The fast food chain’s president, Dan Cathy, said he is “guilty as charged” when asked about his anti-gay stance.
There were rumors in 2011 that Chick-fil-A was anti-gay. At the time, Cathy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the company was “not anti-anybody. Our mission to to create raving fans.”
Recently, Cathy told the Baptist Press that the franchise supports the “traditional family.”
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. 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 solidified his stance while on “The Ken Coleman Show” by saying:
“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.”
Good as YOu blogger, Jeremy Hooper, wrote, “Regardless of where you stand, the placement of the LGBT people within our societal picture and within our body of laws is the conversation at hand. That is not the same thing as ‘support for the traditional family,’ no matter how aggressively the self-appointed values movement attemptsto (mis)name reality!”
According to reports, Chick-fil-A made donations to anti-gay groups in 2010 that amounted to $2 million.
Northeastern University officials reportedly stopped plans for a Chick-fil-a franchise in their campus citing “students concerns reflected [Chick-fil-A’s] history of donating to anti-gay organization.” In New York University, student Hillary Dworkoski petitioned to close the campus-based franchise of a Chick-fil-A.
So, what kind of raving fans did Chic-fil-A make?