Chick-Fil-A President Pleads Guilty To Being Anti-Gay

    July 18, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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For those familiar with the fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A, it may not come as a shock to find that the owners of the business have very traditional values when it comes to marriage and relationships; for as long as the restaurants have been open, they have maintained a strict policy concerning Sunday hours (they’re closed) and are pretty open about the fact that the company is faith-based in the Christian religion.

However, when Dan Cathy recently admitted to being only in support of traditional marriage, his comments caused a huge wave of backlash against the company from the LGBT community and their supporters.

“Well, guilty as charged,” he said. “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.”

Later, he said, “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.”

Several universities have protested the opening of restaurants on campus because of the company’s large donations to anti-gay organizations like Exodus International and the Marriage and Family Foundation, including Northeastern University.


  • D.F. Lindsey Sr.

    Why is it that when someone states that they are for what marriage has been since the beginning, so of you idiots screen hate, bigotry, discrimination, blah, blah,! He DID NOT say he hated homosexuals, refused to serve them, or wanted them dead, assaulted, or shipped off into space or an island. he simply stated he is for traditional marriage which is the way God intended and (not some perversion of it – [my input]). Who are the real haters, bigots, and stiflers of freedom of speech. Its the Sodomites themselves because they know their lifestyle is a detriment to society as a whole and their own selves in specific. Read unbiased articles from the CDC, AMA, APA, NEMJ and others about the consequences of that deviant deathstyle. When they started this diversity training nonsense with the intention of including sodomites, I was handed a packet with a review of our health benefits and we (heterosexual married couples) had to pay more than the sodomites and their partners. this is becoming almost standard now and the reason why is that lifestyle creates a plethora of illnesses and diseases specifically associated with that chosen behavior. It causes the premiums to escalate. and who pays for it? I have to! That’s discrimination, but I doin’t hear any of you pro-perverts whining about that. Chik Fil A will survive whether it’s patronized by homos or not because they honor God and His Word. And God said whoever honors me, I will honor – and whoever despises me, i will despise.

    • Felicia

      Totally agree with you, and oh so true.

      • bob@bob.com

        You need spell-check dummy. You must of went to catholic school.

        • Joey

          That should be “must HAVE GONE to Catholic school,” but it’s noble of you to attempt to seem intelligent.

  • D.F. Lindsey Sr.

    typo correction 1st line: “Why is it that when someone states that they are for what marriage has been since the beginning, some of you idiots scream…”

    • Camedra

      very well said D.F. Lindsey Sr.

  • G. Brown

    First I have to say I Love Chick Fil-A. It is an awesome company with great moral values. The people who operate and run this company expect their employees to be positive, friendly and curtious while being efficient at the same time. They treat customers better than any restaurant chain out there. I know because I have worked in the restaurant business for 32 years, 17 of that was for Chick Fil-A. They are allowed to believe their Christian values as well as the rest of the world can believe in the way they think or worship. As an employee there I was never made to think that I had to think their way. I was taught to give the best service possible.I worked with all races of people and quite a few gay people. We as true christians don’t discriminate. We love all people. Mr Cathy is only stating what his beliefs are as a christian. He’s not forcing it on anyone. So why would you boycott his restaurant just because he doesn’t feel, believe or think the same way as you might feel,think or believe. I’m sure that we all dine in restaurants or shop somewhere on a daily bases where the person operating the business thinks,worsips or believes different than we do. And I know in my heart that this man loves human mankind no matter what choices you make. By the way I am a Christian who has gay friends and a gay family member whom I love dearly. I still believe that marriage should be between a woman and a man and I’m not judging you on your beliefs if you think different.

    • Cindy


  • Texan

    America is a suppose to be a free country with freedom of speach and freedom of religion. Why is it when a faith base person voices their opinion and ideas it is considered hate? We are losing our freedom to be able to have individual ideas and a freedom to voice those ideas. I for one am tired of having the “mainstream” ideas shoved down my throat and being thought of as a bigot for having family values.

    • MJ

      Well said, Texan. Disagreeing with someone doesn’t mean you hate them. I disagree with my husband and children all of the time but I love them to death!

      • UKFan

        You disagree with your husband, but do you give money to groups to help abolish his rights????

  • Texan

    Way to go Chik-fil-a.. We just came back from eating lunch with the family.. at our favorite Chik-fil-a! There are still those that support families and moral values..

    • Cindy

      I agree 100%. It is admirable that Mr. Cathy and his family stand firm in their Christian beliefs no matter what others think.

  • Susan

    Why aren’t Christians allowed to have their view as well? It doesn’t make us haters. I respect people who stand up for their beliefs.

  • ed trawinski

    YEAH CHICK fil a.if got supprted gays we would be eating roosters!

  • ed trawinski

    If GOD supported gays we would be eating roosters

    • Joey

      Roosters are male chickens. Female chickens are hens. Chicken restaurants serve chicken of both sexes. You are uneducated.

  • Les Moore

    it wasn’t all that long ago that there were NO companies or organizations that supported same sex marriage…apparently they were ALL haters and bigots? were your parents and grandparents “bigots” too because they decided to get married and have families?

  • CDoyle

    I have no real problem with the people who own Chik Fil A expressing their beliefs. If you do not like what they stand for then don’t eat there. Their belief in sky faeries does not make a difference in the good food and great service IMO… In America we are allowed to believe what we want and how we want and most of us like it that way.

  • Wil

    Love the restaurant. Love the traditional values. Will most certainly increase the meals I eat there.

    • Joey

      How will you go about increasing those meals?

      • UKFan

        He/She has a ray gun from god that super sizes the food LOL

  • jsmooth

    Hooray for Chick Fil A president Dan Cathy. Imagine that, a man who stands up for what HE believes, not others, what HE BELIEVES!! According to the Bible of which Mr. Cathy is a believer, it says that homosexuality is a sin. It also says Murder is a sin, Adultery, lying, stealing, etc… I will continue to eat more chick fil a for you liberal types. Your boycotts, protests will only help advertise and market the name of Chick Fil a to more people than a million dollar ad campaign. Keep it up and see how Chick Fil A will grow because of this!!! EAT MORE CHICKIN!!

  • http://yahoo Elaine

    I love the idea that a restaurant will stay closed on Sundays. Growing up as a child there was NOTHING open on Sunday and it made us have to eat together at home as a family. Now I have to work on Sundays many times and am guilty myself of going to a movie or shopping on Sunday. Although I teach Sunday School every week and try to honor God on Sunday there are things I do (laundry, cleaning) that as a child I NEVER would have done. I believe the owner has his values in order. God Bless all who read this!

  • Buckeye

    Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. If you don’t want to eat at Chik-Fil-A, good, don’t eat there, makes my time in line shorter. And are you really sure what the owners of other restaurants believe? This is America. Get over yourselves. Let’s just all live together and be nice about it, don’t force your beliefs on me and I won’t force mine on you.

  • Adam

    I love the liberal headline. There is no guilt in being “anti-gay” If he is right, and the BIBLE is THE WAY, who is to argue that? We will all find out one day.

  • http://yahoo Pamela Ferry

    God Bless Chick Fil A, I to am a Christian and have strong family values which are based from the King James Bible, I to will have my day just like everyone else in this world, where I will stand before God and be held accountable for my actions that I choose in my life. Let us not forget we are all sinners, but if you accept Christ into your heart He will save you,and turn your life completely around for the positive.I myself prefer eternal life over the alternative a burning lake of fire!

  • Sarah

    I love Chik Fil A’s food and I love that the owners take a stand for our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. I do not believe in marriage between same sex’s either and I do believe that is my right. I will continue to support this company. They could make a lot of money on Sundays however they believe that is the LORD’S DAY so when a person goes to work there they know they will not have to work on Sunday. They don’t tell them they have to go to Church. That for me is the best place to be on Sunday is THE LORD’S HOUSE but I’m not telling you that you have to be there. JESUS loves us all and died for all of us. He does not force himself on us but gives us free choice to accept HIM or reject HIM but there are consequences for our actions. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of GOD but HIS BLOOD WASHED AWAY OUR SIN. Praise the Lord for Christians who will stand up for what they believe. You have the choice to agree or not.

  • Michael

    MATT 4-7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

  • Michael B.

    It’s interesting how the people who preach tolerance are the ones who are first to violate it when people hold to beliefs that are contrary to their own. By calling the owner of Chick Fila a bigot they become what they accuse him of. Are they judging him because he holds to a standard that doesn’t change with the times or the cravings of people? Really they are not mad at Chick Fila but the God they don’t want to be held accountable to. Like the freedom of speech in our country, they have the freedom to choose another restaurant if they feel so strongly about this. Happy trails on finding a restaurant that beats them out on excellence, respect, and service.

    • Jeremy

      If I boycotted every single thing that gave money to things I disagreed with, I’d go hungry. Here are a few facts when I go to Chik Fil A. The people are always friendly, the food is delicious, and the lines are always long. Plus, the one I go to has a couple gay people working there. Hate is stupid, anti gay movements are stupid, Chik Fil A makes delicious food.

  • Prof.Helen Mack

    I promise to stop eating at Chicl Fil A IF you’ll stop voting for Democrats who constantly spew HATE at and pass laws against Catholics and Evangelical Christians.

    Deal or no deal?

    • aqua


  • http://n/a Chaz Turner

    So now, in addition to having to live around, put up with, and be politically correct about “gays,” they’re starting a war against Mr. Cathy? Sweethearts, all of your…selves with be either dead or be dying of AIDS before Chick Fil A suffers one bit.

    • Joey

      Enjoying summer vacation, Chaz? I remember when I was blissfully immature.

    • UKFan

      Wow so I didn’t realize we were still in the 80’s when people thought that “gays” were the only ones affected by HIV and Aids.

  • KC

    We have a right to believe and think as we want to.It is not your right to try and shove the way you act or believe down somebody else throat. Be it your feelings about being gay or your religion. You live your life as you feel you should. Everybody has their on opinions about whatever. But do not try and force your beliefs and how others should believe. Be you gay or not gay. In the end we will answer to someone other than our selves.Dan has his right to believe and state them as he wants to. So does any LGBT. But if eiither Dan or any LGBT tries to force their beliefs on you we should call then nazi and not american. Im pretty sure that is what happened in the 1920’s,30’s,and 40’s. Everybody knows how that went. Believe and think how you feel BUT DONT TRY AND TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO EAT because you feel wronged.

    • aqua

      right on

    • Stacy

      This is absolutely the best, well-thought out comment yet. Thank you for posting this. I happen to believe in God AND have gay friends/family. It is not my concern who people choose to have relationships with, but I will not stop eating delicious food from a respectable company.

      • aqua

        I agree with you, have friends that are gay, but still don’t believe they should be allowed to marry, the Bible says that is wrong and my family loves my family loves chick fil-a(sp)and admire the owners Christian values

  • billgaer@yahoo.com

    Do I think all gays will now avoid eating at this fast food chain because the owner is opposed to the gay life style? Many Americans attend church every week and never hear about gays, but leave knowing we are still sinners, but in the liberal media we hear about how hateful and judgmental Christians are. The only groups that can be attacked in America without being called a hater are the Christians. Christians don’t think pointing out the sins of others will give them a reprieve with God.

    • ray

      I hope gays boycott so I dont have to look at them when I go there. More often now that I know this.

      • Joey

        What do “gays” look like, Ray?

        • UKFan

          Great question!
          I hate ignorance!

  • Salena

    Right on Don Cathy. I will continue to go out of my way to eat at your resturant.

    He’s not promoting hate. Just because he doesnt agree with homosexuality doesnt mean he hates homosexuals.

  • James

    I’m really going to miss eating Chick Fil-A. At least I can rest comfotably knowing I’ll be on the correct side of history. I pray for the fools who use the Bible as a battering ram of their own fear and ignorance.

    • aqua

      you sound like a very unhappy person

      • Joey

        Please elaborate, aqua. Are you suggesting that there are no instances of foolish people using the Bible to rationalize their own beliefs?

    • ray

      Go vote for Obama so you can keep your foodstamps.

    • Nicole

      Hi James,
      It’s not fear nor ignorance, nor were his comments battering anyone. Those who believe the bible and live according to it can voice their beliefs just like someone who doesn’t. He just doesn’t support gay marriage as taken from the bible (that he believes). Ignorance is not knowing0 he is very clear about what he knows. And there’s no fear when you are willing to face people who disagree.

      Just like you could be labeled as ignorant and fearful for not eating at Chik-Fil-A. I am not saying you are these things. But it’s a bit silly to call someone a fool who is only lining up with biblical standards.

      If your able to find in the bible where gay marriage is encouraged and support then I am sure Dan Cathy and the rest of the Christian family would be supportive. But you won’t find it. That’s all he’s saying.

  • http://yahoo CR

    No response really needs to be given. We as christians automatically know that we will suffer for our beliefs because we are following Jesus. He was despised and rejected by the world for what he taught so we can be sure the world will treat us the same way for believing what he is still teaching through his word. This shouldn’t be a surprise to us. It shouldn’t surprise us either that when we fail the world flips out over it! It should also let us know how closely they are watching us! We should be thankful for the opportunity to stand for what we believe.
    “Out of the fire but into the frying pan” so to speak! Chik-Fil-A is my all time favorite fast food place to eat and they just went up a notch because of their strength and courage to “stand”! We as christians are taught to prepare ourselves for this type of rejection and when we’ve done everything to prepare we are to stand for what’s true and right! We are to speak the truth in love !
    A gentle answer turns away wrath but A harsh word stirs up anger! What are our responses saying to the world? “Love or Hate”

    • aqua

      my sentiments exactly

      • Mona

        I agree with the Chick-Fil-A president’s views. As a Christian, I do not hate those in the LGBT community; just because I do not agree with their lifestyle does not mean that I hate them. I agree with what the Bible says and I do feel that Chick-Fil-A should have the right to voice their Christian beliefs without being boycotted nor put down. It seems it is all right for everyone to voice their opinions and their beliefs except for Christians. When we do, then all of a sudden, we are “haters.” We are not haters; we are followers of Jesus Christ who taught us to love everyone (there, of course, may be extremists out there who do not practice what Jesus taught). Loving those in the LGBT community is what most of us do, but that does not mean that we have to accept their lifestyle.

    • ron jeremy

      you can go there to have your order filled and cooked by Mexicans most of them are catholic LoL and make up most of their staff guess even Christians need cheap labor times are hard “Viva la vigin mary”

  • aqua

    I agree with Dan Cathy about gay marriage, it goes completely against God’s Law, I am not judging gay and lesbian people, that’s their business, but I have to say if you read the Bible you will see it is a sin

    • Nicole

      Very true. People these days have a problem with calling sin, sin. Jesus took care of our sins so just look to him.

  • Bill

    Such a great product and a even better management team! Keep up the good work guys!

  • ray

    More Chick-Fil-a for me and no Homo Depot either. Boycott HOMO DEPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nicole

    Good for Chik-fil-A President standing for what he believes. Nothing wrong with that. It’s amazing to me how people are so quick to call something “hate” just because someone doesn’t endorse their beliefs. Grow up people.

  • Veronica

    I think that as the word teaches you have to stand for Christ and the values He wants us to follow. I back his statement and just as it is “ok” for groups to state their points of view or values–it is the same for him. Just like people recently went after Kirk Cameron for the same thing. It doesn’t mean that they are a hate group but it is not right for “gay” group to put out their opinion but we can’t ours.

  • Pat Savage

    Love Chick Fila. Love their Values. Love what they stand for. Thank you for your boldness. I will make sure to eat there more often.

  • Shayla B

    Way to stand up for something you believe in. I think it’s great that we still have companies around still willing to stand up for God! It does not mean the company dislikes gay people, they just don’t believe in the lifestyle like they don’t believe in any sin! I love you even more Chic-Fil-A

  • olddog

    Cheers to Dan Cathy and his business. I wish more business would adopt his model. I never cease to be amazed at the hypocrisy of those “liberal” groups that preach tolerance as long as it is what they promote but want to deny it to others.

  • Kevin

    Keep it up Chick-Fil-A. The world wants us to be tolerate of their beliefs but refuse to tolerate OUR beliefs. You are setting a good example and I am proud that I had the opportunity to work for your company years ago.

    I personally believe that homosexuality is wrong. I also believe that we are all sinners. Therefore, who am I to judge? So, to me, it’s not as big of a deal as everyone is making it. No one got mad at Chick-Fil-A for this until coming out of the closet was the new fashionable thing to do. I commend them for standing their ground!!!

  • Stacy

    When Dan Carthy was asked, he stated that he was in support of “Traditional marriage”. He did NOT say that he hated the gay community, not did he gay-bash anyone. On the contrary, he merely stated what his personal beliefs are. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought as Americans we are guaranteed the freedom to choose what to believe in! There is a Chick-Fil-A near Hollywood and Highland, where straight/gay people eat AND are employed at! If Carthy does not discriminate against anyone, why the cry to boycott his restaurants? Re-examine your criticisms, then decide who the REAL bigots are.

  • Pat Savage

    Chick Fila is not a “hate group”. They love their God. They love their wives. They have the best customer service of any fast food chain, so they love their customers. Christians who speak out against Gay Marriage are not EVER against those involved, just the act of defying a Holy God who calls homosexuality “an abomination”. Just like my car is not designed to get me across the lake, men are not designed to marry other men. If we legalize gay marriage, how then can we tell child molesters that their love for children is wrong? Both claim they were “born that way” and choice has nothing to do with it.

    • JC

      Seriously? You are going to compare gay marriage to pedophila? One is a relationship between two consenting ADULTS, the other is not.

      Your bigoted views make you look like an idiot.

  • Stan

    If you don’t approve of gay marriage, then you HATE gay individuals! What the….!? Are you kidding World. Here’s the conversation in reverse. Friend A: “Let’s have lunch at Chic-Fil-a!” Friend B: “Oh, I’m sorry. I just don’t eat friend food…” Friend A again: “WHAT!? WHY DO YOU HATE CHIK-FIL-A!?!? You’re a horrible person!” -See how silly that sounds!? I don’t smoke, but I don’t hate smokers. C’mon people. Ttooooooooo much drama! Let’s stop with the ‘Hate’ thing. In fact, the Bible says to “Hate the SIN, but love the sinner”. If you have children, it’s like not wanting them to do drugs, but if they did, are you going to stop loving them!? Do you HATE your kid because you found out they smoked pot!? Of course not.

  • UKFan

    I love how christians are so hypocritical!

    I wont be eating at Chickfila anymore and would ask others to do the same…..
    Zaxby’s here I come!

    • Stan

      What…huh?What in this article is hypocritical. It’s not secret Christians don’t approve of Gay marriage. So what exactly was hypocritical here?

  • Sam

    If there can be pro-gay and lesbian people that protest peacfully, why cant there be anti-gay and lesbian people that protest peacefully?

    This is America, you dont like a resturants political veiws, eat somewhere else.

  • CJ

    If gays were suppose to be from the beginning..than there wouldnt be a need for reproductive sex organs therefore our planet wouldnt be populated and families wouldnt exist
    If they want there own restuarant than they could easily come up with one, To get started Ill help yah with the name Fil-A-Sausage or

  • Lori

    So great to see courage in America!!! Unfortunately, it’s not a common thing! The “land of the free and home of the brave” needs more of both! Mr. Cathy doesn’t hate anyone! He has opinions based on the Bible. It’s ok. In our current P.C. culture, no one has to show tolerence BUT the Christians! Hmmmm – that doesn’t seem right! Serve me some more of that “Chiken”!!!! :) Yummm! :)

  • Betty

    It is a sad world we live. This man is leading his sheep to slaughter. ALL FOR GREED.
    Is the chicken free from all hormone drugs? Do the “Christians” trust so blindly to believe this food is so very healthy?
    It is still fast food.
    If he is such a WONDERFUL Christian he should LOVE as Jesus did. I was taught love NOT hate. Gay or not who cares? IT IS NOT UP TO YOU TO JUDGE!
    The rest of you Christians should believe that too. Otherwise you are GUILTY of not being a true Christian.

    • Stan

      The treatment of animals here is another topic. However, your comment about “hate” is frankly…ignorant. You’re trying to fan a flame that isn’t even an ember. By saying that you don’t want your parents/children/loved ones to do drugs or to steal, does that mean you HATE them? Of course not. He never said Gays are bad people/”I hate them”/are lessor in some form. He simply said he doesn’t approve of two same sex individuals being married. That’s all. YOU used the word “hate”. Want to end hate? Then DO! Stop using the word flipantly.

      Second but along the same lines, he is not JUDGING. He stated his feelings. Even if you don’t believe he is correct biblically, you have to agree that he has a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to state those feelings freely. By ASSUMING that by stating his feelings on a topic that he “hates” and is “judging”, you are actually in fact doing the judging. You are making his mind up for him. He did not use EITHER word. You did…

  • ron jeremy

    eat moor tacos

  • http://Yahoo William

    So this man has to agree with gay and lesbians in order to keep his franchise going. I applaude him and his family for their stand on marriage and to rest on Sunday. America wants to blame everyone else but themselves for the situation this country is in when in fact it is our own fault for neglecting God in order to “Live The American Dream”. If people want to be gay or lesbians then let them do that but don’t try to push your actions off on to others. If you feel you are right in what you are doing then just go with it. We all will see if we were right on The Day Of Our Final Judgement.Amen.

  • Rich

    Can any Christian demonstrate what they believe about God, the Afterlife, etc. to actually be real?


    Yet they want to not only judge people (in the case of homosexuality), but tell them how to live (such as women’s rights), all based on a book that has more contradictions, mistakes, and plain historical errors than you can throw a stone at.
    And speaking of throwing stones, why don’t they get so uptight about people wearing clothes made of two different materials, or working on the Sabbath? Those were listed along with homosexuality as against God’s word.
    It’s this pick-and-choose belief system that discredits Christianity as a coherent religion. If it weren’t for the fear-mongering threats of hell and the ferver of its zealots who liked nothing better than wiping out all non-Christian cultures, it would not be as big as it i today.

    • Stan

      On the contrary there is a TON of SCIENTIFIC proof of the bible. There are the writings of Josephus who was NOT a Christian, yet gives account of jealous and inexplicable events. There has been evidence of chariots at the bottom of the red sea taht could have been those that chased Moses during the parting of the red sea. Ancient cities that were thought to have been made up in the bible were found. The dead sea scolls have been found. There is an alarming amount of proof for unbelievers. Alarming because they’re starting to run out of excuses. But yet YOU, and your sources cannot explain the origins of life. The planet. ALL of the planets. All of the suns. All of the SOLAR SYSTEMS. You want to say that earth was this radical hap chance. Well, it’s happened a lot. There is too much out there to rule out intelligent design. — “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20.

    • chris

      ok you say we xchristians cant prove it .Allright the same gose bacj to you ,what can you do to disprove it .

  • Brother James

    I fully agree with Dan Cathy and the stance of his company “Chick-Fil-A”…
    I see absolutely no “hate” in having an anti-gay marriage attitude.
    I am a Christian and though a solitary monastic…I am convinced
    ..NOT of my own personal attitude..but I am convinced …like
    Dan Cathy and other true Christians, from the BIBLE…both OLD and
    NEw or Renewed Covenants..(“Testaments”)… that the only real
    marriage is between a man and a woman…one man and one woman….
    Sex and marriage are given to human beings solely for procreation and the sustaining of our species. The pleasure derived from the sexual act is secondary…and it is to guarantee the continuation of the act of procreation and human reproduction. The acceptance of “gay” “marriage”…(what an oxymoron !)… will insure that more
    young men and women who might be tempted to that ‘inclination” will
    feel more secure in “experimenting”…and thereby will likely increase the number of people who accept the same-sex lifestyle as their own.
    I harbor nothing that would approach “hate” for same-sex attracted individuals, but “marriage” between two people of the same gender
    makes absolutely no sense to me.
    The real beneficiaries of “gay” “marriage” will be divorce attorneys who are now waiting with “baited breath” for such “marriages” to be legalized… I’d be willing to wager that the divorce rate for
    “married” same sex couples will far surpass the far-too high rate
    of heterosexual couples !

  • Ken

    I fully agree with Dan Cathys position. 1.Homosexuality is sin according to God so he is agreeing with God on the issue. 2.Our constitution guarantees Mr.Cathy the freedom and right to speak his beliefs and convictions openly. If we continue down the road of trying to silence everyone we disagree with our nation is most certainly headed for the ash heap of history. There many I disagree with on a variety of principles and issues but I will defend the right of those with whom I don’t particularly agree or like to speak openly their position.

    Congratulations Mr.Cathy, I hope you will continue to standby your convictions. I will be going out of my way to eat more frequently at Chick-Fil-A more often.

  • Buford Rowe

    GOOD GRIEF!! Several allude to THIS; IF you disagree with somebody (wife, friend, parent…) DOESN’T mean you HATE them!!!

    How can you have a “relationship” IF you refuse to allow the other person to express his opinion!!! For example, some years ago read that a member of Stalin’s military advisory group expressed DISAGREEMENT with one of Stalin’s actions; he was found DEAD the next DAY!!! The conclusion was that he “committed suicide”!!!

    “I” do NOT feel that WORKING on Sunday is a PROBLEM (or SIN), BUT if Mr Cathy feels that way; FINE; and if I “choose” to agree (or submit) to this regulation… that is FINE… would NOT persist in ARGUING would express “my opinion;” but not INSIST; would simply find OTHER employment IF NECESSARY!!! Some years ago; worked with Seventh Day Adventists who PREFERRED NOT working on Saturday”!!! Most traded “assignments” on Saturdays; but some worked; when possible they were assigned to EMERGENCY type situations!!!

    Just “my two cents”!! Do NOT agree with “same sex marriage, etc;” BUT hating (or KILLING) them seems rather EXTREME!!!!

  • Jerry

    I have no problem with the gay lifestyle. I also have no problem with gay couples wanting to marry. If they want, fine by me, who am I to say yes or no. But I also have no problem with Dan Cathy stating his beliefs even if they’re different than my own. We’re all entitled to our own opinion. No one is going to please everybody. Everybody has to be tolerant of differing views. Everybody. I’ll still eat at Chick-fil-a. It’s OK food and a little bit healthy than your typical burger joint.

    • Stan

      Jerry, I’m not sure that you an I would agree on much politically, socially or theologically over a cup of coffee. However, I think this is one of the most intelligent comments made. We will not all agree. In fact, we all have a constitutional right to not agree. Look at the recent news about Brad Pitts Mom, her feelings on both politics and religion and how they VASTLY differ from Brad and Angelina’s. But I bet they all still enjoy a family dinner and give eachother a hug and an “I love you” at the end of the night.

  • Ron

    Way to go Chick-Fil-A for standing up for moral values! I’ll continue to support you. And to all you HATERS of their position, just eat somewhere else. I think they’ll get along just fine without you. And if it weren’t for a traditional relationship between a man and a woman, you HATERS wouldn’t be eating anywhere!.

  • N Jones

    I will Eat Mor Chiken – I have always liked their products, the Christian music that plays in the establishments and the prompt friendly and courteous service. Also I greatly respect the position that the corporation takes and the fact that they will not compromise no matter what. Can’t argue with the success that they are having. Nothing like JC Penney’s current stance and their financials. Think SOMEONE is delivering a message??

  • JC

    In addition to his hatred, you have to think of the product. Chickens are bred to have extremely large breasts and die at 42 days old. Nearly 9 BILLION chickens are killed each year in the U.S. It may be just a chicken sandwich to you but to the chicken, it was his life. :(

    • Stan

      The treatment of animals here is another topic. However, your comment about “hate” is frankly…ignorant. You’re trying to fan a flame that isn’t even an ember. By saying that you don’t want your parents/children/loved ones to do drugs or to steal, does that mean you HATE them? Of course not. He never said Gays are bad people/”I hate them”/are lessor in some form. He simply said he doesn’t approve of two same sex individuals being married. That’s all. YOU used the word “hate”. Want to end hate? Then DO! Stop using the word flipantly.

  • nonxprt

    Well. let’s not eat chik-a-fil. Let’s eat Muslim food. Wait they don’t believe as I do either. Let’s eat Indian food. Oh, crap they worship all life, no burgers. Let’s eat Japanese food. Crap their Imperialists. Need to move to Greece. Crap that’s where it all went bad. Let’s live in America where we have freedom to believe in what we want. You talk of Christians being hypocites but what are you?? Are you brave enough to put your name and business on line to state your opinions? I doubt it. If you don’t like it don’t eat it. That’s your right that’s your freedom. That’s his too.

    • TexasLuisa

      NICE! :-)

  • Marlin

    “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” A promise of Jesus Christ “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The provision of Jesus Christ “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” A promise of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ “…when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire [He will take] vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Another promise of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ.

  • Rose

    I Love his statement Good for him! I agree all the way. Not everyone is alright with the gay lifestyle,& hate has nothing to do with his statement; So if you don’t like the statement eat at home. I love the food and I like this guy even more!

  • TexasLuisa

    I love Chik-Fil-A and good for him for stating bible principles. He is only restating what the Bible states….so, those of you trying to cause a “backlash”…YOU beware! He has nothing to lose…but YOU do (read your Bible)..As for me, going there for lunch today…YUMMY!

  • http://www.zazzle.com/gkrew1* DC

    I like how people always bring the Bible into these arguments. The Bible does not teach that gays should be hated. The Chick-Fil-A President did not say he hated gays.

    • susan

      Your are correct on that one. No one should hate anybody. The BIBLE clearly states that a marriage is between a man and a women and I stand by what Mr. Cathy says. This country has become so leniant on Gay marriage and it’s not right. God loves them but he does not like what they do!! Read the BIBLE!!!

  • Misty

    Saying you don’t support something is not discrimination for all of you professional victims out there! You know the ones, those who scream “it rained on me today because I’m (gay, black, an illegal alien, whatever minority you want to put in here)”. Hey morons, the man is entitled to his opinion, just as you are, the only difference is his opinion doesn’t make him look like a whiny crybaby! You scream that you want tolerance, but then when someone says something you don’t like you show no tolerance! Quote the bible all you want, this is one man’s opinion, and because you don’t like it you cry discrimination! How will his opinion hurt you? he said he doesn’t discriminate against gays in hiring, just that he doesn’t support gay marriage! SO WHAT!!! Grow up and act the way you want others to act, you want me to respect your rights to your own opinions so respect this man’s right to have his! You don’t have to like it or agree with it, but at least respect his right to have an opinion that is different from you! If you want everyone to have the same opinion then fine, let’s do that, let’s all have the same opinion as him! What? That isn’t fair? Well it’s just as fair to demand you have the same opinion as him as it is for you to demand that he have the same opinion as you! I don’t expect you whiny liberals to read or understand this, but maybe you will be able to understand the next line: GROW UP!

    • Leann

      Amen Misty, go get em girl…..

  • susan

    Please people. I was just at a chik-filet last week and it was so crowded there that there was an employee outside directing traffic for the drive thru. Let these people gripe all the want to and if they want to boycott them let them. I can guarantee that the business will not suffer from these people not buying their food and it’s obvious they not read their bibles!!!