Dan Cathy’s Anti-Marriage Statement Contradicts His Claim That Chick-Fil-A Doesn’t Have A Political Agenda

Chik-Fil-A President Dan Cathy recently reiterated his—and his company’s—stance against gay rights, saying the fast-food chain supported “the biblical definition of the family unit.”

We’ve long known about Cathy’s bigotry, which extend into corporate policy on not hiring or discriminating against LGBT employees, and making contributions to anti-gay organizations via its Winshape Foundation.

But he’s rarely spoken so openly about it: In an interview with the Baptist Press, Cathy says Chick-fil-A is “guilty as charged” when it comes to actively opposing marriage equality.

“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.”

This seems to be a new bold openness from Cathy, who previously denied the poultry shack was anti-gay:

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. 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.”

Oddly, Cathy doesn’t consider Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Pennsylvania Family Institute or Exodus International—all of which have received money from Chick-fil-A—to have “a political agenda.”

If we can’t believe you about your views, Mr. Cathy, how can we trust what you put in your chicken?