I like to enjoy my chicken sandwiches sans political controversy. But noooooo, Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, had to go ruin that for me by publicly denouncing gay marriage. Denouncing it wasn’t enough, however. Cathy took it further in a recent interview saying America is inviting God’s judgment upon us when we have the boldness to define what marriage is.
“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,’” said Cathy.
“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,” he added.
The company, according to Cathy, does not claim to be a Christian business, but is still allowed to run itself on biblical principles. The news, however, should not come as a surprise to anyone researching Chick-fil-A’s donation habits.
A report from LGBT advocacy group Equality Matters concluded that Chick-fil-A donated more than $3 million between 2003 and 2009 to Christian groups that oppose homosexuality. In 2010 alone, the company gave nearly $2 million to such causes, according to the report.
Despite criticism Cathy remains unapologetic, “We intend to stay the course,” he said. “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.”