Executives at Chick-fil-A had these days circled on their calendars long ago: It was to be Spicy Chicken Biscuit Premiere Week, a public-relations-sparked rollout of the company's most exciting offering since last year's Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Then on Tuesday, Good As You broke the news that the chicken chain is an official sponsor of two marriage seminars associated with the right-wing, anti-gay marriage Pennsylvania Family Institute -- not exactly the headlines the CEO's had envisioned.
After outrage spread over the Internet, the chain's name was erased from the website promoting the event, but no word yet on whether the sponsorship has been cancelled. A tweet from the Georgia-based company on Tuesday stated "For those seeing reports of a CFA sponsorship w/ the Penn Family Inst, we are looking into the issue and will provide a response ASAP."
This isn't the first time Chick-fil-A has found itself in the deep-fryer of controversy. Back in 2009, it supported Rev. James Dobson's anti-gay Focus on the Family group. Apparently, the unconventional marrying of pickles and chickens are fine, but when it comes to human beings, Chick-fil-A sticks to a more conformist pecking order.
Good As You's bottom line: "If you're binding your cash with this fast food restaurant's fowl, you're in some way giving resources to those who hope to foul Keystone State gays' marriage plans. Plan your fried carnivorousness accordingly."
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