Wednesday, August 1, 2012 will remain infamous for its proclamation by the people of Chick-Fil-A Day. A protest directed at gay rights activists and the Mayor of Chicago who has illegally threatened to stop Chick-Fil-A from doing business in the area.
This support for Chick-Fil-A has exploded from Coast to Coast and has become a support for freedom of speech and religion. In the picture to the left, you can see the support for Chick-Fil-A at ground zero of this controversy in Chicago, Illinios.
The latest in the Chick-fil-A flap finds leaders of the Chicago Republican Party asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan to investigate.
Even though it’s been all talk and no action so far, Chicago Republicans say it still violates state law for Alderman Moreno to say he’ll block a Logan Square Chick-fil-A because the company boss is against same-sex marriage.
But does Chicago GOP vice-chairman Chris Cleveland actually expect state Democratic Chairman and House Speaker Madigan’s daughter Attorney General Lisa Madigan to take this seriously? (LINK)
Chick-fil-A, known for its chicken sandwiches and waffle fries and for being closed on Sundays, came under fire after its president, Dan Cathy, told an online religious newspaper that he supports “the biblical definition of the family unit” and that supporters of gay marriage were “arrogant”. (LINK)
In Chick-fil-A’s corporate hometown of Atlanta, 42-year-old government worker Hackwin Devoe said he “does not find Biblical support” for gay marriage but does not oppose it.
He said one of the things that makes the United States a great nation is that Americans respect one another for their opinions. (LINK)
This is a belief that I can really get behind.