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View Poll Results: Were the Chick-fil-A protests a complete failure?
Yes 61 74.39%
No 21 25.61%
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Burlington County, NJ
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Was the Chick-fil-A protests a complete failure?
It seems like all the various groups and political officials who protested against Chick-fil-A or did not allow them in their cities (like mayors from Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.) so that Chick-fil-A could lose business seems to have backfired. Business seems to be booming for Chic-fil-A despite the controversy. Now looking back at it can we now say that the Chick-fil-A protests were a complete failure?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: MW
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Basically.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Was the Chick-fil-A protests a complete failure?
It seems like all the various groups and political officials who protested against Chick-fil-A or did not allow them in their cities (like mayors from Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.) so that Chick-fil-A could lose business seems to have backfired. Business seems to be booming for Chic-fil-A despite the controversy. Now looking back at it can we now say that the Chick-fil-A protests were a complete failure?
The Chick Fil-A protests were a complete joke--for both sides...and everyone got all caught up in the latest culture war sideshow. Perhaps Gays and Evangelicals could accomplish their goals much more meaningfully than by politicizing a chicken sandwich.

Rediculous and stupid.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I'll repeat what I said:

No, it wasn't a failure.

Considering how it's still going on.

That's the thing. The boycotts weren't meant to be a one or two day issue, it's a lifetime thing. On the other side of the coin, those of us who boycott CFA, fully support those who still choose to eat there, although I understand the counter-protest was in response to the stupidity of cities banning CFAs from opening.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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You're exaggerating the goals of protestors. A few in government spouted off some claim about stopping them from building, but quickly backed off the next day.

The World is moving forward. If you want to purposely buy chick filet products to stick it to the gays, or punch the hippies, go for it.

Your kind is going the way of the dinosaur.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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No, they weren't a complete failure. Anything that gets people thinking about freedom and liberty is a good thing. The protests made people think about the fact that Chick-fil-A is well within its rights to speak out against same-sex marriage, and that same-sex marriage supporters are well within their rights to speak up in favor of it. It really was a win-win, when you look at it that way.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Yes, the boycott/protest was a failure. I say that because many, many people went to CFA for the first time and will go back because the food is good. It's a huge win for CFA. Far more people protested the protesters and will now be repeat customers.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Yes, the boycott/protest was a failure. I say that because many, many people went to CFA for the first time and will go back because the food is good. It's a huge win for CFA. Far more people protested the protesters and will now be repeat customers.
And the protest was never about stopping everyone from going to CFA.

It was never about putting CFA out of business.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Of course it was a complete failure. The whole anti-gay is a complete failure. Life has a liberal bias towards inclusion, not exclusion.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I love Chik-Fil-A. When I did fast food, that was my place. Every time we traveled, we went to CFA- I know which exits to take on the interstate on the way out of FL- LOL! But now I won't go there anymore.

The founder of the company has the right to speak out against what he opposes. I realize the franchise owners may not share his beliefs, but, IMO, they knew or should have known his leanings before buying into the franchise.

So, yes, I think the protest worked. I knew that CFA was a Christian-based company, but when the owner got in the hate game publicly, my family stopped eating at their restaurants.
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