by: Brent Smith
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The old saying used to be: “You are what you eat.” Now it’s, “You are what you serve – Chicken.”
Anyway you slice it, Chick-fil-A “chickened” out. Despite all the support we have given them, they just caved to the cancel culture, identity politics mob, which is a tiny fraction of actual people, compared to those have stood up and bravely supported Chick-fil-A for its courage.
Bisnow reported that Chick-fil-A will no longer be giving to Christian charities – those who don’t happen to tow the LGBT line. Oh the horror!
I’ve seen a few conservatives write that they have not in fact caved to the “shut-um-down” mob, but in my opinion they have, and it’s a damn shame, and completely unnecessary.
What has happened to the restaurant chain since the original dustup over Chick-fil-A president, S Truett Cathy’s pronouncement of his PERSONAL Christian view? Did the brand suffer? Not hardly. They went from a distant 7th largest fast food chain, passing over many heavy-hitters, to vault into third place, behind only behemoths, McDonalds and Starbucks. And that’s being open only six days out of the week. They’re closed on Sunday. What religious zealots – right?
Wow! Talk about paying a price. The lesson that should have been learned is to stick to your guns and your core principles and you’ll succeed. Just keep doing what got you there in the first place – making the best chicken sandwich on the planet and hiring kind, generous and thoughtful service staff that are the envy of the entire industry.
Fact is, the overwhelming majority of people couldn’t care less what Mr. Cathy’s personal religious leanings were, or that the Chick-fil-A charitable foundation gave to Christian charities, like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
I say gave, because the restaurant chain has now caved to the habitually offended LGBT mob. They have dumped the Christian charities, in favor of less “offensive” choices, such as Junior Achievement USA, Covenant House International, and to local food banks.
Not that these three choices aren’t admirable in their own way – they are, but let’s get real. The decision to go a different direction wasn’t formed organically. This decision was made out of fear and fear alone. And now that Truett is no longer here to object, having passed in 2014, it’s safe to veer away from their original mission statement.
And how often have we seen this. Man builds company from absolutely nothing, into an incredible success. He passes it down to his children. The children faithfully execute the father’s vision until his death. Now they free to build that better mousetrap they’ve thought of for oh so many years, but couldn’t implement because Dad was holding them back. Then they go on to ruin the once great company – the once great brand.
History is replete with examples. I know of few personally.
I hope this will be it for changes made a Chick-fil-A, but it won’t be. The leftist radicals will see to that.
Now that the company has given these radicals an inch, they won’t be satisfied with even a mile. I don’t know what they’ll demand of Chick-fil-A next, but mark my words – it will be something more damaging than just charitable giving.
This was huge mistake, born of cowardice.