Chick-fil-A chief: ‘We support Biblical families’
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October 03, 2012 12:55 PM | 333 views | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this undated photo provided by Chick-fil-A shows company president Dan Cathy. It is not entirely clear wether Chick-fil-a has definitely ended its financial support for groups that oppose same-sex unions. But a statement issued by the company Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2012, just months after its chief spoke against gay marriage, indicates it now plans to keep its distance from the more controversial views held by its Southern Baptist owners. (AP Photo/Chick-fil-A, Stanley Leary )
In this undated photo provided by Chick-fil-A shows company president Dan Cathy. It is not entirely clear wether Chick-fil-a has definitely ended its financial support for groups that oppose same-sex unions. But a statement issued by the company Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2012, just months after its chief spoke against gay marriage, indicates it now plans to keep its distance from the more controversial views held by its Southern Baptist owners. (AP Photo/Chick-fil-A, Stanley Leary )
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THOMASTON, Ga. (AP) — Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding gay marriage.

Cathy told WXIA-TV in an interview published Wednesday that families are important to "those of us who are concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage."

He added "we support Biblical families, and they’ve always been a part of that."

Cathy made the comments over the weekend at an event at his family’s Georgia ranch.

Cathy set off a furor this summer, when he reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage. Long lines formed outside Chick-fil-A restaurants on an "appreciation day" and opponents countered with "kiss-ins" by same-sex couples.

His father, S. Truett Cathy, started the Atlanta-based company in 1967.

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Chuck Anziulewicz
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October 04, 2012
It's one thing to say you support "traditional marriage." After all, who DOESN'T? I have lots of Straight (i.e. heterosexual) friends, some married and some single, and if any of the singles finds a compatible person of the opposite sex to marry and make a solemn commitment to, no one will be happier than me.

But it is quite another thing to donate millions of dollars per year in company profits to organizations who work specifically to deny law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits and protections that Straight couples have always taken for granted.

I know a lot of people love the food at Chick-fil-A, but they also support their Gay friends, family members and co-workers, so much so that they have chosen to no longer eat there.

People have every right to throw their money at Chick-fil-A if they want, but they shouldn't also pretend that they support their Gay friends.

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