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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tim Thomas backs Chick-fil-A

By ESPNBoston.com

A Facebook post Thursday from goalie Tim Thomas, who created waves when he skipped the White House ceremony honoring the Boston Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup championship, read, "I stand with Chick-fil-A."

No stranger to political controversy, Thomas offered his support of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy, who has come under fire for his recent comments in opposition to same-sex marriage.

Cathy told the Biblical Recorder (Raleigh, N.C.) newspaper earlier this month that Chick-fil-A was "guilty as charged" for its support of "the biblical definition of a family. " He reiterated that stance in a subsequent radio interview.

Politicians and gay-rights advocates have lined up to denounce Cathy and Chick-fil-A for their anti-gay rhetoric.

On Wednesday, Boston mayor Tom Menino added his voice to the chorus.

"There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it," Menino wrote in a letter stating he would oppose a Chick-fil-A attempt to open a restaurant in Boston.

Thomas has used his Facebook page in the past to illustrate his political views and also to announce that he will take the 2012-13 NHL season off.

Information from ESPNBoston.com's James Murphy and The Associated Press was used in this report.