Chick-Fil-A: Money > Morals

Chick-fil-A is finally crossing the road. CEO Dan Cathy’s comments condemning gay marriage in 2012 set off a store picketing and a social media firestorm. Now he has backed away from such public pronouncements that mix personal opinion on social issues with corporate policy. “All of us become more wise as time goes by,” he said, apologetically. “We sincerely care about all people.” One past critic has even become an unlikely fan. “Dan and I have an ongoing friendship,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of the gay rights advocacy group Campus Pride. “I am appreciative for the common ground we have established in treating all people with dignity and respect—including LGBT people.” Which means Chick-fil-A can focus on what matters most: the food and growth.

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