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Deleted Tweet From Chick-fil-A Head Calls Gay Ruling ‘Sad Day’

It appears Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy still has a few things to say about same-sex marriage. 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.” The chain became the focus on a nationwide controversy last year when Cathy spoke out against same-sex marriage. The tweet was provided to Speakeasy by a reader. It no longer appears on Cathy’s Twitter account, but was re-tweeted by at least one of Cathy’s Twitter followers, according to Topsy.com, which tracks Twitter activity. Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Carrie Kurlander responded to the apparent tweet by saying: “Dan Cathy, like everyone in this country, has his own views. However, Chick-fil-A is focused on providing great tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone.” 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. So far, Chick-fil-A has kept a low profile in the city – its only location is part of the New York University campus. Mayors in other cities – San Francisco and Boston, for examples – have said they would ban the fast-food chain because of Cathy’s opposition to same-sex marriage. Regarding a possible New York City expansion, Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Kurlander said “we are constantly looking for new locations for our restaurants in a number of cities. Nothing is final, of course, until or unless we announce a new site.”

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