Skip to comments.200,000 Chick-fil-A fans sign-up to defend marriage, ‘eat mor chikin’ August 1
Posted on 07/26/2012 4:04:58 PM PDT by wagglebee
ATLANTA, July 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) As Chick-fil-A experiences the full frontal assault of the homosexual movements efforts to squash those who publicly uphold and defend traditional views of marriage and sexuality, a number of high profile leaders have risen to the fast-food chains defense, offering a helping hand of support and encouragement.
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, wrote Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, on a Facebook page created to support Chick-fil-A.
Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, he wrote, but if Christians affirm traditional values, were considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant.
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day invites pro-traditional-marriage fans to support the fast food chain by simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.
No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Lets affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse.
The sign-up has already surpassed 209,000 people, with 23,000 maybes and another 1.6 million invited.
On Tuesday, the Facebook sign-up page mysteriously disappeared, leaving Huckabee and others wondering what had happened. The page just as mysteriously reappeared 12 hours later.
Well, it seems we caught a 12 hour bug, apparently it hits when large numbers of Christians support something and post about it on Facebook! Have you heard about this bug? wrote Huckabee.
Facebook told Huckabee that the page deletion was a mistake.
Clearly we think it was a mistake too, he wrote, but arent so convinced it was an accident.
The event has garnered support from high profile leaders in the pro-life and pro-family movement across the country.
Rick Santorum posted on his Facebook page: Help us fight to for traditional families and eat chicken at the same time.
It is sad that liberal groups call for tolerance yet they are vicious in their intolerance when someone disagrees with them, he wrote. And thats why I am joining Mike in his effort to fight for traditional values.
The event is also being promoted by Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, Focus on the Familys CitizenLink, Rev. Billy Graham, International Christian Concern, and the Family Research Council.
Homosexual activists are responding to the event by promoting a National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A.
Unless youve been living under a rock this week youll have noticed that Chick-fil-A has officially come out against the LGBTQ community, the organizers of the event, Carly McGehee and Michael GetEqual Diviesti, wrote on their Facebook page about the event which is to be staged on August 3.
The homosexual kiss- in has attracted 6,000 attendees.
Media critics have pointed out that the homosexual attack against the fast food chain was masterminded by mainstream, left-leaning media who misrepresented original statements from Chick-fil-As president Dan Cathy when he told a reporter that he was guilty as charged when it comes to his companys support for traditional marriage.
That statement, reports GetReligion.org, was twisted by mainstream media and reinterpreted to mean that Chick-fil-A was anti-gay.
Cathys original statements mention nothing about gay marriage.
All Cathy said was: Guilty as charged regarding his companys support for the traditional family.
We are very much supportive of the familythe biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that, said Cathy.
This raises an interesting journalistic question, wrote Terry Mattingly from GetReligion.org. Is a defense of one doctrine automatically the same thing as an on-the-record attack on the opposite doctrine? In this case, is it accurate for CNN (and others) to say that Cathy made comments about gay marriage when, in fact, he did not speak words addressing that issue?
The author of the original interview with Cathy, K. Allan Blume, has since pointed out that the original interview was very positive, and that subsequent news reports turned [the original story] into a negative.
The term anti-gay never came up in the original interview, he pointed out.
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I just finished eating some Chic-fil-A myself. Their chicken nuggets are yummy! It was a great excuse to get out of the kitchen tonight.
Add me to the ping list, please.
I ate their today and told them i was there to protest the boycott. got a bunch of people fr work going next wed
Good for you! We had CFA for dinner tonight, too. We plan on going there more often than we had previously.
The accusation of discrimination is absurd. All customers at CFA are treated the same, and the idea that the owner expressing an opinion is the same as discriminating against some group is a blatant falsehood. Liberals are such thugs.
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Good for you! My daughter and I plan on eating there Aug. 1. Doesn’t take much to get us to Chick-fil-A anyway.
Just returned from having a 3-piece chicken strip meal at Chick-Fil-A! Tasted better than usual today!
A reverse boycott. What a great idea.
The wife and I stopped into CFA for lumch today.
Yum Yum, Kiss Kiss ya’ll.
I took my kids to the New Chik-Filet in our area. They had never been to one. We loved the Peach shake. My daughter liked the chicken soup (but not as good as Mom’s), and my son liked the club sandwich (with bacon). I liked the spicy chicken ok, but really appreciated the carrot raisin salad option for the “side”.
The service was very helpful, and somebody came around and offered us a bite of a fresh-baked cookie.
The prices are not that cheap. It was 22.00 for three people.
Overall, it was just fine. I’ll try some of the other menu items next time.
BTW, my conservative kids were very happy to support this business. And there was a good crowd there for nearly 2:00 p.m.
We don’t have one near us. I don’t think that we’ve ever eaten there.
The nearest Chick-Fil-A is almost 200 miles away. I bought some of their merchandise online though. I believe the owner won’t open a store in Las Vegas due to it being “sin city.” That’s too bad, because where sin abounds, grace much more abounds. Maybe he’d consider Henderson, or even better, the city of Paradise. LOL.
“Paradise contains McCarran International Airport, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and most of the Las Vegas Strip, including well-known hotels such as Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, and the MGM Grand. Therefore, many tourists visiting the Las Vegas area are actually spending most of their time in Paradise, rather than in the City of Las Vegas.”
I wonder whther they take credit card. We dont have one in the area but I would be willing to call in and pay for the next two orders.
I’m guessing that what you may call a milkshake is what we call a frappe. :) I love them too. In Rhode Island it would be called a “cabinet”.
I have only eaten there once before, but we will be weekly customers now.
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