The New Yorker: Chick-fil-A’s ‘Creepy Infiltration’ Of NYC Because Of ‘Pervasive Christian Traditionalism’
Part of the “politicization” of everything is the politicization of the fast food chicken sandwich… Well, I wouldn’t expect anything less from our ideological overlords.
The one thing they cannot change, though, is that Chick Fil A has phenomenal food and the best chicken sandwich on the planet. Their corporate culture also embraces treating their employees very well.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 13, 2018
On Friday, The New Yorker honed in on a serious threat to the lives of all New Yorkers: the arrival of Chick-Fil-A in their homey little corner of the universe. In a 1400-word diatribe titled “Chick-Fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City,” one Dan Piepenring wrote that New Yorkers should not accept the intrusion of a popular restaurant serving chicken because the owner happens to be a religious Christian. “The air smelled fried,” Piepenring wrote, ominously. “New York has taken to Chick-fil-A…And yet the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism.” What signs are there of this incipient theocracy? Its Atlanta corporate headquarters – not its New York store or any of its other stores – has Bible verses and a statue of Jesus, and its stores close on Sundays. That’s it.
But the mere whiff of Jesus means that New York must cast out Chick-fil-A like a leper, and that those who refuse to do so have succumbed to the blasphemous entreaties of the Midianites. “When a location opened in a Queens mall, in 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a boycott. No such controversy greeted the opening of this newest outpost. Chick-fil-A’s success here is a marketing coup. Its expansion raises questions about what we expect from our fast food, and to what extent a corporation can join a community,” Piepenring rants. More
It’s odd that they call Chick-Fil-A evil when I don’t recall Chick-Fil-A ever demanding control over anybodies thoughts, words and actions…The person that demands another to walk lockstep with them and their ideas is the evil one.
— Chris Busi (@Cbusi1) April 14, 2018
“Christian traditionalists” might do something vile like pray for you or forgive you for spitting on them…
— Gradual Sand (@warmingtozero) April 13, 2018
— Mr Magillacutty (@MrMagillacutty) April 13, 2018
Last time progs tried this @ChickfilA undoubtably had its best single day sales in the history of its inception! I remember – lines out the doors and cars around the blocks ALL DAY LONG!!! #everylocation Was worth the wait! 😌
— The Truth Matters (@BELIEVEixoye) April 13, 2018
We are supposed to be welcoming and tolerant and inclusive – But only of those things that have been put on a list of groups that liberals tell us we are supposed to be tolerant, welcoming and inclusive of. SCREW LIBERAL HYPOCRITES.
— Lapsus Calami (@jester_60) April 14, 2018
In 1990 I interviewed founder S. Truett Cathy and his family and found them to be nice, sincere people. The chicken is delicious btw.
— Rob Taub (@robmtaub) April 13, 2018
Relax, have a chicken sandwich- it’s delicious. I know having a business that gives back to the community and provides income and employment to many is scary, not to mention those horrible Christian values…..
— Just J (@jeanettekraft) April 14, 2018
@ChickfilA has the best service in fast food that I’ve ever had the pleasure of gracing. That fact that a this elitist thinks it bad for the their community, will just put a bigger smile on my face knowing they will be the busiest restaurant in N.Y.
— Chris Hennessey 🐻 (@irishsoxfan34) April 13, 2018