Young and Restless Star Greg Rikaart Tweets Disappointment in DAYS' Melissa Reeves' Support of Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A






Another daytime star has chimed in on "Chick-fil-A  Appreciation Day" and the restaurant's stance on gay marriage. The Young and the Restless' Greg Rikaart responded on Twitter to Days of Our Lives' Melissa Reeves' support of the fast food chain. Rikaart tweeted:

So far, Reeves has kept mum on Rikaart's decision to exercise his rights to free speech.

 


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I posted there as well

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@TomZulawski:The David in MF post is not me. We're not even friends but I can see the David you are talking about. And by the way his FB page (MF) is open to be viewed. So you did exactly what you did to MR to me. You saw a black man's face named David and assumed it was me. This is part of your problem. You draw conclusions with no basis in fact.

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Being molested doesnt make you gay. That is a hateful streotype used to spread hate aganist Gays. And never use the Catholic church as a refrence again. Yeah lets look up to them who allowed priests to molest altar boys and did noithing but moving them to other churches. Yeah thats the moral compass but Gays are evil and unnatural., . Sorry molestion is unnatural. Love between same sex and opposite sex is natural. Get your facts right.

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Oh sure David I believe you, thanks for pointing out my Problem.

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Well given the fact that david G on Facebook said he had been on DC defending MR yo all the liberals, its not that stretch that Tom thought he was you

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@appleridge/TomZulawski: You and have proven my point 5 times over now. Thanks for being you. Just what was done now is what has been going on all along. Thanks!

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Yeah Appleridge I noticed that too, hmmm I wonder who that poster was, I couldn't have been David. He is to honest and religious to be dishonest.

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It's a little bit late for me to be wading into this argument, but nevertheless, here's what I think: Melissa Reeves is of course, free to do or say anything that she wants. But if I were she, and knowing that not only do I work in an industry that is heavily populated by the Gay and Lesbian community, but that also a large percentage of my fans are gay--and since it's also my right to keep my damn mouth shut--I would have done just that. I would have kept my employed piehole shut. I think I probably would have bought an ice cream cone instead. Or read a novel. Or took a nap. But that's just me.

But she didn't. And argue as you might about the "real" meaning of her words, the fact is that obviously, she felt her opinion mattered. She was compelled to speak. And nowhere in her words, did I hear her support for the Gay and lesbian community.

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I agree that everyone is free to their believes, but what this company is funding is hate and hate should not be rewarded. If it is, then it just continues. Doesn't it? People should freely believe in what they choose, but actively funding something labeled as “anti” against other human beings for simply living their lives and loving who they choose is wrong. I like Missy Reeves, but supporting a company that uses it profits to create hate is not what the world needs.

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So much I want to say about this, but I'll keep it brief b/c the pissing match I am seeing just proves what I think about all of this. People ain't shit and will continue to not be shit.

That is all.

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To me it sounds like Greg R. is a little perturbed that Missy has 31,000 followers to his 19,000.

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TomZulawski wrote:
Bellajewels wrote:
TomZulawski wrote:
Exactly Bellajewels so Im hoping we dont have to hear from you again on this subject LOL

Call my immature but I'm going to reply again for the simple fact that NO ONE is going to instruct me to stop speaking because they don't want to hear what I have to say.

Bella, I'm sorry I was completely joking when I posted that, it was Getting intense I needed a laugh.

Good, I'm glad. And I hope my childish reaction gave you a chuckle as well. I get a little hot under the collar at times and I lose my sense of humor a bit.

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Really, Melissa Reeves loved every bite? Melissa Reeves doesn't look like she eats anything, let alone loving every bite!
I'm sorry; I couldn't resist the thought. I do believe that everyone is entitled to the freedom of saying what is on their mind but this is not the issue here. The issue is that a large number of American citizens are being denied their civil rights because of their sexual and romantic preferences and this is wrong! I don't think that anyone can fully appreciate what this means until you have been a party to or witnessed firsthand the separate and NOT equal rules that apply to non-heterosexual people. These are things that so many of us take for granted on a daily basis. These are rights and civil liberties that so many of us cannot even fathom not having. Yet, if you are Gay or Lesbian you are denied these privileges daily. Imagine for a moment what it would be like if your spouse was sick in the hospital and the doctor was not allowed to speak with you or you were excluded from participating in any decision making regarding your spouse's treatment. If you are a heterosexual spouse, you are considered to be Next of Kin, if you are a gay spouse, you are nothing.
I could go on and on. Does Melissa Reeves have the right to say whatever she wants to? Absolutely, but EVERYONE should be able to enjoy the other civil rights and liberties that Melissa enjoys as well.

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I hope that when DAYS gets back on the air, that we can all get back to talking about Daytime.

This is really divisive, and I dont think that Gay Marriage should be a Litmus Test against dsicrimination for homosexuals. Some of us agree with a full pantheon of civil rights for homosexuals, but may not agree with Gay Marriage. A magazine such as the Advocate is simply doing their job, and militarizing a protest against specific actress, which I believe is wrong.

It is really time to move on so that we can familiarize people with DAYS, and the fact that Kristen DiMera is coming back.

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Hey Mon

Thats not the issue. The issue is the hate groups CFA donates to & how those groups go out of the way to harm and even want gays dead.

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appleridge, and anyone else...

I think that you are trying to force people too far, too fast. You may view it as a civil right, but I don't. My Latino people still have nothing after decades in the United States. We are economically oppressed, period. When people talk about allowing Hispanics to stay in America along the US's southern border, it is inferred that we are 'great gardeners', so why not let us stay? To the point, we are very much discriminated against.

So gay men can't get married? It is simply not that big of a deal. Civil unions can 'do the trick'. Marriage is a life-time commitment that involve women, or a woman and a man, I truly believe that. I do not believe that two men have it within them to be monogamous, so I dont see the need.

Take the caption article of sleepy Will and Sonny from 2 weeks ago. It took all of about an hour for the topic to get to hard-core gay porn. It took all of another hour to get it to hard-core fetish porn. So lets not get into this argument that there are millions of committeed two-men couples who want to marry.

I dont want the issue of civil rights for Hispanics and African-Americans to get diluted with a group of people who are NOT econimically oppressed, gay men.

Maybe Im too old-fashioned for this issue. But if Im old-fashioned, then the Gay Marriage Movement is moving too fast. Cause Im considered way too non-traditional of gay/lesbian issues by my family, my in-laws, my friends, and even my kids. Simply put, I am considered too 'gay tolerant', too 'gay friendly' by them.

I think this Missy Reeves 'thing' by the Advocate is causing a type of backlash.

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Hey Mon, I'm so sorry the gay and lesbian communities timing for equal rights isn't working out with your acceptance schedule. Just let millions of people know when you and your family feel comfortable and they can shelve the whole gay marriage thing until you are ready. In the meantime, I'll work on my acceptance of Latinos.

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Once again hey mon I direct u to my last post #165. It has nothing to do with the marriage issue for me. Once again read #165 for my issue.

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Love you Greg! Good job for doing the right thing!

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I guess we all have to do perform some soul-searching here...

The Advocate magazine coming after Missy Reeves for what I see as a free speech issue, has got me thinking. It's very interesting to think about. Is Gay and Lesbian Rights a civil right to the level that African-American, Native American, and Hispanic Rights are?

I guess the answer for me is 'no'. So if I'm having a 'hard time' with this issue, what kind of quandry is the rest of America in? If, as I said, my community of friends considers me a total 'liberal' (for lack of a better word) supporter of homosexual rights, and I am having a vexing problem with the whole thing? What does the rest of my community think?

It's the whole nature of males, and the concept of male/male interaction.

How the whole male/male interaction seems to always lead to the talk of gay male hard core porn. How the gay 'couple' who live across the street from me and my family aren't at all monogamous, have men half their age parading in and out, and cat-call my 20-yr old son. Why does my secretary have this crazy desire to engage in what I would call risky behavioral sex lately, with different men, and in 3-ways with 2 other men. Why do I have to listen to him talk about it with the other female secretaries?

This is what our society is going to become?

It really makes me think...

Well, this is my last comment on this issue. I dont want to get banned or something. But this whole trashing of Melissa Reeves has pushed me, for lack of a better word, more 'conservatively'.

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Freedom of speech allows you to say (almost anything) you want, but that does not exempt you from criticism on what you say.

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Not every state has civil unions and those that do exclude hundreds of rights included in a CIVIL marriage.