Quick, describe Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s stance on gay marriage. Not in favor, right? Wrong, according to Ann Coulter, who said Sunday that Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay marriage stance isn’t really an “anti-gay thing.”
Sitting next to former Obama adviser Van Jones on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Coulter made several bold assertions (as she is wont to do) about the Chick-fil-A controversy, and the greater sociopolitical argument that it nests in.
“He said, look, all the founders of this company are married to our first wives,” said Coulter in response to Cathy’s original comments. “It’s genuinely a pro-marriage position to oppose gay marriage.”
Chick-fil-A has, of course, come under fire for comments by the company’s president Dan Cathy, who said that “We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,” after it had been revealed that the chicken-chain donates millions to groups that oppose gay rights. Gay rights advocates have called for a boycott of the company, while supporters led by Mike Huckabee called for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” which showed great turnout and record sales, reports the Huffington Post.
Coulter says that such turnout is reason enough to doubt recent polls showing that a majority of Americans are now in favor of gay marriage. “When you see crowds like that coming out [to support Chick-fil-A], no, I’m sorry, I don’t believe the polls on gay marriage. Let us vote. Those polls I believe, and it makes me suspicious at the polls on the presidential election.”
Fair enough, Coulter, but LGT points out that Chick-fil-A is primarily a Bible-Belt company, with no stores in Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island or New York, two in California and Massachusetts, and one in New Hampshire. So how right can she be about the public’s support (or lack of) on gay marriage?
What do you think? Does Coulter have a point here or is her stance inaccurate? Watch the video and sound off below!