Liberals really are starting to eat their own.
To most normal Americans, the Chick-fil-A fast-food franchise is one of the best buys out there for hungry consumers looking for a delicious, reasonably priced meal. So, when Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey decided to let his 4.2 million followers know how the Chick-fil-A mobile app could save them a few bucks, he probably thought he was doing a public service.
He found out pretty quickly how dangerous that can be these days.
For the left, of course, Chick-fil-A is the worst kind of Christian company – the kind that stands up for its beliefs.
Whether it’s being closed on Sundays (except when it’s a service to the community) or the public opposition of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to gay marriage, the company is not shy about defying the forces of political correctness.
Given all of that, Dorsey should have known what to expect when he published his Twitter post about his savings with the Chick-fil-A mobile app.
— jack ??? (@jack) June 10, 2018
The virtual mob went bananas, with former CNN and NBC personality Soledad O’Brien helping lead the charge. See, June is gay pride month in some quarters of the country, so for liberals, Dorsey must have been deliberately insulting gays by publicly patronizing a company that gay activists disapprove of.
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) June 10, 2018
Sharp-eyed Twitter users pointed out the hypocrisy of O’Brien implicitly criticizing Chick-fil-A when she’d been a featured speaker (along with former NFL star and American Christian celebrity Tim Tebow) at a Chick-fil-A event back in 2012.
Nevertheless, O’Brien had plenty of company bashing Dorsey.
mmmmm hate chicken never tasted so homophobic.
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) June 10, 2018
Did your meal come with a side-order of homophonic bigotry or did you pay extra for it? pic.twitter.com/nvxoQpr8Ma
— Citizen Resister (@Mean_Adam) June 10, 2018
To Dorsey’s everlasting discredit, he caved with barely a whimper.
You’re right. Completely forgot about their background
— jack ??? (@jack) June 10, 2018
That, of course, was exactly the wrong thing to do.
His best approach likely would have been to let the furor die down — and anti-Chick-fil-A furor usually does, simply because the company has an excellent product to offer, and welcomes everyone into its stores. Chick-fil-A doesn’t deserve to be attacked or ostracized. Heck, it’s even a success in deep-blue New York City.
But what Dorsey ended up doing with that “You’re right” tweet was infuriating people who support Chick-fil-A, whether because of the company’s unapologetically traditional Christian stands, or simply because the restaurants sell wonderfully good food. And conservatives hit back hard.
Their background for making great chicken and treating their customers with respect? That background?
— Non-Jags Board Game Guy (@MoviePaul) June 11, 2018
Their background? Can you get anymore discriminatory?
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️Deplorable IT⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@oldchiefusaf) June 11, 2018
But that kind of liberal credibility doesn’t mean a thing when the company’s CEO is thoughtless enough to patronize a Christian company that’s so despised by the left.
Because even when it comes to a fast-food lunch, the liberal mob will eat its own.
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