Chick-fil-A chief operating officer Dan Cathy apparently has a line to the Founding Fathers, and if he does, I want . Honestly, I have some questions to ask our Founding Fathers. I want to as Guvernor Morris how did he lose his leg, and I want to know just exactly Thomas Jefferson would be justifying banging his wife’s slave half-sister.
Cathy is, of course, not too happy that the US Supreme Court decided to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. He tweeted “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.” Of course, they would probably be more ashamed over the fact that we have a Black President, and they would be scandalized by the idea that we are limiting smoking in many places, and that women are wearing pants.
For that matter, they would probably be far more upset over the attempts to infringe on people’s religious freedoms from the likes of Cathy, and would be horrified at the idea that people not belonging to a well-regulated militia own guns.
Now, Cathy took down the tweet not long after. According to Chick-fil-A spokesman Jerry Johnson, Cathy “realized his views didn’t necessarily represent the views of all customers, restaurant owners and employees and didn’t want to distract them from providing a great restaurant experience.”
Truth be told, it wasn’t even the most offensive thing said about the DOMA and Prop 8 twin rulings. In fact, it pales in comparison to the claims by various anti-gay activists that same-sex marriage is a new perversion that has brought down ancient civilizations and that will now lead to people being able to marry their pet goats in ceremonies officiated by illegal immigrant priests dressed up to look like Frank-n-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
At least we think that is what they said. It was a long day yesterday, and one that can only rightly be celebrated by John Oliver waving a rainbow flag on The Daily Show desk.