We knew Chick-Fil-A donated about $2 million to anti-gay marriage groups in 2010, but now Dan Cathy, the COO of Chick-Fil-A (and son of the founder S. Truett Cathy) has gone on record talking about their anti-gaymarriageness:
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 operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that.
Sure, ok, who doesn’t love families? But the problem is they don’t include “gays” in their definition of “families,” as Dan says in this interview:
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.’ 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.
Yet it’s curious that the Bible never defines “the family unit.” Many families in the bible are polygamous but they don’t support that either. Furthermore, most of the marriage examples in the Bible are terribly misogynic by modern standards.
Really these people are just anti-homosexual — their pastors portray the Bible as anti-homosexual, and thus these fundies get their undies in bundies over gay marriage. They try to make it about family, but really it’s just about bigotry.
I’ll admit, though: I do love me some Chick-Fil-A. The restaurants are always clean, the staff is very friendly, and the food is great.
Too bad they’re founded on such bigoted principles — next time I’ll go somewhere with better morals.