Say Hey! Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day In Northridge
It is funny how a little thing like an interview given by a CEO in a special interest magazine, can be taken out of context and publicized by other special interest groups including the corporate media complex, motivates people to do something as simple as purchase a sandwich on a specific day.
Today, August 1, 2012 became Chick-fil-A appreciation day throughout the United States. The day was called as a show of support by Fox News Channel program host and former Governor Mike Huckabee for the statements made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy that had become the center of a boycott action by those who wish to change the definition of Marriage by homosexuals and those of a progressive political agenda to change our culture.
In an interview with the Baptist Press, Cathy says Chick-fil-A is “guilty as charged” when it comes to actively opposing marriage equality.
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
Curious about the turnout, and wishing to show support, it was hard to find a Chick-fil-A location in the city of Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley area. Only three locations might have been somewhat accessible - Santa Clarita Valley, Hollywood near Hollywood High School, and Northridge just south of Nordhoff Street on Tampa Ave. west of Cal State Northridge campus across the street from COSTCO.
At 12:30pm the Northridge location was jammed with a driving and standing room only crowd of people wanting to buy chicken sandwiches.
Observed was about 75 plus cars lined up in the drive through lane snaking out onto the south bound side of Tampa Ave. and back up toward Nordhoff filling the far right lane (seems appropriate). People were lined up to order from the counter to be served their sandwiches out the front door and stretching around the back of the building and into the parking lot. this crowd of like-minded supporters was at least 300 strong - parking across the street at the outer edges of the COSTCO parking lot made for an easy transition.
For those who did not have the time to wait the 45 minutes to an hour to be served, there was always ... just as at a popular church ... the "overflow room" across the street at the Christian friendly In-N-Out. A Win/Win all the way around.
The call had gone out on Twitter to have those who wished to push back on this appreciation day and hold a "Kiss In", to show up at their local Chick-fil-A and ... well, kiss in public. The only kissing going on around this location in Northridge was the kiss of cash to Chick-fil-A PoS devices or the PoS devices across the street at In-N-Out!
Today, God has blessed Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A for standing strong against the winds of progressive intolerance and boycott actions with what may become a record setting retail day in the annuals of prepared food retailing!
Image Credit: Mike Huckabee (2012)
** Article first published as Say Hey! Chic-fil-A Appreciation Day In Northridge on Technorati **