Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, is “disappointed” his presentation with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and Focus St. Louis was canceled because of the company’s anti-gay support. The “decision was based on some inaccurate, really inaccurate information,” he says. “They could have called us to verify some of the comments that were made. But for some reason, they chose only to hear one perspective. And that is unfortunate.” Oh Dan, there you go confusing supporting anti-gay groups with what you believe to be an “open to everyone” position. And with Duke University “reviewing” its relationship with the restaurant chain, and students at North Carolina State University figuring out if they want to push the chicken bigots off campus, what excuse will Cathy find for why college kids suddenly don’t want to eat mor’ chikin? Probably because they’re being indoctrinated by academia’s radical lefties.
“We’re a restaurant that has a hospitality that says we’re here to embrace everyone who wants to come and be part of Chick-fil-A,” says Cathy after being canceled on. “We have a whole spectrum of team members that work with us who are part of the gay and lesbian community. They know as employees of Chick-fil-A that they are welcomed, they are embraced, and they are part of the Chick-fil-A family. So to be identified with some sort of hate group that has a political agenda — that is not Chick-fil-A at all.”
If only there was an easy way for Chick-fil-A to get back into the good graces of America’s gays. Oh, wait, there is: Stop affiliating yourselves with “some sort of hate group.”