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?