“pervasive Christian traditionalism”
If you weren’t already convinced that the New Yorker embodies the idea of snobbish, urban, limousine liberals, here’s a story which should confirm it for you once and for all.
Writer Dan Piepenbring is deeply concerned:
Chick-fil-A’s arrival in New York City feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. https://t.co/wnhMrMBN6z
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 13, 2018
From the story:
Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City
During a recent lunch hour, I was alone on the rooftop of the largest Chick-fil-A in the world. The restaurant, on Fulton Street, is the company’s fourth in Manhattan, and it opened last month to the kind of slick, corporate-friendly fanfare that can only greet a new chain. The first hundred customers had participated in a scavenger hunt around the financial district. At an awards ceremony, the management honored them with a year’s supply of free chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.
There were no such prizes on offer when I visited, but from the fifth-floor terrace—on the top floor of the restaurant, which is twelve thousand square feet—I could see that the line to get inside stretched almost to the end of the block. An employee took orders on a touch screen and corralled people through the doors. The air smelled fried.
New York has taken to Chick-fil-A. One of the Manhattan locations estimates that it sells a sandwich every six seconds, and the company has announced plans to open as many as a dozen more storefronts in the city. And yet the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, is adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet.
How dare they!
Ben Shapiro writes at the Daily Wire:
Are workers forced to sing hymns as they work? Are they required to worship while they work? Not at all. No, the problem is that Chick-fil-A’s VP of restaurant experience told BuzzFeed that they want their employees to be efficient but “feel like you just got hugged in the process.”
The story provoked some strong reactions on Twitter, via Twitchy:
Are you people for real?
— Matt Threlfall (@RiponPreacher) April 13, 2018
I hate when my city is infiltrated and subverted by the unpatriotic scourge of chicken restaurants pic.twitter.com/omhQtp8u2U
— Everything I Hate is a Terrorist Organization (@notwokieleaks) April 13, 2018
Haha. Oh NO those Christians are at it again. ???? Relax NY sit down have a sandwich. It’ll be ok.
— momza83 (@momza83) April 13, 2018
Trying to imagine the New Yorker blasting a thriving restaurant chain for its “pervasive Muslim traditionalism” or “pervasive Jewish traditionalism” https://t.co/6KFys22iz5
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 13, 2018
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