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Calif Man Arrested for Message on Chick-fil-A

Friday Aug 10, 2012

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A 30-year-old man has been arrested for investigation of vandalism after police say he scrawled "tastes like hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in a Los Angeles suburb.

Torrance police say Manuel Castro was taken into custody Wednesday night after they found him in West Hollywood. Castro posted $20,000 bail and was released. It wasn't immediately known if he had retained an attorney.

The message, accompanied by a cow, was found last Friday as gay marriage supporters ramped up protests against the corporate owner's opposition to same-sex unions.

The flap began last month when Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a religious publication that the company backed "the biblical definition of a family."

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  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-08-10 13:29:42

    What a shame that he’s going to get in trouble for this, but understandable. Too bad be didn’t come up with a way to get the same message out there without damaging property.

  • , 2012-08-10 17:17:57

    Right for sure not helping the cause

  • Marc , 2012-08-12 01:54:47

    The Chick-fil-A thing backfired, rightly.

  • , 2012-08-13 14:29:25

    They should do they Christian thing and forgive him.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-08-13 17:30:39

    Lol. Yeah, like that’s gonna happen. They’re only as Christian as it suits them. I act more like a Christian than most of these peckers and I gave that malarky up years ago.

  • monkey801, 2012-08-13 21:53:58

    To any and all of my fellow LGBTs, this "Kiss-In" aimed to stick it to Chik-Fil-A is ridiculous. Do you really think that it’s going to do anything other than hurt us? It is downright CHILDISH. All you are doing is fueling the fire that is burning us all, and then I end up being grouped with those of you who would participate in this juvenile crap. I am tired of all of the hatred, and because so many of you LGBTs reciprocate the hate that you claim to despise we will never progress.

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