Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy says the company's donation to an anti-gay marriage group is not an endorsement of its values.

Cathy responded to the controversy in a video posted on the company's Facebook page.

After gay website blogged about the chicken restaurant's sponsorship of a marriage seminar closely associated with the anti-gay marriage group Pennsylvania Family Institute, the group scrubbed Chick-Fil-A's participation off the website promoting the one-day event.

“Heartfelt hospitality is at the core of Chick-Fil-A,” Cathy says in the two-minute-twenty-seven-second video message.

“Some recent events have called into question the principles of Chick-Fil-A and speak directly to the heart of our organization.”

“Last week, one of our local franchise Chick-Fil-A operators in Pennsylvania made the decision to provide food to two upcoming February events billed to strengthen marriages. Marriage has long been a focus of Chick-Fil-A, starting with my own mom and dad, who are celebrating their sixty-third year of marriage.”

“In this case, the operator simply agreed to provide sandwiches and brownies for the events, as many Chick-Fil-A franchisees have done over the years.

“Let me be clear, Chick-Fil-A serves all people and values all people.”

“Providing food to these events, or any event, is not an endorsement of the mission, political stance or motives of this or any other organization. Any suggestion otherwise is just inaccurate,” Cathy adds.

Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, echoed a similar sentiment.

Geer said the restaurants were simply trying to “be good neighbors.”

“We didn't even get any money,” Geer told the Christian Post.

Geer went on to chide the gay media – specifically mentioning and On Top Magazine – for suggesting that Chick-Fil-A's corporate office supported the event.

“Geer expressed 'disappointment' at online publications that would try to taint the meaningful event,” the Christian Post wrote.