Friday, 03 August 2012 08:00
Hundreds of supporters turned out at the Mission Chick Fil-A restaurant on Wednesday, following a nationwide call to action in support of the restaurant franchise. Similar scenes played out at Chick-fil-A restaurants all across the country.
The crowds were responding to former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's call to make Aug. 1 a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, as a show of support for the restaurant's president Dan Cathy, who spoke out in favor of traditional marriage recently.
Gay rights activists besieged Cathy with harsh attacks since he made his comments two weeks ago, as the national media fanned the furor.