Hats off to Mike Huckabee for showing the liberal left that America still stands for the First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech. Twitter, Facebook and numerous websites were busy posting picture after picture of happy customers willing to wait in long lines to support Chick-fil-A.
It all began when Dan Cathy, President of Chick-fil-A, had his words twisted and taken out of context. What did he say? Dan Cathy said "guilty as charged" for believing in the traditional family. Liberal mayors in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington DC declared that Chick-fil-A would be prevented from opening up restaurants in their city. Why? All because the Chick-fil-A president supports the biblical definition of the family unit: marriage between a man and a woman. There are no reports anywhere of Chick-fil-A being biased against or harassing gay customers or gay employees. Yet the liberal left wanted Chick-fil-A boycotted.
Mike Huckabee started up a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Facebook page inviting people to support Chick-fil-A on August 1st. After receiving thousands of likes on his invite, Facebook took down the page. Mike Huckabee asked why it was removed and magically, 12 hours later, the Facebook page reappeared. Was Facebook trying to censor Mike Huckabee?
Chick-fil-A is a successful family owned company that has a history of espousing Christian values and treating its employees, customers and communities with the highest respect. The assault by the liberal left has led thousands across America to affirm Chick-fil-A. Some are doing it in support of First Amendment rights. Some are doing it in support of traditional marriage. Americans, even if they do not agree with Dan Cathy's stance on biblical marriage, are showing the liberal left that one cannot bully companies into submission. America is still the land of the free- freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom for companies to invest in markets. And the home of the brave- sticking to your personal, moral convictions, staying closed on Sunday so families can worship and have a sabbath day of rest, and letting America know that they need God.
God bless the employees who worked so hard today serving a record number of customers. God bless the suppliers who delivered the incredible number of menu ingredients and paper supplies needed on this day.