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Two years after making headlines by publicly opposing gay marriage, Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, admits it was a mistake for he and his company to take a position on the issue.
Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make,” Cathy said. “And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you’re just a fool. I’m thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it.

In an interview with Leon Stafford for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cathy doesn’t apologize for his previous public stance against gay marriage and, in fact, confirms that his personal position on same-sex marriage remains unchanged.

I think the time of truths and principles are captured and codified in God’s word and I’m just personally committed to that,” he said. “I know others feel very different from that and I respect their opinion and I hope that they would be respectful of mine.

Rather, Cathy concedes that his public opposition of gay marriage was bad for business.

Consumers want to do business with brands that they can interface with, that they can relate with,” Cathy said. “And it’s probably very wise from our standpoint to make sure that we present our brand in a compelling way that the consumer can relate to.”
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The history with Chick-fil-A has so many twists and turns and "retractions" that I think a week or two should be given before any unhatched chicks are counted...

It's not the only story on this situation though. There is the issue of Chick-fil-A's choice of donation targets.
Some accounts claim that they dramatically reduced their donations to anti-LGBT groups in 2012.
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I hope the gay community starts bitchin' 'bout Chick-fil-A again. Last time they did that, Chik-fil-A saw record sales and business.

As for charity, unless they're donating to terrorist groups or somethin', I don't give a sh*t. It's their money. They can do with it as they please. Dan Cathy doesn't come over to our homes and poke his snout in our personal business, so why do it to him?

The whole controversy over Chick-fil-A is hysterical. Shows how collectively stupid we are as a society. I mean, we ask a religious business owner, who f*ckin' closes down on Sundays, his views on homosexual marriage and act shocked ad outraged at his response? Really?

Too many other important matters goin' on in the world for me to give a f*ck 'bout what some restaurant owner thinks 'bout gay marriage. That's his prerogative, not mine. When Cathy starts callin' for homosexuals to be shot in the streets, let me know and I'll throw on my 'I Care' hat. Until then, mind your own business and don't hold me up in the drive-thru because their spicy deluxe chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and cookies and cream shakes are delicious.

As a country, we definitely turn our focus and get outraged at some of the dumbest sh*t I've ever seen.

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As for charity, unless they're donating to terrorist groups or somethin', I don't give a sh*t. It's their money. They can do with it as they please. Dan Cathy doesn't come over to our homes and poke his snout in our personal business, so why do it to him?
Cause the groups they have donated in have a history of of poking their snouts in our (gay) personal business.

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The whole controversy over Chick-fil-A is hysterical. Shows how collectively stupid we are as a society. I mean, we ask a religious business owner, who f*ckin' closes down on Sundays, his views on homosexual marriage and act shocked ad outraged at his response? Really?
I always love how stupid such an assessment is.
Being "shocked" is nowhere near a real assessment of the situation.

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Too many other important matters goin' on in the world for me to give a f*ck 'bout what some restaurant owner thinks 'bout gay marriage. That's his prerogative, not mine.
As always, you haven't a clue what is going on...
Or you outright refuse to be honest about it. Either way, same outcome.

His opinion on gay marriage has not changed. Gays didn't go around boycotting individuals or companies based solely on opinions on gay marriage...
His anti-gay activism has changed. This has always been about anti-gay activism and involving theirselves with groups like the FRC.

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As a country, we definitely turn our focus and get outraged at some of the dumbest sh*t I've ever seen.
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And Michelle Obama says kids should eat better!


If only some people would take such a philosophy to heart. But of course, it's OTHER PEOPLE's "outrage" that you think is "dumbest sh*t"....
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His opinion on gay marriage has not changed. Gays didn't go around boycotting individuals or companies based solely on opinions on gay marriage...
His anti-gay activism has changed.
Ahhh...

So the rule is "You can have an opinion, but if you DO something about your opinion, then you're evil...But if you know your place and don't lift a finger, we'll let it slide."...

How "tolerant"...
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Ahhh...

So the rule is "You can have an opinion, but if you DO something about your opinion, then you're evil...But if you know your place and don't lift a finger, we'll let it slide."...

How "tolerant"...
Yes. You can have the opinion that blacks are inferior - which is bad enough in itself, but when you join the KKK and actively try to harm them, then you are certainly evil.
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Yanno Stan Richards is a pretty amazing person. A Jewish guy that represents die hard Baptists. That team represents something interesting. Also they have created good ads. Of course there are a ton questions here but it does seem to me another bridge has been crossed.

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I hope the gay community starts bitchin' 'bout Chick-fil-A again. . ..
This implies that there was some cessation in their bitchin'.
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Ahhh...
So the rule is "You can have an opinion, but if you DO something about your opinion, then you're evil...But if you know your place and don't lift a finger, we'll let it slide."...
How "tolerant"...
And you don't have similar positions on things?
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Yes. You can have the opinion that blacks are inferior - which is bad enough in itself, but when you join the KKK and actively try to harm them, then you are certainly evil.
I am hoping rivrrat's explanation was simple enough for you to comprehend?

I know with some people, they redefine all sorts of standards with gays that they understand clearly with other groups...
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Yes. You can have the opinion that blacks are inferior - which is bad enough in itself, but when you join the KKK and actively try to harm them, then you are certainly evil.
I am hoping rivrrat's explanation was simple enough for you to comprehend?
Hardly...

Equating physical harm to speaking for/against legislation or giving to charity is comparing apples and hippos...

Hell!...Gays have destroyed businesses based on nothing more than donations!!!...

Prop 8 Donors: Find Out Who Backed California's Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
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Hardly...
Equating physical harm to speaking for/against legislation or giving to charity is comparing apples and hippos...
Then put it to apples and apples.
People racist against blacks, but not acting upon it ...
... vs people who actively seek to pass laws that hinder blacks capability to vote, etc.
... or vs people who actively seek to pass laws to prevent whites from marrying blacks.

Are you telling me you can't see a difference between those two groups?

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Hell!...Gays have destroyed businesses based on nothing more than donations!!!...
Prop 8 Donors: Find Out Who Backed California's Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
I think you would call that "capitalism", right?


Just out of curiosity, why don't you ever bring up stuff like the "Million Moms" when they seek to boycott companies for including gays?
I find it interesting how some people always fixate on complaining about the gays, but when the other side does it as well there's not a peep...
Where's your complaint for "Christians have destroyed businesses based on nothing more than supporting gays!!!"
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