The leader of a conservative Christian organization says she believes that the man charged in a shooting Wednesday at the Family Research Council also targeted her group, and she is citing that shooting in a fundraising appeal.
The suspect in Wednesday's shooting of a building manager at the headquarters of a conservative Christian group was charged Thursday with assault with intent to kill, ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and held without bond.
A 28-year-old Virginia man was held late Wednesday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after a security guard was wounded in the lobby of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy organization, authorities said.
Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..."
Throngs of people weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate at stores across the United States on Wednesday, buying chicken sandwiches to show their support for the restaurant chain and its president's opposition to same-sex marriage.
The row over same-sex marriage could see thousands of Christians flocking to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, while same-sex couples will turn up at the fast-food chain Friday for public displays of affection.
Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A, proudly proclaimed his opposition to marriage equality and drew flak from politicians and citizens nationwide, who said Cathy's position made the chain unwelcome on their turf. Some of the condemnation crossed the line, offending the First Amendment. Some did not. Many don't understand where the line is, and now a population already sharply divided over same-sex marriage is collectively less informed about the First Amendment.
In Shrek Forever After, America's favorite green ogre gives up a day to get one, and then regrets his choice. Perhaps McDonald's -- now facing a $15 million recall of Shrek drinking glasses tainted with a toxic metal -- wishes it had that option as well.
Just two days after its nationwide launch, the KFC Double Down is a media sensation. The sandwich is a visual pun: In lieu of bread, there are two slabs of fried -- or grilled -- chicken encasing a filling of bacon, waxen cheese, and the "Colonel's sauce." The flavor and texture of the chicken is redolent of the meat at Chick-fil-A, with an aftertaste that can only be described as salty. With its craggy exterior and palate of primary colors, the Double Down resembles a castoff from Sesame Street. It looks like it's smiling at you, as though it were in on the joke of its existence.
ATLANTA -- After a torturous two-plus hours of watching the Hawks hand it to them in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first round series, the Miami Heat were forced through one final indignity Sunday night. With 6.4 seconds left, and the score 90-64, the ball went out of bounds, forcing the final media timeout of the game. For two and a half minutes, T-shirts were shot into the crowd, the A-Town dancers pranced on the floor and the Chick fil-A cow handed out goodies to fans near the Heat bench.
Sanderson Farms had to make a crucial decision last year about corn feed, one of the poultry seller's major costs. Chairman and CEO Joe Sanderson looked at several metrics, then had "a big prayer meeting" aabout whether or not to lock in feed prices, which had then skyrocketed to $8 a bushel.
ANNIKA SORENSTAM will not need surgery on the ruptured and herniated disks in her neck, but she will miss at least four to six weeks while rehabbing the injuries. The No. 1 player in the world had been suffering pain for the past few weeks, and it got severe enough that after her April 11 practice round and press conference for the Ginn Open, Sorenstam went to see a doctor, who made the diagnosis. The next day she flew to Miami to consult a neurosurgeon. On Monday, Sorenstam, 36, opened her Annika Academy at Reunion, near Orlando, where her first student was Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker. She hopes to be back on the course for the tournament she hosts, the Ginn Tribute, which begins on May 31 in Mount Pleasant, N.C. What does all this mean in the bigger picture? It looks as if Kathy Whitworth's record is safe. Sorenstam, who has 69 career wins, had been gunning for Whitworth's LPGA standard of 88 victories.