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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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4:58AM PDT on Jun 25, 2015

Darryl G., you are the one who needs to "get your head out of your ass" and stop posting homophobic bullsh*t.

http://www.yalescientific.org/2012/03/do-animals-exhibit-homosexuality/

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150206-are-there-any-homosexual-animals

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/1500-animal-species-practice-homosexuality.aspx

9:28PM PDT on Jun 24, 2015

BULLSHIT BMutiny, get your head out of your ass and quite watching those dumb stupid shows that twist the truth around to pander to the gay community, any damn nature show you watch SHOWS only male and female pairings, the only damn time any animal uses "so called" gay moves IT'S TO SHOW DOMINANCE AND IT'S ONLY THE ALPHA PAIR THAT DOES IT

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Chick-fil-A President Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage
While we're on the subject - Animals indeed DO have Same-sex pairings, sometimes for Life, sometimes even raising babies {adopted}. Same-sex or HOMOSEXUAL Pairings {that's what Homo- means}, have been observed in over 500 species and counting - mammals, birds.... So, this ABSOLUTELY SHOOTS DOWN THE ARGUMENT that it isn't "natural". "GAY" BEHAVIOR IS NATURAL. Farmers, Ranchers, Hunters, Herders, Aboriginal People and people living close to Nature, have observed such behavior for CENTURIES. It is nothing new, nor is it due to "domesticity" or cages. Biologists and Zoologists and other Scientists have observed such behavior in animals in the wild as long as Science has existed - they were just banned from writing about it, it would have gotten their scientific writings condemned by the Church as "obscene"! People in other cultures, for instance Native Americans, have WORDS in their languages for this behavior in animals, again showing that this behavior is nothing new or surprising for the

5:16PM PDT on Jun 24, 2015

Hey Marcus, why don't you take your bronze/iron age book of mythology and hate with you and go eat as many greasy fried chicken sandwiches as you can shove in your gullet.

The more greasy fried chicken sandwiches that hateful bigots eat, the less hateful bigots the world will have to deal with (with the hardened arteries, heart attacks, and all).

You and chick-fil-a deserve each other!

3:54PM PDT on Jun 24, 2015

While we're on the subject - Animals indeed DO have Same-sex pairings, sometimes for Life, sometimes even raising babies {adopted}. Same-sex or HOMOSEXUAL Pairings {that's what Homo- means}, have been observed in over 500 species and counting - mammals, birds.... So, this ABSOLUTELY SHOOTS DOWN THE ARGUMENT that it isn't "natural". "GAY" BEHAVIOR IS NATURAL. Farmers, Ranchers, Hunters, Herders, Aboriginal People and people living close to Nature, have observed such behavior for CENTURIES. It is nothing new, nor is it due to "domesticity" or cages. Biologists and Zoologists and other Scientists have observed such behavior in animals in the wild as long as Science has existed - they were just banned from writing about it, it would have gotten their scientific writings condemned by the Church as "obscene"! People in other cultures, for instance Native Americans, have WORDS in their languages for this behavior in animals, again showing that this behavior is nothing new or surprising for them.
Same-sex attractions and pairings have also occurred in EVERY HUMAN SOCIETY WE KNOW ABOUT. In many they were very highly regarded. Not ALL pairings have to result in children - elderly people and people naturally sterile get married also! It is also GOOD for a Society to have steady couples ready to ADOPT children, if something should happen to the parents... couples without already having children of their own they would think about first...

3:38PM PDT on Jun 24, 2015

Why did this OLD post from 2012, get revived?
I think Chik-fil-A SUFFERED from its stupid CEO, they were NOT ABLE TO OPEN new Franchises.
Businesses generally LOSE BIG when they take anti-LGBT stances. LGBT ALLIES are by far the MAJORITY of "Paying Customers" these days. CEOs who want to grow their businesses, make a POINT of coming out for LGBT Rights, especially MARRIAGE EQUALITY.
They also know, that their Businesses will ATTRACT THE BEST EMPLOYEES, if they are not Bigoted.
In less-than-a-decade, MARRIAGE EQUALITY or Gay Marriage, will be UNIVERSAL in Western countries, so much so that it will be a ho-hum matter, people will wonder then what all the Fuss used to be about! The Churches opposing Gay Marriage are LOSING YOUNG PEOPLE in DROVES - and they WON'T BE COMING BACK. That includes the Catholics, as well as the Evangelical, Fundamentalist Protestant Congregations. Being LGBT, given the attitude of some Bigoted Churches, is closely related to ABANDONING THE FAITH YOU WERE BROUGHT UP IN.
All this stuff'n'nonsense about "Sin" and "Hell" - people in the majority believe, correctly, that there IS NO SUCH PLACE AS HELL - altho some people still like to console themselves with a belief in a Heaven! And, there IS NO SUCH THING AS "SIN" - "SIN" being defined as an act that will get you sent to "Hell", and there IS NO SUCH PLACE, so there is no such thing as a "Sin"!

3:03PM PDT on Jun 24, 2015

All I can say is let's eat! Are there any Chick-Fil-A's in Central Ms., because we surely need one? I would love doing business with ya'll! Anyway, your body speaks against homosexuality! Homosexual sex does not produce offspring at all; heterosexuality produces offspring that is a merger between 2 people! Look at the animal kingdom; everywhere there's male and female sex that produce like young! God made your body(whoever you say that is) heterosexual--as homosexual sex is accidental(not design) as any foreign object small enough can go up someone's "holes" and 2 women cannot naturally have sex.

I can understand how a person does need to investigate who God is for him/herself, but you know 2 things from how advanced everything is: there is a God and God made us heterosexual! Christianity champions heterosexuality and Christianity says without love you have nothing; your investigation should start right here! If you follow what the bible says about Jesus Christ of Nazareth, then you'll be free and you go to heaven when you are done here! You can goggle salvation bible verses.

Heterosexual sex allows two people to have sex in any way that 2 people can, homosexuality does not. I reiterate; heterosexuality produces like offspring; while, homosexuality only produces disease if anything! How then can homosexuality be God's design? Please use your common sense and conscience and go against homosexuality and its marriage. God is watching!

11:05AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

If Chick-fil-A was a corporation, the stock-holders would have a strong case to sue the president for not acting in their interest. His willingness to pay a fine that is greater than the cost of insurance has a direct effect on the bottom line, and Corporations are required to "Maximize profits for share-holders."

I would be interested in hearing from a lawyer if franchise holders have similar rights. He has stated that he doesn't care if he loses sales due to his position. This means that he is subjecting them to financial harm.

9:20PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Kathy V states: "I do not have the IQ of a great astrophysicist, nor am I able to climb Mt. Everest, so I'm not "equal" to those types."

While you won't qualify for jobs in their fields that alone does not prevent you from marrying the person of your choice. You are comparing apples and oranges. If a man wishes to marry a man or a woman another woman that should be up to them and not the government to decide. In Canada it is perfectly legal to do so.

Bill M re: LGBT rights, some 64 percent of oil consumed in the US is imported (2009 figures). The largest non US source at 40 percent is OPEC, then 21 percent from Canada where gay marriage is legal everywhere in the country and 13 percent is from the Persian Gulf. Not every time Americans put fuel in the vehicles does it originate from anti-LGBT nations. Some 36 percent comes from US sources. Not all will boycott all products made out of crude oil or ride a bicycle as public transit in some areas such as LA isn't adequate.

9:57AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

We all need to band together and boycott all products made from Crude Oil, because Crude Oil orginates from the Middle East. Men, Women and Children are murdered for being Gay.

Boycotting their main export: Crude Oil, shows suppport for those Men, Women and Children who are murdered for being who they are.

Boycotting Chik-Fil-A and other businesses that are not Gay friendly is an excellent way to demonstrate Our commitment toward eradicating predjudice and hatred against those of the LGBT Community.

Crude Oil has the stain of blood of Gay folks associated with it. Those living in the Middle East murder people who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trangendered.

Every time Americans fuel up at the pump, they are supporting the Murder of LGBT individuals.

Let's show our determination for equality and the Rights of all LGBT people everywhere by boycotting all products made from Crude Oil.

The link below is only a "partial" list of products made from Crude Oil.

http://www.ranken-energy.com/Products%20from%20Petroleum.htm

Seeing that it may take a bit of time to eliminate all of these products from Our lives, We can all start by refusing to refuel Our vehicles until Gay folks are treated with the respect and diginity We all deserve as human beings with equal rights.

Thank you for your support in protesting the murder of those born Gay.

9:53PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Kathy said-"It is not anti-gay, bigoted, homophobic, hypocritical or unloving to believe that marriage does not consist of 2 people of the same sex."

Yes Kathy it is. Marraige is a civil right and just because you choose to define it as only being possible for a man and a woman does not make it so. To deny the civil right of marraige to homosexuals is bigotry.

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