CNN PRODUCER NOTE kimiray says she was amazed by the turn out at the local Chick-fil-A in Wichita, Kansas. She supports the company's CEO, Dan Cathy's view on marriage. 'We are all entitled to the right to say what we believe in. Dan Cathy did this and people are now calling him a "Gay Hater,"' she says. 'But I have friends that are gay. I'm not a gay hater, and I firmly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.'
Despite waiting more than 45 minutes in line at Chick-fil-A on Chick-fil-A appreciation day, which was August 1, she says she and those around her were determined to wait out the line and heat. While waiting in line she started talking to other costumers who were there to support the company. 'I got to talking with a person in line ahead of me. He was saying that there are really only a few things you have power over in this world, one is who you vote for and where you spend your money,' she says.
She believes Dan Cathy's statement about marriage speaks more about liberals than anything else. 'He did not ever say he would deny anyone different from him the right to eat or work in his restaurant,' she says. To her, city's that deny the restaurant the permit to build in a specific area are discriminating. Ultimately, she says this is a first amendment issue. 'We all have a right to our opinions and to voice them, even when they aren't "politically correct,'" she says.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer