Thursday, July 19, 2012
“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,” Chick-Fil-A
President Dan Cathy is quoted as saying.Photo Credit:AP
The fact that Chick-fil-A is a company that espouses Christian values is no secret. The fact that its 1,600 fast-food chicken restaurants across the country are closed on Sundays has long been testament to that.
But the comments of company President Dan Cathy about gay marriage to Baptist Press on Monday have ignited a social media wildfire. “Guilty as charged,” Cathy said when asked about his company’s support of the traditional family unit as opposed to gay marriage.
Strong feelings of support and disagreement have followed, making Chick-fil-A the top Google trend on Thursday morning as the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages were burning up with arguments.
“Hate mongers! Never again! Not another $ from me,” Duke Richards wrote on Facebook.