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To: scottjewell
The ruckus began when Dan Cathy, president of the Atlanta-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, criticized gay marriage.

REALLY???

What exactly did Dan Cathy say about gays?

"We don't claim to be a Christian business," Cathy told the Biblical Recorder in a recent visit to North Carolina. He attended a business leadership conference many years ago where he heard Christian businessman Fred Roach say, "There is no such thing as a Christian business."

"That got my attention," Cathy said. Roach went on to say, "Christ never died for a corporation. He died for you and me."

"In that spirit ... [Christianity] is about a personal relationship. Companies are not lost or saved, but certainly individuals are," Cathy added.

"But as an organization we can operate on biblical principles. So that is what we claim to be. [We are] based on biblical principles, asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us."

Some have opposed the company's support of the traditional family. "Well, guilty as charged," said Cathy when asked about the company's position.

"We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

"We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy emphasized.

"We intend to stay the course," he said. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."

So...What exactly did Dan Cathy say about gays???

Where did he mention the word gay, or queer, or homo, or lesbian, or any other word used to identify anybody in the gay community?

Dan Cathy DIDN'T say anything at all about gays.

What deragatory statement did he make?
He said: "We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. "We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,"

Not one defaming word.

26 posted on 08/19/2012 7:44:10 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

Of course he didn’t. Thanks for posting all of that.

Unfortunately, it is because he does not PROMOTE gay marriage that he is labeled a hater. It’s as simple as that. No other way to interpret it; says a lot about the PC liberals and the gay agenda.


30 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:57 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: mountn man
I think this is in part what is troubling to homosexuals:
“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,’” 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.” --Dan Cathy

37 posted on 08/19/2012 9:09:36 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: mountn man

Reference bump - Thanks! ;-)


38 posted on 08/19/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: mountn man

Bump to some EXCELLENT points!


43 posted on 08/19/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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