Chick-fil-A and its president/COO Dan Cathy have gone out of their way several times to make it clear that they stand in direct opposition to the wave of equality sweeping the nation, namely in matters of marriage.
Efforts to negatively impact Chick-fil-A's business in the aftermath of anti-gay comments made by the company's president appear to have backfired rather tremendously in favor of the fast food chain as it managed to exceed last year's third-quarter numbers in both consumer use and market share.
Chick-fil-A was quick to issue a statement saying it had no plans to stop supporting organizations that "strengthen families and enrich marriages," contrary to reports that it promised to quit it with the anti-gay donations.
Antoine Dodson of "Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife" fame has stoked the ire of some by expressing a blase attitude toward Chick-fil-A's marriage equality opposition, in stark contrast with nearly everyone else.
In a letter addressed to Chick-fil-A's president and COO Dan Cathy, Boston mayor Thomas Menino made it abundantly clear that Cathy's opposition to marriage equality has rendered his company persona non grata in the Hub.
A notice reportedly posted at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country claims the company has voluntarily recalled the Jim Henson Creature Shop toys it recently began including in Kids Meals due to "a possible safety issue."