On my way to work this morning I passed the Chick-fil-a restaurant located not very far from where I work. I don't usually notice it, but today I made a point of looking to see if it seemed busier than usual. I'd been to the dentist and so was getting to work later than usual, passing the restaurant at about 9:45. The parking lot was full and the drive-thru line wrapped around the building, the way it often does at the lunch hour. I thought this seemed unusual for that time of day--late for breakfast, early for lunch--but since I'd never paid attention before I didn't know if it really was. Well, apparently it was. The first picture in the gallery accompanying that story is the location I'm talking about. That picture was taken around lunchtime. When they say those people "brave[d] the hot sun," it's the truth. It was seriously hot today. And apparently this scene was occurring all over the country.
Update: it's pretty striking that these two stories, one from the New York Times and one from the Los Angeles Times, treat today's events as being motivated entirely by the desire to make a statement against "gay marriage." Neither of them so much as mentions the actual events that provoked the protest. I mean, not a word--it's completely erased, leaving a seriously distorted picture. It's no wonder the reputations of these big journalistic institutions are in tatters, that they're frequently compared to Pravda, and so forth.