Controversy and politics go hand-in-hand.
Today has been proclaimed “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” by former GOP Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee in response to remarks made by the mayors of Chicago and Boston denouncing the popular restaurant chain. The brouhaha emanated from a statement made by the chain’s president supporting traditional marriage — the union of one man and one woman.
As expected, the controversy has invaded local politics. According to WPTV News Channel-5:
Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has laid down the law for her three kids — including two teens: no more Chick-fil-A.
Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West can’t get enough of the chicken chain. His response to calls for a boycott: “I love some Chick-fil-A.”
Local religious leaders, not surprisingly, have also weighed in
In South Florida, the Rev. Mark Boykin of the Church of All Nations in Boca Raton is calling on members of his 2,000-member congregation and anyone else who’s interested to join him for lunch Wednesday at the Chick-fil-A at the Town Center Mall.
“The gay community thinks they can bully businesses into embracing and celebrating their lifestyles,” Boykin said. “[Cathy] simply said ‘I believe in traditional family values.’ So how did that become so offensive to people?”
Read the entire News Channel-5 report here.
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