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2 Inspirational Gay Rights Videos on “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day”

2 Inspirational Gay Rights Videos on “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day”

 

The internet has been awash with commentary on the controversial statements made by Chick-Fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy. He announced his complete aversion to gay marriage in July and cited his “family values” as the reason behind such a stance, sending supporters and opponents into a full-blown media battle.

Included in that battle is Mike Huckabee, who started a campaign to make August 1 “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.” Supporters of Cathy and Huckabee’s stance on gay marriage have been encouraged to go to their local Chick-Fil-A on this date to show support for the franchise and the message.

In response, a few videos have surfaced on the web that illustrate the vivacity and ingenuity of the LGBT community. Vlogger Molly Cox recently made an outstanding, witty and snappy video about why supporting Chick-Fil-A, among other corporations, is hurtful to gay people in everyone’s lives. She states, “This is actually a fight to remind those that love us even a little bit that supporting those who don’t is a direct blow to us.”

In yet another creative and funny video, drag queen William Belli and friends Detox and and Vicky Vox wrote and filmed the song “Chow Down (at Chick-Fil-A)” in order to ruffle the feathers of the corporation. Belli said this about why they decided to make the video:

We decided to make the anti-endorsement… It’s kind of like our reverse psychology. ‘Don’t eat there, but if you do, whatever, it’s on you.’

As Molly Cox states in her video, “Chick-Fil-A is not the first, nor will it be the last, company to come out as anti-gay.” At least some vibrant creativity has blossomed in the shadow of Cathy’s recent comments.

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3:32PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

I LOVE the first video. It's awesome!

7:10PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Democrats Disavowing their Own Tennessee Senate Nominee As Anti-Gay Hater

8/6/12

Mark Clayton is a 35 year old Tennesse Senate candidate for the Democratic party. He's pro-life and pro-traditional marriage which has caused the party to disavow him. They say he is part of an anti-gay hate group.

The Tennessean:


The party of Cordell Hull, Estes Kefauver and Al Gore Sr. and Jr. won’t have a standard-bearer — or at least not one it can stomach — in Tennessee’s next U.S. Senate race.

Less than 24 hours after a man espousing conservative and libertarian views surprised the state’s political scene by winning the Democratic nomination, the Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed him, saying he’s part of an anti-gay hate group.

12:24PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

But things like hiking, killing endangered animals, smoking, scuba diving, drinking huge sodas etc are NOT civil rights.

11:55AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

"when a new civil right is given someone else loses their civil right" Exactly what civil right would be lost and if two people of the same sex were allowed to marry???

11:45AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Prentise, you make some very good points in your writing. I apologize of the blank statement I made yesterday. I wish you could educate the others on this site on how to make a point without being obnoxous. A few of the areas where we make too many laws that infringe on someone's rights would be in the following:

1) Forcing everyone to wear helmets when riding a motorcycle.
2) Forcing the "equal opportunity act" upon all businesses. It may have been needed twenty years ago, but today it is a stale and unproductive act.
3) Forcing all landowners to abide by the spotted owl endangered act, while allowing billions of dollars in trees rot on the stump and turning the forest into a climax forest. Many small communities' economies have dried up and made them ghost towns.
4) The smoking ban is infringing upon the rights of smokers. I am not a smoker, but the law is too broad and hurts as many as it helps.
5) The National Forest hiking rule of only 12 eyes per hiking party. Why not 14, or 20?
6) The stupid New York rule of what size of drink you can buy in a fast food restaurant.
7) You must be certified to scuba dive, how about the young person that grew up around divers?
8) The military telling Chaplin's that they have to marry same sex couples even if it is against their religion. Asinine.
9) People that want to force private organizations to accept any and all into their clubs. There are even stories of males wanting to enter women's beauty pageants. Sad!

9:42PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Unless you consider the right to discriminate as a "civil right," Bill's statement is false.

Unless you consider the "right" to put up barriers and make life difficult for people you hate to be a CIVIL one, Bill's statement is false.

MY rights to vote, have equal access to schools, jobs and medical care do not infringe on anyone else's! If I want to marry someone of a different race or even another woman, it has no effect on anyone else....well, unless they're an emotional CHILD who stamps a foot and tosses a tantrum because HE didn't get to control my choices through his "values" or his "religion."!

9:33PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Bill R. says "... when a new civil right is given someone else loses their civil right."

Is there any truth or logic to this?

When women got the right to vote after 150 years of fighting for it, including picketing by the thousands, defying their abusive and controlling husbands, going to jail and being beaten by police, did men lose their right to vote? NO

When black people got the right to vote, did white people lose theirs? NO

When the citizens of the United States were granted their constitutional rights, did it cause citizens of other countries to lose theirs? NO

When same-gender couples can legally marry, do opposite-gender couples lose their right to marry? NO

When women have the legal right to use all forms of birth control, including abortion when necessary, are all women required to use it? NO

When disabled people are allowed to use public buses, and this creates delays and takes up a lot of space in the bus, does this infringe on the speed and convenience of this transportation for non-disabled people? YES

Does it prevent non-disabled passengers from riding the bus? NO

I can't think of any cases where "when a new civil right is given someone else loses their civil right."

Can you?

5:50PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

My point is that if you read what O'Reilly wrote you would realize that he was not bashing homosexuals, he was just pointing out that for same sex marriages to become the norm of the day in America a law would first have to be passed by congress, signed by the president and they ruled upon by The US Supreme Court.

It is a process and you must understand it would not happen overnight. Your criticisms of the messengers does not impress anyone, only makes one wonder if you really have a point for discussion.

9:17AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Let's get back to the discussion..........

Molly Cox makes a great point, and it should not be overlooked. I think she lets people know the issue, in a funny way, that just might make some people open their minds, just a little bit.

I applaud her, and her delivery of the message.

8:54AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

@ Bill R
"Just so you realize that there are a lot of people who think Bill O'Reilly makes a lot of sense,"

And? So? There are also a lot of people willing to believe in a talking snake because the Bible says so, yet willing to say Obama has no birth certificate even when it was given to them. What's you point?


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