Chick-fil-A Hit by Gay Protesters

On August 3, 2012, groups of gay rights activists and their supporters protested outside some Chick-Fil-A restaurants in the United States.

They were angry because last month Dan Cathy, the president of the chicken restaurant chain, voiced his opposition to gay marriage.

One restaurant in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance was sprayed overnight with graffiti that read: ‘Tastes Like Hate’.

A vandalized Chick Fil-A store in Torrance, California is seen in this frame grab from a cell phone video August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

They claimed that what they were fighting for human rights.

Is this how human rights should be to them?

So what about the rights of Dan Cathy and others who do not support the protesters’ ideas?

I cannot understand people who fight for human rights but cannot accept that other people have their rights too.

Is forcing others to agree with them a part of human rights?

So in this case, who really do not support the human rights?

If they are unhappy, why can’t they just write about it to Dan Cathy, the newspapers, in their blogs or facebooks?

I am sad to see adults behaving this way.

It is like teaching kids to fight back whenever they do not agree with their parents, teachers and others.

Here are some pictures of the incident:

Rollin Longino dressed as Jesus, protests against Chick-Fil-A during the nationwide “kiss-in” outside the CNN center as a security guard looks on in Atlanta, Georgia, August 3, 2012. Same Sex Kiss Day is a reaction to comments last month from Dan Cathy, who said he supported “the biblical definition of the family unit” and put his chain of roughly 1,600 restaurants smack in the middle of a cultural debate. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
A Chick-Fil-A employee tries to hand out lemonade during a nationwide “kiss-in” and protest at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Decatur, Georgia, August 3, 2012. Gay rights activists and backers of same-sex marriage plan to hold a nationwide “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday to protest the fast-food chain president’s opposition to homosexual unions.  REUTERS/Tami Chappell
Gay marriage supporters, from left, Emmie Hesley, Cathy Dear and Amy Paffenroth hold signs in front of a Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Thursday Aug. 2, 2012, in protest of the chicken eatery’s stance on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)
California is seen in this frame grab from a cell phone video August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Partners Tascha Madaffari (L-R), her children William and Dominic Madaffari and Laura Whitman protest on the grounds during the nationwide “kiss-in” and protest at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Decatur, Georgia, August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK).

3 thoughts on “Chick-fil-A Hit by Gay Protesters”

  1. Actually there is no absolute freedom in this world. Human civilization will be destroyed if we allow the minority claim the right of LGBT or gay and lesbian right. That such behavior is outside naturally and does not allow by any religion even Islam, Christian or Buddhist.

    It is very sad because of this twisted culture has been spread to our country for a decade and supported by Anwar Ibrahim and Ambiga. We have seen this before ‘Seksualiti Merdeka’ was held last year consisting of Malaysian Bar, SUARAM and others NGO with the theme ‘Queer without fear’. Our government should not let this festival to be held here again because it is forbidden in Islam and other religions.


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