Gay Rights Supporters Receive Free Food From Wichita Chick-Fil-A Owner

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Supporters of gay marriage held their own protest outside an east Wichita Chick-fil-a.

Gay rights activists put a spin on the traditional sit in, and held a "kiss in" protest Friday night. They were showing their opinions about Dan Cathy's comments that his company back "the Biblical definition of a family."

Supporters said the demonstration was about equality.

"Gay rights or straight rights, it's all good to be supportive of other people," Jack Regher said.

Others who attended the "kiss in" said they wanted to apologize for the recent fallout.

"We are Christians who are here in the name of Jesus apologizing to the community for the way that Christians and the media have handled the situation," Brittney Hauck said. "We just wanted to be another voice of love.

Jeanne de Grasse, supporter, said she appreciated the east Wichita Chick-fil-a owner handing out free chicken sandwiches and water to gay rights advocates.

"He was a very nice gentleman, he was very reasonable, we had a nice dialogue and he shared sandwiches and water with us," de Grasse said.

de Grasse said it's important to know where corporate money is going.

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