The Blurry Line Between Chick-fil-A and Chatty Cathy

Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy Photograph by William Plowman/AP Photo

Can an executive’s views be separate from his company’s? Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer, took to Twitter earlier this week to comment on the Supreme Court’s ruling in two cases related to same-sex marriage. “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen,” he wrote. “[T]o abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.” Cathy deleted the post from Twitter but it had already made its way into the news.

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