By Jenn Harris
5:38 PM EDT, June 27, 2013
Chick-fil-A President Dan T. Cathy didn't waste any time before taking to Twitter to express his opinion on the recent Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, calling it a "sad day."
At 11:22 a.m. Wednesday morning, Cathy tweeted, "Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies."
And then, the Tweet vanished.
"He realized his views didn’t necessarily represent the views of all customers, restaurant owners and employees and didn’t want to distract them from providing a great restaurant experience," Chick-fil-A said in a short statement on the company website.
Cathy made headlines last year when he spoke out against gay marriage. A report by the LGBT advocacy group Equality Matters also released a report that found Chick-fil-A donated more than $5 million to anti-gay Christian groups.
"Dan Cathy, like everyone in this country, has his own views," Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Carrie Kurlander said in response to the tweet. "However, Chick-fil-A is focused on providing great tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone.”
[This post was updated at 3:29p.m. June 27, 2013: A previous version of this post stated that Cathy tweeted on Tuesday. Cathy submitted and deleted his tweet on Wednesday.]