Chick-fil-A protests: Will petition and 'kiss-in' help or hurt?Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 03:17
Chick-fil-A protests: Will petition and 'kiss-in' help or hurt?
By Rene Lynch
August 2, 2012, 4:14 p.m.
The Chick-fil-A protests appear to be just getting started, with two new campaigns underway. (You didn't think this controversy was going away anytime soon, did you?)
In one campaign, Marci Alt of Atlanta has posted a petition on Change.org inviting Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy to join her family -- including her wife and their two children -- for dinner. She wants to offer him a first-hand look at a family being hurt by the company's political and social activism against gays and lesbians.
The second campaign encourages members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to participate in a same-sex "kiss-in" Friday at Chick-fil-A outlets nationwide. Both events -- as well as overarching calls to boycott the company -- have the backing of GLAAD.