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'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' Packs Local Restaurants

Lunch lines were out the door at the Chick-fil-A restaurants in Roswell as political sides in the same-sex marriage controversy have issued "calls to action" at the restaurant chain's outlets.

This could be an interesting week for Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain that recently has become a political battleground.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has called for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day today, Aug. 1, and has set up a Facebook page to draw attention. The call-to-action has taken hold at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the metro area and elsewhere in the country. Similiar packed dining rooms and quarter mile drive-through lines have been reported on social media sites.

On the other side, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is backing a call for a National Same-Sex Kiss Day on Friday, Aug. 3, to be held at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide. And a Nashua, NH Chick-fil-A is sponsoring an upcoming gay pride festival, .

The controversy, of course, comes from a statement by Chick-fil-A executive Dan Cathy, who supports the view of marriage as between a man and a woman. Dan Cathy, son of company founder Truman Cathy, said the fast-food giant was “guilty as charged” of supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit.”

How do you feel about the controversy? Will you patronize or avoid Chick-fil-A on these days because of the so-called "calls to action?" Tell us in the comments below.

There are two Chic-fil-A restaurants located in Roswell, 1185 Woodstock Road and 604 Holcomb Bridge Road, where lunch lines were out the door Wednesday.

If you're interested in this story, here are a few others:

Upchuck30075 August 01, 2012 at 07:17 PM
The Chick-Fil-A on Roswell Road just South of Northridge had both lanes full back out to the street at 2 pm this afternoon. I picked up 2 reg sandwiches and a large waffle fry. I've been married to the same woman for 32 years and wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks Chick-Fil-A for saying traditional marriage is OK.
Thomas Wayne Shelton August 01, 2012 at 07:21 PM
I'm astounded that EVERYONE decided to jump on this story and no one is covering this ... http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/06/salvation-army-official-gays-deserve-death/53885/ ... I dont see Mayors or Governors threatening to pull the plug on Salvation Army shops in their locations. Seems a little disingenuous to me and also shows how easily the MSM can get the general public on one of their bandwagons.

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