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  • Chick-fil-A to New York: ‘no political agenda’

    May 11 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chick-fil-A to New York: ‘no political agenda’

    Homosexual New York councilman Danny Dromm has urged the boycott of a Chick-fil-A scheduled to open in Queens this fall, releasing an official press statement accusing the chain of supporting groups opposed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered lifestyles. Mayor Bill de Blasio counseled citizens not to frequent the chain ...

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  • Chick-fil-A blocked from Denver airport for now

    August 24 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chick-fil-A blocked from Denver airport for now

    A committee of the Denver City Council has stalled a routine approval of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Denver International Airport after at least four council members expressed disapproval of the company’s alleged opposition to same-sex marriage. The committee will take up the matter again at its Sept. 1 meeting.

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  • Truett Cathy: His ‘good name’ celebrated

    September 12 2014 by Tim Palmer, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Truett Cathy: His ‘good name’ celebrated

    The life of Truett Cathy was celebrated by 2,000 people who packed the auditorium of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ga., and hundreds more in an overflow room Wednesday (Sept. 10). The memorial service encompassed stirring music and humor – and an overriding testimony to a patriarchal faith in Jesus Christ.

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  • 2012 – A glance back at stories of the year

    December 31 2012 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    2012 – A glance back at stories of the year

    As 2012 came to a somber close – one that included a deadly hurricane, a divisive presidential election and a horrific elementary school shooting – many might conclude it was a difficult year. But for North Carolina Baptists, – and others throughout the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) – it also was a year of church planting, strong missions giving, outreach and signs of hope for the future.

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  • Baptist Press’ most-read stories of 2012

    December 27 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A story that put Chick-fil-A in the national spotlight and led to hundreds of thousands of customers showing their support is Baptist Press’ most-read story of 2012. That’s according to Google Analytics, which tracks web traffic. In fact, four of the Top 10 stories for 2012 were about Chick-fil-A. But the list also shows readers were interested in matters of doctrine and Bible history.

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  • Visits to Chick-fil-A increase after controversy

    October 26 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Visits to Chick-fil-A increase after controversy

    Visits to Chick-fil-A restaurants increased by 2.2 percent in the third quarter, apparently driven by those supporting the restaurant in the face of criticism over the issue of gay marriage.

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  • Chick-fil-A’s Cathy still backs ‘biblical families’

    Chick-fil-A still supports “biblical families,” company president Dan Cathy said Oct. 3 during a brief interview with an Atlanta TV station.

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  • Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy: We have made no concessions

    September 21 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy: We have made no concessions

    Following reports that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop funding certain traditional family groups in order to get approval for a new Chicago restaurant, company President Dan Cathy said Sept. 21 the restaurant made no concessions and “we remain true to who we are.”

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  • Chick-fil-A Day: N.C., thousands across country show support

    A television news crew set up their gear Wednesday at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Apex, N.C. to capture the action as cars snaked around the parking lot and people lined up outside the building. A poster on Randy Dye’s parked vehicle carried the message: "Supporting: Christian Values, American Business, First Amendment, Chick-fil-A.”

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  • Billy Graham plans to ‘Eat Mor Chikin’

    July 27 2012 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham plans to ‘Eat Mor Chikin’

    With many media outlets covering the recent controversy over statements made by Chick-fil-A’s president, more people have begun publicly supporting the business. Evangelist Billy Graham released a statement July 26 supporting Chick-fil-A and its stance on the traditional family.

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  • Experts: Politicians can’t legally block Chick-fil-A

    July 27 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    Attempts by Chicago and Boston politicians to block the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurants because of the company president’s views on marriage would be unconstitutional and also set a dangerous precedent for other businesses, say several attorneys.

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  • ‘Chick-fil-A Day’ sign-up tops 175,000

    July 26 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Chick-fil-A Day’ sign-up tops 175,000

    More than 175,000 people have signed up so far to take part in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Aug. 1, despite the fact that Facebook workers may have censored the event page for about 12 hours Tuesday.

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  • Seminary to support ‘Chick-fil-A Day’ Aug. 1

    July 26 2012 by Keith Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will be buying chicken sandwiches for faculty, staff and students on Aug. 1 to show its support for Chick-Fil-A as part of a nationwide initiative launched by former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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  • Huckabee launches ‘Chick-fil-A Day’ for Aug. 1

    July 24 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Huckabee launches ‘Chick-fil-A Day’ for Aug. 1

    Former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is “incensed” at the way Chick-fil-A has been treated in recent days, and he is launching a nationwide Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day for Aug. 1, urging people to visit the restaurant that day or to make their support known via social media.

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  • Editor recounts ‘positive’ Chick-fil-A story; some reports ‘distorted’

    July 20 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    Editor recounts ‘positive’ Chick-fil-A story; some reports ‘distorted’

    As debate continues to swirl over comments made by Chick-fil-A’s president, the Biblical Recorder’s editor described many media reports of his conversation with the company’s president as “distorted.”

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