Chick-fil-A President Openly Proclaims Anti-Gay Stance

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For years, Chick-fil-A has been the subject of protests and boycotts for donating millions of dollars to gay-hatin' Christian organizations, but president Dan Cathy has always downplayed the company's stance on homosexuality, insisting that the chicken sandwich empire has "no agenda against anyone." (Read: "We're happy to take the money of all people.")   

At last, he's done with the cowardly babble. In an interview with the Baptist Press, Cathy describes the franchise's true mission: to operate on "biblical principals." When asked about the company's support of the "traditional family," he responded, "Well, guilty as charged." 


"We are very much supportive of the family--the biblical definition of the family unit," he explained. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. . . . We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."

Cathy confirmed his stance in an interview on The Ken Coleman Show (audio link), reports The Huffington Post

"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about," Cathy said. 

So, that's that. Those who oppose Chick-fil-A's stance can declare once and for all to stop eating there, like thousands are doing on Facebook and Twitter. And if the chicken sandwich cravings become too much to bear, Advocate.com has this home recipe.   

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GayforSandwiches
GayforSandwiches

Well, it's garbage that he's funding anti gay propaganda, obviously, but he really is just the old crank at the top of the corporation. Chick fil a does hire and obviously serves gay men and women. I'm certainly happy to keep eating there, despite the fact that some portion of my money ends up being used against me later: I love the food, and the people at my Chick fil a have never been anything but wonderfully nice. I'm not letting his pig mean spiritedness ruin it for us.

 

So forget Cathy and his dying breed of haters. Someday he'll either renounce his pagan ways (and open on Sunday!) or he'll die and someone saner will take his place. Until then I take solace in the fact that he probably derives distaste in having served me food. Thanks for the succor, sucker! 

 

JohnF
JohnF

"Chick-fil-A's stace" or "Dan Cathy's personal views"?  I seriouly doubt it's Chick-fil-A's official position, but (and now I'm playing devil's advocate here) if some are going to boycott because they're opposed to his/its views, why stop there?  

 

From now on, before you eat somewhere, list out every political, social, etc. opinion you feel strongly about, send it to the company and request that they reveal what the company's official position is on each those issues so you can determine whether you want to eat there or not.  For that matter, why limit that to only places you eat?  Do that for EVERY place you buy ANYTHING from (end of devil's advocating).  

 

I was going to predict either A) Dan Cathy will be fired, or B) backpeddling, but a quick google search shows me that B has already happened: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chick-fil-a-backing-gay-marriage-debate-president-candid-comments-article-1.1118069

 

JohnF

Howard_X
Howard_X

How can I take any advocate for the biblical view seriously if they pick and choose which of god's laws to follow? 

Kaehu
Kaehu

Yes, that's really what's going on, it's anti-Christian bashing by liberals.

Kaehu
Kaehu

I don't think they serve shellfish at Chick-fil-A.  What point are you trying to make?

Howard_x
Howard_x

Could you elaborate on how comments discussing an article on a local blog can "silence his right to believe whatever he wants"?

JB
JB

But what's not great is this corporate president leads an entity with many independent franchisees, some of whose livelihood will be needlessly dented by his convictions.....

John Glanton
John Glanton

I think it's great that a corporate president has the courage to speak his convictions. I'd like to hear more of that, no matter what the beliefs. Would make for a more interesting business world than the one we have built on phony PR statements. What isn't great are those god-awful chicken sandwiches at Chik-Fil-A. I heard so much raving about them that I finally went and tried one a few weeks ago. It the the texture and flavor of a white kitchen sponge, with a tasteless limp iceberg lettuce leaf and a bland pink unripe tomato slice. Never again.

Cunning Stunts
Cunning Stunts

Surprised no one commented on how "gay" Dan Cathy looks in that picture as he is sucking that straw and has that "look" in his eyes

Max Headroom
Max Headroom

Leave the man alone. He has just as much of a right to his views as anyone else in this country. Agreement or disagreement is immaterial here. As someone else has posted here it's amazing how the haters come out of the woodwork to silence his right to believe whatever he wants. Anyone here really think that other company CEOs have similar views? At least this guy has the balls to come out and say it.

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