Chick-fil-APresident and CEO Dan Cathy surely knew that his corporate opposition to same-sex marriage would spur controversy. He is more than justified in stating his position, given that his company will either reap the benefits or suffer the consequences of his words.

What is more disturbing is his statement that "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 marriage.'"

That attitude smacks frighteningly of the radical Westboro Baptist Church philosophy that celebrates the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan because, it says, the U.S. tolerates homosexuality.

Mr. Cathy needs to explain exactly how he thinks God will visit His judgment on America.

Art Lapenotiere