Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes

Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes
Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes

U.S.A.-( Move over, Trump Derangement Syndrome. Another unhinged liberal pathology is back:


Perhaps, in the interest of public health, the CDC should launch a weekly C-F-A-P surveillance report to map the recurrence of this culturally infectious disease. Early-onset symptoms include fear of pressure-cooked poultry, allergic reaction to waffle potato fries and an irrational hatred of cow costumes. Anti-Christian prejudice and coastal elitism are common comorbidities associated with this debilitating progressive condition.

Ground zero for the latest outbreak? The headquarters of The New Yorker magazine. This week's issue online features the bigoted lament of writer Daniel Piepenbring, who decries the fast-food chain's “creepy infiltration” of the Big Apple and warns against the company's “pervasive Christian traditionalism.” Chick-fil-A opened its fourth location in the city last month. The largest franchise in the country, it seats 140, employs 150, and along with the other NYC locations, donates an estimated 17,000 pounds of food to a local pantry for the homeless and hungry. The company is reportedly on track to become the third-largest fast-food chain in the world.

What are the Chick-fil-A-phobes so afraid of?

A private business succeeding in the marketplace based on its merits, without coercion or cronyism.

An enterprise that values hard work, honesty and integrity.

A family-owned American Dream come true that creates jobs, pays taxes, satisfies customers of all backgrounds and gives back to the community.

Horror of horrors, what menaces these sandwich-sellers of faith be!

Chick-fil-A's corporate mission to “glorify God” and “enrich the lives of everyone we touch” leaves The New Yorker scribe terminally heartsick about the “ulterior motive” of its restaurant execs. So do the founding family's commitments to faithful marriages, strong families, Sundays off and the highest standards of character for their employees. The frightened New Yorker critic is especially perturbed by the “Bible verses” enshrined at Chick-fil-A's Atlanta headquarters and by the restaurant's popular bovine mascots — which he dubs “morbid” and the “ultimate evangelists” — whose ubiquity on New York billboards and subway corridors is akin to a “carpet bombing.”

Notice, by the way, how these hysterical Chick-fil-a-phobes have no qualms about the success of Jewish-owned delis or the spread of Muslim halal food shop operators in New York City who openly pay tribute to their faiths. Imagine a reporter freaking out over Quran verses or Torah citations hung up on a business owner's wall. Welcome to Social Justice 101, where discriminating against Christian-owned business in the name of opposing discrimination is the definition of tolerance.

We've been here before, of course. It was a liberal activist reporter and gay marriage advocate at The New York Times, Kim Severson, who helped launch the first nationwide witch hunt against Chick-fil-A in 2011. The former vice president of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association used her straight-news platform to invoke fear of “evangelical Christianity's muscle flexing” and spread false and libelous attacks on Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy and his family as “anti-gay.” Her propagandizing in the radical rag of record helped stoke boycotts and regulatory crackdowns by pandering Democrat Mayors Thomas Menino in Boston, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, and New York City's Bill de Blasio.

Ultimately, those media-manufactured efforts to stifle Chick-fil-A's free enterprise and First Amendment rights failed. The company's products have proved irresistible to customers on all sides of the political spectrum. Gastronomical satisfaction trumps anti-Christian zealotry and zealous anti-Trumpism.

And that's what chaps the thin hides of the far-left journalists at The New York Times and The New Yorker who choke at the sights and smells of good, old-fashioned capitalism.

If leftists only want to eat and drink at a global fast-food company whose progressive CEO shares their Democrat-supporting, gun-grabbing, open-borders, gay marriage-boosting values, they should stick to Howard Schultz's Starbucks cafes.

Oh, wait…

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Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on As well as the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild“. Her email address is [email protected]

  • 10 thoughts on “Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes

    1. The only thing that’s creepy is Piepenbring’s thinly veiled desperation to portray Chick-fil-A and its expansion as “creepy”.

    2. My family LOVES chic-fil-a, plus the values and customer service sets the standard. But they can keep their anti-gay boot camp crap to themselves. They are quite welcome to believe and do whatever they like, I don’t need to know too much. But now that I do,there are plenty of other chicken restaurants with great food that I patronize now.
      BTW I’m not some libtard Christian basher, or whatever derogatory term you feel compelled to sling to keep a semblance of readership, just a father who watched his little girl grow up and, trembling with fear and apprehension, finally reveal she’s gay. I knew that day was a possibility long, long before it ever crossed her mind. No amount of boot camp brainwashing will change who she is, that’s crazy talk from someone who either hasn’t been there or is in denial.

      On a side note take a long hard look in the mirror while reading your post. Are those the words of a Christian? Name calling, slurs, bashing-the-bashers? Try Love rather than imitating what you obviously despise.

      1. Ken, the CHik filA folks do NOT bash sodomites, they treat them just as they treat everyone else. Mr., Cathy lives by the values HE holds, he has never forced them on anyone else. It is the Chathy bashers doing that stuff. There IS no “anti gay boot camp crap”, never was never will be. Don’t know your source of infirmation, but its wrong. Perhaps you’ve been reading the lesbian Cathy basher’s rants?

        As to your daughter going sodomite, that is NOT “who she is”/ She has bought into a lie. I won’t address HOW she ended up making those choices…. I’ll leave that to you.

        Any real christian will confront evil when it is staring them in the face. No need to do any bashing… but we are commanded to judge things according to GOd’s Word. Homosezuality being “an abomination” is not OUR idea… it is God’s declaration of what HE thinks of it. It flies in the face of the order HE created for man. SO what you want, your daughter gets to do what SHE wants…. but things always work better if we live by the standards laid down by the One who made us….. HE knows how we are designed to work. You are perfectly free to put automatic transmissioni fluid into the brake reservoir, radiator colant in the crank case, gasoline in the radiator… and leave half the drive belts off the front of the engine. But you will likely find that yoiur car doesn’t quite functioin the way YOU would think best whennyou dDO those things. WHen you treat your car the way the manufacturer recommends, it works better and lasts longer. but its YOUR choice.

        1. @ken, Sorry about the daughter gone wrong. As you don’t know, we, Christians are to love the sinner, but hate the sin. This kind of ” everything traditional is wrong” mentality is spreading. Now, the programing engineers in silicon valley are trying to force America’s computer companies to stop doing business with the Pentagon because “the American military is evil.” Never mind that the American military makes great personal sacrifices to provide them with an invasion free environment.
          Another silicon valley company plans on beginning “global visual, real time surveillance. But it is the American military that is “bad”?

    3. A couple of years ago when the crazies attacked Chick-Fil-A and called for a boycott, normal people responded with a BUY-cott, and sales on the “boycott” day set records – I remember pictures of customer lines running out the building and around the corner. In a similar vein – this story makes me want to take my family to Chick-Fil-A for lunch today!

    4. Besides our never-ending support for Chick-fil-A due to it’s philosophy of life and business, the liberal bias and anti-Christian stance of The New Yorker led us to term our magazine subscription long ago. The cartoons (some of ’em for a while) weren’t worth the cost of a subscription when the “literary” content proved to be craX!

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