It could get pretty crowded at Chick-fil-A today — and not because of the fast-food restaurant's famous waffle fries.
Today is the Mike Huckabee-spearheaded “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” More than 500,000 people have pledged to show up or support the chicken chain via social media.
On Friday, gay and lesbian couples plan to hold “kiss-ins” at Chick-fil-A locations nationwide to protest remarks by CEO Dan Cathy.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has gotten into the action as well, lambasting Windy City Mayor Rahm Emanuel for saying “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago’s values.”
“I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval,” saith George.
For many employers, the Obama adminstration's contraception mandate takes effect today – leading some religious groups to warn that Aug. 1 will “live in infamy.” David Gibson examines the reasons behind the heated rhetoric.
Democrats drafting their party's platform have unanimously included an endorsement of same-sex marriage, WSJ reports.
Pat Robertson says the inclusion “will be the death knell for their party.”
Then again, perhaps Robertson is a better broadcaster than prophet.
A group of black pastors are opposing President Obama's relection because of his support for same-sex marriage.
Mitt Romney unveiled the leaders of his Catholic outreach team.
The GOP is also targeting a $6.5 million ad campaign at Jewish voters.
Rep. Michele Bachmann raked in $1 million in donations after accusing senior government officials and agencies of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Longtime Southern Baptist leader Richard Land will retire in 2013.
A Mississippi town rallied behind a black couple that had been blocked from marrying at a predominantly white church.
A Russian punk band faces serious prison time for playing a crude anti-Putin song at the altar of a Moscow cathedral. Must. Not. Make. Christian. Music. Joke.
Snoop Dogg has joined the Rastafarians and changed his name to Snoop Lion. I think he's already mastered one of the sacraments.
Finally, here's your Olympic roundup:
Gymnist Aly Raisman brought home the gold for the women's team while flipping and bouncing to “Hava Negila.”
Controversy simmers over a Saudi Arabian judo fighter's hijab.
And a blogger lists all the Catholic atheletes competing in London.
Whew, long roundup today. I need a nap.
Yr hmbl aggrgtor,
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