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Rob Halford Thinks Chick-Fil-A Debate is ‘a Wonderful Thing’

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Metal god Rob Halford is the latest to comment on the Chick-fil-A controversy. A firestorm erupted when the fast food chain’s president, Dan Cathy, expressed his opposition to gay marriage in a radio interview. As a result, there has been some public outcry and protests of the chicken chain across the country.

Halford, the openly gay Judas Priest singer, told Noisecreep, “Before I get into this, I just want to say that I love America. I love the American Constitution and the First Amendment. I’m actually watching a PBS documentary that I got on DVD about the life of John Adams. If you really get into the heart and soul of this great country, it’s all about the constitution and the First Amendment and the freedom of speech.”

The singer added, “Everybody in this country has the right to say what they think and feel and what best represents them. The people at Chick-fil-A have the absolute right to say and do what they want. It doesn’t matter that all of these people disagree with their opinion. The question was how would the people that agree with what that man said do to support the company and how would the ones against his anti-gay remarks protest.”

Halford says he thinks it’s great that there have been people showing up in droves to spend money at the restaurant and peacefully assemble on one side, but there have also been people boycotting the company on the other. He adds, “What you’re seeing here are the elements of the American Constitution in all of their glory. It’s a wonderful thing to see happening and talk about and the fact that everyone is discussing the gay rights issue is great.”

Sharing his own thoughts on gay marriage as it pertained to the controversy at hand, Halford stated, “I don’t think that man thought too much about the business consequences of what he said, but I think he was standing for what he believes in. I don’t agree with him at all, but God bless the man. It’s as simple as that.”

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