Good news, Chick-Fil-A: Your attempts to rebuild public opinion of your company and its gay-hating president has another supporter: In addition to failed governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and failed senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, both paragons of tolerance themselves, your company now also has the support of former Gainesville pastor Terry Jones.
Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy caused a big hullaballoo when he said last month that the company is "very much supporting of the family, the biblical definition of the family unit." He also said, "I think we're inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, you know, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes marriage.'"
(We should be shaking our fist at him, Dan. He's kind of an asshole.)
But that Chick-Fil-A's biblical mascot is a mean old bastard is not the news today -- today, it's that Jones has stepped up to help.
"We are standing with Dan Cathy, president and chief operating officer of Chick-Fil-A restaurants concerning his statement on homosexuality," he wrote in a statement.
OK, guys, time to cool off. The guy who burned a Qur'an, hanged the president in effigy, and then dug him a grave has decided Chick-Fil-A hates the right group of people, so we should probably just go back to normal. Never mind that everyone will forget about this anyway in three weeks even though Chick-Fil-A hasn't supported gays since ever.
Full disclosure: I briefly worked at a New Jersey Chick-Fil-A several years ago. They sent Bible verses in the employee newsletter.
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