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Evangelicals fire back with Chick-fil-A ‘buy-cott’

Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has organized a Chick-fil-A “buy-cott” for Wednesday, Aug.1 after he became “incensed at the vitriolic assaults” on the Atlanta-based fast food chain in the wake of company COO Dan Cathy's comments on same-sex marriage.

Cathy, son of the company's founder Truett Cathy, told the Baptist Press in a recent interview that the company was “guilty as charged” in its opposition to same-sex marriages.

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

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Out Christian singer Jennifer Knapp performs Thursday

Former Christian singer Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp, who won a Dove Award for Christian music before coming out as a lesbian in 2010, performs her folk-rock tunes Thursday at The Village church in Hapeville, Ga.

Knapp came out publicly before the 2010 release of "Letting Go," her first album in nine years, which had included a seven-year hiatus in Australia.

"I was just living my life in Australia considering who I was before God. It’s been helpful for me to take that time to become confident in who I am," Knapp told GA Voice in 2010.

"One of the biggest problems for (the fundamentalist Christian community) is that I’m unapologetic," Knapp said. "I think that they would be fine if I just admitted that I had homosexual feelings as opposed to the fact that I’m saying 'Yes, I’m a homosexual and I still have my faith.'…  I don’t and won’t justify myself or my faith."

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Video of Tanya Ditty’s anti-gay testimony goes viral

Concerned Women for America

Yesterday should have been a great day for Ms. Tanya Ditty. The head of the Georgia chapter of Concerned Women for America spoke before a subcommittee of the Georgia House Judiciary Committee on House Bill 630 (State Fair Employment Practices Act) on why the state's legislators should vote down employment protection for the state's LGBT employees.
 
It's generally an honor to sign up to speak before a legislative committee. You have the chance to appear as an expert in your field and provide meaningful insight into proposed legislation.

But today, oh man, it's game over. Ditty has gone viral.