For those of you who haven’t followed, the fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A has come under fire in recent week’s after the chain’s president Dan Kathy spoke out against gay marriage. On Wednesday, Chick-fil-A held an “Appreciation Day” and posted “record-setting” sales numbers according to executive vice president of marketing Steve Robinson. It’s evident that the company still has a lot of supporters who feel that Kathy has the right to speak his mind regardless of how controversial his opinions may be. One of those supporters is PGA golfer Stewart Cink.
I support Chick-Fil-A because they are a values-oriented company that has remained true to their philosophical roots. And darn good chicken.
— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) August 2, 2012
As expected, Cink received a barrage of replies and retweets, most of which bashed him for supporting a company president that openly discriminates against the gay community. Like Cink, many people feel as though Chick-fil-A still serves “darn good chicken” and that the opinions of its president don’t reflect the company. As Roddy White could tell Cink, it’s never a good idea for professional athletes to send tweets that can be interpreted as anti-gay remarks.