Members of Join the Impact MA caused a big splash at the Chick-Fil-A location in the Burlington Mall Friday night. Focused on Chic-Fil-A’s anti-gay corporate giving, about 15 LGBT activists locked lips and turned the page on corporate President Dan Cathy’s personal beliefs about marriage. Among Chick-Fil-A’s beneficiaries is Exodus International, which promotes discredited quack therapy that harms mental health as it attempts the impossible–turning gays straight. The American Family Association (“AFA”) and the Family Research Council, both Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate groups, also receive Chick-Fil-A dollars and have close ties to those calling for the execution of gay people in Africa. The AFA advocates imprisonment of gay people who engage in “sodomy” in the United States.
Coverage of the kiss-in in Burlington has been extensive. For a sample: http://burlington.patch.com/articles/gay-rights-groups-hold-kiss-in-in-protest-of-chick-fil-a-in-burlington-mall http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12008174624684/many-lock-lips-at-chick-fil-a-in-support-of-gay-marriage/ http://www.wcvb.com/news/money/Mall-adds-security-for-Chick-fil-A-kiss-protest/-/9848680/15961452/-/owpgwa/-/index.html