WASHINGTON -- A controversial conservative county supervisor in Northern Virginia is the latest elected official to join the debate over Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based fast-food chain that has found itself in the middle of an intense fight over gay rights.
Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R), seen in the video above, recently stood outside the Sterling location of Chick-fil-A, according to The Loudoun Times, holding a holding a sign reading "Support Chic[k]-fil-A's Stand For American Morality!"
"I'm urging you to shop at Chick-fil-A," Delgaudio says in the video. "Buy lunch, buy dinner, buy breakfast. They've taken a stand on moral values. They've taken a stand for traditional values. We should stand with them."
It's not a big surprise that Delgaudio would come out in support of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's controversial views against gay marriage.
Delgaudio is president of the right-wing, anti-gay advocacy group Public Advocate Of The United States and recently came under fire by the Southern Poverty Law Center for using a gay couple's engagement photo in a series of anti-gay political mailers.
This isn't Delgaudio's first time dealing with the politics of food, either.
In June, in a blog post called "Don't Buy Cheerios Chex Cinnamon Toast Crunch Fiber One Kix Lucky Charms Monsters Total Trix Wheaties" Delgaudio advocated a boycott of General Mills due to the Minnesota-based company's opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
In the Chick-fil-Avideo, Delgaudio urges those who don't live nearby a Chick-fil-A restaurant to call to express support.
Or, he says: "Buy stock in Chick-fil-A. My goodness, that'll really upset those homosexual lobbies, wouldn't it?"
Delgaudio's organization has been labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.