Despite his avowed hatred of the ACLU, Bill O'Reilly, in defending Chick-fil-A, quite the First Amendment maven. But he's being a bit selective about his advocacy for free speech because, in 2010, he vehemently asserted that the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church did not have the right to protest at the funeral of a fallen soldier. Flash forward two years and he's defending the right of another homophobe, Chick fil-A president Dan Cathy, to declare that gay marriage is bringing down God's wrath. It's interesting that O'Reilly would deny the right of free speech to one group of homophobes whilst protecting the rights of another homophobe who, as does Westboro, believes that "God hates fags."
Chick Fil A, on the other hand… has managed to keep all their bad press mostly under the rug until this. They have a class action lawsuit pending against them in Georgia for mass firing single mothers, and last year they settle out of court for firing people based on their religion.
Which one can Bill side with and not get as much on him? Chick Fil A for sure in the short run. We’ll see about two weeks from now.