What constitutes a violation of Twitter’s terms of service and what passes as parody remains a mystery to most of us. However, fake retweets are bad business all around. The fake tweet above obviously isn’t from the folks at Chick-fil-A, but that hasn’t stopped nearly 170 people so far from retweeting it.

https://twitter.com/saidbylauren/status/230068972882632705

Uncovering Chick-fil-A’s legitimate statement on the company’s views isn’t difficult.

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

In the meantime, is it too much to ask that Chick-fil-A be allowed to speak for itself in the debate? Or are the company’s opponents too chicken?

(Hat tip: Tavish Misra)

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