Here's a post by conservative activist Gary Bauer on defenders of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy for his defense of marriage. It's exciting seeing Billy Graham, at 90 plus years of age, an outspoken, public defender of Cathy and Chick-fil-A.
Catholics And Evangelicals Defend Chick-fil-A
The left's assault on Chick-fil-A continues to build. The mayor of San Francisco yesterday joined Chicago's Rahm Emanuel and Boston's Thomas Menino in denouncing Chick-fil-A.
Truett Cathy and his sons built this fantastic company from a single restaurant into a $4 billion enterprise. They have founded foster homes, established scholarship programs and given away tens of millions of dollars, in addition to providing thousands of jobs. And because of the deep and abiding faith of its founders, the company is coming under assault from intolerant, left-wing, anti-religious bigots.
Chick-fil-A has its defenders too. Deacon Keith Fournier, editor-in-chief of Catholic Online, has published a column entitled, "A Catholic Hooray for Chick-fil-A," praising the company for its commitment to marriage and biblical values. The Reverend Billy Graham, one of America's most respected religious leaders, also released a statement yesterday in support of Chick-fil-A and the Cathy family. Below are excerpts of Reverend Graham's statement:"I want to express my support for my good friends Truett Cathy and his son Dan Cathy, and for their strong stand for the Christian faith. I've known their family for many years and have watched them grow Chick-fil-A into one of the best businesses in America while never compromising their values. …
"Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God's word. I appreciate the Cathy family's public support for God's definition of marriage.
"I also appreciate Governor Mike Huckabee's leadership and for encouraging Americans to support Chick-fil-A on August 1. As the son of a dairy farmer who milked many a cow, I plan to 'Eat Mor Chikin' and show my support by visiting Chick-fil-A next Wednesday."
I'm proud to stand with Billy Graham, Mike Huckabee and leading pro-family organizations in supporting the Cathy family and the great employees of Chick-fil-A. Please make every effort to join us at your neighborhood Chick-fil-A restaurant Wednesday, August 1st.