National ‘Chick-PHIL-A Day’ to support free speech explodes; wear camos

Another national grassroots movement is underway with over 46,000 patriots joining in to support “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s right to free speech.

Chick-Phil-A National Support Day” is a Facebook page and event started earlier this week by Eric Odom – cofounder and managing director of LibertyNEWS.com – and others, solely “from a grassroots view” to urge support of “two of the biggest brands to have, in recent history, come under fire for sharing an opinion on personal faith-based beliefs:” Chick-fil-A and Phil Robertson.

Via Facebook

Via Facebook

Screen Shot 2013-12-26 at 9.03.12 AM“Join the movement to support Chick-fil-a and Phil Robertson by wearing cam/Duck Commander gear to eat at a Chick-fil-a on January 21, 2014,” the event reads, and since Monday, over 46,000 people are planning to do just that.

Odom, who was behind the launch of the of the Facebook page “Stand With Phil Robertson” that has almost 1.6 million “Likes,” and along with Grassfire.com – “a million-strong network of grassroots conservatives,” – has one of the largest petitions signed for Robertson in a week, told BizPac Review that he is more of an “activist-type, more activist minded,” and wanted to find a way for patriots to take the next step.

“In my head I was trying to address the question people who signed the petition, fanned and shared the page were asking about what action could [be taken] next,” Odom said.

After brainstorming with a few others last Saturday, Odom said the “similarities” between Phil Robertson and the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A in 2012 came up and they recalled the success of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Aug. 1, 2012.

Odom launched the “Chick-Phil-A National Support Day,” Monday as a way for people to “make a unified, one day statement” of support for Robertson, Chick-fil-A and free speech, he told BizPac Review.

“There is this 900 pound gorilla or this sleeping giant out there that doesn’t like being prodded and poked and we feel like we’re being prodded and poked,” he said. “And we would rather just mind our own business and be left alone, but if you are just going to push and push and push and push, eventually your going to wake the thing up and it’s going to come out screaming. And that’s what the January 21 event is, to show undeniable support.”

You will recall in July 2012 Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy coming under fire for saying the company stands behind the “biblical definition of the family.”

According to the interview Cathy gave the Baptist Press:

Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

“We operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,” Cathy emphasized.

The ensuing backlash led to “record setting” sales as thousands of supporters showed up on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Aug. 1, 2012.

Now, thousands are planning to line up again to support Robertson’s right to free speech after his controversial comments on homosexuality led to his indefinite suspension from A&E’s top rated show, “Duck Dynasty.”

To be clear, Odom reiterated to BizPac Review he has had no communication with Chick-fil-A and he has the following disclaimer on the Facebook page:

NOT AFFILIATED WITH CHICK-FIL-A OR PHIL ROBERTSON! This page is independent and organized from a grassroots view. There has been no communication with either brand/company and we chose to do this on our own.

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR
About Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR

  • Lewis Walter

    GOOD FOR THEM!!!!! GO FOR IT!!!!

  • JC

    A good woman is hard to find. Mainly because these boys are waiting until they get to be about 20 years old before they marry ‘em. Look, you wait till they get to be about 20 years old, they only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You gotta marry these girls when they’re 15 or 16, they’ll pick your ducks. END QUOTE. You support a child molester way to go!!

    • http://kankurosdoll.deviantart.com/ Pookaloo

      My great grandmother married the love of her life at 14, and he was about 15-20 years older than her. Her parents asked her if that’s what she wanted, and she said ‘yes’. They both went on to have 9 children (she lost a couple though) and lived a happy, normal life.

      But then again that’s when people (and children) were taught responsibility in life, and not only when they hit 18+.

      • Washington22

        Times were seriously about following the Lord, loving family, and surviving. That was how people lived. Is it better today with cell phones, tattoos, abortion? The youth of today have a huge disadvantage because of their lack of parenting………It’s hard to make a comparison between then and now. Phil was speaking of another era and he wasn’t wrong. What goes on today is just as hard to understand, times were so very different.. JC is ignorant.

      • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

        So Great Grandpa was a pervert?

    • Will Seay

      My Grandmother was 16. your ignorance in determining what is molestation and what is a good and real relationship is skewed. I am sure you support Homosexual lifestyles, so that is not surprising.

      • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

        So if the homosexuals are having sex with 14 – 16 year old’s but legally marry them first.. is that OK with you?

    • bartkat

      Moronic.

    • REN

      Seriously, JC? What an ignorant comment. I agree with Pookaloo. Most 14 year olds in that day were way more mature and adult like than most 24 year olds today. Many in their 30′s are still playing video games and are out of touch with reality as much as the LGBT proponents. Hollywood continues to promote this garbage and we know how in touch with reality they are. Many hands-off parents today think it’s like flipping a switch and at 18 something magical happens and an entitled punk kid all of a sudden is a selfless and responsible adult capable of making wise choices. Want to talk child molestation? That is exactly where the homosexual agenda is taking us. Do you really think they have moral sexual boundaries? The Jerry Sandusky thing will be more commonplace and he may even get a pardon. Horrendous!! Phil’s statement took way more courage than yours.

    • Washington22

      Seriously? Is this all you’ve got?

    • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

      Christians have always been supporters of pedophilia… as long as its straight white pedophilia.. that’s “different” that the other pedophilia.

      • enigmaticaluna

        Your comment is foolish… Christians has not been supporters of pedophilia, at least a true Christians, like everything else, it’s allot phony out there.
        What I don’t gather, is the support of LBGT for muslims, attacking Christians, that don’t agree with their “dead style” but respect them, while muslims do kill, gays, stone, slash, hang… do this make sense? besides being pedophilia, maybe that it’s the part that gay’s support, for them abusing children should be normal and ok… this world is very twist and we are surround by idiots… but heck, fools do and said what fools are.

        • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

          So its pointed out to you that straight Christians support the practice of legal marriage to children and you somehow magically make the leap to link pedophilia and homosexuals?

      • linedancer2

        It’s nasty for straight and homosex. they are putting their club in the trash can (ugh, that is were your poop is to come out) and wonder why they get strange diseases??? God made man then he made woman for man…..they have the right equipment to have children…so many today are missing morals….It’s an “if want to do it I can” world today….good luck.

        • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

          Well, that would be really great if humans were the only species that exhibited homosexuality and of course if other species also had gods created by them to hate the homosexual species in their midst.

          • REN

            Fozzy, I don’t expect people like you to understand the nature of sin or the way things were intended to be. Other species would need to be more intelligent and if they were, they wouldn’t behave like animals. So when people behave like animals, I suppose they are choosing to be ignorant.

          • shb

            Other species also exhibit cannibalism (eating their own offspring). Does that make it o.k.?

    • Kari James

      you are a complete idiot you moron!!!! Go find Libtard site to spout your foolishness on!!!!

      • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

        You do realize that’s a direct quote from your god Phil?

    • mac12sam12

      Now they’re child molesters? Embrace the duck Sparky!! Duck you!!

    • Hunt

      He was obviously referring to his own marriage. Back in the day young marriage was OK if approved by the parents. My mother married at 16 and is still married after more than 55 years. Compare that to today’s marriages.

    • Paul Adcock

      My Grandma married my Grandpa and she was only 16. They did have a rocky start, but, thanks to Jesus, their marriage is still in tact after over 50 years.

    • Cani Lupine

      Yep, it’s all that homosexuality that leads to pedophilia!

  • Ethan Meyers

    I work at Chick-Fil-A… I’m looking forward to this!

    • Rabelrouser

      Ethan, We WILL be there!!!

    • Washington22

      We’re coming. Buy extra so you don’t run out and have a few extra employees at- the -ready.

  • Sandy

    It’s a great day for this, the birthday of Thomas Jonathan (there he stands like a stone wall” Jackson. Chick-fil-A and the Robertsons need to continue to stand like stone walls in a corrupt and lewd society.

    • Rabelrouser

      The same President Jackson who said: “If the American People knew tonight about the central banking system, Washington would be ashes in the Morning”
      Sounds like a great day to celebrate American Patriots, Freedoms and Rights!!!
      Opps!, That was Andrew Jackson’s quote. Sorry, but then again, another great patriot.

    • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

      Traitors till the end?

      • Rabelrouser

        Fozzy, I figured out that you are a stand up comic trying out new material; not bad!!
        Ill bet the limo – party crowd loves you in their enclaves.

    • shb

      “It’s a great day at Chick-fil-A” is how we answered the phone when I worked there as a teenager (about a million years ago!)

  • ItsNotTheSameThing

    I’ll be there! I might even stop by today, after I leave Hobby Lobby.

    • auntielib

      LOL! That’s even better yet, a veritable hat trick, as it were! Duck Commander camo, shopping at Hobby Lobby, and dining at Chik-Fil-A!

      • fideux

        Hobby Lobby should introduce a line of “Duck Commander” gear. One stop shopping!

        • auntielib

          EXCELLENT suggestion!

    • Washington22

      Good, you don’t have to wait. Be sure to smile and mention what’s coming up and why you are especially supporting them……..they need to know. Write the company. I’m going to.

  • Ollie

    let the LGBT eat duck !!

    • Diana Davis

      I’m kind of thinking crow would be a better dietary supplement for the LGBT and Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton.

      • matism

        The time is fast approaching for them and their enablers to eat lead.

        • Ole Man

          Wow. Aren’t you a brave little cowboy using the internet to make threats.

          • Rabelrouser

            Sometimes, threats and promises get confused, but I guess his sentiment is still the same.

          • matism

            Your buds over at the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange on Hazeltine Drive in Orlando know where I live. Why dontcha swing on by there, pick ‘em up, and come on down and let’s party!

          • Rabelrouser

            27th FF 111Div

        • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

          You assume that “the enablers” are unarmed and are not better and killing people than you? LOL.. Go Custer GO!!

          • matism

            I make no such assumption. I don’t expect to get out of this life alive anyway. And I intend to honor my oath to the Constitution. Unlike those enablers. I do, however, assume those enablers are not armed when they are sleeping. And am quite willing to deal with them using their very own Rules of Engagement.

          • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

            You never sleep either?

          • Rabelrouser

            ROE = Murphys Law’s of Combat

  • Gerald C Sherman

    I have marked the event in my 2014 Weekly Minder and unless I am either in the hospital or in the Pokie I shall enjoy two chicken sandwiches, no lettuce, medium fries, and an un-sweet iced tea.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I will also. But, the only Chick-fil-a is at David Lipscomb College which is pro-homosexual. It’s employees are blacks.

      • auntielib

        (grin) Blacks sure do seem to like fried chicken, don’t they! And David Lipscomb College proves it!

        • Ole Man

          And white Southerners don’t?

          • Doug

            Most Southerners prefer Chicken Kiev or General Tso’s Chicken.

          • Ole Man

            Carpet baggin’ yankees or half-backs maybe.
            But true Southerners want it fried.

    • Washington22

      Gerald, you are so funny. I enjoyed and laughed out loud! I think the “pokie” got me. Haven’t heard that in a long time. What a hoot! Got your order already, huh?

  • disqus_BLN09GquEo

    The only problem I have with this is that the Cathy’s were nowhere to be found on Chic-fil-A Day, and, as far as I know, haven’t been heard from since. That said, I love what you’re doing and will be in line to buy my chicken sandwich just like last time! Thanks for what you’re doing!

  • American-By-Choice

    Love it!

  • Ben Salvo

    Chick-fil-A Introduces Duck Biscuit in Support of Phil Robertson http://salvograms.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/news/

    • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

      for dick biscuits?