Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has officially declared August 1 "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" to show his support for the company CEO's recent anti-gay marriage remarks.
Huckabee, in an effort to affirm his eternal relevance in the political realm, is reportedly upset by the negative feedback the company has received for sticking to its conservative guns and blasting gays for having the audacity to expect equal treatment in this great Christian nation.
The former Arkansas governor, now host of Cumulus Media Networks' syndicated radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, encourages Christian conservatives to show their commitment to ensuring equal rights are afforded only to people who agree with theirs and the company's values.
"I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld," said Huckabee in a statement posted to his website.
The controversy has become a favored soap box in recent days: The list of famous faces jumping into the Chick-fil-A fracas include Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer, General Mills CEO Ken Powell, and Elliott Management founder Paul Singer, who have all plunked down their dollars in support of gay marriage.
Huckabee asks that his supporters do nothing more than put their money where their proverbial mouths are and show their support for Chick-fil-A by voting with their lunch dollars.
Said Huckabee, "Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick fil-A on Wednesday, August 1."