Chick-fil-A CEO stirs up controversy for gay marriage tweet
Dan Cathy tweets about DOMA ruling
Last Updated: 160 days ago
The CEO of fast food chain Chick-fil-A has landed himself back in hot water for more controversial comments made on gay marriage.
Dan Cathy posted a message on Twitter in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, according to the Huffington Post.
It read, “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.”
Cathy later deleted the tweet. A company spokesman sent this response, “Dan Cathy, like everyone in this country, has his own views. However, Chick-fil-A is focused on providing great-tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone,” said Jerry Johnston.
This isn’t the first time Cathy has created controversy, last year he said his company supported the “biblical definition” of marriage. It led to boycotts of Chick-fil-A by gay rights groups, along with rallies in support of his statement.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.