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Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Marriage? CEO's Comments Cause Flap

The restaurant CEO said his business supports the 'biblical definition of the family unit,' causing an online controversy.

Lunch lines seem just as long at Florida's restaurants, even though the chain is under fire for comments CEO Dan Cathy made in an interview with the Baptist Press.

In the interview, Cathy described his support for "the biblical defintion of the family unit," reports the Los Angeles Times.

“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives,” Cathy said in the interview with Baptist Press.

The article noted that the popular restaurant chain trains workers “to focus on values rooted in the Bible.” Chick-fil-A's across the country are closed on Sundays for the Sabbath.

Several online bloggers wrote that Cathy's comments shows that the restaurant chain's leader is anti-gay marriage. The Los Angeles Times article reported about the online flap in an article headlined: "Is Chick-fil-A anti-gay marriage? 'Guilty as charged,' leader says."

Equality Matters, which support gay rights, issued a report examining donations by the restaurant company. In 2010, the company gave nearly $2 million to Christian-based groups that oppose homosexuality, according to Equality Matters.

Chick-fil-A has restaurants across Florida, including the .

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Gary Scott July 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM
why do people keep getting their panties in a wad when someone says their anti-gay I don't understand. The bible says without a doubt homosexuality is wrong and your going to hell if your gay plain and simple there is no gray area.We christians should be the ones in an uproar when you have your gay day parades and strut around in your rainbow clothes. Think about where you wanna go when Christ comes back.
David July 19, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Good for him. Finding someone who is not afraid of standing for what he believes is vastly missing in our modern world.
CC July 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Gald that he backs up his beliefs with actions. Too many Christians in this world that feel like if they pracitice what they preach they will be labeled as haters. Anyone calling a devout Christian a hater plainly shows they have never read the Bible, only memorized the talking points put out by the love and tolerance filled (please not the HEAVY sarcasm) atheist groups. We are all sinners and no one sin is judged more harshly than another. We are not called to hate based sin, but to love every single person regardless of thier sin and try to bring every single person to Christ Jesus. This does not mean however that we are to be accepting and blind to sin.

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