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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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Timely news and commentary:
Now Funds Pro-Abortion Groups That Work With Planned Parenthood and Gloria Steinem. There's a lot of talk about
Chick-fil-A. Most of it is generated by the #fakenews establishment that wants nothing more than to demonize an organization
that, historically, has publicly professed its Christian faith that is inseparable from its business practices. [...]
Chick-fil-A funds the deeply political YWCA, a radically pro-abortion and pro-LGBTQ organization that repeatedly partners
with Planned Parenthood. Chick-fil-A also funds the DC-based New Leadership Council that identifies as a "hub of
progressive millennial thought leadership" which exists to "support one another along their individual path to a more
progressive political and cultural landscape." Chick-fil-A has given a sizable donation ($50k) to The Pace Center for Girls,
yet another pro-abortion organization.
At a recent roundtable discussion of race, Chick-fil-A's CEO, Dan Cathy, showed that he believes actions are stronger than
words. Unfortunately, the words in question were Cathy's declaration that to atone for racism, white people should
literally start polishing the shoes of black people wherever they find them. Which won't be socially awkward at all,
right? To show he means business, Cathy then whipped out a shoeshine brush that he keeps in his pocket (this is called
"eccentricity" when you're wealthy) and stooped to polish the sneakers of rapper Lecrae Moore — a black man
who has been so oppressed by centuries of systemic racism that he currently has a net worth of only $3 million.
CEO urges white people to find strangers, 'shine their shoes' to combat racism. Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy says
it's time to find strangers and "shine their shoes" to combat racism in the U.S. The Christian businessman, long
reviled by LGBT activists for his support of the traditional definition of marriage, suggested the idea while weighing in on
Black Lives Matter protests across the nation. He made the remarks during a June 14 panel at Passion City Church in
The Editor says...
Either Mr. Cathy has lost his marbles, or he is just trying to keep his Atlanta-based restaurant chain
from being looted and burned, one restaurant at a time. Either way, he's now well on the way to ostracizing the
remnants of his customer base.
surpasses Burger King, Taco Bell on best-selling list. Chick-fil-A is now the second-highest-grossing
restaurant chain in the US — despite not being open on Sundays. Thanks to sales growth in 2019 of 13 percent
to $11.3 billion, the chicken slinger leapfrogged over Taco Bell and Burger King to second place behind McDonald's, according
to Restaurant Business Magazine's annual list of top 500 restaurants. The Atlanta-based chain's dominance is even more
impressive considering it has only 2,470 locations in the United States. McDonald's, by comparison, raked in $40.4 billion
in gross sales with its 13,846 American locations.
airport ban costs San Antonio $315K and counting: Report. The city of San Antonio has been forced to fork
over more than $315,000 in legal fees stemming from its decision to ban Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the San
Antonio International Airport, according to a local report. The city council voted in March to block a proposed
Chick-fil-A restaurant at the airport over the chicken chain's alleged "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior." The ban
inspired the Texas Legislature to draft the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill, which Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law in June, and
state Attorney General Ken Paxton opened a federal investigation into potential religious discrimination. The fight has
cost the city at least $315,880 with other invoices pending, KENS news station reported Friday.
Under 'Save Chick-fil-A' Law Proceeds Against City of San Antonio. A Bexar County judge ruled that a lawsuit
against the City of San Antonio for continuing to exclude Chick-fil-A from the airport could proceed.
Didn't Kill Himself' Explains Why Trump's Impeachment Is A Sham. Late last year Chick-fil-A ruffled feathers
across the fruited plain when they announced they would no longer provide charitable donations to the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes and Salvation Army. Both organizations had faced years of withering attacks from sex and gender
revolutionaries who were angered because the two renowned Christian ministries affirmed the biblical definition of
marriage. So when Chick-fil-A made their decision public, many Christians accused the company of backing down to a
bunch of militant LGBTQ bullies. And in response many of Chick-fil-A's staunchest supporters flew the coop.
Grantee Covenant House Hosted Drag Queen Story Hour. Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A continues to be mired in
controversy after the discovery of its donations to the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and also Covenant House,
an organization that celebrates LGBTQ pride and hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour in New York. On November 18, the
restaurant that had received the praise and support of Christians for what appeared to be its courage to stand up for the
biblical foundations of marriage and sexuality, announced it was changing direction.
Donates to Extremist Southern Poverty Law Center. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records show that Chick-fil-A
is not only stopping donations to Christian organizations but is funding left-wing extremist groups, including the
anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Chick-fil-A's 2017 990 IRS filing shows the fast-food franchise
made a $2,500 donation to SPLC, among a laundry list of pro-abortion and pro-LGBT orgs, Townhall reports. The
Chick-fil-A Foundation has come under conservative scrutiny since its decision to stop supporting Christian charities
such as the Salvation Army, caving to disingenuous pressure campaigns from far-left activists.
leaders urge Chick-fil-A to reverse 'betrayal'. Leaders who describe themselves as supporters of Chick-fil-A's
well known defense of traditional marriage are urging the restaurant chain to reverse its decision to stop donating to the
Salvation Army and other Christian charities, calling it a betrayal that only emboldens the left.
The Editor says...
Unless this was all just a publicity stunt, I don't think CFA would ever be able to "get the toothpaste
back into the tube" and fully negate this enormous blunder. Appeasement is hardly ever reversible.
and Capitulation: The Shocking Things Chick-fil-A Funds. The Chick-fil-A Foundation's recent announcement
about its future funding again reaffirmed its redirection and capitulation. It just so happens that the same three
groups targeted for years by LGBT organizations as anti-LGBT "hate groups" just happened to be the same ones that would no
longer be funded: The Salvation Army, Paul Anderson Youth Home and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Chick-fil-A's press release acknowledges that these groups were "characterized as anti-LGBT groups" but never dispels
that. They give excuses, basically, as to why they had funded these three remarkable organizations but would no longer
continue to do so.
inglorious surrender of Chick-Fil-A. The left has acquired yet another stuffed head to place upon its trophy
wall. I speak of course of the capitulation of the fried poultry dispenser that is Chick-Fil-A. Effective immediately,
Chick-Fil-A will no longer be dispensing charitable funds towards organizations of a distinctly Christian character who
oppose homosexual marriage such as the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This was the sort of
rupture that the left has sought from Chick-Fil-A for years. There have been ridiculous attempts by a few on the right
to lessen the blow of this humiliating surrender by pretending that this is something other than what it clearly is: a
cultural defeat. Disregarding such self-deceptions, the rest of us recognize the fact that yet another conservative
corporate entity has waved the white flag acknowledging the left's cultural hegemony.
Mor Capitulation: The Chick-fil-A Betrayal. After years of standing by its founding principles in the
face of unjust, ugly, and unrelenting criticism from the Jacobin Left, Chick-fil-A abandoned those principles. After
years of steadfast support from the cultural Right, Chick-fil-A has betrayed that support. Chick-fil-A on Monday raised
the white flag in a battle it was winning by announcing it would no longer support the Salvation Army and Fellowship of
Christian Athletes (FCA); two faith-based organizations whose religious tenets, aligning with those of Chick-fil-A, guided
them in support of traditional marriage, but whose actual philanthropic activities never discriminated against anyone.
Democratic Cold War on Christianity [is] Heating Up. [Scroll down] These questions arose this week when
the sad story emerged that Chick-fil-A would no longer support three mainstream Christian-based charities; the Salvation
Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, all under the auspices that they are anti-LGBTQ.
Despite Franklin Graham's well-meaning defense of the company, not only did the company's leadership cave but they made a public
announcement clearly aimed at appeasing liberals. Like the Salvation Army, Chick-fil-A never expected to find itself on the
frontline in Democrats open war against Christianity. But, they were there nonetheless, and surrendering ground against these
enemies was a mistake. The only way liberals will back off the attacks against Chick-fil-A is if the company heartily endorses and
celebrates the full LGBTQ agenda. In other words, they expect either the destruction or total surrender of their religious foes.
Chick-fil-A surrenders to the gay
gestapo. Dan Cathay [sic] of Chick-fil-A generated a tornado of venom, vitriol, and vengeance when he quite
innocently spoke publicly in support of man-woman marriage in 2012. In the face of the withering assault, former
Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee organized a Chick-fil-A day that year, encouraging citizens who believe in marriage and
normal sexuality to show their support by eating at the restaurant chain on August 1 of that year. [...] Cracks in the
Chick-fil-A wall, however, didn't take long to appear despite the overwhelming public support. Dan Cathay [sic] soon
after made a big deal out of inviting a homosexual activist to join him in his box at the Fiesta Bowl, in a futile effort to
convince gay activists that he wasn't a raging homophobe. Those who have observed the take-no-quarter aggression of the
LGBT crowd knew that it was just a matter of time before more concessions were made.
Works. Chick-fil-A's disappointing decision to discontinue donations to "controversial" Christian charities is
emblematic of the power of political correctness and the bullying left that drives it. If the previously stalwart
Chick-fil-A folds, who is left standing to fight? Tireless, intolerant LGBTQ activists bombarded the restaurant chain
with protests and accusations about it being "anti-gay." The gist of its sin is that it has donated millions of dollars to
The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which have historically opposed same-sex marriage. Just
this week, the restaurant chain announced it has stopped funding these two charities.
Put an Obama and Hillary Supporter in Charge, but Dumped Christians. Chick-fil-A's announcement that it was
dumping the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which have come under attack by gay activist groups,
caught Christian fans of the fast food chain by surprise. It shouldn't have if they had been paying attention to CFA's
corporate structure. The donations were coming out of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. The Executive Director of the
CFA Foundation is Rodney D. Bullard, a former White House fellow and Assistant US Attorney. Some may have mistaken
him for a conservative because he was a fellow in the Bush Administration, but he was an Obama donor, and, more recently, had
donated to Hillary Clinton's campaign while at Chick-fil-A.
Graham: Chick-fil-A CEO 'assured me' company 'remains committed to Christian values'. Evangelist Franklin
Graham said Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy personally assured him that the company "remains committed to Christian values" after
sparking backlash this week for ending donations to several Christian charities. "Has Chick-fil-A caved?"
Mr. Graham wrote in a Facebook post Thursday [11/21/2019]. "I picked up the phone and called Dan Cathy."
Chick-fil-A outraged conservatives on Monday [11/18/2019] after announcing they were ending donations to Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, The Salvation Army and Paul Anderson Youth Homes following years of criticism from the LGBTQ community for donating to
faith-based groups that support traditional marriage.
Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy Told Franklin Graham About the Company Stopping Donations to Christian Charities. After
news that Chick-fil-A would cut its donations to three Christian charities, Rev. Franklin Graham decided to pick up the
phone and call the company's CEO, Dan Cathy, to find out exactly what was going on. "Has Chick-fil-A caved?
Some are saying they've rolled over, that they've conceded to the LGBTQ protests because they released a statement about
their charitable giving. They announced that in 2020 they're giving to fight hunger and homelessness and support
education. What's wrong with that?" Graham wrote in a Facebook post. "Dan was very clear that they have not bowed
down to anyone's demands, including the LGBTQ community. They will continue to support whoever they want to support,"
he continued. "They haven't changed who they are or what they believe. Chick-fil-A remains committed to Christian
values. Dan Cathy assured me that this isn't going to change."
The Editor says...
The problem isn't that Chick-fil-A will now "support education," whatever that means, or "[give] to fight hunger and homelessness,"
as if that's never been tried. (What hunger and homelessness have to do with normalizing same-sex marriage, I don't know.)
The problem is that they have stopped supporting the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes after yielding to
relentless pressure from LGBTQWERTY+ activists. Chick-fil-A used to be the last well-known organization with a backbone,
sticking to their traditional beliefs, such as closing on Sunday, which was a common operating practice until about 50 years
ago. The customers don't mind if Chick-fil-A is closed on Sunday. The customers by and large didn't know or care
(until this week) what other organizations are supported by Chick-fil-A. The customers are well aware of the pressure
exerted by homosexual activists on every business in America, as well as the schools, libraries, and churches.
Chick-fil-A has dropped the ball. Chick-fil-A has very definitely changed who they are and what they stand for,
if the recent news reports are to be believed.
Chick-fil-A, Obama and the legacy of liberal
Democrat hubris. Sadly, former conservative stalwart Chick-fil-A caved this week... and it won them no goodwill
from their enemies, either. [...] "'Chick-fil-A Still Isn't LGBTQ-Friendly, Despite Pledge on Donations,' reads a headline by
The Advocate magazine. 'Remember, Chick-fil-A isn't LGBTQ-friendly yet,' reads another by LGBTQ Nation. "The Human
Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the U.S., wants Chick-fil-A to update its corporate anti-discrimination
policy to also include protections for people based on sexual orientation and gender identity." Terrific. Expect
to now see a confused transgender person taking your order at a CFA franchise near you, where the restaurant's stock reply of
"My pleasure" (after you thank them) takes on a whole new meaning. Liberal anti-Christian hubris wore down the good
folks at Truett Cathy's company despite the love and undying business support from cultural conservatives. Everyone
who's devoted special backing to the chicken chain since Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in 2012 feels betrayed and
ignored. What did Chick-fil-A gain by selling out its values?
Commends Chick-fil-A for Dropping Donations to Christian Groups But Demands Franchise Change 'Anti-LGBTQ'
Brand. On Monday, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation commended Chick-fil-A for its decision to
halt donations to several Christian charities but demanded the fast-food chain do more to change its "anti-LGBTQ"
brand. GLAAD said it "greet[s] today's announcement with cautious optimism" but warned that the Georgia-based company
still has work to do to fix its tarnished image with the LGBTQ community. "In addition to refraining from financially
supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, Chick-fil-A still lacks policies to ensure safe workplaces for LGBTQ employees and
should unequivocally speak out against the anti-LGBTQ reputation that their brand represents," GLAAD director of campaigns
Drew Anderson said in a statement to CNN.
The Editor says...
These demands will never cease. Next thing you know, they will make some kind of demands about rainbow flags, gender-neutral restrooms,
or transvestites at the cash registers. There is now very little hope that Chick-fil-A will reverse this decision.
Huckabee: Chick-fil-A 'Betrayal' Will Have 'Far Broader' Consequences Than the Company Itself. Former
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said the decision of Chick-fil-A to end its charitable donations to Christian organizations
such as the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes "does not win them friends" but will, instead, "cost them
friends." Appearing as a guest Tuesday [11/19/2019] on Family Research Council President Tony Perkins' radio show
Washington Watch, Huckabee said the decision by Chick-fil-A is a tremendous "disappointment" and added its
consequences will be "far broader" than the popular fast-food chain itself.
Shameful Capitulation. After what one Chick-fil-A executive called "years of taking it on the chin," referring
presumably to the decades of hectoring leveled at the company by LGBT activists, the press, and scolds at American colleges
and universities, the fast-food chain announced its decision to withdraw support from three Christian charities with
traditionally Christian views on human sexuality. The groups in question — which include the Salvation Army
and Fellowship of Christian Athletes — are organization whose views on sexual morality are, at most, incidental to
their broader philanthropic missions. But they'll no longer receive Chick-fil-A donations, as company president and COO
Tim Tassopoulos said: "As we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are." If anything, this type of
equivocation makes it less clear what, exactly, Chick-fil-A is. It certainly bears little resemblance to the business
founded by Truett Cathy, who famously stated that he "was not so committed to financial success that" he "was willing to
abandon" his "principles and priorities." That's precisely what Chick-fil-A has done[.]
blasts Chick-fil-A for selling out to leftists who will hate them anyway. Former Arkansas governor Mike
Huckabee let Chick-fil-A have it for the company's decision to stop giving to charities like The Salvation Army and the
Fellowship of Christian athletes because they support Biblical marriage. On Monday [11/18/2019], Chick-fil-A announced
it will now give through its foundation to three charities in each city the chain does business. Each charity must be
linked to the company's core issues of "education, homelessness and hunger."
change at Chick-fil-A: Won't donate to Christian groups vilified by LGBT movement. In a shocking turn of
events, Chick-fil-A will no longer donate to a number of Christian groups vilified as anti-LGBT, including the Salvation Army
and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, according to Bisnow. As Bisnow reported, Chick-fil-A will shift away from its
current donation model next year. Until this change, Chick-fil-A had donated to over 300 charitable groups. It
will now donate to just three charities within each city the chain does business in, [...]
Caves to LGBT Agenda, Will No Longer Fund Christian Pro-Family Charities. After years of unrest from the LGBT
community, Chick-fil-A has announced that it will no longer fund Christian pro-family charities that offend the miscreant
class. "There's no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are," Chick-fil-A
President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told Bisnow. "There are lots of articles and newscasts
about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message." Chic-fil-A [sic] will be denying donations to
Christian charities such as Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. It
will instead give money to organizations that are buttsex-friendly and do not venerate the truth of Christ.
groups still unhappy with Chick-fil-A: 'Further transparency is needed'. LGBTQ activists are still unhappy with
Chick-fil-A after the fast-food chain announced Monday it was ending donations to The Salvation Army and other Christian
charities following years of backlash. Chick-fil-A caused a stir after announcing it would no longer donate to
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Salvation Army or Paul Anderson Youth Homes following years of criticism for donating
to faith-based groups that support traditional marriage. The move sparked the ire of conservatives, who accused the
chicken chain of caving to the outrage mob, but it turns out liberals aren't exactly satisfied with the news either.
The Editor says...
There is no way to satisfy these people. Appeasement won't accomplish anything. Now they smell blood.
To Stop Donations To Charities With Anti-LGBT Views. As Chick-fil-A expands globally and into more liberal
parts of the U.S., the chicken chain plans to change which charities it donates to after years of bad press and protests from
the LGBT community. Beginning next year, Chick-fil-A will move away from its current philanthropic structure, Bisnow
has learned. After donating to more than 300 charitable organizations this year, the Atlanta-based fast-food chain will
instead focus on three initiatives with one accompanying charity each: education, homelessness and hunger.
to End Donations to Christian Charities after LGBT Backlash. Chick-fil-A said Monday [11/18/2019] that it has
stopped donations to several Christian organizations after receiving backlash from LGBT rights activists over the last
several weeks. The U.S. fast food chain said that as it expands, it will no longer donate to the Salvation Army, the
Paul Anderson Youth Home, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which opposes same-sex marriage. The company's
charity, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, has donated millions of dollars to the two organizations.
The Editor says...
Big Mistake. If you give them an inch, they will demand a mile. If you tolerate transvestites in the streets, pretty soon the
transvestites will be entertaining little kids at the public library. If you allow a man to "identify" as a woman, pretty soon
you will find him in the women's restroom. If you legitimize same-sex marriage, pretty soon you'll be forced to supply the
wedding cake for such an abomination. And if you object to any of this, you'll be called a bigot.
Activist Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Chick-Fil-A Food Cart at Football Games. While one group of
students at West Linn High School in Oregon walked out of class to protest the presence of Chick-Fil-A food carts at their
school's football games, another group walked out waving bags of the chicken franchise's offerings and sporting MAGA ("Make
America Great Again") hats. [...] West Linn school officials say the Chick-Fil-A food truck, which is just one of many chosen
by the booster club, will continue to serve students for the remainder of the season — after which the school will
create a policy to address the LGBTQ activist students' concerns.
The Editor says...
Is there ever a school policy created to address normal student's concerns? In other words, do the concerns of a
few misguided homosexuals outweigh the common sense of the other students? Must the tail always wag the dog?
Don't be such a chicken about Chick-fil-A.
[Scroll down] But in recent years Chick-fil-A has become part of that trend of our times: the politicization of
absolutely everything. Specifically Chick-fil-A has become one of those tests of political virtue in America. At
the start of this decade the owners of the business were found to have made a set of donations to 'family values' organizations
in the US. These included the Salvation Army and other groups who were accused of harboring opposition to gay marriage.
The family owners of the Chick-fil-A franchise are Christian and run their business as a Christian business, paying workers roughly
twice the national average, giving to Christian causes and remaining closed on Sundays. They also say in their corporate
mission statement that Chick-fil-A's intention is 'to glorify God'.
The Editor says...
The remainder of the article above was replete with anti-Christian and pro-homosexual rhetoric, and readers are warned (before clicking
on the link) that the article was accompanied by a photo of two homosexual men doing some of what they do. Note also that the
leadership of Chick-Fil-A have not politicized anything. That was done by the homosexuals and their enablers, who can't stand to
see Christian-based businesses succeed.
UK branch of US chicken chain Chick-fil-A will close after backlash over its owner's anti-LGBT stance. The
first UK branch of a popular American chicken restaurant is set to close following a backlash over its owner's stance on LGBT
rights. Chick-fil-A opened its first branch of the fast-food chain in Reading just days ago on October 10, but it was
revealed that the outlet is set to close in just six months.
Sales Continue to Climb Despite LGBT Boycott. The Christian-owned chain restaurant Chick-fil-A continues to
experience tremendous sales and growth despite opposition and boycotts from LGBT activists. In 2018, Chick-fil-A's
sales totaled $10.46 billion, up from $9 billion in 2017, making it the No. 3 restaurant in terms of sales in
the United States, according to Nation's Restaurant News, as reported in ChristianHeadlines.com. In 2012, when the LGBT
boycotts began, Chick-fil-A's annual sales were $4.6 billion. Now they are more than double that amount. Also,
since 2012 the chain has opened nearly 700 more restaurants, according to the Journal & Courier. In keeping with the
Christian beliefs of its owners, Chick-fil-A is closed every Sunday and on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
High School principal declines free donation of Chick-fil-A for teachers, provides alternative. A Lusher
Charter school has declined a donation of free lunches from Chick-Fil-A for teachers. According to Steven Corbett, the
principal of Lusher Charter High School, the school declined the free lunches out of empathy for the LGBTQ community.
The lunches were provided by the Louisiana College Football Foundation to support teachers. Corbett sent an email to
staff explaining the decision and said the teachers would be provided another free lunch.
Employee Climbs Down Storm Drain to Save Customer's Phone. A Chick-fil-A employee in Stafford, Virginia,
climbed down a storm drain to retrieve a phone that a customer had accidentally dropped in the sewer. "This is Seth,"
said the customer, "He is also now my hero and favorite Chick-fil-A employee." Chick-fil-A employees are known for
transcending typical customer service exceptions, and earlier this month, one woman experienced this first-hand when an
employee climbed down a storm drain to retrieve her iPhone, which she had accidentally dropped in a sewer while getting out
of her van, according to a report by ABC 13 News.
Station Tries To Claim Chick-Fil-A Has The Slowest Drive-Thru Line And Immediately Gets Demolished By The
Internet. Chick-fil-A is so good at serving people quickly and efficiently that it's become a meme in and of
itself. People are willing to get into what could be considered overly long lines for their drive-thru that spill out
into intersections — I've seen it with my own eyes — not just because the food is good, but because
they know that no matter the length of the line, they'll be in and out fairly quickly. However, WWBT-TV in Richmond,
Virginia, posted the results of a study that measured drive-thru wait times, and their conclusion was that Chick-fil-A was
the slowest of them all. [...] The study is pretty misleading with its claim. While it may take longer to get your food
from a Chick-fil-A, the line is moving the absolute fastest. The only difference is that more people are at Chick-fil-A.
under media dishonesty.
LGBT Protests of Chick-fil-A Have Only Made It More Powerful, and Here's Why That's the Case. "If you strike me
down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine," said Chick-fil-A to the LGBT activist community. It
didn't listen, and Chick-fil-A did indeed become a fast-food powerhouse. The Christian chicken sandwich chain has been
in the LGBT activist community's crosshairs since 2011, ever since its leadership said it believes in traditional marriage.
Massive protests and boycotts were called then, and even now, activists and politicians work to impede the advancement of the
restaurants to no avail. According to the Daily Wire, Chick-fil-A's sales have doubled since 2011 [...]
has more than doubled sales since critics called for boycott. Chick-fil-A has more than doubled its annual
sales since gay rights advocates called for a boycott of the chicken chain restaurant after it was revealed nearly a decade
ago that the company donated to organizations that opposed same-sex marriage. In 2018, the company had $10.5 billion in
total sales, becoming the third-largest chain in the nation behind Starbucks ($20.5 billion) and McDonald's ($38.5 billion).
It was a 16.7% increase in sales from the year prior. An analysis credited the growth to a variety of factors, including the
opening of nearly 700 more locations in recent years, low start-up costs, and digital sales via delivery apps. There are now
more than 2,400 locations nationwide, and the $10,000 in startup costs for an operator are significantly lower than the costs
needed to open a McDonald's.
Freaks Out Over People Eating Delicious Chick-fil-A: 'They're Eating Fried Chicken SPITEFULLY!' A Canadian
publication, The Star, has printed an unintentionally hilarious editorial by a very disgruntled LGBTQWTF writer, Andrew
Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler is very upset. His outrage and dismay have been caused by your love of delicious
chicken from Chick-fil-A. How dare you??? In an essay entitled "Chick-fil-A is ideologically opposed to my existence,"
Wheeler rails against the insensitivity of people who love chicken and waffle fries because it hurts his feelings, or something.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
The Editor says...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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].
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."
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.
The Editor says...
Why is the protection of First Amendment rights considered divisive?
"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.
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."
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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."
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."
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.
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?
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
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: [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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].
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
recognize appreciation day. Churchgoers and supporters of religious freedom weren't too chicken to eat at Chick-fil-A on
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.
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."
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.
'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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the
first duty of intelligent men."