McLean may not have a Chick-fil-A in town, but that doesn't mean its residents have been sheltered from the heated debate the fast food chain's president sparked about gay marriage.
During a radio interview in July, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said,
"I think we are 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’ and 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.”
He added, "We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that."
At Chick-fil-A locations across Northern Virginia and the country on Wednesday, Aug. 1, customers flocked to the chicken chain in an . On Friday, customers at select locations hosted a
The closest Chick-fil-A locations to McLean are at the in Arlington and off .
The statement has divided Chick-fil-A lovers into two camps - those who will continue to support the restaurant and those who have decided to forever forgo the company's famed chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.
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