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Rep. Scott mum on Chick-fil-A controversy

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The Georgia Democratic congressman in whose district Chick-fil-A is headquartered has remained curiously silent on controversial comments its chief executive made that have drawn reactions from everyone from mayors to muppets.

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy set off a firestorm last Thursday when he told the Baptist Press that America’s embrace of gay marriage was an invitation to God to pass judgment on the nation, though he said his company supported the “biblical definition of the family unit.”

The reaction was as swift as it was fiery, but no where to be found in the spread was Rep. David Scott, whose metro Atlanta district is home to the Peach State blue chip.

Multiple requests for comment over the last three days from Scott’s aides were met with silence, even as prominent Democratic pols throughout the country have pledged to cripple the Georgia-based fast food giant.

Boston Mayor Thomas Memino vowed last Thursday to block the company from extending its fried chicken franchise to a local tourist haunt.

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston,” the mayor told a local paper. “We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion. That’s the Freedom Trail… And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell name is, on our Freedom Trail.”

Memino’s rebuke was chased on Monday by the decision Monday of the Jim Henson Company to scuttle it’s partnership–wherein the creators of the Muppets provided toy promotions for child menu offerings–with the restaurant.

And yet still no word from Scott.

- James Richardson

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