Target: Carly McGehee, organizer of the “kiss day” protest
Goal: Show appreciation for “kiss day” protesters at Chick-fil-A
It is well known that Chick-fil-A does not support gay marriage. In fact, their president has taken a strong public stand against same-sex marriage. While this has caused a great deal of public upset, the “kissing day” protest is the largest and most covered protest against Chick-fil-A and their stand on gay marriage. In this protest, gay couples gathered outside of Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and demonstrated their love with a simple kiss. This is a nonviolent way of showing the world how close-minded and discriminatory the views of Chick-fil-A are.
While this protest mostly remains outdoors, some protesters stated that they intend to go in to the restaurant and purchase something with cash labeled “gay money”. These protesters are taking a bold and strong stance not only against Chick-fil-A but also for their own rights. Gay people deserve the same rights as any other person when at a restaurant and they should not feel discriminated against during their everyday activities like buying food. These protesters are standing up for themselves, but they are also taking a stand defending all gay people in the world. Applaud the strong and courageous actions of these “kissing day” protesters at Chick-fil-A.
Dear Carly McGehee,
Your organization of the “kiss day” protest is extremely strong and courageous. It is important that gay people be treated equally, even in regards to something as simple as what restaurants they feel welcome at. When it became public knowledge that Chick-fil-A was an anti-gay organization, it was important that customers took a stand against their discrimination. If business continued as usual, it would send the public message that discrimination is okay. Thankfully, protests like the one you organized bring widespread attention to these issues and help to initiate change.
The media image of people standing and protesting outside of Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country is an extremely powerful sight and will move people to learn more about the issue. They will likely wonder why so many people are standing outside of Chick-fil-A, research the issue, and find out information that they had not known before. Protests like this help spread messages to the public, such as the message of Chick-fil-A’s discrimination. By organizing this protest, you are not only educating people nationwide, but you are also publicly fighting for the rights of gay people and fighting against discrimination.
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