Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 was officially deemed National Chick-Phil-A day. Fans of Phil Robertson decided to show their support for him after his recent controversy with gay rights groups, by organizing a “support Phil” day at Chick-Fil-A restaurants throughout the country. Supporters say that they think Phil is going through something similar to what Chick-fil-A’s President Dan Cathy went through after he commented on gay marriage in 2012. They decided that the best way to show support for Phil and Chick-fil-A was to meet at the nation’s Chick-fil-A restaurants, just like hundreds of thousands of people did in 2012 during the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day .
Chick-fil-A company officials are distancing themselves from the event and are not officially associated with it. In a statement, Chick-fil-A said that the event is “in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Chick-fil-A.”
The Facebook page states that you should
- Wear your Duck Commander or camouflage gear
- Eat at Chick-fil-A
You can find out more at the National Chick-PHIL-A Day Facebook Page.