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Business as Usual at Arnold Chick-fil-A

The afternoon lunch rush at the Arnold chicken restaurant was packed with ordinary lunch patrons. This evening? All was quiet.

Wednesday has been called “National Same Sex Kiss Day” by gay and lesbian groups around the country who wish to protest support of traditional marriage. Their “official” Facebook event page has over 14,300 people signed up to participate. The event was scheduled at 8 p.m.

National Same Sex Kiss Day is this Friday, August 3rd at a Chick-fil-A near you! Head to your local Chick-fil-A and share a kiss with your sweetie. Let's show Chick-fil-A that EVERYONE deserves to be able to fall in love, start a family, and take their children to eat fried chicken after a soccer match. ;)  ~Facebook

8 p.m. came at went at the Arnold location and there was not a smooch to be seen. 

However, a tumblr page is filling up with photos of protesters kissing a same-sex loved one in other Chick-fil-A locations. 

During the Friday afternoon lunch rush the Arnold Chick-fil-A was bustling with customers. A line stretched all the way to the back of the restaurant and most of the tables were full. A counter clerk was overheard cheerfully telling a patron that today’s crowd Wednesday was “Chick-fil-A Support Day” when conservative fans of the chicken restaurant showed up in force to patronize the chain nationwide.

“People are fed up with it,” said Barbra Moon, a patron who drove from Festus with her friends to have lunch at the closest Chick-fil-A. “My daughter came on Wednesday with her kids,” she said. She said she wanted to support freedom of speech and religion and was disappointed in the traditional media’s coverage of Wednesday’s event.

Chris Michael Hampton August 04, 2012 at 06:30 AM
I Stand For Traditional Marriages Between 1 man and 1 woman and I eat a chick fila lots of times,I've ate ther e Before and I'll Eat there again and again and my Name Is Chris michael Hampton,i'ma 33 year Old Pro-life,Pro-traditonal Marriage 1 man and 1 woman Reagan Conservative 912 Tea-PArty Patriotic Constitutional Courageuos Honest GOP Autistic man and I'm Campaigning For Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney R-Belmont,M.A. For President Of The United States Of America And I'm TAking a Stand against sex Sex Marriage and Homosexualiy Is Wrong,Evil,Perverted and It's A Sin and All Pro-Gay Protesters Has No Rights and Are Spineless Jell Fish and All You Gays,Lesbians,Bisexuals,Heterosexual,Transgneders Can Just Go To Hell and Burn For thier Sins And I'm Walking In Faith With My LOrd and Savior Jesus CHrist And God Is In Control and You Pro-gay Protesters Needs to Get Right With God and Confess thier SIns PRecious Jesus.
Dan Johnson August 06, 2012 at 12:49 AM
While free to express an opinion, he works to make his opinion the law of the land. Spending millions to impose your opinion on everyone else using the force of law goes far beyond expressing an opinion. Prejudice and discrimination result in needless harm to real people. It is also our right to point out Chick is spending millions to impose that harmful, discriminatory opinion on the entire population using the force of law. Prejudice and discrimination result in real harm to real people. Harming others needlessly makes it personal.
Dan Johnson August 06, 2012 at 12:56 AM
While I have spent most of the day explaining prejudice and discrimination under the law are not always motivated by hate, you provide a clear example that is the motivation for some. The refusal to treat others the way you want to be treated may not always be motivated by hate. But no matter what the motivation, the result is needless harm and suffering for millions of people.

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