(WHAS11) -- The gay marriage controversy that surrounds Chick-Fil-A restaurants continues to spark protests and demonstrations.
At the Chick-Fil-A across Shelbyville Road from Mall Saint Matthews on Saturday, there were people holding signs that said: "You can be LGBT and Christian" and "My God does not hate."
A group made up of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians gathered to support equal civil rights no matter someone's sexual orientation. This event was described as a "pray-in" and was led by an openly gay Baptist minister Reverand Maurice Blanchard.
"We love God, we love our community and we love each other, and that's what its all about with us," said Jan Newlin, a Chick-Fil-A "pray-in participant. "Letting people know that we love them even though they hate us, and we feel sorry for them but we'll keep praying for them."