A couple of weeks ago, Chick-fil-A's president/CEO Dan Cathy was quoted during a radio interview saying in regard to the issue of gay 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." ... 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.
It's hardly breaking news that Chick-fil-A's corporate leaders are against gay marriage (in 2009 the company reportedly donated roughly $2 million to anti-gay groups), but never before had Cathy been so vocal about his company's stance in regard to the issue. Naturally, battle lines have been drawn in response to the announcement. Many are boycotting the franchise, and some mayors have asked the company not to bring the restaurant to their city. On the other hand, conservative leaders such as Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have rallied for a counter-protest on behalf of Chick-fil-A.
Having been a frequent consumer of Chick-fil-A during my college days (and occasionally at their super-secret location on NYU's campus), I can personally attest to the fact that it's delicious, so much so that frankly, I can't help but feel slightly hesitant to give it up, despite the fact that I hold views that are apparently diametrically opposed to those of Chick-fil-A's corporate leadership on the issue of gay marriage.