With a political volley between those that support same sex marriage and those that are in opposition, Chick Fil A played the media like a fine violin. Days ago Mike Huckabee pronounced a Chick Fil A Day driving hordes of chicken sandwich eaters through each store in what many viewed as a vote against same sex marriage.
Today political shots were fired back as nationally LGBT groups rallied at local Chick Fil A locations to make their statement by protesting peacefully, setting up kissing booths and picketing.
Whichever side of the issue you may stand, Chick Fil A CEO Dan Cathy wishes for you to know he will take his profits and funnel them to groups that have vowed to fight same sex marriage, to the tune of millions of dollars.
We spoke to Cathy a year ago and he stated, “We know a lot of people on the Gay and Lesbian side of this issue that have been hurt deeply, and on many occasions. It is very regrettable. I believe even those that believe in traditional family values have often have a harsh, a bitter and even an antagonistic spirit that is uncalled for”.
The CEO went on to say, “I am thankful for the opportunity to debate this issue but in a civil way. At Chick Fil A our place in society is one of hospitality. We want to welcome all people. This debate is for the politicians and the families to have. Our role is hospitality, and that is something you roll out to everybody”.
It would appear that Cathy had a change of heart.