Posted: Sep 8, 2012 7:00 PM by David Jay - MTN News
Updated: Sep 9, 2012 10:30 AM
BILLINGS - As the Montana Family Foundation held Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day as part of its rally in support of traditional families, in the Emmanuel Baptist Church parking lot, ACLU Montana counter-rallied with Pita Pit sandwiches.
Several groups have spoken against Chick-fil-A after the company CEO, Dan Cathy, made several statements supporting what he believes to be "the traditional family," saying that gays and lesbians in relationships are "inviting God's judgment on our nation".
Down the street near Shiloh road and King Avenue West, the Amercian Civil Liberties Union and several groups held a rally with chicken sandwiches from the Pita Pit, in response to the Montana Family Foundation. Most proceeds from the Pita Pit sandwiches went to supporting LGBT equality efforts in the state, according to the ACLU Montana website.
"Fairness for ALL families is important in Montana. If you would like to show your support for equality and fair treatment for ALL Montana families and declare that LOVE is the most traditional family value, please join us in Billings for the Fairness for ALL Rally," said a ACLU Montana statement.
About 10 people from the ACLU rally protested at the Montana Family Foundation event.
The Montana Family Foundation changed its menu after Chick-fil- A decided the quality of its food would decrease by shipping it so far from Idaho to Billings, and focused on using the event to promote their beliefs. The $20 suggested donation per person for a Chick-fil-A meal went to supporting the Montana Family Foundation.
(Chick-Fil-A bag photo from Flickr.)