Friday, August 3, 2012

No signs of Chick-fil-A kiss-in protesters in North Texas - WFAA

by CYNTHIA VEGA

WFAA

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Updated today at 12:28 PM

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DALLAS - So far, it's a no-show for a kiss-in protest planned at a North Texas Chick-fil-A.

While there was a large police presence at the  Chick-fil-A off Central Expressway and Southwestern Boulevard in Dallas, News 8 had yet to spot any sign of the protest.

The organizer of the protest, who is from Flower Mound, asked members of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community to exchange kisses at any one of the chains nationwide to show support of gay marriage. Organizers say they are protesting mostly because of Chick-fil-A's donations to what they call anti-LGBT organizations.

The protest comes two days after Chick-fil-A reported record sales during a customer appreciation day when thousands turned out at chains nationwide to show their support of the chicken chain.

The flap began back in July when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy spoke out in favor of traditional family values.

Friday, Chick-Fil-A customers told News 8 they believe everyone has a right to express their beliefs. However, some said they wouldn't be a fan of any type of public displays of affection.

"I wouldn't want my little girl going to a restaurant and there is a bunch of heterosexual people making out," said Chris Dean, a customer.

Managers at Chick-fil-A didn't make any remarks about the planned kiss-in, but employees at a Chick-Fil-A in Flower Mound told News 8 they were warned to expect the protest today. The employees told News 8 they've been told to "keep working."

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