By Kay Quinn
St. Louis (KSDK) - A fast-food chain is back in the spotlight tonight, two days after hundreds of thousands of customers showed up for an "Appreciation Day."
This latest demonstration drew just a few people. But the participants were just as enthusiastic.
Gay rights supporters staged "kiss-ins" all across the country Friday night.
Here in our area, three people showed up at the Chick-fil-A in Des Peres to pucker up.
They gathered at 7 p.m. Friday, on the sidewalk along Manchester Road. Along with the kiss, the carried signs that read "Chick-fil-A is anti-gay" and waved at passing cars.
The kiss-in was in response to a comment made by the restaurant chain's owner last month. Dan Cathy said the company backed, "the biblical definition of a family."
Then two days ago, huge crowds showed up in support of Cathy, setting a one-day sales record for the chain.
Now, gay rights supporters say they want their opinions heard.
"I just want to make sure that people recognize that not everyone wants to support those ideas and there are some of us out here that are pro-gay and pro-gay rights and human equality," said demonstrator Lolly Durand.
The president of the National Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says Cathy has every right to voice his opinion, but he should get to know the people that he's speaking out against.