The president of Chick-Fil-A said on a radio show that he was against gay “marriage.” Insert lunacy here.
Headlines screaming “Anti-gay!!!” and “Homophobe!!!”
Actor Ed Helms from “The Office” and “The Hangover” tweeted yesterday that Chick-Fil-A “Lost a loyal fan” because of the company’s stance.
And luminaries such as Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian – have also called for a Chick-fil-A boycott.
So go eat at Chick-Fil-A. By eating their great sandwiches and chowing down their waffle fries and feel good about yourself that you’re supporting marriage. And you get the extra benefit of knowing you won’t run into Lindsey Lohan or Miley Cyrus while you’re there.
Here’s the original report from Yahoo:
Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer of popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A, said in a radio interview this week that legalizing same-sex marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”
Appearing on “The Ken Coleman Show,” Cathy spoke of his company’s pride in its socially conservative character, but then offered an assessment of same-sex marriage that might lose the chain a few customers.
“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,’” said Cathy.
“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,” he added.
The Huffington Post reports that in 2010 Chick-fil-A, through its WinShape Foundation, donated approximately $2 million to groups that oppose same-sex marriage, most notably giving $1,188,380 to the Marriage & Family Foundation. In 2009 the company also reportedly donated $2 million to such groups.