As word spread on the Internet of Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy’s “guilty as charged” plea to supporting the “biblical definition of the family unit,” backlash against the restaurant chain spread on Twitter.
Cathy’s comments, made to the Baptist Press earlier this week, may have lost the chain customers it never even had as the familiar cries of “hate” poured in.
Well, I've never eaten at a Chick-fil-A and I think I shall continue that tradition.
— Alison Flierl (@2degreesofalie) July 18, 2012
Chick-fil-A can be the fuel of bigots, the slow and apathetic, and they will all die of heart disease when they're 45. Problem solved.
— Brad Walsh (@BradWalsh) July 18, 2012
Chick-Fil-A CEO believes marriage is a sacred bond between two consenting bigots.
— Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) July 18, 2012
I guess I cant be too shocked that Chick fil A is run by a bunch of old man crackers selling chicken to fund bigotry. Tale as old as time.
— DJ Qualls (@TheOnlyDJQualls) July 18, 2012
Chick-fil-A's Delicious Chicken Sandwiches Are Deep Fried in Hate http://t.co/yCyvB3Y4
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) July 18, 2012
Turns out the cows who can't spell "Eat More Chicken" correctly aren't the most ignorant people working for Chick-Fil-A.
— Jason Mustian (@jasonmustian) July 18, 2012
Chick-Fil-A had its share of defenders as well.
If you've decided not to eat Chick-Fil-A because they stood up for what they believe, then you don't deserve their delicious chicken
— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) July 18, 2012
Just because Chick-fil-a doesn't support gay marriage doesn't make them a primitive hate-monger. #extremeliberalhating
— Brian Ayers (@what_a_BA) July 19, 2012
Chick-fil-a is against gay marriage. I might eat there more now
— Joshua Strong (@Strongmann22) July 19, 2012
I love Chick-Fil-A and the stand they are taking on upholding Christian beliefs and the sanctity of marriage.
— Sara Elisabeth (@SayruhBeth22) July 19, 2012
— Karen Kingsbury (@KarenKingsbury) July 19, 2012
Is it possible not to care either way?
Chick-fil-a just revealed that they are officially against gay marriage. Why is that something they feel the need to announce?? #unnecessary
— DIVA ✌️ (@eva_BGJ) July 19, 2012
I don't care if Chick-fil-A doesn't support gay marriage. I will continue to eat at their restaurant because I like their FOOD. #JustSayin
— Just, Jimmy (@Jim_Jamboree) July 19, 2012
I am so glad Chick-fil-a let us all know its stance on gay marriage! It's important for me to know my fast food joints care about that.
— Cire Esor (@EricDangerRose) July 19, 2012
Chick-fil-a is homophobe, Oreo is pro-Pride… I wonder if my green tea has an opinion on transgender issues.
— Seamus Dover (@SeamusDover) July 19, 2012
The Chick-fil-a president talking bout gay marriage.. Why?! you spose to be fryin stuff
— Zay Hefner (@_GetLive) July 19, 2012