Mike Huckabee declared August 1st to be Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, a day for Chick-fil-A supporters to patronize the chain in the wake of outrage over Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's comments on marriage. Media sources reported on crowds and pro-LGBTQ demonstrators at Chick-fil-A across the nation. This morning, Fox interviewed Mike Huckabee about Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, with Chick-fil-A sandwiches positioned prominently on the Fox coffee table.
The Advocate shared this Third Rail Media video of anti-LGBTQ patrons outside a Hollywood Chick-fil-A, including singer Pat Boone. Hair-raising, to say the least.
For your reading pleasure, below are links to some of the many news and commentary pieces on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
Los Angeles Times: Gay marriage foes flock to Chick-fil-A
Huffington Post: Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Controversy: Gay Employees Speak Out
Pennlive: New conservative Christian political group shows support for Chick-fil-A
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News: Popular DJ Drew G stages personal kiss-in at Chick-fil-A
Media Matters: Fox's Campaign To Defend Chick-Fil-A From Its Anti-Gay Record
Truth Wins Out: Restore Fact and Balance to the Chick-Fil-A Conversation
Gin and Tacos: Scenes from This American Life
The Advocate: My Life Isn't a Political Issue
Think Progress: Chick-fil-A And The Conservative Appropriation Of Christianity As An Anti-Gay Wedge
Groping the Elephant: Eat More Crow