S. Truett Cathy, founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, passed away this morning at the age of 93.
Cathy spent his life in the restaurant business and opened his first Chick-fil-A restaurant in 1967. Soon it would be a southern institution and eventually Chick-fil-A would open nationwide (but not here in Boston).
Liberals and left-wingers were offended by Cathy's unabashed Christianity. Chick-fil-A is famous for being closed on Sunday. But it was his opposition to gay marriage that got in their craw. By the time the Chick-fil-A controversy hit Boston and Chicago two years ago, his son Dan was running the day to day operations of the company, but a lot of the invective was directed at the elder Cathy. I didn't agree with Cathy's position on gay marriage, but it was a terribly unfair thing to do.