Sorry, folks (straight, gay, or otherwise). Turns out that the chicken nuggets you buy at Chick-fil-A goes towards Christian groups that oppose homosexuality. Now that the President of the company has confirmed it, it’s time to put down the chicken.
What went from this…
Cathy [Chick-fil-A President] had previously shrugged off the criticisms in a 2011 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calling blogosphere reports on his company’s donations “folklore.” Cathy also noted, “We’re not anti-anybody. Our mission is to create raving fans.” (via Huffington Post)
…is now this
In a new interview with the Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy — the son of company founder S. Truett Cathy — addresses what the publication describes as his franchise’s “support of the traditional family.”
Cathy’s somewhat glib response: “Well, guilty as charged.”
He went on to note, “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that…we know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.” (via Huffington Post)
I thought lying was a sin?
Chick-fil-A sports a welcoming Christian face to the world but is actively campaigning against the civil rights of many Americans. This act of foolishness means that if you haven’t already, cancel all forthcoming trips to the chicken chain restaurant. Marriage is something shared between two people who love each other and to deny that to a certain type of couple is ridiculous and illegal in many states, including Maryland.
Gay marriage needs to happen across the country and by supporting Chick-fil-A monetarily, you may as well be PayPal‘ing your money straight to the anti-homosexuality groups. Marriage is marriage. Your heterosexual marriage doesn’t get diminished as soon as a gay person weds. Get over it and “love thy neighbor” already.
Thank you for informing me about this, you say?