In an earlier ChristWire exclusive post, “Men Beware, The Gays Are Out To Get You!”, Dan Nordgren filed an initial report on the Chic-Fil-A scandal. This is a follow up to that story.
The Sunday edition of NewYork City’s leading liberal and homo-gay newspaper, The New York Times, reported on a Gay Agenda event aimed at raping the $2B annual revenue of the Christian business, Chick-fil-A. The NYT reporter; the former vice-president of the politics-mongering, pro-abortion, anti-family, finger licking National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association; Kim Severson wrote the article with extreme bias, and an apparently empty stomach.
Chick-fil-A is an American Icon in shopping malls and campus student centers across the country. The firm, founded in 1946 by Truett Cathy is a bastion of savory American Southern hospitality served with a tangy side of Christian family values. Employing over 50K souls in 1.5K sales outlets, Chick-fil-A management estimates it sells in “almost” 40 states and the District of Columbia.
Chick-fil-A earned a place in the heart of many Americans as a family-safe and friendly establishment. Examples abound. The Burlingame Pez Museum features Pez dispensers with the Chick-fil-A slogan, “EAT MOR CHIKIN” with a humorous cow head for the delicious candy to come out. The Seaboard Chick-fil-A has a YouTube channel with family movie reviews taken in the store with the kids. What could be more threatening to the abortion loving homo-Gay lesbians in New York City than candy dispensers? The answer is free food.
Like many Lesbians, Ms. Severson hungers for something called “homo-gay equality” as well as free tasty chicken sandwiches. When the firm offered to provide free food for a church group hosting a day and half long seminar “The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design” Ms. Severson, in a brash dash for power and sandwiches, began plotting against the Christian sanctioned firm.
In order to be a good corporate neighbor, many businesses will donate food or supplies to local non-profit organizations and churches as outreach to their core market and build relationships with the community served.
The Lesbian Homo-Gays, including Ms. Severson, attacked the business with protests and blog postings with a hunger that could not be satiated. Because flyers for the seminar were made public, the hungry, hateful Homo-Gays contend the company was providing monetary support and asked the action be stopped.
In reaction to the protests, the Chick-fil-A President Dan T. Cathy said the firm would not publicly endorse agendas on marriage or family, but would continue to give free food to programs that strengthen marriages and families. He stated in a news release: “We will not champion any political agendas on marriage and family.”
So how does this play out with regard to Citizens United? Howard Wasserman had these thoughts:
… But if so, then Citizens United really is not about corporations v. natural persons, but is instead about campaign financing and the influence of expression by wealthy interests within political campaigns. And, as I argued years ago (and again after Citizens United last year), the argument against corporate speech really uses “corporate” as a proxy for wealthy, although there is no difference in terms of supposed harms (drown-out, corruption, undue influence, etc.) caused by corporate political expenditures as opposed to those by wealthy individuals. If we accept corporate expenditures on expression here, we must accept them in the electoral context–at least to the same extent as individual expenditures on expression.
The Homo-Gay Agenda may have gotten some tasty sandwiches in this battle, but it is doubtful if in light of Citizens United, any political funding supporting the Homo-Gay Agenda of marriage equality will be coming their way. To their benefit, Ms. Severson and the Homo-Gay Agenda selected their battles poorly. Hope they at least enjoyed the sandwiches.