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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:03 pm

A Wendy’s franchise owner steps into a big bucket of something warm and brown that is not hamburger


Jim Furmen, CEO of Tar Heel Capital, which owns 86 Wendy’s franchises in North Carolina, says he stands with Chick-Fil-A. Fine; I and mine are walking elsewhere.

Image (and story h/t): TowleRoad.com

ATTN: Jim Furmen, CEO, Tar Heel Capital.

I’m a Republican, a conservative and a Christian. And it is because of, not in spite of, those affiliations and the beliefs that undergird them that I will not patronize any Wendy’s franchise owned by Tar Heel Capital so long as the company supports Chick-Fil-A’s bigoted stand.

If you don’t like gay people getting married, don’t marry one.

And repent and come to Jesus, you jackass.

8 Comments »

  1. I wasn’t exactly crazy about Wendy’s to begin with. It’s one thing for Franklin Graham to sock puppet his doddering old dad and quite another to step on your own businesses to express solidarity with the social retards. As Doug Clark said, this just leaves more business for Bojangles.

    Comment by Fec — Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:49 pm @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  2. Well, these are people who need to feel persecuted so as to feel right with the Lord, and if they’re not actually being persecuted, which most aren’t, they’ll provoke something to give them a pretext for claiming they are. Clinically, I suspect that they are, in a very twisted sense, treating others as they think they deserve to be treated, because it takes a fairly low level of self-esteem to be able to feel better by making others who don’t deserve it feel worse.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:56 pm @ 9:56 pm | Reply

  3. Jeepers, that was good.

    Comment by Fec — Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:22 pm @ 10:22 pm | Reply

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  5. If the Twitterati is to be believed, the corporate office made the Tar Heel Capital locations take down the signs after pictures of the Asheville locations were posted online. Her Battiness Michelle Malkin fussed at Wendy’s for it in a tweet and of course now the homophobes are chiming in.

    The THC website is conveniently down for renovation.

    Comment by Shannon — Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:38 pm @ 10:38 pm | Reply

  6. Dumbasses.

    Comment by Roch — Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:57 pm @ 10:57 pm | Reply

  7. Lex –”Well, these are people who need to feel persecuted so as to feel right with the Lord, and if they’re not actually being persecuted, which most aren’t, they’ll provoke something to give them a pretext for claiming they are.”

    Yeah, you’d think that when folks provoke a boycott they should get one. Instead they provoked a buycott.

    Freedom of religion, opinion, belief, and speech certainly do bite.

    Comment by bonfire — Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:30 pm @ 11:30 pm | Reply

  8. @bonfire: It’s no secret that North Carolina is full of bigots and homophobes, particularly if you were here on May 8. But any bigot/homophobe who thinks it’s OK to spend money on groups that want to deny others equal rights is violating Christ’s Second Great Commandment. In short, Dan Cathey is free to spend his money how he wants (and I and others who disagree are free to take our business elsewhere just as the bigots are free to make a meaningless, one-day show of support), but he doesn’t get to do that AND call himself a Christian. Besides, as Greensboro of all places ought to know, not so long ago people here were saying that African Americans sitting at the Wooloworth’s lunch counter was a violation of Woolworth’s rights, and we know how that turned out.

    The pro-equality contingent is on the right side of Christ’s teachings and the right side of history. The letter of the law will catch up eventually, dragging its tail behind it.

    Comment by Lex — Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:50 am @ 8:50 am | Reply


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