A National Same Sex Kiss Day is being organized at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country on Friday, August 3 to protest the fried chicken chain's admitted anti-homosexual stance. It's basically what it sounds like. They want you to go to your local Chick-fil-A, make out with someone of the same sex, and post photos and videos on their Facebook page. Sounds easy enough, or at least easier than those protests in which people try to out-pun each other with clever signs.
In other Chick-fil-A news, former presidential candidate/current talking head Mike Huckabee has decided August 1 is "Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day." In a statement on his website, Huckabee says he's cranky that "a great American story [like Chick-fil-A] is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left."
And the Jim Henson Company has ceased a partnership with Chick-fil-A because of the controversy. CEO Lisa Henson has recommended the company donate any money they made from the deal to LGBT advocacy group GLAAD. And as previously noted, Boston mayor Thomas Menino has already spoken out against Chick-fil-A. Will the political leanings of a fast food chain be the final straw in the American culture wars? Stay tuned to find out.
· National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A [Facebook via Buzzfeed]
· Chick-fil-A Loses Muppets, Gains Mike Huckabee in Gay Controversy [LAT]
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