Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the New York City Council are calling for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A – urging citizens to refrain from eating plump juicy chicken breasts tucked between hot buttered buns.
“I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them,” the mayor told DNAInfo.com.
Councilman Daniel Dromm was even more blunt – accusing the Southern restaurant chain of spreading a “message of hate.”
Chick-fil-A opened its first New York City restaurant in 2015 – followed by a second location in April. The mayor’s remarks came after it was announced a third restaurant would be opening in Queens – which happens to be the district represented by Councilman Dromm.
So why does the mayor and the city council have a problem with Chick-fil-A – the unofficial chicken of Jesus?
Well, Chick-fil-A is owned by a devoutly Christian family. Back in 2012 company president Dan Cathy ruffled feathers by telling a reporter that he believed marriage is between a man and a woman.
The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender,” a spokesperson told DNAInfo.
Chick-fil-A is not in the business of spreading hate. They are in the business of selling chicken and waffle fries and deliciously refreshing lemonade.
And they do not have a policy that prohibits same-sex love. That’s a blatant lie. Chick-fil-A could care less whether birds of a feather flock together or not.
Another item to consider: Chick-fil-A employs hundreds of New Yorkers – adding significant tax dollars to the city’s coffers. And that doesn’t even include the cash donations they’ve made to a number of NYC charities.
But that doesn’t matter to people like Mayor de Blasio and Councilman Dromm. Full and complete compliance to the LGBT agenda is the only thing that matters – even if it means hundreds of New Yorkers lose their jobs.
Perhaps the mayor and the city council should mind their own business and let Chick-fil-A mind theirs.
I guess, if a reporter asks you a question about your religiousbeliefs, you better not answer if those beliefs differ from those of Mayor de Blasio. What an idiot this guy must be. You cannot exersize your first admendment right to free speech unless you agree with him.
Chick Fil A has many profitable locations in NYC, and the surrounding areas. They employ many workers, earning real wages in this wasteland economy. Chikk Fil A Pays business and property taxes and real rent. It is a part of the PRODUCTIVE side of New York's fragile economy.
BUT, the mayor de Blasio tells people not to patronize their business ?
Why ? He's a democrat and an avowed, confirmed communist.
Makes me want to go have lunch at Chick Fil A…