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Bozell: Hollywood's War on Chicken

By Brent Bozell

The latest solid proof that Hollywood really can't stand traditional Christianity has arrived in an unfolding boycott of Chick-fil-A, a Georgia-based fast-food chain that's rapidly spreading franchises across America.

Chick-fil-A demonstrates a public faith by closing all its stores on Sundays and on Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's something the left ridicules but something anyone of any faith respects.

It's the company's donations through its WinShape Foundation that have launched the intolerant gay left into action. Chick-fil-A has dared to donate their profits to groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Horrors!) and the Marriage and Family Foundation (No!).

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that, "We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that." This man just has to cut it out. Who does he think he is?

But what really infuriated the left was Cathy's comments on a radio show that "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.'"

One of Hollywood's first moves came from The Jim Henson Co., the iconic family entertainment group that invented the Muppets. They issued a statement on Facebook proclaiming they were withdrawing any association through kid's-meal toys with the chain. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," they declared. "Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-fil-A to GLAAD."

In other words, they're suggesting that they'll be better corporate citizens by giving their Chick-fil-A kiddie-meal money to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a group that fervently seeks to censor all traditional Christians from being allowed to say anything "anti-gay" on television news or entertainment programs. Even the Muppet people are in thrall to speech-squashing political correctness.

Other critics emerged on Twitter. "Chick-fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame," actor Ed Helms (of "The Hangover" movies) tweeted. "Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan." Several other bold-type Hollywood moralists -- Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian -- also backed a Chick-fil-A boycott.

But few can compare with the undiluted spite of Roseanne Barr, who grabbed all the attention with her death wishes on Twitter: "anyone who eats S--t Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ."

This came after she had called them "chick filet- nazi chicken f---ing pricks." She also cracked she was "off to grab a s--it fil-A sandwich on my way to worshipping Christ, supporting Aipac and war in Iran." When people attacked her for saying people "deserved" cancer, she lectured, "Giving (your kids) Cancer from processed fast food is child abuse." To think that this genius just tried to run for president of the United States on the Green Party ticket is mind-boggling.

Chick-fil-A put out a corporate response making the obvious point (at least to their customers) that you will find no disrespect at their restaurants. "The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."

The statement added, "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena." That's exactly what Hollywood wants to hear. On the Internet, they photograph themselves with taped mouths and paint "No H8" on their cheeks, but they display more hate and more desire to shut people up than the wackiest of right-wing yahoos.

The left will always go further. Steven Kurlander, a blogger on the Huffington Post "Gay Voices" site, is mastering Orwellian speech: "Chick-fil-A's continued support of anti-gay groups and Cathy's discriminatory comments cross the line of decency." In the 21st century, we're told it's indecent to be a Bible-believing Christian. He added that Chick-fil-A should be banned from taxpayer-supported facilities and should not be allowed to "work with public school children."

Dan Cathy is right. We really are shaking our fist at God. Giving him the finger, too. Do we deserve forgiveness?

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L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center.

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    July 27, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    It is amazing how the Leftist concept of diversity and inclusion forbids any traditional ideology that refutes the falsity of their liberal concepts and positions. The disguised intolerance of the left is ever revealed in their actions and their double speak, because they know in their hearts that when the falsity of their positions are confronted with the universal truths of thousands of years of tradition, trial and error, ,,,the funding of other people’s money targeted for their next failed social experiment, dries up faster than their efforts to redistribute it. Then they lose all sense of the purpose for which they and their ideology were designed,,,,,i.e. economic and moral cannibalism. Their worst nightmares soon come to pass when it is they that go hungry and diminish, instead of the hosts of other people that they are accustomed to feed off of.

    Just what happens to the liberal mind that distorts all thinking below the waist, where a conservative Chick-Fil-A “ Cock a doodle do” gets morphed and perverted into a Liberal “A Little Cock will do”,,,,,everytime. That is all they ever have on their minds. Try watching any Hollywood film sans the obligatory salacious enticement of a sex scene. They do not exist. It is bad enough our children cannot flee from the images of adult people in film continuously engaging in sexual acts on screen, but now even the gay roosters are seen chocking their chickens in public on screen.,,,and THEY have the nerve and gall to call Chick-Filet-A a company of bad taste?????

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    • commonsenseneededComment by commonsenseneeded
      July 27, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

      Nothing really happens to the liberal mind. This “everyone should be able to do as they please” nonsense, is nothing more than an undisciplined, spoiled child, who has the ability to justify the demands for all their foolish wants. Think about it. It starts with the Hollyweird stars and starlets who, in their drunk and drugged haze have no concept of decency and morality. In their feeble minds, if it feels good, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to have access to it. That’s why so many of them die young, of alcohol poisoning, or overdoses of drugs that they can’t seem to function without. Are these the people we want to allow to make a determination about what should or should not be acceptable? I think not! Yes, I am old fashioned, and I plan to stay that way no matter what these “beautiful people” say.

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  2. bgannyfComment by babs
    July 27, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    Exposing your children to the likes of Roseanne Barr should be considered child abuse. Her potty mouth is disgraceful.

    I completely support the right of Chick-fil-A to express their opinions. Since gays are in the minority the loss of their business wont hurt Chick-fil-A one bit.

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  3. bna42Comment by bna42
    July 27, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    “Steven Kurlander, a blogger on the Huffington Post “Gay Voices” site, is mastering Orwellian speech: “Chick-fil-A’s continued support of anti-gay groups and Cathy’s discriminatory comments cross the line of decency.”

    I would be interested in knowing their definition of “decency”! These Hollywood types and the issue they are supporting are the most indecent in our entire society, yet they lecture Christian people on decency?

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  4. MaryComment by Mary
    July 27, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    From what I read, the Christians in Chicago are going to give “Rotten Ram” a hard time over his “decision” that Chic-fil-A doesn’t have a right to open a business there. He said that their values are not Chicago’s values. Well that’s obvious. I almost laughed, then cried, when I heard that. Maybe the God-fearing folks of Chicago need to start a recall election and kick him out of office.

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    • commonsenseneededComment by commonsenseneeded
      July 27, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

      Yeah, we know all about “Chicago Values”,y the corruption, collusion, falsification and behavior befitting the mafia of days gone by. Obama once bragged about being a Chicago Politician when he said the Republicans were trying to break him. That was when I was absolutely sure he was as crooked as they can get. Let’s all boycott the immoral **** that comes out of Hollywood! Hit these Godless little fools where it will hurt them the most, in their pocketbooks! Who’s playing in that movie? No, I don’t think I want to see that, sorry!

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    • TaquoshiComment by Taquoshi
      July 29, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

      You know what, I’m glad that the Alderman is forcing this issue. I hope it goes to court. The restaurant is a legal entity and denying it a business license because someone said something the City Council doesn’t like, the Mayor doesn’t like or an Alderman doesn’t like is very, very shaky legal ground. The Alderman is going to be required to furnish the burden of proof for the court, the judge and the jury (if they have one). It’s going to be V-E-R-Y interesting, boys and girls.

      And to add to the mix, apparently Emanuel has announced that The Nation of Islam is welcomed to come to Chicago. That’s all well and good, except that has anyone told Emanuel that Islam is not pro-gay?

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  5. greenteethComment by greenteeth
    July 27, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Chicago gov should be made to register as a sex offender. Hollywood is for blow fish, what do you expect.

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    • joereinhartComment by joereinhart
      July 27, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

      Not everyone in Hollywood is a perverted homo practitioner or supporter. Yes, they are concentrated there, and they have managed to force their…what ever…down the throat of the majority. But if some special interest laws were changed to provide equal protection to ALL, that would stop. As things are now, fags have special protection and are excused from laws that apply to everyone else.
      They want more, butt I see that people are getting tired of the lies and manipulations coming from media. The rump-congress wants freedom to marry and by extension, use public money to cure their STD’s.
      Existing conditions included!
      Well, even LA’ers want the tab for all the AIDS and rectal cancer in Hollywood.

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  6. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    July 27, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Cathy did not say he was anti-gay. All he said was that he believes in traditional marriage between a man and a woman according to his Christian beliefs. So does 50% of the American population including the Catholic Church and other religious institutions including Muslims. Are the Gays and Hollywood liberals going after them too???

    Recent attempts by politicians to prevent Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses is Anti-American and should not be tolerated. I applaud Cathy for his Christian beliefs and praise of God. This country is becoming dangerously anti-religion and affecting our moral decline. Hollywood people do not represent decent Christian people in this country. Their morality is already decayed.

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    • prairelivingComment by praireliving
      July 27, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

      Actually, yes the gays and Hollywood ARE going after the Catholic Church and other religious institutions….they might leave the Muslims alone because that doesn’t seem to be politically correct right now.

      Cathy has the right to his opinion and he is acting in the way a true Christian should. He is standing up for his faith and his beliefs while not discriminating against those who do not share them. Pretty much the direct opposite of the liberal side of this issue.

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    • KAHR50Comment by KAHR50
      July 27, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

      I believe it is more than 50%:

      Of the 19 states that have adopted marriage amendments [ed defining marriage in the traditional way as one man and one woman], 12 have done so by at least 70 percent of the vote. Only two — Michigan with 59 percent and Oregon with 57 percent — have been approved with less than 60 percent of the vote.

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  7. calharComment by calhar
    July 27, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Some people just plainly have bad taste.If they want to condemn Chicken-Fil so be it.But just exactly what are they gaining by it.Other than dragging themselves down deeper in the gutter.??????????

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  8. Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
    July 27, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Earth to Hollywood: your Head Lemming was saying marriage is one man and one woman back in 2008. You still voted for him.

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    • commonsenseneededComment by commonsenseneeded
      July 27, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

      Oh, but he has since changed his mind, after talking to his daughters! It’s it wonderful to know that the President of the USA gets his advice from children? No wonder this country is going to hell!

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  9. apollo52Comment by apollo52
    July 27, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Whatever happened to freedom of speech, Religious freedoms. Why is it that conservative views are the only ones that come under attack. I will go out of my way to eat at Chick-Fil-A. I believe that if they were to sue Weasel Rahm for discrimination they would win big time. We can have businesses promoting all sorts of lewd crude behaviour but not a restaurant where the owners opinion is simply that he does not believe in same sex marriage. That is his belief not a business practice. I am very tired of being afraid of offending some knuckle head. Yet I am continuously offended because I have to listen to their prejudiced babble. We need to get back on track. How about a little family values and principles. I truly do hope that people see where we are headed and vote their fearless leader Nobamma out in November.

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  10. rustypatComment by rustypat
    July 27, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Justice, Mercy & Grace:

    Grace … escaping the punishment than you deserve and being blessed additionally out of God’s love.
    Mercy … not getting the punishment you deserve out of God’s willingness to grant another chance.
    Justice … getting the wrathful punishment you deserve because you have exhausted both God’s Grace & Mercy.

    With our country headed as it is, I fear that our blessings from the Grace of God are rapidly nearing their end. To that end, I pray for God’s Mercy, yet am fearful that God’s Justice on our country is inevitable.

    Rome never thought it would fall, yet it did. There are parties in America that are “Hell-Bent” on trying to repeat history … and I suspect it will happen in my life time, or at least in my children’s lifetime. The volume and voracity of people rejecting God’s indication of what He tell us is an abomination is exponentially growing. Sadly, He can no longer shine His Blessed Grace upon us as long as we incessantly and persistently rebel & reject Him with such intense defiance.

    I fear it’s going to get much worse, before it gets better. If we continue to be a country that tries to “box with God” and put Him aside as an affront to our country. Woe to us that would be such an affront to Him.

    America would not be the first prosperous society to be dealth with severely by the wrath of God. It’s just been such a long time … people don’t believe it will happen to us. For those who think they can “box God into a corner” … they fail to realize He hasn’t even thrown a single punch yet under His Gracious and Merciful attributes. All the while maintaining their superiority over His Merciful withholding of wrath.

    At such time that He will have been wearied by us, just as even His beloved Israel wearied Him … His wrath will fall and our bondage will be inescapable. I pray for our country, now more than ever before and with increasing fervor. I beseech each and everyone of you to do the same.

    May God’s Graceful Blessings continue to pour on those who are not affronted by God. And, may God’s Mercy be poured upon the same when the Justice of His wrath begins for those who are affronted by God. We will not escape the wrath, but we may still be protected from it.

    Justice, Mercy & Grace … God is true unto Himself and will dispence each as He is compelled to do so in accord with His attributes as we try His patience. Our country’s conduct is persistently shifting His compulsion away from Grace and toward Justice … God’s Justice, since man proves himself incessantly unjust.

    In Jesus Christ Most Holy Name …

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    • draces2010Comment by draces2010
      July 27, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

      “May God’s Graceful Blessings continue to pour on those who are not affronted by God. And, may God’s Mercy be poured upon the same when the Justice of His wrath begins for those who are affronted by God. We will not escape the wrath, but we may still be protected from it.”

      AMEN!

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  11. CarmineComment by Carmine
    July 27, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    “Do we deserve forgiveness?” No we deserve a good swift kick in the assets. Don’t look now, but I think the foot is descending.

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  12. vevaComment by veva
    July 27, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    If you haven’t been to Chick fil A recently, it must be time to GO! Let’s give them some business this weekend!

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    • joereinhartComment by joereinhart
      July 27, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

      That’s about the bottom line, folks. When people see that it is profitable (morally, economical and/or socially) they tend to do it.
      Yeah, there are some who refuse to go to any frankfurter party, but the bottom line is “if you support it, then do it.”
      I am looking up the closest one now!

      Besides, I always thought the Muppets were a bit gay…

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    • commonsenseneededComment by commonsenseneeded
      July 27, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

      August 1st has been designated as the day for everyone who supports traditional marriage, to eat at Chick Fil A. Nothing like a rabble rousing liberal to stir up a lot of free advertising for businesses. Maybe it’s time all the CEOs come out against gay marriage. Maybe it will boost their net profits!

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  13. smthnsmllsnthewhthowsmstbobaaaamaComment by smthnsmllsnthewhthowsmstbobaaaama
    July 27, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    This just goes to show that the nazis are still hard at work trying to take away more jobs from Americans. The results of people not having jobs are that they will turn to Guberment for money, no matter what they have to go through to get it. And, the more people that are proclaimed mentally ill which, according to Webster’s Dictionary is insane, even when they are not, the more people ‘they’ will be able to euthanize when they decide to take over the entire world. Hitler loved taking communists and proclaiming them insane (mentally ill), having them locked in insane assylums (mental institutions) and having them euthanized, if they were not experimented upon, first. Proclaiming that there is something wrong with others, well, at least it fills their pockets with money and helps the coming reich to go ‘FORWARD’, just like Obama said-WARNING: Nazi word that nazi’s used during Hitler’s reign-one of these days, they will move all those whom disagree with them into concentration camps. I am glad I signed a petition against the big bio-cooker that ‘they’ wanted to install in my town. ‘They surely have enjoyed conning people into believing that (people) are destroying the planet in one way or another and, equally, they have gotten their rocks off every time that they have talked about the planet being destroyed and how they need to have population control. It will not be funny when they are euthanizing by the millions and there is no way to stop them from doing it. Who is going to be able to fight them, once the guns are all gone? No one!

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  14. rusmComment by rusm
    July 29, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Maybe just maybe people who want to boycott CF need an appropriate mascot. The Chicken. The life style is fitting.

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  15. mvotano58Comment by mvotano58
    July 29, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    I thought Liberals were a “live and let live” bunch. Chick-fil-A provides a good quality product and so what I can’t eat it on Sundays, Thanksgiving or Christmas. I wouldn’t eat fast food on Thanksgiving or Christmas anyway. There are a lot of Christian based businesses and since I woke up in the USA last week and this morning too I believe CF and Hobby Lobby and any other company who wants to support their beliefs has my blessing under the first amendment.

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  16. calradoComment by calrado
    July 29, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    This kind of mindless intolerance is one of the reasons I never looked back after leaving the Hollywood “entertainment” industry 17 years ago. It seemed the gay agenda was taking a foot hold then, and it’s gotten pathetically to the point where “tolerance” is intolerable. Father, sweep us off this planet before Your judgement comes against this blasphemy! BTW- Roseanne has always been a pathetic excuse for an “entertainer”!

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  17. thecitizenComment by thecitizen
    July 31, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    “Dan Cathy is right. We really are shaking our fist at God. Giving him the finger, too. Do we deserve forgiveness?”

    We…? We…! Hold the deal just a sec, pal. ‘We’ is an INCLUSIVE pronoun. I, and millions of other Americans are not, never have been and never will be part of this particular – ‘WE’.

    Granted, it was probably a grammatical misstep by Cathy. Nonetheless, look for ‘them’ to capitalize on that misstep and turn it into a misconstrued proclamation.

    Meanwhile, in this spiritual/political discussion of the masses, those of ‘us’ who are not part of ‘we’ will sit in helpless frustration because ‘we’ have NO PULPIT from which to protest the distinction.

    I know, I know. When the time comes God will make all the distinctions. But in the ‘mortal here and now’, when time could be of the essence, I do not like being even inadvertently included in that with which I do not agree and did not participate.

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  18. joereinhartComment by joereinhart
    July 31, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    In the old days, in religious orders where it was considered a sin to actually physically harm any other human, (Mennonites, etc) they used “Shunning.”

    I think it’s time we economically and verbally start shunning the gays, the left, the liberals.

    After all, it IS a sin AND illegal to do what is right.
    So let’s all shun them.

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  19. jasonadaesbourneComment by jasonadaesbourne
    July 31, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    I feel very sorry for these liberal homosexuals, not so much for their questionable preferences, but rather for their arrogance, hostility, and vile mockery of God. Everything has a price, and that price will be high.

    In another post, I tried to help them by suggesting they take on Islam first, since Obama and the Democrats are in their pocket and have influence among Muslims. If they can turn Muslims to their side and hold a wedding in an elaborate Mosque, then that would really be quite an accomplishment. Something like that would surely make dealing with Christians a cinch. It might even give them the clout to take on Chick-fil-A.
    Jason Adaes Bourne

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