PERRY: Pucker up, Q-Ville, it’s smooching time at Chick-Fil-A


Aurora- and Denver-area gays, and those without a bias toward them, are making rumblings they’ll be out Friday with the rest of the country for a same-sex kiss-in at Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

That would include the one just across the street from the newsroom, in the parking lot of the Town Center of Aurora mall.

Looks like gays, lesbians and supporters of gay rights are giving real lip service to draw attention to Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s anti-gay credo he vomited all over CBS News last week.

““We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” he told CBS. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

Religiously like-minded gays and gay supporters also thank God they can raise Cain against the international fast-food chain, and they have. A handful of mayors from big-cities across the country say they want to find a way to kick the bigoted company out of their towns. Chick-Fil-A corporate underlings have freaked, tap-dancing around Cathy’s spew and saying they don’t hate anyone’s money, even that coming from homosexuals, whom they respect.

I am, I guess, pleased to know that Cathy lives with his “first-wife.” Being part of a staunch Baptist clan, I am curious who might have lived with the past wives of other staunch Baptists in their biblical bliss. And Lord only knows what other biblical details Cathy chooses to run his business with. Slaves? Stonings? Dead sibs? Hard to tell because he and his ilk say you don’t get to pick and choose when it comes to the Bible.

So what better way to fend off haters like Cathy than to show the love at his ubiquitous chicken sandwich shacks?

Perhaps there’s a lesson to be learned here not only for corporations but all of America: Homophobia could soon become the political kiss of death.

Dave Perry is editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at [email protected]