July 26, 2012
In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 picture, Chick-fil-a founder Truett Cathy, left, and his son Dan Cathy pose for a photo with the Chick-fil-A cows during a celebration of passing the $3 billon dollar mark in system-wide sales for the first time at the Chick-fil-a headquarters in Atlanta. Chick-fil-A, whose founder distinguished the fast-food chain by closing on Sunday out of religious piety, continues to mix theology with business and finds itself on the front lines of the nation’s culture wars after its president, Dan Cathy, confirmed his opposition to gay marriage in June 2012.
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ATLANTA (AP) — All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement.