Did you know Chick-fil-A is infiltrating New York City with its Christian values? The New Yorker sent the warning to its readers Friday. Beware the restaurant's "pervasive Christian traditionalism," says Dan Piepenbring.
Chick-fil-A was once only known for being the birthplace of the Original Chicken Sandwich. But, when its CEO spoke out against gay marriage, it became a target for progressives, who have since called for boycotts of the Christian company.
Piepenberg sensed an "ulterior motive" in the establishment's decor during his lunch stop. The Cows all over the restaurant are "ultimate evangelists." It's all meant to build to his damning conclusion.
Still, there’s something especially distasteful about Chick-fil-A, which has sought to portray itself as better than other fast food: cleaner, gentler, and more ethical, with its poultry slightly healthier than the mystery meat of burgers. Its politics, its décor, and its commercial-evangelical messaging are inflected with this suburban piety.
The piece itself was pretty entertaining, but the reactions were downright hilarious.
It’s a CHICKEN SANDWICH https://t.co/57dsByh53U— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 13, 2018
“Pervasive Christian traditionalism”...I don’t know about the rest of you, but I go there for the waffle fries.— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) April 13, 2018
I have never once seen or heard any “pervasive” Christian anything at a @ChickfilA, unless you count polite, friendly employees with good work ethics and decent food. https://t.co/E3AZBSiZ6i
Of course, the point was also made that if The New Yorker had chosen a different restaurant or a different faith to put on trial, there would be uproar in the media.