Former Arkansas Governor and Tea Party Darling Mike Huckabee has decided to weigh in on the Chick-fil-A controversy by announcing Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day to be held Wednesday. He asked his supporters to visit Chick-fil-A and consume some of the chains famous chicken sandwiches to show solidarity for the fast food chain.
Huckabee has been working as a FOX News Consultant since 2008. Known for his strong conservative views, the ubiquitous Huckabee has adopted Chick-fil-A as his cause of the moment. Chick-fil-A and its ownership have been under criticism for large donations made to anti-gay groups, especially those that oppose same-sex marriage.
After a disastrous summer dominated by negative publicity including condemnations from two major cities, Boston and Chicago, as well as a rare political statement from “The Muppets,” Chick-fil-A is most likely grateful for any support it can get.
Comments and donations made by billionaire S. Truett Cathy, Chairman and CEO of the privately owned Georgia-based fast food chain, have outraged the gay community. While virtually unknown in New York, the fast food chain has nearly iconic status in the south. The company’s official mission statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-Fil-A.”
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day has produced in excess of a half-million online messages of support.