Friend of mine was a GM at a Chick-fil-A here in Atlanta during that fiasco.
Obviously, PR put Dan in timeout, but Dan spoke at an internal Chick-fil-A training session. Dan said the radio show he gave the infamous interview on calls him every Sunday (I think) and that Sunday he was literally on his lawn mower without a shirt on, covered in sweat. Said he stopped it to talk on the radio, then dropped the gay marriage "bomb." Said he knew immediately after saying it he'd get it into some hot water.
Said he also became really good friends with one of the top leaders for GLAD (I think it was GLAD) by initially meeting with him (privately) at a hotel in Atlanta. Said they text almost every single day now and visit with each other whenever they're both in town. I don't believe their relationship was publicized until that leader went on CNN for an interview and pointed out that he and Dan had become really good friends.
I support marriage equality, but he's definitely genuine and believes in what he says and does. I don't always agree with it, but it's his right. Nothing wrong with that.
I worked at CFA during high school and college and went to a training seminar at Turner Field Dan spoke at. I knew he was a little different then from some things he said, but again, I'm all for anyone being honest and letting people know their true beliefs.
This post was edited on 3/29 at 4:12 pm