'Chick-fil-A Day' Sign-Up Tops 175,000
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- 2012 Jul 26
More than 175,000 people have signed up so far to take part in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on August 1, despite the fact that Facebook workers may have censored the event page for about 12 hours Tuesday, Baptist Press reports. Mike Huckabee launched the idea for a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day over the weekend, saying he was "incensed" at the "vitriolic assaults" on the company's president, Dan Cathy, for affirming a biblical definition of marriage. On Tuesday, a Facebook sign-up page Huckabee had launched suddenly disappeared, leaving him and others wondering what had happened. Huckabee posted a note saying he had asked Facebook "to look into this," and about 12 hours later the page reappeared. He noted that during those 12 hours, Facebook had left up a webpage sponsored by gay activists promoting a "national same-sex kiss day" at Chick-fil-A on August 3, which about 4,700 have signed up for. As part of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, Huckabee is asking supporters to visit the restaurant or speak up for it via social media. "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," he wrote on Facebook.