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Poll: Does Chick-Fil-A Deserve Boycott for Marriage Stance?

Chicken franchise faces gay and lesbian criticism for CEO's comments.

Chick-fil-A, home to a diverse chicken menu (and a few very supportive cows in a long-running marketing campaign), is facing push-back over comments from company President Dan Cathy.

Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was "guilty as charged" in its support of traditional marriage. Cathy later visited a radio program and spoke further regarding the gay marriage movement.

"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," he said in the interview.

On the Chick-fil-A Facebook page, a company representative noted that, "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena."

Chick-fil-A has been criticized in the past for its donations to groups opposing gay marriage, but the latest round of comments seem to have struck a nerve with opponents and supporters in the gay rights debate.

"National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A" event is planned for Aug. 3, while radio host and former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee has called for a "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" on Aug. 1.

What do you think? Take the poll and tell us in the comments section below.

JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Lovers of freedom, equality and justice can resume eating Chick-Fil-A. GOPbaggers, how does it feel to have the funds you intended to increase hate in this country misappropriated? It's like your Klan dues have been forwarded to the UNCF by mistake... http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/09/chick-fil-ends-anti-gay-donations-moves-chicago/57005/
martin, bob September 19, 2012 at 07:16 PM
POLL RESULTS Does Chick-Fil-A Deserve Boycott for Marriage Stance? No. Company is right on marriage issue. 84 (62%)
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Real world results, Chick-Fil-A flip flops when the chips are down, they don't really support your "values."
reg September 19, 2012 at 07:50 PM
say, troll bob - This is not a scientific poll. This is a reader poll, the demographics of its respondents are not even collected, and thus it doesn't not give any indication of the true public opinion. (especially when folks like you sign in with multiple different names to vote as many times as possible)
JoSCh September 19, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Science and facts have no bearing on bobs hatred reg, you know this. I may support Chick-Fil-A this week for getting something right... even if its probably for the wrong reasons.

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