Monday, June 24, 2019

Chick-fil-A Faces Intolerance

                  San Mateo County, California, is trying to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in Redwood City. The cities of San Antonio, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, have already successfully prevented the profitable purveyor of particularly tasty chicken comestibles from opening outlets in their respective airports, in the mistaken belief that the company poses a threat to the LGBTQIIA+ community.
            San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa plans to send a letter to Chick-fil-A to discourage the company from opening a store in Redwood City, explaining that he is hoping for demonstrations and protests. He says his “goal” is that “they withdraw their permit and do not do business in San Mateo County.” In other words, “Dykes and gays or Chick-fil-As.” Canepa is apparently doing a twisted and demented imitation of an Old West lawman, telling the restaurant chain, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.” Not welcoming. Not tolerant. Not inclusive. Not cool.
            Canepa told local television station KPIX-5: “When people think of the Chick-fil-A logo—what they think of is anti-LGBTQ.” No, what they think of is delicious chicken sandwiches, dumb-ass, which is why the chain’s food is so popular, despite the fact the restaurants aren’t open on Sundays.
            The truth is, Chick-fil-A doesn’t pose a threat to the LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ community does, however—demonstrably-- pose a threat to Chick-fil-A. It doesn’t like the fact that the company dares to possess and observe Christian values, apparently including those pertaining to sex and marriage.

                  I hope that Chick-fil-A never succumbs to attacks by progressives. I pray that the chain holds tight to its beliefs and never chickens out.

On the other hand, perhaps Chick-fil-A should go over and above the call of duty to placate the LGBTQ community. Why not create an entirely new menu, aimed specifically towards militant gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders?
            I’m envisioning items such as the “Lesbian Chick-fil-A Sandwich,” “Gender Waffle Fries,” “Queer Strips,” the “They-fil-A” (for transgenders who are finicky about the pronouns used to refer to themselves), “Naughty Nuggets,” the “Three-way Sandwich,” and “Bigender Biscuits.” What a great Sunday menu that would be.

            Especially for a restaurant that isn’t open on Sundays.

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