The “kiss-in” is scheduled to take place simultaneously across America starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. A Facebook page created for the event outlines that the event was not in response to Mike Huckabee’s designation of August 1st as “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” but was scheduled several days prior.
“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,” the page states. One photograph posted by a supporter of the effort depicts a chicken on the cross, with the words “He died for your hate.”
Organizers are asking homosexuals to take pictures and videos of themselves kissing at Chick-fil-A and post it to the internet “for all the world to see.”
Currently, over 8,600 people have stated that they are going to participate in the “kiss-in” nationwide.
On Wednesday, supporters of the popular restaurant chain’s stand for Biblical marriage will be patronizing Chick-fil-A — simply eating in or ordering take out. There is anticipated to be a large turnout for tomorrow’s event.
As previously reported, Chick-fil-A first came under fire following comments president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy made to Baptist Press that he is “very much supporting of the family — the Biblical definition of the family unit.”
“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” he added.
According to the Washington Post, Cathy had also stated on a radio broadcast last month that he believed that the promotion of homosexual “marriage” was evoking the wrath of God upon America.
“As it relates to society in general, I think we’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake out fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” he said. “And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about.”
Cathy’s comments have stirred much discussion on both sides of the issue. Hollywood celebrities have announced that they would be boycotting the restaurant, and mayors from Boston to San Francisco have warned Chic-Fil-A to keep out of their cities. However, others have shown an enormous outpouring of support for the company, vowing to “eat mor chikin.”
“We know that it might not be popular with everyone,” Cathy said. “But thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on Biblical principles.”