Regardless of where one stands on social and political issues, there are two facts that most can agree on when it comes to Chick-fil-A: The fast-food chain cooks up delicious chicken dishes and -- controversy.
Earlier this summer, proponents and opponents of the company's stance on traditional marriage came out of the woodwork in shows of both protest and support. But last weekend -- after months of relative silence from Chick-fil-A -- president Dan Cathy made his Biblical views on marriage known, once more.
In his first interview since the furor over his stance on gay marriage captivated headlines, Cathy told WXIA-TV's Matt Pearl that Chick-fil-A supports "Biblical marriage." The controversial comment was made during an event at the Cathy family ranch. While the company's president was initially careful with his words, he ended up reiterating a claim similar to the one that sparked the initial controversy.
"Families are very important to our country," Cathy said. "And they're very important to those of us who are concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage."
It is his next statement that will likely cause additional angst.
"We support Biblical families, and they've always been a part of that."
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The original controversy commenced when Cathy was asked about the company's support of the traditional family unit in an interview over the summer.
"Guilty as charged," he said when asked about this subject by the Baptist Press. "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."