Chik Fil-A Same-Sex Kiss Celebration: Gay Activists Flock to Chik-fil-A to Celebrate Kiss Day
Aug 02, 2012 03:43 PM EDT
Wednesday was "Chik-fil-A Appreciation Day," Now Friday gay-activists announce that they will gather at several of the fast-food chain's across the country Friday to celebrate "national same-sex kiss day at Chick-fil-A." The Chik-fil-A commotion began last week, when the restaurant's CEO Dan Cathy that he supports the traditional form of marriage between a man and woman. No sooner did he make the statement that it turned into a controversy on same-sex marriage no doubt, but also on one's First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.
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Friday's protest was also born on Facebook, when same-sex marriage advocators created an event stating "Let's show Chick-fil-A thanks for their support of Love, Equality, and the Real Definition of Marriage!" as posted on CNNnews.com
The event is a direct counter to Wednesday's "Chik-fil-A Appreciation Day," which was created by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on a Facebook page to rally supporters. Nearly 600,000 people signed up.
But while Huckabee intention was to "affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values," many of the supporters who showed up at the City Crystal Virginia location were not there to support Cathy's stance on same-sex marriage, but rather his right to have an opinion and voice it, without being reprimanded.
"I think it comes down to a First Amendment issue. I mean, I do believe in the traditional values of marriage between a man and a woman," Stephen Lenahan told Fox News.
Of course there were also plenty of people who were there to show their support for the cause of preserving the traditional form of marriage, these supporters including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
But plenty of others were just shocked at the entire incident, one passer-by Beth Matt told ABC News, "it's not something I want to be a part of...Don't get me wrong I like the food...But this is just outrageous...I guess were getting toward an election season and things are just going to get more and more polarized so sure let Chick-fil-A be another martyr," according to abcnews.com
Matt has a point, this Monday the Democratic Party announced that it was adding the subject of same-sex marriage to the party platform in the upcoming, so of course, one must expect rallying from the opposite side of the discourse which is what we're witnessing in this particular incident.