Top 10 News Stories of 2012
BY Sunnivie Brydum
December 26 2012 5:00 AM ET
1. The Clucking Mess of Chick-fil-A
Georgia-based fried chicken chain Chick-fil-A became a national flash point when it was revealed that the company had donated more than $5 million to antigay groups, including a hate group as designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Company president Dan Cathy added to the firestorm when he said he opposes marriage equality and operates his fast-food chain according to “biblical principles.” The resulting boycotts led conservative former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee to call for a national Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. LGBT activists responded with kiss-in protests, and a gay artist vandalized a Torrance, Calif., franchise with the words “Tastes Like Hate.”
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