So they should be losing some business. (Not mine, seeing as I never went there.) Maybe this is my most controversial thing I will ever say on this site, but I think Chick-Fil-A is entirely overrated, and no matter how many of my Southern friends tell me differently, I am not waiting in an absurdly long line at the single store in Chicago for a piece of fried chicken with a pickle on it.
Anyway, back to the actual story.
On Saturday, Mike Huckabee, inserted himself into the controversy and declared Wednesday, August 1stChick-Fil-A Appreciation Day! Because there’s nothing like a declared holiday on a Wednesday. Here’s the event description on Facebook:
I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld. The Cathy family, let [sic] by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story. Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO. It’s a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left.
Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we’re considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant. This effort is not being launched by the Chick Fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it.
There’s no need for anyone to be angry or engage in a verbal battle. Simply affirm appreciation for a company run by Christian principles by showing up on Wednesday, August 1 or by participating online — tweeting your support or sending a message on Facebook.
Not as a response to Huckabee, but coincidentally gaining traction around the same time, is the National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A, created by Carly McGehee.
In honor of their support for love, equality, and the real definition of family, we’re holding a NATIONAL Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A’s around the country. So grab a friend (or 20) and head out to your nearest Chick Fil A! And don’t forget to post photos/videos of it here! For all the world to see!
So find a friend, meet at Chick-Fil-As around the country on August 3rd at 8:00p (ET), and smooch away!
More information is on the official Twitter feed @ntlsamesexkiss.