It may come as a surprise to those who have not been following the news about Chick-fil-A, but the company is openly Christian (closing its doors on Sundays and what-not), and they openly support the National Organization for Marriage and are openly homophobic. So, it is not surprising when Dan Cathy, the company’s president and COO, said in an 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.”
His attitudes are not far off from the Alabama pastor who banned Blacks from his meeting of pastors on the grounds that Whites are the Chosen People, nor are they far from the attitudes of many racists back during the Civil Rights movement.
Cathy also made it clear that he supports so-called traditional marriage stating “Guilty as charged. 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.”
Oddly enough, the actual Biblical definition of a family is one man and more than one woman, or at least that is the definition as it stood in the parts of the Bible where homosexuality was condemned. In the parts that Christians are actually suppose to follow- namely the Gospels- there is no definition of marriage.
Chick-fil-A has been giving money routinely to anti-gay groups over the years.