By EEW Magazine News Staff
What the enemy meant for evil, God turned it around and used it for good. After standing up for the biblical definition of marriage, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy was heavily persecuted by gay advocates who encouraged boycotts of the chicken chain. But their efforts fell flat as Chick-fil-A's sales soared.
Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, who says "Every one of [the stores] that I know have reported record, historic sales yesterday. ... A lot of the stores ran out of chicken before the end of the day."
Dr. Richard Land who heads up the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention told the Christian Post, "They were out of just about everything but chicken soup. One married couple standing behind me said they had been there for breakfast and lunch and were returning for their third meal of the day, but it was more like a light snack."
An official statement released by Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A's executive vice president of marketing, confirms the success of the Appreciation Day. "While we don't release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day," said Robinson.
"We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. We congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality."
ABC News is reporting that, after an outpouring of support for Cathy and his company during Wednesday's Appreciation Day, gay activists are planning to fight back. Some are planning to head out to Chick-fil-A parking lots Friday around the country for National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil- to protest the chicken chain's opposition to gay marriage.
It is refreshing to see that one man’s boldness and courage to stand up for his faith, has set off a chain reaction in the faith community. The outpouring of support for Chick-fil-A Day shows that many in America still support the biblical definition of marriage, even though gay activists are doing all they can to normalize homosexuality.
What are your thoughts about this? Did you go out and support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day yesterday?