Huckabee: We lined up to support you, Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Chick-fil-A lineThe man who organized Chick-fil-A's greatest sales day ever is speaking out over the popular chicken sandwich franchise caving to its mob-like critics. 

On Monday, Chick-fil-A surprised both its followers and its critics when a business news website reported the famously charitable corporation is dropping ties with The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, surrendering to the rage mob of homosexual activists and their political allies after seven years of boycotts and bad press.

Responding to the news, Mike Huckabee told the “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” program that millions of people publicly stood up for Chick-fil-A in 2012 to push back against the corporation’s critics.

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“All those millions of people that stood in line for hours to get a chicken sandwich,” Huckabee said, “just to say we stand with you, and we affirm your right of free speech, your right of religion, your right of association, they have to feel deeply disappointed."

It all started in the spring of 2012, when Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy shared his personal views on biblical marriage.

“I think we're inviting God's judgement on our nation,” said Cathy, son of the founder, “when we shake our fist at Him and say we know better than You as to what constitutes a marriage.”

Chick-fil-A protest signChick-fil-A was already sticking out from bigger competitors for its peculiar Christian roots, and it wasn’t long before Big Gay learned of Cathy’s personal view and the rainbow protests began. But then-Gov. Huckabee had the brilliant idea of calling on the public to open their wallets and support the franchise, and so “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” was announced. 

“Thousands and thousands of people at Chick-fil-A restaurants, from coast to coast,” ABC News reported at the time, “confirming that the fast-food chain is the new ground zero in the culture wars over gay marriage.” 

Moving forward six years, Cathy was expressing some regrets to WSB TV in Atlanta.

“Because of the profile that I have with the business,” he said, “sometimes it needs to kind of weigh in my mind before I openly express a lot of my views in a public setting.”

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