Gay Rights Activists Plan Chick-Fil-A 'Kiss In'

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gay rights activists and other supporters of marriage equality plan a national "Kiss In" at Chick-fil-A restaurants Friday to protest the fast-food chain owners' opposition to same-sex unions.

Participants are encouraged to come to the fast-food chains and kiss a fellow demonstrator of the same sex. One organizer, Carly McGehee of Dallas, said she hopes the event "helps LGBT youth who feel isolated and are victims of bullying."

The gatherings come two days after hundreds of thousands of customers, many of them conservative Christians, recognized "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" at more than 1,600 locations.

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy stirred the controversy by confirming his opposition to same-sex marriage. The Southern Baptist Cathy family has long been known for publicly expressing its faith, including never opening their businesses on Sundays.

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  • by Brandt Hardin Location: Nashville on Aug 4, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    If companies are people and people vote with dollars then the destination of the restaurant’s donations are open for public debate. It very well should be an issue as to where peoples’ hard-earned money goes after the chicken goes down their gullet. This issue has made our little feathered friend the modern martyr as Chick-fil-A laughs all the way to the bank. Watch the poultry be nailed to the cross and pierced by the spear of destiny at the hands of those devious cows on my artist’s blog at
  • by Kelly Location: Jackson on Aug 4, 2012 at 05:30 AM
    Why is anyone allowing themselves to be bullied by such a tiny percentage of the American population? Seriously, folks. Hollywood and the media want us to believe that they represent a large portion of the population. The recent census proved that to be false. They make up a very tiny percentage of population, yet they make demands upon the rest of us, expecting to be treated differently, with a higher set of rights, than everyone else. Funny, but I never thought much, one way or another, about gays. However, their tactics and behavior in recent years have shaped a negative opinion of them.
  • by Stan Location: Lansing on Aug 3, 2012 at 02:40 PM
    Please less negative stories channel 10.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2012 at 03:56 AM
    So it's okay for gays to promote gay marriage but it's not okay for people that don't believe in it to speak their minds?
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      by RT on Aug 4, 2012 at 08:24 AM in reply to
      You're exactly correct! I think most folks are like me in terms of not really caring about a persons' sexual orientation--what one does in one's own bedroom is their business and no one elses'. What seems to be the case is when someone, or some organization, states a contrary view they are vilified for their disagreement. This sort of protest only makes people less tolerant because, by defacto, it suggests a negative and insulting personal characteristic which isn't truly the case....just my two cents.
  • by Mandy Location: Dansville on Aug 3, 2012 at 03:42 AM
    Gays want attention more than anything. Even if you treat them better than others. Grow up, nobody is hating on the gays or their rights. Nobody cares.
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