A friend of mine is involved in a Russian Baptist Church in California and he told me that there are 52 Chick-Fil-As in California and none of the 30 in attendence had ever been to one or even heard of them. Since my friend is from Arkansas he knew about Chick-Fil-A. However, all thirty agreed that they were going to google and find where a Chick-Fil-A was near them in southern California and go on August 1st. They all had heard about the news about Boston and Chicago Mayors saying they would not grant business licenses to Chick-Fil-A in their cities and some of them had heard Mike Huckabee intervew Truett Cathy on his tv show. I also read about gay group in Illinois that is going to have a Kiss-In at their local Chick-Fil-A on Friday August 3rd.
I went to Chick-Fil-A this morning at 5:58 this morning at 5:58 am and by the time 6 am rolled around cars were lining up behind me. Once Chick-Fil-A opened I gave them my $4.61 cents and wished them well on this August 1st.
We have to see how it goes today. The liberal Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times contends this will hurt Chick-Fil-A in the long run but time will tell. Brantley railed against the Mike Huckabee inspired August 1 effort to pump up Chick-Fil-A sales:
CONTROVERSY NOT GOOD FOR FRIED CHICKEN: Mike Huckabee and other militant homophobes may flock in numbers to Chick-fil-A Wednesday (Arkansas homohobes have been eating there daily and braying loudly about it for more than a week now as a show of support for the chain CEO’s support of anti-gay causes, including a group linked to a movement that supported legal execution of homosexuals in Uganda). But new research indicates controversy is not, on balance, good for fast food chains. For every hater that turns out for chicken in solidarity with bigotry, somebody else has been turned off by the publicity. The chain’s favorability rating has dropped sharply. PS FOR HUCK’S HATE TROOPS — There’s been little call for an organized boycott against Chick-fil-A, not even by a local group that plans a silent, peaceful vigil Wednesday near a Little Rock outlet. By all means eat more chicken. And be sure to brag about it. You are sure to have gay friends, relatives, acquaintances and sympathizers who’ll remember you for it. Just as they now remember Chick-fil-A. It’s called branding.
One thing we know for sure and that is the anger is definately on the other side. On the Arkansas Times Blog this morning a blogger named “B Rock Sucks” rightly noted that “Free speech until…… you disagree with a liberal.”
Washington Times article supports Chick-fil-A day of Appreciation NANCE AND DIAZ: Happy Chick-fil-A Day of Appreciation Americans fight anti-Christian bigotry By Penny Young Nance and Mario Diaz Chick-fil-A may not represent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s perception of “Chicago values,” but it sure represents the values of “We the People.” Today, millions of Americans, including the [...]
This July 19, 2012, photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. (AP)____________ A friend of mine is involved in a Russian Baptist Church in California and he told me that there are 52 Chick-Fil-As in California and none of the 30 in attendence had ever been to one or even heard of them. Since [...]
I will be eating there on August 1, 2012. Yesterday I was in Memphis on a business trip and I heard Mike Huckabee’s radio show. On the show he quoted his good friend “Houston Nutt” who told his players not to stoop to antics when they score but to act like they have been there [...]