Last summer, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy caused a ruckus when he spoke out against gay marriage, and it appears his views haven't changed since, as he again made headlines for criticizing the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.
Cathy reportedly posted a comment on Twitter Wednesday that criticized two Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage. The court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, was unconstitutional. It also dropped the case for California's Proposition 8, the state's same-sex marriage ban.
"Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies," Cathy wrote, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The post was later deleted, but not before screen shots were taken.
Chick-fil-A issued a statement on Thursday saying Cathy was offering a personal comment, not speaking on behalf of the entire organization.
"Dan recognizes his views do not necessarily represent the views of all Chick-fil-A customers, restaurant owners and employees, so he removed the tweet to eliminate any confusion," the statement said.
Last summer, the company was heavily criticized for donating nearly $7 million to anti-gay groups from 2003 to 2010, according to The Huffington Post.
Cathy said that the company was "guilty as charged," when it came to opposition to gay marriage.
"We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit," he said. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."
The company made several attempts to clarify its position, saying its philanthropy is focused on giving to programs that "educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities," and that its intent was not to "support political or social agendas."
"As we have stated, the Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender," said in a statement from September.
But Cathy said during the summer of 2012 on "The Ken Coleman Show" that same-sex marriage is "inviting God's judgment on our nation."
"I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about," Cathy said in the interview.