Supporters Show Their Appreciation for Chick-fil-A After CEO’s Comments on Gay Marriage Spark Backlash
There's a strong show of support today for Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain that’s come under fire after the CEO spoke out publicly against gay marriage. Today, supporters are urging people to eat more chicken, dubbing it as "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
John Roberts reports that across the country, large numbers of people are expected to come out in support of Chick-fil-A because half a million people signed up on Facebook, pledging their support.
For many people this is a First Amendment issue and they believe that the CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, should not have been criticized for simply expressing his views about marriage.
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Roberts said that other people he spoke to said that they shared Cathy's view of traditional marriage. One person said, “I believe what the Bible says, so, I just came out here to support Chick-fil-A and the movement.”
A number of prominent groups have also spoken out in support of Chick-fil-A.
Reverend William Owens, from the Coalition of African American Pastors, weighed in, saying, “Some people are saying because the position that Chick-fil-A is taking, they don’t want them in their cities. It’s a disgrace.”