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Conservatives Rally Around Chick-fil-A

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and Christians and Conservatives flocked by the thousands to show their love and support for the embattled fast food chain, who has been denounced in the mainstream media merely because one executive expressed a Christian opinion in a Christian publication that offended homosexuals.  Like many of their constituents, Alabama elected officials took to Facebook to express their solidarity with Chick-fil-A and the Cathy family.

Alabama State Representative April Weaver (R) said, “It’s not about chicken, it is about religious freedom and freedom of speech. As I stood in line at Chick-Fil-A today, I stood with members of our community–members of our military, boy scouts, senior citizens, young families, college students, etc.– who all had the same purpose, taking a stand in support of a private enterprise who had been attacked for the Christian faith of its owner. I hope everyone who took a stand for Chick-Fil-A will now take a stand for America by exercising their right to vote in November. If you didn’t get a chance to see Mike Hubbard’s interview on CNN, this morning, please take time to watch it now. Thank you, Speaker Hubbard, for representing Alabama well and making our voices heard at the national level!”

Alabama State Senator Clay Scofield (R) said, “Treated the Marshall County Legislative Office to Chick-fil-A for lunch today. 1 hour 45 minute wait but well worth it. Great company. Great food. Great values. Glad to have them in Marshall County.”

Alabama State Representative Kurt Wallace (R) said, “Great to see the overwhelming support of “free speech!!”  “The silent majority are letting their voices be heard all over America at every Chick-fil-a.”  “Like a lot of other churches in Alabama, mine; (Ebenezer Baptist in Stanton), enjoyed a wonderful meal from Chick-fil-A tonight! There’s just something basically wrong in America when we don’t have the freedom to express our personal opinion.”

Alabama State Representative Jim Patterson (R) said after his trip to Chick-Fil-A, “The crowd at Chick-Fil-a was a group of well mannered, polite, courteous people!!!! You could see class all over the place. Good people know how to act.”

Alabama State Representative Jay Love (R) said, “Supporting freedom of speech and freedom of religion never tasted so good!”

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The Commissioner of the Alabama Department Agriculture and Industries John McMillan said, “You can bet that more than a few tons of delicious Alabama chicken were sold today at Chik Fil A’s across America. It’s absolutely astounding how people have responded.”

Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman (R) said, “I sure hope all qualified voters show up in November to vote like they showed up to eat at Chick-fil-A today. A public service announcement from your Sec. of State:-)”

Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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