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Rob Halford Issues Statement About Chick-fil-A
In an interview with Noisecreep over the weekend, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding fast food chain Chick-fil-A and its president’s public statements against gay marriage.
Halford, who came out of the closet in 1998, took a rather measured stance on the nation’s big news story, which has lately evolved into a series of protests and counter-protests on all sides.
“Everybody in this country has the right to say what they think and feel and what best represents them,” Halford said. “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.”
He went on to explain: “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."
Halford wasn’t the only musician adding his two cents to the issue over the weekend. Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley of Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips got in on the action on Friday, participating in one of the many “kiss in” protests that took place across the country.