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Speak Out: Were You at Chick-fil-A Wednesday?

Various reports show long lines at multiple locations for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

When Mike Huckabee declared Wednesday as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day after President Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A spoke out publicly against gay marriage, the former governor may not have expected restaurant locations to be swamped with customers.

And Gwinnett locations were no different. The lines were long at the , and the Loganville location off Highway 78 had crowds so large that the in to help.

The , with cars overflowing into a nearby church and people parking as far as three businesses away. The saw a mass of people, too.

Did you eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday? What was the crowd like?

On the Norcross Patch, people commented with their different opinions on the new holiday:

, "I just went by a Chick where the customers were giddy they were so happy to be able to promote their cause against gay marriage. Taking pictures, matching T-shirts, It made me very sad. When will people realize that being gay is NOT a choice, but you are born that way. I won't eat at Chick again, gay people should be able to get married. Law isn't bound by the Bible. Chick stepped in it."

earlier Wednesday, "headed there for lunch......Free Speech, Freedom OF Religion...applies even when you don't agree!"

Norcross Patch also received some responses on Facebook, too:

"I am boycotting Chick-Fil-A. I will not eat at a place whose owners don't believe that everyone deserves equality. It's not like it's healthy food anyway," wrote Lindsey Monroe.

"I'd starve first," said Cheryl White Rankin.

Because of all the spotlight, Chick-fil-A sent out a statement about the company's involvement in the holiday.

“Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not created by Chick-fil-A," said Steve Robinson, the executive vice president of marketing for the restaurant. "We appreciate all of our customers and are glad to serve them at any time. Our goal is simple: to provide great food, genuine hospitality and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”

For Friday, Aug. 3, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is backing a call for a National Same-Sex Kiss Day to be held at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide.

Did you show your support for Chick-fil-A on Wednesday? Tell us in the comments.

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Lucyjane August 02, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I went to three different Chick-Fil-As yesterday. I don't like anyone telling me what I have to believe.
Wallflower August 02, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I don't believe in taking away the rights of others in the name of religion.
Simon Jester August 02, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Just know all the facts. Then decide for yourself, this is America and we all have the right to free speech, Truetts opinions are valid and I respect a man willing to state them rather than hide behind a corporate lie. That being said Chick has donated over 5 million dollars to the Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family Foundation. These groups are listed as Gay hate groups but they are also against several other industries and organizations worldwide. For instance they spend lobby money against abortion clinics, Stem Cell research and The Adult industry, They advocate laws that require married couples seeking a divorce to wait for over a year while they get religious counseling, They want to eliminate all forms of gambling, and they deny human involvement in global warming for religious reasons. If you believe and want to support Chicks involvement in a known hate group who is against all of these issues than that is your right as an american. The Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family Foundation are trying to deny so many people of their own personal rights and I have not even touched the surface, do your own research, I for one do not want my money going to an organization like that so I will not spend any money at Chick Fil A. The choice is yours.
Rusty Taylor August 02, 2012 at 06:11 PM
I don't think that saying that you believe in the Biblical definition of marriage means that you "hate" gay people. That is like saying if you believe in the Tora that you hate Christians, which is absurd! And as for those companies on a "gay hate list", whose hate list is that the gay community??? And by the way your "rights" have nothing to do with anything on this issue.

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