Chick-fil-A 'guilty as charged' in anti-gay stance

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A came under fire this week after its chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, admitted to the Baptist Press that the company stands opposed to marriage equality.

When asked if Chick-fil-A was against marriage for same-sex couples, Cathy responded “guilty as charged.”

Cathy also appeared on a syndicated radio talk show where he expanded on Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay sentiments.

"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,'" Cathy said. "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."

Cathy went on to state that Chick-fil-A is “very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit […] We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,"

That might explain the company’s reported $2 million in donations to anti-gay groups working to put a roadblock on marriage equality across the nation.

Chick-fil-A later posted a statement about the controversy on its Facebook page. "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena," the statement read in part.

Celebrities like The Office’s Ed Helms are speaking out against Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay stance, writing on Twitter "Chick-fil-A doesn't like gay people? So lame. Hate to think what they do to the gay chickens! Lost a loyal fan."

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.