DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has weighed in on the Chick-fil-A controversy, claiming that both the "left" and the "right" are wrong in their treatment of the chicken eatery's chief executive and his views on gay marriage.
In a recent interview with Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A chief executive Dan Cathy said that although he doesn't consider Chick-fil-A a "Christian business," he does operate on "biblical principles."
"We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that," Cathy said.
Draiman, who has never been afraid to voice his opinion on controversial topics, took to Twitlonger.com (a related Twitter site that allows one to send tweets that require more than 140 characters) to write, "What happened to the Land Of The Free? What happened to freedom of expression, speech, and religion? It's my humble opinion that both the left and the right are wrong on this one.
"The rest of the world is watching us and laughing (again) while the right rallies in support of the Chick-fil-A CEO and chain (whom I may not agree with, but whose freedom of speech is protected by the consistution), once again trying to shove their ideas and values down the rest of the country's throat; and the left, holding a kiss in, shoving their way of life (a life I completely support and which they are entitled to) in the country's face as well.
"Grow up, people. Let people live their own lives. Worry about your own lives.
"Everyone calm down and shut the fuck up.
"Can't we all just get along? Jeez."