The Political Left vs Chick-Fil-A

Introduction:
Chick-Fil-A became a focal point of the angry left in the summer of 2012 when the founder of the company, S. Truett Cathy, expressed his opinions in support of traditional marriage.  Those in favor of same-sex marriage took it upon themselves to punish Mr. Cathy by running his company out of business by staging boycotts and protests at Chick-Fil-A stores across the country.  It was immediately evident that the protesters were greatly outnumbered by regular customers, and the issue became a referendum on homosexual marriage in which the general public voted with their feet (and their money).  The backlash against the left-wing activists and in favor of Chick-Fil-A continues to this day, and you would think that the protesters would eventually learn from it (and desist), but they never really have.


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Why Liberals Hate Chick-fil-A.  Chick-fil-A is unabashedly pro-American.  I suspect that is the real reason for the animus that so many liberals bear against the company.  There was a time when liberals were generally patriotic.  George McGovern is a good example: he was wrong on just about every issue, but he was a veteran who loved his country.  That is no longer true.  Now, while no doubt there are honorable exceptions, liberals are usually anti-American.  They have been taught a twisted, Zinnified version of American history, and they have internalized a Chomskyite view of the world in which all evils are traceable to American misdeeds.  Liberals tend to be angry, unhappy people, and it is convenient for them to blame their problems on their country's supposed failings.  Organizations like Chick-fil-A that are pro-America, pro-religion (Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sunday), and culturally upbeat are anathema.

Double-Double Failure for the Left's Fast Food Boycotts.  We all remember when, in 2012, the left pressed for a massive boycott against Chick-fil-A for the company's stance on a definition of "marriage" that includes same-sex couples.  In short, CEO Dan Cathy had expressed some opinions in favor of the traditional (or Biblical, as he refers to it) definition of marriage, and the left lost its collective mind.  Leftists demanded a boycott, suggesting that all Americans who ate at Chick-fil-A were not just Americans who happened to like chicken sandwiches more than they cared about the extremely partisan smear campaign, but that anyone who would eat at Chick-fil-A is an evil person who hates gay people.  Some would argue that the efforts backfired when the restaurant chain immediately experienced a "record-setting day," as "supporters thronged to many of its 1,600 locations, causing traffic jams and hours-long waits."

It's Just a Chicken Sandwich.  Calm Down.  By now everyone is aware that the fast-food giant Chick-fil-A came under withering assault from the virtue-signaling bigots of the LGBT political movement in America.  Because its chief Dan Cathy holds to Biblical sexual ethics, miserable people made his remarkable food chain the bane of their existence.  They organized boycotts, gay "kiss-ins," and a propaganda campaign that accused perhaps the most polite people in the food industry of being filled with hate.  It was nonsense.  And it remains nonsense.  I say remains because the LGBT political movement is not giving up.

These Homosexuals Are Chickenxxxx.  Homosexual activists have ginned up a fake controversy targeting Chick-Fil-A just because one of the chicken outlets was kind enough to donate sandwiches and brownies to a "marriage seminar" run by a group that happens to oppose same-sex marriage.  How utterly pathetic of the activists.  How utterly pointless.  How utterly unhinged.  The homosexual groups' tactics are Leninist.

A Christian Business in the Left's Crosshairs.  Chick-fil-A is run by devout Christians who believe in strong marriages, devoted families and the highest standards of character for their workers.  The restaurant chain's official corporate mission is to "glorify God" and "enrich the lives of everyone we touch." ... Democrats are always ready to invoke religion to support their big government, taxpayer-funded initiatives.  But when an independent company — thriving on its own merits in the marketplace — wears its soul on its sleeve, suddenly it's a theocratic crisis.

Mozilla, Duck Dynasty, Chick-fil-A, and the politicization of everything.  Would you boycott a family dinner because your grandfather holds some politically incorrect views about welfare recipients?  Or, would you uninvite a neighboring family from attending a block party after learning that they attend an evangelical church that upholds a traditional definition of marriage?  Most reasonable people would say "no," adhering to the old adage that it's rude to talk politics in polite company.  Unfortunately, this rule of etiquette that has governed civil society for ages seems to be quickly evaporating in the world of commerce, as highlighted by the now notorious case of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.  This impolite seed should be quickly uprooted before it sprouts into a world where everything is politicized.

Penalizing Those Who Hold Biblical Views of Marriage.  In a series of instances we have seen the gatekeepers of civil society attack those who hold Biblical views about marriage and sexuality — Chick-fil-A, Barilla Pasta, Craig James who was fired from ESPN, and now Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.  It is even worse, of course, when it is the government that penalizes those who hold Biblical views.  That should be anathema in America.  While A&E exercised its rights, in a growing number of incidents, government has not respected the free-contract and free-speech rights of Americans.


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San Antonio City Council Sued Under Save Chick-Fil-A Law.  Today [9/9/2019], Jonathan Saenz, Esq., President of Texas Values, joined a press conference with citizens of the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and Comal County announcing a lawsuit against the San Antonio City Council under the Save Chick-fil-A Religious Freedom Law.

Lawsuit: San Antonio to Face the Music for Chick-fil-A Airport Ban.  On Thursday [9/5/2019], five Texans who frequent the San Antonio airport and wish to eat Chick-fil-A there filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio under S.B. 1978, a new Texas law dubbed the "Save Chick-fil-A Bill."  The new law forbids government actors from discriminating against religious groups or those associated with them, and removes government legal immunity from agencies that do so.  The law's passage followed the San Antonio airport's ban on Chick-fil-A, citing "a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior" and calling the fast-food chain "a symbol of hate."  "The city's continued exclusion of Chick-fil-A is based 'wholly or partly' on Chick-fil-A's past and present contributions, donations, and support for certain religious organizations, including the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which it provides through WinShape, its charitable foundation," the lawsuit explains, citing the new law directly.

Lawsuit: San Antonio to Face the Music for Chick-fil-A Airport Ban.  On Thursday [9/5/2019], five Texans who frequent the San Antonio airport and wish to eat Chick-fil-A there filed a lawsuit against the City of San Antonio under S.B. 1978, a new Texas law dubbed the "Save Chick-fil-A Bill."  The new law forbids government actors from discriminating against religious groups or those associated with them, and removes government legal immunity from agencies that do so.  The law's passage followed the San Antonio airport's ban on Chick-fil-A, citing "a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior" and calling the fast-food chain "a symbol of hate."

Chick-fil-A opens first international store as eager customers step over bodies of 'die-in' protestors.  Chick-fil-A manages to do the seemingly impossible: it enjoys the largest per store sales of any fast food chain, despite being closed on Sundays.[...] Yesterday [9/6/2019], Chick-fil-A ventured beyond the borders of the United States for the very first time, opening the first of 15 planned stores in the Greater Toronto Area, and militant homosexuals as well as animal righties attempted to obstruct customers, some of whom started lining up as early as 6:30 A.M., from entering the store.

Chick-fil-a greeted by protesters as it opens its first Canadian location.  Today [9/6/2019], Chick-fil-a opened its first Canadian location in the city of Toronto.  Naturally, there was a protest which featured chanting and a die-in.  But there were also people eager to try the food.  When the new store opened at 10:30 am the first people inside had been camped out front all night.

Chick-fil-A's Toronto opening stormed by protesters: 'Cluck off'.  The grand opening of Chick-fil-A's first international location in Toronto was met by a grand protest Friday by LGBTQ activists, who argued that the chicken-centric chain owner's historically antigay policies will clash with the culture of Canada's largest city.

Kansas University Pushes to Ban Chick-fil-A for 'Safety' and 'Mental Wellbeing' of Students.  The faculty group inside Kansas University is afraid of a chicken sandwich.

Banish 'Bastion Of Bigotry' Chick-Fil-A To The Basement, Says KU Faculty Members.  Faculty members at Kansas University (KU) want to banish a campus Chick-fil-A back to the basement because it's a threat to "the mental well being" of some on campus.  The chicken chain is the most popular fast-food restaurant in America for the fourth consecutive year, but concerned faculty members think Chick-fil-A doesn't represent the "safety and inclusion" of students, according to Fox News.

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Safety, inclusion, bigotry, and "mental well-being" are code words.  The battle against Chick-Fil-A is all about homosexual activism and race-based political opportunism.  Nobody feels more unsafe at Chick-Fil-A than they do at Whataburger.

Odessa Chick-fil-A locations come together to help First Responders.  The Chick-fil-A on University Blvd., along with Chick-fil-A at the Odessa Town Center, cooked and packaged 500 sandwiches for first responders in Odessa.  After Saturday's heartbreaking events, the restaurant planned to close early and send their team home to be with their families.  As they walked out of the restaurant, the team saw an opportunity to feed local law enforcement.

New Texas Laws Effective September 1: Save Chick-Fil-A Religious Freedom Bill Becomes Law.  The Save Chick-fil-A Religious Freedom law, SB 1978, which passed with bipartisan support, protects all Texans, not just Chick-fil-A.  The law ensures, just like the First Amendment intended, that no one is discriminated against by the government for associating with, or donating to, a religious organization.  The law prohibits state and local governments from denying a contract, loan, scholarship, grant, license, registration, admission to a school or university, or employment because of a business or an individual's support or donation to a religious organization.

Chick-fil-A deal prompts boycott calls by KU faculty; 'feelings of safety' threatened.  Kansas University's Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council is livid with the expansion of Chick-fil-A on campus and calling for Jayhawks to boycott the eatery.  The popular fast-food chain is in the crosshairs of yet another college group due in large part to Dan Cathy, the company's president and CEO, supporting the traditional definition of marriage in 2012.  At issue with the council is a "Chick-fil-A Coin Toss" at the start of football games and the university's decision to move the restaurant to high-traffic part of the campus.

The Real Chick-fil-A.  Perhaps you didn't hear about the Chick-fil-A employee who leaped through a drive-thru window to save a choking child.  The child was being strangled by his seat belt, and the employee, using a pen knife, freed him.  Or the story of a homeless man who went into a Chick-fil-A begging for a few scraps and instead received a full meal and prayers.  Or how in Maryland, a Chick-fil-A store manager went to the aid of a ninety-six-year-old veteran and fixed his flat tire.  Or the boy who was scheduled for brain tumor surgery the Monday after Easter and requested a meal from Chick-fil-A.  Even though it was a Sunday when the restaurant was closed, the manager of the local franchise went to his store, prepared the meal, and delivered it to the courageous young boy.  Chick-fil-A practices what it preaches through inspiring and empowering their employees and sticking to its beliefs.

We're in for another round of people screaming at a chicken sandwich.  It must be a slow news week.  The usual suspects are yelling at Chick-fil-A again.  The latest round of angry shouting directed at the Georgia-based restaurant comes days after the fast-food chain Popeyes announced it had added a new fried chicken sandwich to its menu.  The introduction of a supposedly non-problematic chicken sandwich has served as a springboard for certain journalists and commentators to launch into the regular tirades about how Chick-fil-A's continued existence is a blight on human existence, what with its Christian themes and right-leaning corporate culture and all.

The left steps up efforts to destroy conservatives' lives.  Since the left can't win the debate solely in the realm of ideas, it resorts to vicious attacks on conservatives, from physical attacks to trying to destroy their careers. [...] This is similar to what is happening with Chick-fil-A.  The left called for a boycott of the fast-food chain because its owner made public statements against same-sex marriage and its charitable side donated millions to conservative organizations.  But conservatives fought back by frequenting the chain even more often.  Consequently, Chick-fil-A has been named the nation's top fast-food restaurant for the fourth year in a row.  The survey is based on feedback from 23,000 customers.

Chick-fil-A Tops Poll as America's Favorite Fast Food Restaurant.  Chick-fil-A has topped an annual nationwide poll as America's favorite fast food restaurant, surpassing In-N-Out Burger.  Market Force, a customer satisfaction company, released its annual look at "America's favorite" fast food chains this week, polling more than 7,600 consumers about their favorite fast foods.

Chick-fil-A manager changes tire in parking lot for 'shaking, almost in tears' 96-yr-old WWII vet.  Though hateful critics constantly falsely accuse Chick-fil-A of being an intolerant, bigoted restaurant chain, time and time again the uber popular eatery has defied its left-wing haters by demonstrating what real tolerance, kindness and empathy look like.  Such was the case this week at a Chick-fil-A in Maryland, where on Thursday a distraught senior citizen waltzed into the restaurant "shaking, almost in tears" over his flat tire.

Chick-fil-A in NYC vandalized during Pride parade.  A Chick-fil-A in Manhattan was vandalized Sunday [6/30/2019], during the World Pride Parade.  As first reported by the Daily Caller, cross-shaped pink tape that read "F*** haters" marked the front window of the midtown Manhattan location, which was closed during the parade for Sunday.  The same epithet was scrawled in black marker on the window.  A colorfully decorated sign with the message, "LOVE is a terrible thing to waste" was also seen propped up against the door.

Chick-Fil-A Employee Jumps Through Drive-Thru Window, Saves Choking Boy.  A Chick-fil-A worker leaped to action — and right out the window of a drive-thru — to save a choking boy.  Logan Simmons, a 19-year-old manager at the restaurant's Flowery Branch, Georgia location, was working the window when he observed a vehicle in line not moving up.  A man came to the window and asked for a pair of scissors to free a customer's son, who was being choked by a tight seat belt, the Gainesville Times reported.

Chick-fil-A named America's favorite restaurant chain for fourth year running.  Once again, Chick-fil-A has been named America's favorite restaurant based on customer satisfaction.  For the fourth year in a row, the fast-food chain topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for limited-service restaurant chains.  The index is based on results from nearly 23,000 consumers.  Chick-fil-A scored an 86 on the ASCI's 100-point scale, which is down one point from last year, Forbes reports.  For comparison, McDonald's scored a 69, Burger King a 76 and KFC a 78.

Chick-fil-A [is] now [the] #3 restaurant chain in [the] U.S..  Despite incessant attacks from the left and being open one less day per week than its competitors, Chick-fil-A soared to become the third-largest restaurant chain in the United States — behind only McDonald's and Starbucks — and figures show the Christian-owned eatery is quickly closing the gap.

America Under Democrats:  Forcing Americans To Pay For Abortion And Banning Chick-Fil-A.  Companies guided by Christian values or even companies whose owners hold traditional Christian views separate from business policies, like Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy, have not received the same protections.  Small bakeries and pizza shops have been fined or put out of business for their company values, and Chick-fil-A has been discriminated against in cities across America.  San Antonio and Buffalo are currently being sued for violating the First Amendment for banning Chick-fil-A from their city's airports.  Just three years ago, Hillary Clinton said religious "beliefs have to be changed" if they don't fit political goals, and this cycle's crop of Democratic presidential hopefuls are doubling down on efforts to remove the barriers that faith poses to political ends.  If this doesn't send chills through the spines of Americans, it should.

Texas governor signs controversial 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill into law.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday [6/10/2019] signed the so-called "Save Chick-fil-A" bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms.  Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community.  Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but he had signaled his support through a tweet a few weeks ago, DallasNews.com reported.

California City Officials Fight To Keep Chick-Fil-A From Doing Business.  Another city has taken up the torch in the Left's ongoing quest to hound fast-food giant Chick-fil-A.  "A San Mateo County official is pushing to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening up in Redwood City," reports CBS Local news.  "The McDonald's restaurant on Whipple could soon be tuning into a Chick-fil-A, making it the chain's 13th restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area."  San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa told reporters he is seeking to prevent the restaurant from obtaining an "architectural permit" due to its founder, Dan Cathy, previously expressing support for traditional marriage and for donating funds to pro-marriage groups.

San Antonio [has been] sued over Chick-fil-A ban.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a petition Monday seeking documents from the City of San Antonio after their city council banned Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport.  The petition calls for the city to hand over "documents deemed public under state law" to determine if unlawful, discriminatory motives were at play in their March decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from an airport concession contract.

Geraldo Rivera, Dan Bongino Defend Chick-fil-A from P.C. Cultural Coercion.  A fast food franchise like Chick-fil-A shouldn't be discriminated against due to the religious views of its owner, political pundits Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday [5/28/2019].  Rivera and Bongino denounced the cultural bullying and business boycotts currently being waged against the Christian-owned chicken franchise, such as two recent airport bans.  Chick-fil-A should be judged on the quality of its chicken, not on any type of "political litmus test," Rivera said.

The FAA Opens Religious Discrimination Investigation after Airports Ban Chick-fil-A.  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating religious discrimination claims after Chick-Fil-A was rejected by two airports in Buffalo and San Antonio due to what many believe is because of the company's Christian foundation and guiding principles.  The Department of Transportation announced the investigations on Friday [5/24/2019].

Department of Transportation Launches Investigation Into Chick-fil-A Bans.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Friday [5/24/2019] that it will investigate whether two airports violated federal law or transportation regulations by denying a contract to Chick-fil-A on religious grounds.  "The Department has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner's religious beliefs," DOT said in a statement.  "FAA's Office of Civil Rights has notified the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) that it has opened investigations into these complaints."

'Save Chick-fil-A' bill passed by Texas House.  The controversial "Save Chick-fil-A" bill has been approved by the Texas House after being passed last week by the state Senate.  On May 20, the divisive Senate Bill 1978, as it is formally known, was passed with a 79-62 vote in the House, NBC News reports, advancing from a 19-12 vote in the Senate last Thursday [5/16/2019].  "The bill as filed ensures religious beliefs are protected from discrimination.  It's about the First Amendment and freedom of speech, freedom of religion — those uniquely American rights," bill author Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, said of the legislation, as per the Dallas Morning News.

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Why is the protection of First Amendment rights considered divisive?

Texas "Save Chick-Fil-A" Bill Moves Toward Governor's Desk.  It was only a week ago that a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to protect the religious freedom of business owners was halted due to a procedural maneuver.  The bill, known as the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill, was re-introduced and survived a second attempt to stop it.  While the subject in the press reports is the story of what happens when LGBTQ activists attempt to deny business contracts to a fast food franchise, specifically, in this case, Chick-fil-A in a major city's airport, it is the story of state legislators protecting the religious liberty of business owners.  The battle is over the right of a business owner to financially contribute to charitable organizations in line with his or her religious beliefs.

Chick-fil-A says it has 'much higher calling' amid charity backlash.  Chick-fil-A is taking the high road in response to a handful of liberal critics alleging the popular fast food restaurant is hostile to LGBTQ individuals.  The executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Chick-fil-A's vice president of corporate social responsibility, Rodney Bullard, told Business Insider the Christian-owned company has "a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that's being waged."

Texas 'Chick-fil-A' Bill Banning Adverse Government Action Based on Moral Conviction Revived in Senate.  The Texas Senate initially passed the dubbed "Save Chick Fil-A" bill by state Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) on Wednesday [5/15/2019].  The amended version of Senate Bill 1978 prohibits governmental entities from taking adverse actions against people for their affiliation with or donations to religious organizations.

'Save Chick-fil-A' bill defended by Texas lawmaker: 'This is about our freedom of religion, our freedom of worship'.  Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach spoke out Tuesday on "Fox & Friends" to defend a piece of legislation that has been dubbed the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill.  The bill was quietly revived in the Texas Senate Monday after being struck down in the House last week via a procedural maneuver.  The controversial legislation would prevent the government from penalizing businesses for exercising their religious rights, a conversation which began after Chick-fil-A was barred from opening a location at the San Antonio Airport.

Texas LGBTQ Caucus Kills 'Save Chick-Fil-A' Bill.  In a major setback for religious freedom, the Texas House failed to pass HB 3172 (the First Amendment Defense Act also known as the 'Save Chick-fil-A Bill') last night before a key deadline.  Before debate and a vote could take place, a questionable point of order was called on the bill by radical leftist State Rep. Julie Johnson (D-Carrollton & member of the LGBTQ Caucus) and was approved by the House parliamentarian and Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen.

Texas college student leaders want Chick-fil-A thrown off campus — and their vote is unanimous.  The senate of Trinity University's Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution recommending the removal of Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio campus, the Trinitonian reported.  "Trinity's values of diversity and inclusion and Chick-fil-a's values regarding the LGBT+ community are mutually exclusive," last week's resolution said, according to the San Antonio Express-News.  In March, the city of San Antonio banned Chick-fil-A from its airport over the restaurant's "legacy of anti-LGBTQ" behavior.

Chick-fil-A likened to 'pornography' as university's faculty push for chain's campus ouster.  The anti-Chick-fil-A protests that started in 2012 have taken a new twist — this time with the restaurant chain being likened to "pornography."  Left-wing activists condemned the popular company seven years ago due to Dan Cathy, the company's president and CEO, supporting the traditional definition of marriage.  Ironically, faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are likening the Christian-friendly business to sexually explicit films.



"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Isaiah 5:20        




What Chick-fil-A taught me about life.  Prior to his death in 2014, Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy used to regularly remind the operators of his stores that they weren't in the chicken business — they were in the people business and just happened to be selling chicken.  Walk into any of the Atlanta-based company's 2,300 outlets and it's clear that Cathy's vision remains its North Star.  Though the food is really good — it's the company's consistently superior customer service that turns ordinary diners into what they like to call their "raving fans."

Chick-fil-A makes rare Sunday delivery for boy with brain tumor.  Chick-fil-A might usually be closed on Sundays, but that doesn't mean they're not willing to help out a child in need.  Danny Agee, a young boy from Temple, Texas, was scheduled for a brain tumor surgery on the Monday after Easter.  The night before the operation, Danny mentioned that he was hungry.  When the doctor said he could eat whatever he wanted, he requested one of his favorites:  Chick-fil-A.

Standing Up for Chick-fil-A.  Last month, the San Antonio City Council voted to exclude the privately owned company as a concessionaire at the city-operated airport on the grounds that its owners' opposition to same-sex marriage — mainly expressed years ago, prior to the Obergefell decision — amounts to "a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior."  The company has no record of discrimination against employees or customers on the basis of sexual orientation; the objection is that disagreeing with a political agenda for religious reasons justifies a government boycott.  The city council's action against Chick-fil-A was apparently prompted by a campaign led by activist group ThinkProgress, as punishment for the views of company founder Dan Cathey, a devout Christian.  City councilman Roberto Trevino, who sponsored the motion to ban Chick-fil-A, boasted afterward that blacklisting a company for its owners' religious beliefs "reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion."  Only in the Orwellian language that progressives often use could suppression and exclusion be celebrated as "equality and inclusion."

San Antonio council rejects bid to reconsider Chick-fil-A airport ban.  Weeks after formally blocking Chick-fil-A from opening up shop in San Antonio International Airport over the company's alleged "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior," the San Antonio City Council narrowly struck down a motion to reconsider the controversial decision with a 6-5 vote.  "Make no mistake, this was never about a chicken sandwich," Councilman Greg Brockhouse said of the news in a press release.  "It was about respecting everyone in our community, honoring faith and being all-inclusive."

The McCarthyite, Anti-Christian Campaign Against Chick-fil-A.  The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is wanted on suspicion of aiding and abetting Christian organizations.  The home of the "original chicken sandwich" was banned from its second airport in two weeks for the offense of contributing to Christian groups deemed anti-gay by its critics.  The San Antonio City Council voted to exclude the restaurant from its airport, and Buffalo, New York, soon followed suit, thus denying travelers the option of juicy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries in the cause of social justice.

The Low Standards of Hate in the Sixth-Worst Airport in America.  "San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior," San Antonio Councilman Roberto Trevino declared, after blocking Chick-fil-A from opening at the airport.  Does Chick-fil-A prohibit gay people from buying chicken?  No, but they donate to the Salvation Army.  Local media and ThinkProgress claimed that the move was in response to a report by the leftist anti-religious site accusing Chick-fil-A of giving charitable donations to groups with "anti-LGBTQ records".  What are those groups?  The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army. [...] San Antonio's crackdown is especially bizarre since the Salvation Army is a popular destination for corporate gifts.  Major donors include American Airlines, Delta, FedEx and UPS all of whom, hopefully, operate in the sixth-worst airport in America.  Does San Antonio Airport plan to ban Delta flights?

What the San Antonio City Council Did to Chick-fil-A Might be Unconstitutional.  Calls for boycotts against the fast-food retailer don't seem to be working, but that hasn't stopped elected officials from attempting to stop the company from opening new restaurants.  San Antonio's city council recently voted to keep the restaurant out of the San Antonio International Airport after it was reported the company gave money to other Christian organizations that oppose homosexual behavior.  But that might have been an illegal move.  The Texas Tribune reported that Ken Paxton, Texas attorney general, is investigating to determine whether lawmakers violate the U.S. Constitution.

The Unlawful Campaign against Chick-fil-A.  In the past two weeks, two different airports have blocked Chick-fil-A from the premises.  First, the city council of San Antonio banned the chain because, in the words of councilman Robert Trevino, "everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport."  Then, two weeks later, a New York Democratic assemblyman, Sean Ryan, announced that the Buffalo airport food vendor was prohibiting Chick-fil-A from operating in its food court.  Ryan was explicit about the reason, declaring in a statement that "the views of Chick-fil-A do not represent our state or the Western New York community."

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On Wednesday, April 17, help support Chick-fil-A.  The San Antonio City Council recently banned a Chick-fil-A because of its Christian values.  This egregious attack follows a growing trend of anti-Christian intolerance and bigotry by the government against Christians for simply living out their faith and holding to the biblical truth about marriage and sexuality.  No Texas business or individual should ever be punished for practicing their faith.


Civil rights official cautions NFTA about Chick-Fil-A and airport.  The NFTA is under fire from a top civil rights official over reports Chick-Fil-A has been ruled out from the Buffalo Niagara International Airports' food concessions.  Peter Kirsanow, of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is accusing the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of discriminating against the national chicken chain on religious grounds.

Chick-fil-A banned from another airport over anti-LGBTQ claims.  Chick-fil-A has been banned from a second airport, this time in New York, amid an ongoing controversy surrounding its charitable donations to Christian and socially conservative groups that allegedly discriminate against the LGBTQ community.  New York Assemblyman Sean Ryan, a Democrat, celebrated the decision by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) and Delaware North to not move forward with plans to bring Chick-fil-A to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Banning Chick-fil-A Is Wrong and Illegal.  On [March] 21st, the San Antonio city council banned Chick-fil-A from the city's airport, citing a "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior" as an excuse.  This action appears to be an unconstitutional assault on the restaurant owners' religious freedom, but that didn't stop the council form voting six to four to exclude Chick-fil-A from being in the food court at the San Antonio Airport.

Woman sues Chick-fil-A after she spills coffee on her lap.  According to WPXI-TV, Leigh Mehalick alleges that one of the store's employees handed her a steaming cup of coffee with a defective lid during an August exchange.  Mehalick filed the negligence suit on Tuesday [3/26/2019] in Fulton County Court.  The station reported that Mehalick purchased two hot coffees at the drive-thru.  One of the cups reportedly spilled in Mehalick's lap due to either a defective lid or lid that was not affixed to the cup properly.

Another Airport Drops Chick-Fil-A After Democrats Complain.  After the City Council in San Antonio, Texas effectively barred Chick-fil-A from opening a franchise at the airport, we noted that this was an egregious assault on the free market based entirely on the municipal government's supposed ability to punish a private sector business for its owner's speech or religious beliefs.  Clearly, not everyone took that constructive criticism to heart because we're now seeing the same thing on the other end of the country.  Up in Buffalo, New York, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport has been planning the construction of a new restaurant area for travelers.  On Thursday, the contractors working on the project made the mistake of publicly talking about their "excitement" at having a Chick-fil-A franchise there.

Texas Attorney General pounces:  Come and take our Chick-fil-A.  Earlier this week Jazz wrote about the decision by the San Antonio City Council to ban Chick-fil-A from the city's airport.  It was a bone-headed move, to be sure, based on the religious-ideological bigotry of the left.  San Antonio, your nation's seventh largest city is like other large cities in that it is governed by liberals.  As the leftists in the media like to say, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pounced.  Paxton notified the mayor and city council Thursday [3/28/2019] by letter of his decision to open an investigation.  He also sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chou, requesting she open her own federal investigation into potential violations of federal law and Transportation Department regulations.  Paxton is going after the decision on the grounds of upholding religious freedom.

Blacklisting Chick-fil-A.  No one is surprised when cities like San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle enact policies driven by the latest progressive imperatives.  In Texas, where I live, observers have long believed that a statewide Republican majority would insulate the Lone Star State from such pressure.  Capital city Austin's traditionally liberal politics — its unofficial slogan is "Keep Austin Weird" — have usually seemed like an exception to the statewide rule.  But now it appears that San Antonio, the state's second-biggest city (and seventh-largest in the U.S.), has gotten "woke," too, blacklisting a well-respected business because of its owners' political contributions and religious beliefs.

San Antonio bans Chick-fil-A from airport.  The airport in San Antonio, Texas is getting a new look, including the dining area.  But as of this week, that look won't include Chick-fil-A.  The City Council has decided to take a stand for intersectionality or something and ban the delicious chicken outfit from the property.

Sen. Cruz:  San Antonio Citizens 'Deserve More Delicious Sandwiches, Fewer Rabid Attacks' on Charitable Companies.  "Come on," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) exclaimed Friday [3/22/2019] in response to news that Chick-fil-A has been banned from opening a location in San Antonio International Airport because it contributed to charities with Christian values.  In a tweet, Sen. Cruz reacted to a U.S. News article reporting that the San Antonio City Council revoked the fast food franchise's new planned location because of its pro-family charitable contributions. [...] As examples of Chick-fil-A's "legacy of anti-LGBT behavior," U.S. News cites three examples of the Chick-fil-A Foundation's 2017 charitable contributions:
  •   Fellowship of Christian Athletes:  $1.6 million,
  •   Paul Anderson Youth Home:  $6,000,
  •   Salvation Army:  $150,000

San Antonio Bans Chick-Fil-A From Airport Over 'Anti-LGBTQ Behavior'.  The San Antonio City Council banned Chick-fil-A from San Antonio International Airport over "anti-LGBTQ behavior" as part of a new concession plan for the airport.  District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño motioned to approve the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère for the airport Thursday [3/21/2019] on condition Chick-fil-A be excluded from the agreement.  Treviño asserted Chick-fil-A has a "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior" and that such a business had no place in the city's airport.

San Antonio City Council Says Chick-Fil-A Not Welcome At Airport After Think Progress Report.  After a report published by the liberal website Think Progress earlier this week on Chick-fil-A's 2017 donations, the fast food restaurant chain has effectively been banned from the San Antonio airport thanks to the city council. [...] We've seen efforts in the past from social justice warrior snowflakes at colleges across America to ban Chick-fil-A from their campuses.  But when these types of bans come from elected officials, they are much more chilling.

Chick-fil-A banned from San Antonio airport over alleged 'legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior'.  Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they're craving Chick-fil-A's crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the air hub due to the company's alleged "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior."  On Thursday [3/21/2019], six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the airport, KTSA reports.  The seven-year contract for concession management at the terminal is expected to create $2.1 million in revenue for the Texas city; the motion that passed gave the green light to food shops including Smoke Shack and Local Coffee.

San Antonio bans Chick-fil-A from airport.  A San Antonio councilman made a motion Thursday [3/21/2019] to ban Chick-fil-A from the airport.  District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño made a motion Thursday to approve the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère at the San Antonio International Airport, but that the agreement exclude Chick-fil-A.  "With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," Treviño said.  "San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior."

Socialist students bawk to ban 'white supremacist' 'capitalist cult' Chick-fil-A.  An environmental group in Athens, Georgia is demanding that the University of Georgia ban Chick-Fil-A from campus, calling the fast food restaurant chain an "industrial, white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist cult."  Athens EarthStrike, some of whose members also belong to the Athens Young Democratic Socialists of America student group, which describes itself as the official chapter of YDSA Athens and the University of Georgia, is targeting Chick-fil-A for its use of non-compostable packaging and is further claiming that the chicken chain uses unsustainably-sourced poultry, according to the student publication The Red & Black.  The group also claimed that "capitalist cults" of Chick-Fil-A and the Georgia poultry farms "as a whole exemplify violence," the group told Campus Reform.

Chick-fil-A on track to become No. 3 fast-food chain in US.  The fast-growing chicken-sandwich franchise is poised to become the third-largest fast-food chain in the country next year by sales, replacing Subway, according to Kalinowski Equity Research.  Chick-fil-A would leapfrog past Taco Bell, Burger King and Wendy's, the No. 4, 5 and 6 chains respectively, according to the firm.  The privately held company "has rocketed this year," Mark Kalinowski said.  Last year, Chick-fil-A's stores grew by nearly eight percent, to more than 2,100.

NJ University Refuses to Bring Chick-fil-A to Campus Over Chain's 'Corporate Values'.  New Jersey's Rider University sent a survey to students asking them which restaurants they would like to see on campus, but when it became clear Chick-fil-A was the top pick, the school told students the popular fast-food chain would not be brought to campus.  Campus Reform first reported on the survey that was sent to students during the spring semester.  After the results were compiled, the school sent an email to students on November 1, saying Chick-fila-A's "corporate values have not sufficiently progressed enough to align with those of Rider."

University refuses campus Chick-Fil-A after admin poll revealed it was students' top choice.  Rider University in New Jersey sent a survey to students during the spring semester, asking them which restaurants they would like to see the school bring on campus.  But when it became clear that Chick-Fil-A was the students' top choice, the college disregarded the results of the survey.  The school will not bring the popular fast food chain to campus because "their corporate values have not sufficiently progressed enough to align with those of Rider," according to a Nov. 1 email sent to Rider students and obtained by Campus Reform.  The school went on to clarify that the decision was in an effort to "promote... inclusion for all people."

Chick-fil-A opposed by Pittsburgh Public School as marathon sponsor for kids.  The Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors has voted unanimously to oppose Chick-fil-A as the corporate sponsor for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel program, TribLive reported.  The school board voted the resolution in on Wednesday [10/31/2018] over concerns about the Atlanta-based company's historic stance on LGBTQ issues.

Why opening a Chick fil-A franchise is nearly impossible.  With the average Chick fil-A store making roughly $4 million in sales annually, the highest out of QSR's top 50 American fast food restaurants, it's easy to see why so many people are interested in franchising the popular chicken restaurant.  The likelihood of ever becoming a franchisee, however, is slim.  Chick fil-A receives nearly 40,000 franchisee inquires annually and only ends up approving roughly 100 applications, according to the Washington Post.

Chick-fil-A overtakes Starbucks as teens' favorite restaurant, survey determines.  Don't worry, Starbucks.  Teens will still need someplace to hang on Sundays, at least.  According to Piper Jaffray's semi-annual "Taking Stock With Teens" survey, teenagers from homes with an average income of of $68,000 prefer Chick-fil-A to Starbucks for the first time since 2011.  The study found that 12 percent of such teens preferred Chick-fil-A compared to the 10 percent who still preferred Starbucks.  McDonald's came in third (7 percent) while Chipotle, Taco Bell and Olive Garden tied for fourth (4 percent each).

Gay Activists Battling Chick-fil-A Sponsorship of Pittsburgh Marathon.  Chick-fil-A is under attack once more by the "Gay mafia," this time over its sponsorship of the upcoming Pittsburgh Marathon.  The Three Rivers Marathon announced in late September that the family-friendly and Christian-owned fast-food franchise would serve as the main partner for a one-mile kids' marathon slated for the May 4 Three Rivers Marathon weekend, and would also help sponsor the Kids of Steel initiative, a nutrition program for children throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

Chick-fil-A partnership with Pittsburgh Marathon causes ire among LGBT activists.  The Pittsburgh Marathon ran into some problems earlier this month when it announced Chick-fil-A as the official title partner for its children's race.  Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) announced its partnership with Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh late last month and celebrated with a family-oriented event on Oct. 2.  Children posed for photos with the iconic cow mascot dressed in running gear and took home prizes and coupons.  Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh serves as the title partner of the kids' marathon and a presenting partner for Kids of STEEL, a nutrition and activity program for children in southwestern Pennsylvania.

North Carolina Chick-fil-A restaurant opens Sunday to help with Florence relief efforts.  In a rare move, a Chick-fil-A restaurant in North Carolina got to work Sunday to help with Florence relief efforts.  A Triangle Town Center location in Raleigh was open Sunday in order to prepare food as Florence continued to wreak havoc on the area, a Chick-fil-A spokesman confirmed to Fox News.  "While Chick-fil-A restaurants are always closed for business on Sunday, some local restaurant teams volunteer to serve their communities in times of crisis," the company said in a statement.

Left-Leaning Fast Food Fans Lose Appetite After In-N-Out Burger Donates To California Republicans.  Cult fast food chain In-N-Out Burger is getting served after it was revealed the restaurant chain donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party. [...] The late CEO, Rich Snyder, was an evangelical Christian and supporter of Republican candidates, and current president Lynsi Snyder is also devout.  Like cult chain Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out doesn't make its founders' Christian values a secret, per se.  Customers just might be so focused on their Animal Style burgers that they don't notice the references to Bible quotes printed on the wrappers.  However, it's not clear that the company's current leadership is nearly as aligned with the Republicans as that of Chick-fil-A, a company that has backed organizations that restrict LGBT rights.

Dad delivered baby in Chick-fil-A bathroom. 'Little nugget' gets free nuggets for life.  Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin's birth certificate will always be a conversation starter.  That's because in the spot for "location," it reads, "Born in Chick-fil-A," according to a Facebook post from her father, Robert Griffin.  Her dad, who isn't a doctor, is listed as the attending physician.  Robert Griffin detailed the Tuesday night of a lifetime in that Facebook post.  It all started, he wrote, when Team Griffin pulled into the Chick-fil-A parking lot to drop off their other two daughters with a family friend, on their way to University Hospital.

Chick-fil-A doesn't need your celebrity endorsement.  For the third consecutive year, Chick-fil-A was ranked the top fast-food restaurant in customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index's annual survey, released Thursday, Fox Business reported.  Despite coming under fire from LGBT customers for Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's Christian stance on marriage, and even though the restaurant is closed on Sundays, unlike competitors, the Georgia-based chain easily surpassed other fast-food restaurants, receiving a rating of 87 out of 100.  The next closest was Panera Bread, at 81, and the average fast-food restaurant earned a score of 80.

The Editor says...
I ate at Panera Bread about a week ago, for only the second time ever, and I found the service to be astonishingly slow, the food was no more than adequate, and the prices were not competitive.  Mrs. Editor likes the place, but I don't see what the attraction is.

Chick-fil-A Employee's Work Experience Is Shockingly Opposite of Progressive Supposition.  It's hard to tell whether the Huffington Post was trolling half the Internet or musing in earnest with their latest false choice:  If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can't Keep Eating Chick-fil-A.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the mistake of publicly declaring his love for the country's best fried chicken food chain (in so many words) during Pride Month.  CNN's Soledad O'Brien and plenty of others reminded Jack of Chick-fil-A's alleged anti-gay attitude, prompting Dorsey to backtrack, thus starting a national conversation, again, over Chick-fil-A's values.

Democrats Just Declared All-Out War on 'Homophobic' Chick-fil-A.  [Noah] Michelson is upset that Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, supports traditional marriage and is not supportive of gay marriage.  He's also upset that the organization has a nonprofit that Michelson believes are anti-LGBTQ.

The Left Declares War on Homophobic Chicken Sandwiches.  In today's [6/13/2018] Huffington Post, Noah Michelson finally stood up to the scourge facing LGBT Americans: non-discriminatory chicken sandwiches.  In an piece titled, "If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can't Keep Eating Chick-fil-A," Michelson makes the case that you must choose between your stomach and your love of gay rights.  Why, exactly?  Chick-fil-A has never discriminated against gay Americans in any way; their owners just happen to be religious Christians who support traditional marriage.  But that's enough to earn the ire of the radical Left.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Apologies for Eating at Chick-fil-A, "I Forgot About Their Christian Background".  Chick-fil-A's slogan is "eat more chicken" — not act like one!  Unfortunately, that's exactly what Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did after activists slammed him for posting evidence that he'd stopped by the fast-food chain.  After six years, the controversy over Chick-fil-A is still sizzling — and, as we learned over the weekend, just eating there can ruffle plenty of feathers.  Dorsey sent LGBT activists into a frenzy when he posted a picture of the money he saved using a new cash app.  "Boost @ChickfilA," he tweeted.  The meal may not have given him indigestion, but it certainly turned the stomach of the far-Left.  Users resorted to public shaming, insisting that Dorsey was a traitor for visiting the chain at all — let alone in June.  "This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, @jack," Soledad O'Brien tweeted.

Twitter CEO Caves to a Liberal Backlash, Says He Was Wrong to Eat Chick-Fil-A.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Sunday [6/10/2018] expressed regret over eating at Chick-fil-A, because of the chicken company's CEO's personal views on gay marriage.  Dorsey tweeted a screenshot from his phone that showed a purchase he had made at Chick-fil-A using a mobile application.  After a liberal backlash, however, Dorsey apologized for eating at the popular fast food restaurant.

The Editor says...
If there is a restaurant that you find so completely reprehensible, repugnant, and abhorrent that you would have to apologize for having eaten there, then why would you ever go in there in the first place?  As for me, the only reason I don't eat at Chick-Fil-A every day (except Sunday) is that the nearest one is always so crowded!

Chick-fil-A gives the left the ultimate smack-down, on wages.  Chick-fil-A, the Christian-owned business assaulted and assailed and pariah-cized by the rabid left based on its owners' commitment to family values, has destroyed one of the left's most cherished myths.  Instead of paying its workers minimum wage, as all evil businesses, especially Christian ones, supposedly do, it's paying its workers a premium, giving them more than a little extra in their paychecks in a stunning rebuke to left-wing tropes about worker solidarity and the need for unions.

Chick-fil-A Mocks the Lefty Myth About Wage Stagnation.  "As the owner, I'm looking at it big picture and long term."  Those are the words of Eric Mason, owner of a Chick-fil-A in Sacramento, CA.  Mason was talking about his employees and sales.  He believes successful restaurants are an effect of happy, well-paid workers.  That's why he's offering his employees wage increases that would boost their pay from $12-13/hr. to $17-18/hr.  That Mason is raising worker pay well beyond California's minimum wage is a reminder that pundits on the left are flying blind when they emote about stagnant wages.  They could learn a lot from Mason.  Mason sees very clearly what they don't:  low-wage workers are incredibly expensive.

Would Starbucks ever do this?
Chick-fil-A honors fallen soldiers with special empty table.  Chick-fil-A celebrated fallen soldiers on Memorial Day by setting an empty table in remembrance of them.  At several locations across the country, the chicken chain set a special place as a reminder of those who've lost their lives serving our country.  "It's a tradition in military services when you have a formal celebration to have a table for those who didn't make it back," retired Navy Commander Marinus Storm, who runs a Chick-fil-A in Jacksonville, Fla. said in a statement.  The Missing Man Tables, also referred to as Remembrance or Fallen Soldier Tables, were set with a white tablecloth "for the purity of the service members' motives in serving their nation" and an "empty chair that will never be filled."

Will Starbucks become America's largest chain of homeless shelters?  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile Chick-Fil-A — owned by a conservative family whose traditional views on marriage have earned the wrath of many left-wing cities and college campuses — has the highest sales per location of any quick-serve chain in the country, almost four times the amount of Starbucks.  Perhaps there's a lesson to be learned there for other American companies considering whether or not to capitulate to the social justice mob.

Chicken Fried Hate.  In the six years since this initial dust-up between Chick-fil-A and the LGBT tyrants, and in spite of the relative silence from the chicken sandwich giant on the highly important matters of marriage and family, the left's hatred for the Christian-owned business has not abated.  Whether it's in the pages of The New Yorker, on the Huffington Post, on the campuses of a growing list of leftist-dominated colleges or universities (and even high schools), or out of the mouths of totalitarian-minded liberals, the hate-filled, intolerant left continues to attack Chick-fil-A.

Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes.  Another unhinged liberal pathology is back:  Chick-fil-A-phobia.  Perhaps, in the interest of public health, the CDC should launch a weekly C-F-A-P surveillance report to map the recurrence of this culturally infectious disease.  Early-onset symptoms include fear of pressure-cooked poultry, allergic reaction to waffle potato fries and an irrational hatred of cow costumes.  Anti-Christian prejudice and coastal elitism are common comorbidities associated with this debilitating progressive condition.  Ground zero for the latest outbreak?  The headquarters of The New Yorker magazine.  This week's issue online features the bigoted lament of writer Daniel Piepenbring, who decries the fast-food chain's "creepy infiltration" of the Big Apple and warns against the company's "pervasive Christian traditionalism."  Chick-fil-A opened its fourth location in the city last month.

The Editor says...
If you get a whiff of "pervasive Christian traditionalism" when you visit akdart.com, I hope you will tell everyone you know.

People are slamming a writer for calling Chick-fil-A 'creepy' and criticizing its 'pervasive Christian traditionalism'.  The New Yorker published an article bashing Chick-fil-A's "creepy infiltration" of New York City and criticizing the chain's "pervasive Christian traditionalism."  Fans of the chain were quick to defend Chick-fil-A on social media.

Who's more bigoted and intolerant:  Chick-fil-A or the New Yorker writer who attacked it?  I was honestly astounded the New Yorker actually printed Dan Piepenbring's bigoted and downright ignorant attack piece Friday titled "Chick-Fil-A's Creepy Infiltration of New York City."  If we want to have a good-natured debate on Chick-fil-A versus Wendy's based solely on personal preference, I'm all for that.  That's capitalism at its finest.  But Piepenbring's piece objected to the supposed "infiltration" of Chick-fil-A on the basis of its owners' religious beliefs.  Consider the overt bigotry of this headline statement: [...]

'Creepy' Chick-fil-A slammed by 'New Yorker' writer from Brooklyn.  Look out, world.  New Yorkers have discovered that their city has four Chick-fil-A restaurants — including the world's largest.  Word got out last week in a New Yorker magazine article titled "Chick-fil-A's creepy infiltration of New York City."  The author is Dan Piepenbring, described as being from Brooklyn.

Chick-fil-A's Creepy Infiltration of New York City.  New York has taken to Chick-fil-A.  One of the Manhattan locations estimates that it sells a sandwich every six seconds, and the company has announced plans to open as many as a dozen more storefronts in the city.  And yet the brand's arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism.  Its headquarters, in Atlanta, is adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple's feet.  Its stores close on Sundays.  Its C.E.O., Dan Cathy, has been accused of bigotry for using the company's charitable wing to fund anti-gay causes, including groups that oppose same-sex marriage.

The Editor says...
To a New Yorker, I guess that sounds like an indictment.  To anyone else, it sounds like a promotional brochure.

Chickens scare New Yorker.  Chick-fil-A scares Dan Piepenbring, a freelance writer in Brooklyn.  He believes the Atlanta-based chain of chicken sandwich shops is one long nightmare for the City that Never Sleeps.

The New Yorker Magazine Describes Chick-fil-A as "Creepily Christian".  There's nothing more frightening than a Christian with a Jesus bumper sticker fish on their Camry.  Unless that Christian wants to eat a chicken sandwich.  In which case, ring the bell in Time Square.  Batten down the hatches and brace for the stampeding heard of people who pray before they eat.  Hell hath no fury like a disciple of Christ feeling peckish.  Or so The New Yorker would have you believe, as the heathens at Chick-fil-A are advancing on the streets of the Big Apple.

'New Yorker' Columnist:  Chick-Fil-A Is Evil And Must Be Banned From Our Holy City.  On Friday [4/13/2018], The New Yorker honed in on a serious threat to the lives of all New Yorkers: the arrival of Chick-Fil-A in their homey little corner of the universe.  In a 1400-word diatribe titled "Chick-Fil-A's Creepy Infiltration of New York City," one Dan Piepenring wrote that New Yorkers should not accept the intrusion of a popular restaurant serving chicken because the owner happens to be a religious Christian.  "The air smelled fried," Piepenring wrote, ominously.  "New York has taken to Chick-fil-A... And yet the brand's arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism."  What signs are there of this incipient theocracy?  Its Atlanta corporate headquarters — not its New York store or any of its other stores — has Bible verses and a statue of Jesus, and its stores close on Sundays.  That's it.

Chick-fil-A to become nation's third-largest fast food restaurant by 2020, analysts say.  Craving Chick-fil-A?  Better get in line right now:  A new report estimates the restaurants are going to be in much higher demand by the turn of the decade.  According to restaurant consultancy firm Technomic, which shared its findings with Buzzfeed News, Chick-fil-A is poised to become the third-largest fast-food chain in the nation by 2020 in terms of sales, trailing behind only McDonald's and Starbucks.

Chick-fil-A opening near NYC's Grand Central Terminal, expecting 'extreme volume' and campouts.  Chick-fil-A is planning to open its third location in midtown Manhattan — and possibly its busiest in all of America — right across the street from Grand Central Terminal.  "[Our] Midtown restaurant is expected to be one of the busiest Chick-fil-A locations in the country given its proximity to Grand Central Station, which serves more than 750,000 commuters each day," writes Chick-fil-A in a news release.

Branded 'hate chicken' by the left, Chick-fil-A feeds Atlanta's stranded travelers.  As thousands of Atlanta's airport passengers found themselves stranded due to a power outage in what was for many an unfamiliar airport, who should come out to feed them for free, making their hellish travel ordeal a bit less hellish?  Sure enough, it was Chick-fil-A, the delicious chicken fast food chain that was otherwise branded "hate chicken" by rabid leftists during a 2012 flap over marriage and the company owners' unwillingness to support opening up the institution to same-sex couples.

Chick-fil-A broke from tradition and opened on a Sunday — and there's an incredible backstory.  With the world's busiest airport closed for hours without power, stranding thousands of passengers, Chick-fil-A broke one of its core rules this past weekend and served fried chicken on a Sunday.  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost power Sunday afternoon, causing more than 1,000 flights to be grounded.  As day turned to night, the city of Atlanta turned to Chick-fil-A to help craft a solution.

Chick-fil-A Opens Sunday to Feed Stranded Atlanta Airport Passengers.  Chick-fil-A broke one of its core rules and opened on Sunday [12/17/2017] to feed stranded passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport during a massive power outage.  The fast-food chain, which is famously known for being closed on Sundays to give employees a day to rest and worship, got to work to help feed thousands of travelers during a nearly 11-hour power outage at the world's busiest airport, local NBC affiliate WXIA reports.

Chick-fil-A opened on Sunday to feed travelers stranded at Atlanta's airport.  Chick-fil-A on Sunday [12/17/2017] broke with tradition by having its employees work during a day it is usually closed.  The fast food chain made the unusual move to help feed passengers stranded during a massive power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Chick-Fil-A Feeds Stranded People At Atlanta Airport — On A Sunday!  Fast food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A is famously closed on Sundays, but that didn't stop them when people stranded at the Atlanta Airport needed help.  Chick-Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy was a devout Christian, and his restaurants are all closed on Sundays, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Chick-fil-A patrons trash restaurant after heated exchange with staff.  A pair of Chick-fil-A customers in Florida were unsatisfied with their local restaurant's service — so they decided to trash the place on their way out.  The incident took place on Monday night at a Chick-fil-A in the River City neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla., according to Allison Music, a witness who shared footage of the ordeal on Facebook.

Chick-fil-A patrons trash restaurant over cold nuggets.  A pair of Chick-fil-A customers in Florida were unsatisfied with their local restaurant's service — so they decided to trash the place on their way out.  The incident took place on Monday night [7/31/2017] at a Chick-fil-A in the River City neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla., according to Allison Music, a witness who shared footage of the ordeal on Facebook.  In her post, Music explained that she was waiting for an order at Chick-fil-A when she saw a teenage boy arguing about his order with the staff "for a good 15 or 20 mins."  She also said the manager had locked up the store in response.

Jacksonville Chick-fil-A trashed during fracas caught on camera.  A Nassau County woman took to social media to vent after witnessing a fracas at a Jacksonville Chick-fil-A restaurant.  The incident happened at some point Monday night [7/31/2017] at the River City Marketplace location.  The witness, Allison Music, said several customers grew unruly during some sort of disagreement over chicken nuggets.  The disturbance began as two male customers arguing with staff for roughly 20 minutes, Music said.  She said it continued when two women — who are related to one of the male customers — undeterred by a locked door, barged in and confronted employees.

Customer gets angry at Jacksonville Chick-Fil-A.  An angry customer makes a scene and trashes a Chick-Fil-A in Jacksonville.  And some of it was caught on camera.  Store management says they got the police involved.  The video shows two women yelling at Chick-Fil-A employees.  Later, a customer yells back, as a woman tosses condiments all over the floor.  You'll even hear something shatter in the background.  Allison Music was there and posted the videos on Facebook.  In the police report, an employee tells officers one of the suspects was complaining and trying to get refunds and free food.

Florida women trash Chick-fil-A during argument over order.  Video she posted shows the women arguing with employees, tossing condiments on the floor and throwing an object that could be heard breaking in the background.

Animal Rights Activists Pretend To Slaughter Animals In Chick-fil-A Protest.  While many Chick-fil-A fans were enjoying their free chicken as part of the annual Cow Appreciation Day, kids at one Florida restaurant were left terrified after animal rights activists showed up to the restaurant wearing bloody clothing and carrying fake knives to simulate animal slaughter.  Fox 13 reports that on Tuesday, while many kids were dressed up as cows for Cow Appreciation Day, Direct Action Everywhere activists arrived at the Pinellas Park Chick-fil-A dressed up as cows, chickens, and butchers.  The butcher pretended to slit the throats of the cows and chickens, which were covered in fake blood, using a fake knife.

Food critic's reasons you 'shouldn't eat at Chick-fil-A' backfire hilariously.  The review says "the fast-food giant serves up some solid food, but with a side of unpalatable baggage."  The "unpalatable baggage" is of course that the owner of the company doesn't toe the liberal line politically.

Deliciousness Not Welcome:  Chick-fil-A blocked at catholic college.  The war against delicious chicken sandwiches continues on college campus after Fordham University rejected a proposal to build a Chick-Fil-A restaurant to appease its LGBT students.  According to the Fordham Observer, the historically Catholic institution blocked a proposal from Aramark to renovate the grill area in the Ram cafe to accommodate a Chick-Fil-A.  Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy admitted in 2012 that he felt that same-sex marriage was wrong, but in 2014 said he made a mistake by making the company a symbol in the debate over the "marriage debate."  Liberals never forgave the fast food chain, and have protested their existence ever since.

University Students:  Chick-fil-A Makes Us Feel Unsafe.  Chick-fil-A is coming to the food court at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but some students are not happy about it.  Several students at the Catholic university have complained the fried chicken restaurant, which has the reputation of being extremely kind and generous to customers, will make them feel unsafe, Red Alert Politics reports.  "Chick-fil-A has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights," student senator Niko Martini told campus newspaper The Duke.  "I think it's imperative the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the [university's] mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion."

Florida Democrats clucking over voter registration drives at local Chick-fil-A restaurants.  Democrats in Pinellas County, Fla., are crying fowl over the supervisor of elections' decision to hold voter registration drives at nine area Chick-fil-A locations earlier this week on National Voter Registration Day.  Susan McGrath, head of the county Democratic Executive Committee and leader of the Pinellas Stonewall Democrats, a pro-LGBT equality group, says she is all in favor of getting out the vote — just not at Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based fast-food restaurant chain beloved for its fried chicken sandwiches and its adherence to the Southern Baptist culture of its founder by closing on Sundays.  The company's CEO Dan Cathy has made multiple remarks in the past expressing a personal opposition to same-sex marriage.

New Yorkers Flock to Chick-Fil-A, Despite De Blasio Urging Them Not To.  Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A.  The liberal mayor argued that the owners of the popular chicken chain are "anti-LGBT," calling for a boycott in New York.  It appears, however, that the mayor's words have backfired.

Poultry vs.  Pinhead:  New York City's mayor says boycott Chick-fil-A.  Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the New York City Council are calling for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A — urging citizens to refrain from eating plump juicy chicken breasts tucked between hot buttered buns.  "I'm certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn't urge any other New Yorker to patronize them," the mayor told DNAInfo.com.  Councilman Daniel Dromm was even more blunt — accusing the Southern restaurant chain of spreading a "message of hate."

Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor, tells citizens not to eat at 'anti-LGBT' Chick-fil-A.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the company's pro-traditional marriage views.  "What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong," Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info.  "I'm certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn't urge any other New Yorker to patronize them," he said, adding that "they do have a legal right."

The Editor says...
I would prefer to boycott New York City rather than Chick-Fil-A.

In Rat-Infested New York, Only Chick-fil-A Gets Shut Down For Health Code Violations.  Last year, 77 out of 154, or about half, of New York's restaurants were rat-infested — and that's on the ritzy Upper East Side, where a meal can run into hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.  Residents take great pride in filming YouTubes of New York's restaurants through their windows at night, cameras on as the vermin scurry around.  There are even interactive rat maps showing where Manhattan's vermin roam.  So it's more than a little passing strange that the city targeted the city's only Chick-fil-A for health code violations just months after it opened its doors.

Chick-fil-A Comes Out in New York City: Liberals hardest hit.  Manhattan's first Chick-fil-A opened this weekend, and despite liberal misgivings of the closed-on-Sundays fast food chain, the demand for chicken sandwiches wrapped around the building the block.

NYC Chick-Fil-A grand opening satisfies cravings, upsets animal and gay rights activists.  A highly adored and highly controversial fast food chain satisfied cravings and ruffled a few feathers Saturday [10/3/2015] with the grand opening of its first official Manhattan outpost.  Chick-Fil-A, the massively popular Southern staple owned by a conservative Christian family known for their anti-gay marriage views, hatched a 5,000-square-foot store in Herald Square to mixed reviews from fervent devotees and activists.

Denver City Council Moonbats Freaking Out Over Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Proposal In Denver Airport.  Let's cut to the chase on this story.  The city council is not taking its time to determine the validity of a restaurant permit; the City Council is seeking legal advice on what might happen if they deny such a permit.  It's a ridiculous, and quite scarey era, we live in when approval of a business license is dependent on the political affiliation of the owner.

Chick-fil-A location at DIA halted after Denver Council cites their LGBT stance.  What the heck has happened to Denver?  It used to be a nice place to live.  Now the City Council — specifically Councilman Paul Lopez — is saying that Chick-fil-A is a moral decision for the city.  Excuse me?  Whose morals?  You certainly don't have any that I can see.  Chick-fil-A serves all customers, regardless of their personal choices, so there is no problem there.  What they are objecting to is that charitable arms of the corporation give to anti-LGBT causes.  That's their right and none of their business.  To deny them a concession at the airport on this basis is a violation of their constitutional rights and their freedom of religion.

Haters Move Once More Against Chick-fil-A.  Some members of the Denver City Council want to punish Chick-fil-A for its owner's Christian beliefs about marriage.  They are contemplating blocking the very popular chicken sandwich joint from setting up shop in the Denver Airport.  Besides the owner's views on same-sex marriage, some members of the Council raised concerns about the "religion-influenced operation, which includes keeping all franchises closed on Sunday," according to the Denver Post.

Chick-Fil-A Leads All Fast-Food Outlets In Customer Satisfaction.  Chick-fil-A, the Christian fast-food company that is closed on Sundays to honor the Sabbath, ranks at the top of all fast-food companies for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015.  Chick-fil-A was vilified by LGBT supporters for its CEO's remarks supporting traditional marriage, but that hasn't stopped it from topping the list the very first year it was included.

CAAP: Cities Wanting To Ban Chick-fil-A 'The Same Thing' As Banning Blacks From Restaurants.  The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement.  "Some people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken — they don't want them in their cities," Rev. William Owens said at the National Press Club on Tuesday [7/31/2012].

American Taliban: Denver City Council Holding Up Chick-fil-A at Airport Because CEO Is Christian.  Liberals present themselves as devoted advocates of women's rights and homosexual privilege, and enemies of violence and religion.  Yet they ally themselves with Muslims, who enslave women, murder homosexuals, and reject reality in favor of their conspicuously violent faith.  In turn, Muslims overwhelmingly vote Democrat.  This is confusing until you realize that the content of their respective ideologies is inconsequential; it is only the ruthless intolerance with which the ideology is imposed that matters.  The most meaningful difference between Islam and liberalism lies in the methods used to coerce compliance, and these are determined by culture.

Business committee approves Chick-fil-A location at DIA.  The Denver Business Development Committee has unanimously approved a seven-year lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport.  Originally, the Denver City Council had placed a two-week pause on the request, citing the company's reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A flap rocks another American university.  The war on poultry rages on yet another public university campus — this time at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  The hullabaloo started last January when students were asked to select a new dining option for the student union.  Their choices included Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, IHOP, A&W and Sbarro. [...] However, it turns out majority does not rule at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  A vocal minority pitched a fit and demanded that Chick-fil-A be banished from campus.

Chick-fil-A responds to Orlando massacre with free food at a blood drive.  Several Chick-fil-A restaurants in Orlando on Sunday delivered sandwiches and iced tea to blood drives supporting victims of the gay nightclub terrorist attack.  The restaurant on University and Rouse Road delivered the food free of charge to the One Blood donation center, the DC Gazette reported.

Orlando Chick-Fil-A Opens on Sunday to Help Feed First Responders, Blood Donors.  Stories of heroism, strength and solidarity are beginning to emerge in the wake of the horrific terror attack in Orlando.  From first responders saving the lives of victims to blood donors lining up around the block, we've seen Americans come together to help in any way they can.  That includes several employees at an Orlando Chick-fil-A, who on Sunday delivered free food and drinks to people who were waiting in line to donate blood and law enforcement officials who responded to the mass shooting.

Chick-fil-A Silences 'Anti-LGBT' Label Once and for All with Show of Support in Orlando.  Chick-fil-A is known for a few things: delicious fried chicken, not opening on the Lord's day, and opposing homosexual marriage.  In fact, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted the chain restaurant as "anti-gay" in calling for a boycott last month.  But the local affiliate in Orlando opened its doors last Sunday, and not to make a profit.  On Sunday June 12, the day of the mass shooting at Pulse night club in Orlando, FL, the local Chick-fil-A at University Boulevard and Rouse Road fired up the grill.  Employees cooked up hundreds of fried chicken sandwiches, brewed dozens of gallons of sweet tea, and gave it all away.  For free.

Incoming Chick-fil-A draws concerns of some St.  Louis Park residents.  Five years ago, Chick-fil-A was involved in a major controversy over statements made by the fast-food company that many felt were hostile to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.  Now St. Louis Park residents are urging a Chick-fil-A franchise proposed at the Shoppes at Knollwood to operate in a different way.  "We just want to make sure that Chick-fil-A was put on notice that we will be monitoring their activities," said Zaylore Stout, a labor and employment law attorney.

Students fear new Chick-fil-A will create unsafe space on campus.  Students at Duquesne University are petitioning their school to reconsider a plan to bring Chick-fil-A to campus, arguing the fast-food restaurant's support for traditional marriage would create an unsafe environment for gay students.  Niko Martini, a student senator at the Pittsburgh university, filed a petition with the student government asking the school to reconsider the inclusion of Chick-fil-A in its Options Food Court.  "Chick-fil-A has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights," Mr. Martini said in a statement to the student newspaper, The Duke.  "I think it's imperative the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the [university's] mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion."

Johns Hopkins University's Student Government Opposes Chick-Fil-A Due To 'Microaggressions'.  The student government at Johns Hopkins University decided Chick-fil-A is not welcome on campus, as its existence would cause "microaggressions" against the gay community.  The College Fix obtained a copy of the Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association's resolution, "A Resolution Regarding the SGA's Opinion on Current and Future Chick-Fil-A Development Plans."  The resolution attempts to prevent Chick-fil-A from operating on campus "in a current or future sense."  The student government stated it "vehemently opposes" Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's opposition to gay marriage.

Chick-Fil-A Banned from Donating Food to School Event.  A high school football booster club in Ventura was prohibited from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches at its back-to-school night event because the principal didn't like the restaurant owner's position on gay marriage, according to CBS Los Angeles.

NYTimes Obit: Chick-fil-A Founder a 'Symbol of Intolerance'.  This morning [9/9/2014], New York Times reporter Kim Severson spiced up her obituary for Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy by tagging him "a symbol of intolerance" who presided over a "restaurant chain [seen by some] as a symbol of hate."

Billionaire Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dead at 93.  S. Truett Cathy, the founder of the U.S. fast food chain Chick-fil-A which drew protests two years ago when its president made public statements opposing same-sex marriage, died on Monday [9/8/2014] aged 93, the company said on its website.  Cathy, who was Chick-fil-A's chairman emeritus, died at home in the presence of loved ones, the privately held Atlanta-based company said.

Chick-fil-A Founder's Death leads to Nasty Comments.  Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder, died Monday [9/8/2014] at age 93.  With hard work, discipline, and dedication, he turned a single Atlanta diner into a popular restaurant chain and household name.  He rose from poverty to riches.  Cathy opened his first restaurant in 1946, just after returning from serving his country in World War II.  Today, Chick-fil-A has nearly 2,000 outlets in 39 states.  All along, the man was faithful to his business, his family, and his God.  You would think that his life's story would elicit nothing but praise.  But if you think that, then you don't live in modern America — that is, today's fundamentally transformed America.

School bans 'offensive' Chick-fil-A sandwiches.  Did the waffle fries and banana pudding milkshakes exceed the nutritional limits deemed acceptable by the federal government?  The answer, dear readers, is no.  It seems Principal Val Wyatt's ban has less to do with poultry and more to do with politics.  "With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn't want them on campus," Wyatt told the Ventura County Star.

The Left Tars and Feathers Chick-fil-A.  Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy recently incited the outrage of The Washington Post, actor Ed Helms, and at least five other celebrities by supporting marriage on the Ken Coleman radio program. [...] It appears Cathy's crime isn't so much that he holds the convictions he holds, but that he has the courage to voice them.

Conservative group hits Chicago alderman for blocking Chick-fil-A.  The leader of a Christian group today [7/25/2012] said Ald. Joe Moreno displayed hypocrisy for his decision to deny Chick-fil-A the right to open in his ward because of the chain restaurant president's opposition to gay marriage.  "It's hypocritical," said David Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute, which opposes gay marriage.  "Here's the alderman turning around and being intolerant and discriminatory because somebody has a different view than he does.  Would he do that to a Muslim company?"

Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city.  The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.

Chick-fil-A president says company opposes gay marriage.  Chick-fil-A has taken a stand against gay marriage, and the reactions are rolling in. [...] Chick-fil-A has been under fire from gay rights groups since early 2011, when it was revealed that an independent operator in Pennsylvania supplied food to an event sponsored by a group formed to defeat same-sex marriage initiatives.

Jim Henson Company Yanks Its Toys From Chick-Fil-A Kids' Meals.  Don't look now, but the Muppets want a divorce.  The Jim Henson Company is scrapping its kids'-meal-toy relationship with Chick-Fil-A now that the left-wing pressure is on to boycott the Christian fried-chicken chain, which is offering toys right now from the Jim Henson Creatures' Shop line.

The Left Tars and Feathers Chick-fil-A.  It's all part of the duplicity we've watched the left demonstrate for decades, but it's also part of a larger, more recent phenomenon that should trouble every American.  Those on the left are insisting that those in business have no right to have convictions of their own if they don't mirror what the left believes.  What [Dan] Cathy is experiencing is the tip of the iceberg.  Right now, people are in court and being severely fined simply because they wish to exercise their faith convictions in how they run their businesses.

Boston Mayor backs off attempt to block Chick-fil-A.  Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has stepped back from his threat to block Chick-Fil-A from opening a new store in the city.  His announcement comes a day after Antoine Dodson shared his definitive opinion about the controversy via YouTube.

Nation of Islam can open a restaurant in Chicago, but not Chick-fil-A?  The Mayors of Boston and Chicago are bullies in the truest sense, they have selected what to them seems like a safe target for their outrage and abuse of government power.  Menino and Emanuel have selected evangelical Christians for their selective bullying knowing full well that in Boston and Chicago there will be no repercussions.  Yet they will not take on more powerful groups who espouse far worse views on homosexuality and gay marriage.

The Assault on Chick-fil-A.  As Alderman Proco Moreno put it to the Chicago Tribune, "If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don't want you in the First Ward."  Given this response, you would get the impression that the fast-food chain has banned anyone who isn't straight from entering its establishments.  That, of course, is not true.  Like every other successful business, Chick-fil-A happily sells its products to anyone who can fork over a few bucks.  It is controversial only for donating to organizations that oppose gay marriage, including the Family Research Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  But apparently that's enough for Moreno to try to keep the business out of his ward.

The Chicken Inquisition.  Rahm Emanuel has been many things in life — ballet dancer, investment banker, congressman, White House chief of staff, now mayor of Chicago — and he apparently wishes to add another title to his curriculum vitae:  Grand Inquisitor.  He has denounced the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A and endorsed a Chicago alderman's plan to block construction of a new outlet because the company's executives do not share his politics.

Rahmbo Protects 'Chicago Values' From Chick-fil-A.  The politically incorrect personal beliefs of a food-chain owner provides politicians nationwide an opportunity to rail against nonexistent discrimination.

Rahmbo: 'Chick-fil-a values not Chicago values'.  I think Mayor Emanuel is on to something here.  By all accounts, Chick-fil-A is a well run, honest business.  And Chicago?  Well...  let's just say no one has ever used to the word "honest" to describe city government — or anyone who does business with the city.

Don't cross the forces of tolerance.  Proco "Joe" Moreno is Alderman of the First Ward of Chicago, and last week, in a city with an Aurora-size body count every weekend, his priority was to take the municipal tire-iron to the owners of a chain of fast-food restaurants.  "Because of this man's ignorance," said Alderman Moreno, "I will now be denying Chick-fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the First Ward."  "This man's ignorance"?  You mean, of the City of Chicago permit process?  Zoning regulations?  Health and safety ordinances?  No, Alderman Moreno means "this man's ignorance" of the approved position on same-sex marriage.  "This man" is Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A ...

The Chick-fil-A gay marriage controversy.  Gay marriage is one of those agonizing social issues in which the two sides do not remotely agree on the terms of the debate.  Those who share [Dan] Cathy's beliefs find it impossible to extend "marriage" to include same-sex relationships without altering the definition of marriage, which inherently requires a man and a woman.  Same-sex marriage proponents of good will disagree, arguing that the sex of the participants is not relevant to the importance and power of the institution.  It's possible to hold either of these positions without being motivated by bigotry.  Of course, the name of the game being played against Chick-fil-A involves ending the discussion, by ruling one side of this important social debate completely out of order, and dismissing their beliefs as unworthy of respect.

Al-Rahim and Chicago Values.  It is simply impossible to imagine that liberal Democrats would treat affirmations of Muslim faith with the kind of bullying that Cathy and Chick-fil-A have received.  Yet Islam is at least as doctrinally tough on homosexuality as Christianity is, and considerably tougher in practice.

Eat more chicken.  [Dan] Cathy did not say he would deny someone with a different view than his the right to eat in or work at any of his fast-food restaurants, which would violate the law.  He did not say anything hateful about them.  He simply expressed a deeply held conviction rooted in his Christian faith.  The reaction tells you everything you need to know about certain liberals who believe every sort of speech, activity and expression should be protected, except the speech, activity and expression of evangelical Christians.

Hate Chicken.  Ever since the Chick-fil-A President Cathy voiced his opinion in favor of the tradional view of marriage, politicians have been stumbling over themselves to threaten to discriminate against the Chick-fil-A company on the basis of the free expression of one of its executives.

Chick-fil-A's PR chief dies suddenly amid gay-marriage imbroglio.  The death of a top Chick-fil-A executive added to the fast-food chain's difficulties in trying to extricate itself from the public relations imbroglio ignited by its president's comments on same-sex marriage.  Don Perry, who had worked for the Atlanta company for 29 years and was its vice president for public relations, died unexpectedly Friday [7/27/2012], reportedly from a heart attack.

CAAP: Cities Wanting To Ban Chick-fil-A 'The Same Thing' As Banning Blacks From Restaurants.  The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement.  "Some people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken — they don't want them in their cities," Rev. William Owens said at the National Press Club on Tuesday [7/31/2012].

Chicago church leaders roast Rahm Emanuel over Chick-fil-A stance.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ticked off the flocks by criticizing Chick-fil-A.  Days after the big city boss blasted the chicken chain over its president's stance on same-sex marriage, an influential Baptist minister and Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago struck back.  The religious leaders, who support the traditional view of marriage, were incensed at Emanuel's claim that "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values."

Customers Line Up for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.  More than a hundred locals lined up outside of local Chick-Fil-A restaurants on Wednesday [8/1/2012] as part of Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, some in support of the company's stance on gay marriage, and some simply supporting the company's right to freedom of speech.

The Power of Positive Protest.  Last time I stood in such a long line, I was in communist Romania in the late seventies, waiting for food to be delivered or parceled out. [...] The line at Chick-fil-A was composed of happy faces, polite and friendly, eager to be there, many taking photographs of the crowd just like I was, wondering where the MSM was.  Why were they not there covering the mass of humanity that came out at one restaurant alone to show their positive support of our Judeo-Christian principles that America was founded upon?

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters.  It used to be that taking a bite of a chicken sandwich just meant you were hungry.  Now it has become a symbol of whether you stand for or against same-sex marriage, or — alternately — the right to express your personal views without fear of retaliation.

Chick-fil-A Supporters Pack Restaurants.  Customers packed Chick-fil-A restaurants Wednesday, in support of the company's stance against same-sex marriage.  In Morgantown [West Virginia], lines of cars spilled onto Patteson Drive, and customers wrapped around the entire dining area inside the restaurant, into the entryway of the restaurant to order.

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn asks NYU to evict Chick-fil-A.  A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.

Chick-fil-A fans fight back.  Chick-fil-A restaurants became hotbeds of cultural tension yesterday when hundreds of thousands turned up at fast-food joints after the chain placed itself at the center of a row over gay marriage.  Drive-through lanes were backed up and dining rooms packed as some diners showed support for the chain which was lambasted when the CEO said he opposes gay marriage.

Chick-Fil-A Breaks World Sales Record.  The left's attempt to damage Chick-Fil-A completely backfired yesterday [8/1/2012].  Not only did customers wait for hours in line to "eat more chikin" but many Chick-Fil-A locations ran out of food.

Gay Rights Activists Attempt to Bully Business.  How can Boston & DC mayors — Mineno and Gray — justify discriminating against Chick-fil-A when the unemployment rate in both cities is at a record high, especially for low skilled workers in both cities?

Of Free Speech and Chick-Fil-A.  Dan Cathy could have saved his company, Chick-Fil-A, a lot of trouble.  All he had to do was keep his views about family to himself.  Instead, he answered a question honestly.  In a recent media interview, the company's president and COO said what he believes and why he believes it.  But his politically incorrect views are intolerable, judging from the anger of many on the left, including several big-city officials who are dead-set against his views.

Media Crusade Against Chick-Fil-A Continues.  The manufactured controversy over Chick-Fil-A won't be dying down anytime soon, if media figures get their way.  Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy stated that he was "guilty as charged" when it came to supporting the traditional family, and commented on a radio show that "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say:  You know, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'"  That's tantamount to heresy in Hollywood and in New York and D.C. newsrooms.  The media have proven themselves in the tank for same sex marriage, and Chick-Fil-A is learning what it means to cross them.

Leftists are not usually concerned about the proper nutrition or healthy eating habits of their political enemies.
ACLU lawyer wants Chick-fil-A supporters to gorge on transfats.  If you support Chick-fil-A in the face of left-wing nutcase attacks over the restaurant chain's support of traditional marriage, ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose has some advice:  "Did you see that politicians Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are now trying to rally all homophobes to eat at Chick-fil-A?  I'm thrilled.  In fact, I encourage all bigots to load up on transfats and carbohydrates.  Go ahead  — eat your heart out on the "Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit" breakfast!  Mmmm."  Presumably, her idea is to trigger heart attacks.

Boycott about so much more than a chicken sandwich.  There's something about the public flogging of Chick-fil-A by government officials that seems un-American — lawmakers hell-bent on destroying a privately owned American company simply because of the owner's personal opinions.  Democrats in more than a half dozen major cities have led the charge — slandering Chick-fil-A's owner and calling for all-out bans on the company's expansion efforts in places like Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and San Francisco.

Exec Bullies Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It.  Adam Smith, former CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, caused quite a stir when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube.  Smith berates the worker about her company in the video, which was initially titled "Reduce $'s to Chick-Fil-A's Hate Groups."  It has since been taken down (though others have uploaded it too).

Why We Lined Up at Chick-fil-A.  We lined up all over America yesterday.  We Americans, who normally don't like lines, went out of our way to stand in one — some of us for over an hour — yesterday on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.  Why?  For one, we stood in line for the chicken sandwiches.  Is there a better sandwich in the country than their classic fried-chicken sandwich with those perfectly placed pickles?  Or a better milkshake?  I know I'd weigh ten pounds less if the local Chick-fil-A went away.

The Editor says...
Not me.  When I visit Chick-fil-A in Cedar Hill, I order the chicken strip salad and stay away from the milkshakes.

CBS Evening News Ignores Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.  On Aug. 1, CBS Evening News ignored the massive crowds that turned out that day at Chick-Fil-A restaurants around the nation in support of traditional marriage, free speech, or simply tasty fast food.  ABC and NBC, by contrast, covered "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day" with full and surprisingly respectful reports on their evening newscasts.  The August 1 episode of CBS Evening News completely failed to mention the massive crowds at Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the country.  And it's not as though the network was unaware of it.

Black Activists: Liberal Protest of Chick-Fil-A is 'Ultimate Example of Intolerance'.  Project 21's Derryk Green said it is liberals and homosexual activists who have tried to create the illusion that failure to support the idea of "gay marriage" is somehow a form of bigotry.  "Chick-fil-A executives and others who share a 'traditional' or religious understanding of marriage are unfairly characterized as hateful because the idea of being against a redefinition of marriage has been deceitfully conflated with being against homosexuals," Green said.

Masses line up to show support for Chick-fil-A CEO.  It took more than hour to order a chicken sandwich at a New Jersey Chick-fil-A yesterday as hundreds of diners descended on the fast-food chain to show their support for the company's CEO — a vocal critic of gay marriage.

45 photos of insanely long lines for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.  Today was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and after looking at all these pictures, I'd say it was a smashing success.

This article is replete with vulgar and profane quotes from the left-wing activist/reporter.
Florida Reporter Goes to Chick-fil-A, Finds Astounding 'Level of Hatred, Unfounded Fear, and Misinformed People'.  The media-news site JimRomenesko.com reports on Facebook comments by Fort Myers (Florida) News-Press reporter Mark Krzos, who summed up his disgust as he covered Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Chick-fil-A supporters turn out in mass for "Appreciation Day".  A massive rush on Chick-fil-A stores in the Charleston area Wednesday reflected more than an unusual hunger for chicken sandwiches.  Cars snaked around local stores, the lines spilling out into surrounding streets, as hundreds if not thousands came out to make a statement.

Chick-fil-A backers recognize appreciation day.  Churchgoers and supporters of religious freedom weren't too chicken to eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday.

Chick-Fil-A's Across The Country Are Absolutely Jam-Packed.  More photos.

Conservatives blast Chick-fil-A 'Tastes like hate' vandalism.  As police and store employees grappled with graffiti that appeared overnight on the back wall of a Torrance Chick-fil-A, online supporters and protesters alike criticized the vandalism.  "Tastes like hate" was scrawled in large black lettering on the wall of the restaurant, mimicking the chain's advertising.

Torrance Chick-Fil-A Vandalized.  The store manager of a Chick-fil-A in Torrance says the restaurant was targeted by vandals overnight.

The Silent Majority Goes to Chick-fil-A.  The Chick-fil-A controversy has no doubt been polarizing in some corners of the country, but the undeniable success of yesterday's nationwide rally to support the fast food chain means we're likely to remember August 1, 2012 as Silent Majority Day.

Mainstream Media Blacks Out Chick-fil-A Story?  Wednesday was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and Americans flocked to the fast food restaurant in response to criticism of COO Dan Cathy's opposition to same-sex marriage (as well as threats from the mayors of some major cities).  The photos of long lines and traffic jams reveal the extent of the restaurant's support — for some it's about traditional values and for others it's about freedom of religious exercise and speech in the face of government intimidation.

Chick-fil-A gains local support for traditional marriage and family unit.  Hundreds of patrons arrived at the Pheasant Lane Mall on Wednesday eager to support Chick-fil-A's president and his controversial statements supporting the "biblical definition of the family unit."  The large crowd of traditional marriage supporters was unaware that the franchise manager of Chick-fil-A in Nashua, Anthony Picolia, is helping to sponsor New Hampshire Pride Fest, a celebration of gay rights being held later this month in Manchester.

Chick-fil-A Kiss-In more of a raspberry.  Rarely do we get to see two competing viewpoints this explicitly matched against each other, with enough separation to judge the strength of each side. [...] The protests got mainly ignored, and none of them apparently disrupted business.  Actually, the only complaint made to police by a Chick-fil-A location was to clear the media away, when they began interfering with business.

Chick-fil-A flap reveals true gay agenda.  The homosexual lobby wants to outlaw Christianity.  This is the real meaning behind the uproar over Chick-fil-A.  The chicken sandwich franchise has become a lightning rod for the culture war.  Liberals despise it; conservatives back it.  Supporters of gay marriage want to prevent the Atlanta-based chain from expanding, demanding new restaurant permits be denied.  The reason:  Its CEO Dan Cathy opposes same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A: Deep Fried Civil War.  [S. Truett] Cathy would probably have spent his life as a moderately successful local restaurateur save for two innovations, one culinary and one cultural.  In the early 1960s the owners of a local poultry purveyor came to him with a bunch of boneless breast pieces they couldn't do anything with and he began experimenting with ways of making a fried chicken sandwich.

Chick-fil-A kiss-in protesters show their colors.  Leftists, when they get angry and let themselves be themselves, tend to behave in repellant ways.  That certainly seems to be the case with the gay marriage movement's anger at Chick-fil-A, as a former CFO now understands.  Captured on video by Legal Insurrection blogger Anne Sorock, participants in the kiss-in at the sole Chick-fil-A in Chicago mocked, one might even say harassed, an elderly African-American gentleman seated nearby reading his bible [sic].  This video will be ignored by the legacy media, who are always anxious to promote a soft and cuddly image of gay marriage, and protect the public from any negative images concerning homosexuality.

Gay Protesters Harass, Mock Homeless Man Reading Bible at Chick Fil-A.  Chicago Chick-fil-A "Kiss-In" protesters attack a homeless man reading his bible [sic].

The Editor says...
The word Bible is to be capitalized, without quotation marks, according to the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual, "when referring to the Scriptures in the Old Testament or the New Testament."

Another Chick-fil-A Vandalized.  Virginia Kruta reports that yet another Chick-Fil-A restaurant was vandalized by anti-speechers, this time in St. Louis at the Des Peres location.

The Speed of Progressivism.  The transformation of Chick Fil A from a fast food place that most liberals had never even heard of into the "Enemy of the People" is a reminder of the speed at which progressivism travels forward and backward in time.

Chick-fil-A is another victim of the leftists.  A fellow called me and told me the other day that the line to get into the Chick-fil-A on the University of Minnesota campus was about 100 deep and an hour long.  Reports from around the country said essentially the same thing, that people were turning out at Chick-fil-A fast-food places, presumably in a show of support for Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, who made some remarks that led some people to think he is personally opposed to same-sex marriage.

Great gay kiss-off lays a gigantic egg.  This was billed as the greatest protest since Occupy Wall Street.  Thousands of scantily clad gay men and lesbians said they'd lock lips in a coast-to-coast red-hot make-out session.  They were to blast anti-gay-marriage comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy.  But gays preferred staying home to watch "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

C'est Chick.  For three decades now, Chick-fil-A has been my only appointment fast-food stop.  I go there when hungry, and even when not.  Always cleaner than the inside of a Clorox bottle, the restaurants are run with warmth and efficiency, and are ruthlessly dedicated to customer satisfaction — the best quick-service franchise in America.  At most chains, you're just happy if they keep the rodent parts out of the condiments.

Leftists Silencing Chick-fil-A for Their Beliefs, Fascism in America.  You are not allowed to voice the belief, shared by many, that marriage is between a man and a woman.  You will be ostracized and your businesses will be destroyed.  One day, you will be imprisoned for a civil rights violations.  This is Fascism and it is our future if we ignore the Chick~fil~A predicament or allow the left to get away with demonizing Chick~fil~A with trivial complaints and straw men.

Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Values Drove Him to Work with Farrakhan.  Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, in a recent column, pointed out that Farrakhan "goes a lot further than Dan Cathy" in opposing same-sex "marriage."  As recently as two months ago, the racist, anti-semitic Farrakhan blasted President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage, noting he is "the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid" — adding that " ...sin is sin according to the standard of God" and "the Bible forbids it."

Police called in because of disruptive MEDIA members harassing employees at Hollywood Chick-Fil-A 'kiss-in'.  Apparently, in Hollywood, CA police had to be called in because of disruptive people.  The police weren't called in because of the protesters doing anything wrong, but rather for the pink slime media members who were harassing the employees!

Mitt Romney, Chick-fil-A, and Ben & Jerry's.  The Democratic mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. announced that Chick-fil-A is not welcome in their cities because the owner/founder of Chick-fil-A supports preserving the man-woman definition of marriage.  Aside from free speech issues, the mayors did something dangerously un-American:  they declared their cities open only to businesses whose ownership holds political positions they approve of.

Gay Totalitarianism.  All those die-hard opponents of "don't ask don't tell" — the Clinton-era policy that asked of gays in the military that they keep their gayness to themselves and stifle it when it came to free speech — abruptly turned on a dime.  Now they were out to wipe Chick-fil-A from the face of the planet.  All because Mr. Cathy was demanding the same rights for Chick-fil-A as gays were demanding in the military and beyond.

Chick-fil-A 'Kiss-In' Activists Harass & Mock 'Homeless Street Preacher' Reading His Bible Outside Restaurant.  The writer describes a group of about 20 to 30 protesters who assembled outside of the Chick-fil-A location around 7 p.m.  Some of the couples, Sorock reports, kissed one another in a stand against the fast-food chain's opinion on same-sex marriage.  While these acts were expected, some of the protesters made their way over to an individual whom Sorock described as "an elderly African-American homeless man."  He was seated along a fence nearby the protest.  When the activists approached him, they began arguing with him about theology, while also mocking him.  One of the individuals in the group even wrote disparaging messages in chalk near the man, who was peacefully sitting and reading his Bible at the time.

Lefty Wannabe Superman v homeless man.  Who is Spencer Thayer and why was he mocking a harmless old black dude reading his [B]ible?  It seems the lead mocker of the black man who was reading his [B]ible near the Chick-fil-A franchise in Chicago is also part of OWS.  Indeed he seems a participant in demonstrations for a great many far left causes.

Liberal Tyranny and the Cluck Heard 'Round the World.  It was a beautiful thing to behold.  It made you proud to be an American.  Most of the characteristically cocky "progressive" blogs and "news" sites observed radio silence as left-wing elitists — media, activists, politicos and pundits — sat in stunned disbelief.  Their wrongheaded Chick-fil-A boycott had backfired catastrophically.  Quite troubling, however, was when this predictable "progressive" hissy left the realm of comedy and breached the realm of tyranny.  Multiple elected officials — all Democrats — disgraced both themselves and the offices they hold by pledging to shut Chick-fil-A down, simply because they disagree with its leadership's biblical viewpoint.

Chick-fil-A controversy: A lot of clucking and no foul.  The great chicken-sandwich controversy has come and gone, leaving a moral lesson as consequential and lasting as the clucking in a henhouse.  The clucking was media-made — loud, fierce and angry.  And then it was gone.

Chick-fil-A municipal thuggery must be checked.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proclamation that Chick-fil-A is "not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members" reflects an unprecedented level of arrogance displayed by an elected official about a person of faith.  Mr. Emanuel seems to be forgetting the hundreds of churches in Chicago that support the "biblical definition of the family unit," as Mr. Cathy said.  Does he realize how many people of faith he has offended?  Even more appalling are cities and politicians using zoning to limit free speech and prevent businesses from opening.  It happens more than one might imagine.

Who Gets a Pass?  Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel recently said of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain that "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values." [...] Even as Emanuel warned Cathy that his company did not reflect Chicago values, his city remains among the most murderous in the world.  This year, Chicago youths have killed more Americans than have the Taliban in Afghanistan.  Unable to stop the carnage, a desperate Emanuel welcomed in Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan to help quell the mostly black-on-black violence, even though Farrakhan has a long record of racist and anti-Semitic tirades.  Is the Chick-fil-A CEO a greater danger to Chicago than gun-toting gangs, or more illiberal than the racist Farrakhan?

NYTimes Food Reporter Rejoices at Chick-Fil-A VP's Heart Attack, Apologizes.  Mark Bittman, a New York Times food critic, admits he used an "inappropriate phrase" in an August 3 blog posting about Chick-Fil-A.  In fact, it was down right Bitter, man, because he seemed to be rejoicing that a vice president of the fast food company had died of a heart attack back in July.

Election Day at Chick-fil-A.  Across the nation, people took time out of their busy lives to make a statement: that they agreed with Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A's CEO, that God's definition of marriage should be respected and honored.  Some days earlier, Cathy had told an interviewer, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."  What happened next is all too familiar to those of us on the front lines of defending traditional marriage.

Frederick Chick-fil-A restaurant vandalized with marriage equality stickers, gay pride flag.  Frederick [Maryland] police say vandals put stickers promoting marriage equality and a gay pride flag on the windows of a Chick-fil-A restaurant.  Police say the vandalism was reported Sunday morning [8/12/2012].

The Editor says...
Since Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, that's the best time for anonymous cowards to vandalize the place, and the most obvious time for the local police to keep an eye on the property.

Poll: NYers tell pols to keep beaks out of Chick-fil-A business.  An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers don't want politicians grilling Chick-fil-A.  A Quinnipiac University poll being released today [8/15/2012] found that voters by a lopsided 83-11 percent margin feel elected officials shouldn't try to discourage people from patronizing the fast food chain just because its CEO openly opposes gay marriage.  By a similar 82-12 percent margin, they called on pols not to interfere in the government permitting process for the popular chicken sandwich shops.

Threats of PC excesses.  PC absurdity has reached its zenith with the [...] Chick-fil-A scandal that erupted when Dan Cathy, president of the family-owned restaurant chain, told a Baptist publication:  "We're very much supportive of the family — the Biblical definition of the family unit."  Appearing on a devotional radio program, he said:  "I think we're inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you what constitutes a marriage."  The mayors of Boston and Chicago, along with other politicians, threatened to keep the chicken sandwich chain out of their communities, even though they had no legal right to do so.

Chick-fil-A Counters Claims It Agreed to Stop Funding Pro-family Groups.  Chick-fil-A has responded to news reports that it has stopped funding some pro-family groups as a concession to gain approval for a restaurant in Chicago, saying that it has made no concessions in its funding philosophy and, in the words of company president Dan Cathy, remains "true to who we are."  News reports surfaced September 19 that the company had reached an agreement with Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, who had vowed to block approval of a restaurant site for the company unless it agreed to stop funding "anti-gay" groups.

The Chick-fil-A War Is Back On.  Now the controversy is back, after a Chicago alderman announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop supporting "antigay organizations."  After two days of confusion, Mr. Cathy this weekend said Chick-fil-A had "made no such concessions."  No matter who is telling the truth, this much we know:  The targeting of Chick-fil-A is but one front in an ugly campaign where the goal isn't so much to prevail in a political argument as to buffalo opposing voices into silence.

Chick-fil-A: We Made No Concessions.  The president of Chick-Fil-A said they have not given in to the demands of gay marriage advocates in exchange for permission to build a new restaurant in Chicago.  "Chick-fil-A made no such concessions and we remain true to who we are and who we have been, said Dan Cathy in a statement to Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee.  Cathy said the company had not capitulated to the demands of supporters of gay marriage — in spite of media reports to the contrary.

Chewing Over Christianity And Democracy At Chick-fil-A.  Chick fil-A Appreciation Day is a useful moment to chew over more than just a chicken sandwich.  On the surface it's about company president Dan Cathy's support for his understanding of Biblical marriage (one man and one woman for life) and attempts by supporters of gay marriage to boycott it or, in the case of certain politicians, even try to prevent its stores from locating in their districts.  But at a deeper level, the Chick fil-A controversy underscores the growing dilemma over Christianity and democracy in America.

ABC News is surprised to find...
Chick-fil-A Benefited from Summer's Gay Marriage Flap With More Customer Visits.  Despite boycotts from pro-gay marriage groups, fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A may have benefited from remarks by president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy that he supported the "biblical definition of the family unit."

About a year and a half later...
Chick-Fil-A values.  [T]his week Chick-Fil-A values were back in the news.  When the deep South was paralyzed by snow that stranded motorists for hours and forced others to abandon cars, Chick-Fil-A moved in.  In Birmingham, Ala., a Chick-Fil-A store began cooking hundreds of chicken sandwiches and handing them out for free to stranded motorists along the highway.  Anyone who needed a warm place to sleep was invited to do so at Chick-Fil-A for as long as needed.  The next morning, workers prepared fresh chicken biscuits — which, again, they distributed free.

Two years later...
Chick-fil-A again tops KFC as top chicken chain.  Chick-fil-A widened its lead over rival KFC as the No. 1 chicken chain in the U.S. last year.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2017 by Andrew K. Dart


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