Chick-fil-A responds to uproar over anti-gay marriage stance

The company is facing severe backlash after its president and CEO affirmed the company’s support of traditional family. On Thursday, it issued a statement.

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In an interview published this week with the Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy, son of the franchise’s founder, affirmed his company’s stance against same-sex-marriage.

“Guilty as charged,” he said when asked about his position on the topic. “We are very much supportive of the family—the Biblical definition of the family unit.”

He added: “I think we’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”

Negative comments are piling up on Twitter and on the company’s Facebook page—along with a number of statements in support of the chicken chain—and it was among the most-searched topics on Google on Thursday. The controversy even inspired a heavily shared article on how to make “Chick-fil-Gay” sandwiches at home.

On Thursday morning, the company issued a statement on Facebook, in which it vowed to leave the debate over same-sex marriage to the political arena. To wit:

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