Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Chickenshit Hits the Fan

On Tuesday, Chick-fil-A’s announced that it would stop donating to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Chick-fil-A's announcement seems to be apocalyptic. It has caused a disruption to the religious Force that I have not seen since the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

As you will appreciate, the conservative Christian angst has nothing to do with the support of the Salvation Army and others. Rather, it is the sense that they have given LGBTQ people a victory. These are zero-sum people. When a company takes steps not to discriminate against LGBTQ people that somehow means that they are discriminating against conservative Christians.

At the Washington Times (AKA The Moonie Daily) Tammy Bruce has penned Chick-fil-A ends support to Salvation Army after bullying by left.
…Chick-fil-A has become beloved among many Americans … for its commitment to community and proud support of Christian nonprofits … But all of that may be changing after years of being bullied by the gay rights machine accusing it of a supposed “anti-LGBT” agenda.
If conversion therapy actually worked (it does not) I would hope that Ms. Bruce would become straight.

Hate group leader Tony Perkins demonstrates his learned restraint with Chick-fil-A: Catering to the Liberal Mob. Tony has a very focused response:
Most of us who were there on that sunny August day will never forget. For everyone else, there's a sign: "Above this plaque is a bullet hole. It marks the heroic action taken by Family Research Council employee Leo Johnson on August 15, 2012." That was the morning Floyd Corkins walked into our lobby and changed FRC forever. He'd bought a gun and learned how to use it. He'd loaded three magazines. In his backpack was a stash of chicken sandwiches that he planned to smear in the faces of staffers he hoped to kill. "They endorse Chick-fil-A," he said. It would be a "statement against the people who work there."
Perkins's solution to gun violence:
As Americans, we must carefully consider the path we take in addressing this present and growing crisis. New gun laws never achieve what a commitment to the Golden Rule can accomplish. America will be safer if all of us do unto others as we want them to do unto us.
The Golden Rule which Perkins claims to cherish doesn't seem to apply to LGBTQ people. Family Research Council is a hate group.

The quest for victimhood is endless: Chick-fil-A HQ forbade two restaurants to host me, says conservative author Todd Starnes

Mr. Starnes, who has the intellect of cottage cheese, loves being a victim. It is a fetish that surpasses all other things like getting laid.

Daniel Davis expresses his sorrow at Heritage Foundation's blog: Chick-Fil-A, Your Compromise Is Demoralizing.

Oh the poor dears:
The reality is unavoidable: Being known as a conservative Christian brand is bad for business in liberal cities.
In general, people are indifferent to a company being a conservative Christian brand. Enabling and subsidizing bigotry is another matter.

Meanwhile Dr. Michael Brown explains: Why You Can Never Appease LGBTQ Activists.
For many years I have said that the unspoken mantra of LGBTQ activists is, "We will intimidate and we will manipulate until you capitulate." Chick-fil-A is now learning this lesson the hard way. Appeasement is not enough. Total capitulation is required.
Don't you just hate when people tell others what you say when it is not what you say? The message to Chick-fil-A was simpler: Don't expect LGBTQ people, their families and allies to patronize a business that enables and supports anti-LGBTQ bigotry.

Brown has another polemic elsewhere titled A Christian Appeal to Chick-fil-A.
Please do not cave in to LGBT activists and their allies. Please do not capitulate to the pressure of the radical left. Please do not throw the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Salvation Army under the bus. Please reverse your decision to no longer fund these important Christian organizations.
Very compelling. I am sure that the company will heed Brown's plea as it expands into new markets.

American Family Association (another hate group) make CFA a victim but at the same time warns of reprisals: After battling Left for years, Chick-fil-A takes it on chin for bowing to them
America’s most popular fast-food restaurant has drawn the ire of loyal customers and longtime defenders after dropping the world’s largest charity organization under pressure from homosexual activists.
It is the kind of language they use in advance of one of their silly boycotts. However:
AFA, known for calling for boycotts, is instead asking the public to sign an online petition to urge Chick-fil-A to reverse its donation decision.
At the petition site they quote all-around douchebag Mike Huckabee who gets more irrational by the day (he was once somewhat reasonable):
I'm sure you've heard that Chick-fil-A has fully surrendered to the very leftist anti-Christian hate groups. In August 2012, I asked to help promote Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. It was an incredible display of quiet, loving support and record sales. I now regret that I did it and that I invited your participation. Sad day. I wonder how long before they go ahead and open on Sundays?
The wording of the petition includes: “…it looks like you are abandoning Christian values and agreeing with homosexual activists who say believing the Bible makes you a hater.”

Aside from silly boycotts, AFA specializes in promoting self-serving bullshit which includes saying what we say when it is not what we say. Suffice it to say, we don't care if someone believes in the sanctity of arugula. The issue is not beliefs but conduct. AFA believes that the truth is less motivating than their lie.

Finally, Doug Mainwaring — LifeSiteNews' house faggot — writes: Amid Chick-fil-A controversy, pro-family and LGBT groups find rare agreement: ‘Gays have won’

Mainwaring is quoting a tweet by Zach Stafford, editor of The Advocate.
Many conservative and pro-family commentators drew the same conclusion, expressing anger and disgust, and a heavy dose of skepticism regarding the motives behind the fast food giant’s move.
The motives seem pretty clear to me. Chick-fil-A wants to attract franchisees and customers in markets that are not tolerant of intolerance. I suspect that they might be planning for an IPO in the future which is the best way for ownership to make their equity liquid. Some of the existing franchisees have been hurt by Chick-fil-A's reputation. Those people want to maximize their potential customer base.

The calculus seems simple. There are probably more people who might now patronize the company than Christian who choose to forgo the unhealthy chicken sandwiches.

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