Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy recently said
he'll leave the issue of gay marriage to politicians.
In the summer of 2012, Cathy created a
firestorm of controversy for saying that marriage equality is
“inviting God's judgment on our nation” and conceding that his
company gave millions to anti-equality groups.
Fox News' Mike Huckabee organized a
successful day of support for Chick-fil-A to counter pro-equality
supporters protesting at Chick-fil-A locations. Last year, he
criticized two rulings in support of marriage equality handed down by
the Supreme Court.
In a recent interview with The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dan Cathy said he won't be weighing
in on the subject anymore.
His decision prompted a backlash from
social conservatives, who accused him of “selling out.”
Dan Cathy has “sold out” gay marriage foes, Peter LaBarbera
story published Wednesday, Cathy reiterated his decision, saying:
“All of us become more wise as time goes by. We sincerely care
“I'm going to leave it to politicians
and others to discuss social issues,” he added.