“Love thy chikin, Love thy gays” event to oppose Chick-Fil-A intolerance appreciation day
Cow & chicken costumes to provide “hate free” chicken sandwiches for free on Wednesday August 1
Albuquerque – In response to Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee’s call for evangelicals and conservatives to show their support for Chick-Fil-A’s homophobic stance by eating at the restaurant on August 1, ProgressNow New Mexico announces the “Love thy chikin, Love thy gays” event to occur on the same day.
Earlier this week fundamentalist Fox News host and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee joined former presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s call for conservatives to eat at Chick-Fil-A on August 1 to show their support for the company’s “traditional family values” agenda.
ProgressNow New Mexico is calling on individuals and families who support their LGBT friends and relatives to rally at their local Chick-Fil-A restaurant during lunch on August 1.
The events are designed to show solidarity with communities like Boston and Chicago where mayors pulled in the welcome mat for Chick-Fil-A.
At the Albuquerque event, to be held at Albuquerque’s newest Chick-Fil-A restaurant, LGBT community allies will gather in cow costumes and hand out 100 free “hate free” chicken sandwiches from Roma Bakery & Deli, a local gay-owned restaurant.
“Chick-Fil-A and these fundamentalist leaders are doubling-down on hate, trying to capitalize on intolerance by asking people to eat at their restaurant if they hate their neighbor,” says Pat Davis, Executive Director of ProgressNow New Mexico. “We want to show Chick-Fil-A that our community has another choice, and by giving our sandwiches away for free we won’t be trying to make a buck off of intolerance.”
What: “Love thy chikin, Love thy gays!” rally
When: Wednesday August 1, 2012, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Chick-Fil-A, 5009 Montgomery Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM
(San Mateo & Montgomery)
What: LGBT community supporters will provide 100 “hate free” chicken sandwiches to the community, and will rally in cow suits with signs and statements against Chick-Fil-A’s hateful and community divisive policies.
Visit the Facebook event for more information.
The community is welcomed to join and encouraged to show their opposition to fundamentalist hate and intolerance by wearing cow and chicken costumes adorned with gay pride accessories.