A nice list of thoughtful comments on the Chicken mess, here from Fred. As for me, I have a few more thoughts. I read several people on FB say that this was about defending Biblical marriage. As many have pointed out, that isn't one thing. But even if it were, Christian conservatives have a very inconsistent past on this--and I bet they don't even remember.
When gays people simply wanted the right to be gay, conservative Christians opposed that. When they wanted the right to not be charged with a crime for having gay sex, conservative Christians opposed that. When they wanted the simple right to not be fired for being gay, conservative Christians opposed that.
Conservative Christians have tried to make gay people not gay. They have funded (though badly) organizations dedicated to transforming gays into straights. And when that didn't work, they simply tried to push gay people back into the closet.
You don't get to say that it is just about gay marriage. It was never about marriage. It was about being gay. Conservative Christians simply don't want gay people to exist.
But they do.