Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
So what? It is not a public corporation so he is likely free to use his cash as he sees fit. If you do not like it, visit Wendy's.
And you really do not know who he funds, or do you? I am asking if you know. Even if you manage to be accurate, so what? Not your business or my business. Simply avoid the place.
You can certainly protest. That is your absolute right, period. We have always protected unpopular speech so even hate speech is protected. So go right ahead and protest because I do not have a problem with it.
Just let the other side protest as well. Sadly, this is taken to be hate speech by some people on your side. And even more sad is that with the liberal press, we are told how evil we are for not accepting one group or another.
Dan has the right to spend his money as he sees fit. He has the right to his pinion (held by millions of other Americans) and he has a right to say what he wants to say. He is not an evil guy.
The donations can be found in the tax forms filed with the IRS - so yes they I do know, down to the last buck.
The LGBT community does not want to remove anyone's rights. Can't say the same for the other lot.
Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
I am against it because it is not right. It flies in the face of a time honored tradition and most people seem to be against it because of their religious beliefs or they simply believe as I do, that marriage is between woman and man.I'm sure
If two people of the same sex want a legally defined relationship, they have options and I have zero problems just as long as they do not call it a marriage. If the laws must change to afford gay people that choose a union the same rights straight married people are afforded, no problems here.
You think I hate gay people because I support Chick-fil-A. Not true. I just agree with Dan's position as do millions of other people that likely do not hate gays, but hate that they would call their blessed event a wedding.
The LGBT community is free to protest. But so am I. But I do not protest issues like this. When asked, I state my views and let it go at that. It has nothing to do with hate and I do not want to see those folks hurt, beat up or killed. I just want them to use the term married.
They can get together and form some other legal structure and I do not have a problem with that one blessed bit.
You say gay people have options - you're wrong. By and large they don't. Even the States that permit marriage it is only on the state level. There are over a thousand federal benefits which are denied to them.
In fact many states have gone so far as to prohibit any sort of civil union. This even effects heterosexual couples. A fair chunk of the money given by Dan is used to fight these rights. It is even used to deny gays any rights.
You talk about marriage being a time honored tradition. For thousands of years slavery was a time honored tradition - it's even condoned in the Bible. It took a civil war in the US to change that.
You may not like the word marriage in this context - others hate it even more. There are people opposed to calling Creationism a science but we let it happen nonetheless. On the other hand many gays hate the term 'civil union'.
At the end of the day it doesn't matter. The plain fact of the matter is that the moment who have to make constitutional changes to prevent something is when you know the rights were there to begin with.
So, we protest.