The Left's War on Chick-fil-A

Posted: Feb 02, 2011 12:53 PM
Chick-fil-A is a successful American company that serves delectable chicken sandwiches and other treats to millions of satisfied customers across the country.  In an era of stubbornly high unemployment, it provides tens of thousands of Americans with stable, reliable jobs.  It also happens to be owned and operated by Evangelical Christians, whose corporate values reflect their religious beliefs.  This, predictably, is intolerable to society's self-appointed purveyors of tolerance.  Michelle Malkin has the details:

For the Left, these Biblically-based corporate principles constitute high social justice crimes and misdemeanors. Democrats are always ready to invoke religion to support their big government, taxpayer-funded initiatives (Obamacare, illegal alien amnesty, increased education spending, and FCC regulatory expansion, for starters).

But when an independent company – thriving on its own merits in the market place — wears its soul on its sleeve, suddenly it’s a theocratic crisis.

Over the past month, several progressive activist blogs have waged an ugly war against Chick-Fil-A. The company’s alleged atrocity: One of its independent outlets in Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches and brownies to a marriage seminar run by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which happens to oppose same-sex marriage.

In the name of tolerance, the anti-Chick-Fil-A hawks sneered at the company’s main product as “Jesus Chicken,” derided its no-Sunday work policy, and attacked its operators as “anti-gay.” Michael Jones, who describes himself as having “worked in the field of human rights communications for a decade, most recently for Harvard Law School,” launched an online petition drive at “demanding” that the company disavow “extreme anti-gay groups.” Facebook users dutifully organized witch hunt drives against the company on college campuses.

Read the whole thing.  One doesn't have to be an anti-gay rights crusader to be thoroughly put off by the Left's heavy-handed thuggery against thriving, law-abiding private companies.  We've seen Target and eHarmony knuckle under when confronted with similar tactics, and now Chick-fil-A is the object of the gay Left's fury.  Americans who appreciate Chick-fil-A's values, or who just flat-out enjoy tasty chicken, should lend support to the company as it's besieged by a handful of noisy radicals.

Speaking of which, I haven't had lunch yet, and a succulent, perfectly cooked Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich sounds pretty good right about now.

Delicious chicken, religious liberty, and free enterprise: Yum.