When Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy came out in support of traditional marriage as the union of one man and one woman, government officials from three cities said they would ban Chick-fil-A from opening restaurants in their municipalities.

Now, evangelical leaders are rising up to defend Cathy in the face of hate speech from homosexual activists. Charisma News previously reported Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation day, in which he encourages the masses to eat at Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1.

After Huckabee sounded the alarm, evangelicals began answering the call. Billy Graham, the American Family Association, Liberty Counsel, Judge Roy Moore and others are standing with Cathy and Chick-fil-A in the face of vicious attacks from same-sex marriage proponents.

Here’s how it started: As a guest on a syndicated radio talk show, Cathy said he supported the Biblical definition of marriage as one man and one woman.

“We are very much supportive of the family—the Biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business. …We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that.”

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