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So apparently the Chick-fil-A schmuck aka Adam Smith has had some time to reflect on his actions and has posted a video apologizing to Rachel. Apparently he went by the Chick-fil-A store to apologize and she wouldn’t talk to him, so he made a video:

This from a famous friend of mine:

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/231618293704830976

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  • sybilll

    No way I am giving this douchenozzle 7:48 of my time. But thanks for posting it Scoop.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYQGFT3TATTTVUI6MRT7PVTGWA kyle m.

      sybilll,

      You have posted my sentiments exactly. Thank you for articulating it so aptly and succinctly.

      The idiot was not even smart enough to turn comments off on his YouTube video and he is getting rightly ripped a new one.

    • BeerPartyPatriot

      Well, you missed him lying about feeling bad the moment he pulled away from the drive thru (b/c he posted his video later), and you missed his reiterating contempt for all the people who support Chickfila and the organizations that Chicfila supports, and also his judgmental comments on how someone who took the high road handled herself. Other than that, it was blah blah blah about his job and family, but the apology was obviously not about them either but the loss of job and his new status as posterboy for America’s intolerant jerks.

  • PVG

    Narcissistic idiot. He learned nothing from this….it’s all about him.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Hmmm, sounds like our president after the 2010 elections and ever since.

  • mike3e4r7

    Adam Baldwin, thanks for the advice, but we can think for ourselves.

    • badbadlibs

      Besides….he didn’t ask our forgiveness, and what am I suppose to forgive? That he made me mad?

      • timeout31

        This is true. Thanks for pointing it out. He does not think he needs to be forgiven or he would have made sure he apologized to the young lady in a private venue. Bet he is awful to live with……

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          …and work with/for!

        • badbadlibs

          There is another thought concerning this man saying he was sorry. Anyone can say that, and usually it means the person is sorry he or she got caught.
          There is a huge difference between saying, “I’m sorry” and “will you please forgive me?”

    • 1mathteacher

      Exactly.

      And in what way are the consequences above & beyond his sins? He showed the world how mean and hateful he could be, and his employer didn’t appreciate it. I would say it’s not unusual for an employer to sever a relationship when someone shows so clearly that they lack good judgment (though it’s probably unusual for someone to show it SO clearly).

      And the higher up / more public your position is, the more one should expect similar results. The guy was a CFO…..one would assume he had better sense than this. I wouldn’t want him handling my money!

      • mike3e4r7

        I agree. It might be different if he were lower in the chain of command, but when you take a position of management that high in the
        company you’re generally held to a higher standard by those you work for and are expected to publicly comport yourself in a way that doesn’t put the company in a bad light.

      • mike3e4r7

        And as for actor Adam Baldwin, he’s come out recently and given some
        interviews in the past year or so, talking about how he’s a conservative, although I’m a bit skeptical. But even taking him at his word, then great! Love to have you join our community Adam, but don’t talk down to us. So many in Hollywood just can’t help themselves. They just know they’re better and smarter than the rest of us. What Adam doesn’t understand is that conservatives are an
        egalitarian lot (I hope I’m using the right word). We have no use
        for self proclaimed leaders. To the extent that we have leaders – people like Brietbart, Levin, Malkin, etc. – they’re leaders because they’ve earned it.

      • Susanna958

        Yeah, and I don’t believe for one minute that his employer got threats. Thats what the left does.

  • 4rcane

    Forgiveness can only come if he loses his sanctimonious behavior. He is using hatred to fight what he consider haters. He was the real bigot

  • BMartin1776

    no one really really really cares how sorry you are bucko! Youre not sorry you meant every word and now that you have 15 minutes of the type of fame no one wants you are sorry!! Take your apology turn it sideways and shove it up your candy ass!

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      And go join Sandra Flooook in the forgettables’ hall of fame.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

    Wow! I really expected something different, but I don’t believe a word he is saying.

    Edit: I’m not calling the man a liar………I just really rely on my internal ‘truth detector’, and I don’t see it.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      It’s ok. You can call him a liar. I am.

  • http://twitter.com/KzPage LiveFreeOrDieTryin

    hmm my instinct is to forgive him but not sure…… I saw his other video’s before he deleted them.
    he was kinda an ass to a guy walking by the side of the road with a cross.
    I think he’s just an ass . He got busted and now wants sympathy.

    I dont think this thing had anything to do with gays, thats why he said ” I dont have a gay in me”
    I think its about christians , he’s an athiest( as he said in one of his youtube videos)

    as I listen to this …….. I’m leaning on not forgiving him. Sounds like a narcissist
    ME ME ME

    • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

      I like what you said minus one thing—–

      If you can’t forgive another, then how can you expect to be forgiven for your sins.

      • badbadlibs

        He hasn’t asked our forgivness, has he? I admit I couldn’t watch the whole video, my stomach can only take so much.
        If he hasn’t asked anyone but Rachel, then it’s just Rachel that has to do the forgiving.
        The only thing the guy did to me was make me mad….

        • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

          A person doesn’t have to ask you for forgiveness for you to grant it, does s/he?

          • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

            We cannot foregive him because we were not the targets of his attack. Yes, we were annoyed and outraged by him, but ultimately we will forever be strangers, and he’s got nothing to do with our lives.

          • E. Lee Zimmerman

            Precisely. He’s EXPECTING forgiveness.

            I say “frak it.”

          • badbadlibs

            In this situation, I cannot grant any forgiveness for what he did to Rachel, I am not Rachel.
            He made me upset, if I acted out on that emotion, then chances are I would have to ask him for forgiveness.
            But, to your overall point, no…a person doesn’t have to be asked when they have been wronged. Forgiveness is the most spiritual thing one can do. :)

          • FreeManWalking

            Evidently if a person doesn’t ask for forgiveness, they do not see that they have done anything wrong.

            “If you can’t forgive another, then how can you expect to be forgiven for your sins.”

            And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

            It doesn’t say if he trespass against thee seven time in a day forgive him.

          • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

            Dr. Laura’s criteria work for me:

            [The qualities of repentance, getting back on track, are the four R's.

            The first is responsibility: We must recognize that we have done wrong.

            The second is regret: We must have true remorse for doing wrong and for the pain and problems we've caused.

            The third is resolve: We must be committed never to repeat the act regardless of the temptations or situation.

            The fourth and probably the most difficult is to repair the damage we've done, or at least do what we can to apologize directly to the injured party.

            When someone goes through these four R's with sincerity, I believe you have the obligation to forgive even if the trust is not yet re-established. And, as to that trust, there is an old Arabic saying: "Forgive, but tie up your camel."]

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/C3IZXZOYFP2UERUJUKRZUMKOE4 larryg

        Forgiveness is not the issue, consequences for his actions are the issue. The only forgiveness available to him can come from the young woman he abused in a premeditated manner. This was NOT a casual offense, but something he planned and carried out…camera in hand. She was the offended party – forgiveness is her responsibility. Even with forgiveness though, there are consequences involved.

        Why was he fired? Because of acting like a jerk? The man was a Corporate official (Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer), his bosses need to trust his judgement. His actions showed very poor judgement and his bosses decided they didn’t want him handling their money. People get fired for much less – EVERY DAY.

        • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

          If you read the post I was responding to, it is the issue.

          • Abueloray

            With out casting any dispersions, the company this creep worked for should immediately conduct an audit of all of his past dealings.

      • http://twitter.com/KzPage LiveFreeOrDieTryin

        I like what “you” said except one thing…… what makes you think I expect to be forgiven?
        Hahah , just joking.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Methinks he’s trying to extend his fifteen minutes of fame to sixteen minutes.

  • pdxlady

    I’ll bet he’s darn sorry…he lost his job. In these days of social media, if you do something as stupid as posting this video…darn straight his bosses have the right to fire him. He doesn’t represent their company values…he’s a loose cannon.

    Hopefully he will learn from this situation, and in the future realize that his actions have consequences. He did it to himself and has no one else to blame. The Lord is giving him a ‘time out.’

    • badbadlibs

      Well said.

  • Smith Smith

    It is not a right to be married, the gay community wants to get married to shove it in the face or a belief/cultural regilious groups so they can feel normal. But at the end of they they started this fight to try to take over what the meaning of marriage. It is people like him that don’t get that.

    Fine be gay, but being gay doesn’t give you the right to redefine someone elses beliefs. and when we disagree, doesn’t make us haters, just means we wish you would stop trying to change what we believe.

    • Betsey_Ross

      Abso-freakin’-lutely.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C3IZXZOYFP2UERUJUKRZUMKOE4 larryg

    Guess what? Life is real. Real actions equate to real consequences! I offer Mr. Smith the equivalent same mercy that the LGBT community offers the American public. ACCEPT our demands our we’ll step on your face! Sorry Mr. Smith; you made your bed, now sleep in it.

  • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

    I’m not really sure what to make of this. I’m glad he publicly apologized to Rachel. I don’t need to forgive him because he did nothing to me. He only exposed his true nature. And again he showed his true nature.

    He tried this moral equivilence B.S. “we all need to….”

    Sorry bro, show me the last conservative/tea party person, etc.. who belittled a gay guy for being gay; then you can say, “WE!”

  • mediaaccess1

    He’s gay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nrmccoy Ryan

    A “apology” laced with justification aplenty for his actions. I put scare quotes around apology because, had his career not suffered for his egomaniacal actions, he would have felt emboldened. He’s only sorry he couldn’t get away with it.

    • rjcylon

      His apology was just another reason to milk the attention, extend that 15 minutes of fame. If he had been in tears and shaking, and if the video had been about 30 seconds long, it would be a different story.

  • Jim Gilman

    His entire apology is an explanation of his frustration about an event that he has no idea what it was about. So he’s still stupid. He still thinks it was about hate and not about freedom of speech and religious beliefs. So he’s still ignorant. Rachel’s responce to him should have shown him the right path to dealing with people of opposing views, he didn’t get it at the time but sounds like he may now. What most people don’t understand is that as this was happening it had nothing to do with the gay issue. He instantly felt power over her percieved weakness and for a short while enjoyed it.
    While It may have been an apology fail, the effort is commendable and the education he recieved is what we’ve all been hoping for.

    Okay that was way too deep for me, I’m going back to making fun of Liberals.

    • badbadlibs

      That was a good read! :)

  • NoToTyrants

    Cretin!

    He knew better.

    Covering his A$$.

  • rjcylon

    Drama queen.

    The girl he harassed showed more class in a few minutes being attacked for something she had absolutely NOTHING to do with, than this man could ever show in his entire life.

    I have no doubt he is “sorry” for what happened. He lost his job and he was humiliated. But if he hadn’t lost his job he’d be still bragging about how he got to have his say and his rant went viral.

    • crosshr

      well put rj.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    You say “we” won’t achieve social progress by acting the way YOU did, but that’s just the point. So many progressive type people act the way you did and are some of the most intolerant people there are. You shout intolerance and bigotry, yet act worse than what you accuse others of being. Your version of “social progress” is not necessarily the version which many others agree with, or want- you have to accept that, as we have accepted much from progressives. Because someone voices an opinion, does not make them a hateful person. Because someone believes in Biblical principles and values, does not make them a hateful bigot. But treating someone you have never met the way you treated that young lady was being a hateful and intolerant schmuck.

    • crosshr

      you sound like my sunday school teacher (pastor) AC. well put !

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Cool! Your pastor says schmuck too? Just kidding. Thank you crosshr :-)

  • http://twitter.com/TheMadHessian The Mad Hessian

    Dude should have stopped at an apology video for Rachel. Instead he tries to turn it into a platform and a whoa is me video. Please bring a close to this guys 15 minutes.

  • Mike Lee

    This guy is a jerk. What he did was lousy. But losing his job over it? I think that’s too harsh.

    • NoToTyrants

      I think that’s too harsh.

      Maybe.

      Berating a courteous polite young lady, who meant him no malice. I’ll say this, he wouldn’t be working for me after that display.

    • rjcylon

      It’s harsh but a business cannot afford to have its good name tarnished in such a way. We live in a different world now, I wouldn’t be surprised if “abstaining from recording yourself humiliating innocent people and posting the video on the internet” appears in employment contracts.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Methinks you’re too lenient, part of the limp stock that’s ruining America. Grow a spine! Stand for something! His company did, and, if they don’t want his kind making them look bad, I think it’s a good call. As a culture, we’ve become far too accommodating to folks who ‘think’ they have a ‘right’ to be an @ss publicly.

    • 1mathteacher

      I understand your feelings, but remember that you don’t run the corporation that let this guy handle the money. If you were responsible for his actions, if you knew about him what they surely know, then you might feel differently. I’m sure the decision wasn’t made in a vacuum.

      I’m willing to defer to the wisdom of the company. I’m sure they didn’t lightly make the decision to let go of such a high-level guy.

    • wodiej

      a company has every right to expect their employees to act with respect and integrity towards others in and out of the workplace especially when holding a high level job. He more than likely got fired simply because the company realized they couldn’t trust someone who apparently has little common sense.

      • Betsey_Ross

        Or manners.

    • toongoon

      I don’t think he would have lost any sleep over it if the girl had lost her job had she been less than gracious and the focus had never been on him.

    • FreeManWalking

      Not only did he make a bad decision in flying off the handle at Rachael in the first place, posting it was moronic. Maybe they don’t want a moron counting their money…

      The fact that he still hasn’t figured out what the issue was in the first place shows his lack of comprehension. FREE SPEECH

      I wouldn’t want him managing my piggy bank.

    • sjmom

      Business is harsh and unfortunately for Adam the company thought itself better served to find a replacement for his job. I could be wrong but had Adam not posted his rant at Rachel for the entire nation to see he might have been excused but he publicly embarassed his employer. Never a good thing.

    • badbadlibs

      He showed poor judgement, he was in a position of authority, his company trusted him to make good decsions. He proved he couldn’t in a large way.
      If you make a video of yourself tearing apart another human being then post it on youtube, please don’t be surprised when your employer fires you.
      One’s character does count.

    • crosshr

      nah, don’t worry Mike, this kid may do a whole lot better if lesson learned !

  • http://twitter.com/steveangell steveangell

    I’m sorry.

    But I was totally justified in making this rant. Could not believe all the bigots lined up.

    Right hope he never finds another job better than at a fast food restaurant.

    • toongoon

      Working the drive through window. Karma!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GXIOGCKDY7JDQU6WQL4JNX6NVA Steven J

        Actually, let him work nights in a convenience store… alone. It’s a frightening experience. All the kooks come out at night. People come in trying to start a fight with you. People threaten you with weapons. I doubt that Adam Smith has ever worked such a job. If he had, he’d have more respect for people working behind a counter.

  • http://twitter.com/Winston80 Winston

    I think that girl should sue…

    • Marky_D

      Really? No, give him his freedom of speech. He’s free to rant on and decent people are free to laugh at him for being a jerk. The only person that has come out of this looking good was the girl at the drive-through window. Kept her calm, remained polite – she’s done her cv the world of good.

      • http://twitter.com/TheMadHessian The Mad Hessian

        This guy went back to see Rachel in person and she wasn’t haven’t any parts of it. Good for her.

  • http://twitter.com/TheMadHessian The Mad Hessian

    Now I read he is blaming Stormfront for posting his personal info on the internet. How did he know this unless someone other than him could tell the poster was a regular on Stormfront. This guy has people helping him (maybe the Southern Law Poverty Center). This more and more sounds like a fake scheme to get sympathy for the ‘gay cause’.

  • opinionatedhermit

    I agree with those that say he should have stopped after the apology. That would have been a class act. At my age, the Lord knows I have had to apologize more than a “few” times in my life. (Just ask my wife. She has an entire binder full of examples….. :)

    But, lamenting to the world about what you are going through because of what you did to yourself is either an act of some odd form of reconciliation, or a deep personal obsession with one’s self.

    I will let others decide what this guy is about….

    • sjmom

      Amen.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I can understand why he is sorry. He lost his job and given the economy under Obama, he is very unlikely to get one soon (unless some gay group decides to salvage his career). Now in introspection he is realizing he might have screwed up. He is still an idiot and jerk, which is shown by him not stopping after the interview and trying to justify his stupid position.

  • http://twitter.com/TheodoreDisho Theodore Disho

    Give Rachel a Vacation! Indiegogo.com/RachelChickFilA

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GXIOGCKDY7JDQU6WQL4JNX6NVA Steven J

      That’s a bit too much I think. Actually, this is the kind of thing that happens when you work behind a counter. I feel more for the counter-workers who get threatened, assaulted, robbed, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/TheodoreDisho Theodore Disho

    Give Rachel a Vacation! Indiegogo.com/RachelChickFilA

    • Cindy09

      The American spirit of entrepreneurship!!! Building capital for Rachel!! Love it!!

  • WordsFailMe

    If he wants mercy and forgiveness, he needs to go through channels:

    Step 1: Get on your knees.
    Step 2: Put your hands together in front of you.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Step 3: Repent of sins before the Father.

  • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

    I don’t care about his apology. I’m not going to watch it, and I don’t know whether the girl will watch it either. He probably shouldn’t have done the original video in the first place.

  • p m

    Wanted to hear what he said, was prepared to be open-minded. But,
    1)It’s all about him
    2)He’s still bashing CFA!!! What the heck?
    3)The dude shows no genuine remorse because of 1) and 2).

  • GuessWhoFan

    In the words of the immortal Nelson Muntz: HA HA!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

    At the 6 minute mark, he says that we should use the reaction to this incident to help support gay rights advocacy. He still hasn’t learned that this is about how he treated a specific worker–not about gay rights or anything. The worker he attacked had nothing to do with gay rights or gay marriage or even with Chic-Fil-A’s owners’ opinions.

    Then at the 6:28 mark, he said, in response to why he said he was gay in the video, “No, I’m not in the closet, but if I were I’d be very proud to be.” But, if he wants to support gay rights, why does he think gay people should proudly stay in the closet? Doesn’t he think that gay people should be proud about being openly gay? In fact, it’s kind of an oxymoron to be “proud about being in the closet.” Typically, if you are proud of something, you would embrace it publicly. The main reason people are in the closet is because they are embarrassed by their circumstance and don’t want others to know.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Last I recall, Rush apologized, and it wasn’t good enough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.anello Salvatore Anello

    It really isn’t our job to forgive this guy. Rachel can if she wants to.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GXIOGCKDY7JDQU6WQL4JNX6NVA Steven J

      I don’t think she was frightened by him. She was probably just thinking to herself that this was some kind of kook. She might have been trying not to laugh at him.

  • jojhim

    This guy is a liar and a fruit; not that there is anything wrong with being a fruit; just stay out of my face with your militant fruitiness.

  • 911Infidel

    You sow to the wind, you reap the whirwind. Ya reaped what you sowed dipstick. Kudos to your company for dropping your sorry a$$ for making them look bad.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Hi, welcome to Chik-Fil-A, I see that you’re having crow today as a result of your stupid, uncalled for rant against my employer and me on Wednesday. Would you like some salt with the crow? Oh, and here’s your free water, Mr. Smith. It’s been my pleasure serving your unemployed, dumb ass……..have a great day!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JC25VZ7V3BAAPNJ5C3R3YIP3WI j

    Creepy Turd

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1222297640 David Deegan

    He is only apologizing because he was fired. If not he’d still be gloating.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    He was wrong and now he has to pay for it. For being an educated man, he demonstrated unbelievably poor judgment. Why did he think it was right to take his feelings out on a young employee who was just trying to do her job? Why did he then put it on Youtube? I guess when you’re blinded by hate you do things like that. I predict he’ll be employed in no time by a liberal/left-wing company. Then he can curse and terrorize all he wants and get away with it.

    • wodiej

      being educated has nothing to do w common sense. There are millions of educated people but they have no compass in life, no principles or integrity.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

        I think, too, that intelligence is highly overrated, and common sense is at a premium.

    • badbadlibs

      I fear you’re right about some liberal co giving him a job and therefore a platform to “curse and terrorize” innocent people who simply disagree with his positions.
      If he was sincere in his apology, then there would be no “fear” on my part. But, as much as I watched the video, there was no sincerity involved, he is still the hater he was in the original video.

  • NanNJ

    …I think he is sorry…if Rachel forgives him so do I.

    • wodiej

      we reap what we sow and forgiveness does not change it.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        You really believe there’s no freedom in forgiveness? Then what was the point of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross? Do you go through life thinking that it doesn’t matter if your sins are forgiven? Or do you think you’ve never sinned?

        “…and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” ~Luke 24:47

        • badbadlibs

          Even when we repent, there is still that reaping part of sowing. God said He would not be mocked.
          This man didn’t do anything to anyone but Rachel. I can’t forgive him for what he did to another person, all I can do is pray he understands he is on the wrong side of this issue and it leads to “his” repentance.

          • Is_Sense_Common

            My comment was just based on wodiej’s remark about forgiveness not changing anything. I agree that forgiveness is not sought nor required from “us” – his actions did nothing to you or me personally. However, in general, forgiveness is a Godly value. He sent His Son to die a horrific death on the cross for the forgiveness of MY sins & that means something to me. It is life-changing. Just look around and contrast the lives of those who’ve known forgiveness in Christ vs. those who don’t. One is free and the other is not.

            And – I totally agree with you that sins have consequences. It’s almost like He planned it that way ;) – I was just gobsmacked that someone would toss aside the power of forgiveness so flippantly.

            • badbadlibs

              I guess I just didn’t interpet wodiej’s remarks to mean he didn’t understand the power of forgiveness. I took it to mean that even if you’re forgiven, you still have to face the consequenses. I could be wrong, I have been in the past that’s for sure.
              No dis-respect on my part towards your post.

              • Is_Sense_Common

                None taken :) Enjoy your Saturday!

                • badbadlibs

                  Thanks, I’m off to a baby shower… :)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

        I don’t forgive to make the person who wronged me feel better, I forgive to make myself feel better.

        • badbadlibs

          Whatever reason’s one chooses to forgive, they can’t be faulted.
          For me personally, it never makes me feel better, I do it out of obedience and usually kicking and screaming all the way up until I reach the person I have to ask! ;)

          • toongoon

            Ain’t that the truth!

            • badbadlibs

              Glad I’m not alone! I remember having to ask some rather nasty neighbors for forgivness, I hemmed and hawwed and kicked and lived in denail until I just couldn’t take it anymore….Jesus told me to bring COOKIES too! WHAT!?! Cookies…when I finally got up the courage to ring the door bell, it turns out it was just the kids that were home, who were very pleasant! :) They were grown kids but still very pleased to see cookies! Jesus…He’s the smartest Cookie of all!

              • toongoon

                Forgiving isn’t easy, it’s necessary. A very difficult thing to do. Eventually, we know we did the right thing but it isn’t the first thing thing we jump and do when we’ve been wronged. Sometimes it years of fighting the feeling of forgiveness, but after we do it we begin to heal.

                By the way, what kind of cookies were they…..just in case. I usually have pie, humble pie.

                • badbadlibs

                  Good post, Toongoon. You’re so right, it’s never easy, but in order to recieve forgiveness…
                  They were a huge tin of butter cookies that Costco sells during the holidays. They are extremely yummy! I was glad the kids were so pleased. And believe me, thereafter I kept my big mouth shut and looked the other way when it came to the behavior of my neighbors! ;)

    • badbadlibs

      What are you forgiving him for? And if you feel the need to forgive, why is it dependent on what Rachel does?

  • GEDouglas

    Had he kept the job he would not have apologized. A loser, I have dealt with his type many times.

  • GEDouglas

    I’ve heard said that when you find yourself in hole you quit digging. This video is several shovel fulls…getting deeper and deeper.

    • toongoon

      Right, when someone is in the process of destroying himself, get out of the way.

      Reminds me of a certain pResident.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Right on. He should’ve stopped at the 1:47 mark for crying out loud. From there, he just devolved into a whiny diatribe attempting to justify his actions.

  • FreeManWalking

    I don’t see any sincerity. To me he was attempting to justify his actions. What took him by surprise is joining the unemployment line.

  • chatterbox365

    This POS is not sorry. As someone else mentioned, if he didn’t get fired he would not be apologizing. He needs to go away.

    I went over to his youtube channel (amsmith77amsmith) and the comments are hilarious.

  • wodiej

    My guess is he’s only sorry because there were consequences to his actions. Let’s hope he learned something from it.

  • toongoon

    This wienie allows his emotions to get the better of him, he is swallowed up in leftist causes. Even his apology is corrupted with idiotic political statements.

    Funny, when I think of human rights, I think of people who live in fear for their life, through hunger, persecution from despotic regimes, and the inability to be free. However, I never thought destroying the family and traditional marriage was a human right, I guess I didn’t get the memo.

    This might not be last we hear from him, the gay rights people now have an unemployed poster boy.

  • http://twitter.com/SSReaney Susan Reaney

    The only way this Jerk can make his apology truly meaningful is to work a full week on Rachael’s behalf at ChickFilA.

  • daisy_mae

    Sorry but I don’t think this apology would ever have come forth had he not been BUSTED!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NK5INRFELITZ3TS337HINC3VMM Adam

    Not gonna sit through it. The first video was painful enough. But I do hope he doesn’t get berated by people on the street or harassed online(although he should’ve known better than to post his contact information). He got fired. That was his employer’s call. He has to live with the consequences of his silly publicity stunt(and that’s really all this was). Let’s leave it at that.

  • HopeHeFails

    He could just say he’s in the country illegally and went to high school and, presto, lifetime government benefits for him and his family and any future family.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    If he didn’t get fired. We’d not be seeing any apology. He’s not sorry he did it, he’s sorry he had to face consequences for his idiotic actions.

    • James1754

      Bingo!

  • idesign2

    The guy was a first class jerk, but I feel bad for his poor family…

    • 3seven77

      Oh yeah. Can you imagine what this guy is like behind closed doors? Yikes!

  • LeonidasOfSparta1957

    If he reached the humility and meekness of a TRUE apology ….but he is using this opportunity to film himself, yet again, to post to the internet, yet again, to see himself “viral”– as long as it’s all about him, there’s no apology.

  • forgetyoutooo

    But you can bet he will continue to take pictures of himself in the bathroom mirror to post on FB.

  • sjmom

    A private note on a bouquet of flowers delivered to her work would have been more appropriate rather than this. He’s still going on; I turned him off RS because I could not listen anymore. This will NOT get his job back but it could hurt him in seeking another. Two ears and one mouth, Adam.

  • SeanetteB

    About the only thing a bully like this is ever sorry for is getting busted and there being consequences for his behavior.

  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    http://virusx.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/schadenfreude/

    Looks like the only collateral damage on his stupid war on decency and Constitutional Rights is him.

  • Constance

    Well, he obviously is a typical leftist. All emotion and a bully. I’m sure he also believed he could behave as an Occupier and be heralded for his cause. Then, reality hit. The real world doesn’t work the way these people believe it does. In the real world, people get fired from good-paying jobs for making a public ass out of themselves. Now, this leftist will be hoping he can find a job at a place like Chick-Fil-A, because there aren’t many jobs out there these days. The gay community will not step up to help him, nor will Washington, nor will any of the other outspoken “gay rights” groups. He can likely milk this for a little while, but in the long run, he has branded himself as a trouble maker and a bully. Future employers with good-paying jobs will remember him. Good luck, buddy.

  • Mark Smith

    I plan to go through the rest of my life without ever having filmed myself and uploading it to YouTube. He’s a narcissist like his pal Obambi. No one cares about you, dude. We thought Rachel was cute. And of course being the pleasant level headed girl she is, she’s staying MILES from YOU.

  • anneinarkansas

    I can’t bring myself to even watch it…what a jerk! Rachel is a class act!

  • white531

    I will not watch the video either. This moron deserves no further attention from anyone, least of all Rachel.

  • RKflorida

    Free speech is not the issue, since he decided to focus on one person with his speech and to personalize it. His freedom to swing his arms ends at the point of her nose. He can rant and protest all he wants but when he decided to focus on one person and dump his hate directly at her, he is no longer exercising his right to free speech, he is verbally abusing her. I personally would have punched his lights out if he had directed this diatribe at me. His apology is meaningless, since his motivation remains the same. Most posters here get the truth that he isn’t sorry for what he said, only that he is paying the consequences for his actions.

    The enemy of the liberal is “personal accountability”. Every time. They are never at fault for anything. Ever.

  • http://twitter.com/timidir Randy Dimit

    Chick-Fil-A should offer him a position at their corporate office…

  • carmital

    Should’ve thought before you spoke that day, like an idiot. Now REPENT! Perhaps Rachel may forgive you sometime.

  • http://twitter.com/DicksTrash Dick

    He may be sorry about losing his job and becoming the laughingstock of the Internet, but that’s about it.

  • Nukeman60

    This ‘apology’ reeks of self-importance and narcissistic self-indulgence. I’m surprised I even made it all the way through it.

    As to his apology to Rachel – I can’t believe he would have the audacity to praise her. He has no right to give her his approval on anything. She held her beliefs up proudly on her own without any need for a pat on the back from him. It was as appropriate for her to not want to see him again as it was inappropriate for him to go back to Chick-fil-A with a self-centered agenda and a personal need to be center stage once again.

    As to his company – I can’t believe that he chastises his own company for their ‘lack of professionalism’ on telling him to shut it down and shut up. They had to assess what damage he had done to their company, and after doing that, they rightfully fired him. He just doesn’t see that.

    As to gays, in general – He proved that he doesn’t understand their situation at all. He would be ‘proud’ to be a closet gay. Way to go on alienating yourself from the very people you were supposed to be defending.

    As to his family – He says they are his first responsibility, but it doesn’t seem like he was thinking of his family when he pulled this stunt. I’m sure they don’t think much of you for putting them in the backseat for your own 15 minutes of fame.

    All in all, this video is darn near as bad as the first one. Whereas in the first one, he was way over the line with Rachel, in this one he comes down as 1) condescending to her, 2) still hateful to CFA’s CEO, CFA itself, and the organizations they donate to, 3) disrespectful to his own company, 4) oblivious to gays and their beliefs, and 5) not repentant at all of anything but getting fired for doing what, from what his other videos appeared to show (before they got removed), was his standard modus operandi.

    Hopefully, this guy repents. Rachel is a saint for forgiving him and has every right to not want anything to do with him. He deserved everything he got, his 15 minutes are over, and I hope we never see or hear from him again. However, from what I gleaned from this video, he may well be coming out with a comeback video in the near future, for as we all can surmise, it is all about him after all.

    If Obama had a white son, he would look like Adam.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Can you hear my YAY!!! from here Nukefriend?! That was great!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3FKUGAPVG6CDFYSCJHSAIAZW4 david r

      Couldn’t of wrote it any better myself. What a great post and ditto to all you’ve written. Choa!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3FKUGAPVG6CDFYSCJHSAIAZW4 david r

    Apology not accepted! This is so insincere and this intolerant man’s comments here shows up as phony and self preservation.
    I am a proud married heterosexual man who has been married now for 33yrs. and raised 2 children who have gone on to have very successful lives.
    My wife and I have always taught our children to have tolerance and respect for others regardless of skin color, race, gender or sexual orientation. We also believe that we must respect the rights of the people to voice their opinions– regardless whether we agree or disagree with those opinions. And in our law of the land….”The Constitution” and the 1st amendment to it. Gives us the right to voice those opinions freely and openly with out fear of reprisal or vengeance.
    We Conservatives believe literally in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. And we hold those truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. These are not just words to admired and leave for posterity. These are ideals for which we conservative live and die by.

    • badbadlibs

      Great post! Well said, sir!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Very well said!

  • carmital

    What goes around comes around. And what you did to Rachel is coming back to you Adam, ten fold!

  • Suzyqpie

    This is a wonderful example of total complete failure to think through the implications. Choices have consequences be prepared to deal with those consequences. Teachable moment, parents, look what this guy did and look what happen to him. He was punished for really bad judgement. What he did was bad judgement, then to film and youtube it was stunningly bad judgement. Some human behavior simply can’t be explained.

    • kong1967

      Isn’t that the typical liberal way of thinking? They act without thinking about the consequences of their policies or actions. They drive by and give the beggar money every day thinking they are good for doing so. They think that handing out welfare like candy is helping the community. They never consider the consequences or the bad things that result from the “good” things they do. They will never admit their actions or policies are the cause of a deteriorating society, either. To them, that’s more proof they need to do more of what they were doing….perpetuating the problems.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTUQQ5BTJMD6CJQHMZ65AYJ4YI M.E.

    There’s your 15 minutes of fame…didn’t say it would be positive, though.

  • http://www.deardonkey.com/ DearDonkey.com

    Fail. He used his apology as an opportunity to continue his activism. And that is a colossal fail in my book. If he truly wanted to apologize, he should have made of video of just the apology. The first half of the video was the apology. The second half was a series of excuses and justification for his activism. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong approach. In the end I think he was only sorry that it backfired on him.

    • kong1967

      Yes, he was only sorry because it helped Chik-Fil-A and he got fired. If nothing would have happened he would be doing it over and over again.

  • kong1967

    He wanted to apologize since the moment he harrassed Rachel? What a lying POS. He claims he didn’t plan on saying what he did, but I don’t believe that either. He probably stood in front of his mirror for three hours practicing his rant.

    By the way, jackass, “the silent treatment” is a temporary method to deal with someone. She just doesn’t want to see your dufy ass, ok? That’s a permanent thing you moron.

    Can’t watch any more of this idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/JerrySpangler Jerry Spangler

    blah, blah, blah…

  • keyesforpres

    Not going to watch.

    The only thing this jerk is sorry about is people got mad at him and he lost his job.

  • James1754

    Mr. Baldwin,

    Mr. Smith, in an belief that his actions would be approved by those watching his performance, posted his actions on YouTube for the world to see. The fact that he was being, to put it mildly, rude and nasty to an innocent teen(?) employee over something she has no control, to show his disdain for the company she works for is beneath contempt.
    Mr. Smith was the Chief Financial Officer for a corporation. As such he represents that corporation in all his actions and his actions reflect upon the corporation. Mr. Smith’s employer had every right to fire him for this unmitigated stupidity and the idiocy of displaying it to all the world.
    For his employer to keep him in a position of trust would be to state that they, the corporation, approve of his actions. Therefore the corporation terminated Mr. Smith association with them and publicly stated their reasons for doing so.

    Mr Smith is paying for his actions as he deserves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Skinner/100000598231323 Brian Skinner

    He who is without sin cast the first stone.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      BULLSHIT. “He who is without sin cast the first stone” is a wimpy-assed way of saying that EVERYONE behaves or has behaved like this cretin at one time or another. What IS a sin anyway? Are their big sins? Tiny sins? Itsy bitsy sins? Good sins, bad sins, not so bad sins????? It’s just like the church and religious fanatics to try and control everyone with slapping on the old “it’s a sin” guilt label while they are out molesting alter boys and coveting their neighbors wives. What this jerk did is reprehensible. And, he was held accountable just as he should have been. His irresponsibility is astounding and there is no excuse for it. How he EVER rose to the position as “chief” of ANYTHING is proof that this corporation is not “taking care of business”.

      • stage9

        Did Jesus molest altar boys and covet mens’ wives or was He the sinless Son of God who said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”?

        Even if a hypocrite uses those words, they still carry weight because God said them, not man.

        The point is, if a “religious leader” molests an altar boy or covets his neighbor’s wife, (as reprehensible as those things are), the Lord’s words STILL STAND AS A COMMAND despite the failures of “some religious leaders”. After all, Jesus is God and “religious leaders” are not.

        Conversely many pure and holy religious leaders use the same words. Are their appeals suddenly void because of the wrong behavior of a few? Why give the molester more authority than the virtuous and the faithful followers of Christ?

        HOLINESS and GRACE is the standard Rachel (the berated teen) and all true Christians live by without apology. It was the GRACE of her answers that brought Mr Smith to repentance, (you could hear it in his quivering voice) and in her presentation Rachel represented Christ WELL!

        And as far as being called a “religious fanatic”, I’m sure Brain thanks you for that comment. It is a badge true Christians carry with pride. I can’t speak for Brian, but I am QUITE fanatical about the One who bought me with His own blood and forever changed the course of my life.

        My thanks is quite fanatical.

        • actionsspeaklouder

          These responses and my response as well are a prefect example of why there should be a separation of church and state. The whole premise of religion and its teachings, to me, are not meant to mix in with politics as such, especially today. The country is on its last legs – quoting scripture, again, to me, is out of place. I know there are many who think that praying will get us out of this mess, but I don’t think that way. I am a realist. I see what I see and what I see is total hypocrisy from our government and those that would have us believe they are God-fearing. In my opinion, churches, especially the Catholic church, have spent years laying on guilt and shame for control. Of course not all priests molest children and not all covet others’ wives. But the shear hypocrisy of shaming one for sinning is wrong. People do wrong things – that’s why we have laws. When people can’t decipher between what is right and what is wrong, we have a problem. All of this stems frome the home and our formative years. If parents aren’t teaching right from wrong and if they themselves don’t know right from wrong – who is teaching us? Yes, thou shalt not steal, etc., these are basic life lessons. Unfortunately, the liberal, left have been indoctrinating our youth for years now and there is no restraint, no respect and no remorse (the OWS folks come to mind). Also, the degree of sins – also a hypocrisy. At confession, a priest tells you to say one Hail Mary for a certain sin, and 20 for another. Why should the church place degress on sin? It is what it is. There are religious zealots who preach and put their whole lives in God’s hands – when, to me, they should have faith in themselves. Faith in the knowledge that what they observe around them will enable them to make the right decisions. Faith in their instincts and life experiences. The lines in today’s politics are being drawn and people are now being shamed for thinking for themselves and shamed for BEING themselves. They are being attacked and vilified for using their own instincts and experiences in life to make decisions. We are being severely oppressed by the Obama administration and the liberal lying media. They don’t want us to THINK. They want to do our thinking for us. Your religious fanaticism is yours. Good for you. No one can or should alter that. My experiences and observations are telling me that the true concept of God does not enter into what is happening today. The “word” God and even the Bible are being used and abused by people who want to shame others into believing the way they do. I see oppression tactics and shame tactics used to control people by the likes of Sharpton and others who exploit and make their living off of “God”. So, when I see someone trying to defend hateful, stupid, despicable behavoir like that of Smith and use scripture to try and make it seem like everyone has been as nasty in THEIR lives – I, again, say BS. I have not treated anyone like that in my life (64 years worth) and I am assuming that others have not as well. IT WAS WRONG period, and he got called out for it like he should have been. Someone had the courage to do the right thing about his behavior. His apology is insincere and manipulative. Not repentant.

          I will say that I do apologize if I have offended anyone – like you, I feel strongly about what I believe. America is in trouble and I feel helpless, angry and frustrated over it. And, I don’t believe quotes from the Bible are going to do a hell of a lot of good when you are dealing with those who have no respect, restraint or remorse for what they are doing to others and America. Religion, of course, has it place in peoples’ lives, as it should if they so desire, but it should not be used to excuse wrong-doing. What’s good in theory doesn’t always work out in practice.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3FKUGAPVG6CDFYSCJHSAIAZW4 david r

            ” Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other.” Thomas Jefferson

          • keyesforpres

            We are in this mess because we have taken God out of schools and public discourse. You should read our Founders’ writings…they talked about God all the time. Our founding documents are rooted in the Bible.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQIGXRVWW5XRETNV25R4FATCOM ssenecal5000

            Awww look someone whining about how others opinions are formed

            “These responses and my response as well are a perfect example of why there should be a separation of church and state”

            What your lengthy comment is demanding doesn’t have anything to do with the “seperation of church and state” and all to do with you dictating how and from what other people form their opinions and decide their vote and how they want to live their lives.
            Seperation of church and state means that the state is not the same entity as any church. What it doesn’t mean …a seperation of people and their religion or their religious beliefs and their vote.

            When people stop forming their opinons from their own beliefs and are forced to form their opinons from other’s beliefs , because they have to, then you will have a point
            There is no such thing as seperation of your religion or lack off and your opinions and your vote as a citizen.

      • Watchman74

        Wow you seem to have an aversion toward religion. You know we have laws to control people’s behavior, so why is that okay and religion teaching “self” control not okay?

        • actionsspeaklouder

          It was used as a metaphor.

          • crosshr

            bad metaphor !

            • actionsspeaklouder

              That’s your opinion. And, of course, you are welcome to it, as I am in mine.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

        WOW! You paint with a pretty broad brush there pal. Do you always throw out the baby with the bathwater?

        • actionsspeaklouder

          Not always.

        • crosshr

          well reasoning L.

  • actionsspeaklouder

    And, you just know that he really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY ISN’T.

    It’s way past time that contemptable liberals (and, people in general) are held accountable for their despicable behavior. We’ve become much too soft on bullies and lawbreakers. But, oh yes, let drug dealers and illegals roam the streets armed with assualt rifles – THAT’S ok. This crap has to stop NOW.

  • joyfulgiver

    beauty, kindness, patience…such evil, hateful attributes in America these days. I was so happy to hear that the employees at our local CFA were taking ice water and breath mints to the protestors yesterday in an act of kindness. Killing them with kindness, maybe someday they will see the light.

    Rachael, you handled yourself admirably, God bless you!

  • kssturgis62

    Rachel handled herself with poise and dignity and showed why people love Chick Fil A. She is going to go far in her life, and she did what my mom always said, Kill them with kindness.

    I can understand why she didn’t talk to him, he did something that was meant to embarrass her, humiliate her, and bring all kinds of comments that would be supportive of what he did. For that reason alone I don’t believe he is sincere because his whole apology was about himself. Notice how many I’s were used and Me’s. then at the end he makes it clear, that if this much passion can be shown by what he did, just think about all those people that you are denying a civil right too.

    It is not a Civil right. I think the Black Pastor put it best, when he explained it. Jesus comes first and foremost, not last, and no matter how much I am told about how much I hate, I will stand on the Lord’s Rock, Proclaim his name above all rest, and not be like the world, but try to live above it.

    I feel bad that he lost his job.

    But don’t feel to bad Adam, there are Food Stamps for you, no work requirement necessary, Free Health Care, and Unemployment, all which stimulates the Economy, and you won’t have to pay any taxes – so your set under the tyrant you support.

    • stage9

      “But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you…” Luke 6:27

      That’s why….

  • toongoon

    @adamsbaldwin
    Agree that @amsmith77’s mea culpa is lacking. But, he’s suffering consequences above & beyond his sins. Mercy & forgiveness now, please.

    Mr. Baldwin, It’s not a mea culpa, Mr. Smith is still standing on his podium believing he is essentially right in his actions. Sure would be nice if you were so outspoken when the left attacks conservatives. You’re a hypocrite.

  • stage9

    I still don’t agree with your views Mr Smith, and we can debate that honestly and openly and civilly, but your apology is accepted, at least by me, and I’m sure Rachel forgives you too.

    As a person who has received much Grace, I understand the importance of extending it as well.

    • crosshr

      don’t speak for Rachel, forgiveness and forgiven are already paid for with blood !upon Calvary and also else where !
      Trust is to be EARNED! not FREE !GRACE DO NOT BUY TRUST ! If Rachel do not want to talk to this moron , let it be, she has the right to do so !

  • B-Funk

    I agree with Baldwin. The schumck is paying his price, but I wouldn’t want to talk to him either if I were the girl.

  • JungleCogs

    Yeah I didn’t bother to watch either. I have no interest in listening to anything the bum has to say.

  • http://twitter.com/EdBaker3000 Ed Baker

    He says, “If I was in the closet, I would be very proud to be”? This fool is making his situation worse.

  • johnos2112

    Just leave this guy alone. He has some issues to deal with. Why else would someone go on a rant, video tape it, and then screw his life up temporarily?

    • susiepuma

      Probably because he is a lib/prog/marxist/socialist who is now trying to find another job & wants to extend his little 15 minutes of fame?

      some lib will eventually hire him –

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    he is just sorry he lost his job, its all about him . jmo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    I see it is still all about him. He has learned nothing. Perhaps he should start with not labeling everyone with whom he disagrees a hate group.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715251609 Pete Gardner

    I understand the negative sentiments here. And his apology was not great. But it was there. If we on the Right are not willing to forgive not only his actions, but his character, how will the misguided individuals on the Left ever feel like they are welcome to reconsider their position and join us?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      It isn’t about forgiveness. We can forgive easily, but forget? Not so much. People in this country, conservatives especially, have learned they often end up with a broken jaw for turning the other cheek.

      Listen to his video again. In the beginning with the apology he still labeled those who disagreed with him as hate groups, but in the second half of the video after apologizing is still labeling opposition as hate groups. He has learned nothing. He made a baby step when a giant step is needed.

    • WordsFailMe

      Pete: “how will the misguided individuals on the Left ever feel like they are welcome to reconsider their position and join us?”

      I admire your Christian attitude but “reconsidering your position” is something the muslims are doing to the Christians in Nigeria and Egypt right now. I don’t consider those “re-considerations” valid.

      Here’s my guess–They will “reconsider” when they find out that they are going to have to suffer the consequences of their actions and not one minute before.

      These liberals have attempted to overthrow our government. Their actions have served to destroy our institutions, like marriage and education, eliminate our ability and will to defend our borders and collapse our economy and destroy our markets.They refer to patriots as racists, bigot and “you-name-it”-phobes.

      That’s treason. There’s no statute of limitation on treason.

      When the patriotic Americans convinced the British to leave this continent with their god-King and their state-sponsored religion, they took the “loyalists” and the slaves they had bribed into their militia’s with them. The traitor-loyalists were re-patriated to England and other colonies. The blacks were re-sold.

      Them that stayed, paid.

    • 1970greenie

      Watch the video with the volume turned off. Watch for the way he looks up in the air unsure what to say next, how he smirks and has tiny smiles. Wathc his hands. He is lecturing us and Rachel. There is no apology here.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      That will never happen Pete. And, if there is a hint of “reconsideration” from the left -it’s fake and pure attempts at manipulating conservatives. How can you even think that the “left” can be trusted? THEY CAN’T. That’s what is so frustrating about conservatives, they want to believe they can “change” the liberal way of thinking – that liberals will finally understand the rationale of conservatives – THEY WON’T. Please, Pete dear, don’t be naive. Don’t you see the way liberals “fight” – down and dirty and lawless. Conservatives will never come out ahead if they don’t get just as down and just as dirty and fight back with everything they’ve got. With people like Obama and Axelrod and the rest, taking the high road will not win the day, or the presidency.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715251609 Pete Gardner

        Your condescending tone was unnecessary, actionsspeak, I am not an ignorant person. Neither am I naive.

        I am referring to an individual, not a political group or party. Snide, arrogant, proud, yes. But so are many of us. Look in the mirror.

        Conservatives in America are developing a “take no prisoners” attitude toward the Left. While that may be a required stance when dealing with politics and politicians, remember that we are dealing with lots of real people, too. Some of them, indeed, are hopeless. However some are uneducated, but teachable. Some are merely misguided. And finally, some are undecided.

        Within that eclectic mix are people who would be willing to reconsider their political position if they were exposed to the facts. But if that exposure consistently includes a punch in the jaw, we’re losing valuable voters.

        The ultimate goal of Conservatives should be to completely eliminate the Left, or to reduce it to a state where the Democratic Party cannot survive. There are only two ways to do that. Kill them or convert them. And since we are not yet embracing Sharia, thank God, I view conversion as the only way.

        Does that make me naive? Or realistic?

  • FreeManWalking

    Why is it, when a Conservative or Christian doesn’t agree with a Liberal or atheist they are Closed Minded and belong to a HATE GROUP???

    and, when a Liberal doesn’t agree with a Conservative, they are said to be Open Minded and are expressing their 1st amendment rights???

    Seems Selective not Objective.

  • kamiller42

    The anti-CFA crowd has been trying to change the debate. I’m not buying it.

    They were originally upset over Dan Cathy’s remarks. When they realized protesting his remarks fails because

    a) Dan Cathy’s quote took no stand against any group; he stood up for one man/one woman marriage. The pro-homosexual supporters immediately translated it as an attack on homosexuals. And, quite frankly, Dan Cathy’s position would also disqualify polygamist and incestuous marriage, but I didn’t hear any of them stand up for those marital configurations. Who is going to stand up for father/mother/brother/sister love?! Let the 4 of them marry each other; love trumps all, apparently morals too. Adam, what’s your position?

    b) Dan’s remarks are protected by the 1st amendment. When the pro-homosexual supporters realized they were treading in dangerous waters with morons like Rahm Emanuel, et al threatening license to do business in their cities, they backed off on this on.

    When all this failed, then the argument became an issue of CFA’s funding of organizations they disagree with. Yet, they had no problem with CFA funding these organizations prior to Dan’s comments. Where were you crusader-for-homosexuality Adam Smith? He just now realizes CFA is a Christian business? And if Adam’s problem was funding, what the heck is Rachel or any branch of CFA going to do to change that? Nothing. Your beef (eat more chiken.) is with corporate, and good luck with that.

    Adam Smith, too bad your prank exploded in your face. This sums up what I think of you.

  • warpmine

    Haven’t we had enough of leftist anti-conservative nut jobs screwing up and the apologizing for their lack of civility after the fact. If he were stealing your food because he failed to secure his own would you have any sympathy for him. They point their guns, shoot of their mouths and WE have to suddenly have sympathy for their consequences. Since they’ve poisoned the well and burned all the bridges of civility, I don’t think so. I won’t turn the other cheek to the evil as it would be sinful for me to just accept it.

  • tvlgds

    He’s not sorry he treated her that way, he’s sorry he lost his job. Had there been no consequences for his actions, we’d have never heard an apology. End of story.

    • WordsFailMe

      He comes from the generation where there were no consequences, where every child got a ribbon.

      He behaves like he has nothing to lose because he never had to earn anything.

      • tvlgds

        I’m glad I didn’t grow up in that world and neither did my daughter!

  • crosshr

    can this moron go away and leave people alone, what woman in her right mind would ever want to marry or be with this women abuser . shut thy b…..hole and live her and every body else alone. Get a life !

  • crosshr

    Beautiful lesson in life, Many things are much better not said. As a Jesus fanatic, now I am once again reminded of why the Lord many times remained silent when falsely accused or confronted and judged.
    Thank much for the grace displayed from Rachels’ life. Remain calm, collective and understanding.
    On the other hand , may the Lord’s grace touches the women abuser, that he may come to a Godly sorrow moment ! silent is a harmless effective weapon !

  • brendawatkins

    Dude, is that your real hair?

  • hosepipe

    A DRAMA Queen… quite simple really…

    • Boon Companion

      Exactly. Or, as I like to say, a male hysteric… ya know, like Hank Paulson.

  • 1970greenie

    I guess that he does not realize that communication is 90% non verbal. His tone of voice and especially his facial expressions give him away. Try watching just a bit with the volume turned down.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N6LKFIMERWOEH3HZOOQPGSDRRA Sammy

    Enough fun with Adam M. Smith. He has bigger issues than he even understands at this point in his life. There’s more going on with him than meets the eye.

    So he needs to be left alone and, honestly, we need to hope for the sake of him and his family that he’s able to find a path that leads to peace and more self-awareness. And, until that day comes, it’d help if he’d stop posting things on the youtube.

    • nibblesyble

      I agree Sammy…thank-you for that.

  • TomGMS

    I love how his words show how much he thinks of Rachel, saying things like “our drive-thru meeting”, “I came over to see how you were doing”, “you should be really proud of how you handled yourself” and “I totally deserve the silent treatment”…

    …I’m by no means an expert but all this sounds like something an elitist says in an apology to someone they consider to be of limited intellectual capacity…Sorta like in a TV drama where the competitive “bad guy” humiliates the young hero in some way, but is caught in the act and is forced to apologize in front of everybody; of course he barely means it, and uses half of his apology to insult and talk down to the real hero.

    In sum, what I draw from the words he uses, the way he phrases his sentences, and even his tone of voice is that this is a typical liberal elitist thug who thinks anyone who opposes gay peoples’ right to get a piece of paper signed by a guy that says something about them, is somehow unintelligent, and therefore in need of guidance and encouragement from the “enlightened”.

    This guy is a creep and I’m sorry I know he exists.

  • timeout31

    This guy is a smuck! He has NOT apologized. He is defending, and pontificating, justifying, politicizing, judging, moralizing, and he is an egotistical bastard. He screwed up and now he is suffering the consequences of his actions. I am not impressed. Just because Baldwin up there has forgiven him, does not mean I am ready to ignore his rather fanatical behavior. He is a fake, a jerk, a scumbag. He thought about what he was doing, TWICE. Before he got there, and then because of the # of supporters, he “adjusted” his behavior. He is an anarchist who is hiding behind the masters degree, and once CFO position. Tough, guy. No excuse for stupidity….This is a NONE apology!

    • WordsFailMe

      The only way I would consider forgiving this depraved idiot is if he would surrender himself to FreedomWorks for a year to be studied by conservative psychiatrists, studied, not treated, so that we could better understand what kind of evil and depravity has been fed into the minds of these elitist,narcissistic, control freaks and liberals.

      • nibblesyble

        lol…love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-James/578078192 Jim James

    This is creepy. What’s next? He’ll show up at the girl’s house at 2 in the morning?

  • http://twitter.com/Professor_Why Professor Why

    Sorry, Mr. Baldwin, but this idiot’s getting exactly what he deserves IMHO… In fact, if this was a Conservative who acted as foolishly as this moron, the Left wouldn’t stop harping on it until he was divorced (assuming the douche is married), penniless, and living out of a cardboard box begging for bread heels…

  • Rocco11

    This schmuck is the face of the Left…

  • aZjimbo

    Sorry dude but the damage was done by your actions. Be a man and take it and stop whimpering. And BTW, have fun finding a job in the nobama economy. From CFO to a loser in mere hours. Next time think before you act.

  • TheRedWriter

    I’m shocked by all of yall’s respnse to this. Sure, this guy was a huge jerk for what he did, but he is obviously really sorry for being rude to this girl. This appology is to her, not you, and not to conservatives. He doesn’t owe “us” an appology, he owed her one and he gave it. I disagree with everything this guy stands for, but bashing him for appogizing makes yall as much of a jerk as he is. Come on “Christians”; lighten the heck up.

    • WordsFailMe

      So if Obama just apologizing for suspending requirements for entering this country, it’ll be be okay?

      This man has damned himself, a wife who trusted his to use good judgement and provide a decent model for his children, 2 children and 2 adopted, innocent children.

      If he wants to apologize, he should start by apologizing to them. As for the rest of us, seeing and knowing the truth about this man is worth millions.

      Following your “perfection,” please do post again.

      • TheRedWriter

        Appologies never make an unkind act okay.  An appology is just a way to show remorse for what you’ve done, and you know that, so why the stupid question about b.o.  I don’t know anything about this dude’s wife or kids.  I’m surprised.  I thought he was a homo.  He looks and talks like one.  For the record, I’m not only anti gay marriage, I’m anti gay.  I actually hate them.  Sue me.  Having said that, Anytime somebody wants to sincerely appologize for something, I think that’s great.  Get off your high horse. As for your perfection comment, I know you’re being a smart ass, but it actually went over my head as to what the heck you’re talking about.

        • WordsFailMe

          Maybe I read you wrong here partner, but it sounded like you might have been criticizing Christians for what they did or failed to do.

          There’s a lot of Christians out there who’ll just take it, and give up space for the guy, being good Christians. Maybe I’m little farther to the right of even the evangelicals but for my money there’s a limit to tolerance. There’s no need to offer this jerk any sympathy.

          Regarding the perfecting, the reference is probably a little obscure. When I look at how the lib and commies attack conservative society, they take Christian values and push them to the extreme. When you listen to them, each one is attempting to sound like he’s more perfect that the last.

          When you keep up this “I’m more perfect than you” type of competition, you wind up with Jim Jones and the Black panthers, One’ll back homosexuality, the next’ll back gay marriage and the third’ll try to prove he’s even more tolerant by backing child molesters. Liberals are as misledd in trying to be more perfect and more moral than some Christians trying to be more Godly than their neighbor.

          Thanks for taking the time to measure your response. You sound pretty reasonable to me. May I oughta apologize.

          Now let’s take these commies and conformists off the continent forever.

    • MikeRios

      His “apology” is as sincere as Bill Clinton’s waggin’ his finger at the camera and saying, I never had sex with that woman. Not one time.” and then redefining what sex was so he could say he was really telling the truth. The board for conduct of Attorney’s didn’t believe his “testimony” because they disbarred him. This has nothing to do with “Christians.” It’s all about some liberal tool finally discovering that the majority of Americans find his belief system anti-American. Now he has to live with it. Along with his unemployment checks.

  • hbnolikeee

    I hope he’s “on the beach” for a year. The mean and surly seem to have risen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HLJ7MEIDPFNRKPXFU5DMG6KQCM Colonel Robert Neville

    Ah, the extremely rare to non-existent if laughably meager left liberal apology. Usually when all their irrational ideas end in disaster if you just wait long enough, they either demand more of the same to er, ‘make it work’ or move on to the next front group fraud cum cause. No, really. Colonel Neville.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HLJ7MEIDPFNRKPXFU5DMG6KQCM Colonel Robert Neville

    Er, the groups that Chick a fil support are not “anti gay groups”, but anti any radical leftist mobs who have an agenda of compulsory conformity to a collectivist homosexual ideology that aims to push all sexual variations onto all school children from prep on, plus polyamourous and other multi groupings et al.

    The groups Chick a fil support are actually pro marriage, family and Constitutional freedom of speech. The left mob concerned despise all these things that is why they’re uninterested in the many conservative gay folks such as gaypatriot net & gayconservative org etc, who DO NOT support the absurd oxymoron and special group rights of “gay marriage”.

    ALL group rights over individual rights IS tyranny. Gay folks already have equal marriage rights: they’re the SAME ONES as everyone else has. No more, no less.

    Interesting how these leftists NEVER march on the local mosque and demand “gay marriage” there. Nope, THAT would be dangerous and superfluous to their true goal of the destruction of the family, church and the Western Canon by stealth and overt means.

    No, really. Colonel Neville.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HLJ7MEIDPFNRKPXFU5DMG6KQCM Colonel Robert Neville

    The “degree of reaction” to his video took him “by surprise” because most left liberals it seems, live in the left dominated government, media, academia and celebrity world 24 7 and rarely ever hear, meet or see another opinion but their own and their own laughably conformist phony group.

    They almost NEVER come into contact with authentic conservatives one on one, if at all. Mebbe he would know a damn thing if he listened to Bill Whittle, Mark Steyn, the Founding Fathers, pjtv com, Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin, Thomas Sowell, P.J O’Rourke, Jonah Goldberg, Victor Davis Hanson, iowahawk typepad com, zombietime com, thepeoplescube com, hfontova com, Michael Savage, Jamie Glazov, Tim Blair and John Stossel etc, etc, etc.

    No, really. Colonel Neville.

  • JoelDick

    When is Rachel going to get her call from the Pimp-in-Chief?

    • Landscaper59

      never

  • bobemakk

    Too late butthead, you lose! You said what you said to an honest and hard working young woman and you can see the results….barely anyone agrees with you. Take your apology and put it where the sun don’t shine. LISTEN TO WHAT WAS SAID BY MR. CATHY, “THE COMPANY FAVORS TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE,” NOTHING WAS SAID AGAINST GAYS OR LESBIANS.

  • Landscaper59

    I was happy when I heard he got the boot from his company. You say… you pay. Better to keep quite, than speak and prove yourself a fool.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y2SLZRAVNFSN26JG24TIDW53E4 GibsonLP

    He’s not sorry he did it, he’s sorry there were consequences. Do you think he’d be issuing an apology had there not been fall-out or loss of a job? NOPE! I would be willing to bet he is doing this in hopes of getting his job back but his motive certainly isn’t to repent. He’s a narcissistic leftist idiot like the rest of them.

  • ray garcia

    What a jerk!

  • MikeRios

    This goof ball still doesn’t get it. He still thinks that what Chick-fil-A’s CEO did was hate. He LOVES America and what she has always stood for, traditional family values, purity in life and lifestyle. The only one that hates is this lib tool who thinks that disagreeing with his anti-American agenda is hate.
    And now he wants us all to take our energies and hold hands and sing Kumbaya, or We Are the World, or I’d Like to Give the World a Song, or Imagine. As long as there is a liberal wing in America that wants to teach little boys and girls in grade school that sodomy and aberrant behavior is OK, that Tommy has 2 Daddy’s is normal, and that AIDS is not a homosexual created disease, it ‘aint gonna happen. The one thing that they despise is the truth and to them that is hate. No, it’s just the truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1064106484 Frank Puglia

    Just say “I want to stand up against hate campaigns” and be done with it. Of course you will be targeted by corporate amerika. It reminds me of Germany circa 1939.