Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), believes that Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy shows “love and respect for everyone.”

Brown appeared on former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's radio show to discuss next Wednesday's Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. Huckabee is organizing the event to counter the criticism Cathy has received over his recent comments in opposition to gay marriage.

(Related: Rick Santorum supports Mike Huckabee's “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.”)

“August 1st we're encouraging all our folks to get out there,” Brown said in endorsing Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. “And it's going to be a real show of support.”

“Every time the people in this country have gone to the ballot box they voted to protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman, even in more liberal states. And people are sort of just tired of the idea that you have a man like Dan Cathy or [founder] Truett Cathy, men that have stood up, done a great job in creating a business, anyone who's eaten there knows they're high professional, they show love and respect for everyone.”

Huckabee added that the company just wants to sell chicken and “doesn't get into politics all that much.”

Between 2003 and 2010, Chick-Fil-A gave nearly $5 million to groups opposed to gay rights, according to Equality Matters.