Recently, the president of Chick-fil-A came out against President Obama’s support of homosexual marriage. Homosexual activists in the media unleashed a firestorm of criticism at the restaurant and America has responded in a day of support for the restaurant on August 1st.
“Two former Republican presidential candidates are encouraging people to eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday to show support for the chain restaurant as it weathers criticism for its president’s public opposition to same-sex marriage. Dubbing the effort “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” ex-candidates Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum said supporters would send a message about “traditional values” by eating a meal at one of the privately owned chain’s more than 1,600 locations. “The goal is simple: Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A,” Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, said on his website.
I am seeing reports all over the country where Chick-fil-A restaurants are flooded with customers. Traffic is so heavy in most places that the police are having to direct traffic to handle the congestion. Twenty million people joined Mike Huckabee’s page in support.
Huckabee’s Facebook page has photos of the huge crowds in various restaurants around the country. People are reporting their own stories of long lines at the restaurants around the nation.
As to whether any of this will translate to the ballot in November or in churches on Sunday is another story entirely.