VIERA, Florida - Pro-Gay rights activists are planning a National Same Sex Kiss Day today, Friday August 3, 2012. The organizers of the nationwide event stated on their facebook page that "Unless you've been living under a rock this week you'll have noticed
that Chick Fil A has officially come out against the LGBTQ community." The organizers are encouraging members of the gay and lesbian community to publicly kiss at Chick-fil-A restaurants today.
The event comes after traditional family and free speech advocates ate at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide on Wednesday for 'Chick-fil-A' Appreciation Day' which was protested by pro-gay advocates at the Chick-fil-A in Viera, Florida.
The political controversy comes after remarks made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to the Baptist Press
that, "We don't claim to be a Christian business ... But as an
organization we can operate on biblical principles ... We are very much
supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit."
Those statements have drawn outcries
from pro-homosexual groups along with boycott messages on Chick-fil-A's
facebook page. But right along with the detractors came messages of
support who called for a "boycott of the boycott" by going to to eat at
Photo: Chick-Fil-A in Viera, Florida / Brevard Times File