Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy claims his company does not have an anti-gay policy.

Cathy was on hand this week for the opening of a new store in San Antonio, Texas.

In an interview with San Antonio Fox affiliate Fox 29, Cathy responded to the backlash against earlier comments he had made, including defending his company's support of groups opposed to marriage equality.

“I think 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,'” Cathy said on the Ken Coleman Show. “And 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.”

On Monday, Christian publication the Baptist Press quoted Cathy as saying “guilty as charged” in response to being asked about his company's record supporting anti-gay groups.

Between 2003 and 2010, Chick-Fil-A gave nearly $5 million to groups opposed to gay rights, according to Equality Matters.

In San Antonio, Cathy was asked, “What do you say to the [customers] who don't feel comfortable going to your business anymore?”

“Well we want them to know in a statement directly from me is, hey, we appreciate everybody. Everybody's welcome to come here. And we want to make sure we maintain a policy of hospitality. And would ask those who would take statements that they cut those up and slice them up into some things that have not been said. We don't have an anti-gay or anti-anything policy or attitude toward anybody that's out there. They're all welcome to come and be with us. And we support the family and we support those that are going to make our families strong and keep our nation strong, too,” Cathy answered.

A Chick-Fil-A spokesman also pivoted on the issue, saying in a statement that “going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”