Mike Huckabee has called for fans of "free speech" to celebrate today, August 1, as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. As the Fox News pundit, Southern Baptist minister, and politician said on his website and Facebook page:
"Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1. Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant. This effort is not being launched by the Chick Fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it."
No doubt which side he's on. In protest, an "eat at KFC day" is being planned for today, with a virtual "I don't appreciate Chick-fil-A day" being formed on Facebook (just join if you plan on never eating at the chicken sandwich chain again). Not doing anything this Friday? Take your (same sex) date over to the restaurant and show a public display of affection for "National same-sex kiss day."
To mark these occasions, we've come up with a list of celebrities and other notables who have "come out" on this issue.