Support Chick-Fil-A: Great Chicken, Great Values

Don’t let liberals get away with saying they’re for “diversity.” They only want people to be different on the outside – like different hair, skin, and eye color.  But what about being different on the inside?  Well, that’s where they draw the line.

The latest example of this is when the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, answered a question in an interview with Baptist Press.  He said their company is “very much supportive of the family… the biblical definition of the family unit.”

During an interview on “The Ken Coleman Show,” he explained his position further:

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ “

Do you think liberals celebrated Cathy’s beliefs, which add a little diversity to the conversation about gay marriage?  After all, many companies are trying to make gay marriage mainstream.  (For example, Office Depot’s decision to partner with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.)  So, did liberals embrace Chick-fil-A, as a mark of their tolerance and diversity?

Um, not so much.

Hollywood actors said they wouldn’t eat there anymore, Facebook lit up with protest, and the mayor of Boston said he wouldn’t let any more Chick-fil-A restaurants into his city.

Why?  Because the company’s president believes what most Americans believe: that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

So, help me understand this, liberals. Are you for true and difficult diversity – diversity of opinion, religion, and beliefs?  The kind of diversity that requires talking to each other about our differences of opinion and ideas? Or just the easy kind of diversity that makes for cool advertisements?

Either way, I appreciate Chick-fil-A and will make it a point to stop at the next one I see. I don’t think there are any in Alaska, but I urge all people who believe in traditional marriage to “eat more chikn.”

Fan Chick-fil-A on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and eat at their restaurants.  There’s not a more delicious way to show support of traditional values! (Also, “The Anchoress” Elizabeth Scalia writes about this issue very convincingly.  Scroll down to watch the video at the bottom!!)

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  • Yvonne DeHoyos

    Well said Ms. Palin, well said.

  • Michael Mills

    I absolutely love Chik-Fil-A. I will continue to eat there and support them. I appreciate what they are doing.

  • SueB

    Right on!!! I’ve only eaten there once (there aren’t any where I live) but it was the best fast-food chicken sandwich I’ve ever had. I support the CEO standing up for his beliefs.

  • Lydia Bhaskarla

    AMEN BRISTOL!!!! Very Very very well said!!!!!

  • Andrew L.

    Love the picture! I made sure to grab some Chikin for lunch today. It was deliciously sacrilegious of the leftist doctrine and scrumptiously irreverent towards the government bullies.

  • BrushClearer

    Baloney Bristol. This has nothing to do with liberals not celebrating diversity and EVERYTHING to do with CIVIL RIGHTS! Conservatives like you have tried to make this a RELIGIOUS issue. It is not. The head of Chick-Fil-A has been donating money to groups who label gay people as child molesters and blame gay people for natural disasters and more recently even the tragedy in Colorado. So we are BOYCOTTING Chick-Fil-A. No different than conservative christians boycotting Home Depot or Target or JC Penny’s for hiring Ellen as their spokeperson. Where were you posts condemning christians for those boycotts? Why don’t you stop speaking out of both sides of your mouth and open your eyes a little bit.

    • idesign

      Hey Sparky, have any links for all your BS, or are you just blowing out your butt?

  • Kirstin

    Well said, Bristol! I will definatley be “eatin’ more chikn.”

  • me here

    Delicious chicken.

  • BrushClearer

    Bristol here are some tweets from the Southwest Tea Party. Considering how you don’t like the comments that have been made to you I am sure you will address these and quickly condemn them:

    “faggot marriage will lead to the destruction of our society and only one company is brave enough to realize that”

    “thats what happen when you let fag scum ruin our country. Our country was based on judeo-christian values not sodomy”

    “Good time to support profamily chickfila for standing up to sodomy based faggot marriage”.

  • BrushClearer

    Somebody needs to explain to Chick-Fil-A that LYING is one of the 10 Commandments. Yesterday several of their restaurants posted notices that their Muppets Toys were being discontinued because of complaints that children could get hurt. The real story was that the Henson family pulled their merchandise from Chick Fil A because of their comments concerning gay rights. Why would a Christian company like Chick Fil A LIE about another company. That doesn’t sound very Christian. I hope they get sued for slandering the Muppets brand. Bristol please post that you agree they are being dishonest and thats against Christian beliefs. They should have simply stated that the toys are no longer available and not LIED about it. Shame on Chick Fil A!

  • Melissa C.

    This is a great point! I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • MomsUnite

    Can’t give credit to the tweeter that said it yesterday, but he/she said if mayors can block restaurants from opening within their city limits, I’m hoping that means they can block a Planned Parenthood from opening too. Sure boycotting is a way to show your discontent. Bullying, however, is not. For some reason I thought liberals were anti-bullying (ala Lady Gaga, Born This Way, etc.). Guess not. The nice thing about America (at least for now) is that you can’t make me and I can’t make you. So…can’t wait to eat at Chick-Fil-A. Never have before but will make a point to now. Also will support them on FB and Twitter.

    • BrushClearer

      Maybe the mayors should treat Chick Fil A like strip clubs. They don’t let strip clubs open beside a church or a day care center. I for one would be very happy if they would stick the Chick Fil A in the worst part of town. And hey I’m sure business will boom cause we all know that the men who go to strip clubs are more than likely born again christians.

      • idesign

        Well let’s ban Planned Parenthood to the inner-cities, I’m sure business will boom.. :)

        Liberal logic is pretzel logic.

  • BlueVA

    And I just have to laugh at the idea of Cathy’s beliefs adding “diversity to the conversation about gay marriage.” Nice choice of words! Like the KKK adds to the conversation about racial tolerance? Like the Westboro Baptist Church adds a “diverse” opinion about G-d’s love? Like Michelle Malkin, the self-loathing Asian, adding a “new and unique” view of Japanese internment camps? Um…not so much, Bristol!

    • BrushClearer

      Excellent points Blue!

    • Truth101

      Are you KKK because you sound like you are?

  • katherine

    Bristol I totally agree with you. I am not for gay marriage whatsoever. They want to make their beliefs known without backlash but when we make ours known they lash out! Ridiculous if you ask me. I don’t not judge gays for their lifestyle as it is not my job to judge it is Gods I’m not the one you have to answer to, but I don’t not think it should be ok for them to get married what is this world coming to? Are no things sacred anymore?

  • John

    Well said Bristol. I’m going to support my local Chick Fil A even more now.
    Chick-Fil-A has not turned away a single gay customer because the customer was gay. Chick-Fil-A has not discriminated against either employees or customers. But Democrats want to shut them down anyway. This is bullying at its worst.

  • bellagrazi

    Liberals are not for diversity of opinion. And they are definitely not tolerant of others’ beliefs. As you’ve discovered first-hand, Bristol. They just pander to various groups for votes. I’ve never eaten at a Chick-fil-A. I don’t think we even have one here in RI. But I will support them via social media. Thanks for the links, Bristol!

  • ken Isner

    Bristol, Let us have a Tea Party Week at Chick-fil-A some time in Sept. This would make the liberals mad. Plus the owners would help the Tea Party People who are running for congress and senate. Your mother could advise on how to spend the cash. I know you are busy, but you should get your self grounded in history i.e. early American History. Also, the making of Western Civilization–there are films on this.

  • nomobama

    I chuckle when an obvious Democrat uses the Westboro Baptist Church to support their viewpoint. I have read that the founders of that church are registered Democrats. Oh, well. So much for D good, R bad.

    • BlueVA

      I used Westboro Baptist Church as an example of hatred, not politics. But you’re so brainwashed that you can’t resist going there.

  • Jules

    I disagree with what the owner believes. I’m for marriage equality, however, I am ashamed and embarrassed that I share the same views and I am associated with the people who are attacking this family and their company. Diversity to many liberals simply refers to the exterior, however when we differ internally with our opinions, well – as the post says – all bets are off. I have never attacked any pro-traditional marriage person or business – and it’s very clear – we know who not to cross in this country. I am sad that this is happening and I am embarrassed to consider myself liberal-minded.

    • Jellybean

      Jules, the owner of this business donates money to anti-gay groups that equate homosexuality with pedophilia. Now that is worth boycotting. One has nothing to do with the other. That is sick. Most pedophiles are straight men.

  • sally

    I love Bristol. She is such a role model. She is showing the world what Palins are truely about!

    • Truth101

      Bristol loves you too.

  • sally

    I love Bristol so much that I have started mistreating my child. He now says he hates me, just like Tripp does. Guess I am now as cool as Bristol.

    • Truth101

      Come on, you know you don’t have any children. How many abortions have you had?

      • sally

        Only 3, but why not ask Bristol the same question? Tell her she cannot lie!

        • Truth101

          So tell me what it is like to be able to get away with murder? Tell me what it is like to kill your baby?

          • Maya

            Obviously Sally is being sarcastic. But even if she wasn’t, you are disgusting for judging people. It is a womans right to choose to end her pregnancy. Most people do not just get an abortion for no reason. Most of the time its in the instance of rape, genetic disorders and in cases of the mother not having the means to carry/ support a child. Anyway I thought good christians didn’t judge and say hateful things to people.

          • Truth101

            Maya, Oh please on your bullcrap. Abortion was a revolving door but things have been changing in this country since 2008. The only reason men gave women the right to abort is because men wanted to make sure they could get rid of their mistakes.

            I don’t care what anybody does with their body. They can abort away. What I can’t stand is the freckin hypocrisy that are liberals. As far as who am I to judge, you are doing the same.

  • Truth101

    Three cheers for Chick Fil.

  • Tearah Parker

    The point IS, that chick-fil-a is and should be allowed to support or not support anyone or anything that they do or do not believe in, because just like homosexuals, they too are citizens of a free country. Chick-fil-a has LONG been known as a Christian organization, just like IN-N-OUT…if you don’t know this, you aren’t looking hard enough. They have never hid this commonly known fact. Why then is it such a shock that a well-known religious based company would not endorse homosexuality? I mean really, why are we batting an eye at this? Do you expect the Pope to be marrying homosexuals as well? That’s never going to happen. This is their right. Their right as a free citizen of the United States of America. The fact that anyone would try and slander their use of that right is absolutely mind boggling to me. This is not child endangerment, this is endorsing what they believe in and not endorsing what they do not believe in. IF YOU KNEW THAT THEY WERE A CHRISTIAN BASED COMPANY, THEN IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY DO NOT SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE. This is still a free country, let’s remember that. Otherwise, what are we fighting for?

    One can disagree on the issue of gay marriage — based on scripture, or thousands of years of tradition, or on natural law — without actually hating anyone. But the right to opposition is being erased. We are losing the right to say, “I don’t think the same way you do; my opinions are different.”

    As a Christian I do not support gay marriage based off of what the Word of God defines marriage as. That does NOT mean in any way that I don’t love gay people & I have a hatred for them. My God tells us to love the people & hate the sin. Meaning do not conform to this world & disregard biblical principles because of what society wants.

    If chick-Fil-a refused service to homosexuals THEN YES we would have an issue here BUT to say they don’t support gay politics, that’s their choice & right

    Thank you Chick-Fil-A, and thank you, Bristol. I am proud to live in a country where a company is not intimidated to stand up for what it believes in and to reside in a state where young women, like myself, are so bold and courageous as to passionately speak about hard issues. Without passion we cannot have change, and without change we cannot move forward.

  • DC128

    Oh Bristol, you’re such a dirty bigot.

    • Truth101

      Oh DC128, you’re a double dirty bigot.

  • Karl Fletcher

    Hi Bristol. Not all beliefs should be celebrated. Some beliefs are disgusting. I’m sure you don’t celebrate Hitler’s beliefs or the beliefs of the KKK, right? Both you and the President of Chick Fil-A believe disgusting, untenable things: that gay people deserve fewer rights than straight people. You should be ashamed of yourself. Why do you believe in inequality? Don’t you think that’s un-American?

  • joe

    Listen up. Like Jesus, many liberals are only intolerant of intolerance. To suggest that this is somehow wrong is not even ignorant. Ignorance can’t be helped. Willful disdain for tolerance and open minds cannot be excused.

    • Lisa

      Very well said.

  • E

    Bristol, I agree with you and for the first time I am ashamed to admit I am from the city of Boston. I am used to the ridiculous notions of the people around me in the most liberal state in the Union, but this has gone too far. I do not support same sex marriage, and it is accepted in our state. This recent letter from our “Fine” Mayor has officially made my jaw drop. How dare he, speak for the city, and shove his own ideas down our throats. He’s not speaking for me, nor does he have a right to ban anyone for their personal beliefs. How dare he, threaten a company who has every right to voice their opinions. I find it funny that the most “tolerant” city in America screams like a bunch of babies whenever someone holds a different opinion. Those of us who reject same sex marriage do not automatically hate gay people as some might suggest. What Menino is trying to do to Chick-Fil-A is government sponsored censorship. If you don’t agree, don’t eat there. Censure can be much more powerful. What next? Will the Mayor send letters to every parish in the Archdiocese of Boston? Ridiculous!

    On another note, Chick Fil-A makes one of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve had! Can’t wait to go there and get one =P

  • Maya

    Okay this is seriously one of the most ignorant things Bristol has ever said. People have the right to boycott eating/watching etc. something that does not agree with their values. I personally think that it’s stupid and gets nothing done but still people can do it. A growing majority of americans are becoming more and more tolerant of gay marriage/ non traditional families (single parents, step families). This post is extremely hypocritical in so many ways. You talk about how liberals really don’t want diversity when you are actually the one who doesnt want diversity. You believe that every family should have a mother, father and a slew of christian children. At least liberals are are tolerant of all different people, families and religions and they right for the rights of said people. Oh and the conservative organization 1 million moms is threatening to boycott the show “The New Normal” because it doesn’t go along with the conservative idea of “family”. Therefore, I suggest you think before you post another blog blaming liberals for something when conservatives are guilty of the same thing.

    • Truth101

      Why are you judging?

  • Llamanamanumi

    I’ve always wanted to check out a Chick Fil A , unfortunately there only seems to be one i can find in MI and its very far from where i live . Maybe the next time i take a trip up north i will finally get to check them out . Never let them bring you down for being brought up with religion in your life . Bristol your a beautiful young women i can’t imagine how hard it must be to be living constantly under a microscope with people waiting to jump on your every word keep the faith .

  • Thomas Hubbard

    I just recieved an email form Liberty Counsel and I signed their petition supporting Chic-Fil-A and also Liberty Counsel’s attorneys will be acting on behalf of Chis-Fil-A.

  • KCF

    Dear Whomever writes this blog:

    May I please direct your attention to #9 of the 10 Commandments: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”. Exodus 20:16

    You are accusing and labeling ALL Liberals with the same broad brush. “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3

    Please consider your words before you post them. Not all Liberals are alike, not all homosexuals are alike, not all heterosexuals are like, not all Alaskans are alike, not all Conservatives are alike, not all Christians are alike, not all Crazy-Cat-Ladies are alike, and so on.

    • Victoria Harris

      And your point is?… If you are so different, why aren’t you correcting the liberals with whom you say you disagree (or posting how you differ here) instead of adding your condescending comments on Bristol’s blog? Aren’t you part of the problem? Stand up for what you believe instead of playing this elusive charade.

  • Marin Resnick

    Bristol, I love you blog.

    You and your mom keep speaking the truth and ignore the brain washed, because at the end of the day they don’t want to hear the truth…

    That God is the answer and the only way to become part of the 1% is through hard work and sacrifice. False idols will not provide nourishment.

    This great country was found as one nation under God by business men who fought against tyranny to create a better life.

    Please keep on reminding others of that.

  • Tiffany W

    I think it is wonderful to live in a country where diversity is celebrated. Is same sex marriage wrong? I don’t know, I know my opinion but just how I don’t like or appreciate others trying to force their opinions on me, I would dare not judge and force mine on them. If we are talking about traditional families, you were not married when you had your son. I am not judging you, but wouldn’t you want your son, Tripp to have all the same privileges & rights as children born out of a marriage have? Honestly Bristol, how would you feel if there were laws and people who felt your son didn’t deserve equality and some rights as an American because he was born out of wedlock? I know same sex marriage and children born out of wedlock are two different things, but the principle of fairness & equality are the same. Lastly, I would love to know where in the bible it says to judge others when they are not doing what we feel is the “christian” thing to do? Or maybe you can show me where Jesus modeled this behavior…

    ps. I have enjoyed getting to know you and your family a little better through your show. I have great respect for your mother and the values she & your dad have raised you guys with. Keep up the great work and staying true to yourself. :)

  • sarah frazier

    It’s true liberals have a limit when it comes to “diversity”. That limit is, when people hate others, we don’t accept that. We boycott that or speak up against it. We love all kinds of inner diversity, but hate isn’t one of them. And the owner of Chick fil a hates gay people. So we don’t support him.

  • MiddleRoader

    I support gay marriage, but I also respect Mr. Cathy’s right to disagree. Tthe Muppet company is totally within its right to stop doing business with Chick-Fil-A, but the mayor of Boston is WRONG to try to prevent a Chick-Fil-A from opening there. What Bristol fails to mention, however, is that Chick-Fil-A reportedly donated large amounts of money to anti-gay organizations like Exodus International. So in some miniscule way, if I buy a chicken sandwich there, I too am supporting those organizations. I can accept Chick-Fil-A’s view, but I will not support it. So the “Hollywood actors” and non-Hollywood schlups like me are not being narrow-minded by choosing not to eat there. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t research the company’s donations before I buy products from them. But since this has been brought to my attention, I probably won’t eat there. I’d feel too guilty. But that doesn’t mean I am not for, in Bristol’s words, “true and difficult diversity,” – it just means I don’t want to give money to causes I don’t support.

    • sodakhic

      Midddleroader, that’s why we don’t want taxpayer money funding Planned Parenthood, we are against abortions.

      • Pam

        Given that Roe v Wade legalized abortion, you’ll have to deal with it. You can’t cherry pick US civil law like many ‘Christians’ cherry pick holy scripture.

  • g

    But what about being different on the inside?

    Yes, indeed, Bristol, there’s is a place in the world for crabbed, hateful, shriveled ugly souls like Mr. Cathy’s. That doesn’t mean I have to support his business. But you? Go for it, dear, you’re in good company.

  • Tacy

    I am a liberal who is all for diversity of beliefs, until those beliefs start discriminating against people overvthings they have no control over.True conservatives would welcome more loving families into marriage. Solid, stable families benefit all of society.

  • Lisa

    Yes, of course we support diversity. ALL types of diversity, so long as it does no harm to others. However we DON’T support diversity which tries to impose THEIR idea of what is right and wrong, or morally acceptable, onto others.

    You see Bristol you are confusing “diversity” with “duplicity.” Mr. Cathy does not want to simply be allowed to live his life in the way that he sees fit, he wants to impose HIS definition of “traditional marriage” onto others and has given nearly two million dollars to groups that are fighting against equal rights for the LGBT community. And then he doesn’t want to be judged or have his business negatively affected due to those decisions.

    However it is perfectly reasonable for individual who DO support diversity to choose to spend their money in restaurants and businesses which respect the rights of others to love as their biology dictates that they love.

    When YOUR version of diversity is determined to destroy another individuals diversity, THAT is not something that anybody should support.

    • Raising sons’

      Lisa- you commented:” Yes, of course we support diversity. ALL types of diversity, so long as it does no harm to others. However we DON’T support diversity which tries to impose THEIR idea of what is right and wrong, or morally acceptable, onto others.” My question to you is, don’t you find what you said quite hypocritical? I say, LGBT community is’ trying to impose THEIR idea of what is right and wrong, or morally accecptable, onto others.’ We all have the right to vote for and/or fund groups that we support. My thought is that I don’t want others, i.e. (Hollywood…every show on television now has some sort of Gay representation) to influence my Children in any other way than I believe to be morally acceptable. I feel that the LGBT community is expecting everyone to be accepting of what they believe to be right but they can’t show the same courtesy and say that those who oppose same sex marriages are discriminating.

      • Lisa

        No, it is the conservatives who are imposing their beliefs on all Americans. Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t have one! But don’t prevent others from marrying the person they love. No one is preventing you from marrying someone of the opposite gender, nor is anyone forcing you to marry someone of the same gender. We just want everyone to have the choice.

      • Pam

        No one will force you to marry into a gay marriage. No one will force you to watch it on TV. No one will force to to do anything. You can have your beliefs and I can have mine. I happen to think orange is the most dreadful color on the planet, but yet one of my co-workers absolutely has to wear it somewhere on her body every day. Do I throw a fit and tell her that she can’t wear it because I hate orange? No, I just smile and let her enjoy her favorite color. She doesn’t really like blue very much ( I like blue, but not as much as green!), so she lets me wear blue and doesn’t comment. She’s never demanded that I wear orange or not blue and I’ve not asked her to burn all her nasty orange blouses.
        And guess what! After 10 years of working next door to her…I still don’t like orange! It’s not rubbing off on me! I’m not turning into an orange loving fool.
        You won’t turn gay, nor will your children if the next door neighbors are gay and married.

  • Christina Lee

    Hi Bristol-
    I love you and your family and everything you stand for but somethings I just can not and will not agree with. As a chtholic raised in a very Catholic family I underdstand the whole idea that marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman but at the same time I just can not bring myslf to agree with it. In the bible it also says to love others as you love youelf and to treat others as you would like to be treated. So I personally would like everyone out there that has such strong views against gay marraige to take a step back and put yourself in their shoes. Yeah they may not be the “traditional” or the “normal” family but what is normal because in all of my years of living (and trust me it has been many) I have yet to come cross “normal”. These men and women love each other just as much as any married couple and why should we have laws that stand in their way of celebrating their love in the form of marriage. I just do not understand. How would you like it if you had people protesting your type of love? I’m pretty sure you wouldnt enjoy it.
    I guess my point is that yes you may not agree with it weither those feelings are stong or not in your heart just remember that they are people also and deserve the same respect and rights that you and me do. And I totally understand that everyone is entitled to their opinion and has the right to speak their minds, which means I can tell you guys how I feel about this also, but sometimes people can get out of control and down right rude sometimes. And no I am NOT talking about you or this blog post in any way.

  • Tim

    And the hypocrisy from the liberals continues. They demand choice, compassion, tolerance….until, of course…they don’t agree.

    • Jeff Hall

      This isn’t hypocritical. Traditional marriage is exclusionary. It’s the opposite of choice, compassion, and tolerance. They cannot co-exist.

    • tom stewart

      You really don’t get it, do you. Only the church can define marriage? Only YOUR church can define marriage? That’s intolerance.

  • BabyRaptor

    Liberals don’t want to shut the Christian opinion of marriage (not the biblical one–if we still had the biblical definition of marriage, fathers would still be selling their daughters for a bridal price. That was never changed.) down. What we want is for the people who don’t live by that particular view to have the rights promised them in the Constitution as well.

    To that end, we don’t care what Mr. Cathy believes personally. What we care about is that he’s donating money to deny people rights. Yes, we’re going to take a stand against that. Just like you guys take a stand against every single thing you perceive as a threat.

    Put yourself in our shoes. Imagine that Christianity was no longer the vast majority that it is, and suddenly everyone was constantly putting YOUR rights and freedoms up to votes. Would you not react the same way we are? Would you not still stand for the rights that the Constitution gives you, even in light of the lies, smear campaigns and other things that consistently try to take those rights from you?

    That’s where gays and lesbians are now.

    And be honest with yourselves. Marriage equality will have no affect on you personally. Nobody will force you to marry someone of the same sex. Nobody is going to jail pastors who refuse to perform same sex ceremonies. Nobody is going to force it on your children. If this were going to happen, we’d have seen it already.

    If you personally disapprove of same sex marriage, go to town. But leave those of us who don’t to follow our own beliefs, just like you would be demanding were you the target. That’s all Liberals want. And prior to what you want to claim, that’s all we’re attacking CFA for–trying to make sure we don’t have those rights. He’s free to hold whatever personal belief he wants, as is everyone else.

    • Elizabeth DeFranco

      Your online moniker, “Baby Raptor” is so appropriate, given your oh-so-tolerant stance on allowing any opinion or point of view that is divergent from your own. Please, answer a simple question for me: Why is the institution of marriage so very important for those who practice “alternative lifestyles”? It is a sacred rite that is honored by the Church, an organization for which all gays typically reserve their most withering scorn, the harshest of criticism & derision & a towering contempt? Why can you not be content or satisfied with civil partnerships or unions, which would accord gays all the legal status & standing of marriage without the “onus” usually associated with the Church, a scion of “organized religion” in your worldview? Why is it so important to force your views on all others? It seems there must be a number of nefarious aims inherent in such a rigid stance, that refuses to be amenable to reasonable compromise on this issue.

      • GrizzlyMom

        Great point Elizabeth. And i certainly would welcome Civil Unions. So why doesn’t Bristol or Sarah Palin endorse them? They certainly have a lot to say about marriage equality and how they are against it. Sarah has stated that she has gay friends. So if its TRULY about the word marriage then why not say that and then offer full support of Civil Unions as a great alternative. Think of the good will that would provide. American’s with different beliefs working together to solve a problem.

        • Breelee

          I can’t support civil unions because they don’t afford all the same rights as a marriage on both the state and federal level, there are thousands of rights and benefits that same sex couples don’t get because it isn’t a marriage. A marriage is more than a christian institution, it is a word every respects and recognizes to mean the two people involved are committed to being a unit for the rest of their lives. Everyone should be able to practice their religion and no one should be able to stop others from practicing their religion but religion shouldn’t be able to stop people from getting equal rights from the government.

        • Mary

          Under a Civil Union, a gay couple will still be denied the right to visit each other if one is in the hospital. In many cases, doctors cannot legally release medical information to you that can easily be accessed to a spouse. If one partner dies, the other can not gain access to their social security without having to pay massive fees that a married heterosexual couple would never have to pay for. There’s a lot of legal mumbo jumbo that is simplified by recognizing a couple as “married”. If the couple is recognized as something differently those simple rights regarding taxes and hospital visits will be denied to you because of the numerous policies they have to deal with.

          It’s ironic that Christians are getting so overprotective of the definition of the term “marriage” but seem to have no problem letting their government toss out marriage certificates and hold courthouse weddings like they were candy. Not very sanctified in my opinion.

    • Elizabeth DeFranco

      Incidentally, your view of marriage, as espoused by Biblical doctrine is not borne out by Christian principles, as those are to be found in the New Testament, with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Why do you reserve your most withering scorn & contempt for Christians, exclusively? Why not excoriate Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Sufis, Wahabbists, animists or polytheists on equal terms? You made reference to an ancient practice of the Old Testament, without, of course, any mention that such mores are still commonly practiced in majority Muslim nations? Why is that? Are you aware that Muslim treatment of gays is far more harsh & harrowing than anything of which you criticize in the Christian faith? Why not have that discussion? I ask this, simply to promote true diversity & tolerance–an agenda with which you appear to evidence no familiarity whatsoever.

      • chris

        “Are you aware that Muslim treatment of gays is far more harsh & harrowing than anything of which you criticize in the Christian faith? Why not have that discussion?” , This would probably stem from the fact that the gays and lesbians of this country are not seeking their rights from the Muslim nations. We are talking about those who do not support same-sex marriage HERE in the United States. Secondly, you have gone on twice now about the withering scorn and contempt for Christians. I have not seen any scorn thrown at Christians. And there should not be. This truly is not a Christian vs. Non-Christian issue because we are talking about a legal matter. There is (supposed to) be a separation between Church and State. If we honor that separation the decision as to allow same sex marriage or not becomes a matter denying the basic rights and liberties afforded to us all by the Constitution.
        It honestly breaks my heart that a woman, who at one time was denied rights of her own, would care to deny other human beings the same rights. You should also read more on the institution of marriage in the bible, quite mind bending.

      • Lee

        “Why is that? Are you aware that Muslim treatment of gays is far more harsh & harrowing than anything of which you criticize in the Christian faith?”
        Those Muslims that you speak of live on the other side of the world and are not constantly campaigning efforts or passing bills to enforce their beliefs on the rest of the United States. Otherwise, alcohol would be prohibited again and women would have to cover up alot of their skin and hair while in public.

  • Jeff Hall

    Ms. Palin,

    You agree with Mr. Cathy’s comment, “… who are we (as a nation), to shake our fist at God’s judgement as to what constitutes a marriage”. By that rationale, shouldn’t all commands in the bible be taken as law in the United States? Of course not. As a person, you can consider denial of the bible “fist-shaking”. But as soon as you let the bible dictate secular law – you’re in unconstitutional territory.

    • Jeff Hall

      Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe you DO think that the values expressed in our government documents SHOULD exactly reflect one particular religion…

      • Elizabeth DeFranco

        Jeff Hall: In response I would like to offer a quotation by one of our more prominent & well known Founding Fathers: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but buy Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity & freedom of worship here.” ( Patrick Henry) Other nations have Constitutions which were premised on secular humanism, so if that is more in keeping with one’s own personal beliefs, tenets & principles, relocation is always an option!

        • Jeff Hall

          There are many practices outlined in the bible which we wouldn’t think of embracing today, so my original point stands strong. Salad-bar Christians like Bristol Palin feel perfectly at home picking which Christian practices should be forced into law and which are to be left – and conveniently forgotten.

          I respect Patrick Henry greatly. But isn’t it interesting that there isn’t any language like that included in any of the governing documents laid out by the founding fathers as a whole…

          By the way, I am of the view that all instances of “marriage” should be changed to “civil union” in our legal language, and be extended to couples of all orientation (otherwise it’s outright discriminatory). Let Christian marriage stand in its traditional fashion inside a church.

  • Jeff Hall

    While it is my opinion that the Mayor is grossly out of line in telling a business (as Mayor) that they cannot grow in his community, your argument severely lacks critical thinking.

    You fail to see that traditional marriage is INHERENTLY EXCLUSIONARY. How can an exclusionary practice be celebrated by an inclusionary, diverse mindset? IT CAN’T. THEY ARE OPPOSITES.

    It would be like the “Red And Yellow Only” club faulting the “Every Color Is Good” club for not embracing them and calling the “Every Color” club a bunch of hypocrites. It’s just silly.

    By the way, you’re also killing your credibility by ascribing the actions of one person to an entire group of people.

  • Jack

    Well said Bristol.

    Liberals first reaction every time they encounter someone with a point of view different from their own, is censorship and repression.
    By the way, up until two months ago Obama didn’t support gay marriage

  • tom stewart

    Bristol – you’re making your mother look bad with this TV show.

  • GrizzlyMom

    Mr. Cathy states that he believes in the Biblical form of Marriage.

    Here are the Biblical Forms of Marriage:

    1. Polygamous Marriage
    Probably the most common form of marriage in the bible, it is where a man has more than one wife.
    2. Levirate Marriage
    When a woman was widowed without a son, it became the responsibility of the brother-in-law or a close male relative to take her in and impregnate her. If the resulting child was a son, he would be considered the heir of her late husband. See Ruth, and the story of Onan (Gen. 38:6-10).
    3. A man, a woman and her property — a female slave.
    The famous “handmaiden” sketch, as preformed by Abraham (Gen. 16:1-6) and Jacob (Gen. 30:4-5).
    4. A man, one or more wives, and some concubines.
    The definition of a concubine varies from culture to culture, but they tended to be live-in mistresses. Concubines were tied to their “husband,” but had a lower status than a wife. Their children were not usually heirs, so they were safe outlets for sex without risking the line of succession. To see how badly a concubine could be treated, see the famous story of the Levite and his concubine (Judges 19:1-30).
    5. A male soldier and a female prisoner of war.
    Women could be taken as booty from a successful campaign and forced to become wives or concubines. Deuteronomy 21:11-14 describes the process.
    6. A male rapist and his victim.
    Deuteronomy 22:28-29 describes how an unmarried woman who had been raped must marry her attacker.
    7. A male and female slave.
    A female slave could be married to a male slave without consent, presumably to produce more slaves.
    and of course ….
    8. Monogamous, heterosexual marriage.
    What you might think of as the standard form of marriage, provided you think of arranged marriages as the standard. Also remember that inter-faith or cross-ethnic marriage were forbidden for large chunks of biblical history.

    • Elizabeth DeFranco

      Grizzly Mom: Just to point out the glaringly obvious to you–all the Bible verse you made reference to are in the Old Testament; Christian doctrine, principle, beliefs & tenets are all to be found in the New Testament which relates the teachings & life of Jesus Christ. Christianity means being one who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ & who acknowledges Christ as their personal Lord & Savior. Therefore, all your specious allegations & baseless assertions are premised on fictitious ideology that has no actual bearing on the group you were singling out for vilification.

    • Matt

      GrizzlyMom: If you want to make reference to the Bible about marriage then here it is. Just like Elizabeth DeFranco said all of the references that you made are in the Old Testament and NONE of those laws and practices are in affect anymore. Read Leviticus 18 and it will say that all of practices that took place in every reference that you put in our comment are not right.

      • Breelee

        Jesus never mentions gay people. Ever. Everything about homosexuality being a sin was taken away along with everything else when Jesus died.

  • Whitney Leggett

    I so agree. I am so sick of being attacked for my beliefs and faith. Liberals want to act like they are all for tolerance and freedom, but their tolerance and freedom comes with a catch you have too believe in what they believe. I have already been attacked on facebook being told told I am closed minded and molesting my children with my faith. Its just ridiculous. Also I am a fan of your show and one of those as cnn put it 3 people that watch. Keep standing up for what you believein.

    • GrizzlyMom

      Then why don’t you move to a country that is a theocracy Whitney? Gay people want their CIVIL RIGHTS. They pay taxes. The contribute to this society. Just because your belief system doesn’t accept that does not mean you have the right to control what they can and can’t do. Personally I could care less whether you like or don’t like gay people. But I will NOT allow you to deny me my rights.

      • Jellybean

        I’m postive they would be overjoyed if the U.S.A. became a christian theocracy Most countries have left this issue behind. The christian right in the U.S.A. holds on to it’s bigotry with a tightly clenched fist not unlike countries like Iran. let’s see, countries like Canada have had gay marriage for many years. Gay people enjoy all the civil rights that straight people do. Guess what? NOTHING HAS CHANGED!! No gay boogyman hauling kids off to gay indocrination bootcamps. Straight marriage isn’t being threatened etc. etc. If your marriage is so weak, that it is affected by two men or 2 women enjoying a loving committed relationship, then their is something wrong with YOU. Not everyone is christian, not everyone believes in the spiteful boogyman in the sky.

        • Kathy

          Then move to Canada. Problem solved.

          • Jellybean

            You move to Iran. Problem solved.

        • Kathy

          Sorry, Jellybean but I am happy with the USA and its current laws why should I move. You are the one unhappy with the way we live here. would you not rahter be with those who beleieve the way you do, only looking out for your happiness!

          • Kathy

            would rather be with those who believe. oops again

          • Breelee

            You automatically assume that anyone who supports equality also wants socialized medicine and the government treating me like a little child. I do not. I want the government to respect me to live my life and to respect the way gay people live theirs. I love capitalism and freedom, both of which are very American ideas. However, unlike you, I actually live by the idea that two adults can make the decision to form a legal union and don’t need mommy government telling them what is appropriate.

          • Pam

            Kathy, the current laws in the US allow for religious freedom for all its population.
            You okay with that? It’s the teabaggers, ultra-patriots and people like you that sound unhappy here. Can’t let the gays marry, can’t leave the poor minding-their-own-business neighborhood Muslims alone. Can’t stand that interracial marriages didn’t cause the world to end. Can’t stand that other people don’t believe things just like you do. Can’t have the government turning socialist (think schools, public safety employees, roads, public infrastructure, libraries, public parks, national parks, etc….oh wait, those things are okay.)
            It sounds as though YOU are only looking out for your, or those that think like you, happiness.

      • Elizabeth DeFranco

        Grizzly Mom: What will be the response when this “Open Society” agenda is imposed on all & a group of 3 demands the right to be “married” as well? Or a Zoologist might fill out a marriage
        certificate, demanding that he be allowed to wed one of his subjects, as they “really love & respect each other”. Should we promote the practice of pedophilia, because to deny such deviant mores would be “exclusionary” & “restrictive” & thus considered biased & bigoted? Where do we draw the line on this issue? As I said earlier, the only solution that I can personally see is civil partnerships or unions, which would accord all the legal status & standing of marriage, without the label of marriage & recognition by the Church. Our nation, as repugnant as the idea may be, was premised on Judeo-Christian values, tenets & beliefs; other nations were founded on secular humanism & don’t place any special import on traditional values.

        • Kathy

          Well Elizabeth,
          It seems to me that according to the Bible it will be the end of the world or close to it. I believe It Is Written that as in the days of Noah, so shall the end be, God has given us his plan and we either follow it or not but we all know the truth, it Is Written in our hearts. In Gods wrath he destroyed the world by the flood for the same reason he will destroy it again by fire. All will know the truth and then the end shall come. In love we can tell the truth, but not will receive it.

          • Kathy

            but not all will receive it. Sorry oops

        • Breelee

          You and most who share your belief keep using a major fallacy that gay marriage leads to pedophilia and beastiality, but last time I checked dogs and children can’t consent, meaning they can’t legally sign a marriage license. Thus that idea is obviously ludicrous.

    • Pam

      I don’t like the color orange. In fact, I RELIGIOUSLY hate the color orange. It’s a ghastly color. Can I start my own religion based on my love of every other color but orange and then demand my co-workers don’t wear orange because it offends my religious beliefs? Do you feel that you could abide by that, even though you absolutely loved the color orange?

  • Jason

    Liberals expect people to be zombies who blindly follow their orders. “We know what’s best for you” is their motto. The liberal zombies who follow the Democratic party are slaves.

    • Pam

      I only expect my boys to be zombies and slaves when I ask them to clean their rooms and muck out the stable.

  • Jason

    @Pete: You know why people don’t want to watch Bristol’s show? Because they’d rather watch garbage like “Family Guy” or “The Daily Show.” Sad state of affairs our country is in. We have no values at all anymore, and those few of us who do are viewed as “bigots” and “haters.”

  • Shannon

    Although I don’t share the same beliefs as you do Bristol, or Chick-fil-A, I agree that Chick-fil-A has every right to support whatever (legal) organization they see fit. With that however, I have assumed they considered the backlash that they would get by having that information public in our country where the question of marriage is a hot button issue. Some one else said it, but I don’t see this as any different from people against Equal Marriage boycotting JCPenny, for using Ellen Degeneres as a spokesperson, or boycotting Nabisco/Oreo for posting a Pride Oreo on Facebook. I believe you’ve made some good points in the past about your stance for Traditional Marriage, and while I don’t agree with them I applaud you for standing up for what you believe. We need more young people on both sides to consider each others points in a calm and respectable manner, and I agree that bullying does come from the left as well as the right. But I think that what people need to keep in mind is that in the end we are all on the same team, team USA and that even if we don’t see the same route, our goal is the same, to preserve life, liberty, and freedom in our country.

    disclaimer : I am more a moderate person. Although I would consider myself fiscally conservative (in regards to taxation and social programs), my feelings on marriage and the right to choose don’t always fall in line with more conservative beliefs and that is my right as an american.

  • Jazw

    This is not un American at all or inequality in any way. Our American rights and laws based upon religious Christian values. If you don’t agree with them, what are you doin here? I know America is a country that expresses freedom, but it’s all established off of the values of Christians written in laws and rights. Go somewhere where other people share those beliefs. I don’t believe any other countries will be on board with this idea either. Are we the only ones being unfair? Because the people who are sticking to their beliefs in the traditional values of America? Any other country would stick to their beliefs, why can’t we without being un American? Pretty funny… And like other people have said, they have never rejected anyone of their service who didn’t share the same beliefs, they simply stated where they stand.

  • Nataleigh

    I don’t really think this has to do with diversity so much as it has to do with civil rights and civil liberties. We are suppose to have a seperation of church and state. Take your religious beliefs out of the equation and shouldn’t any person be allowed to marry the person they love? Does their marriage affect you in any way other than making you uncomfortable?

    • David Nisbet

      Nataleigh says : “Take your religious beliefs out of the equation and shouldn’t any person be allowed to marry the person they love?”

      What if the person they love is a child or a relative, or an animal?

      • Jellybean

        Omg. marriage is between 2 consenting ADULTS. Take your sick fantasies elsewhere

        • Kathy

          Who says Jellybean YOU! Some people out there don’t agree with you as you don’t with us, A what age is a child and who will decide YOU? Please when will this stop marriage is between One man and One woman that is per the law until the people decide otherwise.

        • Tiffany

          TRUE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jeff Hall

        Such a cop-out…

  • Bek

    Miss Palin, I would like to encourage you to keep speaking out on these issues, no matter what happens in your comments section. I applaud you for not letting these verbal attacks stop you, no matter how unkind the comment is.
    Also, you do point out the elephant in the room: the left is very willing to promote any kind of diverse thought as long as they agree with it, or, as I have found, as long as that thought isn’t “Christian.” It’s not even that they protest religions that claim to be the only way- look at Islam, for instance. I’m sure you know this already; I’m just agreeing with you.
    God bless you and your family!

  • Ray

    Bristol, here is an article about the bullies on the Left bullying Chick-fil-A.

  • Terri

    Hi Bristol. I am one of the liberals you speak of above. And yes, I am very proud to say I am very liberal when it comes to my beliefs. With that being said, I am not the same on the inside as other liberals you wrote about. Especially on this subject. I do not and never will support gay marriage. I will always believe marriage is between one woman and one man. Please don’t judge one liberal because “liberals” , in your opinion are all the same. Because we are not all the same.

  • Kirstin

    Bristol, I’ve always loved and supporter your family. But I find it hypocritical That you said you were “done with Hollywood” and now your going on DWTS again.

    • Jellybean

      Really, you are surprised?

  • Haley

    it makes me sad to live in Boston. i love Chick-Fil-A and their values!

  • Kimberly

    I will support the Chick-Fil-A buycott tonight for dinner!!!

  • Just the facts

    I think a lot of this ‘debate’ has gotten ridiculous (not necessarily on this website but
    in general – in our society). So if I hear of a business leader who is pro-gay marriage
    - I should boycott that store becaause I’m anti-gay marriage (or vis-versa). Should
    I also boycott companies who are owned and run by Democrats or Republicans or Green Party types.
    Chick-fil-a isn’t saying homosexuals should not be served or put in prison, etc. — but
    are merely stating their opinion, etc. If individual folks want to boycott them – doesn’t
    bother me. When mayors of Boston, et al start posturing and trying to stop a fast food restaurant
    from being located in their area – that’s unexcusable – in my opinion. Using their position
    to interfere with commerce with folks who have an ‘honest’ difference of opinion and
    support an issue that is not politically correct.

  • Jeff Hall

    If Bristol Palin had called the mayor hypocritical for embracing diversity but not allowing the franchise in his city, then that would be accurate.
    However didn’t do that; she called liberals hypocritical for embracing diversity but rejecting the concept of traditional marriage.
    That’s where the argument doesn’t work, since traditional marriage (in this sense) is inherently exclusionary and opposes diversity.

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  • Mark Lopez aka Maze

    I’ll be eating at Chick-fil-A more often.
    The gay life style is a lie ~ there is no fulfillment in it. I have family and friends living the “gay” life style and they all have extremely psychological and emotional issues… we’re not created for that life style! The satisfaction in it is so, so temporary!
    “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace…” (Rom 8:5-6)

  • Tiffany

    This just makes me want to eat there!

  • Samantha O.

    I support traditional values and I feel like when it comes to Religion people can’t have a personal opinion anymore. I completely support Chick-Fil-A’s President:Dan Cathy and his values simply because they also my own. I feel like because Dan simply, stated his Religious Beliefs he is being made out to be “Evil” and etc. Yes, I am Religious. Yes I believe that marriage is strictly suppose to be between a man and a woman. But no, Just because someone doesn’t agree with Gay Marriage does not make them a Horrible person who hates “Gays”. I think it’s utterly ridiculous that their are protesters boycotting this restaurant. I live in Los Angeles, So I’m around Liberals 24/7. Not all Liberals are bad and/or agree with Gay Marriage. I find that Many just don’t speak up about it.

  • Clieberg

    So just out of curiosity, where in the bible does it talk about premarital sex and having children out of wedlock? Just because your christian, doesn’t mean your perfect. I grew up in a christian family, but I don’t admonish and exclude people because of their personal decisions. I know that I have done some questionable stuff in my past and I know the saying “People in glass houses…..” Just be christian: kind, caring and friendly and let people deal with their own closets and backyards. If everyone focused on their own relationships, they wouldn’t have time to create havoc with others. Straight people don’t have the market cornered on how to have loving relationships. I work 911 in the Matsu Valley and I hear everyday how horrible people are to each other and usually with babies in the middle!! Focus your energy on mental issues or substance abuse…..that is where the real problem is…….right in your very own neighborhood. I have always been a supporter of your Mom and your family, but today I am very disappointed. :(

  • marie

    Liberals do tend to believe in diversity…as long as you believe exactly what they do. A mans opinion is his own and he has a right to it.
    & ‘BruchClearer’ its too bad ignorants expressed their opinions in this manner and language making such a bad reflection on he tea party. From what I’ve experienced, their rude, ignorant view is not representative of the views of the whole tea party and majority of conservatives especially where I am. Its a shame too…as with any group “all it takes is a few bad apples to spoil the bunch”.

  • Jesus

    I wonder how chick fil a feels about unwed mothers?

    • Lee

      They make the exception for Bristol Palin. What more can be said?

  • KeeKee

    I am just shocked at how the “Gay” Community is outraged by the opinions Chick-Fil-A stated for themselves. It wasn’t like the organization was trying to force their beliefs on others, they just simply spoke from their own hearts about their own personal beliefs. I really can’t believe all the hate. I should be upset with all the companies who create billboards of two men kissing on the mouth or two women openly on public signs half nude and interacting in sexual content. I have 5 children. Those are not the lessons of “DIVERSITY” I am trying to teach them. Diversity means treating people respect, not being ok with everything people say or do. We are not robots. We should be able to speak and thing from our own free will. From our own morals and values. As for all the cities who are banning Chick-Fil-A from coming into their town, aren’t you violating the constitutional right of freedom of speech? It wasn’t like Chick-Fil-A walked into a room full of people with a shot gun and killed a bunch of people. They just stated how they feel.

    • MotherBushIsBack

      No KeeKee they gave 5 million dollars to hate groups. Hate groups who tell people that gays are child molesters and spread disease. The owner says that god punishes America for letting gay people get married. And the crazies that believe that now want to HURT gay people because they blame them for droughts, and hurricanes and floods. That is the epitome of IRRESPONSIBILITY. And why arent all you conservatives angry that ChickFilA backtracked the very next day by issuing a statement that they would leave marriage equality up to the politicians and citizens to decide.

      • KeeKee

        Hi MotherBushIsBack. I am grateful that you and I are having a peaceful/healthy dialog about this subject. Thanks so much for that. To be fair, I can’t believe when someone call an organization a “hate group” unless I know for myself that the organization is really a hate group. I say this because their are people who are calling Chick-Fil-A a hate group because of their beliefs. Now, to be fair to what you are saying, I am about to research the organizations in which Chick-Fil-A has donated their money. Just to see if what you are saying is true. Knowledge is power. For some reason, I do not believe they will give money to people who are criminals or who abuse human rights by telling people to hate/kill Gay People. I feel bad that one statement has caused such a huge divide in our country. I also feel a lot of our country/city leaders are taking advantage of this subject just to get votes in this year up coming election. I do find it strange that this firestorm has come up in a time where we all are trying to figure out who we will elect into office. All of this just seem to calculated in my opinion. I think Chick-Fil-A may have said they will leave marriage equality up to the government because of all the hate, I’m sure death threats and more. They are also grieving the lost of their representative this week. But I will get back to you on this subject. It has been an interesting one to say the least.

  • MsDanielle

    Does THIS answer your question? I am a proud liberal, and guess who my two closest friends are? A Pakistani Muslim and an ultra-conservative Pentecostal. I’m agnostic, a supporter of gay marriage, and a woman’s right to birth control and abortion, and a truckload of other things they don’t agree with. There are some things we DO agree on, such as welfare reform, the right to own guns, and the like. However, this doesn’t matter, because I love diversity. All you are doing with this blog post is boxing all liberals into one category, and therefore, being the pot calling the kettle black. Are there intolerant liberals? Most definitely. Are there intolerant conservatives? Yes, there are. I find it irritatingly amusing that you’re so mad at intolerance exhibited by some liberals when you, yourself, exhibit the same level of intolerance and worse, hypocrisy.

  • Larry Sullivan

    You have my support. I love your stand. To me if you don’t like what someone stands for, don’t go around them. It not that hard. I think some call it free speech. Are at least till they get that took away.

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  • MiddleRoader

    Brsitol might find the following quote straight off the Family Research Council (FRC), to which Chick-fil-A (via WinShape) reportedly donated (at least in 2010):
    “FRC strongly supports adoption, particularly as an alternative to abortion, single parenthood, or foster care. The purpose of adoption is not to provide children for adults who want them, but to provide for children families that give them the experience of intact married family life as much as possible. ”
    Hope FRC doesn’t try to legislate for that opinion !
    Lots of FRC anti-gay quotes/opinions that go way beyond not supporting gay marriage. For example:
    “Family Research Council believes that homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed. It is by definition unnatural, and as such is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects.”
    Also interesting is that I couldn’t find a website for Marriage & Family, Inc. , to which the largest donations apparently went. There were a lot of references to it, but I couldn’t find a mission statement, etc. If anyone else can find one, I would appreciate a url.
    Personally, I think it should be illegal for corporations to give to political causes, but in this “Corporations are people” culture we live in, it’s not going to happen. But that’s a whole other can of worms, and raises lots of other issues, like where do you cross the line from charity to political action?

  • http://None Nicole

    Whoa there…. people who take action for they believe is a very serious civil rights issue are guilty of NOT supporting diversity of thought? I’m really confused by that argument. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to suggest that people out there screaming and hollering for their beliefs are supporters of uniformity in thought. Huh? By that logic, doesn’t this mean that all conservatives who attacked and boycotted the Susan J. Komen Foundation for supporting Planned Parenthood are guilty of the EXACT same offense? Isn’t the president of Chick-fil-a guilty of the same offense for speaking out for straight marriage in the first place? Aren’t you guilty of the same offense for thrashing President Obama’s viewpoints on this blog because they don’t agree with your own? Hold the phone…. why is speaking out for your beliefs an offense, again?

    Isn’t that the point of having an opinion, anyway… that you kind of wish everyone would agree with you (even though you know deep down you know it’s healthier for democracy that they don’t)?

    Bristol, I really do like your family and your show…. but what is with all of the constant stereotyping and bashing of “liberals”? Why do you call everyone who disagrees with you a “liberal”? If somebody supports gay marriage, it seems suddenly they fall into a whole class of people you automatically dislike and accuse of being uniformists. As a big fan of your show, that is offensive and almost makes me want to quit watching! I love watching you (and especially Willow!) but given some of my “liberal” positions, I guess you all wouldn’t like me very much…

    As a “liberal”, I would just like to clarify that I support the following: Kindness, love, strong family values, equal rights, education, tolerance, democracy, and Team USA!

    For the record, I will probably still eat at Chick-fi-a if the opportunity arises, because I accept their right to disagree with me… but mostly because they have really, really tasty waffle fries with sinfully delicious secret sauce.

  • Audrey

    Don’t listen to those winers, Bristol. Stand strong in your beliefs! It may not be popular, but most of the country stands with you! We may not have the loudest voice, but we are the majority! Way to go Bristol, and way to go Chick-fil-A!!!

  • millie

    I am here to report that our town in Georgia supported the Chic-fil-a to the point that they had to
    turn the people away starting at 6:00Pm. They had sold out of food.

  • KeeKee

    I finally found the WinShape Foundation supported by Chick-Fil-A. After looking over it’s website for myself, I did not see any “hate crime” committed. It is a family enrichment program. I didn’t see any harm or mean spirited information on the site about gays what-so-ever. We as people have to learn to be our own experts and stop taking everything the media feeds us as facts. We have to find out information about stuff by conducting our own research. If I would have listened to the media when they said Chick-Fil-A donated 5million to “hate” groups without conducting my own research, I would have been on the band-wagon like everyone else, banning & bashing this business without knowing the REAL TRUTH! It is not that serious. There is nothing wrong with standing up for what we believe in. I support Chick-Fil-A

    • MotherBushIsBack

      Hi KeeKee. Winshape gives money to Family Research Council. Google them to see the statements they have made about gay people.

      • Lesley

        Hi MotherBush,
        Obama gave money to Reverend Wright’s church for over 20 years. Google him to see statements made about white people.

    • Lesley

      THANK YOU! That is the entire problem with trying to have a discussion regarding this whole issue. No one does their research. They read a short headline, make assumptions, make up their own facts, and run with it. That’s why you can’t debate with them. They refuse to see or hear the actual truth and when confronted with the truth, they come back with insults and derogatory labels. It’s a pathetic downward spiral of lost civility and meaningful discussion and debate.

  • RR

    Just like conservatives have been doing for decades (and back when they had the numbers to make a difference) choosing where you spend your money is as American as apple pie. It is NOT intolerant. With that logic every boycott is an act of intolerance, and BOY do conservatives know how to boycott! (Think Disney, Ellen [after she came out of the closet], stores that wish people a “happy holiday” instead of a “merry christmas,” etc.). That is not intolerance; it is consciously making a choice not to support groups you feel will harm you, however misled you are.

    Boycotting Chik-Fil-A is an appropriate response for those feel that what Kathy said was ignorant and/or bigoted. “Boycotts are powerful movements. Their intent is to deny the corporation customer business to demonstrate that they have made a wrong decision. Boycotting puts that decision on exhibit for the world to see. ” Its not even about money most of the time. It is about the negative press. Right now Chik-Fil-A is reporting record profits, but there will forever be a stigma and in 20 years it will be the minority who see homosexuality as an “abomination” and this will be a mar on Chik-Fil-A’s record. Those who are fiercely supporting Chik-Fil-A right now because it is a hot political topic will still eat there, but not like they are now. Their lives will go back to normal and they won’t be running to Chik-Fil-A daily to support “the biblical definition of marriage.” Then the records profits will dwindle back to normal. But the gays and those who love them will always remember that their money is going to a group that wants to ensure that people can not marry those they love and these people will not go back to “business as usual.” They will never eat there again. Chik-Fil-A will lose in the long run. Love, after all, is a powerful motivator.

  • Charmaine

    Bristol, I’m quite irritated you are grouping liberal views with “cool advertising.” Liberals don’t care about advertising; it’s more about the principal of the matter. We all knew Chick-fil-A was a Christian company, but the fact that the CEO gives money to anti-supporting gay marriage organizations is clear discrimination of gays. I am fully straight, but as a supporter of gay marriage, why would I contribute to the CEOs funds?
    Liberals aren’t for ‘diveristy’, but for equality. Having two gay aunts and a gay godmother I respect their love for their partners and hope to see their love in a bond of marriage. Gay marriage isn’t hurting anyone or degrading the meaning of marriage. Marriage is an unbreakable bond between two people who love each other.
    I think Chick-fil-a’s and other mainstream companies for and against gay marriage has altered the concept into something more than it should be. People are now not thinking for themselves, but relying on public figures to decide whether it is right or wrong.

  • Scott Soenksen

    Liberalism is a mental disorder. Pass the waffle fries!

  • Lia McCarthy

    Bristol…. I think you should take a moment and really try to see things from a different prospective. The way you separate people and world issues into groups is quite ignorant.
    I am what you would call a “Liberal” (like it’s such a bad thing). I refuse to live under a rock and I strongly think that all people should be accepted for who they are. I am not saying that you are not entitled to your opinion, but the way the gay community gets treated is exactly like segregation. You may not believe that gay relationships or same sex marriages are morally right; however, does it hurt you in anyway? Does it make you have to live your life differently? You have the right to live your life however you like, and so should everyone else.
    Bristol… really think about your life, obviously you are not perfect in people’s eyes. Think about all of the hurtful things that have been said. Think about how you felt. Now think about how the gay community must feel. Constantly being picked on and ridiculed.
    All I ask is that you try to see things from a more neutral point of view.

  • Tadashi Latimore

    I fully support same sex marriage they have every right to marry who they wish. They are two consenting adults who love each other enough to get married and have a family together how dare anyone say that marriage is between a man and a woman, what if I said marriage should ONLY be between a man and a man and a woman and a woman? Everyone has the right to marry the person that loves them and that they love and any ignorant bigot should keep their mouth shut, you are free to be against it but to keep people from marrying is a tyranical approach.

  • B. Keith Phelps

    What a GREAT example of Bristol Palin’s inability to think critically & her ability to twist the meaning of the word “tolerance”! Sorry, Ms. Palin: defending oneself against a bully is QUITE a different concept from BEING the bully. Standing up against the oppressors that have actively sought to oppress our rights as LGBT people in this country & around the world is NOT the same thing as being intolerant of what they believe in the privacy of their own lives & being the oppressors. Not a SINGLE TIME IN HISTORY have I EVER read or heard that a bill was introduced by the LGBT community in an attempt to prevent the church from being able to gather to worship on Sundays. Or to attempt to stifle people from being able to express their dissent w/the gay “lifestyle”. Or to prevent heterosexuals from marrying… or having sex… or doing anything they please, for that matter! Case closed. You have no leg to stand on w/this argument, Ms. Palin, & furthermore, it only serves to make you look rather silly – that you can’t see the difference between the 2. Same-sex marriage proponents & LGBT aren’t (or at least weren’t) against Mr. Cathy, Chick-fil-a, nor the Bible, Christians, or any of that other stuff… they are against it when those & other people/businesses/religious institutions/etc attempt to muscle in on their freedoms & start denying them their personal rights & control their definition of family & what goes on in their private bedroom. Mr. Cathy’s views on same-sex marriage were NEVER the problem & I dare say, still aren’t – & while his making them public would’ve probably angered & ruffled a few of the LGBT community, to be sure (I mean, after all, why does a business really even need to have a stance on same-sex marriage in the first place? I’ll tell you why – it wasn’t necessary except for those businesses that wanted to support their gay employees by offering them the benefits denied them by other employers, & thus, those businesses got tired of the bullying going on & a few decided to make public their support. Naturally, this spurred opposition from those same bullies that started the problem to begin w/, & they had to be certain to make it known that their businesses did NOT support the gay community in any way.) But Mr. Cathy’s use of business funds to further the cause of organizations that have called for the death penalty in Uganda for homosexuals that have been known to ever have consensual gay sex a single time, & a life sentence for those that have been reported as being gay (yes, even by everyday “civilian” citizens) but have not had sex that they know of or can prove (meaning I could go tell the police that my neighbor is gay, & he could be arrested & possibly go to prison for life if he appears a little effeminate & the court considers that as “evidence” that he is indeed gay – but being arrested & going to jail for ANY amount of time on the bullcrap charge of BEING anything is in & of itself a horrible travesty of justice – like arresting someone for being red-headed or left-handed – you’re supposed to charge people/arrest them when they’ve DONE something criminal; not BEEN something you think is wrong or bad); have tried to undo &/or prevent any & all gay rights from existence (i.e. – trying to re-criminalize sex between two consenting same-sex adults); have tried to reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the military (because, as 1 of the leaders of 1 of his donated-to organizations put it: if men in the military are able to be open about being gay, it makes them more likely to molest other men in the military!), & all such nonsense as that… these things ARE the problem they have with the aforementioned folks/organizations – not that we disagree w/what they believe or how they live. Mr. Cathy & the people & organizations mentioned above are GREAT examples of intolerance, plain & simple, sprinkled with a VERY healthy dose of ignorance, stupidity, & foolishness. And people who claim their religious rights are violated by having to see gay people together or married are absolutely delusional anyway. We, as Americans, have no rights, religious or otherwise, to not have to see or witness things that make us uncomfortable or that we disagree with. It makes me uncomfortable to have to occasionally see a man with his tongue jammed down his girlfriend’s mouth in the grocery store line – where it’s entirely inappropriate and uncalled for! But it’s not a violation of my rights, my religious freedoms/rights, nor any other freedoms I may think I have. It’s simply a display that’s in bad taste by 2 people that obviously don’t have good sense enough to keep their behavior around others within a socially acceptable level. So no, you shouldn’t have to see 2 men or 2 women make out while your children are there with you (or when they’re not)… but nor should you see that with a heterosexual couple. And when it’s nothing more than a couple (same-sex or opposite) holding hands, standing close, or looking at each other lovingly – GET OVER IT. Your children are going to know there are gay people in the world LONG before you wish they did no matter what you tell them or don’t, and no matter what they see or they don’t. Now, those things said, I am not advocating for ANYBODY or ANYTHING that violates anyone else’s personal rights/freedoms – rape, incest, molestation of children – all those things are sick, twisted, illegal, and people should be held accountable by the law – and they’re also an entirely different situation than same-sex marriage and loving relationships. Arguments that same-sex marriage opens the door for incestuous marriage or is no different than a 40-year old wanting to marry a 13-year old fall totally flat, and if you can’t see why, then you’re too inane to understand any topic suitable for adult discussion to begin with, so none of this matters to you. But marriage and relationships (including sex in private) between any two consenting adults is between those two consenting adults, period. Trying to deny that right to certain people because you feel they shouldn’t do it or because you believe they shouldn’t based on your religion (& so hence, you say “it’s not me that says they shouldn’t, it’s God that says so” – that’s your religious belief & doesn’t represent everyone else equally, & thus, cannot be used to ascertain which people get rights and which ones don’t, as stated in the constitution of the US when it says that NO law shall be made that is based solely on religion/religious belief) is attempting to deny those people their freedoms & rights, & it should bother you to do that as much as it bothers you to imagine them attempting to take away your right to worship or marry your loved one of the opposite sex. When ANY person is oppressed, nobody is free. It’s extremely easy to not be concerned with the outcome of such a vote (like Amendment One in NC & other states with similar constitutional bans/votes on them) when you’ve never had to imagine not having such a right in your life, & won’t have to either way the vote goes. But try imagining it’s YOU & YOUR rights on the chopping block & up for public vote and see how that feels to you. Someone recently said (& I apologize that I can’t remember who it was at this moment), “that’s the funny thing about rights – they’re not supposed to be up for a vote!” And she was EXACTLY RIGHT!! They’re supposed to be yours, undeniable, inalienable, iron-clad and guaranteed. Nobody is supposed to be able to vote on whether or not you can say you disagree w/the government in America; your right to pursue happiness in America; your right to work & earn a living…. yet this is what is happening w/LGBT people – these people think they’re supposed to be able to vote away this group’s rights, simply based on having the majority opinion @ that particular moment, giving them the upper hand. I wonder how “up for a vote” they’d be if someone put a bill on the table that stood to take away their right to assemble for the purpose of worshiping? Somehow, I’m willing to bet my bottom dollar we’d then be hearing the EXACT same statements I’ve just made – about how rights are not supposed to be voted on, & their rights are supposed to be sacred, immutable, inalienable, undeniable, & every other word you can think of to guarantee that they are THEIRS & they belong to them inherently from the moment they’re born until death!! Well, try remember that for EVERYONE – not just when it applies to those you agree w/& have the same religious convictions as… Bristol! So in summary, yes, I believe in & support YOUR right (Ms. Palin & all others) to believe whatever it is that you do in your daily life, religious & otherwise; & more specifically for Ms. Palin, I believe in & support your right to be just as ignorant & downright stupid as you’ve shown yourself to be in this article! But for your own sake, our sake, and for God’s sake, educate yourself & try to think things through a little better BEFORE you go writing about them. Good grief! You make everyone w/similar beliefs look bad when you write things that inane. At least those of us with any sense at all are able to understand & realize that not everyone that is religious or even just against the notion of same-sex marriage is as silly as yourself.

  • Jess Cairns

    The problem is not that the president of Chik-fil-a has these beliefs, but that the company makes an entire group of people, who have done nothing to deserve it, feel unwelcome. This goes past expressing an opinion and becomes discrimination when you use your belief to control who eats at your restaurant. Discrimination is never something to be celebrated.
    I am neither Liberal nor Conservative. I share a few beliefs with each side, and both have severe flaws. However, the simple point of this comment is that the problem people have with Chik-fil-a isn’t the opinion, but the discrimination.

  • Shawn

    “So, did liberals embrace Chick-fil-A, as a mark of their tolerance and diversity?”… I guess I’m confused… what’s tolerant about Chick-fil-A’s stance on this? Are they trying to prove that liberals aren’t tolerant to their opinion or are they trying to prove that conservatives are in no way tolerant? Liberals aren’t tolerant to bigotry if that’s what they’re asking.

  • Bob

    Yo Blue, a slight difference. Christmas has been with us for 2000 years. James Dobson does ask for boycotts and a certain group of people (like 85% who count themselves as Christians) may or may not follow his lead. This mayor and others are talking about not allowing a person to open a business which costs both income and labor to that city. And that’s permanent not temporary like Dobson’s. Sorry Blue, bit one is boycotting, the other intolerance, Nazi like and plain wrong…like you.

  • Nova

    They mayor of chitcago isn’t the market.

  • Truth101

    You can show all the general polls you want but almost everytime same-sex marriage is put on the ballot at the state level it is voted down.

    Why is that?

  • William Shipley

    Polls have been changing in the last few months, and seem to now be trending in favor of same-sex marriage. Nevertheless, it is clearly a position on which America is closely divided. What is strange is that the limitation of marriage to a man and a woman is not an extreme position. It was the universal law of the land a very short time ago, Barack Obama was elected proclaiming it as his view. This is certainly a mainstream view whether agreed to by a slight majority or a slight minority. Agree or not, it should not be considered extreme.
    More interestingly is Bristol’s observation on the fact that the only diversity that the Left is interested in is skin color. Diversity of opinion is definitely not welcome. But, if you reflect on this, it means that the left has an inherently racist view of the world, that the only important difference between people is the color of their skin. I would argue that there are vast variations in life experience and opinon which is not decided by the color of our skin. The content of our character is far more important.

  • Patricia Carole Graef

    Good reply…and I agree…

  • GrizzlyMom

    Without attendees they have NO money.

  • Truth

    Pete, You are one little sissy whiner. Nobody is telling you to hang around here.

  • idesign

    I can see your face turning green from my house..:)

  • VKKippy

    Pete, you have it pretty much wrong, those of us that come here do so because we share core beliefs with Bristol and her entire family. If you don’t like Bristol or her show, why don’t you just go away from this blog and find someone you could really get behind, like say, Obama? Your sarcasm is not appreciated.

  • Truth

    Pat, Stop making thinks up. You sound like a nut.

  • liberty

    Tell me Grizzlymom have you recently become an IDIOT or were you just born that way inquireing minds would like to know.

  • Diggertoo

    And you call liberals intolerant? Isn’t your statement a little like the pot calling the kettle black?