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'Sad day for our nation': Chick-fil-A president deletes gay marriage tweet after DOMA ruling

ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA -- The president of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has once again injected himself into the gay marriage debate, this time criticizing U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

Dan Cathy posted a comment Wednesday on Twitter criticizing a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Those decisions will extend federal recognition to same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal, and will add California - the most populous state - to the 12 others in that category.

"Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies," Cathy wrote, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The post was later deleted.

Chick-fil-A issued a statement acknowledging the post, saying Cathy was offering a personal comment.

"Dan recognizes his views do not necessarily represent the views of all Chick-fil-A customers, restaurant owners and employees, so he removed the tweet to eliminate any confusion," the company said.

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While the grease and cholesterol (and subsequent coronary and diabetes care) from Chick-Fil-A are things for which you must pay, the CEO's hate speech is free (it's just a personal thing with Mr. Cathey -- no charge for it, whatsoever, and please take no offense: it's just Georgia bigotry left over from the 1950's).

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