CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Chick-Fil-A supporters are lining up for what's being dubbed "Appreciation Day." Today's movement is to show they are behind the company executive, who criticized gay marriage. The remarks were made last week, and since then, there has been a firestorm of controversy.
Supporters of gay marriage are boycotting the restaurant, while those against same-sex unions are standing up for Chick-Fil-A.
The drive-thru line is wrapped around the building twice in Cape Coral. People are lining up outside the restaurant, waiting to get inside to show their support. Chick-Fil-A "Appreciation Day" is to show people are behind the company and its beliefs.
The Christian company started a major beef last week when a company executive spoke out against gay marriage. Since then, people on both sides of the issue have weighed in. The mayors of Chicago and Boston have said they do not support the company and what it stands for, stating they will try to block Chick-Fil-A restaurants from being built in their cities.
The backlash angered supporters of Chick-Fil-A, who then claimed today as "Appreciation Day." Supporters are planning to eat at Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the nation to give the company a boost and show they are behind it.
As of noon on Wednesday, there weren't any supporters of gay marriage protesting in Cape Coral. Opponents of the company's position are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at the restaurants on Friday and kiss.
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