The Chick-fil-A and Same-Sex Marriage Debacle
The popular restaurant chain, Chick-fil-A, has been making headlines as a result of a controversial comment made by Dan Cathy, the restaurant’s president, who made a statement in an interview with The Baptist Press on July 16th that he supports “the biblical definition of the family unit.” His interview has provoked uproar across the country as everyone is taking a strong interest in his comments and are quickly taking sides.
This news has not only sparked interest in the public, but also has taken storm in the political world, as former GOP candidates have voiced their opinions in the matter. Both Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum asked their supporters to head to the restaurant to eat more chicken. They also labeled Wednesday “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” as a means to support Cathy’s stance
On the opposing side of the issue, gay activists have taken to Facebook and created a national-wide event. It has been named “kissing day” and will happen today, Friday, August 3rd. According to the Facebook description, participants are instructed to “Head to your local Chick-fil-A and share a kiss with your sweetie. Let’s show Chick-fil-A that EVERYONE deserves to be able to fall in love, start a family, and take their children to eat fried chicken after a soccer match.”
This story continues to catch the public’s eyes and both sides are not being hesitate to take action to support their stance.