Aug 012012
 

From Mike Huckabee

Yesterday, tens of thousands of people across this country were lining up and joining in to Support Chick fil-A, (committing to take part in the August 1st Appreciation Day), and as momentum was growing at a record pace, something interesting happened…All of the sudden, EVERYTHING related to Chick fil-A Appreciation Day disappeared from Facebook! That’s right in one big flash it was gone like the Eiffel Tower during a David Copperfield Show and then 12 hours later we were back in business like nothing ever happened.

Well it seems we caught a 12 hour bug, apparently it hits when large numbers of Christians support something and post about it on Facebook! Have you heard about this bug?

We still aren’t sure why it happened, we have been told by Facebook “it was a mistake”, clearly we think it was a mistake too but aren’t so convinced it was an accident.

Could it be we were attacked because of our beliefs? Could it be that Facebook has a glitch in their system with a VERY NARROW target? Who knows if we will ever know for sure, but one thing we do know for sure is that we are back up and running and we need your help to keep this going. We have one week until Chick fil-A Appreciation Day and that is a long time to get others involved. Don’t stop inviting your friends, tell them why it is important to you and get them on board. So we got knocked down, but hey! WE ARE BACK UP!

~ background Progressive Punk: Chicago alderman Joe Moreno says NO Chick-fil-A in Logan Square

The owner of the city’s only Chick-fil-A restaurant today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel to meet with her after Emanuel said the anti-gay views of the fast-food chain’s president don’t mesh with Chicago values.

Lauren Silich, who owns a Chick-fil-A franchise just off the Magnificent Mile that opened last year, wrote in a press release that she is dedicated to “serving all of our guests with honor, dignity and respect. … We alone created 97 jobs this past year and our passion is building leaders for future generations, regardless of sexual orientation or beliefs.”

She invited Emanuel to meet her, her husband and management staff at her restaurant. The mayor’s office had no immediate response.

Silich said she has deep Chicago roots and her husband Steve works for the city. City records indicate he’s a police sergeant.

“We hold fundraisers for hospitals, schools, fallen police, and we donate to a wide variety of causes, including everything from churches to gay and lesbian organizations,” Silich wrote.

The controversy over Chick-fil-A began earlier this week when the Tribune reported that Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno, 1st, planned to use his aldermanic privilege to block the construction of a second Chick-fil-A in Logan Square because of comments made last week by company President Dan Cathy.

Cathy was quoted July 16 in the Baptist Press saying he was “guilty as charged” for supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

Chick-fil-A headquarters official in Atlanta have not responded to repeated requests for comment.

The Chick-fil-A in the city opened June 16, 2011. The Logan Square restaurant would not be owned and operated by the same people.

Also See:

The leader of a Christian group today said Ald. Joe Moreno displayed hypocrisy for his decision to deny Chick-fil-A the right to open in his ward because of the chain restaurant president’s opposition to gay marriage.

Conservative group hits Chicago alderman for blocking Chick-fil-A

Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have a pretty tasty demonstration in mind, if you share their views on traditional marriage.

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* “No signs and no protests are needed to make your voice heard. JUST simply have a meal at Chick-fil-A on August 1 (JUST in time for my birthday :) for ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ and our support for traditional values will be heard loud and clear,” Rick Santorum wrote in an email Wednesday to supporters.

Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee urge Chick-fil-A counter-protest

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