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Wednesday, August 1,2012

Thousands Expected To Take Part in Chick Fil-A 'Appreciation Day'

Mike Huckabee is outraged—OUTRAGED—at the backlash against anti-gay-marriage-organization-funding and chicken-serving restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, so much so that he's declared Wednesday "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" as way for the chain's supporters to push back.

Chick-fil-A, which has long attracted chicken lovers across the political spectrum despite its open alignment with Conservative evangelical Christian ideas and organizations, angered pro-LGBT Americans a couple weeks ago when its CEO Dan Cathy directly affirmed the company's "Biblical" view on marriage to the Baptist Press. Gaining enough media traction to make the company's history of supporting anti-gay efforts compete with the apparent tastiness of its product, the comments sparked calls for a boycott on the left (and some constitutionally questionable efforts by city mayors to ban the chain), and an outpouring of support from the right wing of the country.

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