A huge crowd turned out Wednesday to support the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Grand Junction. The restaurant chain has been under fire since the owner came out against same sex marriage.
Wednesday was the day when people showed up to support the owners position.
"I don't care how long I have to wait, and I don't even care if they have any food when i get there. i'll eat whatever they have left," David Blair said.
Lines of people circled the building and cars backed up traffic on the highway because hundreds of people opened their wallets to make a statement.
"Homosexuality according to God's word is condemned, and God calls it an abomination," Rex Cornwell said. "God has asked that those involved to repent of what they're doing change their lives, and it's just as simple as that. It's not a hateful statement, it's a statement of love really and concern for these people."
But people who disagrees with the restaurant owners stance also showed up to practice their First Amendment right.
"When a big corporation puts it out there that they're against or for something and then expect customers to go there because of that reason i think it's just inappropriate," Selina Najar said.
Pam Smith is a lesbian who showed up to stand up for gay rights. She says it seems people always need a group to hate.
"I'm almost 70 years old. This is no surprise to me," Smith said. "I protested in the 60s when I was in college because these same people hated black people and did not want equality for them."
"I'm a straight american, just supporting gay rights,"Najar said. "Because I think that as one of the founding elements of our nation being the pursuit of happiness, you should be able to marry who you want to marry."
Before the protesters showed up at Chick-Fil-A Wednesday, people were walking around passing out brochures with bible versus on the inside.
"God has spoken out on this issue very clearly," Cornwell said. "And I printed those in the brochures."
"I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman but that's not really why I'm here," Blair said. "I'm here because it's not the city of Grand Junction or the city of Boston to tell a business what they can or can't believe."