In case there was any question, Chick-fil-A's president confirmed in a September 29 interview with a local Atlanta television station that his company's philosophy is to “support Biblical families.” Months after Dan Cathy's public comments on the importance of the “biblical definition of the family” prompted an all-out assault on the franchise by homosexual activists, Cathy told the NBC affiliate that families “are very important to our country. And they're very important to those of us who are concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage. We support Biblical families, and they've always been a part of that.”
Last July Cathy said that he and the management of Chick-fil-A were “guilty as charged” in their support “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.” The comments enraged homosexual activists, who saw it as a direct challenge to their militant efforts to normalize homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.”
They were further angered when Cathy appeared on the syndicated Ken Coleman Show, offering a somber warning concerning the nation’s increasingly errant attitude about biblical marriage. “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,’” Cathy said. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we should have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”
Several homosexual groups launched a nationwide campaign against the franchise, encouraging individuals not only to boycott the restaurant chain, but to demand that their communities bar Chick-fil-A from opening restaurants in neighborhoods and on college campuses.
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