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This day in WND history: Americans flock to support Chick-fil-A

A Chick-fil-A franchise in Stuart, Fla., was packed with patrons on Aug. 1, 2012. (WND photo / Joe Kovacs)

A Chick-fil-A franchise in Stuart, Florida, was packed with patrons on Aug. 1, 2012. (WND photo / Joe Kovacs)

Chick-fil-AAmericans flock to support Chick-fil-A

Aug. 1, 2012: WND was first to report on the surge of Americans who flocked to support Chick-fil-A in a national show of support for the eatery after the company’s president publicly stated his support for the biblical definition of marriage between one man and one woman.

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The road warrior: ‘You a Jew?’

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Aug. 1, 2006: Actor-director Mel Gibson issued an apology to Jews for anti-Semitic remarks made to an officer who arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving.

“There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark,” Gibson said in a statement. “I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge.”

Gibson, driving a Lexus, had been arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Malibu, California.

WND-20-YearsThe 50-year-old Oscar winner reportedly shouted: “All the wars in the world are caused by Jews,” and then asked the officer, “You a Jew?”

In his statement, Gibson said he recognized the magnitude of his actions.

“I am a public person, and when I say something, either articulated and thought out, or blurted out in a moment of insanity, my words carry weight in the public arena. As a result, I must assume personal responsibility for my words and apologize directly to those who have been hurt and offended by those words.”

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