Chick-fil-A: Gay Couples Across the Nation to Make Out at Chicken Restaurant

Categories: Business, LGBT
We know they are really thinking about chicken sandwiches right now
While all those gay-hating, heartburn-loving people devour chicken sandwiches at their nearest Chick-fil-A, same-sex couples plan to give them something that just might make them choke on their chicken.

Today, gay couples everywhere are planning to make Chick-fil-A their own personal kissing booth with a "Kiss-In" to show how they feel about the company's opposition to same-sex marriage. The lip-locking comes two days after GOP nut job Mike Huckabee rallied thousands of homophobes across the nation to swarm Chick-fil-A restaurants and eat as many waffle fries and chicken sandwiches as they could to show just how much they appreciate Chick-fil-A. 

But because San Francisco prefers gay sex to fried chicken, you will have to drive (BART doesn't run that far north) 40 miles to Fairfield to get your chicken mack on. 
To be clear, this Kiss-In isn't just about pissing off right-wingers who like chicken wings. Smooching organizer Carly McGehee said she hopes the event helps gay youth "who feel isolated and are victims of bullying."

You could argue that Chick-fil-A brought this gay love fest on themselves when the company's president, Dan Cathy, admitted his Atlanta-based chicken chain operated on so-called biblical values and opposed same-sex marriage. His comments have not digested well with the public; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he no longer wanted Chick-fil-A in his city, and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee fired off a Tweet alerting the chicken chain that it's not welcome here.

And you know it's bad when the Muppets get involved; Disney's Kermit and Ms. Piggy backed out of a partnership with the chain to provide kids' meal toys, which, as we have all read, became a public relations nightmare for the already troubled chain.

Republican stalwart Mike Huckabee then decided to do what he does best, and hate on gays. He invented Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and managed to get an unbelievable number of chicken eaters to 1,600 restaurants across the nation. Although Chick-fil-A said it had nothing to do with this appreciation day, it was happy nonetheless, reporting "unprecedented" sales that day.

We're guessing today will be even more unprecedented, for different reasons, of course.  
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Would it make even more sense to have regular kiss-ins at Catholic, Mormon, and other churches whose hierarchies persist in funding and supporting anti-gay marriage legislation?  They are surely more responsible for suppressing civil rights of gay and lesbian families than any chicken fast food joint.

Brian Maxey
Brian Maxey

Chick Fil A may have the right to their views about gays and gay marriage. And as a result of being public with their views people will decide to eat there or not. But I do NOT agree with gays protesting by deliberately trying to piss off non gay people. This will only further widen the divide between the gay community and the non gay majority.

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