The fast-food chain "Chick-fil-A" came under attack by liberals because the owner's son, Dan Cathy, said in a 2012 interview that he supports the "biblical definition of the family unit". The fast-food chain is known for its ads featuring cattle holding signs saying "Eat Mor Chikin". The statement from 2012 has recently caused the restaurant to be banned from Rider University's campus all because the owners support traditional marriage.
What liberals and far left activists don't understand is when they become outraged over trivial statements such as supporting "biblical definition of the family unit", they are only boosting their intended target's popularity. Don't take my word for it, the New York Post reported Tuesday that Chick-fil-A is on track to become the Number 3 fast-food chain in the United States.
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Chick-fil-A is also facing a boycott in Toronto and Pittsburgh where city officials even tried to ban the restaurant from their city, all because the owners support traditional marriage! Does that sound rational or reasonable to anyone? There is even a web page dedicated to the boycott called "These are the Best Reasons to Hate Chick-fil-A."
There is also a Facebook page dedicated to taking down the fast-food chain called "Boycott Chick-fil-A." Twitter users were delighted to find that the boycott was not only failing, but it was actually resulting in the fast-food chaining seeing a massive boost in sales. One website called Twitchy
even wrote a story titled, "Boycotts WORK (just not the way they WANT them to): Awesome news about Chick-fil-A triggers Lefties and it’s DELICIOUS."
The New York Post also reported on Chick-fil-A's recent surge in sales and quoted Kalinowski Equity Research which found that Chick-fil-A will soar past competitors Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's, the three fast-food chains currently holding the number 4, 5 and 6 spots respectively.
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The boycott didn't just net Chick-fil-A some free advertising, the fast-food chain's restaurants grew nearly 8 percent to more than 2,100 stores. Sales are also up 15 percent to a whopping $10 billion, not to mention the company saw 14.2 percent growth in 2017.
One Twitter user even pointed out how impressive the growth is considering the fact that the chain's stores are closed on Sundays. The far-left outrage mobs targeted the fast-food chain after the son of Chick-fil-A's founder Dan Cathy said that he supports the "biblical definition of the family unit."
Oh no! The pearl-clutching SJWs are furious! How could he say such a homophobic and bigoted statement? Oh wait, it is neither homophobic nor bigoted. Saying that you support the traditional family unit doesn't mean you hate gay people. That is a leap that liberals made and tried to spin into a false narrative about how Chick-fil-A is a bigoted and homophobic company.
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William Sullivan wrote in an American Thinker column that people actually like Chick-fil-A more than they hate the religious statement of its owner's son. Sullivan also pointed out that a 2012 boycott attempt actually resulted in a "record-setting day" for Chick-fil-A. The fast-food chain then opened five new stores in New York after de Blasio expressed his own disdain for Cathy's statement.
Sullivan also said in the column, "This was all so juicy for us because we recognized it as the left’s effort to control the political narrative and the American people. The public smear campaign against Chick-fil-A can be described only as the left’s complete and utter failure to do so, and Chick-fil-A is enjoying 'staggering growth' in the fast food marketplace."
Dan Cathy later said in a radio interview, "As it relates to society in general, 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'." The garbage tier media outlet and left-wing propaganda machine known as "Huffington Post" recently exclaimed, "If you really love LGBTQ people, you just can’t keep eating Chick-fil-A."
Actually, it is completely possible to separate your political views from your fast-food choices. In fact, just to show my support of the company I think I'll go and buy dinner at Chick-fil-A tonight!
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