While big-city mayors crow like roosters to demonstrate who’s toughest on “Chick-fil-A values,” shredding constitutional free speech guarantees as they strut for the media, Heritage’s Jennifer Marshall helpfully shines some light on the chicken franchise’s impressive work to strengthen families.

Of course, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy wasn’t making a speech or otherwise looking to ruffle feathers when he talked about his family’s biblical views. He wasn’t running for—or from—anything. (And, thankfully, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who seems to want to tell everybody else what to do, wisely chose to sit this one out.)

Cathy simply was answering questions posed in an interview distributed by the Baptist Press—and that sealed his fate with so-called liberals and progressives, including those in the dominant media.

“The media’s frenzied feeding on the Chick-fil-A flap has implied that family-friendly means anti-gay and given the impression that Cathy’s original comments set out to stoke one of the hottest issues of the day,” Marshall writes in a guest blog for Patheos.com.

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