Huckabee: America ate chicken!
The Gov responds to Chick-fil-A support
- Duration 8:00
- Date Aug 6, 2012
The Gov responds to Chick-fil-A support
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Well one -- week he had his -- by the way thanks do you check the -- today was a huge success.
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-- police found -- true it can't be opened his first restaurant in 1946.
-- his business around his traditional Christian values.
-- in sixty years maintaining.
-- the business expanded into a successful chain of more than 16100 restaurant without incident but chip away came under.
Fire last month -- -- at -- the company's current president and CEO -- said this -- Craig got mercy.
Our generation that has a big -- Erica -- -- city.
Effectively what -- don't dance big problem previous battle -- -- out.
Can't these comments were countered by -- and as protests by those who disagreed with his -- Which what is fair flooded -- Hateful tweets blasting AAA is president for speaking his mind -- Paris Hilton said I heard chick -- gives you diarrhea.
I would know I don't support those homeless folks.
Then and Helms.
Check the light doesn't like gay people.
Alain hate to think what they do to -- chickens.
Lost a loyal fans mayors of major cities like Boston Washington DC and Chicago spoke out saying they would -- -- -- -- from opening new restaurants in their towns.
And excellence values are not your copper values.
The -- the late founder to a -- join me on the show a couple of weeks ago I wanna say I think most of us in America appreciate that.
Freedom of speech still lives I don't know why anyone would be upset with chick -- because have the manner in which you treat not only your employees but every customer.
Well -- position is it really liked him.
800 people regardless circumstances.
The -- we commend my -- -- legal shared view.
If everybody who appreciates -- business who stands up for good things.
Maybe Wednesday August the first could be let's go to chick -- day in America and.
-- and number one breakfast.
-- got more quiet.
And generally Obama you're out of it -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We treat everybody would honor dignity.
It once you get up early in the morning on the -- away.
Just to screw up this and come -- three times breakfast and lunch and dinner.
It's network pages -- is actually you guys don't look really angry at me I was hungry.
Fox News alert we just got this video -- moments ago of a massive crowd.
In Houston Texas the -- turning out to show their support for chick -- restaurants you can still see people lined up outside -- polite but this is nothing.
It's store owner says it earlier today this lines wrapped around the building and went all the way to the stoplight.
Chick fillet appreciation day generating huge line and -- Chicago avenue that went around the block.
-- stream of vehicles that snaked around the restaurant stretched along the nearby access roads.
An extended out onto the highway -- park police had to be called to cope with the traffic.
It's thousands descended on the fast food restaurant in that southwest summer or getting emails from our viewers about long lines.
And packed stores in Paramus New Jersey Richmond Virginia sterling Virginia Tupelo Mississippi Cumming Georgia.
And in on it goes you don't have to -- -- carry a sign is not a political statement.
It's just a thank you to a company that is operated with integrity it's provided sound business practices.
And treated everybody with the dignity that every human being deserves -- you don't have enough chicken and then.
I think we have -- -- -- -- Feathers flew America ate chicken boy did they eat chicken.
And Rahm Emanuel he ate -- Okay.
It all started right here on this show two weeks ago.
That's a nitro told -- -- the founder of chick filet.
Doesn't encourage people across America to either the Stanley's restaurants on Wednesday August the first -- -- -- protest.
But as an affirmation of the right of his son Dan the current CEO of the company and a devoted Christian.
To speak freely about his convictions.
I talked about -- daily on my radio show and I encourage the followers of my FaceBook page and website to invite their friends.
Chick filet did not propose nor -- they promote the effort but as it turned out if they didn't have to.
Over 21 million people viewed my FaceBook -- page.
-- away from.
It almost thirteen.
FaceBook censored my page because of protests from the laughed.
That FaceBook eventually restored it.
Now people ask why did it well it's simple.
I didn't want -- Christian brother Dan Cathy to express a biblical view of marriage.
Then get pummeled with hate speech from angry people who attempted to bully him out of business.
And then for -- turnaround and the all along.
And when mayors in Boston and Chicago Washington and San Francisco.
Actually threatened to censor his speech and keep him from conducting lawful commerce in their cities.
I realize that if freedom loving Americans didn't stand up and speak out.
People of faith would be told -- sit in the back of the political bus and just shot up.
Chick -- doesn't discriminate against customers our employees and that would be wrong if they did.
But the COO simply expressed his personal view of marriage -- -- -- -- a view shared by voters and all 32 states where that's been on the ballot.
And as the one that was shared by even Barack Obama until just a few months ago.
I'm not any -- I do business with gay people I have employed gay people I have friends who are again.
I just don't like intolerance hate speech and bigotry carried out against religious people like Dan Cathy.
-- Christian shouldn't mean being disenfranchised.
From one citizenship for first amendment rights.
CEOs who support causes that are popular with a left are targeted for economic annihilation.
The CEOs of apple computers in Starbucks and Amazon are among those who support same sex marriage.
Hey I'm not calling for their businesses to be destroyed or for the government to censor them in fact I like Starbucks I love Apple Computer products.
And I order things from Amazon.
Book I buy their products not their politics.
I can only imagine the outcry from the left at the mayor of Dallas or Birmingham.
Had said that a Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop wouldn't be welcome in those cities because of the liberal views of the founders.
Chick filet had the biggest day in their company's history.
Winds stretched for blocks people filled our inbox with pictures from everywhere like these from Texas.
Then there were photos we had from Louisiana.
Here's some from Alabama.
We had does picture sent to us from Colorado.
Then from the West Coast the left coast to some -- -- in California.
We had I'm from South Carolina.
Pictures there were sent to us from West Virginia and so many many more all of them check the -- that were filled with customers.
But with some of the stores ran out of food and it was the lead story on TV stations across the nation.
But folks it wasn't about chicken.
There's about freedom and fairness.
There was no violence in the may be only real protests.
Came from the chickens themselves and Wednesday August the first America ate chicken.
But they didn't act chicken and they celebrated their freedom to think and to believe and to speak and surely America is diverse enough for that to happen.