Okay, let’s see if we can get this sorted out:
"We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” Cathy said.
Cathy also said the following [via Ken Coleman Show]:
I think we're inviting God's judgment when we shake our fist at him, you know? “We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.”
And I pray on God's mercy on our generation, that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try and redefine what marriage is all about.
For a company that voluntarily closes on Sundays and donates millions of dollars to Christian charities, Cathy’s stance on the issue shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
But it did.
Chick-fil-A’s Facebook page quickly filled up with messages of protest, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has vowed to block them from opening an eatery in his city, and The Muppets have broken off ties with the company.
However, the company isn't entirely alone. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee applauded Cathy's remarks and declared August 1st national “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
But in response to Gov. Huckabee, an anti-Chick-fil-A group has now declared August 3rd "National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A" day [yeah, we know, this is getting pretty silly]:
“Unless you've been living under a rock this week you'll have noticed that Chick Fil A has officially come out against the LGBTQ community,” the protest’s Facebook page reads.
“In honor of their support for love, equality, and the real definition of family, we're holding a NATIONAL Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A's around the country. So grab a friend (or 20) and head out to your nearest Chick Fil A!” it adds.
Because what better way to bring about understanding and acceptance than to storm a public establishment and furiously make out?
Photo courtesy: Chris Ritter
Final thought: We're finding this whole "tolerance" thing slightly confusing. If we understand the situation correctly, people are mad at Chick-fil-A because, they say, the company is "intolerant" of the LGBT community. This is unacceptable because "intolerance" is bad. Therefore, we must be intolerant of Chick-fil-A's "intolerance" because, again, "intolerance" is bad.
This story has been updated.