By Lucas Grindley
Originally published on Advocate.com June 28 2013 2:17 PM ET
It's no surprise that Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy thinks the Supreme Court rulings represent a "sad day for our nation," but what is strange is that he deleted that comment from Twitter.
Cathy almost singlehandedly shined a light on his company's record of giving millions to antigay causes when he cavalierly dismissed complaints about it during an interview last year. "Guilty as charged," he told the Baptist Press, setting off an uproar.
Since then he's made conflicting statements about whether his fast-food chain still advocates for "traditional marriage." Cathy made assurances that nothing has changed to Mike Huckabee — the Fox News host and founder of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
But now Cathy is apparently more reticent. And The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that he deleted a tweet made less than two hours after the Supreme Court issued its rulings, striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional and clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California.
"Sad day for our nation," he had written. "Founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies."
Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A has tried making assurances to the LGBT community that it has changed its ways on giving to antigay causes.