Chick-Fil-A faces backlash over support of traditional family

As word spread on the Internet of Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy’s “guilty as charged” plea to supporting the “biblical definition of the family unit,” backlash against the restaurant chain spread on Twitter.

Cathy’s comments, made to the Baptist Press earlier this week, may have lost the chain customers it never even had as the familiar cries of “hate” poured in.

Chick-Fil-A had its share of defenders as well.

Is it possible not to care either way?

  • rivers

    A word to Ed Helms on the whole Chik-Fil-A, uh, controversy.

  • Donna Horton Graham

    I have always and will continue to support Chick-fil-a every opportunity I get. I approve of their stand on marriage and that Sunday is a day of rest and worship. Thanks Chick-fil-a

  • TugboatPhil

    Having read the interview I didn’t read any type of hate on the part of Mr Cathy. It seems to me that he’s running his business the way he thinks is right.

    I thought that was what America was all about until our President told me that business owners don’t do anything to make their companies successful.

    • Cherry Zero

      C’mon. you know if you if you disagree with a lib you’re full of hate.

      • Amy Wigsmoen

        Or a racist.

    • Brittney Fowler

      Or a nazi….

  • Joel A. Edge

    Definitely gonna be eating at Chick-Fil-A

  • Tucker Latham

    These people are disgusting hypocrites – and bullies, as well.

  • ozconservative

    It’s about time the homo-nazis changed their symbol from a rainbow to one more fitting for their bigotry.

    A pink swastika.

    • Cyborg0012

      One of my fav cites. I specialized in Holocaust History at college and they never talked about this:

      • S H

        Most of them had been purged before the Holocaust so the connection is weak between the two.

  • A Willful Boy

    I would never eat anything from Chik-fil-a. But, I’ll now buy some and give it to the panhandlers outside the mall.

  • ObamaPelosi

    Why are the supporters of homosexuals so hateful? Chick-fil-A CEO has every right to support causes that line up with his beliefs. There are plenty of companies which support homosexuals such as Oreo and JCPenney’s. If people want to boycott certain companies because they disagree with their political beliefs, then they have the right to do that. Don’t eat there if you don’t want, and eat there if you do. But there really is no need for this extreme hate from homosexuals and their supporters. And if you disagree with me, you are a RACIST.

    • Brittney Fowler

      Thats right, he certainly does!!! Everyone else does what they want to do with their money and I applaud him for standing up for Christian beliefs!!!! Haters should just go home…we are not buying into your crap.

    • Cyborg0012

      Read this and you’ll understand:

    • Melanie Morones Walker

      i dont think it’s fair to say that “the supporters of homosexuals [are] so hateful”…just a couple of weeks ago there was all sorts of backlash at JC Penny for naming Ellen Degeneres as one of their spokespeople. i read a ton of hateful tweets/FB comments from “non-supporters of homosexuality” against them and the gay community in general. I believe that everyone has a right to what they believe in and how they want to run a business…but I do have a problem with all the money chik is pouring into suppressing marriage equality. Why not put your money into positive endeavors that don’t involve suppressing others in any way, shape or form. my husband, my son and i will continue to not eat at chik because it doesn’t jive with our beliefs but I have plenty of friends who love them, and that’s their choice…and FYI in no way is this a race issue, just to let you know.

      • S H

        From the other side of the fence this seems like an attack
        on the religious. Using the government to redefine a religious sacrament. The
        left started this as a wedge issue. Religious people clearly will oppose this
        and when they do the progressives can call them names and keep their identity
        groups on the reservation (re: there is no obvious connection between being gay
        and supporting socialism or other discredited economic ideas… so these types of
        wedge issues are important).

        So; that would be why.

        And yes; I’ve seen some republican politicians use it as a wedge
        issue too (and or cynically bring it up around election cycles).

  • JohnnaCal

    I Love Chick-fil-A even more now. I am going to get me some of that today.

    • Cyborg0012

      We did a celebratory dinner with their deluxe combos. Yum.

  • peteee363

    being a religious and god fearing man was also the positive trait of our founding fathers, were they all bigots too?

  • meru

    I’d like to try this stuff out. :3

    • Cyborg0012

      It’s really awesome. The chicken is in a delicious light breading but is so juicy. They are now starting to serve whole wheat buns, which means I can eat there again- avoiding diabetes myself. I don’t know many people who dislike them.

  • quilter56

    I’m pretty sure that Chik-fil-a doesn’t need or want the patronage of the left wing liberals that are extremely intolerant of the views of others if they don’t match their twisted liberal views.

  • Ellen K

    They sell chicken.They sell chicken fried, grilled, in salads and in soups. They sell great tea and shakes (unless you are watching your weight) All their employees answer “It’s my pleasure” to all guests’ requests. It’s one of the healthiest fast food alternatives out there. You can look it up in Eat This, Not That. They provide a stable and better income and benefits than other fastfood giants. They close on Sunday to allow working people to have family time. They serve everyone, even rude people, even angry people. How do I know, my son’s a manager at one in my state. I doubt that Helm or any of the other liberal idiots have ever even been in a ChikFilA which means they don’t have a clue on what it takes to run a small business.

    Why do liberal elites hate working people? Are liberals so ignorant that they don’t think a boycott would impact those students and seniors who need these jobs? Or are the so egocentric that they would rather see people unemployed to prove a point? BTW, for all those who think this is a big deal with ten percent of the population, the official stats are that only three to five percent of the population are gay. Are liberal elites just spouting off this kind of non-issue to give liberal politicians cover? If this company is so bad, where are the stories of people being denied service or jobs?

  • edward cropper

    If Chick-fil-a’s President had touted gay marriage, all these hate mongers bashing him would be dancing in the streets. I ate at Chick occassionally, I will eat there every week
    at least once from now on.

    • Gerhard Noymahn

      I wish there were more Chicks where I live.

  • Glitter

    I love Chick Fil A

  • QuadGMoto

    I go out of my way to eat at Chick-Fil-A because of their pro-family, pro-morality stance. It’s been rare, though, because there isn’t one near me.

    Last night I found out there’s one being opened nearby. I celebrated.

  • Gerard Neumann

    It’s obvious that ‘gays’ are haters. In the extreme.

  • Gerhard Noymahn

    If I’m a home? a phobe because I know what marriage is, then Gays are Rome-a-phobes because they are afraid of the truth the Church teaches. Both cannot be right. I’ll trust the largest charitable organization in the world over a bunch of people that hate as much as those who wish death on their opposition because of what they eat. Right at you Brad. We are slow? We’ll be here long after your lifestyle has let your people die out from not procreating.