Chick-fil-A, Anti-Gay Marriage? Flap Ensues After CEO Comments
The popular restaurant chain has come under fire after remarks the CEO made about emphasizing 'biblical values' in his business.
You can't tell by the long lines at Florida restaurants that there's a national online flap about Chick-fil-A and its outspoken CEO.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has come under fire from online bloggers for comments he made in an interview with the Baptist Press.
In the interview, Cathy described his support for "the biblical defintion of the family unit," reports the Los Angeles Times.
“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives,” Cathy said in the interview with Baptist Press.
The article noted that the popular restaurant chain trains workers “to focus on values rooted in the Bible.” Chick-fil-A's across the country are closed on Sundays for the Sabbath.
Several online bloggers wrote that Cathy's comments show that the restaurant chain's leader is anti-gay marriage. The Los Angeles Times article reported about the online flap in an article headlined: "Is Chick-fil-A anti-gay marriage? 'Guilty as charged,' leader says."
Equality Matters, which support gay rights, issued a report examining donations by the restaurant company. In 2010, the company gave nearly $2 million to Christian-based groups that oppose homosexuality, according to Equality Matters.
Chick-fil-A has restaurants across Florida, including at Westfield Citrus Park Mall.
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