Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy: I’m Going To Shut Up About Same-Sex Marriage

“Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make. And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you’re just a fool. I’m thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it. Probably the elements that were stressful for me most is from our internal staff and from operators and how this may be affecting them. The bottom line is we have a responsibility here to keep the whole of the organization in mind and it has to take precedence over the personal expression and opinion on social issues.” – Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he regrets having inserted his company into the same-sex marriage battle.  Earlier this month newly-released 2012 tax documents revealed that Chick-Fil-A had cut virtually all of its donations to anti-gay groups.