Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy on Friday made a statement denying reports the company had reversed course on gay marriage.

Former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee posted the statement on his website.

“I talked earlier today personally with Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-Fil-A about the new reports that Chick-Fil-A had capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage. This is not true. The company continues to focus on the fair treatment of all its customers and employees, but to end the confusion gave me this statement,” Huckabee wrote.

“There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-Fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago,” the statement said. “This is incorrect. Chick-Fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been.”

Chicago Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno on Wednesday asserted that he had dropped his opposition to a planned Chick-Fil-A eatery in his ward after the company pledged to no longer fund groups with “political agendas” and promised to include a statement of respect for people of all sexual orientations in an internal memo titled “Chick-Fil-A: Who We Are.”

But the company has refused repeated media requests to confirm Moreno's assertions.

Huckabee came to the aid of the company as it fended off criticism for Cathy saying that gay marriage is “inviting God's judgment on our nation,” organizing the successful August 1 Chick-Fil-A “Appreciation Day.”