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Mike Huckabee: Chick-Fil-A CEO Assured Me They’re Still Against Marriage Equality

A Chick-fil-A logo is seen on a take-out bag

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Well, this Chick-fil-A back-and-forth is certainly getting old. For those who care about where a sandwich chain stands on marriage equality, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee assured his Facebook fans that Chick-fil-A is as bigoted as ever.

“I talked earlier today personally with Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick fil-A about the new reports that Chick fil-A had capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage,” Huckabee writes. “This is not true.” Cathy issued a statement that Huckabee posted on his website:


There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been.

Politico reminds readers it was Huckabee who organized the “Chick-fil-A appreciation day” this summer.

So, to recap, Chick-fil-A had allegedly told a Chicago alderman it would no longer contribute to groups that oppose same-sex marriage as a condition for opening a store in his ward. Then we reported that there appears to be a huge loophole allowing the chain to continue funneling cash to anti-equality groups. And now it seems the company CEO is saying it’s business as usual.