Time for another time capsule post, where I take a quote from today and put it into a virtual time capsule to bring out at some later date and see if it holds true. Today’s quote comes from Chick-fil-A, a company who has given support to anti-equality entities:
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.” — Dan Cathy; ‘Guilty as charged,’ Cathy says of Chick-fil-A’s stand on biblical & family values; Baptist Press; July 16, 2012
With companies like Starbucks, JC Penny and even Target becomming more and more inclusive and supportive of equality, I expect that it will only be a matter of time before Chick-fil-A alters their course to include families headed by same-sex partners. I don’t expect this happen soon, but when it does I’ll be cracking open the time capsule to re-post this gem.