Chick-fil-A, the popular fast food chain in the US specializing in chicken entrees, has stopped denying that it has an anti-gay agenda when it comes to marriage equality.
Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy said in an interview with the Baptist Press this week that the company is ‘guilty as charged’ when it comes to its opposition to gay marriage.
‘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 company has denied in the past that it has an anti-gay agenda.
The watchdog group Equality Matters reported earlier this month that the chain donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2010 through its charitable arm called WinShape.
WinShape was created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy in 1984. According to IRS forms, it gave more than $2 million to anti-gay groups between 2003 and 2009.
Chick-fil-A in based in Georgia and has 1,614 restaurants in 39 states and the District of Columbia and has for its slogan ‘Eat mor chikin.’