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07/31/2012

Chick-fil-A repeats same talking points, this time on main website

by Jeremy Hooper

Recently posted to Chick-fil-A.com:

201207311216 [Chick-fil-A.com]

More of the same. Of course no one with the company has dared to answer the ONLY QUESTION that really matters, which is: "Does the Cathy family (i.e. the main profiteers from this fast food chain) agree that gay people are invoking God's wrath through our marriages?"

DAN CATHY, president and COO of Chick-fil-A:"It's very clear in Romans chapter 1, if we look at society today, we see all the twisted up kind of stuff that's going on. Washington trying to redefine the definition of marriage and all the other kinds of things that we go—if you go upstream from that, in Romans chapter 1, you will see that because we have not acknowledged God and because we have not thanked God, that we have been left victim to the foolishness of our own thoughts, and as result, we are suffering the consequences of a society and culture who has not acknowledged God or not thanked God—he's left us to a deprived mind. It's tragic and we live in a culture of that today.""

AUDIO SOURCE: Dan Cathy event at Hope Community Church [Vimeo]

DAN CATHY: (1:05)"…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' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about"

AUDIO SOURCE: Dan Cathy [Ken Coleman Show]

With this latest round, that's all I've ever cared about. Does Dan Cathy truly believe this, is it reflective of the company, and, if so, why should LGBT and supportive consumers continue to give this chain money. Sure, they will take the money, obviously. But that matter of commerce doesn't answer the question of how that commerce will be used once it's put into the Cathy family's coffers.

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