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There -- massive crowds turning out to show their support for chick -- restaurants the fast food chain.
Has come under fire after the CEO spoke out publicly against gay marriage many say he's just exercising his First Amendment right.
Free speech I have.
Scores of friends that and I'd love their game.
And end and they don't all agree on the marriage issue either and so it isn't good for me it is and whether -- it's a gay issue were not we support.
Anybody any businessman if he wants to sell.
Pro or against anything -- the right from the thirteenth amendment in the First Amendment to do that.
Wanna bring Herman Cain -- business -- Former presidential candidate former CEO of godfathers pizza also currency -- TV dot com how are you sir good morning to.
I am fantastic Biel hip hip who -- well -- free speech you have been very -- on this because chick filet is headquartered in Atlanta and that's where you live and that's where you work Ellison.
You talk to the CEO yesterday and I want approaches from a free speech standpoint.
What's your tips on this controversy.
-- -- -- -- -- Stated that he favors traditional marriage he didn't attack gays -- that side at all and secondly.
I M 30 that the American people voted with their feet.
And they went the -- relate to say they will not be bullet by politicians ought threats and so this was a huge public statement.
On behalf of free speech and free choice and something that -- the American people -- say it.
We are not stupid.
And we will not be -- I am -- at how to public react to you say they broke sales records yesterday that's -- -- told you I'm -- -- the lines were out the door down this hour around the street.
This is what yes San Francisco mayor Edwin lead tweeted.
He said closest chip related Sampras says it was forty miles away and I strongly recommend that they tried not a -- not try to comment.
Any closer what do you make of the positions that we've seen at a San Francisco.
And Chicago specifically from there there.
It is -- Dick.
You lose they've they can get -- there are residents how to feed of what to do -- think about this.
He also -- what Rahm Emanuel just say it we don't want those jobs and out of city.
Think about that Dan -- told me himself last night because -- -- -- chat with them on the phone they had record sales yesterday.
And here's the other thing got a lot of people aren't thinking about other than this it's you know the term blood -- not -- out of abortion.
They're gonna take -- record sales which will generate record profits and put more money into the charitable causes that they.
Believe me and so it's a win win for chick filet but it also win win for the work -- bad and it's a win win politically I don't care if you're trying to be bullied.
It's the -- -- -- listen to your reverend William Owens president found a coalition of African American pastors and boy he held a press conference two days ago and he he was fired.
-- this is just one clip that he had -- this.
Is this a disgrace.
This is saying thing that happened what I was much of a civil rights.
When they -- -- black to coming to their best front.
Maybe and was staying in their own tails now this same because -- kicker Kris and position they don't loyalists and -- it's.
He went on a lot more anatomy he put a finger -- the president -- -- -- -- called Judas.
Because he changed his high position on gay marriage he alleges now.
How does this all factor.
Well I think that first of all these mayors speak -- out was a continuation.
Of pandering to the gay community.
Activists service for the administration by doing this but it has backed by it.
The American people will not be -- and -- and -- I have a lot of respect for because he stands on principle.
And he's not not empire on being kept the same people can't believe is they believe.
Unfortunately you have some politicians.
As well as some people who want to tell us what to believe.
And the American people are not stupid that's why -- have a -- you'll -- -- OK TV dot com.
Basically highlighting that the American people are not stupid.
All of a lot of issues and this is one well how are you gonna respond tomorrow when the other side reacts apparently they're -- -- -- kiss then it's several chip away it's.
What it what it -- no doubt it'll let him just do it I don't wouldn't say -- measuring light in a -- right to free speech.
It absolutely is that right now as long as they don't break in involves all of they don't prevent the chick -- is from Karen on business as usual.
They are free to do that that's wow this is America.
But the but they on the other hand deal they want to dictate the actions and the behavior and the beliefs.
Of those that don't agree was -- And that's that there in lies the hypocrisy but the company said going forward our intent is -- policy debate ever since that same sex marriage.
To the government and the political.
Arena but it's still the headlines as you know.
But it can't -- it right out that.
-- out Dan.
What was man enough and -- and -- when asked in an interview.
How does he feel about traditional marriage.
Think about this this is a restaurant chain.
That has done business ever since -- exception and they up holes on Sunday.
Now does if that calls -- Sunday is part of that culture and guess what.
That means that most of the people in the company.
Up probably did believe in traditional -- rich.
And so it's ironic that now he's going to be attacked.
Fought a belief that he has that really should have been -- obvious which goes back and proves the fact that this was politically motivated.
In order to pander to the -- community.
-- -- you went to -- -- late yesterday I think you'll be back here today we'll see how long the lines are today.
And watch this still probably do because that this -- if you will read an accident.
Thank you for -- your first interview on this topic right here.
Herman -- happened to do it built -- thank you thank.
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