Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Marriage? CEO's Comments Cause Flap
The restaurant CEO said his business supports the 'biblical definition of the family unit,' causing an online controversy.
Lunch lines seem just as long at Chick-fil-A Florida's restaurants, even though the chain is under fire for comments CEO Dan Cathy 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 shows 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 the Chick-fil-A on St. Pete Beach.
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