If Chick-fil-A was hoping the controversy over the donations its charitable arm gives to anti-gay Christian groups was going to go away, this was probably not the way to go about it. First Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy, son of company founder S. Truett Cathy, went and gave an interview with the Baptist Press in which he told reporters the company was "guilty as charged" regarding its support of "traditional family." Specifically he said:

"We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. "We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy emphasized. "We intend to stay the course," he said. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."

And sure, that's okay. Chick-fil-A's leaders recognize their opinions might not be popular and the company, as a $4 billion family-owned business running 1,600+ franchises, does have the right to stick by its convictions (and can donate to whatever groups it wants). Things got a little pricklier, however, when Cathy went on the Ken Coleman Show and started calling those who disagree with his opinion on gay marriage "arrogant." Specifically, as you can hear on this clip saved by Good As You, he says:

...I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is about.

As you can imagine, that last bit has not gone over very well. So! Don't agree with Chick-fil-A's owner's stance? The solution is simple: don't eat at Chick-fil-A (which really isn't hard in NYC, where there is only one...inside NYU).