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Buttigieg Approves Chick-fil-A's Chicken, Not Politics

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Pete Buttigieg  (Charles Krupa/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 26 March 2019 04:01 PM

Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay and openly Christian mayor of South Bend, Ind., says he doesn’t approve of Chick-fil-A’s politics but thinks he can broker a peace deal with the fast-food chain.

"I do not approve of their politics, but I kind of approve of their chicken," Buttigieg joked on "The Breakfast Club," a hip-hop morning show on New York's Power 105.1.

"Maybe, if nothing else, I can build that bridge. Maybe I'll become in a position to broker that peace deal," he added.

Buttigieg, who has formed an exploratory committee but has not officially declared his candidacy for 2020, made the comments following a report that said Chick-fil-A donated heavily to political organizations hostile to same-sex rights through a foundation its founder started, WinShape.

Chick-fil-A chairman and CEO Dany Cathy in 2012 said the company was “guilty as charged” of opposing same-sex marriage.

"We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy said at the time. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."

Buttigieg, 37, has emerged as one of the top candidates in the Democratic race for president in the months since launching his exploratory committee.

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Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay and openly Christian mayor of South Bend, Ind., says he doesn’t approve of Chick-fil-A’s politics but thinks he can broker a peace deal with the fast-food chain.
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