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Chick-fil-A president deletes anti-gay marriage tweet

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy

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Click to see a screen capture of the tweet before it was removed.

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy took to Twitter following Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

The tweet, however, was deleted shortly after it went public. It read: "Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies."

Chick-fil-A released a statement after it hit the social stratosphere.

"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," the company said.

Last summer, Cathy made a comment that Chick-fil-A is "very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit." The comments caused a backlash against the company.

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Bufordite 10 months ago

There is nothing inflammatory about Mr Cathy's statement.
And as far as the "backlash against the company" experienced last summer does anybody remember the Chick Fil A Appreciation Day?

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NewsReader 10 months ago

This is an outrage! I am so upset by Mr. Cathy's comments, I'm going to do like I did last time there was such a controversy, and drive over there and buy a Chick-fil-A sandwich! GDP, your attempt to "stir the pot" is seriously pathetic! It really speaks volumes, not to mention how cowardly you omit the name of the author. How convenient! You really do stand behind what you say don't you? LOL!

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Say_that_again 10 months ago

Oh how funny. It is so easy to manipulate the American anti gay Taliban. Mr. Cathy is not stupid, this was nothing more than a publicity stunt to get Chick-fil-A some publicity. By posting the comment then removing the comment, they obviously are playing both sides.

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suedehead 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Southern Lady? Not where I come from. Nice clean link ya posted there with the F-bomb in it. Guess GDP's stop moderating this story.

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Sthrnldy 9 months, 3 weeks ago

LOL! So .... you are calling me out for Alec Baldwin's use of the F-word? He is the owner of that anti-gay rant. Since you are shootin' the messenger sounds like you approve his message!

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Gundoctor1 10 months ago

Just another reason to go and patronize a great organization. Dan and the Green family of Hobby Lobby should be applauded.

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Veryconcernedcitizen 10 months ago

This is America baby! The land where rappers can stomp all over the stars and stripes and no one notices, but an old southern lady used the N word years ago and she just about has her citizenship revoked. You're next Dan Cathy!

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suedehead 9 months, 4 weeks ago

I like Paula, but she should have known better than to suggest a "Southern Plantation" style wedding with an all-black staff to anyone other than her closest circle. Would you express that desire in front of a black employee or co-worker? How many black folks you know like GWTW? lol She'll be fine, but she really needs to fire her PR team. Fortunately for her, America loves to tear 'em down, then bring 'em back.

I may not agree with Mr. Cathy, but we all have a right to our opinions. I just equate marriage with love, committment and stability rather than soley the religious aspect. If two people want to commit to building a life together, who am I to say it's wrong? Why shouldn't ALL couples wanting to commit to each other be afforded the same rights and benefits?

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Mack711 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Until you stop these rappers using the N word in their music and other terms that offend some then and only then will you have harmony in this country. There is a double standard that says you do it my way or we will destroy you, laws or no laws. Mr. Cathy has every right to speak his mind, we do not have to agree with him but at least let him speak and be heard. If you do not like the message then do not support him. First amendement rights.

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Veryconcernedcitizen 9 months, 4 weeks ago

God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!

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suedehead 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Wow, that's original.

I thought God created everything. Adam, Eve, Steve, etc. I don't believe he created marriage though. Wasn't that really more of a business deal between a man and some poor girls' father where she and her dowry became the man's property? Kind of like slavery? Still living by that rule, are ya?

Does the concept of separation of church and state mean anything to you? Marriage is a legal contract in addition to being a religious committment. Allowing equal marriage in no way affects your religious beliefs about marriage. In the end, it's about the same thing: committment and stability.

BTW, before the "sanctity of marriage" argument is thown in, how about you guys first work on the high divorce rate of straight couples. I sure don't see anyone rushing to outlaw, or even curtail, that issue.

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Ashley 9 months, 3 weeks ago

"separation of church and state". Where do you get this from? I see no words in our constitution nor in any amendment to the document.

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Haughton 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Cathy's intent may never be known. He probably took the opportunity of DOMA being struck down and the Paula Deen disaster to prove some points --- and yes free publicity that he knew mainstream media could not resist.

Paula Deen has been tried, convicted and sentenced by the the media --- with only one real side being told and a lawsuit that may never make it to court. She may be done nationally, but regionally she will be fine. People outside the South can't get enough of Paula Deen. They like to rip the South apart for our past, but come here to vacation and spend money on the allure of our culture. I saw buried stories yesterday of many black employees defending her, brisk Amazon sales on her books, and Foodnetwork getting backlash along with her recipes getting record hits. Just look at Martha Stewart and she was sent to the big house. Paula Deen will be fine, Chick-fil-A is proof of that.

We (collectively) must send a message to the so-called media in this country that we have had enough. The news needs to be real, not manufactured for one side against another. The media has fueled our hatred for one another. I certainly am guilty of letting the media tell me what to think. When a Paula Deen becomes just as important to the media as historic Supreme Court rulings --- America we have a problem. This week should be a wake up call for all of US.

Off my soapbox --- have a good weekend!

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Say_that_again 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Could it be that the food network decided not to renew because her recipes were unhealthy food choices? Maybe all this was to cover up the real reason for her termination and allow her to entice racist to dine at her restaurants. Not beyond the scope since you admit that Cathy's intent may well have been publicity. Isn't it strange how these people use adverse publicity to build their business with bigots. As for real news, it is obvious that it is cheaper to pound to death sensationalism than to do real investigative reporting. As long as profit is the motive, the media will provide what their audience wants, even if it is full of falsehoods to reinforce the irrational positions of anti-science and bigotry. If only we could require any network with "news" as a part of their name to deliver at least 50% new material as the label suggests. Maybe require them to have a name that better describes the program lineup, for instance FOX News could be more properly named "Republican Advocacy Television" or RAT for short. Then viewers would understand what to expect. Please, I look forward to suggestions for renaming other networks.

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