According to one Chick-fil-A executive, Wednesday's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" was a record-setting day for the fast food chain.
"While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day," said Vice President of Marketing, Steve Robinson, according to NY Daily News.
Unless you've been hiding out in a cow pasture, you're probably well aware that chicken wasn't the only thing on the menu on Wednesday. Lines snaked out the doors as conservative bigots customers, including neo-Nazis and GOP gadfly Mike Huckabee, showed up in droves to show their support of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's controversial comments about gay marriage.
“We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage," said recently on a radio show. "And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about.”
Cathy's comments naturally sparked a culture clash as gay rights advocates rose up to oppose the company's stance and anti-gay marriage supporters dug in their totally hetero, not-at-all-platform heels.
Now members of the LGBTQ community and its supporters have organized a National Same-Sex Kiss Day campaign. At 8 PM ET on Friday, same-sex couple are encouraged to assemble at their local Chick-fil-A and proceed to lock lips in an act of non-violent defiance.
Organizers want to push the campaign viral by taking to, where else, the Internet's social networks to help spread the word. There's a National Same Sex Kiss Day Facebook page, a lip-smacking Tumblr page and #Chickfilakissin is making it's way around Twitterverse.
GayWebSource posted the following statement which includes comments by kiss-in organizer, Carly McGehee:
Meanwhile, over at KFC, Colonel Sanders says, "When it comes to the sub-ja-macation of marriage rights, why I reckon I'm a bit more progressive than my pals down at Chick-fil-A. Yep, let it be known that Colonel Sanders loves the gays."
Seriously, though, folks — this issue is hotter than a deep fryer spittin' grease. Don't be chicken, why don't you weigh-in on the comments below and let us know what you think.