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Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan Cathy has never been too shy about his staunch adherence to old-school Christian values and his support of what Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon describes as “traditional, penis-vagina marriage”—Salon also recently ranked the always-closed-on-Sunday chicken chain number one on its list of top-five right-wing food companies.
In an interview last week with the Baptist Press, Cathy went a bit smug when asked about the company’s well-publicized stance on “traditional family.”
“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.”
And can you believe it? The comments didn’t go over too well.