Chick-fil-A President Slams Supreme Court Rulings as "Sad Day" For U.S., Deletes Tweet

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After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy was not happy.

The Wall Street Journal Cathy reported that Cathy Tweeted, then quickly removed, an anti-gay marriage statement following the landmark DOMA verdict.

D. Cathy Tweet

The Chick-fil-A exec called it a "sad day" for the U.S. and that the "founding fathers would be ashamed" at such disregard for the "cornerstone of strong societies."

The court ruled that DOMA, which barred the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex unions, even in states where gay marriage is legal, is unconstitutional.

Following the decision, the SCOTUS also dismissed Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, clearing the way for gay marriage in that state.

Cathy, who famously made headlines last summer for saying his company supports the "biblical definition" of marriage, quickly voiced his displeasure.

In a statement Thursday, a spokesperson for the fast-food restaurant discussed the company's stance, but wouldn't directly comment on Cathy's tweet.

"Dan Cathy, like everyone in this country, has his own views. However, Chick-fil-A is focused on providing great-tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone," Jerry Johnston said.

Later in the day, Johnston reached out to The Huffington Post and confirmed that Cathy did in fact post the above Tweet, and then pulled it, explaining:

"He realizes his views don’t represent the views of all customers, restaurant owners and employees and doesn’t want to distract them from providing a great restaurant experience."

Given the lengths the famed chicken joint has gone to distance itself from any discrimination, it's no surprise he realized that - albeit 10 minutes too late.

Chick-fil-A reiterated that its only mission is to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect" regardless of "belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender." 

We have no doubt this is true. Nevertheless, its CEO has once again linked his restaurant's name to one of the most polarizing political issues around.

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Dan Cathy...aka another HOMOPHOBIC IDIOT on a huffin'-and-a-puffin' rampage. LOL!!!!!

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Yes... The founding fathers would be ashamed of liberty....

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It is a sad day! It's not a civil issue its moral and nobodys opinion is going to change.

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@ True

When it comes to the State recognizing and legalizing gay marriage, it IS a civil issue dumbass! You can continue to have your bible thumping "morals", but you don't have the right to FORCE them on the rest who don't believe in the invisible man in the sky! Get over it already!

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@ Tori

Actually, the "forcing" is being done from the GLBT through the courts instead of thru the CONSTITUTIONALLY appropriate vote. Grow up both in your knowledge and attitude.

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@ Tori

Look you atheist skank! In opinions it is a MORAL ISSUE-DIPSHIT! I realize you soulless idiots don't believe in a damn thing -ONLY YOUR OWN PERSONAL SATISFACTION and no matter what this WEAK ASS Supreme court decision it will not change anything as far as who doesn't want any part of you! So keep picketing Chick Fil A like a bunch of supid clown acts! Your 6% of America will still be a freak show in the eyes of so so so so many.

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@ True

Read this type of attitude is what makes it a sad day.

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Dan Cathy might want to call Paula Deen and see what she thinks. Dan..remember you have a lot of employees counting on you. Be careful.

David-white

Until I'm asked if I want some dick with my sandwich, what Dan Cathy believes doesnt concern me, He doesnt refuse service to anyone, When he does, then I will stop occasionally eating there. I'm not religious, but some of the men I respected most were the Catholic priests in the army. They never tried to convert me, they just asked of my well-being and if there was anything I needed. I support gays and Dan Cathy doesnt, Until I try to rape him or he tries to beat me christian, we dont have a problem.

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He is nothing but a dumb racist hillbilly.