Gay rights advocates were surprised Thursday that the president of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has taken a public position against same-sex marriage.
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family unit.
According to USA Today, Chick-fil-A released a statement saying it has a history of applying biblically-based principles to its business, such as keeping its stores closed on Sundays:
"Service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign who's an advocate for same-sex-marriage, said Thursday that Chick-fil-A "has finally come clean" after cloaking its positions for years.
If Cathy's stance on same-sex marriage doesn't change he may see a dramatic decrease in sales. We're already figuring out a way to make our own delicious waffle fries!