- Quotables March 18
It may have taken him two years, but Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy finally realized that voicing his opposition to the Supreme Court's ruling that recognized same-sex marriage wasn't the smartest idea.
Cathy told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he shouldn't have taken a stance in the marriage debate and is still working to disassociate some people's views that the company is homophobic. But, hey, he learned a lot from the PR nightmare:
"Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make. And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you're just a fool. I'm thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it." [AJC]
Regardless, he's still against same-sex marriage, since it doesn't align with his Christian beliefs. Going forward, Cathy said he's going to keep quieter and focus his efforts on expanding the chicken joint's business. Read the rest of the interview at the newspaper's website.- - Jordan Valinsky
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- Bob Odenkirk's 6 favorite books
- The stories behind 22 classic album covers
- Paul Krugman, Amazon, and the left's backwards view of book-industry titans
Subscribe to the Week