Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Mike Huckabee started the campaign, explaining in part:
I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld. The Cathy family, led by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story. Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO.It’s a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left.
The Chick Fil-A company refuses to open on Sundays so that their employees can go to church if they wish. Despite the pressure from malls, airports, and the business world to open on Sundays, they still don’t. They treat customers and employees with respect and dignity.
I ask you to join me in speaking out on Wednesday, August 1 “Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day.” No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall forever be on my lips.”Psalm 34:1
As he walked through the last exit door, all you could hear was a resounding, “AMEN!”
When we left, people were lined up outside almost to the Drive-Through line on one side, and just about that long on the other side. There were cars backed up almost to the access road of the freeway on one side, and around 2 other restaurants, waiting to get into Chick-fil-A’s driveway. We saw people walking from all four corners, having parked in other parking lots, but walking to Chick-fil-A.
Lunch was absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to see what happens at dinner!
Chick-fil-A, ALL DAY!