Chick-Fil-A Sparks Uproar

    Customer Christopher Chen wears a hat with the Chick-fil-A Inc. cow mascot during the grand opening of the company's restaurant in Costa Mesa, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 26, 2012. 100 lucky customers who camped out for over 24 hours received coupons good for a year's worth of free meals. Costa Mesa's first Chick-fil-A restaurant is one of 96 locations the chain plans to open across the country in 2012, creating nearly 7,000 new jobs according to the company. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images


    Bigotry can come from the greasiest places. Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy has broken his silence over allegations that his company is antigay. The fast-food chain came under criticism this month after a report published earlier this month by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010.  “Guilty as charged,” Cathy said in an interview with the Baptist Press. "We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said.  “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." Chick-Fil-A’s stance has sparked activism at schools like Northeastern University, where plans to open the chain on campus were canceled after students protested.

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