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    Posted July 26, 2012 by
    GoGreen58
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    Chick-fil-A demonstrations

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     GoGreen58 says all Chick-fil-A did was exercise their right to freedom of free speech and that he doesn't see why people are attacking them for it. "No American can say anything these days without someone getting offended. If I don't want my rights of Free Speech taken away, then I'm not going to try to take someone else's rights away," he says. "Chick-fil-A has done nothing wrong! Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage isn't banning anyone from their restaurant or refusing to serve them."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    Hello my name is Byron Thomas and America this whole Chick-fil-a issue is making a lot of Americans mad. This is showing how soft and sensitive this country is and how respect is leaving this country. You can’t say anything in America anymore because if someone’s feelings get hurt, they feel like they are entitled to an apology. Why don’t people respect other peoples’ right of Freedom of Free Speech anymore? I’m a firm believer of the First Amendment and also a believer in respect. I believe that if I respect your beliefs and freedoms, then hopefully your respect mine. Ok, it’s not like the President of Chick-fil-a is banning gays from the restaurant or refuse to serve gays. All he did was give his opinion about how he views marriage. Has he killed a person for being gay at his restaurant? No. Has he fired an employee that came out and said he/she is gay? No. All he did was give his opinion and which he is entitled to his opinion. Now I love everyone because that’s what Jesus commanded and I have gay friends, but I still believe marriage is between man and woman. This is where respect comes in, it’s their business with what they do with their lives not mine. They will have to answer to God just like me. So I’m going to focus on getting myself right, instead of trying to tamper in someone else’s business. A sin’s a sin right? Jesus did die on the cross for everyone’s sin right? Now, what makes me mad is that some gay people that are going overboard with this issue are acting like they can’t eat at a Chick-fil-a restaurant ever again. REMEMBER how Black Americans couldn’t eat at a lot of white restaurants before the civil rights movement. Well, Chick-fil-a is NOT treating gay Americans like that. They are not putting up anti-gay flags on their property to keep or scare gay people away. They want everyone to come eat their awesome food. Look, let’s say Wendy’s came out and said “We support Gay Marriage.” I’m not going to stop eating Wendy’s burgers over that. Wendy’s is entitled to their opinion and I would respect it. This is just getting out of control and it needs to stop. All I know is the south and us southerners WILL protect and support Chick-fil-a. Kill People With Kindness and May God Bless America
    @ByronThomas7

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