"Just to support Chick-fil-A," said Gina Redin.
"To support the president of Chick-fil-A and his statements for free speech," Mary Haney said.
Today was about more than getting a chicken sandwich.
"As a christian myself it's time we start standing up and make our voices heard. And let other people know that there are other people in this country that have rights and like certain things and want to support people who stand up for what they believe in," said Lee Butt, a Chick-fil-A supporter.
But some of those who came out to support the restaurant were not there in favor or against the stance it has taken on gay marriage.
"All he was doing was stating his opinion. And we have a right to our opinions and I'm just glad he did it," said Mary Haney, supporter of Chick-fil-A.
"Even whether I did or not, free speech is part of our amendment rights. People have taken the gay rights aspect way beyond the view of the free speech that we have," said Gina Redin, supporter of Chick-fil-A.
What those supporters are getting at is that while those in favor of one side of any social issue, it's just as much their right to be against that issue.
"That's what our country was founded on, with these certain rights and certain amendments that we have. And we can't force our opinions onto other people," said Redin.
And some simply said the differences do not matter, and that everyone, pro- or anti-gay marriage need to come together.
"We need to be a united people," said Judy Webb. "I don't care what color. I don't care what you think in your love life, just be united as United States of America and as Americans."
It should come to no surprise that those against Chick-fil-A were hard to come by at the two locations in Abilene today. But they did express their opinions on Facebook.
Some argued for "religious freedom" and others said they simply were avoiding Chick-fil-A because of their stance against gay marriage.