The Media Completely Invented That Chick-Fil-A Story

Did you hear the shocking news that Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy is anti-gay? You can read about it in the Los Angeles Times, the

  1. Edward Smith

    What happened to just letting the customers decide whether or not to eat there?

    Oh, right, the customers are too stupid to make that decision.  The mayor of Boston is qualified.

    As to the Jim Henson Company, well, that’s on them.  If they made money off the deal, they won’t any more.  The same applied to advertisers on Rush Limbaugh’s show.  Some apparently lost money by dropping their ads.

    But the mayor of Boston?  Who does he think he is?  Mike Bloomberg?

  2. Albert Arthur

    There’s a guy in my office who used to work at Chick-Fil-A. I’m not sure in what capacity, but he knows Cathy and the culture of the company enough to be completely outraged at these false accusations. Now, I’ve never talked politics with this guy, but I would guess that he’s a Democrat (I do work in Manhattan, after all). I just hope some of the wool is being shed from his eyes over the this in regards to the tactics of the left.

  3. Edward Smith

    That LGBT activist seems so easily riled up.  Is he/she ashamed of some aspect of his/her life?  Hidden shame often leads to hypersensitivity.

  4. Albert Arthur

    The mayor isn’t thinking clearly. There are what, 30 states that have voted against gay marriage? What if the governors of those states, or mayors in municipalities in those states, announced that The Jim Henson Company would no longer be welcome to do business there?

  5. Mothership_Greg

    I read about this supposed “story” last week and was completely disgusted by it.  I’m glad to see that someone agrees with me.

  6. DrewInWisconsin

    Some enterprising young reporter should present the mayor of Boston with the facts about what Cathy really said, and then ask him if he still maintains his position in light of this new (old) information.

    For the left, being wrong isn’t really a roadblock to getting what they want.

  7. Jim Chase

    Purely anecdotal, but either this “news” isn’t that widespread, or it has no bearing on people’s food choices.  The Chik-Fil-A down the road from my office has been close to standing-room only for the last week or so – which is slightly above normal.

    As an aside, here’s a lighter view of Chik-Fil-A Sundays, courtesy Tim Hawkins.

  8. The King Prawn

    And yet it is perfectly fine for you to be served a plate full of sticky leftist propaganda with your coffee.

  9. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Jim Chase: Purely anecdotal, but either this “news” isn’t that widespread, or it has no bearing on people’s food choices.  The Chik-Fil-A down the road from my office has been close to standing-room only for the last week or so – which is slightly above normal.

    Or the opposite. I went for the first time in years yesterday. All the liberals in my Twitter feed talking about boycotting it revealed some really important information to me. The tweet in question, from @DelRayser:

    Honestly, I don’t know why we haven’t been boycotting Chick-fil-a for YEARS over their egregious, ongoing use of Styrofoam cups.

    See, I love nothing more than Diet Pepsi over chipped ice in styrofoam cups. So I investigated and found out that they have something close — Coke products and pellet ice. I immediately got in the car and drove to the nearest Chick-Fil-A and had a Diet Dr Pepper. It was awesome. And I could strike a blow against idiotic boycotts and such.

    By the way, this was all before I even realized that the story was completely invented.

  10. Jim Chase
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    Or the opposite. I went for the first time in years yesterday. All the liberals in my Twitter feed talking about boycotting it revealed some really important information to me. The tweet in question, from @DelRayser:

    Honestly, I don’t know why we haven’t been boycotting Chick-fil-a for YEARS over their egregious, ongoing use of Styrofoam cups.

    See, I love nothing more than Diet Pepsi over chipped ice in styrofoam cups. So I investigated and found out that they have something close — Coke products and pellet ice. I immediately got in the car and drove to the nearest Chick-Fil-A and had a Diet Dr Pepper. It was awesome. And I could strike a blow against idiotic boycotts and such.

    By the way, this was all before I even realized that the story was completely invented. · 8 minutes ago

    Well, I do live in deep-red Alabama.  And quite a few of my Facebook friends are joining in some Chik-Fil-A Appreciation Day thing on August 1st.  Not entirely sure what that’s about, but it’s popping up frequently this week.

  11. ConservativeWanderer

    Too bad there’s no Chick-Fil-As in my area. I’d visit them for dinner tonite.

  12. Mel Foil

    I think Jesus’ message to homosexuals was, pick up your cross–not pick up your IKEA king-size bed frame.

  13. Edward Smith

    Can “Banned in Boston” still be used as a marketing ploy?

  14. Mollie Hemingway
    C

    By the way, calls for boycotts aren’t being universally embraced. Here’s the Atlantic with “In Defense of Eating at Chick-fil-A.”

  15. with me where I am

    I live near one of the biggest indoor malls in America. Not only does the food court inside the mall have a Chick-fil-A, but another Chick-fil-A is going up next to a gas station across the street from the mall. I live in the Northeast. All the uproar about Chick-fil-A does not appear to be affecting their bottom line.

  16. Severely Ltd.

    I think Mollie and ConWan have the right idea. This calls for a reverse boycott.

  17. Gus Marvinson

    Boycotting a business because of the owner’s beliefs?

    That’s gay.

  18. Ansonia

    This is religious or world view persecution, plain and simple. I’m going to look to see if there are any Chick-Fil- As on the route of our next trip so that we can do our small part in a reverse boycott.

  19. flownover

    The realization of their energy and organizing power in Calif during 

    Prop 8 has created a momentum that has to keep churning, probably to fund some positions “created” in all that ruckus.

    Advocacy, the home of unemployable attorneys.

    And then it was a slow news day. Racism is so declasse, homophobia and bullying are the new flash stories. CNN is such a bottomfeeder.

    What this crew did to some businesses in California is disgraceful. 

  20. N.M. Wiedemer

    By and large I can’t imagine the boycott having much, if any, effect on the bottom line. The people most likely to engage in this kind of trendy social-consciousness bandwagon are generally the hard progressive/hipster market- not exactly Chick-fil-a’s prime demographic. (they don’t even have any locally grown, organic-vegan menu options for crying out loud.)It’s funny how strained and tired their cries of offense come off after so many years of speaking in the same atonal staccato- HATE, RACISTS, HOMOPHOBE, SEXIST- wash, rinse and repeat ad nauseam.Now it’s time for me to go grab a #1, with an un-sweet ice tea and go ahead and up-size it.

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