Chick-fil-A Supporters Respond to Attacks Over Gay Marriage Comments
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- 2012 Jul 25
Conservative radio and TV host Mike Huckabee and the National Organization for Marriage are calling on people to eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, July 25, to support Dan Cathy, the company's president, who has come under fire and boycott threats by gay activists for saying in recent interviews that he supported traditional marriage, the Christian Post reports. "Imagine if folks all across the country united together in support of heroes like Dan and Truett Cathy that stand for strengthening marriage and family!" wrote Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. "Imagine how clearly that message would be heard across the nation if Chick-fil-A reported record sales this Wednesday! Please join me this Wednesday in supporting this courageous company, while at the same time sending a powerful message to every individual and every company with the courage to stand for marriage." Chick-fil-A was founded by S. Truett Cathy in 1967; he and his family are devout Christians, and Dan Cathy says they operate their organization according to biblical principles.