It was the news heard 'round the world earlier this week when Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy spoke about his personal beliefs regarding gay marriage, stating that he and the company as a whole 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." Now, it looks like the giant wave of backlash his comments have caused was enough to make him reconsider ever talking about it again.
The company posted a statement on its Facebook page regarding their attitude towards customers, saying they will remain devoted to treating everyone fairly no matter what their conflicting views may be.
The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.
Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.
Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.
I hope gay ppl ask for Chick-Fil-A to open on Sundays as an apology
Amid Gay Marriage Web Firestorm, Chick-fil-A Stands Its Ground: No apology; no change in position; "guilty as ch... http://t.co/eERnQ0jV