Chick-fil-A says it set a sales record yesterday when supporters rallied around the fast-food chain amid a debate over its president's opposition to same-sex marriage. The chain hasn't released the sales numbers, but "we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day," said Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A's executive vice president of marketing.
Normally, with this crowd volume you would expect short tempers and bedlam. That’s not the case today at Chick-fil-A's across the country.
There were some exceptions. The day was marred for some who planned vist the Chick-fil-A on Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg. That's because police and fire crews had to close down the Chick-fil-A for nearly three hours following a bomb threat that was called in just before 1 PM.
The caller mentioned that a “device” had been placed within the restaurant. The building was evacuated, but was deemed safe at about 3:45 p.m. after no bomb or any other type of device was discovered.
Martinsburg City Police and the Martinsburg Fire Department personnel investigated the scene, along with Berkeley County Sheriff Kenny Lemaster. A National Park Ranger with a canine unit arrived at the scene at approximately 2:45 p.m. to assist, and a second from the West Virginia State Police arrived later as well.
According to a release from police, the location of the call was traced and the investigation is following up on leads about the male caller.
In another incident, one protestor was arrested in Greenville, South Carolina after police said he tried stop traffic with his car.
Officers said Jeffrey Martell, 30, blocked cars in the drive-thru lane at the Chick-fil-A on Laurens Road. Police said Martell told them his actions were in protest to Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage.
Martell was arrested and charged with trespassing and nuisance conduct.
We also have an example of how some on the left decided to deal with the unabashed success of the event.
First let's take a look at this brave individual who has since closed his account on YouTube. Adam M. Smith decided to harrass a young woman working the drive thru that yesterday. Please note that the young lady was classy and professional. Also of interest to note was that Adam wanted to be sure you knew HE was not gay. Why is that Adam? Something WRONG with being gay?
Mr. Smith is an adjunct lecturer at Eller College in Arizona and he also is the CFO of Vante, a catheter manufacturing company
Some did not even acknowledge that it was National Chick-fil-A Day and instead called it National Eat Fried Food for Freedom Day or as Fox New Reporter Shep Smith called it, National Day of Intolerance.
Don't forget, November 6 2012 is National Republican Appreciation Day. You must be registered to participate so get on that right now..
I am a Christian
I care about my country
I will VOTE
and encourage others to VOTE!
and encourage others to VOTE!
I'd like to end with this post with aquote from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a writer, who, through his often-
To stand up for truth is nothing. For truth, you must sit in jail.
You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.
In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible what was the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.’
A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage . . . . Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elite, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society.
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.