Chick-Fil-A Admits It’s Anti-Gay Marriage

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.

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  • Sunny Day

    “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.’”

    Chick fil A: Defending us from the Wrath of God since 1967

  • mikespeir

    Check back in 10 years. If Chick-fil-A is still around then, it’ll be a lot more accommodating.

    • http://crossexaminedblog.com Bob Seidensticker

      Not only more accomodating … they’ll be reframing history so that Christianit was at the forefront of this aspect of civil rights all along.

  • trj

    Agreed, seeing how essential most Christians think “the family unit” is – to the point where some claim it’s the pivotal turning point of society and civilization – it’s kind of curious that the Bible doesn’t have anything to say about what a family should be like. In fact, it glorifies the heads of deeply dysfunctional families (Noah, Lot, Abraham) who curse or have sex with or try to kill their own family members. Yeah, they sure were a righteous bunch.

  • TrickQuestion
  • Spirula

    a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about…but then they do just that. Assholes. I have a gay brother who was with his partner longer than I was married to either of my wives, but he doesn’t get the basic rights of “family” status in visiting his partner, or making critical care decisions in his partner’s health care because of people like these shits. Here’s hoping their “family values ” leaves them drooling and abandoned in a assisted living facility…like some of my Christian family did to their elderly dementia parents.

    we are married to our first wives

    More self-righteousness from the Victorian Vice Squad. Countdown to one of your saintly leaders showing up in a local sex crime report in 3…2…

    • Spirula

      Sorry, that first part should have been italizied as being a quote.

  • Frank

    Keep up the great work Dan and Chick Fil A! Can’t wait to eat more and more of your yummy food.

  • Jer

    eat more kale

  • ShavenYak

    I can’t avoid eating the food, so I offset the bigotry by donating $1 to pro-equality organizations for every $1 I spend on chikin.

  • Esin

    Why is it that only the homosexuals are entitled to an opinion? If someone says they don’t believe in gay marriage, which is well within their rights, they’re labeled anti-gay or a bigot. If someone is pro gay marriage they’re a saint. I personally do not believe in marriage being redefined by the constitution, however I have friends that are gay. I can love an accept my friends without agreeing with their lifestyle choice. So does that make me anti-gay or a bigot?

    • UrsaMinor

      I have no problem with anybody who doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage. That’s fine. Opine away. Nobody is telling them that they have to marry somebody of the same sex. They can live their lives the way they see fit. Don’t like same-sex marriage? Don’t enter into one. Urge all your friends not to do it either, if that’s your thing.

      The problem is when opinions get translated into actions against other people. When you block other people from living their lives they way they see fit, we have a fight on our hands.

    • Bill

      Don’t like gay marriage?

      Don’t have one.

      “I can love an accept my friends without agreeing with their lifestyle choice. So does that make me anti-gay or a bigot?”

      You use of the word choice is telling. An yes, yes it does make you anti-gay and a bigot.

    • Kodie

      You’re judging people on stereotypes and misinformation. Yes, that’s what makes you a bigot. You don’t believe that marriage should be redefined by the Constitution – who are you to define marriage? How would it affect you or your marriage? No one has come up with a logical answer to that one.

    • Sunny Day

      “If someone is pro INTERRACIAL marriage they’re a saint. I personally do not believe in marriage being redefined by the constitution, however I have friends that are BLACK. I can love an accept my friends without agreeing with their lifestyle choice. So does that make me a RACIST or a bigot?”

      Fixed that for you.
      Do you get it now?

    • Nox

      Esin,

      No one anywhere has ever said only homosexuals should be entitled to an opinion. That strawman might work on right wing message boards, but all it will get you here is an instant loss of credibility before you even get to the really stupid part.

      Someone might have told you that unless you are a gay person who wants to get married, it’s none of your f*cking business whether gay people get married. And if so, they were right. But those are two different statements.

      You are entitled to your opinion. But your opinion does not supercede the rights of others. You have a right to feel whatever dumb*ss way you want. But you do not have a right to impose those feelings on others or deprive others of their basic rights.

      You have a right to be wrong (and you are), and you have a right to be called wrong. You have the right to lie, and you have the right to be called a liar. You have a right to approve or disapprove of whatever the f*ck you wish, and you have the right to be approved or disapproved of accordingly. You have the right to express bigotry, and the right to be viewed and treated as a bigot. Free speech doesn’t include the right to never be called on your bullsh*t.

      If someone says they “don’t believe in gay marriage”, they are expressing that they are an anti-gay bigot. Being identified accordingly is a bullsh*t thing to be offended by. But what you’re really offended by here, is that people think of “bigot” as a bad thing. Your objection is to people disapproving of you. And really, f*ck right off with that.

      You are earning your disapproval right now. You are whining that your desire to persecute an already persecuted group is causing some people to call you a bigot. You are a bigot. And a liar. And an ignorant priviled douche. You should get used to being called those things since they will be loudly apparent to anyone within six lines of meeting you.

    • LB

      yes. you are a terrible friend

  • vasaroti

    A boy named Cathy ??

  • busterggi

    So Mr. Cathy, speaking of biblical family values, how many concubines do you presently have?

  • Joyce

    I would like to thank chick fa la for standing behind the principles of God and what was in the beginning will be in the end. As a mother who tries to teach children that the world would like to do their own thing most of the time. We as Christians have to follow what is not always popular in man’s eyesight, but we must follow Jesus ways. Jesus does not hate gay people but he hates the sins that they committ during homosexual activities. Jesus hates all sins whether it is from a saint or sinner.

    • trj

      I hope your children will grow up to recognize the petty bigotry you espouse in the name of love.

    • Jabster

      Jesus does not hate serial killers but he hates the sins that they committ during murders.

      Doesn’t sound quite so good does it?

  • Kodie

    http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061147182&position=0
    Mayor Menino on Chick-fil-A: Stuff it
    Vows to block eatery over anti-gay attitude

    “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.

    “That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”


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