Des Peres, MO (KSDK) -- The Chick-fil-A controversy is heating up in the St. Louis area.

Aviewer sentNewsChannel 5this picture of the restaurant in Des Peres. See photo above.

You can see someone spray-painted 'don't hate' on the side of the building.

The fast food chain has been at the center of debate after the owner voiced his stance against same sex marriage.