Days of Our Lives Star Melissa Reeves Tweeted Support During Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day



 




NBC's Days of Our Lives may have made great strides in supporting the LGBT community by penning a powerful coming out story for Will Horton (Chandler Massey), but apparently one of the soap's top stars would rather eat chicken than see gay people afforded equality. Melissa Reeves, who has played the mega popular role of Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux on the sudser on and off since 1985, tweeted support for Chick-fil-A on Wednesday.

The fast food chain has been under fire for years, due to the millions it has donated to anti-LGBT rights causes. Most recently, Chick-fil-A's COO Dan Cathy confirmed his stance against gay marriage in an interview with the publication Blblical Recorder, resulting in calls from civil rights groups to boycott Chick-fil-A. I guess Reeves sees absolutely nothing wrong with the chain working so hard to deny 10 percent of the population their civil rights. She tweeted:

 

 



 


Reeves is absolutely right. She should be able to express her freedom of speech any way she sees fit. Just like I am free in this country to turn the channel from Days of Our Lives anytime her character comes on my screen — which is exactly what I plan to do.


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I dont care for her at all and never have and could care less what she thinks but she has a right to her opinion and free speech and that is what this chick fil a thing is all about. Liberals only care about "free" speech when it is a liberal cause and are the most intolerant people even though they pretend to preach tolerance.

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I dont care for her at all and never have and could care less what she thinks but she has a right to her opinion and free speech and that is what this chick fil a thing is all about. Liberals only care about "free" speech when it is a liberal cause and are the most intolerant people even though they pretend to preach tolerance.

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A kid isn't going to hang him/herself for being made fun of for being gay or different from everyone else, for homosexuals who do choose to kill themselves, the mental issue(Drunk are deeper and go way beyond being teased by kids at school. There are million of kids who are bullied and do not choose that route.

This is an argument that will never be won, no longer are christians or straight people allowed to speak about their views without being attacked. Homosexuals are hypocrites, they don't want to be attacked for their beliefs but they will attack as soon as those believes are are not agreed upon by everyone else. Just as there are whites who discriminate against blacks and vice versa there will always be people who don't agree with the homosexual lifestyle. One cannot force people to agree with something they were taught not to agree with.

You yourself Gary just personally attacked Melissa's forehead in a few posts above and justified it as payback or whatever for your being bullied in school, was Melissa one of your classmates who picked on you for your homosexuality?

Nowhere in here tweet or other tweets did Melissa say that homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to be together or get married.

What's the difference between Christians expressing their views against homosexuality, and homosexuals calling them names such as zealots, fanatics, bigots etc.? An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Even if the views are ignorant, as long as the words are not encouraging violence towards gays they should still be allowed to express their opinion/beliefs, just as homosexuals are allowed to fight for what they believe in.

I was raised Christian, but I don't really identify as one today, the religion is just too hypocritical for me... but they're not just pulling this stuff about homosexuality being unaccepted out of their asses, there are scriptures that refer to homosexual acts as an abomination. And as loyal Christians they choose to believe in that and there are some who do so promoting hatred towards the homosexual community, so now you're left attacking someone because of their belief system. It's a back and forth with attacks, fighting hate with hate, what exactly is that accomplishing?

Ravennite613-- you're welcome, it's not fair for others to cry foul, when they're fouling left and right themselves. You can't be fighters for equality, and not want others to have the equal right to speak when their views do not express the same sentiments yours does.

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"I was raised Christian, but I don't really identify as one today, the religion is just too hypocritical for me... but they're not just pulling this stuff about homosexuality being unaccepted out of their asses, there are scriptures that refer to homosexual acts as an abomination."

Oh Sweet, Heavenly Jesus!

So now I'm supposed to respect the views of people who base their every opinion on a book that sanctions the stoning of women for adultery. (Melissa, take note.)

Gore Vidal was right! The most un-Christlike people in the world are those who call themselves Christians.

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Preach it GaryJr!
Fuck!
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1) It is absolutely a right for anyone who is not gay. It is. If you can go to your Justice of the Peace's office, get a cirtificate and get married without problems or being told to go away, then that is a right you have. Except if you're gay in most United States and a lot of countries around the world.

2) Women are certainly discriminated. Just ask the one who was fired and told to become a stay-at-home mom. It IS discrimination if you don't envy someone who is your equal the same rights you have. And they've been sued for employment discrimination how many times? Dozens. If 1/10 people (at least) are openly gay in this world... that makes how many of those people?

3) Marriage is a commitment between two people to love, stay faitful and care for each other. States have that right, but because of bigots who scream at the moon, they don't change it. FYI, chances are bigger that a gay couple will stay together than a heterosexual couple. 50% divorce rate is a-ok, just don't let two girls get married.

4) They just can't get married like everybody else. And they can't have a family most places. They aren't allowed to adopt. Most places you have to be married to be a fosterfamily.

5) You cannot fucking compare being a valedictorian to being gay. You are born gay, you BECOME a valedictorian due to hard work, discipline and partly your intelligence. Quarterbacks aren't born quarterbacks. They work like freaking hell to become fit enough to maybe, some day, get in the start-up line. Gays are born gay. They do not become it. They come out of the closet, but they have always been gay.

I am not gay, and I am not close-minded. I was just raised to believe that my brothers and sisters in this world were worth as much as I am.

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I find it ironic that most priest are gay, talk about hypocrisy.

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She has to right to say it, I have the right to call her out for being a supporter of an organization that supports the murders of gay people. Free speech is a good and a dangerous thing, depending on how it is used.

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@thebookerman: You're joking, right? The STATE is stopping them from having everything a married couple have. They don't get to make the decision of life support, they don't have the rights to adopt, they don't have medical rights, and that's just the first things off the top of my head.

The threat against marriage is not gay marriage, it's divorce. But ya'll love getting that. (Huh, Newt?)

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Damn...this thread has had more passion and heat than any of the offerings from the 4 remaining soaps that aired today....

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SoapArmageddon--you don't respect their views and some go on with their lives, they don't respect your views and something is wrong with them? It would seem that according to your logic, unless I'm misunderstanding what you said regarding respect, that Christians then have the right to disrespect homosexuals because they go against what is written in their bible.

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Well regardless to sexuality, I actually support Chic-Fil-A, and the reason IS, because when you are personally ASKED your opinion on a subject, you shouldn't have to LIE. If it's his beliefs, it's his beliefs. Gay people work at CFA, up until now we all ate their (straight and gay), and there wasn't a problem. But because ONE man doesn't necessarily agree with someone's lifestyle, then all of a sudden we all have to boycott the place? I find it ridiculous. Everyone is not going to like the homosexual lifestyle, just like everyone isn't going to like the heterosexual lifestyle. On both sides of the coin, someone says it's "Nasty"....it's the world we live in...we are all different.

If I owned a restaurant and I did an interview where someone asked me what I watched on daytime TV, and I said Y&R and B&B because I don't like the others, would I get condemned and boycotted because I don't like General Hospital and DAYS? It's MY personal opinion...and that's how I feel about this. What that man does with his business and what he contributes to and DOESN'T contribute to shouldn't really matter. If you like the food you like the food. If you don't, then you don't. I could understand people being upset and not eating there, but to stage this big elaborate (yet ridiculous) boycott is doing a bit much. What its saying is, we aren't allowed to voice our opinions of things...whether YOU agree or not. And this is coming from me, a man who has dated BOTH sexes. I don't expect the world to love me because I'm gay. I expect them to treat me the way everyone else is treated....some will love me, some will hate me. Some will discriminate. It's the way the world goes around. Do I think it's right? NO!!!

But where CFA is concerned, I don't see discrimination. I honestly don't. And I really wasn't interested enough to read everything that has gone down, so I may be making an ass out of myself...but if I've missed some details or something, then by all means let me know. All I'm saying is, the guy was entitled to his opinion and the backlash is really unnecessary. OUR COUNTRY was the one that wasn't necessarily approving gay marriage. It had nothing to do with CFA. But there wasn't a big USA-boycott...and I don't think too many people moved out of the country because of it. SMH

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Um, yes GHteenybopper gay teens who have been bullied because they are gay have killed themselves because of it.
Pick up an issue of People sometime.

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Um, Ryan-Scott, it's not of my interest to read tabloid magazines, I come from a background in psychology and it is my opinion that there are deeper issues than being teased because of ones sexuality that leads one to decide to end their own life. One's sexuality may be an aggravating factor but it is not the main catalyst for teen suicides.
Pick up a psych textbook sometime, educate yourself about the neurological and psychological aspects surrounding teen suicide.

I can't believe I was just told to read a tabloid magazine..smh.

SoapArmageddon-- Wasn't Gore Vidal someone who freely expressed Anti-Semitic views, or do I have the wrong guy?

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Yes Stoney you did just make an ass out of yourself. What if a proper southern gentleman was asked his opinion on owning slaves, and he said "oh there is nothing wrong with slavery, it's in the bible". Does that make it ok? Singling out a group of people and subjecting them to different treatment because they are not just like you is not right. Just because you believe something to be right doesn't make it so.

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GHteenybopper, Weren't there psychologists who thought homosexuality was a mental illness up until a few years ago when they de-classified it, or do I have the wrong profession?

Re Gore Vidal: He spent fifty years living with Howard Austen, a man (I know. The Horror!!!) who was Jewish.

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You really need to research bullying GHTeenybopper and learn the effects it can have.
Just Google it like I just did and the names will be there of young people who killed themselves because of it.
It has nothing to do with mental illness. It has to do with wanting an escape from being harrassed and made to feel like shit everyday because you're gay and made to believe it is something to feel shame over.
Hide behind your Phd or whatever you have.
You are truly out of touch.

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Melissa Reeves is free to do what she wants, that is what makes America great. Just like I am free to say that I think she is wrong. And she was wrong when she cheated on her husband. I hope she gains five pounds from all the Chik fils.

On a positive note, there is only one Chik A Fil in my state, New Hampshire. According to the Manchester, NH television state (really the only one in NH) this franchise had just as many people as every other franchise in the nation. The difference was that the owner of the franchise was a big supporter of LBGT rights and before the President of the company opened his mouth, he had already pledged money in support of LBGT rights. So yesterday, more money was raised to support LBGT rights. Everyone should be equal.

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Spins Vixenella thank you for summing up a lot of what I have been thinking.

I believe the gay community has a right to marry and certainly to respectfully fight for that right including boycotting businesses that they believe block their progress but at the same time they have to try and communicate in a way that understands and accepts that many of these individuals arent coming so much from some point of blind bigotry but from a position of faith. Just because you disagree with their interpretation of their faith - and I do - doesnt mean that they dont have a right to their belief nor the right to express their belief. For that reason, I agree with a great deal of what Teeny had to say (although I do disagree about the suicide issue.)

Soap Armegeddon i have to say i was offended by your post to raven about "not begrudging the fact that my tax dollars help to put money in your husband's pocket and food on your table". WOW. Really? Because of people like your husband people in the US have the freedom to be gay and to boycott businesses and to organize politically. You dont "begrudge"? You should be GRATEFUL and happy that your tax dollars compensated him in some small way because what he EARNED doesnt remotely compare to what he sacrificed FOR YOU and FOR ME and FOR EVERY AMERICAN. Its one thing to disagree with Raven's position, its another entirely to take it to a personal level IMHO.

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EET, I have always found your posts well-written and apologize if my statement was offensive to you. Although the word "begrudge" does not exclude being grateful, I am sorry that I included that statement. It lowered me to the level of those I despise and who despise me for being born the way I was.

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No, SoapArmageddon you have the right profession, homosexuality was removed from the DSM in the 70s and of course there are probably psychologists today who believe it should still be in there. Who's to say they're wrong or right?

Ryan-Scott, not quite at the PhD level yet, but part of having suicidal tendencies and actually committing the act itself does have something to do with chemical imbalances as well which are caused by some underlying mental illness, most of those gay kids who do the unthinkable have been shown to have a history of either depression or another form of mental illness, some are even put on anti-depressants which increase suicidal tendencies/thoughts in younger people. Maybe they didn't explain that in the issues of People magazine you read. I was put on anti-depressants when I was 16 and my mom was told to keep an eye on me because the main side effect was an increase in suicidal ideation. Now I'm not saying them being gay doesn't factor into them wanting to kill themselves, but it's certainly not the main catalyst for their suicidal ideation as you seem to be implying.

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Yes Stoney you did just make an ass out of yourself. What if a proper southern gentleman was asked his opinion on owning slaves, and he said "oh there is nothing wrong with slavery, it's in the bible". Does that make it ok? Singling out a group of people and subjecting them to different treatment because they are not just like you is not right. Just because you believe something to be right doesn't make it so.

I meant making an ass out of myself because I had wrong information...not based off what I said. My point still remains my point...

If you ASK someone something and they don't kiss your ass and give you the answer you'd LIKE for them to give you, it doesn't make them wrong. If I ASKED a proper southern gentlemen his opinion on slavery and he said he thought it was okay because it was in the bible...I wouldn't be upset at all because I'd know he was ignorant and has no knowledge of the bible, but I also wouldn't be upset BECAUSE I ASKED HIS OPINION!!! You can't look for something and then get offended when you find it. And your last statement is absolutely correct on BOTH sides. Just because YOU believe something to be right (or okay) doesn't make it so. And it doesn't mean everyone has to agree with you. Everyone has their own way of thinking and living. I chose to respond with class, while you chose to tell me I made an ass of myself based on YOUR misunderstanding of my post. See how that works??? Different strokes for different folks...

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Soap thank you for you last post. It is much appreciated. When it comes to the men and women that serve I have a real sensitive spot for it - I feel an eternal gratitude for what they do because I look at how women live in most of the world and I know that I would live a very different life in most of the world were it not in large part for what they do. Knowing the discrimination that lesbians and gays face around the world, i can only image thats very true for many posting here as well - that they would live very different lives were it not for the freedoms we have here. yes, we have a long way to go but I believe we will get there because we have a system that allows for freedom of expression and in the end that always gets us to the right place even if the journey is sometimes plagued with awful and difficult moments in our history.

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Omg.

My admiration of the beautiful & talented Jennifer Rose Horton Devereaux just shattered into millions of pieces.

I can't believe someone would go public and state something this stupid.

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What are you not getting GHTeenbopper?
It's the not being gay that makes these kids kill themselves.
It's the effects of being bullied that do BECAUSE THEY ARE GAY and being made to feel worthless. I wish I could ask these kids to confirm this for you BUT THEY'RE ALL DEAD.

Obviously, you didn't Google it.

I'm done debating this you.
As I said, you have no clue.

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Stoney, the thing is I didn't ask Melissa for her opinion, I wouldn't have asked any of these ignorant people for their opinion, but because they are of a majority they feel that they have the right to discriminate. Again, just because someone believes
Something to be right doesn't make it so, history has proved that over and over again. Looking back, many people should have just kept their mouths shut because history has proven them to be not worthy of their opinion.

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Well, there is no chic-fil-a around here and I never ate at one anywhere. So that part is not an issue for me. I can't really complain about the writers of daytime tackling a controversial issue because this is an actor expressing her opinion. The show has nothing to do about it.

I will say, because of the issue, that those stating free speech probably are of the same opinion.

I will say that not everyone that fights for gay rights is gay. A lot of people that fight for gay rights are friends, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, mothers, father, and on and on. In fact, people fighting for others they love are more active. Defensive is an understatement. No one wants to see people they love undervalued.

I just never understand how people don't understand, when we are at the end of the line, no one is better then anyone else. We are all on equal footing.

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Bullying does not lead to suicide, if that were the case, all bullied children would kill themselves, these kids unfortunately suffer from a psychological vulnerability where they're not capable of handling all in the interpersonal conflict they face either at school or at home. When it comes to suicide there is a bigger and more complex issue. It' easy to blame it all on bullying because that's easy. There are millions of straight children who aren't gay who are severely bullied and are still alive and don't plan on ending their lives. Maybe you should put down the people magazine and google articles that will give you an in depth analysis on many teen suicides, where scholars will inform you that bullying alone does not cause suicide, gay or straight. Just because I don't agree with you or read people magazine doesn't mean I don't have a clue. I'm glad you're done debating, this was getting very tiring, you sir, are a master debater.

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Like a neutered dog, you just don't get it.
Oh well.

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Something that really bothered me about yesterday, with all those people showing support - I kept wondering, if the statement had been made that because of his religious beliefs, he didn't support racially mixed marriages (and behind the scenes was sending millions of dollars to organizations that fought against racially mixed marriages), would there have been so many smiling faces on facebook, on site, showing their support for "freedom of speech" and being proud of what they were doing?

I think not. But because it was gay and lesbian relationships in question, then apparently a whole lot of people felt it was okay to defend this oppressive viewpoint as freedom of speech. It seems like freedom of speech and religious beliefs - at least when it comes to gay relationships - gives people carte blanche to basically give a large segment of the population (and inevitably their own friends, brothers, sisters, cousins, etc.) the finger and do it with pride.