The Jerry Sandusky/Joe Paterno scandal wrapped up this morning leaving the only order of business to the critics on either side spitting nails at the NCAA decision as another controversy continues to heat up surrounding Chik-fil-A owners’ non-support for gay marriage.
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee brought in a local tie, asking Chik-fil-A supporters to “Eat Mor Chikin” on Aug. 1 as part of Chik-fil-A Appreciation Day.
According to Huckabee’s Facebook page, the goal is to “affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.”
More than 55,000 have agreed to attend the event so far.
Dan Cathey, one of Chik-fil-A’s owners, has recently spoken publicly of the family’s conservative Christian values on which the company runs which include famously keeping the restaurant’s doors closed on Sundays.
However, the family may be backing down from making any more comments concerning gay marriage in the face of backlash, writing on its Facebook page on July 19 that it plans to leave further debate on the topic up to the government.
“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”