The recent controversy over the stance of Chick-fil-A on same-sex marriage has now drawn in Mike Huckabee, the former presidential candidate and Fox TV commentator.
Huckabee, also an ordained Southern Baptist minister, has called for Aug. 1 to be Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and he has set up a Facebook page for that purpose.
"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," read Huckabee's statement on the Facebook page.
Do you support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day? Share your thoughts.
However, the Jim Henson Co., which had worked on creating Muppets characters for Chick-fil-A, has dropped support, according to the Los Angeles Times. Proposed Muppets offerings included five build-your-own puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, using pieces that are punched out from the plastic meal container, according to a cached version of the Chick-fil-A website.
But after last week, when President Dan Cathy said the fast-food giant was “guilty as charged” of supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit,” Henson Co. nixed the partnership.
So time to Speak Out: Where do you stand on the issue? Will you participate in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day? The Atlanta-based company has restaurants in Suwanee. Share your thoughts.