Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Christian Civic League and Massachusetts Family Institute are teaming up this week to deliver Chick-fil-A to a Tea Party meeting in Warren.
Tea Party members made it known that they wanted to eat some of the fast food as a show of solidarity for the company's stance against same-sex marriage, the civic league wrote in an email update. Civic League Executive Director Carroll Conley said he was happy to help.
Conley called Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, to ask him to bring the meals to Maine. He offered to drive them for three hours from Peabody to Warren in time for Thursday's meeting.
The event follows a banner day for the fast-food restaurant in which thousands of people waited in long lines to support Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy after he made remarks in opposition to gay marriage. That was followed by a kiss in at some locations by gay marriage advocates.Tweet
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