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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If it took longer to get your chicken sandwich today, you’re not alone.

Recent comments against gay marriage by the president of Chick-Fil-A ruffled some feathers. But today, the restaurant chain saw huge business.

For weeks a dark cloud has hung over Chick-Fil-A after their president said he was guilty as charged for backing the biblical definition of a family

Neither that statement nor the early morning rain could stop many in the Port City from lining up to show their support for Chick-Fil-A.

“Mr. Cathy spoke his personal opinion, and he has a right to do that, and we stand behind his right to do it, and we do agree with him that we support traditional marriage,” customer Lynn Bullock said as he and his wife visited the Chick-Fil-A in Monkey Junction. “We have been married for 46 years.”

“It just goes to show how people in America are supporting what they are doing,” customer R.C. Bottles said.

Some even used the event proclaimed as Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day by former presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee as an opportunity to teach their beliefs of right and wrong.

“We had a discussion on the way out here on why we were coming to Chick-Fil-A, and it was that the man Dan Cathy… supports Christian values, and one way we can support him is with our dollar,” said Kristine Thompson, who dined at Chick-Fil-A with her children.

But members of Wilmington’s gay community say all of this clucking is wrong.

“For any one from the LGBT community, it would be hard for us to go out and spend money with a corporation is donating that money to organizations that promote hate,” Wilmington Pride’s Ryan Burris said.

Opponents of Chick-Fil-A’s stance on gay marriage have planned protests at restaurants across the country later this week, including Kiss-Ins at the restaurants.

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John
2016 years 2 months ago

Men wrote the bible. Men decided what material would be placed in the bible…. many books were left out in case you didn’t know. Men who were interpreting ancient hebrew text. Which a lot of characters could have had a lot of different meanings. It is safe to say that this man made book has many flaws… and over the years the Christian faith makes it even worse with the NIV version taking words out and putting in modern day slang, wordage which takes the true meaning away from the original text every time. The thing about your argument which… Read more »

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John
2016 years 2 months ago

I am sure the king james version is the most commonly produced bible on the market, and in THAT version in the new testament there is no reference to GOD opposing Homosexual behavior. Your are seriously reaching to think otherwise, and you are taking the bible in one hand and your personal opinion in the other and trying to make them stick… Again the problem for you is you are too opinionated for your own good. Until one Christian can provide one once of definite proof God is offended by Homosexual behavior I will continue to defend their rights.

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GuestReality
2016 years 2 months ago

And somewhere in your “warped brainwashed mind you have been conditioned” to believe that being gay doesn’t offend God. You’re wrong. I don’t hate gay people; where did you read that? Certainly not in my post. I hate the acts they perform, but I don’t hate them specifically.

You must have read your own version of the Bible, which you interpreted any old way you wanted. My Bible never said homosexuality is OK or moral, and it never will.

You’re entitled to you opinion, but so am I. And I will voice it just as loud… Read more »

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GuestReality
2016 years 2 months ago

The Old Testament is an important part of the Bible and can’t be ignored if you’re a Christian. Christians follow the WHOLE Bible, not just the New Testament.

The actual word “homosexual” didn’t come into existence until the 19th century; therefore, The Bible doesn’t specifically use the word “homosexual” in the New Testament, but it’s meaning is clear. What else would you call it when it mentions women laying with women and men laying with men as being “unnatural”? Pretty clear, huh?

I know you won’t pick up the Bible and read it, even to try to… Read more »

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John
2016 years 2 months ago

I have morals… I am 32 years old, never committed a crime in my life. Married to a wonderful woman I love dearly. I see nothing wrong with people who love each other showing it. This is where you have gone off the deep end… Somewhere in your warped brainwashed mind you have been conditioned to hate gay people. You were more than likely conditioned to this fact from an early age. But here is the good news… So was I, but you know what I grew up, and developed my own opinion. There is nothing in the bible, or… Read more »

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