DC Mayor Gray Calls Chick-fil-A "Hate Chicken"


At first he asked for more time to examine the issue and here's the conclusion he came to:

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Friday he would not support an expansion of Chick-fil-A in the District, referring to it as “hate chicken.”Gray issued his statement on Twitter after mayors in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco also stated that the company was not welcome due to president Dan Cathy’s outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage.

“Given my long standing strong support for LGBT rights and marriage equality, I would not support #hatechicken,” Gray wrote. -- Washington Post's D.C. Wire blog


  1. GFPC
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    "All the way with Chick-fil-A!" Good on them, but this will blow up in the detractors' faces as people realise what they are doing is contrary to the First Amendment.

    BTW, the company could not buy this sort of publicity, let alone develop a near instantaneous loyal following. More wins for Chick-fil-A. Who in the US and elsewhere doesn't know about them? What excellent brand recognition they will have now, and tied in with the defense of marriage and freedom of speech! Keep it coming!

  2. Posted July 31, 2012 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    You know he's lying. He loves fried chicken just as much as the next boy.

  3. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    The good mayor should get a job in advertising, where his penchant for insipid catch-phrases would prove useful.

    He's beyond his reach as mayor of the murder capitol of the country.

  4. Good News
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Boy, this guy must really hate cows.

  5. Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    GFPC #1:

    Bingo 🙂

  6. TC Matthews
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    No doubt GN. Cows cause global warming.... pfff.

  7. Andrew
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    "BTW, the company could not buy this sort of publicity, let alone develop a near instantaneous loyal following. More wins for Chick-fil-A."

    That's what I'm thinking.

  8. Debbie
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Most of the 'hate' I've heard this week was emanating from the side that supports gay marriage.
    I've never heard so many threats or bully slogans.
    Please, just don't eat there and encourage your friends to do the same. Of course if you insist, there may be some legal action coming your way.

  9. Elizabeth from Miami
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Hate is not comming from supporters of traditional marriage, is comming from the other side, they want us to believe that we are haters and racist, when all we are doing is stading for a "natural creation", even if they get away with it, they will never be want they pretend to be, its not their nature, even with surgery and all that stuff, Its a world of Pretend to BE instead of what thy really were created to be. We all are sinners, one way or the other, but just dont make wrong to be "right", we do not want to tell anyone what they should do, so let us alone. Remeber we are the silent majority.

  10. Jamelyn
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    How can this gentleman possibly think that Dan Cathy or any of his family "hate" anyone. It is not about hate - it is about right vs. wrong based on the one millenia-old source of truth - the Bible. All Americans are entitled to their opinion, their set of beliefs and their freedom of speech - but to label people and name-call because someone differs in opinion from you seems very defensive and rather immature in nature. Perhaps we all need to do some serious praying for and even reaching out to these mayors of these large cities - to know the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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