Dear Marriage Supporter,
Packed parking lots, long lines, waiting for open tables. The sounds of busy cash registers and happy families of customers. It's what hopeful restaurant managers go to bed dreaming about. And that is exactly what happened on Wednesday at Chick-fil-A locations all across the country—thanks to you and hundreds of thousands of your fellow Americans!
Reports are coming in from NOM's supporters all over the country of a huge success for this week's "National Eat at Chick-fil-A Day." Last week, I wrote to you asking your help in promoting this event, and your response has been overwhelming—thank you! And this has only been a preview of the main event!
Let's keep the momentum going! Here are some simple actions you can take this coming week:
STEP ONE: Send a Thank You to the Cathy Family
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, his father and Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, and the rest of the Cathy family have shown great courage in standing up for marriage, and they deserve our thanks!
We've set up an action center where you can add your signature to a note praising the heroism of the Cathy family, and pledging your support. With the media manipulating and twisting this story ever more out of proportion, we all need to band together and let the Cathy family know that the majority of Americans are on their side.
Please take a moment to send a kind word off to Mr. Cathy and his family. I'm sure they'll love hearing from you.
STEP TWO: Attend 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.'
More and more groups are joining together to support Mike Huckabee's call for next Wednesday, August 1st, to be "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." NOM's supporters showed their willingness yesterday to be part of this growing effort, and I hope that even more of you come out next week to show that the message about the real meaning of marriage will not be silenced by bullying and intimidation!
Find a local Chick-fil-A restaurant near you, and stop by next Wednesday to thank the Cathy family for their bravery in standing up to the anti-marriage bullies. Be sure to let the manager know that you're there to show your support for the Cathy Family—and send us your stories and pictures! We can't count on the media reporting this event with the care and attention it deserves, but with your help we can get the word out that marriage is a message that can't be stopped by bullying and hatred. [You can email your pictures and stories to NOMCF@nationformarriage.org.]
I spoke with Mike Huckabee on his radio show Wednesday, and it is that bullying—represented by the outrageous stance taken by Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston, which I told you about earlier—that motivated Gov. Huckabee to call for "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
"That kind of pushed me over the edge," the Governor said. "I thought, 'Wait a minute. When you have elected officials saying 'you can't do commerce in my town because I disagree with you in your personal life'—that's really a bridge too far."
A bridge too far, indeed! The onslaught of the pro-gay marriage bullies, either politicians or the media or Hollywood elite, has been disgraceful in every way. The Cathys need to know they have your support! Won't you let them hear from you today?
We've had a great showing of support for marriage this past week—let's keep the momentum going! The message of the truth about marriage is gaining more and more attention nationally. Please share this with your family and friends right away so that they can help, too! Together, we can ensure that that message remains strong for our children and all future generations to hear!
This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.