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Chick-fil-A CEO is done being tolerant about the gay marriage stuff

Jun 28, 2013

After stirring up a PR shit-storm in 2012 by denouncing the idea of gay marriage as unnatural and immoral, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy made headlines in January for getting himself his very own gay friend. And a gay activist at that! (Though ThinkProgress noted that despite Cathy’s friendship with Campus Pride director Shane Windmeyer, the bulk of Chick-fil-A’s donations to anti-gay groups—which it said it was ending in 2012 amid the media storm—were still alive and well.)

Yesterday after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and cleared the way for legal same-sex marriage, Cathy seemed to prove that he hasn’t really had a change of heart. Surprise! Despite his token gay friend he still thinks gay marriage is terrible, and he took to Twitter to vent:

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Cathy quickly deleted the tweet, perhaps fearing another Chick-fil-A Kiss Day. Or maybe he just realized that with marriage equality becoming the law of the land he’s solidly on the losing side of this argument.

As for Chick-fil-A itself? They’re trying to stay out of it—just trying to sell some chicken. Explaining why his tweet was yanked, the company said, “He 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.”


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