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'National Same-Sex Kiss Day' at Chick-Fil-A on August 3


The Chick-Fil-A wars heat up with supporters of equality on Facebook organizing an event of protest on August 3:

In honor of their support for love, equality, and the real definition of family, we're holding a NATIONAL Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A's around the country. So grab a friend (or 20) and head out to your nearest Chick Fil A! And don't forget to post photos/videos of it here! For all the world to see!

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  1. Seems excessive and unnecessary.

    Posted by: Emmy | Jul 23, 2012 12:27:13 PM

  2. to elaborate?

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Jul 23, 2012 12:39:15 PM

  3. it's kind of ironic with all the articles regarding Chick-fil-a at Towleroad lately, all the of ads on the site are *for* chick-fil-A (some sort of weird coupon deal that that I keep seeing at least)

    Posted by: ty | Jul 23, 2012 12:39:33 PM

  4. I think I agree with Emmy.

    While I get why the protest is important, they're protesting against a corporation that isn't going to change, no matter how many people file in and make out.

    Posted by: KDNA | Jul 23, 2012 12:44:53 PM

  5. These kind of actions seem self indulgent to me.

    Posted by: jay | Jul 23, 2012 12:45:08 PM

  6. there are two types of people, the doers and the talkers. When other people are organizing and doing things that are slowly but surely changing the public standard of how to respect gay community in general, the least you can do is not to self-indulgently telling other people that their effort is self-indulging.

    Posted by: david | Jul 23, 2012 12:50:53 PM

  7. OK, I'll try to explain.

    The point isn't to change Chick-Fil-A's minds or policies. That is almost certainly futile.

    The point is to demonstrate to other people, and indeed, even other companies, that there is serious opposition to Chick-Fil-A's comments and activities.

    If just one company is deterred in the future from donating $100K to National Organization for Marriage, it will have been an hour well-spent.

    Besides, it's probably going to be a fun day for a lot of people.

    Posted by: Scott Wooledge | Jul 23, 2012 12:54:55 PM

  8. If you enter a fast food establishment then aren't you required to make a purchase?

    Surely then this protest will simply be giving money to Chick-Fil-A?

    Posted by: MaryM | Jul 23, 2012 12:57:20 PM

  9. Did you realize that this Chick-Fil-A coverage has triggered a Google AdSense Chick-Fil-A coupon offer at the top of your blog? Hilarious! I may have to write about this on my blog.

    Posted by: Lee | Jul 23, 2012 1:04:28 PM

  10. I am amused by Huckabee's logic that being intolerant of bigotry is bigotry. Just how far up there does he have his head stuck?

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 23, 2012 1:20:02 PM

  11. I have mixeed feelings about this. A kiss-in could be a great idea. The more people see same-sex couples kissing the more they will realize that these couples have (gasp!) .....chemistry with each other! We are one step closer to marriage equality nationwide when more people realize this.

    But it might be better to stage a "commitment gathering" - already married gay or lesbian couples (dressed conservatively so as not to appear "eccentric") retake their vows and then kiss. Afterwards they all celebrate by eating a chicken sandwhich that they bought at a different fast-food restaurant. There are many people who've never seen a gay wedding and would realize that such an event can be beautiful rather than scary. I think you have a better chance of winning people over if the focus is on commitment rather than solely on kissing.

    Just my opinion.

    Posted by: Mary | Jul 23, 2012 1:26:30 PM

  12. Hands down, this is the best website to find up to the minute news on Chick-Fil-A.

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 23, 2012 1:30:10 PM

  13. This seems really counter-productive to me. It's just going to confirm a lot of anti-gay bias.

    I got more mileage out of turning down lunch with my Mom at Chick-Fil-A because of this (and told her why).

    Posted by: SeeingI | Jul 23, 2012 1:30:57 PM

  14. Honestly, I think a 'Same-Sex Blowjob Day' @ Chik-fil-A would be way more interesting.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jul 23, 2012 1:44:14 PM

  15. The people who see same-sex kissing as "too controversial" need to deal with their own internalized homophobia. There is nothing wrong with being gay and there is nothing wrong with kissing someone of the same gender. A kiss-in is a non-violent way of protesting while drawing attention to the hate that Chik-fil-a supports.
    Bravo to the people who are organizing and participating in this and shame on all of you will do nothing to help our cause and only try to shoot down anybody who cares enough to act.

    Posted by: stillmarriedinCA | Jul 23, 2012 1:44:51 PM

  16. Standing up and protesting when a corporation funnels MILLIONS OF DOLLARS into anti-LGBT orgs is "self-indulgent."

    Tahnks for pointing that out KAPO!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 23, 2012 1:52:12 PM

  17. I think there is a time and a place for in-your-face protesting but this doesn't feel like an instance where PDA is appropriate. Whatever else it is and whatever its hateful policies are, Chik-Fil-A is an eating establishment, and quite frankly I don't want to watch anyone making out at a restaurant, gay or straight.

    I'm down with signs, picketing, etc... but slobbering all over someone else doesn't fit, in my opinion.

    Posted by: sparks | Jul 23, 2012 1:55:35 PM

  18. This is probably a silly idea.

    1) Yes, let's all go to Chick-Fil-A on Friday, August 3rd. Let's give the anti-gay company just a little more money to use against us.

    2) Let's publicly announce it for the anti-gay nut jobs, so they can join us, it'll be fun, meet there around 8pm. Right?

    3) Let's make it easier for nut jobs to wipe us out in one swift move, I'll be there with all my friends, you should come, it will be a blast.

    Sorry to sound so callous, but we tried this many years ago against Cracker Barrell, it turned out to be a disaster for us, the restaurants knew we were coming so they prepared by having a few cops on hand, and a few extra patrons to watch the freak show, you know Drag Queens and such.
    Anyone on our side that made a stink was arrested for either disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace, not a big charge maybe, but was held overnight for processing. Not to mention that there were news crews there to record every silly move, not by the restaurant, but by us.

    Posted by: D | Jul 23, 2012 1:57:34 PM

  19. @Sparks--GOOD! If you don't want to watch anyone kissing at a restaurant, then don't go to Chick-fil-a. Take your business elsewhere. Mission accomplished. We should hold a kiss-in there everyday.

    Posted by: stillmarriedinCA | Jul 23, 2012 2:00:19 PM

  20. All I'm saying is, I think that kind of protest has its place, but this isn't one of them. Making out in a restaurant is lewd... and being lewd or (what MANY will think is) inappropriate isn't exactly going to win people over. When the average citizen sees this stuff on TV (if protesters are lucky enough to get publicity) it's going to make them sympathize with Chik-Fil-A.

    Posted by: sparks | Jul 23, 2012 2:09:54 PM

  21. @MARYM: Call 9-1-1 and report a Fast Food Non-Purchase. They'll send a mall cop right over.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jul 23, 2012 2:23:50 PM

  22. 1. No one is required to purchase anything from entering a fast food establishment.

    2. No one is saying that protesters should purchase any items. Therefore, there will be no money from our pockets.

    3. There is nothing wrong with someone kissing another person in a fast food place. It happens all the time.

    4. It probably won't produce any immediate change. But like Cracker Barrel, they may eventually change their tune. I don't know. But what I DO know is that if there is no pressure to change, they won't.

    5. A kiss-in will repel the homophobes as they won't want to go there on that day, depriving them of that revenue.

    6. If we do this on a regular basis, eventually the homophobes will decide to avoid them in order to now see gays kissing.

    7. It's a lesson to other companies that might want to be homophobic that perhaps there is a downside.

    8. Already, the company is trying to back tract from Cathy's statements. The more we put pressure on them, the more they are caught between a variety of competing interests. If they insist on being homophobic, then let's make life as uncomfortable for them as possible.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 23, 2012 2:32:02 PM

  23. @ Randy...#1-#8...right,right, right, right and right again!!

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Jul 23, 2012 2:43:10 PM

  24. When someone thinks that same-sex kissing is lewd and equates it to "making out" says a lot about that person.

    Posted by: stillmarriedinCA | Jul 23, 2012 2:44:44 PM

  25. How about a new ad slogan for their competitors (KFC, Churches etc)

    Posted by: Iwontgrowup | Jul 23, 2012 2:45:16 PM

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