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Chick-fil-A supporters and protesters rally over the restaurant's anti-gay stance at Hollywood location

American singer and conservative political commentator Pat Boone stopped by to pick up lunch and support CEO Dan Cathy and his family.
American singer and conservative political commentator Pat Boone stopped by to pick up lunch and support CEO Dan Cathy and his family. "They have their personal views. And in America they're entitled to express those views," says Boone.
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Controversy over Chick-fil-A's anti-gay stance continues as both protesters and supporters gathered outside the Hollywood location Wednesday.

Many cars passing by honked their horns in support of the protesters.

But American singer Pat Boone, who currently acts a conservative political commentator, came out to support the Hollywood Chick-fil-A location. He picked up a chicken sandwich and defended CEO Dan Cathy and his family.

"They are interested in supporting pro-family, pro-marriage causes, but not just that," Boone says. "They have given millions to scholarship programs for kids who couldn't afford to go to school. Yes, they have their personal preferences. They have their personal views. And in America, they're entitled to express those views — not be shut up, or run out of business!"

Protester Ari Solomon believes that raising awareness about the company's beliefs is particularly important for the Hollywood area.

"Hollywood has a very large gay community," Solomon says, "and I think that once the gay community becomes aware of the fact that Chick-fil-A has donated millions of dollars to take away or block their civil rights, that they'll react to that and not want to spend their money here."