Is Chick-Fil-A no Longer Anti-Gay?

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After a year of expressing anti-gay sentiments and putting Chick-fil-A restaurants in the middle of the battle, CEO Dan Cathy appears to be putting that all in the past. Last year, Cathy came out with this remark on marriage and gay rights: “we’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fists 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 that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about.” Today, Cathy has revealed a new friendship with Shane Windmeyer, the executive director of Campus Pride. Windmeyer says he was contacted last year by Cathy for advice on the whole controversy. Making friends with a gay activist is not the only change the anti-gay CEO has made. According to Chick-fil-A’s 990 tax returns, the company has stopped donating to anti-gay groups. The company previously donated over $1.9 million to anti-gay causes. Currently, the company donates $6 million in outside grant funds, which go to youth, education, marriage enrichment, and local communities. Chick-fil-A lost $4.1 billion in annual sales last year over the sparked controversy. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance even created a National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A following several protests. Will Cathy, who still does not support  gay marriage, be able to accept the gay community and put the controversy behind him and Chick-fil-A? [abcnews.go.com]

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