Chick-fil-A President Tweets, Then Deletes Doma Displeasure

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Marjorie McAtee by Marjorie McAtee

In a move that surprised no one, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy tweeted on Wednesday his homophobic opinion of the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA. “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies,” Cathy tweeted.

He later deleted the tweet.

A spokesperson for Chick-fil-A said, “Dan recognizes his views do not necessarily represent the views of all Chick-fil-A customers, restaurant owners and employees, so he removed the tweet to eliminate any confusion.”  

Yes, I’m sure “confusion” was exactly what Cathy hoped to avoid. His views on same-sex marriage are now common knowledge, thanks to a scandal that erupted last year when Cathy went on record with the Baptist Press, and online magazine, that Chick-fil-A supports “the biblical definition of a family.” He later told radio audiences, “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.’” The fast-food chicken restaurant is known for closing on Sundays for religious reasons.

The scandal led religious conservatives and others who oppose same-sex marriage to stage a Chick-fil-A Appreciation day, which, the company claims, set a new record for one-day sales. Supporters of gay marriage held a counter-protest in the form of a “Kiss In” at Chick-fil-A restaurants. Public officials in cities across the nation went on record to declare that Chick-fil-A franchises would no longer be welcome in their communities. 

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