Friday, August 31, 2012

Chick-fil-A targeted on campuses nationwide!

Date: 08/30/12 15:37:14
Subject: Chick-fil-A targeted on campuses nationwide!
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
Radical pro-homosexual and same-sex "marriage" advocates have launched an orchestrated effort to close Chick-fil-A restaurants on over 30 college university campuses. 
Our nation's culture is sadly disordered when a person or organization is demonized for simply speaking out on behalf of the God-ordained institution of marriage.  This is an assault that must be confronted! Please see my extremely important call to action below – Mat.
Radical groups are inciting college students to take action against Chick-fil-A including vengeful protests, boycotts, and a movement to shut down the restaurants on over 30 college and university campuses so far. 
The firestorm began over "controversial" statements by Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, who said he was "guilty as charged" in his support of the biblical view of marriage.  Here are the allegedly "hateful" things he said:
"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."
Upon hearing of Cathy's stand, radical pro-homosexual organizations and sympathizers immediately began calling for boycotts, "kiss-ins," and other types of protests against the family-friendly national chain of restaurants. 
Now the "tolerant" pro-homosexual lobby wants the restaurants shuttered and thrown off campuses.  
This is an outrageous assault on the Chick-fil-A organization! The company has not discriminated against any person or organization or advocated discrimination of any sort!  Neither has the firm committed any moral or legal offense to warrant this baseless retaliation.   
In fact, the Chick-fil-A organization's statement following Mr. Cathy's comments were that the company would… 
"leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena… 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." 
++We, too, stand in support of marriage! 
When this controversy first erupted earlier this summer, Liberty Counsel took immediate action and rallied over 88,000 of our supporters to make a bold, definitive statement of support for Chick-fil-A – and to put misguided politicians on notice that Americans would not allow them to flaunt illegal viewpoint discrimination in their communities.
Liberty Counsel's powerful NEW, updated petition calls for further support of Mr. Cathy's First Amendment rights. We stand with the Chick-fil-A organization against these unfounded accusations and assaults on their ability to conduct business in a moral and legal fashion. 
Please click here now to add your name to this new, more targeted petition, which will be distributed to the Chick-fil-A organization – and to the presidents of all the colleges and universities considering closing Chick-fil-A facilities on their campuses! 
Even if you joined our earlier effort on behalf of Chick-fil-A, I'd like you to endorse this updated one, as well:
++This issue is about much more than Chick-fil-A outlets! 
Dan Cathy's comments are unquestionably within his First Amendment rights of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion.  
Unfortunately, the Left's intolerant response is all too typical of pro-homosexual activists. They will go to any lengths to silence the majority of Americans who believe that children do best when raised in a natural family with one mom and one dad!
This blatant hypocrisy should serve as a wake-up call to the majority of Americans who support the commonsense understanding of natural marriage.  If given a chance, these intolerant officials will silence anyone who supports natural marriage!
Click here to read and add your name to Liberty Counsel's petition in support of the First Amendment, biblically defined marriage, and the right of the Chick-fil-A corporation to conduct business on campuses and elsewhere:
Thank you in advance for standing with Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A – but more importantly, for uniting with Liberty Counsel in defense of the First Amendment rights of all Americans.  
And THANK YOU for supporting the natural institution of marriage between one man and one woman! 
One additional thing – this petition campaign is VERY important.  Would you forward this message to several of your like-minded friends?
We can't stop acting on behalf of targets of the Left's intolerance like Chick-fil-A after the initial skirmish.  The Left has continued their bullying and this is no time for us to step back!  Let's get as many people as possible involved in defending marriage and First Amendment rights!
Thanks again, 
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
P.S. It is truly unfathomable to me that we are in a fight over the expression of supporting marriage as being between one man and one woman – but that is an indicator of just how far Left our culture has moved. 
Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion are constitutionally guaranteed to every American citizen.  The biblical view of marriage is a value we wholeheartedly endorse and believe to be one of the pillars of American society. That's why this petition is so important!  
Please take a moment right now to sign this new petition, and then pass it on to others:
Liberty Counsel, with offices in Florida, Virginia and Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and family.  Liberty Counsel . PO Box 540774 . Orlando, FL 32854



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