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June 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to avoid the kind of controversy that erupted last year over remarks opposing gay marriage by Chick-fil-A President/COO Dan Cathy, the restaurant company quickly deleted Cathy’s tweet on Thursday about the Supreme Court’s decision overturning DOMA — but not before it was picked up by cable news channels, wire services and newspapers. “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies,” Cathy had tweeted. Reporting on the company’s decision to yank the message, Advertising Age said that it “signals that the fast-growing company … is attempting to keep quiet on hot-button policy issues to avoid more PR headaches — especially as it moves beyond its Southeast origins, expanding to urban areas like New York and Chicago.” The company later issued a statement calling Cathy’s remarks “a personal comment,” then added that Cathy recognizes that his remarks “do not necessarily represent the views of all Chick-fil-A customers, restaurant owners and employees, so he removed the tweet to eliminate any confusion.”