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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chick-fil-A Opening Gives Disappointed Republicans Something to Celebrate

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge Now Mitt Romney supporters are just emotionally eating
  • Now Mitt Romney supporters are just emotionally eating

What better place for beleaguered Mitt Romney fans and other gay-hating folks to wallow in their post-election sorrows than a brand spankin' new Chick-fil-A?

Dozens of chicken lovers (or gay marriage haters) gathered outside the new Walnut Creek chicken restaurant yesterday to celebrate the opening of the East Bay location.

Cut them some slack -- what else do they have to celebrate?

See also: Giants Facebook Page Hacked, Calls Chick-fil-A President "Asshole"

According to ABC news, chicken fans arrived as early as 5:30 a.m. and camped out in the drive through lane for a 24-hour marathon all in the name of free food. How American.

The first 100 people to claim a wristband and stay overnight at the chicken chain got coupons for 52 free meals.  "Are you kidding? I am a major raving fan. This makes 27 for me. I

travel all over the country for Chick-fil-A," Monique Hampton, a hungry chicken sandwich fan, told ABC news.

But while fast foodies give themselves heartburn, others have plans of their own. There's still plenty of people out there who are piping mad at the restaurant after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy gave plenty of people indigestion with his

comments about how the fast-food chain really didn't believe in gay

marriage, to put it nicely. After that, gays boycotted the restaurant,

and Christians continued boycotting gays. In the end, gays stole the

show when they appeared at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country

and smooched each other while heterosexuals snacked on their waffle fries. It was an unforgettable day for America.

In any event, protesters are planning to tell their side of the story this morning when the restaurant officially opens to the public; they want everyone to know that the chicken-slinging folks there have made monetary donations to homophobic groups.

So go ahead, disheartened conservatives stuff your face with chicken sandwiches, it won't stop gays from tying the knot in Maine or Maryland.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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