It seems Chick-fil-A just can’t catch a break lately when it comes to being targeted for their Christian values.
“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” said a Chick-fil-A spokesperson in response, in hopes of conveying that the restaurant champions inclusion. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
However, Chick-fil-A’s efforts to explain that they are inclusive and kind to all who walk through their doors has not seemed to douse the fire ignited by those with liberal political agendas.
The latest effort to squash Chick-fil-A has come from New York Magazine who recently posted a tweet labeling the restaurant “hate-mongers” and promoting 17 other places where people can get a “squishy bun and juicy bird that are also free of problematic politics.”
“Here are 17 chicken sandwiches you can eat without fear that you’re also, however indirectly, supporting our nation’s hate-mongers,” the tweet read.
Here are 17 chicken sandwiches you can eat without fear that you’re also, however indirectly, supporting our nation’s hate-mongers https://t.co/0AjHYFaVYc
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) March 22, 2019
The publication listed Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, The Commodore, and El Cortez among a string of other options as alternatives.
However, ironically enough, the magazine’s efforts backfired pretty gloriously. Rather than readers jumping on board the hate wagon against Chick-fil-A as they had hoped, followers turned against the magazine in droves.
“Yes, but going to Chick-fil-A helps provide jobs for my local town’s youth so they don’t have to end up writing for NYMag,” wrote the top commenter.
Steve Goddard suggested that the “hate” the magazine was projecting onto the fast-food chain was merely a reflection of their own deep-seated hatred.
“Leftists spend the majority of their time spreading hate against people they disagree with,” he wrote. “They are fully consumed by their own hatred, and project it constantly on to others.”