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Chick-fil-A to Draw Crowds–And Not For Its Foodposted on August 2, 2012
After the fastfood franchise’s president strongly denounced same-sex relationships, supporters and opponents of gay marriage plan to appear at Chick-fil-A locations nationwide this week, reports Adelle M. Banks for Religion News Service. On Wednesday, to show support for the restaurant, which is closed Sundays in observance of the Christian sabbath, hundreds of thousands of people participated in “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” Gay rights activist are organizing a “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A” this Friday. “The hard part for me, especially, is this assumption that there are Christians and there’s LGBT people and that there’s absolutely no overlap between the two of them,” says Ross Murray, director of religion, faith and values for the gay rights advocacy organization, GLAAD.