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Chick-Fil-A Controversy Rages On! Y&R's Rikaart Takes To Twitter To Voice Displeasure on DAYS Reeves Tweet!

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Over the past few days On-Air On-Soaps has been following the Chick-fil-A mess and the restaurant  chain’s stance on gay marriage.  And while many soap stars have denounced the popular fast food chains bigoted remarks, the situation was also under fire by Advocate.com, the leading LGBT platform.

In addition, The Young and the Restless, Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) took to Twitter to voice his disdain and displeasure over the weekend for Days of our Lives star, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton Deveraux) controversial tweet which was, “Chick-fil-a today!!!! Loved every bite of it;)!! Land of the free and home of the brave.  Love that we all appreciate free speech, right?”  On face value, it appears that Reeves took part in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.   Rikkart tweeted Melissa Reeves, it’s  disappointing that you’ve aligned yourself with a company that supports hatred & bigotry. This is not an issue of free speech.”

Later Advocate.com, the leading LGBT news site posted a piece on Reeve’s tweet and pointed out what the Chick-fil-A issue is really about,  “Actually, the message that got somewhat lost in the Chick-fil-A controversy is not that company president Dan Cathy shouldn’t be able to state his opposition to marriage equality, but that the company is funding anti-gay organizations that have been designated “hate groups” — and LGBT people and their allies don’t want to be funneling money to them.”

Whatever the case, and the intent of words used in tweets, freedom of speech, your stand on gay marriage, bottom line (according to Advocate.com) is Chick-fil-A appears to have a bigger agenda of bigotry and hate.  However, many feel this is just about a freedom of speech issue.   And, whether you are straight or gay, people should have the right to feel safe from harm, and have basic human rights.   What do you think?  Weigh-in Soapers!

 

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kay/kay
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kay/kay

I was hoping this would not appear on this blog but here goes! First of all Greg Rikkart go over and run your mouth in front of her husband and see if he does not clean your clock. Second Boycotting what about the families that work for this restaurant I guess their jobs and making a living for their families doesn’t mean anything. We have fans of the show now rallying for her to be fired. It is utter and complete stupidity All his tweet and several others means to me they are big men behind the Twitter. Scott Reeves… Read more »

Mel
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Mel

You mean that husband she cheated on with her co-star and her husband then ordered her to quit her job. So much for freedom and her Christian beliefs.

Blake
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Blake

You said it Mel! Seems that same husband made her admit her affairs in front of family and friends. That hypocrisy must taste good!

Matt
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Matt

Yep, Missy is a hypocrite! Winky face and all! The BIGGEST threat to marriage is people like HER. And to think ALL she had to do was keep her mouth SHUT, but she has had a history of having a problem keeping things shut!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Nobody is perfect except God that is why you do not worship people you worship god, people are imperfect and it is my understanding it was thru God they were able to save their marriage. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone never did I get the impression she hated gays.. FYI A Black Detroit football player said he did not care if they were pro slavery he was still eating there because they were the best chicken sandwiches ever.In other words more bull/s as usual.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Christians don’t claim to be sinless, we know we are sinners, that’s why we need Jesus.

Patrick
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Patrick

@kay/kay.

why would Scott Reeves, feel it necessary to shut Greg Rikkart up?

when a corporation… “pays” for….. ie: you can say contributes to. let’s be dramatic… overthrow a people that belong.

ie: Mr. Greg Rikkart was correct: “this is not an issue of FREE speech”. WINK.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Oh dang, I replied in the wrong spot. I wanted to say, I too am starting to see the humor in all this, read The Onion’s take, I am ROFL 😉

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I went to Chick-Fil-A last Wednesday because I was INCENSED at the comments of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, and wanted to “stick it to him”. Free speech and freedom of religion ARE constitutional rights! Gay marriage is not. Which issue do you think the average American is going to champion? Melissa Reeves’ twitter stated that she was eating Chick-Fil-A to support free speech. She did not say one word about gay people. As an actress in Hollywood, I’m sure she has many gay friends and co-workers. As a devout Christian, I doubt if she meant malice to anyone. Those who… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

I’ll ff through ALL of her scenes from now on because I don’t want to hurt the show and other actors by boycotting Days. She had a choice — when it comes to marriage gay people DON’T. If MR is such a good Christian, she should care more about how other people feel.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Gay or straight you can’t & shouldn’t force your beliefs on others! Everyone has an opinion! That’s life! No one agrees all the time! Except it!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Thank you Maddie the crowds were off the charts everywhere and the guy who harrased the employee from Chic Fillet and put it on U tube got fired in fact a gay group was appalled at his behaviour. Welcome to Obama’s world where we pit everybody against each other he only came out for gay marriage to BUY your vote!!!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Oh yes, I know, I had to wait half an hour for my food, and I went at 10:30 AM! My folks (who are liberal, btw, but I convinced them to go to support free speech) couldn’t even get in the parking lot when they went at dinner time, to a different Chick-fil-A. As for Obama, this could backfire on him. I saw a poll last week that said 57% of Americans think his views are “extreme”. Only 37% think the same thing of Romney.

Patrick
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Patrick

@kay/kay.

I disagree with your stating that “welcome to Obama’s world where we pit everybody against each other”.

the internet was out long before he become our president.

“crowds” as it were…. the masses…. People.

civic rights… our duty to be fair… should be pressed.

does that “10%” mean you any harm?

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

@patrick, it’s not 10%, it’s more like 2%. Funny how polls show most people think gays are 25% of the population. It’s because they get so much attention in the media. Personally, I only know two.

Theresa
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Theresa

You DO realize that the HUGE number of voters that turned out in California in 2008 to vote FOR Obama also were the same voters that voted AGAINST gay marriage in that state. Please esplain to me how how his opinion as being for gay marriage now as being about gaining votes instead of loosing them?

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

So true! Now Obama is for everything so he can get more votes! Has he changed or was he lying last time to be those votes too? He’s really showing what a phoney he is! A true politician! Hope & change!!! Really? Hope is almost gone & change for the worse!

Jaka
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Jaka

Devout? Everyone loves to call themselves “devout” but she, and most, are far from it. What it more often comes down to is you are or you aren’t gay and everyone who isn’t gets to proclaim it from the rooftops as their one “perfectly Christian” trait. Who cares about all the other horrible, “not devoutly Christian” things they do — at least they aren’t gay right?

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

you sound pretty defensive. Have you known Christians who were unkind to you? If so, I am sorry. We are all sinners, in need of redemption, that’s the bottom line.

Patrick
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Patrick

@maddiehayes.

seriously? defensive? He’s simply saying… that… “gay” isn’t the only propaganda…. that’s put out to the masses… to steer from the real issues… that we the people should collectively rally.

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

I wouldn’t be too sure of your “gay marriage is not a constitutional right”. DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is a direct violation of the equal protection clause of the Fifth amendment. It is just a matter of time.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Yes, it’s just a matter of time before polygamy and group marriages are legal, as well. We’re just trying to hold back the flood gates as long as we can.

Patrick
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Patrick

it would seem to me…. polygamy and group marriages… already “made” their own “laws”.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

@patrick, yes, and so have gay marriages, the only thing they are lacking is federal benefits, what about all those poor “sister wives” who don’t get benefits? You know the liberals will be pushing for that next.

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

maddie, A more applicable comparison to the present discussion, which, after all is about marriage EQUALITY, is best made by harkening back to the time when people of different races were not allowed to wed in this country. In a similar manner as today, many states legalized interacial marriages -one by one- long before it was finally recognized on a national level by the Supreme Court in 1967. There is no need to “hold back the flood gates” on marriage equality, If you do not approve of gay marriage, do not have one. Meanwhile, who are you to stand in… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I don’t think it’s applicable at all. A man and a woman of two different races are NOT forbidden in the Bible (Old AND New Testaments). And I’m not standing in anybody’s way. Gays can have civil unions in most states. Why do they continually push the envelope for, not just tolerance, but total acceptance and federal recognition? Our government is broke enough as it is.

Jamie
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Jamie

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight……Because NOTHING bad has ever been SAID or DONE in the name of religion. We can argue this is all about freedom of speech because that’s a right and gay marriage isn’t….YET. But if people want to do it who gives a ___? It doesn’t infringe on anybody else, so to say you don’t think they should be able to is archaic. That’s just people imposing their religious beliefs on others…which isn’t what america is about. What ever happened to seperation of Church and State? Basically it’s a supid point to try to make publicly. People should say, “ I… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Maddie, there are NO gay marriage LAWS. Don’t you know this? In NC when Amendment One was passed it not only forbid gay marriage BUT ALSO civil unions and included an addendum to allow hospitals to legally discriminate against same-sex couples by refusing to acknowledge the two men or women as a couple. I knew this was already in affect in SC (I lived there once) and hospitals there treat the sick partner and literally do not acknowledge that the other person is there. So it wasn’t JUST about traditional marriage (which has changed through the years since traditional marriage… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@maddiehayes.

10 %. Human.
02%. Being.
25%. Feeling.

Majority Rules – Minority Rules.

Sway, alienate – dismember…. OYE.

You don’t pay to ATTACK a sect. of society.

food for thought…. the two sects… IMO… still fighting for leverage… even footing… equality…. African-Americans… and “the” gays.

Propaganda…. steer us away from the economy, healthcare, jobs, our own homes.

The Gays… will continue to get media attention. Till we right the wrongs. It’s not a choice.

Blake
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Blake

You said it Michael! And thank you Greg for having the guts to talk about this and call her out directly.

As of Melissa Reeves, she has lost me as a fan and supporter after this. I won’t care now that she won’t have a story when Jack leaves (because it always happens).

kim h
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kim h

I certainly don’t agree with your “bottom line” here.I see lots of hate being spewed toward people with traditional values of marriage which is no better than what they are blaming the conservatives of in my opinion.I don’t think you are fair or correct in stating” Chick-Fil-A has a bigger agenda of bigotry and hate”.I don’t say this as a conservative or a person against gay marriage.This is a good Post I read from a lesbian on the Chick Fil-A FB page. ” Emily Ruggieri to Chick-fil-A July 25 at 9:52pm · I’m gay and I think that Chick Fil… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

Amen………They have a right to their opinion…..If you think they are anti gay .stay away. This calling them bigoted and hatemongers has really hurt them. Since this started they are doing a land office business. Stop talking about it and move on. The Democrats are having their presidential convention soon. Is gay marriage part of their party platform? If it is not, are they bigots and hatemongers too?

Theresa
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Theresa

For someone that thinks people should stop talking about it and move on….you are replying to an awful lot of comments to this post.

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

Yes, Gay Marriage IS part of the Democratic Party’s platform. Do your research.

Patrick
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Patrick

@Leslie. Semantics? – Passionate, unlike yours? semanticsplural of se·man·tics (Noun)Noun: 1.The branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. 2.The meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text: “such quibbling over semantics may seem petty stuff”. Freedom of Speech… Our right to bear arms…sharing the same language… understanding your right… Just not living with. Co-exist peacefully…We’re not at war. As for Obama… bringing to the forefront…. Gay Marriage. In your FACE. No, he wants for us to recognize all sects and facets that make up our world. To continually, “segregate” “those” KIND’s of people because, you’re not iffilliated with. We… Read more »

Walter
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Walter

So anybody that believes marriage is only between a man and a woman is a bigot and a hatemonger? For years, all that way heard from gay groups is that all we are asking for is tolerance of our lifestyle. This doesn’t sound like tolerance to me. If he you disagree, you are automatically labeled a bigot a hatemonger and you want to do harm to gays. You said this is not free speech issue and that the owner of Chick-fil-A is funneling money to anti gay groups that want to do harm to gays. Can you name them please… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

A fine line between factions? Cross over…. Join hands…. Respect our ideals… and bridge our differences…. and together have the right to bear arms… for one another… you bet.

Jen
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Jen

Maybe Ms Reeves could educate herself on what the 1st Amendment is.

To the best of my knowledge, the government hasn’t said Chick-Fil-A can’t speak their mind.

Maybe she could do a simple Google search or drop by Wikipedia.

Leslie
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Leslie

the owner of Chick-A-fil was asked in an interview if he supports traditional marriage.. He said Yes…….Please take some night courses…….

Jen
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Jen

🙂 Okay, what specific courses would you like me to take? I realise that Chick-Fil-A was asked their opinion. But the whole issue wasn’t about whether or not they had a right to say so. It was about hateful bigotry and everyone else tried to make it about Freedom Of Speech. They absolutely had the right… NO ONE, said they couldn’t say what they want. The 1st Amendment is not about a generalized freedom of speech. It’s about whether the government specifically can stop you from that right by making laws that prohibit that right. Seriously friend… GOOGLE IT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Seriously, Jen, you nailed it! 🙂

Richard
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Richard

Michael,
The soap opera watching audience has dwindled to hardly anything anymore. With this type of intolerance and labeling of people who have a different opinion is not going to help. If you have any information about groups that are doing harm to gays you have a right to name them so they can be charged with a hate crime.. A different opinion is not to be equated with hate or bigotry. This type of language doesn’t help the gay community and only sets back things that they have accomplished over the years.

Tom
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Tom

Richard. I’ll acknowledge that people complaining about her comments is doing nothing to help counteract a dwindling soap audience if you acknowledge that her controversial comments have the exact same effect.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I wouldn’t be so sure that gays are a huge part of the soap audience. Every soap that has had a prominent gay storyline has been canceled. Now DAYS has a prominent gay storyline and it is at the bottom of the ratings.

Patrick
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Patrick

@maddiehayes.

you’re probably right… ie: gay audience. however… i don’t think that would be the reason that a soap opera was cancelled…. one storyline?

as was stated… tolerance of said lifestyle… is acceptance.

Leslie
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Leslie

Tom,
Bigot and Hatemonger was not the words used by Melissa only Greg Rikkart………..

Leslie
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Leslie

Why is Greg Rikkart hiding the fact that he is gay? Isn’t he proud of his lifestyle? He just wants to call others who disagree with him bigots and hatemongers but is afraid to come out of the closet himself. He knows that if he does, the remaining soap opera audience will probably not take him seriously in a man woman relationship and he might loose his job. Way to go Greg………………………

dw
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dw

Where do you get your “facts”? How do you know for a “fact” that Greg is gay? Do you know him personally? Or do you just “think” he’s gay and are spreading unproven rumors? Get your “facts” straight before you start calling people out. If you DO know him, and IF he is gay, then prove your “facts” here…I dare you. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut about things you know nothing about. “Way to go, Leslie……………..”

Blake
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Blake

It is not up to anyone else to tell someone when to come out. If he is gay then he will do it when he’s ready, not when you or anyone else thinks he should.

Mark It Right
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Mark It Right

@Leslie – Being gay is not a life style! Types of lifestyles ex: city, urban, country, etc. Gay is not one. If so please tell me what it is. Maybe I want to live it. Fyi, it is not a choice either. If that was true then you are saying heterosexuals have the desire to be with the same sex and just choose not to. So Leslie do you desire to be with the same sex? Also, rather Greg is gay or not is none of your business.
Remember “EAT MOR BEEF”.

Leslie
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Leslie

Amazing how all the people who have responded to my post are reading me the riot act but Greg Rikkart using words like bigot and hatemonger are totally acceptable……..Double Standard folks…….

Leslie
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Leslie

Stop with the semantics……….tolerance was all that was asked for for decades, now it is that there is no difference between gay and straight……..

tim
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tim

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Jennifer is written off of Days,TPTB can’t come right out and fire Reeves for her remarks,but they can find another way to let her go.

Blake
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Blake

Well without Jack she never had a decent storyline before so it’s coming anyway since he’s leaving again. Writing’s on the wall for Jennifer.

Matt
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Matt

If I had to watch another SL as boring as hers with Daniel, I’d STOP watching Days. That SL was so bad and so boring that it made the ads between scenes seem INTERESTING!

Michael
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Michael

Yes, Jack will be one of the casualties in the DaysASTER. So, I expect that Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) will be back-burnered at some point down the road. However, Days has a gold mine in Kate Mansi (Abigail) and I certainly hope that they keep her on the show.

Blake
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Blake

LOL true Matt!

And you are right Michael, Kate (Abigail) is the best young actress they have.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’ve already posted this before…. Ms. Jennifer Horton’s return… SOS… she’s haggie maggied out (tired)…. i love her on DAYS. I don’t see how they could possibly bring Passion to her persona… it would have to be this big… and that’s bringing Peter Blake back… aside from Jack…. where was Jenn? what was jenn? She’s grans jewel… and i can’t dismiss that. currently? I wish they’d at least show her and Maggie having tea… at the very least. ATTENTION… the HOT about town… Abby Deveraux… has that it factor…her acting and aura: presence… is SERIAL. she was a hoot with… Read more »

Jessi
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Jessi

I dunno what Chick-Fil-A supports or what not but all I know is that Melissa seemed to support them over free speech and not on their decision on equality… but that is how i took it and i feel bad people are attacking her for her freedom of speech… all this is just out of control! ugh… i’m tired of it really…

Leslie
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Leslie

Me too………..I would bet that the gays who have responded to this post all voted for Obama. He was for gay marriage against gay marriage and now he is for it again. Of course he waited almost 4 years to support it again because that idiot biden forced him to but want has he done other then to give lip service to the cause. Did he say that in his second term he will do all he can to get gay marriage the law of the land? You call traditionalists hatemongers and bigots but the dems just give u there… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Media Attention… for or against…. left. right. Democrat, republican, liberal, independant… etc… across the board… WE ARE EVERYWHERE… Gay and Straight…. Hetero… Homo… why discriminate? The greater purpose of the American people is to collectively uphold our democracy for a greater purpose.. andthats for the USA to live prosper and let be.

Theresa
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Theresa

It was very disappointing to read Melissa Reeve’s tweet. It isn’t about the words that man has spoken (although that’s bad enough) the real issue is that by supporting his “freedom of speech” as she wants to say, she is supporting hate and bigotry.

Leslie
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Leslie

It is not hate or bigotry to support traditional marriage. He has a right to his opinion………….

Theresa
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Theresa

Where was her belief in traditional marriage when she cheated on her husband?? Isn’t adultery a sin? And people have a right to say they don’t want THEIR money going to these groups that in THEIR opinion are hate groups without being accused of attacking someone’s right to free speech…which is the basic claim Missy has made about everyone that has chosen to take a stand against this company. I know many people that have different opinions than I about same sex marriage, but they are not using MY money to support groups trying to stop it. Those cases are… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

It is just an opinion UNLESS you’ve setup a foundation hat gives monies to groups that target gays… Then it’s much more than an opinion, it would be like someone voicing their opinion about Christians (free speech) and channeling money to “hurt” Christians. See? Not exactly JUST free speech. Free speech is fine if that were ALL … it’s not.

Roxanne
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Roxanne

Melissa Reeves is seriously an idiot to tweet that. Its one thing to think it but another to tweet it in and open forum for millions to read. She knew exactly what she was doing, she hurt lots of ppl, she didn’t even clarify what she meant , Her tweet was SMUG , She is not one to judge others since she herself cheated on her husband with her former co star.
Will not support Mellisa Reeves ever again > Jennifer Horton #RIP

Leslie
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Leslie

You mean like the two gay girls that went into a Chick-A-Fil and kissed for the cameras…….

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Everyone has a right to speak their opinion. Chickfila did. Meliisa did and now I do. Just rrad everything and move on, people. There is no right or wrong to free speech!

Matt
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Matt

Actually, Eileen there IS a right and a wrong to freedom of speech and that’s why freedom of speech has consequences. You can say anything you like — as long as you take responsibility for what you say. If MR didn’t know this, she does now!

Mark It Right
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Mark It Right

IT IS NOT ABOUT FREE SPEECH! Stop posting comments and do a search and find out what Dan Cathy does with his money. Then maybe just maybe you would understand the issues.

Leslie
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Leslie

Please post what he does with his money and give us the sources to research this.

Leslie
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Leslie

You are one of the few intelligent people to post on this site……

pharisee
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pharisee

Judge not lest you be judged.
Look like a bigot, walk like a bigot and talk like a bigot – guess what?

Angela
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Angela

Free speech or whatever. Missy Reeves is not stupid. She had to know tweeting something like that would not go unnoticed. I think it was a real stupid move on her part. Now she has to be prepared for the backlash. If she’s smart she’ll get back on twitter and apologize for upsetting so many people

Leslie
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Leslie

She should do it when Greg Rikkart apologizes for calling her a bigot and hatemonger….

Matt
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Matt

Greg, did NOT call her either of the things you posted. His comments on that were general not direct. He DID go directly to her with his tweet, which WAS the right thing to do. I am sick of seeing people beat up for doing the right thing. Greg did the right thing just as I held a 35 lb. bag of pet food so the cashier could scan it w/o having to lift it last week and she railed on me about she could do it herself how offensive it was to women.

angela
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angela

Leslie you need to go back and reread what Greg Rikkart said. He owes no one an apology.He was not pointing his finger at Missy Reeves or calling her names. His words were aimed at Chick-Fil-A and his words were right on the money. GR was the one practicing free speech here. Missy however, had to realize her words would not go unnoticed. People really need to think before they voice their opinions on social media. When you make statements like that you better be ready to deal with the backlash. Missy screwed up and you honey your ignorance is… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Melissa Reeves had a lot to lose. Too bad she couldn’t have kept her mouth shut. Worst yet she used the “winky face” when tweeting about “free speech”. Greg is right; it’s a civil rights issue. As Judge Judy (who supports gay marriage) says: “Marriage is a legal contract between two people.” It’s not a religious institution as some would like to claim, if it were: You wouldn’t need a license from the government. BTW Free speech cuts both ways: You can say anything you like “as long as you know you’re responsible for what you say and others can… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

And Greg Rikkart has nothing to lose? He can call names and nothing happens to him? Another example of this country going to hell in a hand basket……..

Matt
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Matt

Greg was gracious in going to Melissa and NOT doing a whole public display thing complete with photo like she did. If Greg had commented anything but directly to her, it’d be different but he did the right thing in expressing his feelings to her. BTW he did NOT call her names or anyone just expressing that he feels this is hatred and bigotry and not really free speech. Melissa tweeted without thinking that Days is doing a gay SL and it might reflect bad on the show and her employers. Worst yet she tweeted again to Candace Cameron that… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@Matt.

“Worse yet, she tweeted again to Candace Cameron that she had lost a lot of fans and actually LAUGHING about it.”

Respect. What a Shame. Period.

I liken this to Abuse of Power. – You lose TRUST. Forever, alienating thyself.

be it corporate, “stars”… you and me. Irrevocable harm unneccessarily.

We’ve all co-existed, i’m not impeding your will.

Matt
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Matt

BTW MR is NOT being attacked: She threw the first stone. If she can claim Freedom of Speech, then everyone who comments about her can do so as well. That is how free speech works, but many people (maybe even MR herself) don’t understand this. I am not sure MR knew this when she “stupidly” tweeted, but I hope every bite of her yummy Chick-fil-a was worth it because she will pay a hefty price for every bite! She may wish she had kept her mouth closed when she bit into that sandwich too because it was very costly. Sony… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

She did not call anyone a bigot or a hatemonger………..

Matt
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Matt

I don’t recall saying she DID. I simply stated the fact: Free speech is free, you can say anything you like, but free speech is not completely free of consequences. If anyone said they believe in traditional marriage as between “whites” only, we’d have a different set of circumstances… Let’s no kid ourselves. Free speech is NOT a shield — you are responsible for what you say and what you say (often) CAN and WILL be used against you. This is the way free speech works: It cuts both ways and using free speech doesn’t necessarily mean you’re intolerant, but… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

You can read my take on the Chik-Fil-A controversy at my blog: http://chikfila-michaelandrews.blogspot.com/

Karen
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Karen

So people are still watching DOOL? GO SMOOCH ur Guy/Chick outside ‘Chick & fill their mouth’s’ with ur love for me .I’m from the UK so won’t get over for a while. I have no wish to say their name as they aint worthy. No comment on a chick I don’t know, but people of visibility putting their name’s to people who support homophobic hate & bare in mind these hate group’s promote ‘Death etc.’ to gay/lesbian people should be held accountable. GO support a LGBTQ organisation power to all who do.

TS
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TS

AS a previous fan of Melissa Reeves for many years, i have to move on. I don’t have a problem with her going to there, but I do have a problem with her boasting on twitter about her going. She can have all the conversations with her friends and family about it, but in the world of soaps and many of her male fans being gay.. that was unacceptable. She should of known better…

Appleridge
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Appleridge

This is not a Free speech issue. Chick-Fil-A gives nearly 2 million in donations to anti gay groups. One of which is exodous which believes you can make gay people straight by repairative therapy. Other groups CFA gives money to want to exile gays and one even helped back the original Uganda Kill the Gay Bill.

Thats the issue, CFA gives money to groups that want to do harm to and kill gays just for being who they are

Leslie
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Leslie

If what you are saying it would have been blasted all over the internet, Please direct me to where you got this information I would like to confirm it………

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

It’s not true that these groups want to exile or kill gays. Go to snopes.com to get the facts.

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

It IS true they do not believe that gays should hold public office or marry and that they would like to see gays exiled or jailed. Look up the Family Research Council, which ChickFil-A’s Cathy financially supports.

Just for starters: http://minnesotaindependent.com/75958/minnesota-family-council-to-hold-marriage-amendment-course-for-legislators

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

ghhshirley, I read your link .. okay, I did not know Peter what’shisname said all that .. LOL .. that was idiotic .. you WILL take note that he apologized for it later, google it. Also, yes, I know FRC is a fundamentalist Christian organization, they believe gayness is immoral. They get it from the Bible. BUT they don’t condone violence against gays. I do agree with them that gays should not “marry”, maybe find another word for it and give them their legal rights, because marriage was ordained by God in the Bible as one man-one woman. Also, did… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

To Maddie Hayes by the way my daughter’s name is Maddy also give it up almost 200 hits on a subject that has nothing to do with the enjoyment of soaps i am so sorry I even made any comments on 2 people fussing on twitter. I for one am so sorry that this country has become full of so much hate. Just remember for everyone who has made comments about two people and their personal lives myself included all I can say is “Let who is without sin cast the first stone. Let’s just stop it ok and get… Read more »

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

maddie, I am glad you agree that what Peter Sprigg said is idiotic. However, he is not an outlier–what he is saying is the norm for the type of hate-groups that Chickfil-A is funding. See my two posts towards the bottom of the comments section. One is in reply to someone else, an one is free-standing.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Speaking of hate groups, there are plenty of companies that donate to Planned Parenthood, which kills babies. To me, that is a heck of a lot worse than being against gay marriage.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

LOL Kaykay, you are right, I will make this my last post. I guess for me, this IS about soaps, I’ve been watching DAYS for 25 years, and Melissa/Jennifer is my favorite. Just wanted to defend HER, did not intend to get into a debate about gay rights, lol. Actually, DAYS has a prominent gay storyline right now, and I have not quit watching over it. So I guess I’m more tolerant than some of you would like to believe. 😉

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Thanks Kaykay, we can’t all agree, and I too am beginning to see the humor in all this. My son was showing me The Onion’s take, and it is HILARIOUS! Google it. 😉

annie b
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annie b

My family become aware of the hate groups that ChickfilA supported well over a year ago and have not eaten there since. I have been married nearly 30 years to the same man and have two grown (straight) children. No one in our family is gay. However, I firmly believe that gay people should be afforded the same rights and respect as any other American, up to and including wedded bliss.

I was extremely disturbed and sickened by Melissa Reeves tweet and by all those who actively discriminate and promote intolerance of their fellow countrymen/women.

Leslie
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Leslie

If Chick A Fil is so anti gay why is it the first I am hearing of it? Why have they done record business since this controversy started? Not because they are anti gay or want to hurt gays. It is because the vast majority of Americans still support traditional marriage. Gays can’t have it both ways. For decades it was tolerance and today it is that there is no difference between heterosexual and homosexual…

Matt
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Matt

I heard this years ago. I guess because I live in the South? Not sure, but it’s not a new development, it’s just that Mr. Cathy keeps putting his views out there for public consumption. He has the right to say whatever he likes (free speech) and people have a right to respond (also free speech).

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

If you didn’t hear about it, it is simply because you are not one to read extensively from various media sources and do extensive research on the issues of the day. Low information voters are a hazard to our democracy.

TS
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TS

Sorry,, but this has been going on for many, many years.. they have good food… but hate the gays!!!!!!! I guess not the individuals, but our right to make love to who ever we want to

Nikki
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Nikki

So would Melissa Reeves support the “free speech” of this bigoted chain if they were against African Americans, women, and other groups of people? My guess would be no. She knew exactly what she was doing by tweeting that, boasting about her support of this disgusting business, so if she now has to deal with the consquences of people wanting her fired- so be it. Good for Greg Rikkart for not supporting the hate and bigotry that Reeves appears to. For everyone making comments, “why doesn’t he come out of the closet”- you are just as close minded as Chick-Fil-A… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

]She says she supports traditional marriage. She doesn’t want any harm to gays or they should be barred from the chain.Grow Up…….

Matt
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Matt

Now you’re speaking FOR MR. I think she is capable of speaking for herself. She never said she was speaking up for traditional marriage, she SAID she was speaking up for FREE SPEECH. That’s all I saw in her tweet. Correct me if I’m wrong and present proof, please.

Nikki
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Nikki

Supporting bigotry IS harm to homosexual individuals because it another roadblock in them getting their rightfully deservd equality. Melissa’s stance on “traditional marriage” is a farce. Correct me if I’m wrong but last time I checked, her so-called “traditional” matrimony didn’t include cheatng.

Jared
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Jared

I would like to comment about my own perspective on this. I have a lot of labels and backgrounds that describe me: Cherokee, French, English, Irish, Catholic, professional, gay, etc. However, my favorite label to describe myself is American, period (not a hyphen-American). I weep for this nation, because we have become so petty on so many fronts, from the religious conservatives who so brazenly promote inequality and hatred, to the liberals who so fervently try to silence those who do not share their opinions, all in the name of political correctness. People are becoming ever more polarized and angry… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

I really liked your post, Jared. It is so true. So true that it saddens me, too. I agree with you so much about the pettiness part. We [Americans] have become so litigious too. No one seems to care about anyone but themselves. Everyone is better than the other person. No one has time to have a face-to-face conversation because they have to talk on the stupid cell phone or text. And one of the worst is that how so many people cannot hold themselves accountable for their own actions – they have to have someone ELSE to blame. I… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

I agree with most of what you say but supporting traditional marriage is not ugly………..

Matt
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Matt

Leslie, they continually say marriage as set forth by the Bible, the problem is traditional marriage is just ONE of eight types of marriage set forth by the Bible. Besides, this shouldn’t be a religious matter when the courthouse issues the marriage licenses. Marriage is NOT a religious rite, it is a legal contract between two people and issued by the state. Period. If it’s a moral issue for anyone, then DON’T marry a gay person. I see people like Bachmann saying gay people are free to marry, they just have to marriage straight people of the opposite sex. That’s… Read more »

Jared
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Jared

Who said anything about being in favor of traditional marriage being ugly? I don’t believe I said that. My parents are straight and married, and I totally support their right to be married. As true patriots who believe in equality and the American dream for all, they support mine as well. See how easy it is when people respect others and just mind their own damned business?

Christine
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Christine

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a firestorm. When I do have time for Twitter, I follow Greg Rikaart, and am not surprised at all by his response. The bottom line is that Greg has a right to speak his mind as does Melissa Reeves. HOWEVER, Melissa’s response seems to have been done almost with the notion that it would start trouble. I think she made her bed and now she has to lie in it. I was born and raised Roman Catholic, but I can see the flaws of my religion. I really hate when people start thumping the Bible and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

prop·a·gan·da/ˌpräpəˈgandə/Noun: 1.Information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. 2.The dissemination of such information as a political strategy. Synonyms: publicity – propagation why promote hate? evil, as it were. I simply will say… less is MORE. Vote People. my personal opinion? ignorance? reach – imagine their walk – stimulate your mind positively. if we don’t see eye to eye… our shared interests are not that. be that as it may… we’ve existed on all fronts… it’s co-existing, that binds us together? I’m neither here nor there with… Read more »

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Horse’s Backside/ hors’s bak-side/ Noun: 1. A condescending and patronizing person who feels the need to define simple words and phrases for other people; a blockhead. 2. An offensive jackass.

Synonyms: a person with an ill-founded superiority complex — an egomaniac

Patrick
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Patrick

Objectivity. Separating the ignorant? keep at bay… thru illicit means… doesn’t have a warranty. the internet… has too much power to freely speak?

it’s taking a platform thru other means… ie: contributions, religion, peer pressure, family beliefs… stepping outside ourselves and being KIND. not overkill… just letting be. I honestly believe that the “gay” lifestyle isn’t here to be in your face….

Spirituality is an inner being that should resonate. Thank You.

ben
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ben

My GAYDAR goes off every time I see her husband Scott Reeves on screen, so you do the math. I mean, just sayin….

TS
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TS

LOL.. .funny.. but I don’t think sooooooo…. Lets not go attacking her good looking husband.. I wish he was gay also, but no gaydar going off for me..

boes
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boes

No, the guy is too tan and too untalented to be anything other than what he is. Cardboard. And that goes for his cutout wife.
Who knew she could talk?
At least this is proof she can’t think.

Tanya
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Tanya

I think Missy made a mistake in tweeting it but I don’t think she is malicious or nasty and I doubt she expected the storm that ensued. I don’t agree with what she did BUT I think the attack on her and calling into question mistakes from her past were completely uncalled for and unfair. There were so called journalists calling for her to be fired and then making fun of her acting and then trying to argue that they are upset about being judged and the hate. That was exactly what people were doing to her though. If you… Read more »

R.P Johnson
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R.P Johnson

Melissa Reeves is entitled to her opinion and I will not hold it against anyone who chose to eat at the restaurant last week. People do not need to go a personal attack for someone who does not agree with their beliefs. I am amazed with the number og gay people working on the crew of “Days” that she would have chosen to be vocal about it, but again, that is her choice. Last week, the most painful part of the CFA controversy who have told me in the past that they did not have a problem with me, my… Read more »

Jane
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Jane

Wow, this whole thing has gotten so out of hand. Christianity is not about hate, but love. We may hate the sin but still love the sinner. Being against gay marriage has nothing to do with hating gays. The greatest commandment is to love your neighbor. Please stop hating each other over something so petty. I love Greg Rikkart, but his comments were hateful. Still love him anyway!

Matt
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Matt

Greg wasn’t being hateful. He went directly to MR which was the gentlemanly thing to do. He did NOT call her anything, his statements were indirect. He wasn’t being hateful, he was trying to show her that this is not a free speech issue: It’s a civil rights issue. I am always saying Christianity SHOULD be about LOVE. I am a spiritualist, though, not a Christian because I do NOT believe in organized religion. I also agree with your comment about loving your neighbor, but didn’t that apply more directly to MR who cast the first stone? It seems that… Read more »

boes
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boes

History proves you wrong. Take a look at what Christians did to each other in Ireland for 500 years, at the brutality of the Reformation, the horrors of the Inquisition, folks like Westboro Baptist and others of their ilk, the destruction of the Hawaiian people in the name of Christ, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
People who say “hate the sin love the sinner” – well, I’ve never seen that in action.

And it’s pretty condescending no matter how you look at.

Scott
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Scott

I am on Greg’s side of the argument. While Melissa has every right to eat there and support their whole thing and state of mind, I am more with Greg in that it’s supporting their bigotry and their ignorance.

Patrick
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Patrick

Bigot – Hatemonger.

Queer.

Indifference? Desensitize your fellow man.

Semantics…. I’m on my soap box… holding my own….. Guarding my ? that’s too much energy – we’re all hearing right? the pressure isn’t worth your convictions… a staunch ally is a joining of power.

Gloria E
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Gloria E

I am not gay but have people close to me who are..If you make a comment in support of a business that funnels money into hate groups..then you had better be prepared for the backlash..I certainly look at her differently now..If the comment offends then maybe she should take a look at that..because she has make herself responsible for that business that funds hate..I now have great respect for Greg Rikkart to excercise his freedom of speech & confront a stupidly biased statement made by Ms.Reeves..the Jesus I believe would not hate gays..or say gays are sinners…the Bible is just… Read more »

shannon
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shannon

I am for equal rights which does include gay marriage. If your for gay rights vote for Obama. If your for polygamy vote for Romney.

Linda
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Linda

My only opinion on same sex marriage is that the couples involved should be made to pay alimony and/or child support if they divorce. As for Mr. Cathy he was asked by a Baptist publication about same sex marriage. He said he believes in traditional marriage. Why is it hateful to hold a religious belief. I don’t believe in abortion, does that make me hateful? If Mr. Cathy want to contribute his own money under his own name he has every right to do so. I contributed to Mitt Romney’s campaign. If that pisses people off too bad. This is… Read more »

boes
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boes

You have the right to hold your opinions and contribute lawfully. No-one disputes that. But people also have the right to withhold from you economically if you contribute to an organization that you feel is harmful or antithetical to your beliefs. Mr. Cathy is being held to his own beliefs and no-one has any business complaining that people are taking LAWFUL action in response to it. And he is contributing to organizations that spread hate, hate which far too often ends up in physical violence. What happened to Mathew Shepherd and many others didn’t happen in a vacumn. People may… Read more »

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

The real reason for criticism of Chick fil-A is its support of organizations that spread false propaganda. In 2010, Chick-Fil-A donated nearly $2 million to groups who make it their mission to attack the gay community through lies and distortions. These groups push several false notions from homosexuality is connected to pedophilia to the idea that gays can change their orientation – an idea frowned on by the legitimate scientific community. Groups such as the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Concerned Women for America, the National Organization for Marriage and others identified by… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

and it’s their right to boycott, just as it’s my right to boycott companies that donate to causes I don’t agree with, like being FOR gay marriage. But I’m not twittering to Greg Rikaart and saying “How dare you shop at TARGET! You’re just supporting hate and bigotry (towards traditional marriage)” And emailing Y&R to get him fired.

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

maddie,

Lets time I checked, absolutely NO ONE is against traditional marriage, including Target.

TS
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TS

I would like to know what Michel Fairman thinks on this ….

MK
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MK

Is Greg thisclose to “Coming OUT”?

Matt
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Matt

That’s HIS business. It’s a personal choice. If Greg is gay, he’ll come out when HE is ready. I hope you weren’t “chiding” him on.

Grace Noble
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Grace Noble

Wow! Scrolling through all of these comments (almost) leaves me speechless. What I would suggest to those railing about the sanctity of “traditional” marriage (and I’ve been in one for 32 years now), is that you not worry so much about gay marriage and spend even a fraction of that time worryinfg about the state of traditional marriage today. Why aren’t you screaming from the rooftops about the 50-plus percent of those marriages ending in divorce, or the nearly 40% of all babies born out of wedlock these days? Where are you in denouncing television shows like The Bachelor/Bachelorette that… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@Grace.

your 2nd paragraph… made me tear up. Thank you, for sharing. It’s with a stiff upper lip… a letting go… of differences…ie: straight and gay… that. I had to struggle with the campaign’ing against a lifestyle, that is not a choice. Asking, we the people… for more than tolerance… isn’t about fighting. we’ve all had hardships to bear. In spirit… can I ask, you to help the plight of the human race. you’ve done that.

Patrick
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Patrick

@Grace.

I should further say… that, your post was one of the first to state what an affect “LEGAL’izing” equal status for all has had. it’s something…. to stand up for your beliefs.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but this is about Melissa Reeves eating at Chick-Fil-A, and her right to do so without having the gay community jumping all over her, calling her a bigot and a hater. And trying to get her fired.

Patrick
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Patrick

“say what you will… about Gay “LIFE”. You have taken out of context what this is about. The Gay community is not “…jumping all over her, calling her a bigot and a hater. And trying to get her fired.” If you take the word… Tolerance.. which is bandied about… using that as the GAY creed, if you will… I hardly think… that we’d adhere to any one non-plussing… the standard we set. DEFEAT’ists… are all part of the drawing board. I can’t imagine, any one hearing we want more than you. I cannot take this personal… as, the bigger picture… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Funny you should say that, that is EXACTLY what “Focus on the Family” is all about (one of the so-called “hate groups”) strengthening marriages and families, they are a wonderful organization who are about SO much more than being against gay marriage, they have helped SO many people, it is really a shame that the left is being allowed to control the national dialogue here. And yes, I have donated money to FOTF myself.

Grace Noble
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Grace Noble

Oh please. Do NOT imply I would in any way support a group that “strengthened marriage” by trying to deny it to others.

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

Well put, Grace.

Dani
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Dani

In our time of social media, Tweets, Facebook, etc a lot times what is written and what a person actually means doesn’t come across well. Sometimes people are well intentioned and others are more snarky than they normally would be, having a computer to hide behind. I am disappointed with how Melissa Reeves comment came across in her sentence, ” and I loved every bite”. I don’t know what her intention was, but it would be nice to have an open dialogue, with her explaining exactly what she meant. Because we don’t have that, we don’t know. I think the… Read more »

ghhshirley
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ghhshirley

Melissa Reeves and others hiding behind the claim that they are just standing up for free speech are, in fact, hypocrites. Their agenda is clearly one of intolerance, discrimination and worse. The rules appear to be different for conservative Christians. Religious right groups have recently boycotted and/or started letter writing campaigns to companies that are gay-friendly, such as General Mills (for “mocking God with homosexual sin”), Home Depot, Office Depot, Oreo Cookies (Kraft), the Girls Scouts, Starbucks, Archie Comics, McDonalds, Old Navy, JC Penney, and Wal-Mart. Tony Perkins criticized the Girl Scouts for hiring LGBT staff members because “the progressive… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Greg Rikkart… doesn’t have to disclose his right to privacy. whether he is or isn’t.. is immaterial. he brought to our attention… an injustice. IMO. I’ll use Anderson… as an example… he is in a position of “power”, he has a security that “stars” earn. it would seem an enviable position to ascribe. Anderson, chose to disclose his identity. God… I’m happy for him… Societies “norms” are catching on to the “upward” TREND? Are we relinquishing our stronghold over the ill-conveived standards? Thank God for freedom of speech, and the internet… as this, in it’s own way… allows persons an… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ill-conveived = ill-conceived.

Chaz
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Chaz

“a company that supports hatred & bigotry. This is not an issue of free speech.”

Taken directly from his quote. Since some people have such poor reading comprehension and cannot understand that GR did NOT refer to MR as a bigot or hateful …but the COMPANY as those things.

It was her boasting about supporting a COMPANY that supports those qualities he was taking issue against. He does not ever refer to her as either of those things.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

she ate at Chick-fil-A. So did a bunch of other celebrities, like Valerie Bertinelli. where’s the firestorm about that?! And you’ll notice that the “hateful, bigoted Christians” aren’t bashing Genie Francis, who recently said in Soap Opera Digest that she donates money to the gay marriage cause. Nobody’s criticizing her. she’s free to do what she wants with her money, but Melissa doesn’t have the same freedom. Double standard.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Hey Maddie I was not picking on you I was supporting you but I was just saying you were fighting a loosing battle. After I read my previous comment I realized I did not make myself clear. My friend who owns a ranch said his chickens were saying who knew they could raise such a fuss!!! LOL!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I am a Days fan and was very pleasantly surprised by Melissa Reeves’ tweet about Chick-fil-A. I know she is a Christian, but many soap stars are often silent on controversial issues. Nevertheless, I support Melissa Reeves 100%. I also replied to her Chick-fil-A tweet in a positive way. I have no knowledge of Chick-fil-A’s support of so called anit-gay organizations that have been labled “hate groups”. I am also suspect of who might have labeled such organizations as “hate groups” because the gay community loves to throw around the term “homophobic” in a manner that I consider abusive, mean… Read more »

kalamaty
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kalamaty

As a gay man myself, I am somewhat on the fence with all of this controversy (and perhaps in the minority) but I feel that patronizing Chick-fil-A (which I have yet to do) is no worse than buying gasoline. It could be argued that a large percentage of our nations petrol comes from Arab countries, most of which denounce homosexuality as a sin punishable by DEATH. So, when we fill up at the tank, are we funding radicals that would rather see our kind dead in the street? No offense to either side on this issue, but suddenly eating a… Read more »

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Finally–an intelligent and objective post…

I have nothing but respect for you.

Kathy Guyer
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Kathy Guyer

Ive been following this website fior awhile but this is my first post here. Im watching each post escalate into more and more hate. Im a Christian but my best friend is gay. We have these discussions on current events and the gay lifestyle alot especially lately and sometmes it gets heated but we always love each other. Why is it othes can not do the same? I do not want Gay marriage legalized but Im not condemning or bad mouthing someone for being Gay as its not my judgement to make. They will answer to God not I. Gays… Read more »

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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