While hundreds of thousands partook in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin repeated her support for the fast-food chain.
In a Fox News interview, the 2008 V.P. nominee defended Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's decision to publicly express anti-gay marriage views.
Moreover, she called backlash against Chick-fil-A an affront to free speech.
"Well, that calling for the boycott is a real - has a chilling effect on our 1st Amendment rights," Palin told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren.
"And the owner of the Chick-fil-A business had merely voiced his personal opinion about supporting traditional definition of marriage."
"One boy, one girl, falling in love, getting married."
"Having voiced support for kind of that cornerstone of all civilization and all religions since the beginning of time, he then basically [is] getting crucified."
Whichever side you're on in the gay marriage debate, Sarah Palin's interpretation of the 1st Amendment is interesting to say the least.
Dan Cathy certainly can express his opinions, but as the head of a popular company, has to expect repercussions from such statements.