Did Chick-fil-A Throw Us Under the Bus?

Good grief, based on the social media meltdown, you’d think Dan Cathy just confessed to preferring burgers over chicken. I get it, there is growing frustration and anger about the militant left bullying their way through our culture but let’s not direct it toward CFA. Yes, their change in charitable strategy appears to move away from controversy, but only because the media framed it that way based on their false labeling of current recipients as anti-alphabet. If the strategy change were ten years ago, nobody would have noticed.

Many have expressed disappointment in the decision, and I understand the sentiment, but my fear is that we have been comfortable letting Chick-fil-A fight a proxy culture war for us while safely cheering them on from the drive-thru. Come to think of it, shouldn’t we be their defenders instead of the other way around? Truett Cathy didn’t live his Christian faith as a marketing gimmick, it was who he was. Those beliefs became part of the company DNA and nothing about the current development says otherwise. What’s more, the current leadership knows the left will not stop hating on them as a result of the change either. So how about we just continue to eat-more-chicken and avoid the media-induced heartburn while we’re at it.

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3 Responses to Did Chick-fil-A Throw Us Under the Bus?

  1. Lynn says:

    I just wish to let you know that the concerns about Chick-fil-A are unnecessary. What many are concerned about is simply a matter of the news media giving out mis-information and that information most likely resulted because a reporter didn’t understand Chick-fil-A’s organizational structure. Chick-fil-A runs its charitable contributions through its charitable branches–LifeShape and WinShape. Both LifeShape and WinShape are Chick-fil-A and both those arms are administered by Dan Cathy’s (CEO) brother and sister. And in fact, Chick-fil-A is still giving to both the ministries in question through Chick-fil-A’s charitable branches, LifeShape and WinShape. Thus, Chick-fil-A has not caved to pressure from special interest political groups as has been suggested. I know that everyone is listening to the news media so I don’t blame people for not knowing this. However, I do know because my husband owns a Chick-fil-A (CFA) Franchise and one of his very best friends is a Vice President for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Indeed, my husband has helped cultivate a ministry partnership between FCA and LifeShape (CFA’s international charitable branch). And my husband will represent LifeShape in a few weeks on a joint venture with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes overseas. So, please, I humbly ask that Christians do not buy into the enemy’s attempts to tarnish Chick-fil-A through the media’s mis-reporting and mis-information. All the best to you and yours!

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