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Anti-Gay Event Offers Free Chick-fil-A

by Ryan Dixon .
Friday May 24, 2013

Cornerstone Baptist Temple in Dayton, Ohio took an ad out in their local paper offering $25 Chick-fil-A gift cards to married straight couples that attended an event honoring what the church called "Biblical marriage."

In a statement to The Huffington Post, Chick-fil-A said the event was not sponsored by Chick-fil-A or any of its Dayton restaurants. The gift cards were purchased by a local restaurant and donated to the church for their Sunday event.

The ad, which was first posted to Reddit, has sparked a conversation that seems to be aimed more at the guest speaker, Tom Raper, than the anti-gay theme of the event. The post range from poking fun at Raper's last name, to pointing out the fact he apparently runs an organization to help promote his religious beliefs in Richmond, Indiana.

"He's a devout fundy, and has formed the Tom Raper Foundation to spread his beliefs," says Reddit user gwok2. "When you actually get to the Richmond, Indiana area most of the billboards along I-70 are either for the world's largest camper/RV dealer (Tom Raper) or his religious foundation."

Raper sold his RV business in 2002, but the company still bears his name.

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  • Bob K, 2013-05-24 02:48:48

    Their website says they started in the pastor’s living room nearly 50 years ago --- I guess they liked that time period so well that they stayed in it. Obviously the Chik Fulla Hate franchisee donated the cards to drum up the early dinner business, and make up for the loss of younger customers

  • WayGay, 2013-05-24 07:17:06

    Chick-puke-A is fast becoming the symbol of ignorance and intolerance. Not so great for a business model.

  • , 2013-05-24 21:48:07

    Chick Fil A and Hobby Lobby, definitely 2 places to avoid.

  • , 2013-05-25 18:05:44

    No more free publicity for this artery clogging biz.

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