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Chick-Fil-A: FRG Republican Organizing Customer Appreciation Day

Andrew Gasser, of Fox River Grove, is rallying for a customer appreciation day Thursday when the new Chick-Fil-A restaurant opens in Crystal Lake.


With all the controversery swirling around the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain throughout the country, Crystal Lake's restaurant was left out since it is not scheduled to open until Thursday.

For that reason, Andrew Gasser, a republican precinct committeeman from Fox River Grove, is organizing a special Customer Appreciation Day for the Crystal Lake Chick-Fil-A, which opens Aug. 9, at 4812 Route 14, in front of Menards just west of Route 31.

"Come out and support the grand opening of our very own Chick-Fil-A right here in Crystal Lake," Gasser has posted in a flier and on his website. "All of us have heard about and many participated in a Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. Now we can show our support again by visiting this new business in Crystal Lake."

Gasser is listed as a "conservative republican, Tea Party leaders and proud American" on his website. His flier addresses Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's position on the Chick-Fil-A controversery.

"Mayor Rahm Emmanuel of Chicago said that Chick-Fil-A doesn't represent 'Chicago Values,'" Gasser said. "Well, tell me Mr. Mayor, just who does represent voter fraud, graft and corruption anyways?"

"Chick-Fil-A may not represent Chicago values, but they sure do represent McHenry County values."

The political firestorm regarding the popular chicken franchise started when Chick-Fil-A company president Don Cathy voiced his support for "the traditional family" on the Ken Coleman show. The comments sparked blacklash from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) advocates and bloggers, according to an article in the Huffington Post.

Susan Tuohy August 08, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I guess I did agree to matt's comment from earlier but I should have said it was the second half of his comment. Since I have never eaten there I don't know what is in it. I was agreeing how absurd it was that this guy was organizing a customer appreciation day...think of something better to do for your village!
DalaiMama August 09, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Susan-- Your use of the words "evil" and "hatred" when describing me is precisely the stereotypical response you are complaining about, right? And just think about if gay marriage were legalized, and your 9 year old daughter has sex education in school. Do you want her exposed to the details of anal sex??? BECAUSE IT WILL HAPPEN. Im all for love and understanding and rainbows and unicorns, but when it comes to my children, I refuse to expose them to sinful and un-natural lifestyles that my religion forbids. Obviously you dont agree, and that's fine... just try to respect my views and Ill respect yours. Name calling, over generalizations, and relentless bullying is not helping your cause.
Susan Tuohy August 09, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I hope gay marriage does get legalized because as I said before I believe in equality. I'm sure you wanted to say more to me because of the views I have but I am sure you held back....I respect your views and I do not have a cause as you might think and bullying? I did not bully in any way. I think you need to read back your response to me and take a long hard look at yourself....from what I see no one in your family is gay because if they were I am sure you would have nothing to do with them. I can not even go back and forth with you anymore because honestly you are not worth my time. I am just glad I do not know your real name because I am hoping I do not know who you are. Make sure you button down the hatches and keep your children away from all the gay people...you might catch it!


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