Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said in a Baptist Press article that the Atlanta-based restaurant chain is “guilty as charged” in its support of traditional marriage.
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said in the article. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
While Cathy’s comments are causing a social storm, this is not the first time Chick-fil-A has come under fire for opposing same-sex marriage. Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation has been criticized for reportedly not admitting gay couples to marriage counseling.
Cathy admitted to the Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A’s stance may cost the company some customers.
“We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles,” he said.