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Stephen Colbert: Chick-fil-A Saga 'Like the Civil War'

"It's like the Civil War, if you replaced slavery with waffle fries," said Stephen Colbert last night as he focused on one of the most recent installments in the Chick-fil-A saga, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The event, which drew in hundreds of thousands of people to Chick-fil-As across the country last week, was spearheaded by politics person and "walking fried food museum" Mike Huckabee. The Appreciation Day resulted in record sales for the chain and, for Colbert, served as an inspiration to stand up against "heterophobia."

Colbert thanks Huckabee for "cementing in the minds of non-believers just what my religion stands for: Jesus, the only son of God, gave his life to redeem mankind by suffering torture and death, and then rose from the dead in forgiveness of our sins, ascended into heaven, and is seated for eternity at the right hand of the Father in fulfillment of the Scriptures. You know, chicken."

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· Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day [Colbert Nation]
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