Maryland Chick-fil-A Vandalized Over CEO's Christian Beliefs on Marriage
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- 2012 Aug 14
A Chick-fil-A in Frederick, Md., was vandalized over the weekend by same-sex marriage supporters, who decorated the restaurant with a gay pride flag and glued pro-gay-marriage stickers to the windows, the Christian Post reports. According to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, cleaners were hired to remove the stickers, which had been put in place using a heavy spray-on adhesive. In response to the incident, Josh Levin of Marylanders for Marriage Equality issued a statement to NBC Washington that read: "We abhor any vandalism or disrespect in this campaign. ... We encourage our supporters to have conversations with people they know who may be undecided on the issue." Earlier this month, a 30-year-old man of West Hollywood, Calif., was arrested for reportedly spray-painting "Tastes Like Hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A in Torrance, Calif. The suspect, Manny Castro, explained his actions to the Huffington Post by saying: "Everybody is entitled to free speech, but it seems like for the gay tribe, this is more of an issue of equal rights -- human rights. I'm against what these people stand for, what this company stands for. They're trying to take away what little rights we have."