You've probably seen Delicious Fast Food Chicken Restaurant Chick-fil-A in the news lately. As wonderful as their chicken may be, the company's stance on gay rights has drawn the ire of many recently. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have both made public statements opposing Chick-fil-A as a result, and boycotts and protests are taking place all across the country.
Meanwhile, vacationing hockey goaltender Tim Thomas has been holed up in his Colorado compound for the last few months. He left the Boston Bruins back in early June to focus on what he calls the three F's: Friends, Family and Faith. He's also really into right-wing conspiracy theories, and it still seems as though his whole semi-retirement stems from the backlash he faced when he turned down an invite to the White House from President Barack Obama.
We thought it'd be a while before we heard from Thomas again. But then, Thursday happened.
Via Thomas' official Facebook page, a statement of sorts:
I stand with Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is privately owned by the Cathy family. The company president, Dan Cathy, drew the wrath of gay rights advocates and supporters when he made recent statements that some have alleged are anti-gay.
Cathy told Baptist Press that the company was unapologetically in favor of traditional marriage.
Thomas doesn't really say anything all that provocative in the statement beyond the "I stand with Chick-fil-A" at the top -- the statement reads almost like a news report of the recent goings-on with Chick-fil-A and its ownership's anti-gay views. But he didn't really need to say anything more. He's opened his mouth yet again, and now millions of people will rightfully judge him for it.
I wonder if Mayor Menino is going to urge Thomas not to come back to Boston, too?