So much for making amends. Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, who snookered some LGBT activists into believing he's a changed man when it comes to gays, had this to say about the Supreme Court dumping DOMA: What a shitty day.
“Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.”
Cathy, who jogs with the gays but draws the line at marriage, tweeted his thoughts about the court decision on Wednesday. Then, remembering he convinced some LGBT activists that he really doesn't hate gay stuff (he still does), he quickly deleted the tweet, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Atlanta-based company took a more measure tone.
Chick-fil-A says it’s not taking a position on the SCOTUS rulings. “We believe in providing great-tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone — so our focus is on running an exceptional restaurant company. Therefore, we are leaving political decisions and discussions to others and focusing only on what we do best,” a spokeswoman said today in a written statement.
Dan Cathy. Still giving the finger to the gays.
UPDATE: Chick-fil-A released a statement about why Cathy deleted his tweet:
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.