Wednesday August 1, hundreds of thousands of traditional marriage activists gathered at various Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the country to have a meal and support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
The appreciation day brought “record-setting” sales to the fast food chain. The restaurants had snake lines running through their doors and weaving around other buildings as people waited for their sandwiches, and at least one restaurant had to close early after nearly running out of chicken. Many of the supporters who turned up told ABC News that they chose to participate to support Cathy’s First Amendment rights to express his opinions.
“We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country,” says Robinson, “we congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality.”
Well it’s the same-sex marriage allies’ turn. Friday August 3, gay-marriage supporters were putting their own spin on their organized sit-ins, instead they will be organized “kiss-ins.” These organized kiss-ins are spread from Dallas to New York city in celebration of National Same-Sex Kiss Day.
Marci Alt, who organized a protest outside a Chick-fil-A in Decatur, Ga says: “Basically what you’re going to get is a bunch of pretty normal, average, everyday people that just happen to be gay or lesbian give each other a kiss or a hug, hold each other’s hand, and really show them that we stand up for what we believe. For me why it’s so important is, I don’t’ believe anybody should have the ability to say, I’m not a good Christian, or I’m Jewish, that I’m not a good Jew because I’m gay.” Alt has been married to her wife for 12 years and they have two daughters. They have invited Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A’s CEO, over to dinner where they “can share a respectful dialogue about our faith, work and families here in Georgia.”
Rome Frost, who is organizing another kiss-in at a New York location says “it is just a nice nonviolent demonstration of LGBT love. It’s to show how much support that we do have and how we can solve these kinds of problems in a very nonviolent and romantic way.” He expects around 200 people or so to show up for the New York kiss-in that will start at 8 P.M ET.
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