Chick-Fil-A, why hath thou forsaken us?

By Hunter Estes
November 19, 2019

The chicken was good, but what drove many through the doors of one of America’s most popular fast-food joints was the values the brand stood for. 

It wasn’t just fried poultry; it was a large restaurant chain that unabashedly stood with their Christian foundation. They singlehandedly changed the game of fast food simply by introducing a bit of kindness to the process. And now, they’ve abandoned that foundation by relenting to the demands of the faith-hating progressive mob.

The CEO of Chick-Fil-A announced that they would cut their donations to two organizations after a range of LGBT protests. Now, who were these hate-filled, evil organizations, so clearly bent on darkness that all support had to be cut? They were the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. What kind of a world do we live in when the Salvation Army, which serves 25 million people around the globe annually, is treated as some despicable hate group?

The record ought to be set straight on these two groups. For those who don’t know, the Salvation Army was founded by William Booth to provide ministry and support to thieves, prostitutes, gamblers, and others who were often not accepted in traditional churches. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides support to tens of thousands of athletes and coaches around the world, binding them together in a community of faith.

Today, The Salvation Army helps to cure hunger, support those in poverty, fight human trafficking, support veterans, house the homeless, help disaster survivors, support the elderly, and end domestic abuse. They treat and support all people equally regardless of color, race, or creed. 

And yet, today some despise them because they hold traditional Christian views. It is these very views which built the organization that has deeply impacted millions of lives, it is these very views that laid the foundation of love upon which so many could feel the courage and compassion to sacrifice for others, it these very views which have guided and shaped countless men and women around the globe.

Chick-Fil-A’s succumbing to the demands of the mob sets a horrifying precedent. If one of the largest companies in the world can be forced to reject the Salvation Army, then what hope does any small Christian business have? 

Make no mistake, the Salvation Army will not be the last victim of the left’s relentless war against those of faith. If our modern cancel culture demands that even they be sacrificed on the progressive altar, then the mob will not relent until every religious-based foundation, mosque, hospital, synagogue, charity, and church closes its doors.

They would rather dismiss all the good that these organizations do on a global scale than see them hold an opposing idea. 

After Chick-Fil-A relented from its support of one of the largest global charitable organizations, LGBT protesters demanded that the company start donating directly to LGBT causes as a sort of penance within the church of the socially woke. It won’t end there, the goal line of the progressive movement shifts ever leftward, constantly demanding more as though it were some ravenous beast. Perhaps Chick-Fil-A should rethink their strategy.

Any fan and patron of Chick-Fil-A likely knows the restaurant well. When one walks in, they will undoubtedly be greeted by a sign showcasing the chain’s humble roots in a small town store, founded by Truett Cathy. The plaque typically boasts that he did not invent chicken, but he did invent the chicken sandwich. 

Today, I can only imagine Truett Cathy is rolling over in his grave on account of the betrayal by today’s company leadership and their decision to bow before the false god of potential profits.


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