Chick fil-A Boss: Yep, We're Anti-Gay Marriage
Company gave some $4M to protect 'biblical family unit'
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2012 12:45 AM CDT
Updated Jul 19, 2012 1:11 AM CDT
COO Dan Cathy says his company is 'committed' to supporting 'traditional' relationships.   (NewsyPolitics)

(Newser) – If there was any doubt about the political stance of Chick fil-A's owners, the company president and COO hopes to put the flap to rest. Yes, Chick fil-A is absolutely opposed to gay marriage, Dan Cathy has announced. "We're guilty as charged" when it comes to supporting "traditional family values," said the smiling prez. The roasted chicken-pushing biz is "very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit," he explained to the Baptist Press. "We are a family-owned business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy stressed.

"We intend to stay the course," he said. "It might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can operate on biblical principles." He said in a radio interview this week that children in gay marriages are "emotionally handicapped," and that non-traditional marriage is "inviting God's judgment on our nation." The $4 billion-a-year business with 1,600 outlets, founded by Cathy's father in 1946, has donated some $4 million to anti-gay groups since 2009 in the battle against gay marriage, reports the New York Daily News. The company's contributions to anti-gay organizations triggered a decision by Northeastern University earlier this year to dump plans for a Chick fil-A outlet on campus, according to the Boston Globe.

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labman57
Jul 21, 2012 5:05 PM CDT
New ad campaign: "Finger food to feed your inner homophobe"
MisterPlinkett
Jul 20, 2012 6:39 AM CDT
Imma hafta start eating there more often. not because i agree with them, but because it's nice to see a company not cave to the pressure from the hypocritical imbeciles on the left.
Xisiuizado
Jul 19, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
I support them on our trips across this great nation just because they are NOT open on Sunday. NOT ANYMORE! Having a day off with families, especially a known day every week is GREAT! However, I will NEVER eat there again now. Besides, their chicken is gross anyway. I had to just get ice cream while letting the little one play.