Even Miami's Chick-Fil-As Were Packed With Homophobes Today

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Chick-Fil-A has long had ties and donated to several anti-gay groups, including one that lobbied congress to not condemn Uganda for killing homosexuals. COO Dan Cathy's recent anti-gay marriage remarks drew criticism from several gay groups, and, because this America, the fast food restaurant is the now focal point in the battle over gay rights.

Homophobes across the country organized a grassroots "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day." While Miami only has four Chick-Fil-A locations, several were packed today with people willing to show their love for Chick-Fil-A's hate.

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"Long line at @chickfila #Dadeland #chickfila. Gotta love #America," tweeted @Swindoll.

"With the team @Chick-fil-A in Dadeland mall. It is awesome to see all the suport. The line goes around the food court," tweeted @PRChristianGarcia.

The Doral Chick-Fil-A also appeared to be packed.

"At Doral Chick-fil-A for lunch. Busiest I've ever seen it," tweeted @ATemple305.

"Holy crap, there's a traffic jam at the Chick-fil-A in Miami. Traffic is backed up for a mile. LOL," tweeted @KamaainalnOC.

According to Twitter though, the Chick-Fil-A at Florida International University wasn't particularly booming.

"Walked into FIU Chick Fil A and got my food in 2 minutes while @SusetteAnzardo waited for 45 minutes at Doral's Chick Fil A," tweeted @Stephromeroo.

"Chick Fil A supporters come to FIU for faster services," tweeted @W3ndyRajo.

Though, some FIU students and staffers took to Twitter to voice their displeasure about the chain's presence on thier campus.

"The Chick-fil-A at #FIU has got to go," tweeted @MovieMartin.

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Another view of the line outside Dadeland's Chick-Fil-A
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Rebecca Conway Kolley
Rebecca Conway Kolley

Well now, that kind of makes sense...Chick-Fil-A isn't open on Sundays either(at least in my hometown)So, it just goes to show you the conservative, narrow-minded type of people they really are! Ehhh...and probably Republicans too. K-i-c-k-b-a-c-k-s for their advocacy means more $ and we all know businesses are all about $!

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

chick-fil-a appreciation day=a excuses for american keep being fat

 

what I'd like to have right now is for all of you fat, out of shape, inner-city sweat hogs, keep the noise down while I take my robe off and show the ladies what a real man

rick rude

 

Ean Smith
Ean Smith

It's hypocritical to want respect and equality. And whenever someone has an opinion that goes against a homosexual lifestyle these gay organizations use the same level of hatred and bigotry to ruin that person's reputation and their careers.

Ru Ru H
Ru Ru H

A gay was nasty with me today, so I'm going to Chik-Fil-A tomorrow to cope.

te_compro_tu_novia
te_compro_tu_novia

i see #FATPPL and i see #OLDWITEPPL. no surprise there. seriously; obesity must somehow correlate with substandard intelligence and thus, a propensity towards intolerance. i mean at the end of the day these fuckers can enjoy their waffle fries and cheap genetically-engineered fed chicken byproduct sandwiches ensconced in a trashy suburban setting (doral/dadeland mall ghetto areas) all they want. id rather spend my well earned homosexual #PinkMoney for Prime 112's kobe hot dog...YUM YUM YUM. 

Alex Lacayo
Alex Lacayo

Report: Chick-Fil-A Set New World Record In Sales Today.. THANKS NEW TIMES!!! Your hatred will only make our cause stronger.....

Vanessa Torres
Vanessa Torres

@Heike Tiegen umm... I know that it's free but they still need readers and "subscriber"! Don't worry I won't miss them either!

Heike Tiegen
Heike Tiegen

It's not about religion! There ARE non-ignorant religious people out there who accept you for who you are so LOL @ people using the religion card and LOL @ the owner wasting his money away. I guess it makes me feel better that his money is now wasted, useless, and out of his hands. There are charities he could donate to that could save people's lives including children and he chose to donate to one just because they're against same sex marriage so they can buy signs to protest lol.

Emma Desanova
Emma Desanova

Perhaps the only fast food chain that still makes great food and stands for American values! Go eat at Burger King and keep it in the circus! GO CHIK

Dimitry Manasov
Dimitry Manasov

Paper that supports Pill Mills and HOOKERS got opinion on Christianity all of the sudden?

TimeToGrowUP
TimeToGrowUP

Wow, the fat and retarded support Chick-fil-a.  Keep up the fine work you crazy turds that think they understand Jesus.

 

 

"@PrChrisGarci

Loving God and His Kingdom"

 

Just not gays.   What a douche.

Erica Tavarez
Erica Tavarez

It's an ever changing world...these people have an opinion of what marriage should be (to them) and its needs to be respected. However, we need to keep moving forward, not backward. The world is not going to stop just because their comments and its not going to stop based on the president view. We move forward (we cannot back to Plato's Cave).btw---you do know WE ARE Humans thus wired to hate and complain (not matter what).

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

The whole line that marriage existed before governments is utter bullshitt. You know what marriage was then, it was a contract between a man and the woman's father.It used to be about owning a woman and joining families together for power and property.Why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love?" Same sex marriage should be legal. The fact that it's illegal is embarrassing.

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

You know what's even funnier and more ironic than anything? Miami New Times apparently has a grudge with First Amendment rights. Go figure...

Dimitry Manasov
Dimitry Manasov

Never ate @ Chik Fil A until today. Great food, they need to open more spots, I hated the half hour drive. GO CHIK

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

So let me get this straight... Chick Fil A exhibits bigotry and homophobia, because they are pro-traditional family values. OK then, by that logic you should agree that Barack Obama was a bigot and homophobic in 2008 as well, right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJhQBZ1La0w

Amanda Drewniak
Amanda Drewniak

I think the butchest lesbians and the most flamboyant gay guys should have showed up packed the lobbies and made out all over the place.

Mai Iam
Mai Iam

Its not Hate, its his personal views suck it up & move on! Amazing same site\daily paper that put Ppl of color on front page headline as criminals before a jury or evidence is formed but mad cause someone made a personal opinion? Really, Really, it aint that deep!

Felix L Ricardo
Felix L Ricardo

People are pissed at a company that has religious views? Do tell me how eating or not eating there affects anything? Don't gays work at Chik-Fil-A, too? Man, it's always something.

Mai Iam
Mai Iam

Jews, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native Ppl should expect or demand an entire world to embrace their entire race!? Hell naw I was taught very young some Ppl will not like you or approve of race and\or life no matter what, its delusional to think u can change a entire world to speak & embrace ur views! Ppl are allowed to feel & think whatever they choose to; just as ur site is allowed to call an entire family oriented fast food company names based on ur views & thoughts! Hello whether we like it or not America is a Christian country w laws, views, ole thinking , different morals that will never change toward lots of Ppl, it is what it is! & who really gives two shhhtt, ppl are trying to survive this economy, Plz!

Muse Photos
Muse Photos

Yeah because the people in FIU are EDUCATED and anyone who is EDUCATED doesn't support hate.

Crystal Gi
Crystal Gi

I'm glad that the Chik-Fil-a in FIU was empty, clearly there is a correlation between higher education and religious views. Perhaps I'm jaded for being a scientist, but I have more important things to do, such as cure cancer/Alzheimer's disease/other conditions, instead lining the pockets of a CEO that supports hate. At the end of the day these supporters are hiding behind the veil of Christianity in order to validate their hate. Live and let live, gay marriage isn't hurting anyone.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

stop lying, their food does not suck..who cares what they think, as long as the food is good

Sugar Nails
Sugar Nails

new times YOU ALL are wrong for that! now how would you like if the homophobes want to stop buying your ads because of what you all are sayn as well. 2 wrongs don't make a right! now u may say we have the right to say what we want to, well it's the same on their end as well or for anything. You all just did the same thing! SHAME ON YOU. SADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

Aileen Carmona
Aileen Carmona

Its not about the paper being liberal its about the simple fact of using your common sense and standing up for whats right. Were all humans and diserve the right to be happy and marry/fuck whoever we want with out others judgement.

Ana Platano
Ana Platano

its like the pot calling the waffle fry....

Jenny Sanchez
Jenny Sanchez

Oh that's right, this paper is liberal and a huge supporter of gays, just look at their adult section and the backpage.com

Susie Hair Hero
Susie Hair Hero

Worse fooooooood!!! Gross and ignorant to hate people for loving one another.... It's not like it hurts anyone to be gay!!!! Hurts more to be judgmental and full of hate. Anyone who doesn't reAlize how important this issue is, is in denial!

Heike Tiegen
Heike Tiegen

Umm New Times is free Vanessa lol. I'm sure they wont even notice.

Brandon Young
Brandon Young

I am really upset with the ardent support of Chick-Fil-a today. I think this argument has been mis-framed. Somehow this became a religious issue and therefore people of the same religion are taking offense and "supporting" them. It's not about what the President says, it's about the organizations he donates the Company's money to. They think that gay people should not have the same rights as you and me. That they are somehow less than human, an "abomination." I agree 100% with his right to have a company, use his profits any way he wants, and for you to eat there and give him your money. I for one, will not have a single red cent of mine go towards organizations that discriminate against our family members, co-workers, and loved ones who want what America has promised them, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (even if it is with another person of the same sex). And if you don't have the courage to stand up for those you care about or your fellow citizens. Or if you put your desire for a delicious chicken sandwich above the rights of your friends and family, I won't think any less of you, maybe.

Aj Navarrete
Aj Navarrete

- there's one in Tamarac, northwest of Ft Lauderdale- and yesterday it was packed as well, the drive thru was around the corner of the building.. it was over powering to see this, and to know why ppl were there.. I took a few photos and as I was driving away, more n more cars drive into the establishment.. I guess ultimately, whatya gunna do-

Eugene Buck
Eugene Buck

New Times cant report the news worth a shit, Since when did the owner said he was against gays, he was against gay marriage, also if gays can express their beliefs why can't the non gays, If we are now judging companies based on their beliefs and moral values, why not start with the bigger companies, Apple, Ford, DELL, GE, Last time I checked we were in a free country and we do have freedom of speech. If i do not like fudge packing or rug minching its my freedom to say so.

Alex Lacayo
Alex Lacayo

you guys are so sad and boring,..... GO CHICK FIL A!!!!!

Christopher Jorge
Christopher Jorge

the government's corrupt, racist war on drugs deserves FAR more attention than this media spectacle.

Octavio Diaz
Octavio Diaz

I was not eating at Chik Fil-A before not eating at Chik Fil-A was cool.

Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

not homophobes just standing up to whats right

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

 @te_compro_tu_novia Here's something that will blow your mind: Up until a few months ago, Obama believed marriage was between a man and a woman.  That's right, the President has been anti-gay marriage for most of his presidency.  All of a sudden he isn't.  Politics.

 

By the way, save the hash tags for Twitter #Princess

portablefernie
portablefernie

 @HarryTheHandyman the president has always believed in civil unions..dont bs. He just recently used the word marriage. the word marriage is irrelevant. Most gays just want to get the same rights married people get..that's all.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

 @portablefernie Go look up what he has said in the past.  No BS.  He has flip flopped on his stance over the years.  Hope and change?  No, just another politician.

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