Supporters, Protesters Flock to Chick-fil-A

The restaurant on Sunset Boulevard receives an influx of reaction from the community on Wednesday.

Passed by the Hollywood Chick-fil-A Wednesday? 

Hollywood Patch did and noticed several protesters were out in front of the restaurant waving signs around 2 p.m.

Hollywood Chick-fil-A has received a range of responses from the community since it opened in Sept. 2011.  while the independently owned and operated franchise has promised customers

On Wednesday, protesters were speaking out against recent comments by chief executive Dan Cathy who commented last month of his "support of the traditional family." Meanwhile, supporters flocked to the restaurant following former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's urging for "Appreciate Chick-fil-A Day."  

There were no arrests and police received no calls regarding the protest, Sgt. Sal Ogaz of LAPD's Hollywood Station told Patch Wednesday afternoon.

ABC7 was outside the restaurant speaking to customers and protestors. Check out their story for a look at the scene Wednesday night.


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joninla August 07, 2012 at 10:12 PM
@Stephanie - sorry I wasn't able to be more clear. The "Friends" reference was to the long running TV sit com that for a generation of people it could be used as a common reference a very large number of people who know nothing about news/world would understand a complex issue by a reference to a charicter from a silly tv show. When Anderson Cooper said on his news hour, prioe to that day he was reporting on a major incident in Yemen, that prior to the incecendent, even as a major informed news reporter, he didn't know anything about Yemeb except from the "episode where Chandler says he is moving to Yemen". That explained the world crisis to a huge number of people of a large generrationIF THEY HAD REGLARLY WATCHED A SIT COM and nevet once saw or read the News. Forget that reference I made. It is meaningless (and I agree makes no sense with this issue or the rest of that comment). I wll try to make what I meant in a new comment about facts and not tv sit com reference)
joninla August 07, 2012 at 10:39 PM
As @stephanie pointed out there are already many Churches (Mainstream Christian Churches) that don't recognize Gay Marriage (the majority I believe) which also means there are some mainstream Christrian Churches that do and perform gay marriages (both in States that legally have gay marriage equality and those that don't have the right for gay marriage, eg. California. neither the Christain Churches do not recognize gay marriage not the progressive churches that do have any affect on weather under the law of any state, gay marriage is valid or not valid. (The States that already have gay marriages do not only issue a valid marriage licenxce to gay couples affliliated with a church that recognizes gay marriage and not to those people who are followers of Demonations that don't recognize or consider gay marriage an actual 'sin' in the eyes of god.
joninla August 07, 2012 at 10:43 PM
part2 - The state requires a licence AND a person licensed to perform the wedding ceremony formally officiate over a ceremony or there is no valid State recognized marriage of same sex couples OR traditional male/female.  That rule applies EQUALLY to all people who want to have a valid marriage recognized by their State and by all States in the US under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of The US Constitution (in theory, the test awaits the Supreme Court some day  ruling that the "Full Faith and Credit Clause" applies to all States for everything covered there under or if the Constitution has a 'gay exception' to any or all rights of people under the Constitution of the United States.
joninla August 07, 2012 at 11:09 PM
part 3 "Ordained To Marry 2 People' "I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU MARRIED UNDER THE POWERS VESTED TO ME UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA" Priests, Ministers, Rabais are vested under State Law to formally declare a marriage valid. Ship Captains are also vested with the same power but under a different part of the Law. Judges are also vested with the power under their power and authority as a Judge. What has now become something that can be done over the internet almost instantly and with a small fee, anybody can becomed "ordained" and get "Vested Under The Laws Of The State of California" and have the exact same ability to officiate over a valid (required to be a valid marriage)Wedding Ceremony .... And once properly done, the STATE (all State/fed) recognizes for all purposes as there being a valid marriage between 2 people with absolutely no difference who officiated the ceremony (just so long as they were vested by a state law). There are huge number of people who only believe a marriage is valid if there was a 'church wedding' by a Priest/Minist, or it is not a real marriage. That's fine with the United States. Perfectly fine to believe and hold that as a formal policy. No Problem. People can believe whatever they want without the Government affecting that belief system. So any 'Unrecognized Wedding' remains so in the Eyes of All Who Agree.
joninla August 07, 2012 at 11:10 PM
part 4 The State (goovernment on all levels in the US) won't change that, but for formal legal purposes, the Government will recognize all properly performed marriages and defines marriage for everything and in every way Marriage applies EXCEPT HOW ANY RELIGION MAY OR MAY NOT RECOGNIZE A VALID MARRIAGE FOR ALL PURPOSES THE CHURCH SEES MARRIAGE IN/UNDER THE EYES OF GOD. No conflicts.  No overlap.  No "Inconsistencies" with any religious belief about marriage and what, for legal purposes, the government will or will not recognize a valid marriage.


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