Chick-Fil-A’s current controversy over its president’s stance on gay marriage has not died down in the least since it first erupted a few weeks ago. There have been countless people battling back and forth over the issue, with no end in sight. Former Alaska Governor made her allegiance clear on Facebook this past weekend.
Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business. http://t.co/sFGXVBrq
In a picture dating Friday on Palin’s Facebook account, you see Palin and her husband in a Chick-Fil-A holding two bags while flashing a thumbs-up. The picture makes no mention of the debate on homosexuality. It just says, “Stopped by Chick-Fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business.” While we can’t really say whether or not Palin was making a political statement, the comments on the photo definitely made it one.
As for now, the photo has garnered 261,125 likes and 23,131 comments. As usual, the majority of the comments are made by about 10 people arguing back and forth over LGBT rights. The responses on Twitter were much more direct with Tweets like this:
@SarahPalinUSA You get extra homophobe sauce on your sandwich?
Like I said, it’s hard to say whether or not Palin was making a political statement with this post. Judging by her political views, it would be easy to assume that she is. It’s a little unfair, however, to attack her when she hasn’t explicitly stated that she goes to Chick-Fil-A to support its president’s, not the restaurant’s, view on gay marriage.