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Chick-Fil-A president goes on anti-gay rant


Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy shared his thoughts that family should only be made up of man, woman and child.


Kevin C. Cox

Chick-Fil-A is "all about the family," according to the fast food chain's president Dan Cathy. He asterisked this statement with, "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,” Cathy said in an interview with Baptist Press. He added that he believes America is shaking their collective fist at God by allowing gay people to marry. 

"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' 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."

According to the LA Times, the fast food chain has 1,608 restaurants, sales of more than $4 billion and employees who are trained "to focus on values rooted in the Bible."

A report from the LGBT advocacy group Equality Matters found that between 2003-2009, Chick-Fil-A donated more than $3 million to Christian groups that oppose homosexuality. 

In the past Cathy had denied that the company was anti-gay. The Huffington Post noted that in a 2011 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cathy called the reports on his company's donations "folklore" He added, "We're not anti-anybody. Our mission is to create raving fans."

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