Questions Arise, Is Chik-fil-A Against Gay Marriage?

The fast food chain's president confirmed his opposition to same sex marriage in several interviews.

The nearby Chik-fil-A in Industry has become a popular hang out for families and students from around Diamond Bar and Walnut.

Known as friendly place with good food, the eatery has always been known for its family values. It goes so far as to close it's doors on Sundays for the benefit of the those with faith.

But a controversy is brewing on social media platforms that has cast a spotlight on the chain and its values. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Chik-fil-A's president has confirmed those behind the company are opposed to gay marriage.

"We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit," Dan Cathy, president of the fast food chain, told the Baptist Press. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."

Just prior to that, Cathy had appeared on the Ken Coleman Radio Show. He is quoted by several publications as 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,' " Cathy said. "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."

Despite a more recent posting on the Chik-fil-A Facebook page which tries to soften the tone of the issue, Cathy has come under fire for his comments.

What do you think about the issue? And do you have any problem continuing to patronize the eatery?

Julia Nelson July 21, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Would you say the same thing if he said he didn't believe black people could get married? Civil rights are for everyone.
X July 21, 2012 at 07:04 AM
Trisha - Have you even looked into the groups that Chick-Fil-A donates too? They donated to the Family Research Council which has said things like... 1. "...one of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the 'prophets' of a new sexual order." 2. Peter Sprigg: I think that the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas which overturned the sodomy laws in this country was wrongly decided. I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior. 3. has equated homosexuality with pedophilia. So, Trisha he didn't just state his views. He donates money to groups that spread outright lies and believe that gays should be imprisoned. Is that a Christian value and something to be proud of?
X July 21, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Chick-Fil-A donated to Exodus International which had this to say about gay people. “At the same time, homosexual men who are unable to sustain healthy peer relationships might well find the potential for age-inappropriate attractions more real than they thought possible.” Of course, Exodus provides no proof for this claim because there isn't any and, in reality, the evidence shows that men leading heterosexual lives are the ones most likely to commit sexual offenses against children. Chick-Fil-A is doing much more than stating an opinion. It's donating money to groups that spread inaccurate information about LGBT people. You might ask yourself why you think it's ok for people to spread lies about these gay friends you supposedly have.
Dave Zaccagnino July 21, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Well said, ElectraDaddy! As usual, once you begin stating facts, figures, and direct quotes, the ignorant, religious bigots usually clam-up like a mob hitman on the witness stand. Sure, Mr. Cathy is entitled to his opinion. I fully support the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. But I suppose this discussion wouldn't be much of a discussion if Mr. Cathy said something along the lines of "I miss the days of slavery." Because we're talking about a class of people where it is still legal to deny them many of the same rights/privileges that 90% of Americans enjoy, I suppose Mr. Cathy can spew whatever hatred/ignorance/bigotry he wants all day long. Whether or not somebody wants to support a company like his, that's their choice. I sleep VERY well at night because I have a clear conscience and don't give a penny to companies like Chik-Fil-A.
julie dawson July 31, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Hi Electra Daddy, Could you please google these quotes you acuse the above foundations above of stating. If you have time I would appreciate it if you could then post the links on this blog. I would like to read them, i looked and couldn't find specefic examples of the above. Thanks


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