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Chicken With A Side Of Controversy

The owners of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain are hardly secretive about their commitment to Christian values -- all of their franchises are famously closed on Sundays. But calls erupted to boycott the company and prevent it from opening storefronts in several cities after its president said, "We are very much supportive of ... the biblical definition of the family unit," and the company's charitable donations to organizations that actively oppose same-sex marriage were publicized. We explore why the controversy has put our politics and our plates on a collision course.

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