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Same-sex kiss-in drew no confrontations tonight at Chick-fil-As



Published: Fri, August 3, 2012 @ 10:32 p.m.

BOARDMAN

About 20 people showed up to participate in the Same Sex Kiss-In at the Chick-fil-A restaurant on U.S. Route 224 here Friday night, and a half-dozen at the Southern Park Mall restaurant.

It was organized to protest statements Chick-fil-A president Dan T. Cathy made condemning gay marriage.

But as protests go, the Kiss-In turned out to be more of a love-in than a confrontation.

Anita Davis, president of Youngstown Pride, a group that supports gay, bisexual and transgender people, entered the Boardman restaurant and talked briefly with the store’s owner, Gail McCullough, and then came back inside with about a half-dozen participants to stage their kiss-in.

McCullough even offered free chicken sandwiches and drinks to the group and left them alone to have their pictures taken as they kissed inside the restaurant.

Read the full story in Saturday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.


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1bumbob(122 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Kiss and get a free sandwich? This sounds like the best day ever.

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2BabaGhanoush(106 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

"About 20 people showed up"

That means less, maybe 15 or 16 or so compared to how many countless that jammed the dining area and the parking lots?
You could put them in the men's room with room to spare.
Or maybe the GBLT community round these here parts isn't that large or maybe they didn't think it was worth the trouble going all the way down to Boardman from YSU, eh?
As opposed to those who made trips from who knows where to make their opinions known and who voted with their gas and their dollars to support Chick-fil-A and its president Dan T. Cathy.

Speaking of voting with their dollars, I hear JC Penney's stock dropped 50% in value and the president got sacked for his part in their current pickle.

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3IslandMike(676 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

The gays and lesbians are trying to shut this company down by offending conservatives with their actions.

Chick-Hates-Gays CEO was entitled to his opinion, but it's as if he thought gays and lesbians weren't entitled to theirs. They'll paln more kiss in protests in the future.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/03/us/chic...

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4BabaGhanoush(106 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

ConeyIslandMike:
"offending conservatives with their actions."

Hey Mike, how are 12 or so homo sexual kissers going to take down Chick fil A, eh?

And we can get people to wear shirts that say
"Romans 1:26-27".

How would that make you feel, eh?

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5rex(62 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Three cheers to Chick Fil A for the classy way this protest was handled. They passed out water to the protestors. Chick Fil A respected their right to free speech. Too bad Chick Fil A 's right to free speech is not being respected. I do not agree with what was said but will defend their right to say it.

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6Lifes2Short(3867 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

island

""The gays and lesbians are trying to shut this company down by offending conservatives with their actions.""

Are you serious? You can't be that "stupid."
So basically what your saying, is that any company that don't believe in same sex marriage, the gays and lesbians are going to shut the company down. smh at such stupidity in society today.

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7DAWABBIT(30 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

If you want more of something you support it. No mattter how they act up the fringe elements never will be mainstream.

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8HonestAbe(244 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

JCPenney is in trouble because of a promotion strategy that failed: no longer utilizing coupons, sales promotions, etc. Sorry Babs, as much as you'd like to blame the gays for this one, in this case, you're dead wrong.

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9Knightcap(606 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm sure their parents, grandparents and family are real proud of their abnormal behavior. Maybe Chik-Fil-A sure charge to watch the freak show entertainment and donate the money to a worthy cause. Why not get a tent out at the fair next to the dog-faced boy, rubber-man and the half dog half raccoon.

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10PJR(19 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Since Anita Davis is employed by the city as a police officer there is a legal issue involved here. Was her presence and capacity as a police officer meant to intimidate Chick-fil-A?

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