Chick-fil-A restaurants across US swamped by diners
John Roberts reports from Atlanta, Georgia
- Duration 4:16
- Date Aug 2, 2012
John Roberts reports from Atlanta, Georgia
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Everyone -- a Fox News alert on this chick filet story that has swept across the country.
Folks waiting in long lines to get their chicken fix in a show of support for the company's president.
This really has caught fire on Bill Hemmer welcome as we enter.
-- great to be where I'm in today for Martha MacCallum and chick filet CEO Dan Cathy of course created a firestorm when he publicly said he was against gay same sex marriage.
And now supporters of Kathy.
Flocked to a stores during what was dubbed -- chick filet appreciation day.
I think it's great that people are standing up the first amendment -- and get sand that bring the -- telling a classless thing which you wanna hear and you don't respect other people have other people have to -- I don't believe that I'm not gonna.
Can -- me because of it.
There's kind of a culture war going on.
-- people are really respecting each other and and differences but there's of opinion there's no dialogue really taking place to.
To get to the heart of what what we believe as a nation what what his troops it's.
Some of these lines they went around the building and down the sidewalk -- across the street.
The crowds of supporters yesterday counter protest.
Is set now for tomorrow.
Our senior national correspondent John Roberts live in Atlanta you were out there yesterday count what you -- now.
I wasn't there yesterday -- without that was that this is about so much more than just a chicken sandwich this really is at the intersection of religion politics civil rights.
And first amendment rights if not thousands upon thousands of people showed solidarity with -- the -- CEO Dan Cathy.
Coming out just -- vote with their wallets basically this wasn't just in the south which is the -- play it was in New York.
Here in the Bible Belt a lot of people did show up to express solidarity with -- -- these traditional or biblical views of marriage but after the -- of Chicago Rahm Emanuel Tom Menino.
-- Boston and it's in -- of Washington basically said to chick -- you're not welcome here you don't share our values this really did become a free speech issue.
The whole day was suggested.
By Fox News host in former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee who appeared this morning on FOX & Friends here's what he said.
It was just getting out of hand the hate speech and and -- and -- language that was being pearl.
-- Dan Cathy the CEO because in an interview with a Christian newspaper.
He took a stand for traditional marriage which is by the -- the same standard Barack Obama had until just a few months ago and and for that he was just being.
That bullied economic bullying was was the way this was going down.
People try to put him out of business.
And the -- Chicago Rahm Emanuel heard from the archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis George riding in the archdiocese blog look at this.
I was born and raised here in my understanding of being -- Chicago and never included submitting my value system to the government.
For approval bill expect more reaction throughout the day and again tomorrow job but you talked to a lot of people out there wouldn't they tell you about us.
It -- most people told me that this really was an an issue of a first amendment rights in in free speech they don't think.
That the politician should have weighed -- -- -- and the politicians in particular should not have threatened retaliation because Dan Cathy expressed his views.
I talked to one fellow Stephen -- he is actually -- youth pastor was there with a couple members of of his ministry.
He sees something bigger at work here here's what he told.
I think that there's a greater issue going on in America right now there's kind of a culture war going on.
-- people are really respecting each other and and differences but there's of opinion there's no dialogue really taking place.
To get to the heart of what what we believe as a nation what what is truth.
Now critics -- chipped it AAA say this goes well beyond just what Dan Cathy said about same sex marriage it's also the fact that the Philanthropic arm of chick -- wind shape is donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Two outside organizations that actively campaign against gay rights in particular same sex marriage.
And they want to make that point they're going to have their opportunity to protest tomorrow.
A massive nationwide kiss in -- -- the ladies and they're United States there worse a smattering of counter protest yesterday but really nothing as big -- what we're expecting tomorrow -- John thing.