Homosexual advocates are expressing outrage after the president of the fast food chain Chick-fil-A once again expressed his disapproval of homosexual marriage, this time remarking on Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Following the release of the decision, Dan Cathy posted comments on Twitter, mourning the outcome of the decision.
“Sad day for our nation,” he wrote. “[The] founding fathers would be ashamed of our generation to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.”
Cathy’s Tweet was later deleted, but some had taken screenshots of the post before it came down. Homosexual advocates then began to offer Tweets of their own, condemning Cathy for once again taking a stand against homosexual “marriage.”
“Dan Cathy is what’s sad,” posted a commenter named Amanda. “Chick-fil-A digs itself deeper…”
“Dan Cathy may be ashamed of our generation, but I am ashamed of him, of Chick-fil-A, and all who tolerate hate,” wrote another simply identified as David.
“Your sandwiches taste like homophobia,” a third blasted.
However, others who learned of Cathy’s statement offered words of support.
“Three cheers for Cathy,” one commenter wrote. “He is not afraid to express his opinion on what is happening in our great nation that our founders would be appalled at.”
“Mr. Cathy is 100% right and he has a right to express his opinion,” stated another. “There needs to be more real men to stand up for what is right and proper. Too bad that America has too few real men that will do that. America is going down really fast. May God bless Mr. Cathy.”
“These people act like it matters what they say or think – and it doesn’t,” wrote a third. “What matters is what the Lord God Almighty has to say about it. His Word has not changed one jot or tittle since first inspired and written. Period.”
Yet, there were also others who expressed disappointment that Cathy had deleted his post.
“[M]y only problem with Dan Cathy is that he deleted his Tweet,” one wrote. “Dan Cathy, please do not be bullied into silence. Do not apologize for your views on homosexuality to the depraved, Godless leftists.”
“If Dan Cathy is a truly prinicipled man, stick by it!” another stated. “Don’t delete just to make a buck.”
The company later released a statement explaining the reason for the deletion.
“Yesterday, President and COO of Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy Tweeted a personal comment upon hearing the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8. Dan recognizes his views do not necessarily represent the views of all Chick-fil-A customers, restaurant owners and employees, so he removed the Tweet to eliminate any confusion,” it wrote. “At Chick-fil-A, we are focused on providing great-tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone.”
As previously reported, Chick-fil-A first came under fire last year following comments that Cathy had made to Baptist Press outlining that he is “very much supporting 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,” he said. “We give God thanks for that.”
According to the Washington Post, Cathy had also stated on a radio broadcast last June that he believed that the promotion of homosexual “marriage” was evoking the wrath of God upon America.
“As it relates to society in general, I think we’re 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,’” he opined. “And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about.”