In an online petition, Marci Alt and her wife of eight years, Marlyssa, have invited Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy to dinner.

The food fight continues.

Alt and her partner consider themselves a typical couple. They're both small business owners, they have two children, go to church and enjoy family vacations.

Cathy has recently grabbed headlines, speaking out against same-sex marriage, touching off a civil war between conservatives and supporters of gay marriage.

Mr. Cathy has his opinion, but he should hear from us and from fellow Christians who disagree – and he should know how his donations are hurting families here in Georgia.

I'm inviting Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy and his family to join my family for dinner -- at his place or ours -- to see that we're just like any other American family. We care deeply about our faith, our family, our friends and our community, and think there's room to turn this debate into a dialogue.

At this time, the online petition has nearly 7,000 signatures. It is unknown if Cathy will consider accepting Alt's invitation.