The game of political chicken continues. Dan Cathy, CEO of fast-food pollo peddler Chick-fil-A, first ignited national uproar this summer when he took an anti-gay-marriage stance in an interview, sparking a boycott, a counterboycott, and ceaseless debate about religion, politics, and chicken. Now, in his first interview since the controversy, Cathy voiced his support of “biblical families” while sidestepping direct comment about the gay-marriage debate. “Families are very important to our country,” he told Atlanta’s NBC 11. “And they’re very important to those of us who are concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage.” Yes, our fried-chicken heritage.
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