LBGT Community Protests Against Chik-fil-A
(Memphis) Earlier this week, people lined up in record-setting numbers to show their support for Chik-fil-A.
Friday night though, a large group of gay activists gathered outside a Chik-fil-A in Midtown to show their opposition to the company’s stance on gay marriage.
The kissing crusade is against the chicken chain.
It comes after the company’s president told a religious publication the company supports what he says is the biblical definition of the family unit.
“It hurts to see so many people be so hateful,” Rachel Maxwell said.
To show support for gay rights, about 200 people gathered along Union Avenue outside the Chik-fil-A to support for gay rights.
Among them, Rachel Maxwell and Kristen Hildebrand who are newly engaged.
“We just want to be able to spend the rest of our lives with the people we love,” Hildebrand said.
They stood alongside others who say they are protesting the fast food chains long history of donating to groups opposing same-sex marriage.
“It’s about them pumping money into anti-gay groups and that’s what we’re against,” Anthony Cullen said.
Cullen brought his family, including his two young sons to the protest.
Julian Cullen made his own sign which read,”gay is okay.”
“I think it’s okay to be gay,” the 10-year-old said. “As for myself, I’d rather be straight. But, I think it’s okay to be gay.”
Police were on standby, but all went peacefully.
Chik-fil-A even brought out a cart with free lemonade and iced tea.
At 8 o’clock, people at the protest officially locked lips.
They say they sealed a message of love, not hate, but with a kiss.