It’s still there. If you didn’t go to Chick-Fil-A today, you missed an opportunity to see it in action. Mrs RR and I went to lunch with one of our sons and were utterly amazed with the spectacle that we witnessed. There were people there of all types: young, old, women, men, children, kids in strollers, nuns, priests, servicemen and, of course, gay demonstrators.
Here’s a brief video that I shot with my iPad (imy video was also on WCVB.com). It shows the lines… and the people. Noteworthy is that all the other restaurants were nearly devoid of customers. It was Chick-Fil-A’s day.
We got to the mall about 12:30PM and the line stretched from CFA all the way around the kids play area to the top of the escalators. We waited for about 40 mins or so to get to the counter. Time went quickly, though, as the line was filled with very nice people to talk with. We got to the counter, placed our order and were served surprisingly quickly. We sat down and talked with many of the people at tables around ours. It’s clear that nearly everyone was there to support CFA. Enough has been written about it that we don’t need to go over it again. But, folks were there from all over Massachusetts. We met some from as far away as Cape Cod.
For compaison, 3 gay women showed up. I’d estimate about 700 came to support Chick-Fil-A. I think those are good odds if we can keep them up until the election.
The trip renewed my energy. It gave me hope for November (not the Hope from 2008!). And it made me proud that so many people can show up. On their own. With their kids. In the middle of the day. Let’s hope that this vigor and focus can stay alive until November. I think it can. rr