Gay rights activists set to protest Chick-fil-A
No signs of controversy slowing
- Duration 4:29
- Date Aug 3, 2012
No signs of controversy slowing
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-- controversy is not over still simmering in fact today thousands of gay activists plan to protest the fast food chain.
After the CEO the company spoke out in favor of traditional marriage.
Meanwhile it was chick filet appreciation day this week it more than 16100.
Locations -- the company says it was a record setting day.
Governor Mike Huckabee has taken a large stake on this issue he says each side has the right to free speech.
And I think that -- as long as there orderly as long as they don't disrupt the flow of customers in traffic and you know -- but if they believe that that will help their cause.
People of the same sex kissing each other -- a public place in front of families that they believe that will encourage people to be more sympathetic than.
You know the more power to him in America I think people have a right to do things that I might not agree -- it.
Our Chris -- the former -- -- of Fox's contributor Gretchen Hamel.
Is executive director of the independent nonprofit group public notice good morning to both of you morning great to be here where this goes.
I mean does everybody have a right to freeze preacher should others -- what do you think.
Why you know why I love my free speech element to -- and I love my day that the sound like -- I -- -- drive.
Yeah I -- -- really isn't free agency and I think it's an issue that really go.
-- -- look it is a free speech issue I think you're gonna have free speech on both sides I can't agree more that you know look.
Every is that they're saying what they want -- say this is sparked a great debate over marriage -- hopefully what we'll see how this is a little bit clearer understanding of what these issues are what they mean.
Okay here's the CEO this is being cap these original remarks and who -- that he would kick off when he kicked -- -- here on.
I think we're -- God's judgment.
On our nation when we shake our -- -- -- and say you know we know better than years as to what constitutes a marriage.
And I pray God's mercy.
Our generation that has such a -- probable Erica attitude.
-- thank that we would the audacity to try to.
Read -- final -- Solid ground -- if you don't understand this company that closed on Sunday asks I mean oftentimes they support traditional -- it's it's a private company.
And ever right you know what I.
I don't -- getting -- to be surprised by this most people who are familiar it took for laying out that the sometime they pretty religious music and cited they're closed on Sunday they're very traditional.
Organization -- also private business in a private business is allowed to believe what they want to believe and this is just something that we've seen happen over the course of the passing month -- Just a debate about religious freedom a debate about our right to have free speech.
But also we have a mayor and New York City that is telling us what we need to be eating and I think this comes back to a bigger government -- -- people questioning what we're doing.
And a battery life I don't know she's all there at -- -- Ameritrade I don't know look like a lot of -- yards look I think look bottom line is this.
There's a reason why most corporate CEO stay away from social issue politics is things like this happen.
People get all up and -- people feel passionately about this people keep -- feel more packed me about this issue than they feel about tax policy that actually impacts their bottom line.
So prohibit engaging it's very risky I think MBA classes from here on -- say look don't do that this could happen it might actually work out for review -- -- have a problem that precedent today.
I mean if that happens it's what at -- everyone has the ability to protest again it's their right to free speech so go for -- that's humility but you know what -- want to deprive themselves that shouldn't that put him out there.
-- of these.
Here's the mayor of San Francisco Edwin -- he tweeted closest -- the latest San Francisco.
It's forty miles away and as strongly recommend that they try not to com and close.
I would think that they're gonna -- -- efforts to.
And you know I mean you're really think that they're gonna beat -- down Castro street exit poll I -- that apparently have -- -- -- -- Chicago I've had every right to talk you know what also they have a right.
Remarks offensive did you find an answer.
And the marks were at and then march from the mayor's -- you know I think it's the mayors and be able.
The mayors can't insert themselves.
Politically it's you know government believes it look you can't come here we're gonna block you from come here because it's something you send out -- actually discriminating that's a different story but there's no evidence of that in this case right.
So you know -- -- what they say they can say they're gonna pander to their constituents like every other politician every scene that day we asked for the case and if Governor Huckabee is OK with his case and why should I argument Chris right now.