The LGBT community held a “Kiss-In” Friday, Aug. 3 to counter the protest of the Mike Huckabee- orchestrated “Chik-fil-A Appreciation Day” held Tuesday of that week.
Though not hugely as successful as Tuesday’s protest, some LGBT members were spotted in various cities voicing their opinions over Chik-fil-A’s stance on marriage.
Chik-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy has been heavily scrutinized by the LGBT community for espousing his beliefs on the traditional form of marriage.
“We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
A Friday protest in Chicago soon turned into an ugly debate over the Bible. A group of LGBT protestors can be seen in the video taunting a homeless, African American man who was reading the Bible.
The YouTube video shot by Legal Insurrection shows LGBT activists swarming around the man and hurling anti-Christian insults at the end. Ironically, the video also shows the protestors taunting man in homophobic fashion.
The protestors wrote, “He’s Really Gay Deep Down” on the sidewalk with an arrow pointing next toward the homeless man.
“Your Bible is, in itself, immoral,” said a protestor in the video.
“I am tired of your hypocrisy,” he continued. “I am tired of the hypocrisy coming out of these books. I do hate God because the God that you want, the God that you worship stones rape victims. That is the God that you worship, sir.”
Another LGBT activist looked toward the camera and said, “He likes Gay Men.”
Various cities and college campuses are debating whether to remove Chik-fil-A. Anti-Chik-fil-A Petitions have formed with mayor from Boston, San Francisco and Chicago being the most vocal.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn wrote a letter to NYU president saying she doesn’t want the restaurant in her city. The only Chik-fil-A in the city is on the NYU’s campus.
No word yet if any other major LGBT protests are being planned.