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Finally, the media did us a disservice on this. They've played it up to give the image that the case is strictly Dan Cathy's recent remarks. Fact of the matter is the Cathy family has been actively on the attack of gays, not withstanding support of Prop 8, and have a foundation called WinShape through which they funnel some of their charitable giving to such causes. While it feels like someone effectively did a verbal gas passing, this is a rumble that has been long in the making. If you research it, this has been of concern to some for at least a couple of years. So it's not a little thing, it is much better.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 08:58 PM
And Betty, thanks for the good fight and for catching Danielle in her soft shoe.
Ash Sanders August 03, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Slam - I am trying to be open minded, so I did my research. Here's is where I found much of my information: http://www.avert.org/origin-aids-hiv.htm (I will include the quote for those who don't care to look it up.) "The first recognised cases of AIDS occurred in the USA in the early 1980s (more about this period can be found on our History of AIDS page). A number of gay men in New York and California suddenly began to develop rare opportunistic infections and cancers that seemed stubbornly resistant to any treatment." Another interesting quote on this same page was this: "...demonstrating the extent to which tracing HIV’s origins remains a politically sensitive exercise." Science shouldn't be politically sensitive, should it? Anyway, Slam, is the website illegitimate because it states a historical fact? Are not gays a high risk group for AIDS? Am I a bigot because I try to find the truth? The most important rule of debate is to attack the arguements, not the person. Once you break this rule, it's obvious that you have lost the debate.
Lisa August 03, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Oh, poor Betty Jean is a bullying old hag.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Oh, Lisa, you poor dear thing. Do you need a band aid? We haven't bullied you. We've just tried to provide the other side of the coin, including a few facts, and tried to teach you a little something. Bless your heart. If you think using such an epithet in an online forum is hunky dorey, seems there's more schooling to be done.
Betty Jean August 03, 2012 at 09:02 PM
That's it? LOL!
Betty Jean August 03, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Anytime Gayle. I guess we both have a little troll trolling us. :)
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Oh, Lord, please, Stephen, let's not even think about bringing one here to boycott, LOL. And thanks for your service as an educator. The thing I always get amused about in the Bible Belt, or at least in Florida is the abundance of churches of various types interspersed with all the strip clubs, often in the same block. Just blew me away.
Lisa August 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Moderator: Please note Gayle M. Montgomery is mocking and bullying. Please remove her from this thread. I do believe The Patch is against bullying. Bullying is so big in the news these days. You must be aware that people actually kill themselves because of people like you, Gayle M. Montgomery and Betty Jean. Moderator: Please remove these two bullies from this thread.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Ash, dear, AIDS is a disease. You blame the disease, not the victims. AIDS was also spread by heterosexual men and women who used drugs IV. Further, cigarette smoking causes cancer and has ill effects upon nonsmokers. Are we going to deny them marriage rights, too? They might make their nonsmoking partners ill not to mention any children they might have. Lots of heterosexual people get and spread Herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases. Should we deny them marriage rights, as well. And then there's that whole other contingent, homosexuals who marry someone of the opposite sex to provide cover, have children and a spouse, and go on the down low because society has stigmatized them into otherwise complying with the illusion when they were actually born with different sexual identity. What then?
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Betty, I just get a little tickle out of the troll. First she jumps in with an opinion. Then she can't stand the heat or is tired of the thread and, instead of deleting posts, it's things like make it stop. It's potty language, and now this. I guess we wouldn't be "bullying her" if we agreed with her. LOL. Sigh.
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 09:21 PM
For any who wish to disengage from the thread, here is how you do it. Go to your name at top left that shows you are signed in. Select Account, then Settings, and on the left, choose Following. Up will come a list of all threads you are currently subscribed to on the Patch. You can click to remove the ones for which you no longer have an interest.
Betty Jean August 03, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Lisa it's so interesting YOU bring up bullying and suicide. From Wiki: "The Suicide Prevention Resource Center synthesized these studies and estimated that between 30 and 40% of LGB youth, depending on age , have attempted suicide. Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Youth Suicide, found that LGBT youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than other young people. This higher prevalence of suicidal ideation and overall mental health problems among gay teenagers compared to their heterosexual peers has been attributed to Minority Stress"
Betty Jean August 03, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Amen Gayle!
Gayle M. Montgomery August 03, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Lisa, are you suicidal? Back away from the computer and dial 911 or the suicide prevention hotline for LA County 1-800-854-7771 No one is bullying you. We are responding to the content of your comments.

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