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Chick-fil-A President Deletes Tweet Calling DOMA Ruling a 'Sad Day for Our Nation'

[Photo: @dancathy via Topsy]

Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy (no stranger to controversy) posted and then deleted a seemingly anti-homosexual statement on Twitter yesterday following the Supreme Court's landmark ruling supporting marriage equality. He tweeted:

Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.

Although the tweet is no longer visible on Cathy's feed, there is an archive of it over at Topsy. Is it fake? Possibly as it's been deleted and there's no direct screengrab. But company spokeswoman Carrie Kurlander did provide a statement to the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog in response to the tweet. She had this to say to the WSJ:

Dan Cathy, like everyone in this country, has his own views. However, Chick-fil-A is focused on providing great tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone.

Cathy incited much anger last year by infamously saying he was "guilty as charged" when asked if he was against same-sex marriage. Even though cities like Boston made it difficult for him to open new Chick-fil-A restaurants, the negative press actually seemed to help the company's bottom line. Cathy is currently scouting out a space for another NYC Chick-fil-A, so perhaps all of this is just a PR stunt?

· Deleted Tweet From Chick-fil-A Head Calls Gay Ruling 'Sad Day' [WSJ]
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