Chick-fil-A is back in the news again for absolutely loving Jesus and therefore hating gay people.
The chicken chain’s conservative stance and support for anti-gay groups has been the subject of protests, protest hoaxes, and even a protest transgender video. But as HuffPo notes, the company’s top-brass had remained quiet on the issue—until now.
Dan Cathy, son of the original Chick-fil-A patriarch, S. Truett Cathy, sat for an interview recently with the Baptist Press where he addressed the company’s conservative bias and anti gay marriage stance: “Well, guilty as charged,” Cathy said. He continued:
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’ and 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.
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.
It’s ironic that Cathy makes a living serving what is most certainly a departure from the biblical definition of a chicken—a hormone-pumped factory-farmed product that is anything but natural. But homophobic corporate entities whose mission is to “create raving fans,” as Cathy put it, while denouncing such a huge portion of the population can’t be expected to operate from a place of logic.
Here’s how to make a gay-friendly Chick-fil-A sandwich, the Chick-fil-Gay.