ERLC President Russell Moore says Cathy ‘modeled integrity, hard work and compassion’

By Elizabeth Bristow
Sep 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 8, 2014—ERLC President Russell Moore commented today on the life of S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A and devout Christian, who passed early Monday morning.

“Truett Cathy demonstrated that the lordship of Christ is about the whole of life,” said Moore. “He modeled integrity, hard work and compassion. The ‘closed on Sundays’ sign on his stores is a countercultural statement that man does not live by bread alone, and there is more to life than a bottom line. He is now in that eternal Sabbath rest, where the banquet is never closed. On earth, he will be missed and, I pray, emulated.”

A press release on the Chick-fil-A website said Cathy “died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones” at the age of 93. More information for press can be found here:

The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn. and Washington, D.C.


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