“In a day when companies such as General Mills, Nabisco, JC Penney and Target seemingly compete to appear the most supportive of gay marriage, Chick-fil-A and its biblically-based values stand out--and the nation and media are noticing.
As a company, Chick-fil-A takes no position on gay marriage, but comments Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy made to the Biblical Recorder newspaper--in a story re-posted by Baptist Press--have launched a media storm. ... Asked about the company’s support of the traditional family, Cathy said in the Biblical Recorder story, ‘Well, guilty as charged.’ ‘We are very much supportive of the family--the biblical definition of the family unit,’ Cathy said. ‘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's stores are closed on Sundays and the company, he said, ‘operate on biblical principles.’ The media storm grew larger when a June 16 radio program was spotlighted in which Cathy underscored the need for children to have a mom and a dad. ‘As it relates to society in general, 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 on The Ken Coleman Show.
‘I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.’... The Human Rights Campaign--the nation’s largest gay activist group--posted a Chick-fil-A logo on its website with a fake tagline, ‘We Didn't Invent Discrimination. We Just Support It.’’”
(“Chick-Fil-A Interview Triggers Media Storm,” Biblical Recorder, July 19, 2012)
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