The legendary founder of Chick-fil-A, S. Truett Cathy, passed away this morning in the presence of his family at the age of 93. Liberals didn’t miss a beat in celebrating the death of someone with views different than theirs, labeling him a ‘homophobe’. Let tolerance ring! Check this out…
Fox News: ATLANTA – S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.
Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said.
Cathy opened his first postwar diner in an Atlanta suburb in 1946 and by 1967 he had founded and opened his first Chick-fil-A Inc. restaurant in Atlanta. Over ensuing decades, the chain’s boneless chicken sandwich he is credited with inventing would propel Chick-fil-A expansion to more than 1,800 outlets in 39 states and the nation’s capital. By early 2013, the company says on its website, annual sales topped $5 billion as the chain offered up a taste of the South that went beyond chicken to such offerings as sweet tea, biscuits and gravy.
Under the religiously conservative founder, the chain gained prominence for its Bible Belt observance of Sunday — none of its hundreds of restaurants are open on that day, to allow employees a day of rest. Its executives often said the chain made as much money in six days as its competitors do in seven.
Those religious views helped win Cathy and his family loyal following from conservative customers, but also invited protests when Cathy’s son denounced gay marriage.
Read more: Fox News
See some of the liberal responses below: (h/t Twitchy)
@CBSNews never happy to see a death, but hopefully someone more tolerant will lead with modern decision
— Orig thunder buddy (@tytymandingo) September 8, 2014
@CBSNews Good riddance
— Annie Stone (@AnnieStone90) September 8, 2014
— john baranosky (@JohnBaranosky) September 8, 2014
Chick-fil-a founder S. Truett Cathy has died aged 93. Despite opposing gay marriage, he was proudly in the business of selling cock meat.
— Juan Escalante (@nerdwich) September 8, 2014
— Jay Kingston (@new2atlga) September 8, 2014
— Abe's Op-Id (@abenomixx) September 8, 2014
One less homophobe in charge. The world is a better place today. http://t.co/w3fju3Ij4W
— Chad Dyer (@naturallywasted) September 8, 2014
Oh good the Chick-Fil_a asshole is finally dead.
— LepsLair.com (@lepslair) September 8, 2014
Honestly, that Chick-fil-a founder can bungee jump into hell for all I care.
— Nick's Allemony (@Andre_Romanova) September 8, 2014
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