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Tim Thomas supports Chick-fil-A and not because of the fried chicken

Jul 26, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

It’d been a while since we’ve gotten some real life commentary from self-exiled Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. With the recent gay rights controversy involving fast food chain Chick-fil-A, he felt it was time to hop on Facebook and sound off.

Thomas took to the social media site to say he stands with the fried chicken restaurant and their stand on gay rights, but Thomas put his own spin on things.


Thomas’ support for Chick-fil-A should come as no surprise given his previous political comments on Facebook. At this point getting outraged over his beliefs is like getting in an argument with a wall. You can shout til you’re blue in the face and you’re not going to accomplish anything other than getting yourself upset.

If nothing else, Thomas is really finding ways to build up a laundry list of reasons for him to get traded out of Boston as his thoughts are 180-degrees opposite that of Boston mayor Thomas Menino who recently sent a letter to Chick-fil-A telling them they’re not welcome in his city.

So… When does hockey season start again?

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  1. raider2124 - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Proudliberal you are a clueless statist. 37 states have voted it down. The bigger outrage should be the mayor saying the city doesn’t want chic fil a in the city. How can one mayor say the city doesn’t and won’t allow you to move for your stance on gay marriage. let the business move to the city and the people can choose not to go. That won’t happen. The business will thrive like it has in every city it goes to. Just shows that liberals are anti business, anti capitalism, anti free market and anti constitution. They are for big government, no freedom of choice, and want to make every decision for you. It all ends in November

    • manchestermiracle - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM

      raider, I find it chillingly ironic that you seem clueless about the hypocrisy of your post. You rail against Boston’s mayor saying Chik-Fil-A isn’t welcome in his city (his opinion; it carries no legal weight) while supporting a stance that essentially says certain people you don’t like shouldn’t be allowed to marry. Isn’t voting to deny a certain segment of society benefits enjoyed by other segments the very definition of big government? That type of position has been consistently struck down over the years (slavery, women not being allowed to vote, segregated schools,etc.). Funny how you label others so quickly when it is in fact your position that is attempting to regulate by law.

      • raider2124 - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

        So you approve of breaking the law then. What’s next. Marrying your dog, your tree, your car, your first cousin, how about your brother or sister. Wheter you like it or not this country was founded upon judeo christian beliefs. You are a typical liberal progressive. Everything you stated slavery, women not voting and segregated schools were all liberal democrate beliefs. Look it up. The people who supported Jim Crow were liberal democrates. Ask Al Gore’s dad in Tennessee or the klansman senator who passed away last year from West Virginia. All liberal progressives.

  2. raider2124 - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Travishenrykid you are a troll and s liar. Nice to make up a bs story to try to prove a pony. Very liberal or alinsky of you. Very similar tactic the Muslim in charge uses. It doesn’t work. Even california voted down gay marriage and it wasn’t even a close vote. Never will be.

    • travishenryskid - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM

      Why do you think I’m lying? Because a gay guy couldn’t possibly beat up a straight guy, right?

      • raider2124 - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        Becasue you are. You were not in bar last week where there was a gay slur was used and he was assaluted. Then after he was assaulted he pulled out a gun and started waving it around. Not true. If it was true you should be able to pull up the arrest article, my guess is you can’t and won’t. You will then state then the patron ran out of the bar and was not apprehended. Typical alinsky tactic. Create a story that tries to support your opinion and use hot button topics. The president does it all the time. Every story he says when he speak is a lie and the dumb believe. Alinsky 101

  3. sparty0n - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    btw, I do find it ironic that many of the same groups that were hatin on the dixie chicks for voicing their feelings are now calling for tollerace toward chick-fil-a

  4. hagigun - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Who cares what these people say?!? It’s his business, he can do what he wants.

    The bottom line is the world is evolving, society is changing. If the Cathy’s and much of America want to look to a 2,000 year old book for answers, maybe they ought to stay away from all the “advances” our society has had. The guy believes in Magic Gardens, Talking snakes, sky gods, some guy building a big boat, etc. It’s laughable how educated and smart business people can still believe this kind of stuff with ZERO proof. “We are shaking our fists at God…” Well prove he exists, then maybe I would be worried.

  5. pantherpro - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Hey Raider2124…. Are you Raider trash or think of yourself as a real Raider? Either way you are a tool. Nice handle you moron. Your name speaks volume for you and your party. How about adding lost soul to Raider2124. Living with mom in trailer park? Rebel flag outside with empty Chick A Fil boxes littered outside?

    • raider2124 - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      How many super bowl have the Panthers one…oh year ZERO. I own a very succesful business. And as a typical left winger your only insluts are redneck, i’m not I was born and raised in the northeast. Trailer Park, nope never lived in one. I own a $500,000 house in Florida, even after the real estate fall out. And I don’t fly a rebel flag as much as it disguts you and you kind I fly an American flag. You on the hand think that you are educated becuase a 3rd grade teacher taught you about global warming, which is a scam and proven to be. So you recycle, waste of time you think that trees and some rare bug are worth more then a human life. That’s why you support abortion and call it choice. Yet if a murder kills someone you don’t like the death penalty becasue then you think that every life is valuable, but yet praise planned parenthood for all the babies it murders. You wrap your hands around trees wearing burkenstocks screaming the earth is breathing yet sip starbucks not caring where the beans came from and the slave labor that provided you the terrible cup of coffee. You want illegals to get amnesty becasue you don’t see the destruction it causes in neighborhoods, in schools and the end resluts in jail cells or death of citizens of this country. BUt it sounds cool to smoke a joint around other liberal egg heads, who never created a job or even work for that matter and shout corportations are evil, while talking on you i-phone driving around in a prius your parents bought you. You are a fool and will continue to be one for the rest of your life until you do something, anything in this world that matters.

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

        $500,000 dollar house in Florida = $5 anywhere not humid as a tampon, flat as a board, and right wing as a LOSER!

  6. manchestermiracle - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    There are too many comments on here to wade through them all, and a large number of them are just inane. So apologies to anyone who may have already stated what I see as the obvious issue here:

    And that is, why do so many people feel it necessary to attempt to dictate the private lives of others? A marriage is a contract between two people (excepting polygamy, of course) and just those two people. Your independent opinion of that contract has no bearing whatsoever. Get over yourself. If your idea of marriage is between a man and woman, fine. Trying to project that opinion onto others is the epitome of hubris (look ’em up if you don’t get ’em).

    The law protects private contracts, whether business or personal. The law prohibits discrimination regarding those contracts. To allow certain benefits (tax breaks, etc.) to one group of contractees (man/woman marriage) while denying them to other combinations smacks of discrimination and bigotry.
    When you attempt to exclude people you don’t like or disagree with from exercising benefits accorded to those you do agree with, you are discriminatory (i.e., a bigot).

    If I like Chevys and dislike Fords, should I be allowed to tell you that you cannot buy a Ford? Of course not, since your choice of ride is your right. It’s no different in any other part of someone’s personal life. Quit trying to tell other people how to live their lives. That seems to be an overriding concern of many religious groups and a big reason why I don’t trust them. If your particular way of life was so obviously correct then more people would find their own way to you. But instead I see a lot of rigid ideology and a disturbing amount of exclusion.

    You can try to claim that you are exercising your free-speech rights, but actively excluding people you don’t like from their own rightful participation in the benefits accorded certain groups (but not others) is indeed bigotry and a violation of the Constitution. Your hypocrisy is showing, yet again.

    To Tim Thomas: Since you went to the trouble to let everyone know you agree with a narrow-minded, bigoted company (that produces a rather poor product) intent on sticking their noses into places it doesn’t belong, allow me to do the same: The next contract you negotiate, if there is one, should be posted online for all of us to weigh in on. If we disagree with some portion of that contract you are legally bound to accept our opinions. Turn about is fair play. Attempt to dictate what others may or may not do in their personal lives and it is only consistent that you allow the same in your life. What was that biblical quote about addressing the log in your own eye before pointing out the splinter in your fellow man’s?

  7. mornelithe - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    I don’t eat fast food, and I’ve moved on from Tim Thomas. So, as much as I may disagree with his opinion, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. I do applaud the Mayor of Boston though. They’ve got enough problems in their city to allow even more bigotry and blind hatred in.

    • thesableo - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:26 PM

      I was with you until the end there. No city is perfect, but you make it sound like Boston is 90% bigotry (and 10% Wahlberg, amirite?). We have very little crime for a major city. Additionally, Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage and is consistently one of the smartest/fittest/wealthiest/most educated states in the country.
      I’m really embarrassed about the racist comments some idiots made about Joel Ward, but holding an entire state accountable for a few dumbasses is hardly fair. I dislike Justin Bieber but I have the good common sense not to blame all of Ontario for his actions.

  8. jimeejohnson - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Two words: Christian Conservative. Say no more. Christian Conservatives have rights, too, and Thomas doesn’t care what people think of him so he spews how he feels for all to see. This is America, land of the right wingNUT. Love it, leave it, or expose these hypocrites for what they are: narrow minded, pea-brained, paranoid FREAKS! I’ll leave the exposing part off of sports blogs, and root for Thomas the hockey player, but after the game is over, I will continue to think he’s a pathetic loser like the rest of his ilk.

  9. bhawksrule - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    With all the lame political jazz aside,
    Come to the Blackhawks Tim!

  10. raider2124 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    You liberals are pathetic. You scream for justice and equality yet at every turn if someone doesn’t agree with your point of view you smear and demonize. Fact. Gay marriage has never passed a vote, it failed in 37 states. Yet the small group that supports it wants it thrown in everyone’s face like it’s a right. It is not. Here we have a business owner who has christian values and he is smeared and demonized by the left for his beliefs. He is told not to come to there town because he will be penalized and not welcome. By whom. Chick-fil-a hires gays, doesn’t descriminate against them, does not turn them away from eating at his establishment. But yet the left will not ALLOW him to come to there city. How is that just? The left screams of choice ,fairness and equality. But practice none of it. Health care, force it down your throught, tax the rich more, reguate everything to give no one a choice. It’s your beliefs, which are wrong or we will name call or cause violence. You are downright hypocrites.

    • travishenryskid - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

      You are really dumb. You and he share a belief that you are better and more important than other people for no reason. That’s why we call you biggots.

    • chrisvegas - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      Marriage is a religous right. People can decide on their own what the definition of marriage should be, government should have no part on what it means to be married. I support Thomas and Chick-Fi-A’s right to express thier views. I agree with you on the Left and how they try and force people to accept thier values, but at the same time the Republicans try and force thier values and definition of marriage on people as well. Personally most people miss the point of freedom. If Gay people want to call themselves married then so be it. It is their right and marriage is a religous beleif, however it is the right of Christians to not reconize gay marriage. For me the ingredients in a marriage is a Man and a Woman regardless of what anyone else claims or laws that may be passed, and that will not change. People miss the point of this arguement. It isn’t about what you beleive, it is about your right to your on beleives on what marriage should be. To hell with the government.

  11. govtminion - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    It is my fond dream that Tim Thomas will retire and fade from relevance very soon, so that hockey sites won’t continue to get clogged up with this back-and-forth garbage.

    Thanks for the Cup, Tim- now go away.

  12. chrisvegas - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    It is like people don’t have the right to disagree with what is considered “Politically Correct” anymore. This is why I love Tim Thomas. We need more people like that. I support Chick-Fi-A to. They have the right to say and beleive what they want. That is what freedom is all about… Gays have the right to live the way they choose, and Christians and other religous groups have the right to hate or disagree with that live style. When we get on this path where you have to accept certian things because society says it is ok, then you really are losing you freedom. Marriage to me will always be between a man and a woman, doesn’t matter what the papers say or the government says. They can not shape my opinion as a free man. That being said if Gay people want to consider themselves married then it is their right and the government should have no say in what the definition of marriage is. This should be left to everyone individually to decide for themselves. Good way to speak up for what you beleive Tim Thomas. Much respect!!!!

  13. pantherpro - Jul 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Raider fool,

    Say goodnight to mom for us!

  14. boltsfan777 - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    “…the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about.” You don’t have to be a historian to realize that “what marriage is all about” has changed MANY times throughout history.

    Do these people also long for the time (not that long ago), when it was illegal in some states for a black man to marry a white woman or when women were nothing more than property and had no power in the marriage? Yeah, they want to “take the country back”, back in time that is.

    I imagine back then there were also ridiculous warnings of what they said it would lead to, like “Marrying your dog, your tree, your car”. The right always uses fear to promote its agenda.

    I’m glad some people had the audacity to change what’s wrong.

  15. phillyphan83 - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    Tim Thomas is pathetic. I’d love to take a bat to his kneecaps! he deserves it!

  16. bigdawg1954 - Jul 28, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Just as we are expressing our own ‘opinions’ here; doesn’t Tim Thomas have the right to express his’ as well? Isn’t there something about the ‘freedom of expression?’

  17. xjokerz - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:54 AM

    Shut up Thomas you fat moron.

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