Mike Huckabee organized a day where everyone against gay equality eat at chick fil a on a specific day. In the wake of a boycott... it was a success, it became a political issue. Cities who were entertaining permits to new franchises said no to them on the opinion. the following week(s) were dead due to the standing boycott but huckabee's eat in gave them months worth of business. Someone at chick fil a sent out a statement saying they back peddled. And weeks later after the LGBT celebrated the win. Dan Cathy said no... but instead of making new articles about beating a dead horse. The media just posted an update on the old archived articles so the masses were not fully aware...
With Barilla... the CEO went on a Italian radio show saying to the affect he will never put gays in his advertisements and that he only wants traditional families eating his noodles and in detail how women belong in the kitchen making his food... the shares dropped upon the boycott....
Barilla is purely an opinion... Dan Cathy opinion goes further to fund campaigns to keep gays from obtaining equal rights