Sunday, July 29, 2012 2:43 PM
The founder of Chik-fit-et did NOT condemn gay marriage. He didn't even say anything about gay marriage. His statements have been blown way out of proportion.
This is what he said, when asked if Chik-fil-et was pro-family:
"Well, guilty as charged," said Cathy when asked about the company's position.
"We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.
"We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy emphasized.
( http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38271 )
Note that the words "gay marriage" or "homosexuality" don't play in there. He didn't say "I think gay marriage should be illegal." He didn't say "I don't want gay people in our restaurants." He didn't even say "I oppose gay marriage." He said that they support traditional marriage.
(Incidentally, note the "and we are married to our first wives" -- the fact that they're anti-divorce hasn't even made it into the public debate at all.)