Chick-fil-A’s president and CEO Dan Cathy believes marriage is the union between one man and one woman — no more, no less.
Cathy said that by redefining marriage, “we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
For this, liberals vilified him and his business. But Chick-fil-A continues to do brisk business. In fact, New York City seems to love the place:
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) May 7, 2016
Chick-fil-A opened three restaurants in New York City and plans to build more. Mayor Bill de Blasio is encouraging New Yorkers to boycott the franchise. From Christian Headlines:
“I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right,” he said, according to FoxNews.com.
“This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. … It is outrageous that Chick-fil-A is quietly spreading its message of hate by funding these types of organizations,” de Blasio continued.
Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy acknowledged that he is “Guilty as charged” because he does hold traditional views toward marriage and opposes gay marriage.
“Can you imagine a city where a popular, successful business is singled out and attacked by the mayor who calls for a boycott—all because the business owners let it be known that they operate by Christian principles and believe in God’s definition of marriage?” Franklin Graham wrote on his Facebook page. “Doesn’t this sound like bullying, intolerance, and discrimination? All because someone won’t roll over to the LGBT agenda.”