Protesters Organize Chick-fil-A Same Sex Kiss Day for Friday

Mike Huckabee has called Wednesday, Aug. 1 "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" and Protesters have have responded with "Chick-fil-A Same Sex Kiss Day" on Friday, Aug. 3.


In response to President Dan Cathy’s statement against same-sex marriage and reaffirming the company’s stance on the traditional family unit, Mike Huckabee on his Facebook page has called for Wednesday, August 1 for be “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

According to Huffington Post, Huckabee, on his Facebook page said, “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 on Wednesday, August 1.”

On Monday, LGBT Weekly reported that Philadelphia City Councilman James Kenney sent a letter to the company’s president telling him that Chick-fil-A is not welcome in the City of Brotherly Love.

Kenney also vowed in the letter to introduce a resolution at the next City Council meeting that will condemn the company.

Protesters of Chick-fil-A’s stance on same-sex marriage have organized National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday, August 3.

According to Eater.com, the protesters want you to show up to your local Chick-fil-A and make out with someone of the same sex, take photos, and post them to the Chick-fil-A Facebook page.

A franchise operates at a location on West Road in Newtown Township.


Will you be participating in "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" or "Chick-fil-A Same Sex Kiss Day"? Which viewpoint do you agree with? Tell us in the comments.

Tom Sofield August 02, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Folks - Please keep the discussion civil and stick to the topic of the story. Any comments that violate Patch's terms of service will be deleted. http://newtown-pa.patch.com/terms
Dee Moore August 02, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Believing in traditional marriage is not the same as hating gays. I really do have a live and let live approach to life so I don't shove my preferences or beliefs in anyone else's face and expect the same courtesy and kindness from them. I don't "make out" in front of other people out of consideration for their feelings, regardless of their sexuality. We should ALL be considerate of others!
Daniel Donaldson August 03, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Richard, you are entirely incorrect. The Family Research Council lobbied to change the language of the bill, "to remove sweeping and inaccurate assertions that homosexual conduct is internationally recognized as a fundamental human right." The author of that bill was trying to twist the facts to strengthen his position, just as you are now. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20006856-503544.html
Daniel Donaldson August 03, 2012 at 02:59 AM
There's paperwork to prove relationship, though. Power of attorney, Wills, that kind of thing. Additionally, "75 percent of the hospitals have policies to protect their patients from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/12/how-hospitals-treat-same-sex-couples/
Anne D August 03, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I do not believe "making out" as a protest is in good taste. Why use what should be part of "love" as an act of protest. -- Why not just eat somewhere else if you don't want "your money" going to causes that Dan Cathy supports? He's not getting taxpayer funds. He using his own money. He is not obligated to spend his money in a way that you (pl) approve. If he wants to spend zilllions saving icebergs, that's his right. Don't agree; go eat at McDonald's. I also do not think it is appropriate for any couple; hetero or homosexual, to "make out" in public venues. It's just in poor taste, IMO.


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