Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy deleted a tweet criticizing two Supreme Court rulings related to gay marriage.

The high court released the decisions on Wednesday. Together they mean that California will become the 13th state, plus the District of Columbia, to allow gay nuptials, and that the federal government must recognize those unions.

“Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies,” Cathy messaged.

Cathy took down the tweet. In a prepared statement, the fast-food eatery explained why.

“He realized his views didn't necessarily represent the views of all customers, restaurant owners and employees and didn't want to distract them from providing a great restaurant experience,” the company said.

Last July, Cathy created a firestorm of controversy when he defended his company's support of groups opposed to marriage equality and described supporters as “arrogant.”

“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 in an interview 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.”

The backlash – which included condemnations from several politicians, boycotts and protests – touched off a conservative campaign in support of Chick-fil-A, culminating in “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”