Does this change your mind on how you view ‘God’s Chicken’ or are you still PO’d over their caving to the pressure?
Franklin Graham went straight to the source to see what was really going on, while everyone in the cheap seats had been coming to their own conclusions based on the public announcement.
In the unlikely event you’ve been in a coma for the last few weeks, Chick-Fil-A has been in the news lately, and this time it’s the Christians who have been upset with them.
Some chick was invited to sing for a half-time show, found out it was raising money for Salvation Army and then made a big stink about how they are anti-LGBT. (Except they don’t actually discriminate against anybody… and in they, in fact, help a number of vulnerable teens in that very group that have nowhere else to turn.)
Not long before that, Chick-Fil-A had been chased out of their first UK location after the mall they were located in was convinced they supported ‘anti-LGBT causes’ — including the Salvation Army.
Similar complaints about the charities they support were weaponized as a rationale to boycott and exclude Chick-Fil-A from various communities and causes.
The outrage mob has had it in for them for the better part of a decade now, ever since their owner admitted in an interview with an obscure Baptist publication that *gasp* he supported traditional marriage. (Dude’s store isn’t open on Sundays — what did we really expect he would say?)
The general consensus was that Chick Fil A had finally caved to the demands of the outrage mob when they made a public announcement about withdrawing support from certain explicitly Christian causes they had backed… including Salvation Army.
The Christians and conservatives who had rallied to their defense all those years while the left screamed for their heads on a plate were understandably upset with this new direction.
Franklin Graham reached out to the owner to hear from the man himself. Here’s what Graham said on his FB post:
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?
I picked up the phone and called Dan Cathy. 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. 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. I hope all those who jumped to the wrong conclusion about them read this.
In my opinion, the gay movement wouldn’t ever be happy with Chick-fil-A unless they were open on Sunday, gave all of their charitable donations to LGBTQ organizations, and flew the rainbow flag over their stores! Their hatred for Chick-fil-A is rooted in founder Truett Cathy’s strong stand for biblical “traditional” values and his desire to honor God.
No fast-food chain does a better job. I went through the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A yesterday morning, and I thought I might get dinner there—but a whole lot of other people had the same idea! A Chick-fil-A sandwich with waffle fries sounds really good right now!
Does Franklin’s post satisfy the outrage of the offended? Or is ‘God’s Chicken’ now just another sandwich shop?
The original story about the policy change:
Their eteranlly outraged political opposition on the Left
The restaurant they are protesting: