Reportedly on food stamps
Back in 2012, gay marriage activists targeted Chick-fil-A for the company owner’s traditional stance on the issue.
One such protester was Adam Smith, who decided to make a video of himself berating an innocent Chick-fil-A drive through employee who responded to his attack with grace and respect.
The stunt backfired on Smith, who was quickly fired from his job and now finds himself on food stamps.
FOX News reported:
Ex-CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A reportedly now on food stamps after outcry
A CFO who drew widespread condemnation after berating a Chick-fil-A employee in a video that went viral three years ago is out of work and on food stamps, according to a published report.
Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona until the summer of 2012, when he started protested Chick-fil-A’s stance on gay marriage to an employee at a drive-thru.
“Chick-fil-A is a hateful company,” Smith told the employee. “I don’t know how you sleep at night,” Smith adds at another point. This is a horrible corporation with horrible values.”
After the employee, who never loses her composure, wished Smith a nice day, he responded, “I will. I just did something really good. I feel purposeful.”
Since then, Smith was fired from his job, and his wife and four children lost their home. The family was forced to sell and give away their possessions and move into an RV. He is now on food stamps, he says.
“I don’t regret the stand I took, but I regret… the way I talked to her,” he told ABC News’ “20/20.”
Last night, the panel on Red Eye discussed the issue:
Smith has written a book about the experience which has been panned on Amazon.
The book is titled Million Dollar Cup of Water: Discovering the Wealth in Authenticity
Here are some choice reviews:
A MUST READ !!!!!!!!
Adam Smith is courageously battling the Evil Homophobes operating fast food chicken franchises. He will not rest until every teenage girl working the drive through feels the wrath of his pent up, projected homoerotic frustrations.
Arrogant, pompous, self righteous: I read the book because of the publicity about how the author filmed himself bullying a hapless restaurant employee, and how he then had the poor taste to post it on the internet. The idea that a big time corporate executive making $200,000 a year/million dollar stock option benefit package would think that yelling an $9 an hour laborer is some kind of blow for social justice is very arrogant, short sighted, rude, and petty.
What a tiresome piece of drivel this book was to read. Justifications, blame for others when the author should have taken the blame himself and such self pity cloaked as enlightenment. I came away feeling pity for such a clueless individual and embarrassed that he still does not ‘get it’.
His journey was only his head, he learned nothing from his experience other than it was someone elses fault.
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