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< Talmud Celebration
Aug 02, 2012 12:28
Category: Religious News


ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of Chick-fil-A have eaten at the chicken chain as part of a show of support for an executive's comments about gay marriage.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family." That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.

A Florida man treated several co-workers to lunch as a show of support. A customer at a Chick-fil-A in a Maryland suburb of Washington D.C. said he was aware of the controversy but just showed up for a sandwich. He said Cathy's opinion is no more important than anyone else's and that he wouldn't punish the company by staying away.

Some opponents of the company's stance are planning "Kiss Mor Chiks" for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and kiss each other.