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POLL: Would You Eat at a Chick-fil-A?

Where do you stand on the Chick-fil-A controversy?

One chick is ok. Two chicks? Not acceptable, according to the views of Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A.

"Christian businessman" Cathy ignited a firestorm of controversy last week when an article in the Baptist Press brought to the forefront his views on gay marriage. When confronted with the company's position on traditional marriage, including its support of nonprofits who advocate unions between a man and woman, Cathy responded, "Guilty as charged."

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino fueled the controversy even further when his letter, here in the Boston Globe, to Chick-fil-A's president indicated the company had no place in a city such as Boston. The letter is shared on thousands of Facebook pages.

A section of the letter reads, "There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it. When Massachusetts became the first state in the country to recognize equal marriage rights, I personally stood on City Hall Plaza to greet same sex couples coming here to be married. It would be an insult to them and to our city's long history of expanding freedom to have a Chick-fil-A across the street from that spot."

Located largely in the Bible belt, the closest Chick-fil-A to the Boston MetroWest area is in the Burlington Mall.

Where do you stand on this issue? Would you eat at a Chick-fil-A?

Please answer our poll, and share your comments in the comments section below.

Dan Fredonia August 10, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Lastly Joe....you said, "Lastly David, I never say God is behind me. I have to live under those same rules I spout. So another statement by you that is false." Now you're just nitpicking.....I mean, someone who says, "Then you must cringe when you read the Bible and see what God has in store for mankind, not particularly pleasant if you're on the wrong side of the issue. But I will put in a good word for you, me and the man upstairs are tight." is just rich. Like you have the gall to claim to have the ear of God! How laughable!!!! Can't David try and put in a good word FOR YOU??? I think you kind of need it. Oh yeah...wait, He is not pompous enough to think he has that power..... ......or delusional. Seriously, you and your brother make yourselves more and more laughable every time you "try" and push back when someone uses your words against you. Get some sun.
Dan Fredonia August 10, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Jim, you said, "Some of you folks here can't deal with the truth....then you complain that it's anti-this or anti that. How about just excepting the facts and move on." How about just accepting (not 'excepting') the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center a long time ago classified you guys as a hate group? Oh but no....let's see you guys go ahead once again and try to dismantle the SPLC's credibility...as if it ever sticks. you fail miserably every time. (This is not really directed so much at the Rizolis, they are incapable of hearing the truth, but more so at the smattering of Patch readers on here who don't know this little factoid about these sad individuals) so there you have it....that's who you are talking to....
Dan Fredonia August 10, 2012 at 05:01 PM
FYI.....my 2 comments to Joe might have been flip-flopped as far as order goes. Whoops!
Ron Goodenow August 10, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Kim, thanks for reminding me about cross-posts. This said, there should be some standard (driven by regional editors?) to put an end to them when they are worn out or simply sucking the wind out of things -- and all too often.. As for the 'Truth', there are always those who claim it for themselves, see the other guys as not wanting heat in the kitchen, and all those cliches. I agree with Rizoli that it is 'excepted' ('exceptional'?) that liberals post the worst comments. Freudian slip? Oh, too, that we should be 'excepting' the facts and move on.... Please, the music speaks louder than the intended word. And for crying out loud, if you're going to set us straight from on high use the almighty English language correctly. Think of what is said when the Brazilians, Latinos and others subjected to all the loving comments here don't speak our language correctly. I think I'm out of Patchworld very, very soon if this continues. Very soon. It isn't the heat in the kitchen, its what's coming up from the septic tank.
Danielle Horn August 10, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I'm shutting down comments on this thread. Thanks!

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