|Updated: 8/02/2012 10:10 am
||Published: 8/01/2012 6:21 pm
Plenty of people with an appetite for chicken and controversy showed up to
Chick-Fil-A restaurants around Green Country. Many people came to support the CEO’s stance against gay marriage, while protestors came to make their voices heard.
Supporting what they believe is the right to free speech and the Biblical concept that marriage is between one man and one woman, hundreds came out wearing t-shirts and holding posters.
“I support their stance on gay marriage and I don’t think it matters where you stand. It’s a country of free speech and we should be able to voice our opinions without fear of being judged by them,” says one supporter.
Order lines wrapped outside the building as traffic began to bottleneck at 71st and Garnett. Gary Snider braved the blazing temps to express his support.
“We have the right to say what we want to say in this country and there is such a thing as the first amendment and freedom of speech. He has that right, I have it and you have it,” says Snider.
However, protesters say it’s more about speaking up for equality and not against free speech.
“What I object to is the money that customers are giving for the food is going to anti LGBT groups which is basically supporting bigotry and hatred,” says one protester.
“When you use your money and your value system to create a type of hate, that’s not good,” says another protester.
Some drivers say they don’t care either way because they just enjoy the chicken.
“Chicken is chicken whether you’re gay or not. If its good chicken you should eat it and if it’s not you shouldn’t,” says one driver.