Chick-fil-A CEO: Yes, We’re Anti-Gay

During an interview with the Baptist Press, aka “News With A Christian Perspective,” Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy was probably feeling very comfortable discussing the chicken chain’s biblical values. This is maybe why they buried the most controversial part of the story — a question about the company’s reputedly anti-gay marriage stance — at the very end: “Guilty as charged,” Cathy confirmed.

It’s been rather obvious, really, but the company’s traditionally remained mum when pressed about their frequent donations to anti-gay groups. Cathy’s thorough response confirmed their position, however:

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.

And then the Liberal Media began Liberal Media-ing all over poor Dan Cathy, with LGBT activists denouncing his bigoted ways. Wait, that quote wasn’t so bad. Why are they freaking out? Let’s go over to Ken Coleman, who interviewed Cathy on his podcast:

“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’ and 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.”

Oh. We see now.


  • Stuart Reb Donald

    People who are anti-gay have every right to be. Their beliefs are just as protected as any other group. It doesn’t mean I agree with them but I would fight to defend their right to be anti-gay just as hard as I would fight to defend someone who is pro-gay.

  • KWDragon

    I agree with your point entirely, but I would add one amendment to it: Since I vehemently disagree with the stance of the CEO of the company, I will also not eat at his restaurants anymore.

    It is a free country, and everyone is entitled to their opinions, right or wrong, but I will not financially support a company run on these principles. It does not require a formal boycott or anything, just don’t go there. Problem solved.

    I’m actually glad he comfortably spewed his bias because now people who disagree with him know his stance and can stop spending money at his business.

  • jlnewell

    That would probably be best that you will not be a customer. I’m sure the patrons will appreciate a more holsum family atmosphere without someone who spews their own bias, supporting perversion.

  • Larry Chandler

    Yes, people have a right to anti-gay beliefs, just as people have a right to anti-Christian, black or Jewish beliefs.

    I’m not sure I would defend these people as vehemently as I would others, but you can, of course.

    A business should not act on those beliefs, as it can hurt business (or not, depending on their clientele and possible clientele) and depending on the state it may be illegal, but each to his own.

    I wonder what their chicken is like. Unfortunately, I’ll never know.

  • Rick A Roo

    Good for him. While I am not a big Chick person I will become one. I’d rather spend my money with people who share my values than give money to people I don’t. Why I seldom go to the movies with moronic actors or watch most TV shows not worth it. Marriage is between a man and a woman period. Homosexuals are defined by their behavior so really aren’t gay either!

  • ModerateMan

    I’m pro gay marriage. But people who believe “marriage” is between a man and a woman are not “anti-gay”. You should probably correct the headline. This is not bad journalism. You are just straight up lying.

  • Malice_in_Blunderland

    I don’t agree with the biblical garbage in the message, at all… However, I am 100% beyond tired of the liberal PC lynch mobs that show up whenever someone dares to disagree with one of their idiotic mantras, like gay “marriage”.

    Enjoy that nasty ass KFC mystery meat, libtards.

  • fatlibertarian

    I agree with KWDragon. I will no longer support their food. Personal boycott. Others are welcomed to join us. Oh, and someone should tell that D-bag that all gay people stem from or are typically apart of a family. I can promise you gay people were not grown in a lab, outside a family. Yes, I’m gay and my parents were one male and one female. Gasp! I care less about the homophobia than I do the blind stupidity and ignorance about it. At least understand the facts about what you claim to be against.

  • Tagati

    What a shame they are so bigoted. Since it is a free country, I can take my business anywhere I want. ANd I will. Not a threat. Just exercising my freedom.

  • anthonykoch1

    they are a religious company, are closed on Sunday and this should come as no surprise. This is a free country and the fact is not everyone believes in the gay agenda… shouldn’t have to and should be free to have their views. It is a shame that the LGBT Community who is so demanding of everyone to accept their lifestyle.. have such a hard time letting others have their beliefs and views.

  • CosmosDan

    Look at that statement of his
    “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’ and 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.”

    Maybe the arrogance isn’t people thinking we know better than God, it’s people like him assuming they actually know what God thinks and looking at the issue through the lens of their own dogma rather than with their hearts and minds and ability to reason.

  • puglyf13

    “The biblical definition of the family unit”… Sweet! I’m off to find me about 40 wives! “What’s that you say, God? Kill my son?…On it!”

  • Red XIV

    “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.”

    So, that means they support polygamy?

  • MollyMay

    What is a “holsum” family, exactly?

  • Don from OH

    His personal beliefs are off the table. The problem is what he chooses to do with the millions of dollars he receives from his business:

    I can’t put money in his pocket….

  • Don from OH

    There is a larger context here. If you give money to organizations that spew hatred and whose members often espouse killing people for their different beliefs, you can’t just say, “I just support the family unit…” When Hitler started giving speeches about how Germany was being undermined by Jews, no one recognized where that might lead?

  • SparksMartin

    Chik fil a is pretty much expensive dogshit on a bun so the argument is moot. Gay or not, once was enough to never eat there again.

  • Liberty Belle

    Stuart you are so right.I stand amazed at people who describe themselves as liberal(does not the word liberal mean generous)treat those who do not think the way they do,accuse others of being mean and hateful.Who are the haters here? Why is it okay for JC PENNEY,Pepsi,Taco Bell,etc,promote the homosexual lifestyle and that is okay,but have just 1 business say they are of a different persuasion and all HELL breaks loose.I am going to waste away to nothing if this keeps up,because I am boycotting every business that affronts me.I am a vegetarian and there are no Chick Filets in my area,and I do not believe the doctrine of the founder(he closes on Sunday and I am a 7th day Sabbath keeper)but I am going to locate a Chick Filet and patronize them with an order of fries or something vegan,just to show I am sick of being told I cant think for myself.

  • Liberty Belle

    I am glad you stand up for your convictions,but how about accepting the fact that others have a right to their opinions.I have a strong feeling Chick Filet is going to prosper without you.God rewards His faithful.

  • Liberty Belle

    What makes you think people that disagree with you are blind or stupid.Can you genuinely say you love me even though I do not agree with your lifestyle? are you a Christophobic? Actually,I do not hate you,I love you and have great compassion for you.Jesus said ,the greatest commandment of all is to love you as I love myself.Where is the hate coming from?

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