The Atlanta Urban League is today giving an equality award to Dan Cathy, CEO of Chik-Fil-A. Seriously.
Every year the Urban League of Greater Atlanta throws their prestigious Equal Opportunity Day Dinner in November. This Saturday (November 16th, 2013) will be the 52nd time the organization, which focuses on the economic empowerment of African-Americans and others to achieve their highest human potential and civil rights, has held the Equality Opportunity Day Dinner. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Champions of Justice and Equality.” Honorees of the prestigious recognition this year include Congressman John Lewis, who is truly a shining beacon of equality, civil rights, and justice for all and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy. You may remember Cathy and the statements he made against gay marriage that sparked headlines throughout the world and a boycott of the chicken restaurant. “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’. 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.”
On the June day that the US Supreme Court overturned DOMA, Cathy tweeted and almost immediately deleted this message: “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.” (Tipped by JMG reader Brad)