Mike Huckabee, Arkansas' former governor and outspoken social conservative, led support for Wednesday's Chick-fil-A "appreciation day," now the 2008 presidential candidate has said he is OK with gay-rights activists organizing a "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday.
Mike Huckabee garnered support for Wednesday's Chick-fil-A "appreciation day" after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy pronounced his company "guilty as charged" in support of the biblical definition of marriage.
This announcement sparked heated debates across the country from topics ranging from gay-rights, the first ammendment and the correlation between business and politics.
In providing support for Chick-fil-A appreciation day, Mike Huckabee posted to his Facebook page, "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."
Now that Chick-fil-A "appreciation day" has come and gone, Mike Huckabee is speaking out about gay-rights activists' plan for a Chick-fil-A "kiss-in" on Friday.
The Republican appeared Thursday on Fox and Friends and was asked his opinion of the "National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick fil A."
"Probably I won't be there for that," said Mike Huckabee. "But so what? That's America. As long as they're orderly, as long as they don't disrupt the flow of customers and traffic - if they believe that will help their cause, to put people of the same sex kissing each other in a public place in front of families, if they believe that will encourage people to be more sympathetic, then. you know, more power to them.
“In America, I believe people have a right to do things that I might not agree with,” Huckabee continued. “What I don’t want to do is shut down the voices of Christians because they don’t like those voices.”