Chick-fil-A Executive Denies 'Concessions'

Dan Cathy speaks on recent developments in the ongoing same-sex marriage controversy. Share your thoughts.

The Chick-fil-A controversy continues, with company President Dan Cathy speaking out on recent events that led some to believe that the company was backing off its stance on marriage.

According to the Huffington Post, on Sept. 21, Cathy issued a statement on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s website denying these reports, claiming the company has made no "concessions" to gay marriage supporters.

“There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been," Cathy's statement said.

-- Do you support Chick-fil-A's position? Do you agree with the criticism? Tell us in the comments below.

Huckabee is an ordained Southern Baptist minister who also organized Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Aug. 1, when the company first came under fire nationally for its stance on marriage.

Recently, Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno declared that Chick-fil-A had agreed to cease donations to right-wing groups opposed to same-sex marriage. 

The controversy began over the summer when Cathy, son of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, told a Baptist newsletter that the company was "guilty as charged" of supporting the biblical definition of marriage as begin between a man and a woman.

That drew criticism from supporters of same-sex marriage and those who point out Chick-fil-A's funding of groups that support the company's position on marriage.

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jimmie September 27, 2012 at 01:08 AM
The more dollars to save the traditional family the better!!!
Beene September 27, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Oh, poor Jimmie. Looks like you're alone with the spammer.
harrytaft September 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I agree and support Chick-fil-a's Mr. Candy's stance on gay marriage and life style. If God detests it and calls it an abomination, and I as a Christian support this life style, I'm calling Him a liar. Jesus Christ, Emmanuel...God with us is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The anti-Christ's will never change God's mind, nor my mind, nor Mr. Candy's mind. Stand up for Jesus....Not Satan!
Mac September 27, 2012 at 03:31 PM
@harrytaft Who is Mr. Candy?
Kay Clark September 27, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Harry, you come across as very reasonable and thoughtful. You make a splendid example for your comrades.
jimmie September 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM
i stand for the family!!!
Barbara Fountain September 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM
This is the Cathy family's feelings or opinions....we all have that right! I have mine and you have your's...it has nothing to do with where I choose to eat.
Kay Clark September 28, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Please explain what that means in tagible terms.
Kay Clark September 28, 2012 at 03:44 PM
It does have to do with who I choose to allow to middle man my money to groups that support groundless superstition and oppression of my fellow citizens.
Mommia September 29, 2012 at 04:32 AM
I am in a traditional male/female marriage with two children and a dog. I have not eaten at this restaurant since Mr. Cathy's remarks and learning that so many corporate funds were attributed to anti-gay causes. My daughter asks from time to time, "Mommy, are you still mad at Chick-fil-A?" I answer, "Yes. Imagine being a little girl who has two mommies or two daddies and being told that your family is wrong. That your mommies and your daddies have no right to be your parents. How would you feel?" My five-year-old answers, "I would be sad if Chick-fil-A didn't like my family. It would hurt my feelings." Chick-fil-A is anti-family, not pro family. When two gay people join together to lovingly rear a child, they are as much a family as any hetero-married, single-parent, or divorced household. Chick-fil-A should be ashamed for making little boys and girls with gay parents feel less than deserving of equality. Bullying behavior in my book. I am also saving a ton of money with this position. I used to visit CFA at least 3x/week for breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner, shakes, etc. I miss the food, but I cannot allow my hard earned money to go toward anti-family causes.
Fairlie Poplar September 29, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Who the "H" is Mr. Candy?!?


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