While people who aren't bigots were celebrating the historic Supreme Court decisions Wednesday, the president of Chick-fil-A couldn't stop himself from commenting:
Although the fast-food chain issued a statement today that it would rather “focus on running an exceptional restaurant company” than discuss political matters, Cathy apparently issued a tweet this morning that said the following: “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.”
He quickly deleted the tweet, probably having flashbacks of last year's bigot-filled drama, but not before it was retweeted and captured by Twitter tracking services. He was back on his Twitter account a few hours later:
Either way, Cathy did tweet later today that he’s in New York City “looking for potential” Chick-fil-A locations. That tweet still remains visible on his account. He also indicated that he took in the “breath taking (sic) view of the World Trade Center and redevelopment” while in the city.
Mmmm, mmmm. Looks like New York City is in line for some of those artery-clogging, bigot-filled sandwiches in the not too distant future. Unless they follow the lead of San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago,
where mayors took steps to keep Chick-fil-A out in 2012:
This week, mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned Chick-fil-A and its CEO Dan Cathy, who’s been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, not to pursue new franchises in their cities. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said he shares his fellow mayors’ concerns and would consider trying to block the chain as well.