"Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" drew customers to their local franchises in record numbers in support of the fast food chain yesterday. However, those patrons -- many of whom are likely to defend Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's proclaimed anti-gay marriage stance -- are overlooking a key fact, according to a new petition.
Titled "Chick-fil-A: End the hypocrisy! Stop serving gay chickens," the petition points to what it calls a "harsh fact": instances of homosexual behavior in chickens themselves.
"As early as 1764, male chickens have been observed sexually mounting other cocks," Steven Hoffman, the petition's Ohio-based organizer, writes. "How can Chick-fil-A claim to be truly committed to their selective and hateful misreading of the Biblical definition of marriage when the nearly 300 million sandwiches they sell yearly contain chickens, some or all of which might be gay?"
The petition, which currently has over 1,500 signatures, concludes, "Tell Chick-fil-A to put their money where their mouth is and only sell animals that are 100 percent heterosexual."
And those chickens apparently aren't the only fowl to swing both ways -- as Time magazine reported, more than 100 bird species engage in some sort of homosexual behavior, "ranging from casual sex to child-rearing partnerships."
Next up for the Atlanta-based fast food chain: a same-sex "kiss-in" at local franchises, organized by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates, is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3.
Take a look at other instances of "gay" animals here: