Chick-fil-A officially opposes marriage equality
It’s no secret to the majority of the public that the Atlanta-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A is against marriage equality. This fair assessment was due to the fact that the corporation has donated thousands to Marriage & Family Foundation, Family Research Council (both lead the opposition in the marriage equality battle), amongst other anti-gay groups.
When a Photoshopped image made its rounds on Facebook pages last week, announcing the corporation’s stance in satirical fashion, conservatives were quick to point out that it was wrong to make that judgment based on a liberal illustration. “How can something that is a forgery show any truth? Poisoned chalice!” exclaimed one now de-friended person on my page.
However, there is now, officially, no denying that the company is against marriage equality. The chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, told the Baptist Press when asked whether his company had an established position against marriage equality, “guilty as charged.”
He added, “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 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.”
The biblical definition also says that marriage is only valid if the wife is a virgin, and if she is not, she shall be executed, but I digress.