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Mike Luckovich

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  1. badgerexpat

    badgerexpat said, about 4 years ago

    “freedom of speech” is a right that protects the speaker from government action (except of course libel, fraud, lying under oath, and so on). It has nothing to do with protecting the speaker from negative reactions by other citizens. Chick-Fil-A’s freedom of speech (and mine) are uncompromised by my declaration that their free speech reveals them to be boorish, ignorant, and downright mean-spirited. Nor by my hope that their business suffers as a consequence.

  2. Jim

    Jim said, about 4 years ago

    If you’re not happy with them, then eat at Burger King, but quit whining. Is it really not OK for a business owner to have an opinion? Chic-Fil-A does more for their employees than any other fast-food restaurant or even business for that matter that I’ve heard of. Yet they will be hammered because a few people don’t like their views on this single issue, even though other enterprises can walk over their employees and get a pass. Gaaah. Increasingly disillusioned with this nation.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I’m all for freedom of speech. I’m all for bigots “outing” themselves, so we know them for what they are.

    Calling for a boycott of Chik-fil-A is also a really good way to exercise freedom of speech.

  4. Jim

    Jim said, about 4 years ago

    Agree – everyone has a right to boycott just as they have a right to have an opinion. My daughter works there and loves the way they treat their employees. I’ll continue enjoying it. Big jump from not thinking same-sex marriage is OK to being “a bigot”. Name calling does not help create dialogue and understanding. Boycott away, but don’t become speech police – the latter takes us where hopefully no one wants to go!

  5. No-one-cares

    No-one-cares said, about 4 years ago

    I enjoy their chicken sandwiches but do not eat there often as I don’t care for their political stance on social issues. They can exercise their free speech and I exercise my freedom to shop elsewhere. I believe in freedom and that includes the freedom to face the consequences of your decisions.

  6. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Jim

    Sounds like we’re on the same page even with different conclusions, which is rare in these comment threads. Everyone has to make their own decisions. If I don’t like their decisions, I don’t have to shop there; if you do like them, you’re free to make a different choice; and they’re free to continue theirs whether or not I (and whoever else) choose to be their customer.

  7. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ‘Perverted sense of morality?’ Do you even have a clue?

    The owner of Chick-fil-a has the right to be just as stupid and disconnected as he so wishes. And others of us have the same right to let him how irrelevant he really is, to refuse to give him our money and to encourage others to go elsewhere as well. And how many times has the hypocritical theocratic right demanded boycotts of different companies and businesses who did not kowtow to their pathetic demands?

    Your sense of ‘freedom’ is seriously skewed. I’d say you need some help with that…

  8. aarken

    aarken said, about 4 years ago

    In the interview for a job: “Are you married?” “Are you married to someone of the same sex?”
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    What next? “Are you married to someone of a different racial ancestry?” What does it matter? We love who we love….man, woman, black person, Asian, Democrat, Republican, sandwich eater.
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    Can we not get on with our lives and stop telling others what’s right or wrong?

  9. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @aarken

    Can we not get on with our lives and stop telling others what’s right or wrong?
    =
    But how would we keep feeling superior to everybody else if we quit doing that?
    (It’s a joke. Ha, ha. Maybe.)

  10. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    I guess I’m missing something . . . is this a controversy going on? If this owner says he’s against gay marriage, then he’s against gay marriage. If that offends you, then vote with your wallet. Why is this news?

  11. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, about 4 years ago

    Well, nothing says “America” like free speach, and denying rights to others.

  12. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, about 4 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Calling heterosexuals bigots is rather bigoted itself.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I’ve never seen one of their stores, but the name implies cannibalism, serving up ex-watresses from Hooters?

  14. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I have more respect for a honest person I disagree with than someone being politically correct.

  15. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Did somebody surgically remove your sense of humor?

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