Hundreds Show Support for Chick-fil-A in Springfield

Chick-fil-A and Mike Huckabee supporters flocked to the Springfield location for lunch on Wednesday.

Springfield's Chick-fil-A was packed with supporters during lunchtime on Wednesday, which former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee deemed "," with long lines of customers waiting to get in the door and cars waiting for the drive-thru. 

Most of the customers were there to show their support for Chick-fil-A and its president, Dan Cathy, who recently shared his beliefs on the biblical definition of marriage. Cathy's fast-food franchise has since suffered backlash from supporters of same-sex marriage. 

"We're here to support Dan Cathy. We're on 'Team Jesus,'" said a woman who was waiting in line at Chick-fil-A. 

The controversy has sparked an ongoing debate about same-sex marriage and its place in politics, which was evident today at Chick-fil-A. 

A man in line from Franconia said that he hopes the long lines are "indicative of what's going to happen this fall." He added, "I hope all these people will follow Huckabee."

"I think it's wonderful to see all these morally healthy people today," said a man from Rose Hill. 

A few soldiers from Fort Belvoir were also in line at Chick-fil-A. 

"We're in support of Dan Cathy and his morality. We share the same Christian beliefs," one soldier said. "And we're hungry!" joked another soldier.

Althought most of Chick-fil-A's customers were there today for political, social and religious reasons, a few were there simply for the food.

"Is today free food day?" asked a customer as he noticed the long line.

at the Springfield Chick-fil-A. 


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Stephanie Talcott August 03, 2012 at 12:39 PM
T-Bird...not a fact actually, completely opinion. Have you listened to what he said? Or are you just stating your case on what you heard? Maybe you should listen...he said nothing against anyone, nothing romotely bigoted or intolerant. And it wasn't a comment, it was a statement...his belief in family and Christian values. Maybe you should actually listen to it first....
Stephanie Talcott August 03, 2012 at 12:42 PM
We were there at 3:30 in the afternoon and it was still pretty darn busy! Love it!
T-Bird August 03, 2012 at 01:50 PM
It's a fact that many people were offended by what he said. And yes, what he said was rather intolerant. That is irregardless of if it was a statement of his religion or not. When you state that other people should not have the same basic right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness you do because you find their lifestyle morally objectionable, it's bigoted and intolerant. And the difference between a comment and a statement is simply parsing words and has no meaning. Perhaps you should read more closely before you accuse others of not understanding.
Sleeper August 03, 2012 at 04:47 PM
More than 60 people in line so we had to get 5 guy's on Wednesday. We are going today to show support against any kissing protest.
william taylor August 04, 2012 at 03:52 PM
The gay gangsters/gay mafia, aided by Obama's lapdop media, not only fail with their thug tactics, but actually mobilize their opposition. A storm is brewing...


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