Friday's planned homosexual "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants was going to be a big deal according to the media. My teenage daughter and I had participated in Wednesday's Appreciation Day (Yum!) in Wheaton and decided we should check out the "gay" counter-protest.
We arrived in the evening when the protesters were supposed to show up. No protesters in sight. I talked with the manager and asked if their location had any kiss-in participants show up during the day. As my teen says, it was an Epic Fail! Not a single homosexual couple was seen smooching inside or outside the Wheaton location.
During Wednesday's show of support for the chain, we counted 132 people in line to order, 50 cars in line for the drive-through, and most of the seats filled during a single 1 1/2 hour period in the mid-afternoon. Compare that to zero protesters at the Wheaton Chick-fil-A the entire day Friday.
Reading various news accounts from across the country, participation in the kiss-in was extremely small. Marcy Alt, the organizer of the Atlanta protest, was quoted on the ABC News website saying she expected "hundreds, hopefully thousands to show up." The CNN U.S. website says about a dozen showed up.
Do you think Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Joe Moreno will realize they have chicken egg on their faces and re-evaluate their version of "Chicago's values?"