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Chick-fil-A President Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage

Chick-fil-A President Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage

Much like the boneless chicken featured on its menu, Chick-fil-A is making no bones about the fact that it does not support marriage equality. Often when companies donate profits to anti-gay efforts, they will try to distance themselves from the contributions to avoid alienating a customer base. However, Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, is not chickening out of owning up to his views toward homosexuality. “Guilty as charged,” stated Cathy in response to allegations of his anti-gay views.

“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” Cathy said in an interview with Baptist Press, a Christian news service. “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,” added the man who offers only an arrogantly narrow definition of marriage himself.

Cathy’s comments are in line with Chick-fil-A’s “charitable” donations. In 2009, the restaurant chain gave $2 million to groups that oppose same-sex marriage like the Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family Foundation. An additional $2 million was given to the same organizations the following year, as well. An Equality Matters investigation revealed that Chick-fil-A gave financial support to a brand of therapy designed to “cure” homosexuality.

Chick-fil-A was first opened by Cathy’s father, S. Truett Cathy, in 1967. Over the decades, Chick-fil-A has grown to have over 1,600 stores, making it the second biggest fast food chicken chain in the country. The company’s Christian roots are evident in the fact that all of its franchised locations remain closed on Sundays in honor of the Sabbath.

Though Cathy identifies himself as a devout Christian, he argues that his business, which is ran based on “biblical principles,” is not. “Companies are not lost or saved, but certainly individuals are,” Cathy said. “Christ never died for a corporation. He died for you and me.” Hmm, it looks like someone better tell him that corporations are people, too. We wouldn’t want those Chick-fil-A restaurants to go unbaptized.

Cathy acknowledges that his outspoken views are liable to lose the company some customers. Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay stance has already inspired Boston’s Northeastern University to turn down a potential franchise on its campus and a popular Wilson Phillips parody by a trio of drag queens has taken aim at the restaurant as well.

Still, it is unlikely that Cathy will be changing his tune anytime soon. “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,’” said Cathy. Of course, that conviction will probably not stop people who think they know what constitutes a marriage better than Cathy does from dining somewhere other than Chick-fil-A.

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2:07PM PDT on Jul 29, 2015

Marcus, if I wanted to hear a bunch of superstitious nonsense about an "invisible sky-daddy" and his rules I will go and read Bullfinch's Mythology.

I don't care about the nonsense from your bronze/iron age book of mythology, superstition, and hate.

Hey, guess what, my wife and I don't have children so our sex lives have "produced nothing" (except love, pleasure, enjoyment, happiness).

Why on earth would I be interested in joining your hateful cult? No thank you, but hey, you go right on ahead worshiping your imaginary bigot in the sky!

1:48PM PDT on Jul 29, 2015

Kevin b--you forgot true! The only meaningful thing that homosexuality produces is disease. People don't have kids every time they have sex, but know that that is a potential outcome. None of the birth control methods are 100% effective; hence, the term accidental pregnancy. Homosexuality does not give people the opportunity to have kids! If homosexuality was the only sex we had, we'd go extinct within 130 years! If heterosexuality was the only sex that you had, you would not go extinct because of that! People would be continue to reproduce. Sure, a single or series of major events could cause homosexuals or heterosexuals alike to become extinct, but with homosexual societies that extinction is direct cause and effect! It will happen, not if, but will happen! From the very day that people force homosexuality upon the masses(very possible as gov'ts want to exterminate everybody), within 130 years people will become extinct! God would in all likelihood destroy it within a decade, though--out of sheer anger! GOD MADE YOUR BODY ONE WAY AND YOU SAY I'M GOING TO DO WHAT I WANT! IF YOU WANT A BODY TO DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH WITHOUT PUNISHMENT, THEN WHERE WERE YOU TO CREATE YOURSELF?! It is so sad that God creates creation, but you want to say what you will accept and others continue to do a sin so obvious that your own body testifies against it! You know your body is heterosexual! No, ifs, or buts. PLEASE BECOME A CHRISTIAN AS THE KJV BIBLE TELLS YOU TO SINCERELY: YOU WON'T BE SORRY!

8:00PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

Oh, by the way, your "disease and death" comment is about the stupidest, most bigoted, and ignorant thing I have heard recently.

7:58PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

People (and animals) have sex for reasons other than procreation. Do you produce a baby every time you sex? I think not. Do you engage in oral sex? That doesn't cause babies either.

Since only 3-10% of the population identifies as homosexual, I doubt sincerely if there is any real chance of the human race ceasing to exist.

As far as the "bible" is concerned, I could care less what a bronze/iron age book of superstition and mythology has to say about sex.

Additionally, unless you follow the priestly code of Leviticus (i.e. no shellfish, pork, no trimming your beard, treating women as unclean during their menstruation period, not wearing garments made of two fibers, etc.) then you are breaking "god's law" just the same as a homosexual (according to your own "magic book").

7:09PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

BMutiny--We all know that animals can be ignorant of the truth and that there is no right or wrong with them(almost like mentally people). Do homosexual animals reproduce like offspring, too? Isn't that the primary role of sex? Without the ability to reproduce, every grouping of animals would go extinct. However, if I was wrong on any of my points, I am sorry or was in oversight; please forgive me. By the same token, though, what about the questions above? What about heterosexual people having sex in any manner that 2 people can and also be able to reproduce like young? Without this, people would become extinct within 130 years. What about how advanced everything is everywhere(did the sun create itself; who created the moon and stars and the placement of everything so that earth remains with wonderful splendor to this day and not a ruin; did we make ourselves; why can't we reproduce the things that are natural from scratch; why can't we live 1,000 years on earth--if we so desire; why are the invisible and tiniest things so important, etc.?). This info. proves there is a God: now, from there, God(whoever one says He is--I suggest that you give the Christian God a chance as the KJV bible says in seriousness as God; you won't sorry. I bear witness to this Christian peace) created humankind heterosexual in every way. Homosexuality is accidental sex; two women cannot have it and--for two men--it's akin to penetrating a "bottle" with only disease and death as the ONLY POTENTIAL R

7:07PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

BMutiny--We all know that animals can be ignorant of the truth and that there is no right or wrong with them(almost like mentally people). Do homosexual animals reproduce like offspring, too? Isn't that the primary role of sex? Without the ability to reproduce, every grouping of animals would go extinct. However, if I was wrong on any of my points, I am sorry or was in oversight; please forgive me. By the same token, though, what about the questions above? What about heterosexual people having sex in any manner that 2 people can and also be able to reproduce like young? Without this, people would become extinct within 130 years. What about how advanced everything is everywhere(did the sun create itself; who created the moon and stars and the placement of everything so that earth remains with wonderful splendor to this day and not a ruin; did we make ourselves; why can't we reproduce the things that are natural from scratch; why can't we live 1,000 years on earth--if we so desire; why are the invisible and tiniest things so important, etc.?). This info. proves there is a God: now, from there, God(whoever one says He is--I suggest that you give the Christian God a chance as the KJV bible says in seriousness as God; you won't sorry. I bear witness to this Christian peace) created humankind heterosexual in every way. Homosexuality is accidental sex; two women cannot have it and--for two men--it's akin to penetrating a "bottle" with only disease and death as the ONLY POTENTIAL R

7:02PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

BMutiny--We all know that animals can be ignorant of the truth and that there is no right or wrong with them(almost like mentally people). Do homosexual animals reproduce like offspring, too? Isn't that the primary role of sex? Without the ability to reproduce, every grouping of animals would go extinct. However, if I was wrong on any of my points, I am sorry or was in oversight; please forgive me. By the same token, though, what about the questions above? What about heterosexual people having sex in any manner that 2 people can and also be able to reproduce like young? Without this, people would become extinct within 130 years. What about how advanced everything is everywhere(did the sun create itself; who created the moon and stars and the placement of everything so that earth remains with wonderful splendor to this day and not a ruin; did we make ourselves; why can't we reproduce the things that are natural from scratch; why can't we live 1,000 years on earth--if we so desire; why are the invisible and tiniest things so important, etc.?). This info. proves there is a God: now, from there, God(whoever one says He is--I suggest that you give the Christian God a chance as the KJV bible says in seriousness as God; you won't sorry. I bear witness to this Christian peace) created humankind heterosexual in every way. Homosexuality is accidental sex; two women cannot have it and--for two men--it's akin to penetrating a "bottle" with only disease and death as the ONLY POTENTIAL R

7:00PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

BMutiny--We all know that animals can be ignorant of the truth and that there is no right or wrong with them(almost like mentally people). Do homosexual animals reproduce like offspring, too? Isn't that the primary role of sex? Without the ability to reproduce, every grouping of animals would go extinct. However, if I was wrong on any of my points, I am sorry or was in oversight; please forgive me. By the same token, though, what about the questions above? What about heterosexual people having sex in any manner that 2 people can and also be able to reproduce like young? Without this, people would become extinct within 130 years. What about how advanced everything is everywhere(did the sun create itself; who created the moon and stars and the placement of everything so that earth remains with wonderful splendor to this day and not a ruin; did we make ourselves; why can't we reproduce the things that are natural from scratch; why can't we live 1,000 years on earth--if we so desire; why are the invisible and tiniest things so important, etc.?). This info. proves there is a God: now, from there, God(whoever one says He is--I suggest that you give the Christian God a chance as the KJV bible says in seriousness as God; you won't sorry. I bear witness to this Christian peace) created humankind heterosexual in every way. Homosexuality is accidental sex; two women cannot have it and--for two men--it's akin to penetrating a "bottle" with only disease and death as the ONLY POTENTIAL R

6:59PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

BMutiny--We all know that animals can be ignorant of the truth and that there is no right or wrong with them(almost like mentally people). Do homosexual animals reproduce like offspring, too? Isn't that the primary role of sex? Without the ability to reproduce, every grouping of animals would go extinct. However, if I was wrong on any of my points, I am sorry or was in oversight; please forgive me. By the same token, though, what about the questions above? What about heterosexual people having sex in any manner that 2 people can and also be able to reproduce like young? Without this, people would become extinct within 130 years. What about how advanced everything is everywhere(did the sun create itself; who created the moon and stars and the placement of everything so that earth remains with wonderful splendor to this day and not a ruin; did we make ourselves; why can't we reproduce the things that are natural from scratch; why can't we live 1,000 years on earth--if we so desire; why are the invisible and tiniest things so important, etc.?). This info. proves there is a God: now, from there, God(whoever one says He is--I suggest that you give the Christian God a chance as the KJV bible says in seriousness as God; you won't sorry. I bear witness to this Christian peace) created humankind heterosexual in every way. Homosexuality is accidental sex; two women cannot have it and--for two men--it's akin to penetrating a "bottle" with only disease and death as the ONLY POTENTIAL R

6:57PM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

BMutiny--We all know that animals can be ignorant of the truth and that there is no right or wrong with them(almost like mentally people). Do homosexual animals reproduce like offspring, too? Isn't that the primary role of sex? Without the ability to reproduce, every grouping of animals would go extinct. However, if I was wrong on any of my points, I am sorry or was in oversight; please forgive me. By the same token, though, what about the questions above? What about heterosexual people having sex in any manner that 2 people can and also be able to reproduce like young? Without this, people would become extinct within 130 years. What about how advanced everything is everywhere(did the sun create itself; who created the moon and stars and the placement of everything so that earth remains with wonderful splendor to this day and not a ruin; did we make ourselves; why can't we reproduce the things that are natural from scratch; why can't we live 1,000 years on earth--if we so desire; why are the invisible and tiniest things so important, etc.?). This info. proves there is a God: now, from there, God(whoever one says He is--I suggest that you give the Christian God a chance as the KJV bible says in seriousness as God; you won't sorry. I bear witness to this Christian peace) created humankind heterosexual in every way. Homosexuality is accidental sex; two women cannot have it and--for two men--it's akin to penetrating a "bottle" with only disease and death as the ONLY POTENTIAL R

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