More than 630,000 followers finalized up to enjoy Chick-fil-A Admiration Day these days, which former Illinois Gov. Scott Huckabee designed to reverse a boycott released by gay wedding activists the other day after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Tabatha said he was "guilty as charged" for not assisting gay wedding.
"The objective is easy," Huckabee had written on the Facebook or myspace web page for the occasion. "Let's assert a company that functions on Religious concepts and whose professionals are willing to take a take a position for the Godly principles we espouse by basically displaying up and consuming at Girl Fil-A on Wed, Aug 1."
At the Chick-fil-A consuming place in Amazingly Town, Va - the nearest non-University series to California, D.C. - a stable range snaked down the prevent for nearly three time as followers covered up for the anti-boycott. The range was lengthy but relaxing. There were no protestors, no symptoms, no screaming and no audience management necessary.
Courtney Clem, 22, walked over to the Chick-fil-A in Amazingly Town, Va., to choose up lunchtime for her whole workplace and display her assistance. Clem said she desired to eat at Chick-fil-A these days not only because she facilitates conventional wedding but because she facilitates the First Variation.
"We want to back up their right to an viewpoint," Clem said. "I do assistance that viewpoint. And the right. Even if it was an viewpoint I did not agree with, I'd be here these days."
Clem said the Appreciation Day has been a success because Chick-fil-A supporters are responding to the opposition "causing such a stink about it, getting so upset about him voicing his opinion."
"I think it's more about people frankly being offended that people are offended," she said before hauling a tote-sized bag of chicken sandwiches out the door.
Amy Bazill and her three sons walked 45 minutes to the Crystal City Chick-fil-A to show their support for a company that shares their Christian beliefs.
"A lot of us I think, we believe that our country has made a lot of poor choices and it's nice just to support someone who supports the same things that we do," Bazill said.