Customers line up outside the Chick-fil-A Restaurant at New Bern Mall on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in New Bern, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive’s comments about gay marriage.
Thousands tweeted, texted and shared pictures of how they observed “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” an occasion announced by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee amid furor the company’s president Dan Cathy sparked when he denounced gay marriage in July. Before supporters and critics stood lines to dine or organized counter protests, Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles penned the following poem about the controversy.
The fast food chain Chick fil-A
Apparently is anti-gay.
So I interviewed (to make things clear)
Some pullets and a chanticleer.
They said the quarrel made them sick,
They wished there were no bone to pick:
But this gay diversion left them stricken
Because to poultry, the place is anti-chicken.
Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, David Wolpe is the author of seven books including “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times” and his latest, “Why Faith Matters.” Follow him on Facebook.