It’s no surprise to the gays, except maybe Andy Cohen, that Chick-fil-A doesn’t support same-sex marriage or gays, for that matter. But now the chicken chain is coming out of the closet to proudly embrace its anti-gay antics and call LGBT activists “arrogant.”
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy made it clear in two recent interviews that he’s changing tack when it comes to combatting the drum beat of criticism that his beloved chicken behemoth is anti-gay thanks to the millions it funnels to, well, anti-gay groups. Now, he’s unapologetic, a little misinformed and takes to name calling. Yes, gays who back marriage equality, you are arrogant.
So much for that “we are not anti anybody” from Cathy just four months ago.
In a hand-job of a fluff piece from the Baptist Press, Cathy offered up this reaction when asked about family and marriage.
Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.
“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 operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,” Cathy emphasized.
“We intend to stay the course,” he said. “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.”
Turns out that was only a warm-up for a radio interview on the “Ken Coleman Show.”
“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,’” Cathy said. “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.”
That sort of talk is just a step or two away from blaming the gays for hurricanes and terror attacks.
Marriage equality advocates aren’t so much for advocating for redefining marriage, but lobbying for the inclusion of gays into the current institution. You know, so we can get our fair shot at adultery and divorce. Geez, Cathy, didn’t you learn anything when you ran with the gays last October?
So start your engines of dissent, gay apologists for Chick-fil-A. First, finish chewing that chocolate cookie of a conundrum and then get to justifying to the rest of us how that chicken sandwich is so good that it’s worth turning your back on gay civil rights. Good ahead, we’ll wait.