In recent weeks, Chick-Fil-A has been getting bad press from the mainstream fake news media (which usually means they did something right) because of the company’s charitable giving history. The fast-food giant, which has annual revenue of $4.1 billion, despite them closing down operations on Sundays, has been branded “anti-LGBT” by the extremist fringe site ThinkProgress simply for donating to Christian organizations.
The $1.8 million in philanthropic giving went to the non-controversial Association of Christian Athletes ($1,653,416), the Paul Anderson Youth Home ($6,000), and the Salvation Army ($150,000). All of these groups are not tied in any way to “anti-LGBT” hate groups, and many publicly stated just the opposite:
“The Salvation Army is open and inclusive to all people. Anyone who comes through our doors will receive help based on their need and our capacity to assist. We annually serve around 30 million Americans from a variety of backgrounds – we do not pick and choose who we serve based on religion, sexual orientation or any other factor.”
The Association of Christian Athletes simply has athletes fill out a form saying they will not partake in “heterosexual sex outside of marriage nor any homosexual act constitut[ing] an alternative lifestyle acceptable to God,” hardly a sentiment of “hatred” towards gay people who want to be members of the association.
ThinkProgress in their hit piece against Chick-Fil-A claims the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Georgia “teaches boys that homosexuality is wrong and that same-sex marriage is ‘rage against Jesus Christ and His values.’” without providing a source. We have dug to try and find corroborating evidence to the ThinkProgress claim, however, there are no substantive facts to back up this allegation.
Even if this frivolous claim is true against the Paul Anderson Youth Home, liberals’ hatred towards Christians’ beliefs is completely anti-First Amendment, since a person’s religious beliefs are protected, and thus they can
The Left intends to paint Chick-Fil-A as some kind of militaristic force, marching in the streets, ripping off the heads of gay people, and spiking them on telephone poles. But, Chick-Fil-A has never used discriminative hiring or operating practices, and for the militant LGBT community to target the business simply for holding Christian principles and making meager donations to groups that don’t endorse degeneracy is not okay.
But to publicly defame the organization with lies about its stance on the gay issue is not enough. Now, “reparations” are coming in the form of triggered liberal city councils in San Antonio and Buffalo voting to restrict the chicken restaurant from selling in the cities’ airports. Discriminating against the Christian business simply for its beliefs is in dire violation of the First Amendment, and Chick-Fil-A should sue these city councils in federal court against their blatant bigotry.
There isn’t a thing wrong about holding one’s religious beliefs, as long as they don’t call for violence on people, or violate America’s laws in any way. Simply for holding beliefs, a perfectly upright organization like Chick-Fil-A should not be targeted.
But, extremist left-wing groups have been harassing the peaceful business for years, holding annual “kiss-in” days, where gay people stand in Chick-Fil-A restaurants and exchange saliva, or days where LGBT-obsessed SJW’s order water at the restaurant’s drive-in, intending to “take away money from the company.” But, regardless of the constant persecution of Chick-Fil-A workers, they have all shown grace and given the vile people the water they requested, with a smile on their face, as Jesus would have done.
Last year, I was in a Washington, DC Starbucks waiting for my drink, and a purple-haired barista was chatting with me about what she was going to do after her shift. She told me that she might grab a chicken sandwich at Chick-Fil-A, then commented on how she enjoyed their food, however, she added, “but their values though…,” insinuating that somehow the organization has bad values for serving godly chicken! To that, I simply smiled at her, and said, “Yeah, they have values.”
People like this, who may profess to be the most vigilant “pro-LGBT” people, will probably always be hypocrites and criticize an organization for their seemingly conservative values, even though that organization is as inclusive as could be. I don’t go and boycott Starbucks caramel macchiatos just because the liberal organization supports the “LGBT” community, even though I don’t think there is anything more than the L, G, and B.
In our society, if we actually boycotted everything we disagreed with, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who proposed taking away all the cars in her Green New Deal, wouldn’t have a chauffeur (or Uber) to take her to work, and wouldn’t fly home through Laguardia airport where she has the chance to complain about their $7 croissants.
As a society, we must learn to have tolerance for other peoples’ beliefs, even if they may drive us nuts. SJW’s need to learn this lesson, especially since they are the ones always protesting about something new each week on the streets, preaching “inclusion” and “tolerance.” So, if they don’t want to support Chick-Fil-A, then they shouldn’t buy their delicious chicken. I’m positive there is a plurality out there who won’t give up eating their gloriously golden brown nuggets just becuase the company gave some money to celibate Christians (Oh how controversial).
If you are sick of the Christian persecution, how about you go out and treat yourself to a delicious, crispy golden brown Chick-Fil-A sandwich, and feel good eating it, knowing it comes from an inclusive, diverse, and earnest company, that loves all its customers, even the SJW’s who secretly love their yummy nuggets and godly waffle fries, but