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Twitter CEO Apologizes for Eating Chick-Fil-A After Leftist Outrage

Twitter CEO Apologizes for Eating Chick-Fil-A After Leftist Outrage

You’re free to choose, just not like that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0iArCvSvkw

For the love that is all holy. The seething left attacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for eating at Chick-fil-A during pride month. Chick-fil-A’s CEO believes marriage ought to be between a male and female.

Dorsey caved and apologized for devouring the delicious food at Chik-Fil-A.

(I had to screenshot The Daily Caller because Soledad O’Brien has me blocked.)

June is National Pride Month, which caused the left to unleash its claws into Dorsey.

What have we become when we force someone to apologize for eating a chicken sandwich? Guess what. I have no problem with gay marriage. None at all. I will eat also Chick-fil-A whenever I crave their food!

Can you imagine what the right would be left with if we boycotted places or people who didn’t align with our views? Even worse for us libertarians. I’d have no music to listen to or movies to watch. The Clash and Pearl Jam are a few of my favorite bands of all time, both of whom had/have members that are diehard leftists.

Lessons for the Left and Right

piece at HuffPo written by Shane L. Windemeyer, a gay man, and activist for LGBT equality is making the rounds. Windemeyer says he’s a friend of Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-Fil-A (emphasis mine):

His questions and a series of deeper conversations ultimately led to a number of in-person meetings with Dan and representatives from Chick-fil-A. He had never before had such dialogue with any member of the LGBT community. It was awkward at times but always genuine and kind.

It is not often that people with deeply held and completely opposing viewpoints actually risk sitting down and listening to one another. We see this failure to listen and learn in our government, in our communities and in our own families. Dan Cathy and I would, together, try to do better than each of us had experienced before.

Never once did Dan or anyone from Chick-fil-A ask for Campus Pride to stop protesting Chick-fil-A. On the contrary, Dan listened intently to our concerns and the real-life accounts from youth about the negative impact that Chick-fil-A was having on campus climate and safety at colleges across the country. He was concerned about an incident last fall where a fraternity was tabling next to the Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus. Whenever an out gay student on campus would walk past the table, the fraternity would chant, “We love Chick-fil-A,” and then shout anti-gay slurs at the student. Dan sought first to understand, not to be understood. He confessed that he had been naïve to the issues at hand and the unintended impact of his company’s actions.

Windemeyer writes that he and Cathy built trust throughout their relationship. Cathy even invited Windemeyer as his personal guest for the Chick-fil-A Bowl despite the possibility of “facing the ire of his conservative base (and a potential boycott) by being seen or photographed with an LGBT activist.” Windemeyer described it (again, emphasis mine):

Instead, he stood next to me most of the night, putting respect ahead of fear. There we were on the sidelines, Dan, his wife, his family and friends and I, all enjoying the game. And that is why building a relationship with someone I thought I would never understand mattered. Our worlds, different as they can be, could coexist peacefully. The millions of college football fans watching the game never could have imagined what was playing out right in front of them. Gay and straight, liberal and conservative, activist and evangelist — we could stand together in our difference and in our respect. How much better would our world be if more could do the same?

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I always consider this as free advertising for the chicken purveyors.

I believe sales are up since the progs took chick-fil-a on.

    puhiawa in reply to Barry. | June 11, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Sales immediately after the call for a boycott increased about 12% it was stated. It seems many had never eaten there and wanted to try. it.

      Firewatch in reply to puhiawa. | June 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Ooops! I hit the wrong button. Sorry about the down vote. I just want to know if you shared my chocolate chunk cookie addiction. Some Sundays can last a long time when I get my cookie craving going.

      in-suhr-ect in reply to puhiawa. | June 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Yep, here’s one. I don’t eat fast food but went to a CFA just as a personal counter-protest. It’s not my thing, but it hits the intended mark perfectly: inoffensive and a bit bland but tasty, perfectly cooked, satisfying, and you won’t get food poisoning ‘cuz someone doesn’t wash their hands.

LBGTQ… transgender spectrum.

And then there was transchicken.

How about burgers? Are you going to eat that?

I don’t know. What is easier for LGBT activists: to try to know someone with different viewpoints; or to simply try to utilize the power of the State to crush, punish or destroy anyone who challenges your worldview.

    YellowGrifterInChief in reply to Redneck Law. | June 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    I am guessing you don’t like the shoe being on the other foot. Somebody wanted the state to stop gays from marrying using the ‘Defense of Marriage Act’.

    Texas did have a law against consensual sexual conduct. Was Texas trying to

    crush, punish or destroy anyone who challenges your worldview?

      You are such a lightweight. “Defense of Marriage Act”? Give me one single example where somebody used the Defense of Marriage Act to use the power of the State to “crush, punish or destroy” an opponent of the DFA. Just one.

      I have a big problem with two lesbians who knew that the guy would not bake their wedding cake, utilize the power of the Colorado Human Rights Commission to put him out of business with a $200,000 fine. If you don’t see this as a serious problem, you are a deaf, dumb and blind fool.

      Neither DOMA nor any state law ever prevented a same-sex couple from performing whatever ceremony they liked, or from purporting to be married. DOMA simply preserved the states’ right not to participate in the charade if they chose not to.

      Same-sex couples are by definition incapable of marrying, and no court or legislature can change that. All they can do is force the state to play along and pretend that the couple are married.

      Texas and many other states did have laws against acts that they considered to be wrong. Until Lawrence nobody seriously doubted their constitutional authority to make such laws. None of these states had any interest in crushing, punishing or destroying anyone merely for disagreeing, any more than any other law banning some act seeks to crush, punish, or destroy those who disagree with it. You can disagree with a law all you like; the first amendment protects your right to do so. But it does not protect your right to disobey the law, or prevent you from being punished if you do.

pilgrim1949 | June 11, 2018 at 1:19 pm

What else would we expect from the Head Twit?

Political congruence (“=”) is principle of Pro-Choice. They should be called to task for advocating selective, opportunistic exclusion. Well, at least they’re not sanctimonious hypocrites (i.e. bigots). Principles matter.

I know where i’m eating tonight..

Does anyone doubt that the perpetually histrionic, embittered, virtue-signaling and bullying Left consists of nothing but a bunch of jack – booted totalitarian thugs, waiting to pounce on people for the next alleged transgression or deviance from increasingly capricious and incoherent Leftist orthodoxies? These idiots want to control every facet of people’s lives, while their endless displays of petty totalitarianism morph into real totalitarianism.

You can’t sell or promote mezcal and Mexican food, as a non-Mexican, because it allegedly constitutes “cultural appropriation.”

You can’t evince concern about Islam’s intrinsic pathologies, including supremacism, anti-Semitism, totalitarianism and belligerence – – that’s “Islamophobia.”

You can’t believe that men should use mens’ restrooms and women should use womens’ restrooms – – that’s “transphobic.”

God forbid you support free-market capitalism – – that makes you a supporter of “income inequality.”

If you support police officers and refuse to join a movement that falsely slanders such officers as unrepentant killers of black youth, you’re an alleged white supremacist.

Don’t you dare support that nation of Apartheid-imposing colonists who’ve oppressed the poor, peace-loving “Palestinians!”

And so on, and so forth. Leftist notions of morality being entirely capricious and incoherent, ignoring facts and reality to perpetuate the primacy of the cherished and contrived “Victim-Oppressor” narratives that form the foundation of the contemporary Leftist ethos.

The only solution here is obvious, the Twitter CEO needs to resign. Haha.

I should switch sides and join the Left, work my way up to Minister of Purges. There’s so much fun to be had.

Just yesterday I heard Chris Mathews slut-shaming NYTs reporter Ali Watkins for giving blowjobs for scoops. I can’t even!

I no longer support homosexual rights, gay marriage, etc. They are Nazis.

When gays demonstrate they can respect the rights of others. I’ll start respecting their rights again.

Always amazes me how the people who have experienced hate and discrimination can so cluelessly spin around and infict the same damn thing on others.

    Milhouse in reply to Fen. | June 12, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Excuse me, homosexuals are nazis?!! What, all of them?! Most of them?! More than a tiny percentage of them?!

    Oh wait, you didn’t say that, you actually said that homosexual rights, gay marriage, etc., are nazis. That makes no sense at all. How can rights or marriage be nazis?

      bhwms in reply to Milhouse. | June 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Semantics aside, there is a reason that the militant homosexual activists are called the “Gaystapo” just as the militant radical feminists are called the “feminazis.” They do not believe in simply raising their voice in public awareness and lobby their representatives for changes. They believe in not only changing behavior in society, but in shutting down anyone who disagrees with them, including those on their side. There is one monolithic worldview, and if you do not subscribe to all of it, you are ejected/ostracized. Hence the reaction to @jack.

        Milhouse in reply to bhwms. | June 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm

        Everyone, including Rush Limbaugh, understands that the existence of a handful of feminazis is no reason to oppose women’s rights, and the existence of BLM, NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, and all the other race whores and gangsters is no reason to oppose black people’s rights. Yes, there is a small but vocal “gaystapo”, but to use their existence as an excuse to oppose the rights of all gay people is bigotry.

Diverso, ma uguale?! | June 11, 2018 at 2:06 pm

“What have we become when we force someone to apologize for eating a chicken sandwich? Guess what. I have no problem with gay marriage. None at all. I will eat Chick-fil-A whenever I crave their food!”

Very brave the way you stand up to the left, Mary. How can we lose?

All liberals so is project their hatred on to others. So of course this all cane as something of a shock to the cat activist, that a conservative was happy to st And next to him.

The left has invested it’s sole into demonizing anyone who doesn’t agree with them. It’s fooled itself in to believing the right hates them because that’s how they feel about the right.

Diverso, ma uguale?! | June 11, 2018 at 2:24 pm

“Can you imagine what the right would be left with if we boycotted places or people who didn’t align with our views? Even worse for us libertarians. I’d have no music to listen to or movies to watch.”

Imagine placing the eternal fate of your very soul over subversive bourgeois entertainment and fleeting pleasures. This is NOT what the right stands for you guuyss!

These jokers are taking their cues from my local Baptist church and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, hardly examples worth emulating.

I used to attend with my friends, who loved “that gospel preaching.” His favorite topic was inventing sins. He’d start with something totally innocuous, and demonstrate how it was really a sin. My friends all knew that, if it was fun, it was a sin. “Don’t even think about (fill in the blank),” he would say.

And they didn’t. They did not learn to think. They did not remember anything about the sermons, nor notice the oddities therein. They only knew that everything they wanted to do was a sin. They couldn’t reason their way out of a paper bag. I do not know if that was intended, but it was the result.

The bullies of the Chinese Cultural Revolution put people through the wringer for any ol’ damn thing, just to be mean. Then they killed them. Our lefts have only gotten to the stage of publicly asking for people to be killed, that we know of (Elizabeth Warren, I am looking directly at you.)

I think the whole point of these exercises in faux outrage is to create useful idiots — people who can be used to buy others, to sow division, and ultimately break the social compact. When the Revolution comes, they can conveniently be killed, and nobody will miss them.

And here I thought Starbuck’s chief coffee burner was an utter idiot! In “progressivedom” I guess the sky is the limit.

America, it seems to me, is at war with itself. Sadly, the conservative followers of Americanism are severely handicapped because of their long-term addiction to ‘comfort’. The rational conservatives always respond with words of reason, whereas their polar opposites (such as Antifa) are more interested in results.

The Marxists, progressives, socialists, liberals, LGBT, Muslims, etc. will ‘talk’ all day, just as long as they can control both the words and the dialogue. The opponents of conservative American values are interested in results, not in the format of dialogue. Dialogue is merely a throw-away, like toilet tissue, for these opponents.

Perhaps this is why Obama made such an affective leader for his disaffected followers. He could spew words all day long – and then go into the shadows to further his goals, while the naive cheered from the sidelines.

My wife and I eat lunch at Chick-fil-a every Saturday. The drive through line goes around the building and the lobby is always full….yet my order is being brought to me even before I can snag straws, napkins and ketchup. There must be some reason for their success. Wonder what it could be?

    Colonel Travis in reply to scooterjay. | June 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I cannot remember ever seeing a Chick-Fil-A anywhere in America at mealtime when the drive thru line is not around the building.

Soledad had no problem appearing at a Chik-fil-A sponsored leadership event in Texas back in 2012.
But that was then I guess. She has to score woke points with the Twitter mob now!

I am reminded that I need to use my calendar card for June. Best deal ever: buy a hilarious cow calendar in December, get free Chick-fil-A for the next year. (I actually buy a calendar and get one as a gift. ;0 )

I have a precious gay teenage son. When he found out I was going to Chick-fil-A he asked if I could get him extra fries!

Glad he has a mind of his own and won’t apologize like this twitter CEO. I wonder if he and Justin Trudeau are related?

I wonder how many who think this way consider the possibility that the oatmeal they had for breakfast was perhaps shelved by a Christian stock-boy, or that the Friskies they fed their cat was hauled at some point by a trucker who listens to Rush Limbaugh?

This quest for purity is so bizarre.

I LOVE Chik-Fil-A-Filet! Everything tastes great, wonderful service. What’s not to like?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 11, 2018 at 3:53 pm

Leftists always eat…..Leftists!

Bon appetite Leftists!

Dump twitter and ignore anything to do with it, and eat more at Chick-Fil-A. In fact, give away gift certificates to every kid you know:

https://thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/Inside-Chick-fil-A/3-Reasons-Chick-fil-A-Gift-Cards-Make-the-Perfect-Holiday-Present

DouglasJBender | June 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

Homosexuality is a sin. Always has been, and always will be.

Time to kill the Pride month.

Never forget tha Tyrant Obama the Liar funded the left with $750 million he extorted from BoA. Trump should fund Tea Party and other conservatives with a billion dollars using the same method used by Obama.

The frenzy against CFA is totally bogus. The Owner/Founder is a Fundie Christian who takes his bible seriously enuf that he closes all his stores on Sunday despite the financial hit. He also takes his bible seriously enuf that he personally follows the DMA definition of marriage.

If you are gay, did you vote for Obama either time?
Since he ALSO said (at the time) he supported the DMA definition why did you not “boycott” HIM. If you didn’t boycott him, by Lefty “logic” you yourself are a bigot until you apologize for voting for him.

The Owner/Founder also takes his bible seriously but that he personally follows the biblical proscription of “hate the sin, love the sinner”. That is, while he regards same-sex sex like he regards adultery or other “sins”, he doesn’t refuse service or refuse to hire based on no gender benders allowed. In other words, he is tolerant to those he disagrees with, while reserving the right to disagree with them.

Something The Left recently seems to have forgotten how to do.

This is an excellent read of the Wedding Cake case, and how the Gays intentionally used the power of the State to destroy the baker: https://libertyunyielding.com/2018/06/12/targeted-retribution-against-the-faithful-seems-to-survive-scotus-review/

Jack Dorsey, you will not survive here. You are not a wolf and this is the land of wolves now. What’s the point of being a CEO and not being able to eat lunch where you please? Grow a pair.

Phuck a bunch of phaggots and long live CF.

I have never eaten at Chick-Fil-A and probably never will, but for reasons unconnected to their politics. I’m glad to hear they’re doing well even without my business, and the idea that their existence has a “negative impact on campus climate and safety at colleges across the country” is just too ridiculous for words.

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