Former Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has come out in support of Chick-Fil-A, saying he doesn't believe the company president's recent comments to be anti-gay.

Thomas made his remarks in a Facebook post.

“I stand with Chick-fil-A,” the MVP of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals wrote.

“Chick-Fil-A is privately owned by the Cathy family. The company president, Dan Cathy, drew the wrath of gay rights advocates and supporters when he made recent statements that some have alleged are anti-gay,” Thomas added.

Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy unleashed a firestorm of controversy when he said gay marriage is “inviting God's judgment on our nation.” He pivoted in a subsequent interview, insisting “we don't have an anti-gay or anti-anything policy or attitude toward anybody that's out there.” Between 2003 and 2010, Chick-Fil-A gave nearly $5 million to groups opposed to gay rights, according to Equality Matters.

(Related: Rick Santorum defends Chick-Fil-A from Thomas Menino, Rahm Emanuel attacks.)

According to, Thomas, who is currently taking a break from the NHL, has previously donated to Freedom Works, a tea party group.