He said he was in agreement with marriage as described in the Bible.
The controversy surrounding comments by the President of Chick-Fil-A brought out a lot of people to the local restaurant in Frederick on Wednesday. They lined up inside the establishment off of Route 355, and cars were seen queueing up to get to the drive-up window. This follows a declaration by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minster, that Wednesday, August 1st was "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day."
The President of the company, Dan Cathy, had said "guilty as charged" when asked by Baptist Press last month whether he supports marriage between a man and a woman as described in the Bible. This angered a lot of gay rights activists, who have called for a boycott.
"I believe in marriage between one man and one woman. I want to support that," said one may who came out to the Frederick Chick-Fil-A for a meal, and to back Mr. Cathy.
"I heard across the nation that there's restaurants running out of food. It's been such a groundswell of support," said another man who came to the restaurant. "I think it just shows that people are fed up with the hard left trying to tell them how to think, and what they're supposed to do and how they're supposed to act. I think it's a great thing that the American rose up and said 'I sick and tired of this.'"
"Everybody has taken pot shots at Christians for a long time," said this woman who was at the restaurant. "We are generally just working hard, going to church and trying to do the right thing."
Traffic coming into the Chick-Fil-A parking to the drive-up window was being directed by long time employee Scott Stafford. "It's been a little bit of a challenge, but most folks have been cooperative. They want to come out and support Chick-Fil-A and the owners and founders so they've been more than cooperative," he said.
Chick-Fil-A's in the region reported a brisk business on Wednesday. The restaurant in Martinsburg, West Virginia was closed for a few hours Wednesday afternoon after receiving a bomb threat. Police conducted a search of the building, and nothing was found. The Chick-Fil-A was allowed to reopen.