Judas Priest's Rob Halford Weighs in on Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Scandal
Unless you’ve been out in the wilderness, living under a rock, traveling in space or in a coma, you have probably heard about the uproar surrounding Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy’s very vocal anti-gay stance in which he stated, among other things: "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 define what marriage is about."
Predictably, people went nuts and it has grown into quite a scandal with people taking sides and choosing to either support the restaurant or boycott it.
In a recent interview, openly gay Judas Priest vocalist, Rob Halford, weighed in on the subject. He said: "Before I get into this, I just want to say that I love America. I love the American Constitution and the First Amendment. I'm actually watching a PBS documentary that I got on DVD about the life of John Adams. If you really get into the heart and soul of this great country, it's all about the constitution and the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Everybody in this country has the right to say what they think and feel and what best represents them. The people at Chick-fil-A have the absolute right to say and do what they want. It doesn't matter that all of these people disagree with their opinion. The question was how would the people that agree with what that man said do to support the company and how would the ones against his anti-gay remarks protest.”
He continued: "The supporters have been showing up in droves, to spend money at the restaurants and peacefully assemble. But there has obviously been so many people who have gone out and boycotted the company. I think it's great. That's our right here. What you're seeing here are the elements of the American Constitution in all of their glory. It's a wonderful thing to see happening and talk about and the fact that everyone is discussing the gay rights issue is great."
Ultimately, he had the following to say about Dan Cathy: "I don't think that man thought too much about the business consequences of what he said, but I think he was standing for what he believes in. I don't agree with him at all, but God bless the man. It's as simple as that."
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