Despite Chick-fil-A's attempts to walk themselves out of the culture war surrounding their president's comments on gay marriage, Rich Santorum, one of 2012's most prominent culture warriors, is boldly entering the fray, stomach first. As Santorum tweeted Wednesday:

The former Republican candidate and his sons are getting a jump on next Wednesday's Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, Mike Huckabee's newly formed "holiday" on which loyal fans of the restaurant show their monetary support for the company, embattled by those who were offended that President Dan Cathy said "we are inviting God's judgment on our nation" by messing with traditional marriage. If he chooses to go for another lunch, Santorum might be the most notable (if also the most expected) attendee, but the event has 117,295 people RSVPing on Facebook already. Meanwhile, prominent critics like Boston's mayor, a Chicago aldermanthe Muppets, and most ineloquently, Roseanne Barr have taken the other side. In a Facebook post the company said "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena," but so far, supporters and detractors alike don't seem to want to let this one go.

Update: Santorum sent an email out to supporters, as well, asking them to join him for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day and echoing much of Huckabee's arguments in favor of it. "Help us fight for traditional families and eat chicken at the same time," he says.