Steve Cammett, 60, worked for nearly a decade at various Chick-fil-A branches and at their corporate offices, but he resigned in protest last month. He is now speaking out about the anti-gay environment nurtured by the fast food chain:
CAMMETT: It’s become a safe place for people to hate and they expect to be patted on the back for it. I don’t want to work in that kind of environment. [...]
[Customers on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day were] putting their arms around the person, and saying, “We sure are glad that your company is taking a stand against those perverts,” and this person was gay and they didn’t know it. And I just thought, “Wow, what has happened here?” Chick-fil-A allowed a mindset to continue amongst their customers that seemed to think Chick-fil-A didn’t like homosexuals.
Cammett has also penned an open letter to the restaurant’s president, Dan Cathy, asking him to make a public statement, “declaring your love, acceptance, and support for gay and divorced people.”